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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.

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.”

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