Student Life

In Brief

Nutrition Postgrad Selected For Protein Production Training

Winner of the Food Security Competition and MS in Nutrition student Ranim Assi was selected to attend the Alternative Protein Production and Techno-Functional Characterization Training School at Ege University, Turkey, from March 6–8. This will be an enriching experience for Assi, said SoAS Interim Dean Haidar Harmanani, noting that “her success underscores her hard work and the high level of education that the faculty and the program consistently provide.”


For a Cause and a Course

In line with the university’s commitment to the UN Sustainable Development Goals, three business students, Katia Slim, Cynthia Abdel Khalik and Sari Daoud, organized a drive that raised a considerable number of books, clothes and bags for Ahla Fawda NGO. Their efforts were part of the course requirements for a project-management class, MGT401, delivered by Assistant Professor Samar Aad-Makhoul at the Adnan Kassar School of Business.


Blueprint for Growth

In a workshop organized by the Department of Social and Education Sciences, alumna and founder of Creative Learning Integrated Center Faten Ghaiss (BA ‘01) returned to her alma mater to help LAU students sharpen their personal and professional skills through strategies to nurture their growth mindset. “It’s my responsibility as an alumna to impart this knowledge to current students,” she said, “the same way my professors did for me years back.”


Breast Cancer Research Meets Clinical Practice

For the second consecutive year, medical students from the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine along with Aid Lebanon hosted a hybrid symposium on the latest advancements in breast cancer research, detection, therapies and surgery. The event featured eye-opening sessions by international and local physicians and granted two Continuing Medical Education points to healthcare providers in attendance. (Photo courtesy of Aid Lebanon).


A Treat for LAU Bibliophiles

Students, faculty and staff flocked to the Riyad Nassar Library, Beirut campus, on the first day of a book giveaway hosted by the LAU Libraries to enrich the intellectual and cultural life of the LAU community. Shelves emptied within hours of close to 2,000 Arabic and English publications in all genres and disciplines. Another such event was held at the Joseph G. Jabbra Library, Byblos campus, in October, where more than 500 books were on offer.


A Crowning Achievement for LAU Alumna

LAU Political Science and International Affairs graduate and Senior Reporter at CNN Business Arabic Paula Naoufal (BA ’18) has won the 2023 International Energy Journalism Award in the print/radio category of Arabic-language reporting on Middle East energy matters. Naoufal received the award for her contributions to the field of energy journalism from Crown Prince of Fujairah, Sheikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi.


A New Cohort of 43 LAUers Completes the Millennium Fellowship

Since LAU is a member of the United Nations Academic Impact and the Millennium Campus Network, some of its students take part in the semester-long Millennium Fellowship Program, where they attend leadership training sessions to advance the UN Sustainable Development Goals. This year, 43 LAUers from both campuses engaged with more than 4,000 peers from 260 campuses worldwide, gaining valuable connections to ultimately benefit their communities.


The SM Secretariat Gears Up for a New Edition

The LAU Simulation Models (SM) sprang into action with the selection and recruitment of the new secretariat, the driving force behind organizing and implementing the different simulation models. More than 300 LAU student leaders attended the Secretariat Training Camp on September 17. A shortlist of candidates will be reviewed in a follow-up session on September 23 to form this year’s secretariat.


Students Sign Up to Clubs in Record Numbers

With every new academic year, students add a spark to campus life by reactivating and growing their memberships to clubs. Last week, 49 clubs on the Beirut campus logged a record of 2,920 members, who signed up online. On the Byblos campus, activities and engaging entertainment encouraged another record of 3,192 students to sign up to more than 60 clubs.


Newest LAUers Kickstart the Year

LAU launched its fall semester with a two-day welcoming event to ease students’ transition to both campuses. Students enjoyed engaging activities and games, and they were introduced to key services like advising, athletics, career, counseling and tutoring. A one-stop page was also set up on the student portal, including orientation material, Q&A sessions and useful links, to help students confidently launch their academic year.


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