In Brief

For a Cause and a Course

In line with the university’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, three business students, Katia Slim, Cynthia Abdel Khalik and Sari Daoud, organized a drive that raised a considerable number of books, clothes and bags for Ahla Fawda NGO. Their efforts were part of the course requirements for a project-management class, MGT401, delivered by Assistant Professor Samar Aad-Makhoul at the Adnan Kassar School of Business.


Blueprint for Growth

In a workshop organized by the Department of Social and Education Sciences, alumna and founder of Creative Learning Integrated Center Faten Ghaiss (BA ‘01) returned to her alma mater to help LAU students sharpen their personal and professional skills through strategies to nurture their growth mindset. “It’s my responsibility as an alumna to impart this knowledge to current students,” she said, “the same way my professors did for me years back.”


Engineering Bachelor Programs Reaccredited by ABET

The LAU School of Engineering has obtained renewed accreditation till 2029 from the Engineering Accreditation Commission of the Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology (ABET) for five of its bachelor programs in Civil, Computer, Electrical, Industrial and Mechanical Engineering. Two additional programs, Mechatronics and Petroleum Engineering, have been accredited for the first time with a retroactive action to October 2020. 


New Fellowship for Dr. Jeffrey G. Karam

Assistant Professor of Political Science and International Affairs Jeffrey G. Karam has been granted a five-year appointment as a Fellow and Researcher at the Arab-German Young Academy of Sciences and Humanities (AGYA) in Berlin, Germany. At LAU, Dr. Karam is known for his role in enriching historical narrativesencouraging interdisciplinary research and employing pedagogical approaches to reinforce critical thinking among his students.


Engineering Graduate Programs Solidify Professional Prospects

The School of Engineering (SOE) hosted a Graduate Open House on May 27, to acquaint prospective students with its graduate programs offering. The attendees were introduced to the different programs and toured the state-of-the-art facilities at the SOE Engineering Labs and Research Center.


Empowering Women Technologists

Eleven LAU female students, along with seven from AUB and seven from the Lebanese University, took part in a five-month fellowship program for non-senior undergrads that equips the next generation of Lebanese women technologists with the skills needed to transition into careers in tech post-university. The Women in Tech’s Lebnet Fellowship program closed on May 26, 2023, in a ceremony at AUB during which successful candidates received their certificates of completion.


Gearing Up for the Graduate Fashion Show

This year’s cohort of 10 fashion design seniors presented their work-in-progress to Mr. Elie Saab, who gave them invaluable advice and guidance in a closed jury session held on April 11 at the School of Architecture and Design. They will continue to develop and improve their collections ahead of the annual graduate fashion show, due to take place at the Gezairi Building rooftop on June 12.


Hospitality Students Get a Taste of Excellence at HORECA

LAU hospitality and tourism students won top prizes at the annual HORECA Exhibit which took place at the Seaside Arena last week. Under the mentorship of Practice Assistant Instructor Ibrahim Haddad, Malakeh Safsouf won a gold medal in the Dessert Éclair Category, while Hiba Fakih scored the silver medal in the Open Sandwich Category. The Adnan Kassar School of Business congratulated the winners on their culinary achievements.


Graphic Design Student Wins at Dubai Lynx

LAU Graphic Design student Dana El Ariss came second in the Student Integrated Competition at the Dubai Lynx Festival held on March 15. Supervised and mentored by part-time faculty at the School of Architecture and Design Joumana Ibrahim (BS ’03), LAU students have regularly entered the festival and won, and this year scored seven shortlists across two categories.


Medical Education Grants Dean Sola Aoun Bahous the Choice Critics Award

Medical Education, a leading international journal that publishes scholarly papers on healthcare education, has recognized LAU Dean of the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine Sola Aoun Bahous with a Choice Critics Award for her exceptional contributions to the journal.


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