Author, activist and alumna Emily Nasrallah made a major impact on literature and civic engagement in Lebanon.
The El Khalil Foundation, a non-profit NGO established by the El-Khalil family, has gifted LAU with $100,000 toward an annual scholarship grant. The major gift, made official in the fall, aims to help financially disadvantaged yet academically deserving students from the Hasbaya District in the south of Lebanon.
Already the El Khalil Foundation Annual Scholarship Grant is making a major impact on youth from that district, with 19 LAU students benefiting from the donation so far.
First-year medical student Ghazi Bou Ghanem has no doubts that studying medicine will lead him to the life he wants, built around constantly expanding his knowledge and giving back to the community.
“Medicine necessitates a balance between a scientific mind and a humane soul,” he explains. “The former can be inspired and challenged to learn, improve and excel in this field of ever-expanding medical knowledge, but the latter will mature with the unique experience of serving humanity for a better world.”
Longtime friend and supporter of the university, Dar Al-Handasah Chairman and CEO Talal Shair makes major gift to LAU.
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.