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The BS in Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program is a competitive degree with a unique focus on interprofessional education
Award-winning architect reflects on preserving identity, cultural understanding and dropping givens.
Graphic design students top youth awards, earning their university a prestigious regional title.
In a letter to the community, LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra expounds on the current state of the university.
The BArch at LAU’s School of Architecture and Design is the first in Lebanon to be accredited by the National Architectural Accrediting Board.
Award winning architecture graduate has big plans for Aleppo’s post-war reckoning.
A glimpse into what it means to be a nurse amid the crises in Lebanon.
Dr. Michel E.Mawad, dean of the School of Medicine, will succeed LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra in October.
Sehnaoui’s generosity prompted by his high esteem for LAU’s mission and its aspirations for the country and its youth.
An admirable act of compassion by Ambassador Gilbert Chagoury secures a substantial number of free PCR tests for LAU’s Mobile Clinic.
AKSOB faculty’s research explains how and why people trust feelings over facts when dealing with highly threatening issues.
Dear Friends of LAU, Following a longstanding tradition, it is my pleasure to share with you my annual report for 2018-2019 detailing the accomplishments of the Lebanese American University (LAU).
An ambitious initiative cuts through public health challenges in areas that need it the most.
Dr. Sima Tokajian and a team of LAU alumni and student detect interesting correlations and differences between a protein that is found in SARS-CoV-1 and SARS-CoV-2.
The Lebanese American University launches a series of free interactive webinars by faculty covering COVID-19-related topics.
LAU’s School of Pharmacy clinical faculty discuss current treatments for COVID-19 and the protocol for researching a new medicine.
The dean is planning to apply her experience in distance learning to enhance online course delivery.
Associate Professor of Food Science and Technology Hussein F. Hassan advises on how best to manage food and grocery shopping during the SARS-CoV-2 lockdown.
On this site, you will find some of the basic facts on the COVID-19, and resources to additional information.
No priority for LAU matches our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students, faculty and staff. You are the heart and mind of LAU and your welfare is of paramount importance before any other consideration.
Academics stress the importance of preserving the mother language and multilingualism.
The report by the Institute of Media Research and Training surveyed the Lebanese at the height of popular protests about traditional and new media platforms.
On the journey of the fastest woman in Lebanese history, record- breaking alumna Aziza Sbaity.
New Webometrics report testifies to improvement in LAU’s research output.
SOM faculty member and geneticist Dr. Pierre Zalloua is one of the leading authors of a study on the protective effects of metabolite 4-Cresol in Type 2 diabetes.
Renowned artist Mona Hatoum is named laureate of the 2019 Praemium Imperiale Award for her lifetime achievement in sculpture.
SOP’s own clinical assistant professor becomes a Board Certified Critical Care Pharmacist (BCCCP).
Part-time physics faculty Dr. Rana Nicolas shares her experience as a finalist in the Astronauts Show and reveals how it made her a better teacher.
Assistant professor of music wins prestigious award and grants as she prepares for another major IMAGINE residency.
Colorful draft event assigns 30 participating schools to the NBA teams they will be simulating.
The Arab Institute for Women’s panel shed light on women’s struggle for safe public spaces, unravelling some silver linings along the way.
Problem-based simulation exercises give students from across disciplines a platform to offer solutions to pressing issues in Lebanon.
LAU students joined a nationwide drive launched by the Outreach and Civic Engagement Department in collaboration with DAFA campaign to collect winter clothes and toys.
LAU President Joseph G. Jabbra reveals a plan to alleviate the students’ financial burden.
International students venture beyond classroom walls and share unique SINARC experiences.
LAU president emeritus honored through the latest addition to Byblos campus.
LAU’s already vast collection of reference books and magazines has just been expanded, thanks to a generous donation from the Maïla family.
The university ranked second in Lebanon by the 2020 Times Higher Education University Rankings and QS Graduate Employability Rankings.
Ten-year-old collaborative internship program for civil engineering students still going strong.
CLS and LAU empower educators with combined online and offline solutions for teaching children in emergency and underprivileged contexts.
Along with her partner, the architect has a vision for urban, inclusive spaces.
LAU rises to the fiftieth percentile in the 2020 edition of QS World University Rankings.
In its third expedition for a humanitarian cause, the team will be tackling one of the Taiga mountains in Central Asia.
The first-of-its-kind competition in Lebanon celebrates its champs with festivity.
