Fashioning a Brighter Future

March 18, 2013

As the erudite playwright Oscar Wilde once noted, “You can never be overdressed or overeducated.”

At LAU’s second annual fundraising gala dinner on March 16, the worlds of fashion and education came together seamlessly with the formal launching of the Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) in Fashion Design in collaboration with Elie Saab.

Archiving a City's Legacy

February 26, 2013

LAU has had a campus in the Byblos hills since 1991. Thanks to a recent donation, it now has a presence in Byblos’ historical city - a UNESCO World Heritage Site - too.

On February 21, the Cardahi family announced they had donated the premises of the Louis Cardahi Museum and Foundation to the university. Comprising a beautiful stone house and surrounding land with extensive views of Byblos, the Cardahi grounds and mission will now be under LAU’s charge.

Researching Arab Research

February 21, 2013
LAU has joined hands with the Lebanese Association for Educational Studies (LAES) and the Arab Educational Information Network (SHAMAA) to host a conference on Arab graduate programs in November 2013.
The conference, entitled “Graduate and Postgraduate Programs in Education in Arab Universities: Quality and Added Value”, will bring together researchers and academics to address quality-related issues in regional master’s and doctoral programs.

A World of Possibilities

February 12, 2013
“Most of my friends view Lebanon as a country of never-ending conflict,” says Anna Kokko, a student at France’s Sciences Po university. “What better way to change that perception is there than to live and study here?”
Kokko is just one of several European students currently at LAU on an exchange program and who are learning that there is more to Lebanon than what the headlines would have them believe. Their time in Lebanon is made possible through the university’s involvement in three European Union-funded exchange programs: Dunia Beam, WELCOME and MEDASTAR.

Taking LAU expertise beyond the classroom

February 4, 2013
In line with its commitment to advancing education beyond the campus walls, LAU recently signed a one-year agreement with executive education training company Universal Training (UT). Under the agreement, faculty from LAU’s School of Business will offer tailored programs to middle and upper management professionals across the region, particularly in North Africa.
Speaking at the agreement signing ceremony on January 28, LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra hailed the partnership as a “golden opportunity to advance the university’s mission to give back to society.”

A Growing Family

November 12, 2012

As the Ghanaian proverb “Obi do wo a na oba wo fi” goes, a person keeps the company of the one they love.

It was LAU’s love for its alumni that took it to Ghana this week, where it formally inaugurated the university’s first ever alumni chapter in Africa.

“Our alumni matter to us because although they have graduated, they are still a part of LAU’s close-knit family,” said LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra upon his return from Accra. “We make an effort to keep in touch and to ensure that the university responds to their needs.”

Lending a Helping Hand

November 1, 2012

Thanks to the generosity of Maryland-based Lebanese expatriates Annie and Sami Totah, LAU is pleased to have awarded a new scholarship for high-achieving students this semester.

Known as the Sami and Annie Totah Scholarship, this $5,000 award was established as a way to provide academically gifted Lebanese students with the financial support that they need to pursue their dreams through higher education.

Enduring commitment

October 26, 2012

Lebanon’s premier banker Dr. Raymond Audi and his spouse May Ogden-Smith were at LAU this week to formally announce a $1 million donation to the university.

Bank Audi-Audi Saradar Group made a generous $800,000 gift to establish the Georges and Raymond Audi Endowment Scholarship Fund, supporting the tuition fees of needy and deserving students majoring in banking, finance and accounting. They also donated $200,000 to name a physical entity at the School of Business after Raymond and his late brother Georges Audi.


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