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

New Faculty: Tima al Jamil

Professor Tima al Jamil

Never having lived in Lebanon full-time or taught at a university, Tima al Jamil is very happy to be part of the faculty of AUB's Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences. Being half Lebanese, with many relatives in Lebanon and fond memories of her childhood summers at the sea, she welcomes the chance to live in Beirut more permanently.

Born and raised in Saudi Arabia, Jamil completed most of her education in the United States. She received her undergraduate degree in psychology at the University of Virginia and a PhD in Adult Clinical and Behavioral Pathology at St. John's in New York City. After completing her degree in 2003, she began serving the city of New York as a clinical psychologist for outpatients at an inner-city hospital in Brooklyn. She warmly describes the work. She loved watching the emotional healing and the introspection of the people she worked with, but admits that it was also emotionally draining. She says that working with healthy, stable people now is a relief. "I love teaching and I love the students," she remarks and is happy to be offering students the benefit of her clinical experience in an academic environment.

Jamil has not forgotten about her clinical work, however, and is eager to get back to seeing patients. She also hopes to develop clinical research projects, taking into account the particular idiosyncrasies of the Lebanese population. "Because of the war, Lebanon sees a lot of post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, and depression and panic issues. Eating disorders are also very prevalent." Jamil especially looks forward to working with patients with a history of long trauma. Beyond this research and clinical work, Jamil is joining an awareness campaign to promote self-esteem in Lebanese youth.