December 2005, Vol. 7 No. 2
Appointment of Dr. Ghassan Hamadeh
Prominent Arab-American Rights Activist Lectures on Islamophobia
Appointment of Dr. Thurayya Arayssi
Business School Lecture on Corporate Governance
Women’s League Meeting
Professor Samir Makdisi to Serve Again on Global Network Board
Human Resources Developments
University Senate Meeting of June 22
September Senate Notes
New Mission Statement
Dean Daghir Steps Down from Deanship
Recently Published: Comparing Media from Around the World
John Rhoder Leaves AUB
Prominent Saudi Businessman Receives AUB Distinguished Alumnus Award
Fading Poetry of Old Lebanese Houses: Art Project by Joe Saleh
Tips for Saving the Planet
Art Club Celebrates Art Day
Jafet Library Displays the Earliest Photographs of AUB Campus
The Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) recently awarded Sheikh Hamad Abdullah Al-Zamil, a prominent Saudi businessman who heads the Zamil Group and is an AUB alumnus, the FHS Distinguished Alumnus Award.
Sheikh Hamad, who graduated from the Faculty of Health Sciences with an MPH in hospital administration in 1975, has maintained strong ties with the University since then, helping to foster business relations between Saudi businessmen and the University.
Al-Zamil, while very immersed in business, is also a dedicated philanthropist. He holds active memberships in various health community societies in Saudi Arabia, including the Diabetes Society, the Society of the Handicapped in the Eastern Province, and the Al-Babtain Heart Society in Dammam.
During his one-week trip to Lebanon at the end of June, made at the invitation of the Faculty of Health Sciences, Sheikh Hamad was the keynote speaker for that faculty’s graduation ceremony, in which he advised the graduating students: “Practice your profession with passion, and work in a field you love in order to be successful.”
The Zamil Group is a renowned international conglomerate with diversified industrial and commercial interests, ranging from air-conditioning manufacturing to food processing, plastics to steel fabrication, and stained glass production to travel services. The group is also involved in banking and industrial investment, petrochemicals and paint, fencing systems, and packaging through its affiliations with numerous international organizations.