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Vana Rezian Earns Membership in International Society

Graphic Design student Vana Rezian completed the International Society of Typographic Designers (ISTD) 2022 Student Assessment Scheme and was awarded an ISTD membership on January 20 via an online award ceremony. According to their website, the scheme is assessed by a jury of practicing designers and educators, who judge the students’ design process holistically and not just the final outcome.

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Internships Lead to Full-Time Jobs

Four engineering students have been offered full-time positions at the multinational company Boston Consulting Group (BCG) after completing summer internships at the company’s Doha office, and one more student will be interning at BCG’s Dubai office this summer. The internships have been facilitated by LAU’s Career Development Services, which continues to offer a myriad of valuable training and job opportunities.

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Vacancies at Murex for LAU Students and Alumni

A leading provider of tech solutions for capital markets, Murex gave two heavily attended recruitment presentations for students and alumni at both LAU campuses this fall semester. At those events, Murex Co-Founder Salim Edde explained that the company is seeking out computer science and engineering students to fill more than 300 vacant positions. 

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Nursing Students Tell their Stories with Drama Therapy

The Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing organized a drama therapy workshop in collaboration with renowned actress Zeina Daccache for nursing students. They used drama therapy as a tool to express their feelings and bolster their social and team skills. The workshop is another example of the university’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), specifically SDG 3: Ensure Healthy Lives and Promote Wellbeing.

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Congrats to the Women’s National Volleyball Team

The Lebanese Women’s National Volleyball Team won the West Asia Championship on November 23, defeating the host country, Jordan, 3-0. Among the champs are LAU students Aya Maria Matar, Mirna Cheikho and Iman Safa, and alumna Sara Akkari (BS ’18). They were coached by LAU Varsity Team Coach Elie Nar. Cheikho also won the MVP title while Safa earned the Best Setter title.

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Graduate Studies and Research Prospects Available for LAUers in Germany

In partnership with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), the Office of International Services (OIS) at LAU hosted an information session about available scholarships for graduate programs and research opportunities in Germany. DAAD Regional Director Benjamin Schmaeling presented to a full house of LAU faculty, staff and students on Beirut campus.

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SOE Collaboration with Synopsys Gains Momentum

Forging ahead with an academic partnership, SOE Dean Michel Khoury and ECE Department Chair Dani Tannir recently met with Synopsys VP of Engineering Weikai Sun along with SiliconCedars founder Paul Tauk. The collaboration with Synopsys, a leading company in the electronic design automation of integrated circuits, will include assistance to the school’s programs through software tools, research and senior project support, in addition to potential internship and employment opportunities for students.

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LAU Athletes Make a Splash at the ATCL Aquathon

LAU athletes from the Track and Field and Swimming varsity teams took to the podium at the 2022 Automobile and Touring Club of Lebanon (ATCL) Aquathon. Alumna Nour Al Ghoussaini (BS ’21) won first place overall in the Long-Distance Individual race and was the youngest female participant; while Nadim Ghoussaini and Mohamad Shouaib won third place overall In the Sprint Distance Relay. Go LAUers!

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Collaboration with Unilever Opens Doors for Business Students

The Adnan Kassar School of Business has initiated a new collaboration with multinational giant, Unilever, on a senior marketing course project that would help expose students to the fast-moving consumer goods industry and earn valuable internships. The partnership follows similar opportunities available to LAU students across the board. The company had previously worked closely with LAU on several projects, among which the student-led national Case Competition.  

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LAU Simulation Programs Underway

UN Special Coordinator for Lebanon Joanna Wronecka, Secretary General of LAUSM Shady Abi Fares, LAU officials, school principals, LAU secretariat, diplomats and UN representatives gathered to inaugurate LAU’s youth leadership simulation programs on October 1. Kristof Kleeman from the Friedrich Naumann Foundation participated through a videotaped message. Registration is still open. So far 159 schools with 3,594 students and 273 advisors have joined.

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