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May 2007

  • Al-Balad of May 1 announced that Tilda Farhat had earned her PhD in public Health from UNC Chapel Hill University. The paper said that Mrs. Farhat got her MS in public health from AUB.

  • Al-Balad of May 1 announced that USJ students will be holding a rally paper contest on May 5 and 6. The daily said that students from AUB, Lebanese University and Saint Joseph University will participate in the event.

  • Al-Akhbar, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Mustaqbal and the Daily Star of May 1 and An-Nahar of May 3 announced that AUB will award Charles W. Hostler, an AUB alumnus and a former US ambassador to Bahrain with an honorary doctorate on May 3, at an inauguration ceremony for the Charles W. Hostler Student Center. The papers said the opening of the new center will also include a renovated green field consisting of a new track and field area and a cafe located within a landscaped area.

  • Environmentally-friendly construction features will also characterize the center's design. Most of the roofs will be covered with green plants with the aim of reducing heat and preserving rainwater for future landscaping use.

  • Ash-Sharq, Ad-Diyar, An-Nahar, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar and Al-Bayraq of May 1 reported on the numerous visitors including politicians, diplomats, religious figures and dignitaries to Solh Palace, paying their condolences to Former Minister Leila Solh, for the death of her aunt Alia Solh. Papers said that the visitors included a delegation from AUB, headed by AUB President John Waterbury, with VPs and Deans.

  • An-Nahar of May 1 carried AUB announcement regarding the reviving of PhD Programs in seven areas of scholarship, beginning in the fall of 2007. The paper carried both statements by AUB President John Waterbury and Provost Peter Heath. AUB started its PhD programs in 1961, but the 1975-1990 war forced the university to suspend the programs.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of May 1 reported on the results of the Women's League new council elections.

  • An-Nahar of May 3 and La Revue Du Liban of May 5 excerpted the lecture by the Visiting Professor in History and Archaeology Ralf Pederson at AUB on the wreck of the commercial royal ship found in Turkey. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Friends of AUB Museum Society.

  • The Daily Star of May 3 announced that AUB will be launching its largest annual Job Fair on May 3-4. The paper said that more than 160 financial, commercial, industrial and banking institutions from Lebanon, Gulf Countries, US and European countries are participating in the fair, and that it will be opened officially by AUB President John Waterbury on the West Hall steps at 11:00 am on May 3.

  • Al-Balad, Al-Anwar, the Daily Star and Al-Bayraq of May 4 and Al-Mustaqbal, An-Nahar and As-Safir of May 5 reported on the inauguration ceremony of the Charles W. Hostler Student Center and the awarding of Ambassador Charles W. Hostler, an AUB alumnus [MA '55] and a former US ambassador to Bahrain, with an honorary doctoral degree on held at AUB on May 3.

  • Papers excerpted the addresses by the participants including AUB President John Waterbury (who praised Hostler's generous gift)  and Ambassador Hostler. Papers also said that Chairman of AUB Board of Trustees Thomas Morris and Former AUB Presidents Frederic Herter and David Dodge, in addition to Former Ministers Karam Karam and Ghazi Yusuf were among the participants. Papers also included a brief biography of ambassador Hostler.

  • Al-Akhbar and Al-Bayraq of May 4 announced that a workshop will be held at NDU on May 5 related to establishing individual projects in technology and engineering. Papers said that the event is  organized by the Electrical and Electronics Engineers  (IEEE)'s student branch in coordination with students from AUB, LAU and BAU.

  • An-Nahar , Al-Bayraq and Al-Mustaqbal of May 4 reported on the results of the BAU Volleyball Tournament, held under the supervision of the University Sports Federation. Papers said that AUB lost to Lebanese International University (16/20), and that AUB beat NDU (30/5).

  • The Daily Star of May 4 reported on AUB's annual Job Fair. The paper included interviews with many AUB students, who expressed their desire in finding a job outside the country. The paper described the frustration among students due to instability and lack of opportunities in Lebanon.

  • The Daily Star of May 4 published an article by Yasmine Yare about the modern agriculture techniques lately adopted in Lebanon, and which are threatening the farmers' livelihoods. The paper included the opinion of several experts including Professor Rami Zurayk of AUB, who said that the Lebanese economy's move toward more export-based industries is overwhelmingly negative for small farmers.

  • An-Najwa al Massira of May 5 published the biography of Rola Rizk Azour, who was honored among other women in the US Embassy in Awkar last March, marking the women day. The paper highlighted her  distinguished career, saying that she graduated from AUB in 1998 and that she taught there, working at the same time in the Ministry of Finance. She worked with the late Minister of Finance Basil Fleihan on the UNDP Program for Lebanon in the Ministry in 1995.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 5 reported on the play "Oedipus the King of Sophocles" which was performed by AUB students at West Hall.  The paper described the performance and included pictures of the play.

