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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

Renovated AUB Archaeological Museum Inaugurated

PM Siniora giving inaugural speech

The inauguration ceremony of the renovated AUB Archaeological Museum took place on June 2 under the patronage of Prime Minister Fouad Siniora. The museum, under the keen supervision of its director, Leila Badr, had undergone a "facelift" as Badr likes to call it. The upgrading and changes include the addition of a mezzanine and a series of display cases designed to show small-sized items such as coins, jewelry, amulets, figurines, seals, and scarabs. The reorganization of the museum is also new; it is now divided into two sections. In the middle section, artifacts are arranged according to theme, while on the periphery, the objects are presented in a chronological order that takes one from the Chalcolithic Age to the Islamic Period. The themes include objects from the Cesnola collection, Phoenician civilization, and the Tell el Ghassil collection, among others. The new museum shop, where one can buy copies of some of the artifacts on display, is another attractive addition.

Badr acknowledged that without the support of the Joukowsky Family Foundation and the Society of the Friends of the AUB Archaeological Museum, as well as the generous assistance of several individuals, the museum's renovation would not have been possible.

Speakers during the inauguration ceremony included President Waterbury, Fouad Siniora, Noura Jumblat, president of the Society of the Friends of the AUB Archaeological Museum; AUB Trustee and donor Martha Joukowsky; and Leila Badr. In their speeches, all stressed the importance of the museum's renovation and its significance in the world of archaeology.

After the ceremony, the guests took a guided tour of the renovated museum and then gathered in the garden for a reception, accompanied by the sounds of music performed by a chamber orchestra ensemble. That evening, President and Mrs. Waterbury hosted a private dinner at Marquand House for the museum's major donors and members of the Society of the Friends of the AUB Archaeological Museum.