Ahead of the game

February 13, 2014

LAU offers some of the most prestigious athletic scholarships in the region, helping the best student athletes realize their full potential.

The scholarships, usually 15 per cent of tuition but rising to 25 per cent in exceptional circumstances, can be combined with other forms of financial aid. To top it off, LAU grants two additional scholarships to distinguished “Athletes of the Year”. Approximately ten new scholarships per campus are offered every year.

Unpacking Lebanon’s political complexities

January 31, 2014

With 18 religious groups recognized in parliament, a complicated confessional system and a myriad of political upheavals, Lebanon is sometimes a tricky place for even Middle Eastern political analysts to understand. In his new book, The Government and Politics of Lebanon, published by Routledge, Dr. Imad Salamey, associate professor of political science, hopes to dispel some of the clouds that surround Lebanon’s political system. LAU put a few questions to Salamey following his recent book signing ceremony at the International Arab Book Fair to learn more.

Reach a Child, Teach a Child

January 17, 2014

Dr. Irma-Kaarina Ghosn, associate professor at the School of Arts and Sciences and director of the Institute for Peace and Justice Education, has recently published a book for teachers. The handbook, Reach a Child—Teach a Child: Creating caring, child-friendly and engaging learning environments, is the result of a two-year teacher development project involving 30 teachers from schools in North Lebanon. LAU sat down with Ghosn to learn more.

Why did you write this handbook?

Award-winning Computing

January 3, 2014

Dr. Sanaa Sharafeddine, an associate professor of Computer Science at LAU’s School of Arts and Sciences, was recently decorated with a L’Oreal-UNESCO Pan Arab Regional Fellowship Award in recognition of her contribution to the advancement of computer science.

Furnishing the Future

January 3, 2014

ASHA grants provide LAU with equipment, furniture to enhance student life

LAU is always looking for ways to enhance the student experience. Besides delivering innovative and challenging degree programs, the university seeks to ensure that its facilities and physical surroundings help nurture student talent. With technology evolving on an almost daily basis, however, the needs of the LAU community are constantly changing.

Simulating the best care

December 23, 2013

A heavily pregnant woman called Mountaha Droubi has been admitted to hospital complaining of a bad headache. As two doctors take in the details of her ailments, she is crippled by stomach pain and becomes disoriented. When the expectant mother begins to convulse, the doctors know they must react quickly to save her life and that of her baby.

Taking Leadership Home

December 22, 2013

After three months of learning about leadership, it was time for members of the Leaders for Democracy (LDF) Fellowship Arabic Program to take their talents back home.

At a closing ceremony on December 10, 22 participants from 11 Middle East and North Africa (MENA) countries came together a final time to reflect on their new skills.


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