  • The Daily Star and Al-Balad of May 5 reported that AUB will be hosting the 41th Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA), from May 10 through May 13. The paper said the conference is organized by the Faculty of Medicine and the Medical Alumni in coordination with Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and will be marking AUB Faculty of Medicine's 140th anniversary.

  • Al-Anwar, Ad-Diyar and Al-Akhbar of May 5 reported on the conclusion of AUB's annual Job Fair. Papers said that AUB President John Waterbury and Dean Maroun Kissirwani were among the participants in the launching ceremony. Al-Anwar included the opinion of Fair Coordinator Mariam Ghandour who said that almost 200 AUB students got employed after last year's fair and that this year the number will be greater.

  • As-Safir of May 5 reported on the ceremony held by AUB Alumni Association, honoring AUB graduate Akram Rachad Meknass, who is now the general manager of Promoseven Holding Company (a worldwide advertisement company established in Hamra in 1968). The paper said that the Association President Fawaz Merebi handed Meknass a trophy.

  • An-Nahar of May 5 reported on a car accident on Saida-Beirut highway where Nader Adnan Zaatari (31) was killed his injured fiancée was admitted to AUBMC.

  • Ad-Diyar and L'Hebdo Magazine of May 5 reported that Al-Usbouh al-Arabi magazine won the 2006 Hoffman La Roche Award for publishing the best article on breast cancer. Professor Ali Chamsseddine of AUBMC was in the jury committee.

  • Al-Akhbar of May 5 published an article about the inauguration of the renovated AUB Museum.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 5 carried AUB's announcement that it was reviving of PhD Programs in seven areas of scholarship, beginning in the fall of 2007.

  • Al-Balad of May 5 included pictures of AUB Alumni Association annual gala dinner held in Le Royal hotel in Dbayyeh.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 5 announced that "The Music of Italy", a concert by the AUB Choir and Choral Society, with the Lebanese National Chamber Orchestra will be given at AUB on May 7, with works by Palestrina, Monteverdi, Isabella Leonarda, and Antonio Vivaldi.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 5 announced that a concert will be held by Annette Barbara (violin) and Stéphan Sylvestre (piano) at Assembly Hall on May 8. The weekly said that the event is organized by AUB in coordination with Kulturzentrum.

  • Al-Afkar of May 5 published a lengthy report by Wardieh Boutros about the importance of breastfeeding. The paper interviewed the Pediatrician of Abu-Jawdeh Hopsital Rony Sayyad and the Nutritionist at AUB and the coordinator of the Lebanese Society of Nutrition and Food Sciences Leila Itani. Itani said that the mother's milk is full of iron and minerals and enhances the child's immune system.

  • Ash-Shiraa of May 5 reported on the ceremony by the AUB Alumni to distribute Dr. Suad As-Sabbah Awards for the best literary prose, dissertation, or article of 2005-2006. The weekly said that many dignitaries participated in the event including the Head of the Relations and Students Affairs Committee Hanan Saab, Alumni President Fawaz Merebi and Sheikha Suad Al-Sabbah's daughter Sheikha Amina Abdullah Moubarak Al-Sabbah.

  • Al-Anwar of May 6 reported that Lebanese American Ray Irani, the General Manager of Occidental Petroleum is getting the second highest salary in the world ($ 321 million by 2006). The paper said that Irani was born in January 1935 and he got his BA in chemistry from AUB before earning his PhD in chemistry from South California in 1957. He is currently a member in AUB Board of Trustees.

  • Al-Akhbar of May 6 reported on the sit-in by several AUB students criticizing the expensive prices of food in AUB cafeteria. Students called for the boycott of the cafeteria.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of May 6 and An-Nahar, As-Safir, Al-Mustaqbal and Al-Bayraq of May 10 reported that AUB will be hosting the 41th Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA), from May 10 through May 13.

  • Al-Anwar of May 8 published an article by Zeinab Hammoud, about the Lebanese artist Helen El-Khal (85). The paper included an interview with her and said that she teaches art in AUB.

  • The Daily Star and Al-Mustaqbal of May 8 and Al-Anwar of May 9 reported on the ceremony held on campus to celebrate AUB visitor's bureau 8th anniversary. Papers said that Chairman of Board of Trustees Thomas Morris, President John Waterbury, former President David Dodge, Ann Kerr, widow of AUB president Malcolm Kerr and vice-presidents, deans, faculty and students were among the participants in the event. Some papers included a picture of the ceremony during the cutting of AUB's 140th anniversary cake.

  • Al-Bayraq and An-Nahar of May 8 reported on the results of the athletics tournament held under the supervision of the university sports federation in the Lebanese University (Hadath). Papers said that in the 100 m contest for men, AUB student Ramzi Nasr ranked third and in the 1,500 m also for men, Racheed Idriss of AUB ranked third .In the 400 m contest for women, Stephanie Raoul of AUB ranked first and in the 1500 m for women, AUB student Stephanie Raed ranked the third.

