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

Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost

The president of the American University of Beirut (AUB), John Waterbury, announced that Vice-Chairman of the Board of Trustees Philip S. Khoury has been named associate provost of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts. The position is effective July 1. Dr. Khoury is the Kenan Sahin Dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences at MIT.

Dr. Khoury has been a member of AUB's Board of Trustees since 1997. He joined the MIT history faculty as an assistant professor in 1981, was appointed professor in 1990, and then dean of the School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences in 1991.

In his new position, Khoury will coordinate and develop MIT's cocurricular and nonacademic arts programs, as well as strengthen financial resources and infrastructure to promote the arts at the university. He will expand major interdepartmental educational, research, and community-based initiatives, and help to develop and implement a strategic plan for MIT's international initiatives.

Khoury is a former president of the Middle East Studies Association (MESA) and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a member of the American Association for the Advancement of Science, the American Historical Association and the British Society for Middle Eastern Studies, and chairman of the World Peace Foundation. He has also served as cochair of its Middle East Security Project.

A political and social historian of the Middle East, his current research focuses on war and society in the Middle East during World War II. His publications include Urban Notables and Arab Nationalism (Cambridge University Press); Syria and the French Mandate (Princeton University Press), which received the American Historical Association's George Louis Beer Prize; and Recovering Beirut: Urban Design and Post-war Reconstruction (Brill).