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Fourth AUB Faculty Seminar on Teaching and Learning with Technology  
New Faculty: Hussein Shahidi  
New Faculty: Kirsten Scheid  
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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  
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Tenth Annual AUB Job Fair Largest Since Its Inception  
Letters from a New Campus by Daniel Bliss  
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School Fair 2006: Prospective AUB Students Visit Campus  
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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  
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  Photo Exhibition by President John Waterbury  
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  Part Two of the CVSP Forum  
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  Mozart and Schumann Celebrated at Assembly Hall  
  Austrian Chamber Music Duo Performs at AUB  
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  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

Women's Auxiliary

"Pink Ladies" at the tea party

The annual Toy Tea Party of the Women's Auxiliary, held this year on June 7, was once again a most enjoyable event. Auxiliary members, along with their many friends and supporters, gathered in the beautiful gardens of Marquand House, where they were joined by Mrs. Sarah Waterbury and Mrs. Olga Boukina, wife of the Russian Ambassador to Lebanon. Among those also attending were Dr. Nadim Cortas, vice president and dean of the Medical School; Munzer Kozeily, director of the Hospital; and Huda Huiger, director of the School of Nursing. Their sincere words of admiration for the work of the auxiliary, especially the great appreciation expressed by Dr. Cortas, were very touching and instilled the "Pink Ladies" with renewed energy.

The program began with Mrs. Leila Iliya, president of the auxiliary, welcoming the guests. Then, with Director Huiger at her side, Mrs. Iliya distributed annual awards to eight outstanding nursing students,
as well as a full scholarship to student Raja Issa for his exceptional academic performance.

The musical program that followed was sponsored by the cultural office of the Russian Embassy. It included much loved melodies of Rachmaninoff, Tchaikovsky, and Rimsky-Korsakov, rendered by talented Lebanese Conservatory musicians on the piano, clarinet, and cello, as well as some vocals by the wonderful soprano, Nina Hawi.

It all ended, of course, with the usual rich table of delicious sandwiches, pastries, and various refreshments. Truly a "high tea" befitting the event.