  • Al-Akhbar and the Daily Star of May 9 reported on the forthcoming city debates at AUB: "Cities after Disasters: Filling the voids." The event is organized by AUB's of Architecture and Design department.

  • Al-Bayraq and Al-Anwar of May 9 and Ad-Diyar of May 12 reported that the National Organization competition for the University Tennis Championship will be held on May 14-16 in the Lebanese University in Hadath. The paper said that AUB Students Samer Arnaout, Jessica Daher and Nazli Kataya will be among the participants.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 9 published an article by Suzanne Baaklini, about the environmental disaster of the garbage dump in the Normandie area of Beirut and the transfer of the garbage to Siblin area. The paper included the opinion of Salam Saad, the president of the municipality of Barja near Siblin, who talked about the different kinds of solid waste deposited in Siblin and their bad odors, saying that AUB had conducted examinations upon the request of the authorities.

  • Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq and L'Orient-Le Jour of May 10 announced that the Governor of Lebanon's Central Bank Riad Salameh will be heading on the same day to Canada. Papers listed the schedule of Salameh in Montreal, where he will visiting several places and meeting several officials and associations including AUB Alumni Association - Montreal Branch.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 10 reported on the concert by Annette Barbara (violin) and Stéphan Sylvestre (piano) at Assembly Hall on May 8. The event was organized by AUB in coordination with Kulturzentrum.

  • The Daily Star and Al-Bayraq of May 10 reported on the launching of the city debates meeting 2007 at AUB: "Cities after Disasters: Filling the voids". The event was organized by AUB's Architecture and Design department.

  • The Daily Star of May 10 reported on the inauguration of a new branch of a chain of restaurants offering free meals for the elderly at Ksara in the Bekaa. The paper carried the statement by several donors including AUB Board of Trustees Member Nabil Chartouni, who was one of the donors also to AUB and NDU, and who said that he wanted everyone to be involved in the process.

  • Al-Anwar and Ash-Sharq of May 11 announced that AUB Regional External Program at AUB will be holding a press conference on May 16 at College Hall, launching its training program for journalists in the Middle East and North Africa next July. The program is sponsored by Saudi/American Activist Sarah al-Fadel.

  • As-Safir, Al-Anwar and L'Orient Le Jour of May 11 reported on the workshop held by USJ on the quality assurance in higher education in Lebanon. Papers said that AUB was among the participating universities.

  • The Daily Star of May 11 reported on the city debates meeting 2007 at AUB: "Cities after Disasters: Filling the voids". The paper said that the meeting will be concluded on May 12 and that the event was organized by AUB's Architecture and Design department.

  • The Daily Star of May 11 published an article by Fattier Alkali about the inauguration of the Wellspring Learning Community school in Beirut (Mathaf area). The paper interviewed the school principal Marjoram Henningsen, who is currently a professor at AUB.

  • The Daily Star of May 11 published an article by Saleh Machnouk, entitled "A Solution to the Shebaa Farms issue can be the key to a stable Lebanon". The paper said that Machnouk is a graduate assistant at the Prince Al-Waleed bin Talal bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud Center for American Studies And Research (CASAR) at AUB, and former associate editor of Outlook.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of May 11 reported on the debate meeting held in AUB by Al-Mustaqbal Youth about the International Tribunal. The paper said that journalist Faysal Salman and Lawyer Mohammad Matar were among the participants.

  • As-Safir of May 11 published an article by Engineer Hisham Jaroudi, mourning Dr. Marwan Mounir Uwaydah, an AUB professor of bacteriology, who died on April 3, 2007.

  • Monday Morning of May 12 reported on the AUB Alumni Association annual gala dinner held in Le Royal Hotel, Dbayyeh and included pictures of the ceremony.

  • Monday Morning of May 12 reported on the dinner hosted by Sheikh Charles Camille Chidiac in honor of Ann Kerr, the widow of Malcolm Kerr, AUB president (1982-1984) assassinated on campus on January 1984. The weekly included pictures of the ceremony and said that Ann Kerr had come to Lebanon to attend the graduation of 45 AUB students who received scholarships from the Malcolm Kerr Foundation for Higher Education.

  • The Daily Star of May 12 reported on the conclusion of the city debates meeting 2007 at AUB: "Cities after Disasters: Filling the voids".