Along with the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), LAU celebrated the graduation of 59 University Scholarship Program (USP) scholars, thanks to the full support of the US Agency.
LAU President briefs faculty and staff on the Board of Trustees meeting.
Advancement launches a series of alumni conferences to connect on different levels.
LAU-led Model UN Simulation Programs are hugely popular among high-school students worldwide.
The LAU community reasserts its firm support of AiW’s drive for gender equality.
Inaugural Draft Event kicks off the league with 30 school teams simulating the NBA.
This year’s report aims to shine a light on those who gave towards LAU during Fiscal Year 2018, which spanned from September 1, 2017, to August 31, 2018.
The university also ranked on Times Higher Education inaugural list of Impact Rankings, one of only two in the country.
The annual GCI Middle School Model UN conference forges a robust engagement and empowerment of today’s youth.
The New York Headquarters and Academic Center hosted the launch of two groundbreaking books co-written by LAU scholar.
Hiba Yazbeck and Dr. Myrna Doumit continue to build hope for women all over Lebanon.
Arab ensemble performs a long-lost masterpiece of Syrian music at LAU NY.
The artist uses her experiences with war and dispossession to shape her work.
LAU NY hosts a panel on the revolutionary intellectual.
President Jabbra briefs faculty and staff on the Board of Trustees meeting.
The fifth-year pharmacy major is now off to compete in Miss Universe.
For the first time, LAU features in the Times Higher Education ranking, and prominently in the QS Employability rankings.
The newest cohort of MEPI TL scholars starts the next chapter of their lives.
CLH and LAU NY celebrate the centennial of Gibran’s masterpiece, The Madman.
IWSAW director named one of the world’s most influential people in gender policy.
LAU leads Model UN Conference for high-school students to help instill leadership and diplomatic skills in future generations.
During LAU’s GCI High School Model UN Conference, WNYC Radio spoke with some of the student delegates, on one very specific global issue: the status of women and girls.
More than 150 benefactors attended LAU New York’s gala dinner to celebrate and support the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World.
LAU hosts world’s largest Model UN Conference for Middle Schoolers in New York.
Syrian child refugees in Lebanon are using hand-written letters and drawings to bridge the vast gap between their experiences and the lives of other children in New York.
Hundreds of LAU runners and volunteers join the Beirut Marathon in support of the country’s unity and the community’s welfare.
LAU alumna together with faculty member at the Alice Ramez Chagoury School of Nursing campaign against breast cancer and the stigma attached to it with the C2 campaign.
The 2017 GOLD conference focuses on youth engagement in support of sustainable development goals to tackle the global youth employment crisis.
LAU’s New York Academic Center and the Consul General of Lebanon Majdi Ramadan recently hosted a first-of-its-kind evening dedicated to celebrating Lebanese olive oil.
LAU’s New York Academic Center wrapped up its successful Syria Resilient series, a sequence of five events during the fall that aimed at creating an understanding of Syria.
LAU alumnus and television celebrity Zaven Kouyoumdjian brings his latest book, Lebanon On Screen: The Greatest Moments of Lebanese Television and Pop Culture, to LAU NY.
Journalist Amir Bibawy interviews Captain Beale and one of his crew members, Remi Kahwaji, at LAU NY, about the Phoenician Expedition that they will be embarking on in September.
A screening of “Little Gandhi,” a documentary about the Syrian peace activist Ghiyath Matar, at the Lebanese American University in Midtown Manhattan.
As the news coming out of Syria continues to worsen, it’s all the more important to pay attention. Tonight (Thursday), the Lebanese American University is hosting a screening of “50 Feet From Syria.”
The Arab American National Museum celebrated recipients of the 10th annual Arab American Book Awards in a ceremony at LAU’s New York Academic Center.
The evening commemorated Lebanese poet Jawdat R. Haydar, offering a glimpse of his legacy through a documentary film, readings, and an exhibit featuring artifacts from his life.
With the implosion of Syria’s social fabric and near total collapse of its institutions, many question the country’s ability to remain resilient, and its people hopeful.
The Lebanese Diaspora has become the source of critical revenues, through remittances and investments, while providing knowledge, investment, trade, and global business connections.
On a cultural and academic level, the Lebanese American University New York Academic Center has proved its worth.
On July 27, the Academic Center welcomed Lebanese author Raif Shwayri for a discussion of his new book, Beirut on the Bayou: Alfred Nicola, Louisiana, and the Making of Modern Lebanon, led by New York-based author and scholar Linda K. Jacobs.
