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Banking on goodwill

October 15, 2012

Financial behemoth Edgar de Picciotto and his wife Daniele were at LAU in early October to formally announce an endowed scholarship and deliver a lecture on the global economy.

Known fondly as one of “the cleverest bankers in Geneva”, de Picciotto founded Union Bancaire Privée (UBP) in 1969 and is credited with pioneering hedge funds. With over $77 billion in assets under its management, UBP ranks as the best-capitalized family-owned bank in Switzerland.

Teaching the language of gender

October 15, 2012

LAU has introduced two courses this semester in an effort to promote gender expertise in the Arab world.

Undergraduates can now opt to take electives in Introduction to Gender Studies and Representations of Women in the Arts and the Media. LAU already offers a number of courses relating to women’s rights and feminism, including classes relating to economics, sociology, psychology and media.

Leaders of Tomorrow Come to America

July 29, 2012

The Tomorrow’s Leaders Program, a collaboration between the U.S. Department of State’s Middle East Partnership Initiative (MEPI) and LAU, was launched in 2008 as a way to provide higher education opportunities to youth from around the Arab world and give opportunities to students who demonstrate outstanding leadership potential but who may otherwise miss out on an opportunity to study in the American higher education system.

Planting for the Future

July 29, 2012

The class of 2012 may have graduated but they certainly have not been forgotten. Dozens of former students returned to their alma mater this October for a reception celebrating the unveiling of two commemorative ‘Class of 2012’ trees.

Reaccreditation milestone for the School of Pharmacy

June 22, 2012

Thanks to a rigorous reorganization process involving faculty, staff and students, LAU Doctor of Pharmacy (Pharm. D.) program was successfully re-accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) this January.

LAU had cleared a milestone when ACPEcertified its Pharm. D. program in 2002 making it the only ACPE-approved program outside the United States.

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