  • The Daily Star, An-Nahar, As-Safir, Al-Anwar, Al-Liwa and Al-Mustaqbal of May 12 reported at length on the opening ceremonies of the 41th Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA) at AUB. The papers excerpted the addresses  by MEMA Chairman Dr. Aghiad Al-Kutoubi; Medical Alumni president Dr. Khaled Yunis; Cleveland Clinic Foundation representative Dr. Fouad Gebran; Order of Physicians president Dr. Mario Aoun; AUB VP Dr. Nadim Cortas; AUB President Waterbury. Mr. Ibrahim Khoury, the Director of Information and Public Relations at AUB, was the master of ceremonies.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 12 reported on the gala dinner held by AUB Alumni Association-Paris Branch in the Grand Hotel in Paris, in the presence of several diplomats and dignitaries.

  • Al-Afkar of May 12 reported on the conference held by the Lebanese Food and Nutrition Society in Issam Fares Hall on obesity. The weekly included an interview with the Chairman of the society, Nahla Hwalla, who is also the chairperson of the food and nutrition department at AUB about obesity and its dangers. Dr. Hwalla said that the obesity phenomenon of this century is due to the long sitting hours using the computer and the internet and due to ignorance about the healthy food meals. The interview was conducted by Wardia Boutros.

  • Al-Afkar of May 12 announced that the Minister of the Displaced Nehmeh Tohmeh is a candidate for the presidency of AUB Alumni Association. The elections will take place on May 24.

  • L'Hebdo Magazine of May 12 reported on the results of a survey conducted by the magazine at AUB under the theme: "Anger, is it a good enough reason to justify an act of aggression or involuntary murder?". The weekly said that most of AUB students were against brutality.

  • L'Hebdo Magazine of May 12 published an interview with Jean-Michel Glasman, the general director of human resources in Veolia Water Company, during his participation in AUB's job fair on May 3-4. He said that the company is looking for Lebanese engineers and talked about the importance of having candidates from AUB and the role of the AUB job fair.

  • Al-Mustaqbal , Al-Anwar, Ad-Diyar and Al-Balad of May 13 and Al-Bayraq, Al-Liwa, As-Safir, Al-Mustaqbal, An-Nahar and L'Orient-Le Jour of May 14 reported on  the workshop related to the universities cooperation and the academic partnership for serving the educational quality assurance in Lebanon held under the sponsorship of the Lebanese Minister of Education Khaled Kabbani. Papers excerpted the addresses by the participants including AUB Associate Provost Professor Waddah Nasr. The event was organized by the Saint-Joseph University in coordination with UESCO Office in Beirut.

  • Al-Balad of May 13 reported on the Leukemia Day held by CCCL, during the MEMA Conference, marking the CCCL's 5th anniversary. The paper said that the conference was attended by physicians and experts including Dr. Samar Mouaqqat of the center.

  • As-Safir of May 14 reported on the AUB Outdoors held on May 12-13. The paper said that almost 11,000 visited the campus during the event which had music, entertainment programs and games in support of AUB clubs.

  • Al-Akhbar of May 14 reported on the activities that took place in Al-Madina Theater marking the Homophobia Day. The paper listed the NGOs societies participating in the event and said that Professors Faysal El-Kak and Marcy Newman of AUB were among the participants in the two seminars that took place on the culture of discrimination and its role against development.

  • Ad-Diyar, As-Safir, Al-Anwar and Al-Bayraq of May 15 reported on the results of the handball tournament held by BAU Physical Activities Department. Paper said and that AUB lost to Lebanese International University (20/16) and beat NDU (30/5) and BAU (20/19).

  •  As-Safir, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq, Al-Mustaqbal and the Daily Star of May 15 reported at length about the AUB ceremony to honor about 140 faculty and staff members for decades of service to the university. The employee with the longest tenure was Shukri Chidiac, who worked at the AUB post office for 50 years before retiring two years ago. Papers carried the statement by AUB President John Waterbury, thanking the honored employees for their loyalty and dedication.

  • The Daily Star of May 15 published a lengthy article by Nathalie Fox about this year's AUB Outdoors held on May 12-13, under the Hawaiian Pardise them. The paper included the opinion of many AUB students who talked about the importance of this event.

  • The Daily Star of May 15 published an article by Jim Quilty about the city debates meeting 2007 held at AUB: "Cities after Disasters: Filling the voids". The paper said that the seminar issued from questions rising from the reconstruction of Beirut in the wake of Lebanon's Civil War and that this year's discussions included a series of papers written about the efforts to repair the damage left by the Israeli War on Lebanon during summer 2006. The paper said that reports from Dahiyeh and the villages of South Lebanon were generated by AUB's Reconstruction Unit (RU), and excerpted the addresses given by AUB Professors Walid Sadek and Mona Harb and Mrs. Souhair Mabsout of AUB and WAAD representatives. The event was organized by AUB's of Architecture and Design

  • L'Orient Le Jour of May 15 announced that a conference and exposition around the theme of "The Abduction of Europa: from Tyre to Crete" will be held at AUB on May 17. The paper said that the event will mark the occasion of the International Museum Day and is organized by AUB Museum.

