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Fast-tracking Lebanon as a fashion capital

November 25, 2013

LAU, ELIE SAAB and the London College of Fashion (LCF) have partnered to support the region’s most exciting fashion design program.

The agreement was signed by LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra and Head of LCF Dr. Frances Corner in a ceremony at the college’s campus in central London on November 5.

It is the first major strategic partnership in the field of fashion design between a prominent international fashion house, a leading American univeristy in the Middle East and a globally recognized fashion college.

Reporting Women

November 9, 2013

If you type the words “women should” into Google, you’re likely to find some unsettling answers that demonstrate just how widespread gender bias still is. The following are only a few examples of suggested answers from the month of November, based on popular searches by other Internet users: “Women should not work, women should serve men, women should not be in combat, women should not preach.” Unfortunately, Google searches in Arabic deliver similar results.

A Happy Sendoff to Tomorrow's Leaders

May 30, 2013

A sense of accomplishment swept across Byblos campus this summer as an exceptional group of students received their diplomas.

The nine scholars who graduated on May 21 are part of a unique group of 53 undergraduates enrolled in LAU’s Middle East Partnerships Initiative’s-Tomorrow’s Leaders (LAU-MEPI TL) program. Jointly funded by the U.S. Department of State and the university, LAU-MEPI TL provides full scholarships for promising students from across the Arab world to study at LAU.

One University, Two Campuses

May 20, 2013

For donating the land that made its Byblos campus possible, LAU recently honored the family of Salim Zakhem. At a ceremony on May 11 attended by ambassadors, politicians, dignitaries and LAU alum, President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra presented Salim’s son, George, with a shield “in recognition of what [his] family has done for LAU.”

Poetry without Borders

May 9, 2013

The life and works of the late poet Jawdat Haydar were the subject of a day-long international conference at LAU on April 24. Scholars from as far afield as the U.S., India and Africa came together for the first annual international conference on his legacy.

Several members of Haydar’s family also attended the event, which was organized by the School of Arts and Sciences’ Department of Humanities in collaboration with the Friends of Jawdat R. Haydar Organization.

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