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Interactive Workshop Illustrates the Power of Neuromarketing

Students taking the neuromarketing course MKT 329 with Drs. Dunia Harajli and Rachelle Mouchantaf had the chance to apply their knowledge in an interactive workshop with Origin, a Lebanon-based advertising agency that specializes in neuromarketing. Attendees put on electroencephalography (EEG) headsets that monitor real-time brain activity when presented with marketing stimuli and learned to analyze its data. They engaged in a Q&A with the industry experts on the ethical considerations of these tools.


LAU Partners With the American University of Armenia

A new agreement between LAU and the American University of Armenia (AUA)  will open doors for student-and-faculty mobility exchange and research collaborations. AUA offers graduate and undergraduate programs that span the fields of business, education, translation, economics, engineering, law, diplomacy and public health, among others. It has been added to the long list of LAU partner institutions through the Office of International Services and Programs.


Multiplying Career Prospects for Students and Alumni

LAU hosted representatives from leading local, regional and multinational firms for the annual spring career fair, a highly anticipated event that exemplifies cultivating a dynamic and interconnected professional community. The week-long activities, organized by LAU’s dedicated Career Development Team, featured recruitment presentations, live interviews and screenings that gave students and alumni a leg up toward realizing their full potential in the global arena.


LAU Adds UPenn to List of International Partner Institutions

Thanks to a five-year agreement with the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) College of Liberal and Professional Studies, LAU students can now benefit from study abroad opportunities at the college. UPenn is an Ivy League research-driven university, and one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the US. Interested students can reach out to the LAU International Services and Programs Office for more information.


LAU Student Kicks Her Way to Paris Olympics 2024

Taekwondo champion and second-year medical student at LAU Laetitia Aoun has qualified for the Paris 2024 Summer Olympics after clinching 1st place in the Taekwondo Asian Qualification Tournament in China last Saturday. Despite recovering from injuries—a dislocated shoulder and a broken thumb—Aoun secured a 2-0 victory over her Filipina opponent in the under 57kg class. Aoun is the second LAU student to qualify for the Olympics after Karen Chammas (BS’14) who competed in the London Summer Olympics of 2012.


Civil Engineering Student Named One of the New Faces of Engineering

Fourth-year civil engineering student and President of the LAU student chapter of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Lea Al Habr is one of 10 civil engineers of tomorrow chosen by ASCE to design for Cities of the Future, a project that envisions what city life could look like in 50 years. Al Habr, the only student selected from the region, will work with her international peers on this sustainability endeavor.


LAU Libraries Now Catering to the Visually Impaired

In line with the university’s Strategic Plan IV-Pillar III, Innovate to Inspire, the LAU Libraries have recently acquired software that makes their content accessible to the visually impaired community. Designated desktop computers on each campus have been improved with JAWS (Job Access for Speech), a software that enables screen reading, and OpenBook, which converts print materials and PDFs into speech.



Nutrition Postgrad Selected For Protein Production Training

Winner of the Food Security Competition and MS in Nutrition student Ranim Assi (BS ‘23) 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.”


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