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LAU Debaters Win Third Place

A team of LAU students Rasha Harb, Abdulkader Fatouh, Tala El Kayal and Nahla Bassyouni won third place in the Asian Arabic Debate Championship 2020 which took place in Malaysia. They had faced off with 30 teams from across the continent.

Students Share the Joy of Reading

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, volunteered at Dar Al Aytam Al Islamiya’s Reading Club, where they read stories to orphans, and taught them basic computer skills.

The activity was part of a larger series of volunteer work and outreach visits. The students supported children’s learning, while enriching their own experience in serving others.

Overcoming Trauma Through Art

Students from the LAU Higher Education Scholarship program, funded by USAID, joined international volunteers in designing and conducting workshops that targeted refugee children between the ages of five and 17.

At the Faour Camp in the Beqaa, more than 120 Syrian and Lebanese children were engaged in topics that varied from human rights and health to the arts, music and drama.

Simulation Programs Power On

Organized by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, LAU’s signature simulation programs – the Model Arab League, the Model European Union and the Model African Union – congregated for the second training session at both LAU campuses in Beirut and Byblos as well the Outreach and Leadership Academy in Sidon.

Students Raise Funds for the Civil Defense

Following devastating forest fires that swept across Lebanon mid-October, students from the Social Work Club raised a substantial sum for the Lebanese Civil Defense and donated essential equipment such as vests and helmets, in appreciation of their heroic work.

Celebrating Lebanon’s 76th Day of Independence

The LAU community celebrated Independence Day on both campuses, thanks to a joint initiative by the Deans of Students offices, the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, as well as the Arts, Photography, Citizenship, Human Rights, UNESCO, and Discover Lebanon Clubs. Students, faculty and staff saluted the flag, joined hands for the Dabkeh and sampled Lebanese delicacies.

More Jobs Available to LAUers

LAU partnered up with the American Creativity Academy (ACA) in Kuwait to increase job prospects for students interested in a teaching career. The ACA was on Beirut campus for two days, which featured a recruitment presentation targeting biology, chemistry, physics, math, computer science and education majors, as well as an information booth to introduce their work to the community.

Computer Science Students win LCPC First Place

LAU won first place at the 11th Lebanese Collegiate Programming Contest (LCPC). The winning team –  Computer Science students Karam Al Kontar, Amer Hajj Ahmad and Ali Ayash – was supervised by Professor of Computer Science Faisal Abu-Khzam. Assistant Dean of the School of Arts and Sciences Samer Habre also received the LCPC Outstanding Contribution Award. 

New MEPI-TLers Welcomed In

A new cohort of 36 Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) Tomorrow’s Leaders (TL) scholars received a warm welcome with the start of the new academic year. Hailing from Algeria, Jordan, Morocco, Syria, Tunisia, Yemen and Lebanon, the students enjoyed a two-day retreat, met with their peers and attended a series of workshops in leadership skills.

Google Tools for Digital Marketing

The Career Development Services hosted two sessions of Maharat Min Google (Skills from Google), on each of Beirut and Byblos campuses. LAU students, alumni, faculty and staff got the opportunity to hone their skills in Search Engine Optimization and Search Engine Marketing as well as get acquainted with Google tools that support the online presence of any business.

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