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Nutrition Postgrad Selected For Protein Production Training

Winner of the Food Security Competition and MS in Nutrition student Ranim Assi was selected to attend the Alternative Protein Production and Techno-Functional Characterization Training School at Ege University, Turkey, from March 6–8. This will be an enriching experience for Assi, said SoAS Interim Dean Haidar Harmanani, noting that “her success underscores her hard work and the high level of education that the faculty and the program consistently provide.”

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Dr. El Helou Leads Nationwide Mass Casualty Training

Dr. Mariana El Helou, clinical assistant professor and head of Emergency Medicine at the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine, led a three-day training workshop on Mass Casualty Management held by the WHO and the Ministry of Public Health. Hospital leaders from across Lebanon attended. Dr. El Helou, who holds leadership roles in international health organizations, is dedicated to sharing her ER and disaster management expertise to help enhance emergency preparedness in local hospitals.

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LAU ACE Expands Physical Presence in the UAE and Saudi Arabia

Stepahead Holding has joined forces with the LAU Academy of Continuing Education (ACE) to set up a physical presence in the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia. This partnership will encompass both in-person and online ACE programs. Upon successfully completing the programs, participants will be awarded ACE diplomas and certifications.

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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.

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The Readers’ Club Engages Youth in Local Communities

In pursuit of its mission to grow its national outreach and empower readers, the LAU Libraries Readers’ Club partnered with the Institute of Management and Services to host a roundtable book discussion for young girls in Maad village, Byblos. In line with the LAU Libraries’ strategic goal to promote social responsibility, the club anticipates sparking further intellectual dialogues and building connections within rural communities around the country.

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The SM Secretariat Gears Up for a New Edition

The LAU Simulation Models (SM) sprang into action with the selection and recruitment of the new secretariat, the driving force behind organizing and implementing the different simulation models. More than 300 LAU student leaders attended the Secretariat Training Camp on September 17. A shortlist of candidates will be reviewed in a follow-up session on September 23 to form this year’s secretariat.

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High-School Teachers and Counselors Gain Valuable Skills at LAU

LAU hosted more than 100 teachers and counselors from 52 schools for professional-development workshops. They were trained in career coaching in the era of Artificial Intelligence and learned about career prospects for health, engineering, art and design professions. They also toured the labs, studios and facilities on the Byblos campus, where the event was held on September 9. 

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Sami Garabedian Elected to the AUSF Executive Board

LAU Senior Director of Athletics and Senior Instructor of Physical Education Sami Garabedian has been elected as Assessor on the new Executive Board of the Asian University Sports Federation (AUSF). Garabedian was voted in at the elections held on the margins of a meeting of the General Assembly of the Continental Federation in Dubai for his successful promotion of Lebanon’s university sports as President of the Lebanese Federation of University Sports.

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LAU Volunteers Recognized by “MMKN”

Non-Governmental Organization MMKN recognized its volunteers, LAU students among them, at a ceremony on May 4. In partnership with the NGO through its Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, LAU has since 2011 helped recruit and train student volunteers in running educational reinforcement sessions for public school students. The event hosted other partners of the NGO, including the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education.

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Connecting Students and Alumni with Top Employers

Extending over a week, the hybrid LAU Spring 2023 Career Fair brought leading employers to LAU campuses. Meanwhile, and building on a long list of services available to students, the Office of Career Development ran an interactive campaign enticing students to perfect their elevator pitch, prepare a resumé and get to know more about the participating firms.

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