In Brief

GOLD 2019

OCE held its Annual Global Outreach & Leadership Development (GOLD 2019) Conference at LAU NY from July 29-August 2, themed Methodology, Epistemology and Pedagogy of Model United Nations. Through interactive workshops, the conference provided a clear methodology on delegate, teacher, and staff preparation. The UN system and strategy were demystified for a better performance on all levels for all participants. 

Effective Public Speaking

Prominent Egyptian journalist and entrepreneur Imad eldin Adeeb gave a lecture on effective public speaking, advising future journalists to maintain a high level of professionalism, especially in countering fake news. The event was organized by Assistant Professor of Oral Communication Nabelah Haraty as part of her course at the Department of Communication Arts.

CLH Best Short Film Winners

The Center for Lebanese Heritage launched an inter-university competition for Best Short Film on Lebanese Heritage, as an incentive for students to delve into their country’s history. First prize went to Elena El Sabbagh, from Balamand; second to Zahra’ Rashidi and Doa’a Amro from the Lebanese University; and third to Zahraa Hammoud and Marwa Akhdar, also from the Lebanese University.

LAUers in the Top 10 Percentile

Sixty-five groups of students in the strategic management course at AKSOB made the top 10 percent worldwide out of 1,919 teams competing in the CAPSIM business simulation. Besides managing a simulated company from the R&D phase to production, marketing, HR and finance, the students were evaluated individually in the COMP-XM exam.

SAS Annual Awards Ceremony

The School of Arts and Sciences held its Annual Awards Ceremony on both campuses for Best Capstone/Senior Project, Best Discipline-Related Community/Volunteer Service, Highest GPA, Undergraduate Research and Recognition Award.

Enhanced Prospects for Civil Engineering Graduates

The UK-based Institution of Civil Engineers (ICE) now recognizes the LAU civil engineering degree as “Fully satisfying the educational base for an Incorporated Engineer.” Graduates will no longer need to apply for an academic assessment to get an ICE professional qualification and will partially satisfy the educational requirements for a Chartered Engineer in the UK. 

Fashion Design Graduates Prepare for Play

Senior designers of the Fashion Design program are gearing up for the third annual graduate fashion show, this year themed Play. The highly anticipated show will feature numerous runway looks per designer and will take place at La Magnanerie, on June 20, 2019.

CMA Scholarship

Ten LAU finance and accounting students at AKSOB received the Certified Management Accountant scholarship offered by the Institute of Management Accounts. The CMA is a globally recognized certification program for management accounting and finance professionals. The two-part CMA exam covers critical business areas, including financial planning, analysis, control, and decision support.

BMW Group Beirut Hackathon 2019

The hackathon’s set-up was discussed at the kick-off meeting in the presence of representatives of the BMW Group Logistics team, Munich, Alfa GMS operator, Lebanon, and representatives of NVIDIA and Oracle Corporations via Skype. Attendees included professors and students from eight major Lebanese universities, MPs Nadim Gemayel and Nicolas Sehnaoui and managers of Bassoul-Heneine BMW Agency.

Developing a Business Plan

The Department of Management Studies at AKSOB launched a competition across all sections of the Developing a Business Plan course, giving students the opportunity to cultivate innovative ideas, expand their knowledge and develop their abilities. The groups also presented their business plans to jury members.

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