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Our Nurses, Our Future

Marking International Nurses Day on May 12, the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing honored its dedicated nurses. Themed Our Nurses, Our Future, the event spotlighted the critical role that nurses play in healthcare. The school continues to engage and prepare students to be empathetic, competent and ethical nurses, who advocate for their profession in Lebanon and beyond. 


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.


Gearing Up for the Graduate Fashion Show

This year’s cohort of 10 fashion design seniors presented their work-in-progress to Mr. Elie Saab, who gave them invaluable advice and guidance in a closed jury session held on April 11 at the School of Architecture and Design. They will continue to develop and improve their collections ahead of the annual graduate fashion show, due to take place at the Gezairi Building rooftop on June 12.


Hospitality Students Get a Taste of Excellence at HORECA

LAU hospitality and tourism students won top prizes at the annual HORECA Exhibit which took place at the Seaside Arena last week. Under the mentorship of Practice Assistant Instructor Ibrahim Haddad, Malakeh Safsouf won a gold medal in the Dessert Éclair Category, while Hiba Fakih scored the silver medal in the Open Sandwich Category. The Adnan Kassar School of Business congratulated the winners on their culinary achievements.


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.


Kearney Recruits Engineering Seniors

Following a well-attended recruitment presentation last fall at the School of Engineering, Kearney, a global management consulting firm, offered five full-time jobs to engineering seniors, who will go on to work as Business Analysts at the company’s Dubai office. The firm is one of many to take interest in LAU students, who have been highly engaged in preparing for careers in consultancy.


Graphic Design Student Wins at Dubai Lynx

LAU Graphic Design student Dana El Ariss came second in the Student Integrated Competition at the Dubai Lynx Festival held on March 15. Supervised and mentored by part-time faculty at the School of Architecture and Design Joumana Ibrahim (BS ’03), LAU students have regularly entered the festival and won, and this year scored seven shortlists across two categories.


LAU MUN Signs Off with 83 Scholarships Granted

Following weeks of rigorous leadership building, the LAU Model United Nations program held a two-day final conference, hosting more than 1,800 high and middle schoolers from 190 schools on the Byblos campus. The event was attended by UN Special Coordinator to Lebanon Joanna Wronecka, who applauded the efforts of 202 LAU student leaders at the helm of the program. The top-performing delegates were awarded 83 LAU scholarships.


Expert Panel Discussion Spreads Timely Knowledge on Lebanese Oil and Gas

A student-initiated panel discussion hosted President of the Syndicate of Oil and Gas Workers Maroun Khawly and Head of Geology and Geophysics at the Lebanese Petroleum Administration Wissam Chbat. It was organized jointly by the LAU student chapter of the Society of Petroleum Engineers, the Civic Welfare Club and the International Affairs Club.


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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