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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.

Presenting Alter, a Graphic Design Student Exhibit

As graphic design students reckoned with immense changes on the local and global level, they crafted and aggregated different forms of creative expression. The outcome of their work has now been launched through a virtual exhibit themed Alter, a reflection on their innovative, unique journeys, as they had to adapt across the board.

President Mawad Recognized in Stanford Study

LAU President Michel E. Mawad has been listed among the top 2% scientists worldwide in his field, Nuclear Medicine & Medical Imaging, in a study conducted by Stanford researchers. Dr. Mawad’s research over his 40-year career has focused on cerebrovascular disease, resulting in more than 107 publications in prestigious medical and scientific journals, six book chapters, and 211 scientific papers.

LAU Engineering Shines in Stanford Study

In a study of the top 2% scientists of the world by Stanford researchers, School of Engineering Dean Lina Karam and GSR Dean Samer Saab ranked no. 1 in Lebanon in Artificial Intelligence & Image Processing, and Industrial Engineering & Automation, respectively. Professor Chadi Abou Rjeily was listed under Networking & Telecommunications. The three are professors of Electrical Engineering.

Society of Petroleum Engineers Wins First Place in Abu Dhabi

LAU’s SPE Student Chapter seized first place at the Abu Dhabi International Petroleum Exhibition and Conference – University Programme Competition. The team, supervised by Assistant Professor Zisis Vryzas, topped 23 university teams from across the MENA region. After having won third place last year, this marks the LAU team’s second year of participation in ADIPEC.

CP’s IPE Practice Recognized by ACEND

The Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND) has selected the BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (CP) at LAU’s School of Arts and Sciences as one of the 2020 Noteworthy Practice Honorees among the ACEND-accredited programs for its Interprofessional Education (IPE). The CP’s noteworthy practice was highlighted on ACEND’s website

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