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MEPI TLG: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, the American University of Beirut and the American University in Cairo, LAU closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Graduate Program (TLG) with a virtual conference: Youth Leadership Through Interdisciplinary Knowledge Production. The two-day event showcased, acknowledged and celebrated students’ achievements, particularly in producing full-fledged research.

MEPI TLS Scholars “Tailor a Path to Success”

In partnership with the Middle East Partnership Initiative, LAU’s AiW and UN Women, the university closed the inaugural year for Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program (TLS) with a conference titled A Tailored Path to Success.
During the online event, scholars reflected on experiential learning, put their advocacy skills to work, and presented outstanding gender research and evidence-based policy papers.

Final Review for Fine Arts Graduates

The graduating class of fine arts students exhibited their work on May 24 at Sheikh Zayed Gallery. The six students – Yara Chaalan, Nancy El Jabi, Elisabeth Habre, Ahmad Khalife, Anna Naufal, and Mary Yamine – shared their final year collections, impressing the jury and visitors with their rich theoretical reflections and visual talent expressed across several media.

LAU Joins the VIP Consortium

Thanks to a recent MEPI grant to adapt and apply the Vertically Integrated Projects (VIP) at LAU, the university has joined the VIP Consortium, which includes 45 universities from around the world. Originally conceived by The Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech), the program allows teams of students from across academic years and disciplines to develop innovative projects.

Elie Saab Oversees Promotion 2021 Jury

The graduating cohort of fashion design students showed their collections in the presence of Mr. Elie Saab during a closed jury at LAU. The visit, said Director of the Fashion Design Program Silia Abou Arbid, provided “a valuable opportunity for hearing new ideas, encouraging students to critically evaluate their development, carry exploration, and revise or assert decisions before the runway show.”  

CSC Spotlighted in Society for Simulation in Europe Publication

LAU’s Clinical Simulation Center (CSC) was featured in the Society for Simulation in Europe (SESAM) newsletter. In the Member Profile section, CSC Director Vanda Abi Raad touched on deliberate practice, the importance of acquiring knowledge and expertise in Simulation-Based Education, as well as delivering virtual OSCEs for the first time in Lebanon, among other topics. (archive photo)

LAU’s Petroleum Engineering in Top 100-150 Bracket Worldwide

The QS World University Rankings by Subject 2021 has ranked LAU’s Petroleum Engineering program in the top 100-150 bracket worldwide, and no.1 in private universities in Lebanon, based on its high scores in academic and employer reputation, research citations per paper, and H-index – a measure of published scholarly work.

SOE Student Wins Global Challenge

Mechanical engineering student Noeman El Hassanieh has won second place in the Dassault Systèmes Model Mania 2021 3D Experience Student Challenge, a worldwide, virtual competition where hundreds of participants attempt to create a 3D design out of a 2D drawing. The most robust and accurate structures in shape and dimensions, which are produced within the shortest time frame, are announced as winners.

LAU Fellow’s Abstract a Winner

Dr. Stéphanie Mitri, a second-year fellow in the LAU Pulmonary Fellowship Program has won an award at the Lebanese Pulmonary Society annual congress for her abstract on a rare case of Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome associated with severe obstructive Sleep Apnea. The paper, due for publication, is co-authored by Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine Marie-Louise Coussa-Koniski and Clinical Professor Alain Sabri.

Solid Partnership with ELIE SAAB

During a visit with President Michel E. Mawad and Dean Elie Haddad, Mr. Elie Saab expressed his continued support for the LAU Fashion Design program. Several initiatives were also discussed to preserve the program’s leading position in design education in Lebanon and the region. A follow-up meeting was held by Interim Director of the program Celia Abou Arbid with Elie Saab Jr. and team.

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