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


Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury

Far right: President Waterbury presenting his work

On June 1, Room 400 in West Hall witnessed the opening of an exhibition of photographs produced by AUB President John Waterbury. Of the 54 photographs on display, all but six were for sale. Waterbury explained the reason why: they were taken in Bolivia, Cairo, Mexico, Turkey, and India, and did not represent Lebanon in any way. The remaining photos, however, all depicted Lebanese sites, both natural and man-made, and candid shots of Lebanese people. Many of the photos had, in fact, been published in the President's Calendar of 2005-2006.

Laila Baroody, president of the President's Club, spoke of how she had convinced Waterbury, despite his objections, to exhibit his photos. She also explained that all the proceeds from the sale of the photos would go to the President's Club, to help provide scholarships and financial aid to needy students.

President Waterbury then spoke briefly of how he happened to start taking photographs one day and never stopped. He referred with passion to some of the photographs he had taken, such as the one of the nude torso of a man in India. "I intentionally cropped out the head of the man before developing the picture, because the man's body was so very fit that it was hard to believe it belonged to the head of a 70-year-old." The president also pointed out that the colors in the photos were slightly touched up to provide more depth and contrast, but that in every other aspect the images were kept intact as shot. Thanking the members of the AUB Art Center Committee and the President's Club for organizing the exhibition, he especially thanked Marwan Sabban, head of the AUB Photography Department, for the great job he did on enlarging the photographs and installing the show.

At the exhibition opening, Cesar Nammour, member of the AUB Art Center Committee, revealed that henceforth Room 400 in West Hall would become the venue for all future art shows organized by the center.