  • Al-Hayat, the Daily Star, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Al-Liwa, As-Safir, An-Nahar of May 17 and Ash-Sharq al-Awsat of May 20 reported on the launching of the training program for regional journalists (JTP) at AUB. Papers said that the first workshop focuses on investigative journalism and that the program is part of AUB's Regional External Programs. Most of the papers excerpted the addresses by the participants including AUB Sociology Professor Nabil Dajjani, the JTP Director Magda al-Fadil, the Program Sponsor Sarah al-Fadil and Provost Peter Heath.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 17 published an article about the golden era of Hamra restaurants and venues. The paper said that Hamra is the perfect image for Lebanon , which represents the community and social diversity of the country, where offices, hospitals, banks, shops and universities (LAU and AUB) are located.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour and An-Nahar of May 17 reported on the activities marking the Lebanese National Day of Heritage. Papers said that the Ministry of Transportation and the Ministry of Culture provided school students with buses and free transportation to the museums of Lebanon including AUB Museum.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour, the Daily Star, Al-Anwar, Al-Balad and An-Nahar of May 17 and Al-Mustaqbal of May 18 reported that US Assistant Secretary of State for Near Eastern Affairs David Welch, US Ambassador to Lebanon Jeffrey Feltman and US Agency for International Development Mission Director Raouf Youssef presented a check of $ 970,137 to LAU. Papers carried the statement by Welch who indicated that the US had provided more that $ 64 million to four American educational institutes in Lebanon: AUB, LAU, IC and ACS.

  • Ad-Diyar of May 17 reported on the seminar held at Issam Fares Hall in AUB about cancer and smoking.

  • The Daily Star of May 17 reported on the second Panel Discussions held at AUB on Paris III. Papers excerpted the addresses by the panelists by Mazen Hanna, Ghassan Diba and Jad Chaban of AUB as well as former IMF Economist Mounir Rachad.

  • Al-Bayraq, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Al-Liwa, As-Safir , Al-Akhbar, Al-Balad, An-Nahra and Ad-Diyar of May 17 reported on the results of the BAU Volleyball Tournament, held under the supervision of the University Sports Federation. Papers said that AUB lost to Lebanese International University (16/20), and beat NDU (30/5). Most of the papers also reported on the results of the Tennis Tournament held in Lebanese University under the supervision of the federation, where Samer Arnaout, Michel Choukeir and Jessica Dandan of AUB were among the participants.

  • Al-Liwa of May 17 announced that Red Cross-Youth Division will be holding its annual reception at AUB on May 19 

  • Al-Liwa of May 17 reported on the results of a survey conducted by the Lycé National, with its high school students, about university specializations. The paper said that AUB was the first choice of students aiming to apply for universities in Lebanon.

  • An-Nahar of May 17 published a lengthy interview with AUB Board of Trustees Member Kamal Shair about his faith in AUB's ancient and continuing academic mission in the Middle East. Shair outlined AUB's outstanding achievements including the Campaign for Excellence launched by the university in 2002. He highlighted the aims behind this campaign and the role played by AUB President John Waterbury in making this project successful. The paper included a brief biography of Dr. Shair, who graduated and taught at AUB and who is the owner of Dar-al-Handassa, the leading construction company in the region. The interview was conducted by Rola Baydoun.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour, and As-Safir of May 18 and La Revue Du Liban of May 19 announced that an exhibition on comic books will be launched at AUB West Hall on May 21-28. Papers said that a roundtable on the subject will be held on May 24 and that Amin Rihani, Jad Khoury and Henry Matthews will be among the participants.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour and An-Nahar of May 18 reported on the launching of a conference and exhibition around the theme of "The Abduction of Europa: from Tyre to Crete" at AUB on May 17. Papers said that the event marked the occasion of the International Museum Day and was organized by AUB Museum.

  • Al-Balad and Ash-Sharq of May 18 carried the announcement by the Lebanese Minister of Education, declaring the Liberation Day on May 25 an official holiday for all schools and universities.

  • An-Nahar of May 18 reported on the Conference, "Economical and Cultural look at Lebanon" held in Canada. The paper said that Lebanese Central Bank Governor Riad Salameh, Minister Tareq Mitri and Director of Arab-American Institute James Zoghbi were among the participants. The event was organized by Concordia University Alumni Association in coordination with AUB Alumni Association.

  • Al-Anwar and Al-Mustaqbal of May 18, Al-Mustaqbal of May 19 Ad-Diyar of May 20 carried AUB announcement regarding the reunion of AUB graduates of 1952, 1962, 1967, 1972, 1977, 1982, 1987, 1992, 1997 and 2002, to be held on July 6-8, 2007. The reunion will be held under the theme "Facing the Challenges and Moving Ahead."

