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

School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus

A total of 4,400 Grade 11 students from eighty schools in Lebanon visited the AUB campus in late April and early May to participate in the School Fair hosted by the Office of Admissions. The purpose of the fair was to give prospective students an overview of AUB's academic programs, as well as its extracurricular activities, such as sports and membership in student clubs and societies.

Three orientation sessions were held per day over a period of eight days. The two-hour orientation program typically started early in the morning with a warm welcome at the Medical Gate, after which the students were led to Issam Fares Hall, where they viewed an informative, all-inclusive, and interactive movie, produced by the Office of Information and Public Relations and directed by Philip Bejjani.

The documentary, which gave key information about the University's six faculties, possible job opportunities, financial aid, and admissions, was first shown last year, and replaced the long individual faculty presentations of previous years. The movie was followed by a comprehensive guided tour of AUB during which the visitors were informed about the different buildings, museums, and landscape features of the campus. The tours included individual faculty visits, where faculty members were on hand to answer questions by interested students. The Office of Student Affairs provided a total of forty-five guides to accompany the students on the campus tours and faculty visits.

Faculty and staff members on this year's School Fair Committee, who tried their best to ensure that orientation went as smoothly as possible, were Rima El Zein (Suliman Olayan School of Business), Alia Zazma (Faculty of Engineering and Architecture), Tharwat Haddad (Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences), Wadad El Husseini (Office of Student Affairs), Amal Kassis (Faculty of Health Sciences), Nuhad Azouri (School of Nursing), Maya El Kibbi and Leila Knio (Faculty of Arts and Sciences), and Dr. Ghassan Matar (Faculty of Medicine). The Office of Information and Public Relations was represented on the committee by its director, Ibrahim Khoury; and as in previous years, the committee was chaired by Nadine Naffah, associate director of Admissions.