Supporters and friends came together to celebrate LAU’s achievements and excellence in innovation at the university’s annual fundraising event.Supporters and friends came together to celebrate LAU’s achievements and excellence in innovation at the university’s annual fundraising event.
Educators frm 80 Lebanese schools made their way to LAU's Beirut campus to attend a "Kindergarten Classroom Teaching Tips" seminar, made possible by a supporter of the university.
Visiting theater production “Jogging” was brought to LAU this fall for a special one-time performance. The renowned Hanan Hajj Ali wrote, directed, and performed the piece, which reflects upon the feminine condition through the heroic-tragic flight of the mythological Medea and various stories of women in Lebanon.
In honor of Italian Week, LAU held a special “Italian Duo” concert open to the entire community in October that featured musicians from Italy. The duo comprised a guitarist and flutist who performed soundtracks from well-known Italian cinema.
LAU’s Class of 2017 had a chance to give back to their university through the annual Senior Class Gift program: Plant Your Class Tree. Organized for the sixth consecutive year on both campuses by the Office of Development during May and June, the 2017 campaign resulted in $10-donations from an impressive 467 students -- nearly a third of marching graduates.
The university’s annual Media and Digital Literacy Academy in Beirut (MDLAB) gained major support this year from the Embassy of Norway to Lebanon. This first-time donor to the Lebanese American University (LAU) enabled MDLAB to run for its fifth consecutive year and funded a majority of the program’s expenses. Most importantly, the support allowed 75 regional and international participants to come together for specialized workshops, trainings, and lectures on important topics surrounding media literacy, including the academy’s theme of countering violent extremism and radicalization.
ELIE SAAB renewed its confidence in LAU and signed another four-year agreement to continue collaborating with LAU’s Fashion Degree Program.
The holder of a social work and community development undergraduate degree from LAU and currently a student of the university’s international affairs master’s program, Sabah Haidar Khalil (B.A. ’12) gives back in many forms. From securing lawyers for underprivileged members of society to making sure food and supplies are distributed to prisoners, Khalil has a long history of helping those in need, focusing her efforts in general on human rights advocacy. She is also a keen supporter of education and recently established the Sabah Haidar Khalil Designated Scholarship Grant at LAU.
The Lebanese American University’s (LAU) latest report on the support it received during Fiscal Year 2016 revealed that the university had raised an impressive $13 million through 921 donations during that time frame.