  • As-Safir of May 18 and Al-Liwa of May 19 reported on the forthcoming launching of AUB's 33rd Annual Folk Dance Festival. The paper said that universities and educational institutes will participate in the festival and will perform traditional dances representing different nationalities.

  • Al-Afkar of May 19 published a lengthy interview with the Lebanese Journalist Baria Miknas Alameddine. The weekly said that during Baria's late visit to Beirut, she participated in the AUB Alumni ceremony honoring her brother Akram Miknas, the well-known business man. The interview was conducted by Wardia Boutros.

  • Al-Afkar of May 19 published an interview with Dr. Suha Kanj, the chairman of the Infectious Diseases Department at AUBMC, about the blood infection. Dr. Kanj outlined the symptoms of this disease, its danger and its modes of treatment.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 19 announced that a concert by the Chamber Music Ensemble of the Podium for Young Musicians Foundation will be given at Assembly Hall on May 22. The weekly said that the event is organized by Goethe Institute.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 19 announced that a Piano concert by Fernando Cruz Robledillo will be given at Assembly Hall on May 24. The concert is organized by Instituto Cervantes.

  • La Revue Du Liban of May 19 reported on the dinner hosted by Sheikh Charles Camille Chidiac in the honor of Ann Kerr, the widow of Malcolm Kerr, president of AUB (1982-1984), who was assassinated on the campus on January 1984. The weekly included pictures of the ceremony and said that Ann Kerr had come to Lebanon to attend the graduation of 45 AUB students who received scholarships from the Malcolm Kerr Foundation for Higher Education

  • Al-Akhbar, Ad-Diyar, An-Nahar, Al-Liwa, As-Safir, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq and Al-Mustaqbal of May 19 and Al-Balad of May 21 reported on the results of the Kasslik University Sports Tournament held under the supervision of the University Sports Federation. Papers said that 14 universities participated in the event including AUB.

  • An-Nahar of May 19 reported that AUB had distributed certificates to mechanical engineering students (third and fourth year) who concluded a training program on the protection of the Ozone layer.

  • An-Nahar and As-Safir of May 19 reported on the ceremony held in Btarram village in Koura, as tribute for Dr. Antoun Salem. Papers included a brief biography of Dr. Salem, who was born in Btarram in 1936 and graduated from AUB Medical School in 1959, before pursuing his studies in Johns Hopkins University. He came back to work in AUBMC and published many medical papers.

  • As-Safir and L'Orient-Le Jour of May 19 announced that a debate meeting entitled "Can Arabs beat Israel?" will be held at Issam Fares Hall, organized by the AUB Debate Club with the participation of former PM Salim Hoss.

  • As-Safir and L'Orient-Le Jour of May 19 announced that a lecture by Archbishop George Khodr will be held at West Hall on May 24 about Arab Christians. The event is organized by Anis Makdisi Program in Literature. 

  • Al-Liwa of May 19 reported on the forthcoming annual reception to be held at AUB by the Youth Club.

  • Al-Anwar of May 19 reported on the launching of a conference and exhibition under the theme of "The Abduction of Europa: from Tyre to Crete" at AUB on May 17. The paper excerpted the addresses by the participants including AUB Museum curator Leila Badr, President of the Friends of the AUB Museum Society Noura Joumblat, AUB Professors Gerard Bajjani and Nohad Choukeir. The event marked the occasion of the International Museum Day and is organized by AUB Museum.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 19 announced that an exhibition will be held at West Hall on May 23 celebrating the International Day of bio-diversity.

  • L'Orient Le Jour of May 19 reported on the donations by Nancy André el-Khoury, of Belgian origin, to the CCCL at AUBMC. The paper included an interview with Nancy.

  • Ad-Diyar and Al-Anwar of May 20 reported on the visit by a delegation of AUB students to several villages in the South, paying tribute for the martyrs of Qana massacres and others. The visit was organized by Lebanon Mission Club.

  • Al-Akhbar of May 21 published an article about 17 students AUB Faculty of Engineering and Architecture, who volunteered in preparing maps for the renovation of old Bint-Jubeil village in the South. The paper included the opinion of several experts including Dr. Howeida al-Harithi of AUB who talked about the reasons behind this project which to rebuild the village and at the same time preserve its heritage.

  • Al-Balad of May 22 reported on the explosion in Verdun area next to Dunes Center on May 21, saying that the injured were admitted to AUBMC for treatment.

  • Al-Balad of May 22 reported on the forthcoming concert to be held on the same day by the Chamber Music Ensemble of the Podium for Young Musicians Foundation at Assembly Hall. The paper said that the event is organized by Goethe Institute.