A mainstay in Lebanon for more than five decades, the respected Al-Kafaat Foundation stems from the success of Habib Shwayri, who emigrated to the United States, settled in Louisiana and defied the odds to build a clothing empire and make a fortune.
For Lebanese-Americans the food of their ancestors has always been key to preserving their identity and perpetuating a culture that celebrates life and its joys.
Many universities in the United States and Europe are falling over themselves to expand their presence in the Middle East.
Lebanese culinary traditions were honored several days ago with a debate on the theme, “Food and Identity: a celebration of Lebanese cuisine in New York.”
What was meant to be a conversation on immigration and identity through the prism of food was rapidly ground down into an enjoyable dialogue on hummus, the dish that, it appeared, was the uber-embodiment of Lebanese fare.
With his love for dance and choreography, he took the public elsewhere. His elsewhere was Assyrian, Syriac, and Bedouin folkloric. Welcome to the multicultural world of Fadi J. Khoury.
“Dance is the hidden language of the soul,” American modern dancer and choreographer Martha Graham once said.
Lina Beydoun, academic executive director of the LAU New York Academic Center, joined prominent practitioners, thought leaders, academics and entrepreneurs at the Wharton School of Business.
The corridors of LAU NY reverberated with the sweet and sultry sounds of traditional Arabic music on March 11 when the Academic Center welcomed the New York Arabic Orchestra.
The New York Arabic Orchestra resumed its musical programs under its new non-profit status.
In the past two decades, there has been a significant increase in the presence of U.S. universities and colleges in the Middle East, with many elite schools setting up outposts in the GCC countries.
LAU, in partnership with AUC, hosted a panel discussion on the expansion of U.S. universities abroad and American-style education in the Middle East.
LAU students learned about these pitfalls and others in a course called International Service Management, held at LAU NY in January.
Over 150 people attended a lecture on the evolution of the Lebanese wine industry recently held at LAU NY.
Radio Sawa correspondent Amir Bibaway speaks to Dr. Samira Aghacy, professor of English and Comparative Literature at the Lebanese American University about her book, Writing Beirut.
Samira Aghacy, LAU professor of English and comparative literature, visited LAU NY to launch her book, Writing Beirut: Mappings of the City in the Modern Arabic Novel.
For many of LAU’s business school graduates, there are but two viable options: stay and work in Lebanon, or go to the Gulf.
Drawing on historical, geographical, archaeological, cultural and theological sources, el Koussa re-examined the validity of typically dismissed apocryphal gospels, such as the Gospel of Bartholomew and the Gospel of James.
Lebanese American University is the first Arab university to open a branch in the United States.
Increasingly, Lebanese university students and graduates are emigrating as they face a broken economy, high rates of unemployment and an uncertain political situation.
LAU NY Academic Center hosted a performance and panel discussion titled “Conversation on Contemporary Beirut Theater.”
The Adnan Kassar School of Business organized two courses at the New York Academic Center: “Graduate Study Tour in Management” and “Compliance for Financial Institutions.”
Sixteen LAU students descended on New York for a weeklong course titled “Special Topics in Marketing.”
This video takes a look at the history of the university and its recent activities in New York.
Fifty years ago this week, U.S. astronaut Edward White became the first American to walk in space.
Will space travel become more and more accessible to the general public?
“Winning the war on terror means shattering stereotypes,” said Dr. Jack Shaheen on the opening night of “The Arab-American Experience,” a series of events aimed at dispelling stereotypes.
The event combined a workshop format with a panel discussion during which nine experts deliberated on how the diaspora can contribute more effectively to Lebanon’s economic development.
Organized by Lina Beydoun, Academic Director at LAU NY, and Majdi Ramadan, Consul General of Lebanon in New York, this event on the diaspora’s economic engagement was a real success.
With a population of more than eight million, New York City faces a constant challenge when it comes to crowd control.
Twenty-seven LAU MBA and EMBA students crossed the Atlantic for a 10-day trip for a Global Marketing and Finance course.
Dr. Mimi Jeha talks about Arabic language courses offered in both New York and Lebanon.
Dr. Lina Beydoun speaks about the vision of the Center.
Drs. Yassine-Hamdan and Pearson speak about their book, Arab Approaches to Conflict Resolution, during their talk at LAU NY Academic Center.
The Academic Center hosts lectures on Arab approaches to conflict resolution and Lebanon’s World Heritage Sites.