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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. 

World Lebanese Cultural Union

On July 16, LAU hosted the biennial forum of the World Lebanese Cultural Union (WLCU) on LAU Byblos campus, gathering 200 youngsters of the Lebanese diaspora from 17 different countries. The purpose of the full-day forum was to acquaint the young participants, who were eager to learn about their country of origin, with Lebanon’s politics and culture.

Career Exploration Continues

LAU’s campuses buzzed with career exploration events and activities this spring, with the most recent being “Explore your major at LAU” hosted by the Natural Sciences Department. LAU faculty and staff informed high-school students about each major, and gave them a tour of campus, as well as labs and classrooms.

Lady Sailors Shine in Milan

In a brilliant performance, LAU’s Women Basketball team took second place at the EUROMILANO 2019 International University Sports Tournament in Milan, Italy, which gathered close to 750 student athletes from 19 countries.  The Lady Sailors had faced off with eight other teams from Lebanon, Belgium, Serbia, Spain, Austria and Italy.

Captains Fly High in Dubai

LAU Captains returned from the AUD International Tournament with multiple wins. The Men’s Volleyball team came second, the Swimming team won 11 silver and 9 bronze medals, while Lea Taleb and Serena Joseph earned 2nd and 3rd place in Women’s Tennis. All 37 Captains exemplified persistence and sportsmanship, raising the bar in the tournament’s first edition.

LAU Captains Men Basketball Decorated in Gold

The LAU Captains Men Basketball team has just been crowned with gold following its victory over USEK at the University Sports Conference league. This is the seventh time in the past nine years that the Men Basketball program comes out on top at University Competitions.

Residential Camp Gives USP Students a Boost

LAU’s 44 USP VII scholars took part in this year’s Residential Camp, where activities focused on reinforcing their soft skills – including leadership, teamwork, trust-building, communication and analytical thinking. The action-packed program, from hikes to late-night bonfires, left scholars energized and ready to close the semester with a fresh overview.

OCE and AKSOB Celebrate the Culture of Volunteerism

The Outreach and Civic Engagement Department, in partnership with AKSOB, honored NGOs and celebrated the many volunteering opportunities available and inherently encouraged at LAU. One of these is a mandatory course for all business students, BUS299 – a guided service experience designed by the school in partnership with OCE.

A New Hope or a Needless Train?

LAU’s Economics Club on Beirut Campus hosted a panel discussion titled Cèdre Conference: A New Hope or a Needless Train? debating the recent loans and grants secured by the Lebanese government from the international community. Finance specialists and economic advisors raised the question of borrowing money from abroad and ways to invest it wisely.

All About Safe Driving and E-Vehicles

LAU ASME Automotive Engineering Day attracted around 130 students from ASME Sections across Lebanon who took part in workshops by Adel Metni Foundation, Auto Shine Spa, Liban Energie, Michelin Tires, and EVBox, and got to virtually drive a car on Sin El Fil highway using the Civil Department’s vehicle driving simulator. Guest speakers were the executive vice president, and HR manager from FEV, France.

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