  • Al-Akhbar, As-Safir, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq and An-Nahar of May 22 and Ad-Diyar and Al-Balad of May 23 reported on the results of the fencing championship held under the supervision of the University Sports Federation at the Lebanese University - Fine Arts college (Furn al-Chibbak). Papers said that in women contest Joel Zakher of Lebanese University won the championship beating Rana Choukeir and Badia Masri from AUB. Al-Anwar and Al-Bayraq reported on the results of the second round of the Tennis Championship where Marwan Mashour, Fares al-Khatib, Joujou Khadarian and Jessica Dandan from AUB participated.

  • Ad-Diyar and An-Nahar of May 22 reported on the competition sponsored by BBAC Bank at AUB on the virtual stock market. The paper said that the winners were chosen by a committee, and that the latter consisted of juries chosen from BBAC and AUB.

  • An-Nahar of May 22 published a lengthy article about the poor living conditions of Beirut's northern suburbs. The paper outlined the efforts of the Committee of Cooperation in helping Borj Hammoud residents who are suffering from poverty. The paper said that the Armenian Red Cross, member in the committee, is providing free blood tests for almost 450 elderly people and others suffering from diabetes in coordination with AUBMC.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 22 and 23 announced that a roundtable on E-commerce will be held at USJ on May 25. The paper said that the event is organized by The Center of Law Studies in the Arab World. It said the Lebanese Forum of Jurist Women and Joumana Dargham from AUB will be among the participants.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 22 excerpted the lecture given by Dr. Naji Khoury, an associate professor of oncology and radiology and the director of the radiology department at Johns Hopkins Hospital in the US, during the MEMA conference. Dr. Khoury pointed out that 60 to 80 percent of cancer cases are detected at an early stage in Lebanon.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 22 published an interview with Dr. Aghiad al-Kutoubi, chairman of Radiology Department at AUB and the chairman of the 41th MEMA, about the forthcoming inauguration  of a cancer center at AUBMC.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour, An-Nahar and Al-Anwar of May 23 reported on the launching of the Lebanese Comic Books Exhibition at West Hall on May 22, during which a booklet about the history of Lebanese comic books, by Henry Matthews, was distributed. Papers said that a roundtable on the subject will be held on May 24 and that Ameen Rihani, Jad Khoury and Henry Matthews will be among the participants. Most of the papers included a picture of the exhibition.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of May 23 reported on the competition sponsored by BBAC Bank at AUB on the virtual stock market. The paper that the winners were chosen by a committee, and that the latter consisted of juries chosen from BBAC and AUB.

  • As-Safir of May 23 reported that students from AUB got the chance to participate in the designing of garden of learning for a new private school, Wellspring Learning Community which will be inaugurated in the Museum Area soon. The paper said that the school had launched a contest for designing its garden last April and that the results will be declared on May 24.

  • Al-Akhbar of May 23 published an article by Johaina Khalidi, describing the situation in the universities after the security crisis and the bomb incidents that took place in the country. The paper included the opinion of students from different universities including Ahmad Sbeiti from AUB's School of Business.

  • An-Nahar of May 23 and L'Orient-Le Jour and Al-Liwa of May 24 reported that a Piano concert by Fernando Cruz Robledillo will be held at Assembly Hall on May 24. The concert is organized by Instituto Cervantes.

  • An-Nahar of May 24 reported on exhibition at West Hall, marking the Liberation Day. The exhibition was organized by The Mission Club and the South Cultural Club at AUB. The paper said that Minister Mohammad Fneish and MP Ali Bazzi were among the participants.

  • An-Nahar of May 24 reported on the concert held by the Chamber Music Ensemble of the Podium for Young Musicians Foundation at Assembly Hall on May 22. The paper said that the event was organized by Goethe Institute.

  • As-Safir of May 24 announced that Ayadina has postponed its Charitable Spring Bazar, which was planned for May 26. The paper said that the event is organized in coordination with AUB.

  • As-Safir of May 24 excerpted the lecture by former Minister of Finance George Qorm at AUB, entitled "Public Debt: Towards a Developing Model in Lebanon." The paper said that the lecture was organized by AUB Economics Department in coordination with the Financial Economy Institute and that AUB Professor Samir Makidsi (the Chairman of the Institute) introduced Dr. Qorm.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of May 24 published an article by Eliana Badr about two plays: "The Woman's Secret Life" and the "Secrets of Men" showing at Al-Madina theater. The paper said that the plays are  produced by Sharif Abdul-Nour, an AUB instructor.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 24 published an article about the Exhibition of Lebanese Comic Books at AUB and describing the comics collections of Henry Matthews, which are on display at the exhibit. The article was conducted by Maya Ghandour Hert.

