Beirut-based Architectural Firm Wins Design Competition for Engineering Complex at AUB  
Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost  
AUB and UAE Center Sign Agreement to Offer EMBA Program to Emirate Institutions  
Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology  
New Faculty: Hussein Shahidi  
New Faculty: Kirsten Scheid  
New Faculty: Tima al Jamil  
Office of Grants and Contracts Celebrates World Intellectual Property Day  
Staff Profile: Ghaleb Halimi  
Fifth Annual FEA Student Conference Held  
Engineering Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements  
Studying Biodiversity in Lebanon and the Region at AUB  
Construction Update  
Renovated AUB Archaeological Museum Inaugurated  
Renovated Pediatrics Clinic Opened  
Women's Rights Club Holds Conference on Gender and Sexuality  
Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception  
Letters from a New Campus by Daniel Bliss  
Winners of the Coca-Cola 'Make Every Word Count' Essay Competition Announced  
AUBMC Research Group Awarded NIH Grant  
Science Students Reveal Bonds Between Chemistry and Art  
Understanding the Political Economy of Islamic Movements  
Extreme Makeover: AUB Graduate Transforms Gulf Television  
Science, Math, and Technology Fair Promotes Environmental Thinking  
School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus  
Situation of the Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon  
Remembering the Writer, Khalil Takieddine  
Promotions 2005-2006  
Piano Recital by Arnimée Choukassizian  
Lecture on Space Exploration by World Expert  
Teleconferencing Brings Students Together Across Continents  
"Something Is Happening": Fairuz and Ziad Al Rahbani  
Cultural Genocide and Assyrian Cultural Survival  
Lecture on the History and Origins of American Islamicism  
Business School and Arts and Sciences Team Wins Soccer Championship Match by Narrow Margin  
  Red Cross Club Celebrates its 26th Anniversary at AUB
 
  History of the American University of Beirut: A New CASAR Course
 
  First Stereo-photography Exhibit at AUB  
  Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury  
  The Cats of Renée Deek: End-of-Year Theater Workshop Performance  
  Film on Euthanasia-A True Story  
  Part Two of the CVSP Forum  
  Out of Place: Memories of Edward Said  
  Mozart and Schumann Celebrated at Assembly Hall  
  Austrian Chamber Music Duo Performs at AUB  
  Mathematician Alain Connes Visits AUB  
  Rima Khcheich Concert Plays to Sold-out Crowds at Assembly Hall
 
  Women's Auxiliary  
  33rd Annual Folk Dance Festival Hosts 20 Performing Schools  
June 2006 Vol. 7 No. 8


Engineering Alumni Recognized for Outstanding Achievements

The Faculty of Engineering and Architecture awarded the Distinguished Alumnus Award to six former AUB engineering students on May 17, in a ceremony that kicked off the Fifth FEA Student Conference, at which students' final year projects and engineering inventions were showcased.

Abdullah Zakhem (BE '62) was honored for his outstanding career in engineering and his contributions to the world of construction. Zakhem founded Zakhem Engineers with his brother George in 1964. Later the company was restructured into Zakhem International, a holding company in Luxembourg.

Fawwaz Ulaby (BS physics, '64), currently a professor at the University of Michigan, was recognized for his outstanding contributions to education and basic research in electromagnetics, microwaves, and remote sensing technology. He received his PhD in electrical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin in 1968. Ulaby is the recipient of several awards, including the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Centennial and Millennium medals and the NASA William Pecora Award.

Suad Amiry (BA, '77), the director of Riwaq, a center for architectural conservation in Ramallah, Palestine, was honored for her pioneering study and protection of the architectural heritage of Palestine. She was a member of the 1991-93 Palestinian-Israeli peace talks, and has published a prize-winning novel that has been translated into 15 languages. Amiry received her PhD in architecture from Edinburgh University in 1988.

Hani Mahmassani (attended AUB, 1973 to 1975), professor at the University of Maryland, was recognized for his excellence in research in the fields of transportation systems and transportation planning. He earned a PhD in Transportation Systems from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Mahmassani is editor-in-chief of Transportation Science. He is a transportation consultant to companies and also advises universities on their research programs.

Habib Najm (BE, '83) received the award for his outstanding contributions to research in combustion, electrochemical microfluid systems, and biotechnology devices. He earned his PhD in mechanical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and. is an adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins University. Najm is a co-inventor of 11 US/international patents.

Ali Khayrallah (BE, '84) was recognized for his outstanding research, inventions, and contributions to the development of cellular and wireless communication systems. He received his PHD from the University of Michigan in 1989, and is now the director of research at Ericsson, North Carolina, where he manages projects related to cellular systems. He holds more than 40 patents, and received the Ericsson Inventor of the Year Award in 2001.