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Trustee Philip Khoury Named MIT Associate Provost  
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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  
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  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  
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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

Staff Profile: Ghaleb Halimi

Ghaleb Halimi

Ghaleb Halimi, like a number of other AUB alumni, returned to the university where he had been a student and where in 1981 he received his master's in agricultural economics from the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences. Halimi admits that he "forgot about agriculture" after he came back from New York University in 1983 with an MA in sports management and AUB offered him the post of director of the Athletics Department. He has held that position for the past 23 years.

Attending international conferences and enrolling AUB students in sports tournaments abroad have enabled Halimi to travel to over sixty countries in different parts of the world. He also represents AUB as the vice president of the Lebanese Federation for University Sports.

Halimi's love of sports goes back to his student days, when he was an active athlete on AUB's track team, as well as captain of the soccer team. Today, Halimi projects this passion on his students, placing high emphasis on sportsmanship and the ideals of sports. He feels pride when AUB athletes perform well on the international level. Halimi's relationship with his students has always been excellent; the only complaints they have had are about the University's inadequate sports facilities. But with completion of the Hostler Student Center in September 2007, those complaints are sure to cease.

Since 1986, Halimi has also served as the head resident of Kerr Hall, one of the male dormitories. He says that the dorm situation has changed a lot over the past twenty years. In the late 1980s, because of the war, commuting to AUB was not easy; as a result the dormitory buildings became overcrowded. Now, the situation is better and things are under control, as Halimi oversees the functioning of the building and the needs of the students.

The only times Halimi feels disappointment in his job is when he is not appreciated by superiors and students for the good results his teams achieve. Other than that, he is happy to have found what he is most passionate about in life and is pleased to be giving it all to his University.