  • Al-Hawadeth of May 25 published a lengthy article about the role played by universities in Lebanon, focusing on AUB and USJ and their evolution since the Ottoman era in Lebanon.
  • Al-Balad, Ad-Diyar, An-Nahar, As-Safir, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Bayraq and L'Orient Le Jour of May 25 reported on the results of the tennis tournament for women held under the supervision of the Lebanese University Sports Federation at the Middle East University. Papers said that AUB's Yasmine Sahyoun won the championship and that AUB's Nazleh Qosbian ranked third. Sandrine Jabra from NDU ranked second and Rola Maalouf from Leb U ranked fourth. The referee was Tanios Kanaan.
  • Al-Akhbar of May 25 reported on the Social Day organized by the students committee at AUB Faculty of Engineering. The paper said that 33 NGOs had participated in the event and registered almost 400 students as volunteers.
  • Al-Akhbar of May 25 reported on the debate meeting held at AUB by the "Mission Club." The paper said that several national fighters and former Israeli prisoners participated in the meeting including Abu Saleh (an old AUB student) , Anwar Yassine, Samir Khaffaja and Amal Abbas Issa.
  • An-Nahar and Al-Liwa of May 25 excerpted the lecture given by Archbishop George Khodr at West Hall on May 24 on Arab Christians. The event was organized by Anis Makdisi Program in Literature (AMPL).
  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 25 reported on the roundtable about Electronic Commerce held at USJ on May 25. The paper said that Joumana Dargham of AUB was among the participants
  • La Revue Du Liban of May 25 reported on the launching of a conference and exhibition around the theme of "The Abduction of Europa: from Tyre to Crete" at AUB on May 17. The event marked the occasion of the International Museum Day and was organized by AUB Museum. Pictures from the exhibition were included.
  • As-Safir of May 28 reported on the launching of the Lebanese Comic Books Exhibition at West Hall on May 21.
  • As-Safir of May 28 reported on the 5th FEA Student Conference.
  • An-Nahar of May 28 reported on the Piano concert by Fernando Cruz Robledillo held at Assembly Hall on May 24. The concert was organized by Instituto Cervantes.
  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 28 published a report by Leila Mezher about the security procedures adopted by several universities in Lebanon including AUB, due to the situation in the country. The paper included an interview with Dean Maroun Kissirwani about the measures taken by AUB administration. Dean Kissirwani said that the relation among students is civilized and non-violent.
  • Al-Anwar of May 29 reported on the panel discussion held at AUB on May 28, about Lebanese Comic books. The paper excerpted the addresses by participants Ameen Rihani (NDU) and Henry Matthews from AUB's Office of Information and Public Relations. Mr. Cesar Nammour introduced both participants. Rihani talked about Dunia Al-Ahdath which his mother Laureen started in 1955 and Matthews talked about the comics industry and its success.

  • Al-Liwa of May 29 reported on the forthcoming lecture, "The Organizations of the Future" which will be given by Professor Louis Lataif at West Hall. The paper included a brief biography of Professor Lataif, the dean of Business in Boston University since 1991. The event is organized by AUB Olayan School of Business.

  • An-Nahar of May 29 reported on the Order of Physicians' elections and the victory of the March 14 coalition. The paper said the winning list included an independent member from AUBMC.

  • Ash-Sharq of May 29 published an article by Antoine Ghorayyeb entitled "Every Citizen is a Watchman", condemning the terrorism acts that Lebanon is witnessing. In his article Ghorayyeb recalled that when Saeed Takkieddine came back to Lebanon to head the AUB Alumni Association, he noticed the spread of traitors in the country and launched his slogan "Every Citizen is a Watchman".

  • Al-Balad of May 29 reported on the FEA students project of a mine-detection robot. It said the machine uses Infra Red and Lazer and was invented by Jad Kahwati, Elie Baaklini, Ralf Khoury and Ibrahim Maalouf.

  • Ash-Shiraa of May 30 reported on the launching of the training program for regional journalists (JTP) at AUB.

  • An-Nahar of May 30 reported on the forthcoming  inauguration of the Taborian Orthodontics Division at AUBMC on May 31.

  • As-Safir of May 30 published a interviews with students from different universities in Lebanon including AUB about their expectations for the political future in Lebanon and their summer plans. The students expressed their anxieties about the coming presidential elections and a possible second war for the summer. The interviews were conducted by Zeinab Merii.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of May 30 reported on the competition sponsored by BBAC Bank at AUB about the virtual stock market. The paper said that the winners were chosen by a committee, which  consisted of juries chosen from BBAC and AUB.

  • As-Safir of May 31 announced that a Brazilian music concert  will be held at AUB Issam Fares Hall on June 2 under the sponsorship of the Brazilian Ambassador to Lebanon Eduardo Seixas.

  • Al-Anwar and Al-Mustaqbal of May 31 excerpted the lecture by Dean of Business School in Boston University Louis Lataif on the organizations of the future. The lecture was organized by Olayan school of Business.