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Faculty’s Research Featured in Forbes

A paper co-authored by AKSOB’s Associate Professor of Marketing Zahy Ramadan has been featured in Forbes Middle East. The study – published by Marketing Intelligence & Planning – defines the key components of a computer-generated influencer’s (CGI) identity and analyzes the ensuing relationship between the CGI and its digital environment. The paper is said to “contribute a seminal work in the field of virtual influencers.”

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LAU Scientists Recognized by the AD Scientific Index 2022

A new ranking by the AD Scientific Index has listed three LAU scientists among the world’s best and top 35 in Lebanon. Professor and Dean of the School of Engineering Lina Karam, Professor Andre Megarbane from the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine and Associate Professor of Finance Elie Bouri made the list in recognition of the quality of their research output.

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Dr. Lina Karam Among the World’s Top Scientists

Research.com’s eighth edition of top scientists has ranked LAU’s Dean of the School of Engineering Lina Karam among the world’s leading scientists in Computer Science and No. 1 in Lebanon. In 2020, Dr. Karam had also made the top two percent scientists worldwide list in a Stanford study published in PLOS Biology for her research on AI and image processing.

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TLS Students Published in Al Raida

A special issue of Al Raida, the flagship journal of the Arab Institute for Women, features research policy papers by 15 undergraduate students of the LAU Middle East Partnership Initiative-Tomorrow’s Leaders Gender Scholars Program (MEPI-TLS). The papers cover a plethora of timely topics in gender studies such as women’s labor, heteronormativity and gender inequality in the workplace.

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LAU to Train MoPH Researchers on SARS-CoV-2 Sequencing

As part of a WHO grant secured by Professor of Microbial Genomics Sima Tokajian at the School of Arts and Sciences, her team will train two researchers from the Ministry of Public Health on SARS-CoV-2 sequencing and data analysis at LAU’s Pathogenomics Lab. Similar training will be offered to 30 LAU senior biology students. Since the outbreak of COVID-19, Dr. Tokajian’s lab has been a reference for the MoPH and the WHO on circulating variants in Lebanon.

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Toward Solar Panels “Made in Lebanon”

A proposal submitted by the School of Engineering to USAID-TIF (Trade Investment Facilitation project) to establish a pilot for local manufacturing/assembly and quality testing of PV (solar) modules in Lebanon has moved to the co-creation phase with industry partners. USAID, whose TIF project stimulates the local economy and key industry sectors, considered the proposal as one of the most impactful projects for Lebanon. 

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LAU No.2 Nationwide in Webometrics Ranking

Once again, impact and excellence have earned LAU second place nationwide in Webometrics. This ranking measures a university’s performance, based on the relevance and impact of its activities and outputs. 

 

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Dr. Abi-Gerges Presents Research on Diabetes and Cardiovascular Diseases

A research project conducted by Assistant Professor of Physiology at the Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine Aniella Abi-Gerges has been selected for an oral presentation at the French-Lebanese Day for Research organized by the French Embassy. Funded by the Partenariat Hubert Curien Cèdre, Dr. Abi-Gerges’ research focuses on how cardiac phosphodiesterases are differentially increased in diabetic cardiomyopathy.

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LAU Researchers Identify Omicron Variant in Lebanon

The sequencing of SARS-CoV-2 genomes at LAU has identified the Omicron variant in two suspected cases in Lebanon. The findings were based on samples sent by the Ministry of Public Health (MoPH) to the LAU Pathogenomics Lab headed by Dr. Sima Tokajian, professor of microbial genomics at the School of Arts and Sciences. The lab has been a reference for the MoPH and the World Health Organization in confirming circulating variants in the country.

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Dr. Mattar Joins Panel on Nutrition and Physical Activity

LAU Associate Professor of Nutrition Lama Mattar collaborated with the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the American Council on Exercise (ACE) as a member of an expert panel that developed The Nutrition and Physical Activity Guidelines for the US. 

 

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