WAAAUB Holds First Ever International Convention: Commitment to AUB and Enhancing Ties among Alumni  
AUBMC Receives US Accreditation
Seven New Members to Join the AUB Board of Trustees
Establishment of the Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences at AUB
AUB Nutrition and Food Science Department Named as WHO Collaborating Center
Academic Excellence Rewarded: AUB's Merit Scholarships
AUB Announces New Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service
Shahe Kazarian's - Reflections of My I (Published by Cadmus Project: 2007)
Faculty Profile: Patrick Lewtas
Professor Mrad Lectures Abroad
Staff Profile: Ramzieh Saad
Essay Competition Honors Arab World's 'Prince of Poets'
Donald Mitchell Examines Control Over City Streets
The Political Consequences of American Romanticism
Juan Cole Points at Failures in United States
Scholar Studies Impact of Terrorism on American Imports
Ambassador Evaluates Role of United Kingdom in the Arab World
A View of Islam in the Eighth Century
The Need for Dialogue Between Religions
Istanbul's Pleasures Revealed
National Identity Without Citizenship?
On-line Workshops Help Train Journalists
Student Artwork Exhibited at Jafet Library
Amulets and Talismans at the AUB Museum
Living with Animals: To Prevent Torture and the Impact of War
Women's Auxiliary Holiday Luncheon
Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center
Italian Opera Recital at Assembly Hall
Strengthening Ukraine and Lebanese Relations with Music
AUB Music Club Concert
From Sufi Chant to Oriental Jazz
AUB Choir and Choral Society Celebrate Christmas
Benefit Christmas Concerts Help Ayadina Center
Red Cross Club Forms Human Ribbon
January 2008 Vol. 9 No. 4


Home of Hope Orphans Tour AUB Medical Center

Scenes from Jingle Jingle

On December 17, a large group of orphans in Lebanon made a Christmas visit to the AUB Medical Center (AUBMC), accompanied by representatives of the Home of Hope Foundation of San Antonio, Texas-an organization principally dedicated to benefit orphans in China. As the first Pediatric Magnet event held by the center, the activity highlighted the hospital's initiative to increase its recognition for excellence in nursing and reaffirm the University's concern for the needs of Lebanon's orphans.

"Jingle Jingle," as the Christmas event was titled, was intended to bring holiday cheer into the lives of the unfortunate children. Supervised by nurses, the orphans spent the morning visiting and learning about the different units in the hospital. They watched an educational film about issues of general hygiene and self-maintenance and also were escorted throughout designated areas of the hospital, where each unit's professionals explained the different fields in medicine and health care.

After the tour, everyone gathered at the hospital cafeteria in time for lunch and the visit of Pappa Noel. It was clear that everyone was having a great time, including the nurses, the doctors, and the hospital staff, who were all extremely pleased to see the smiles on the children's faces. Then, a large man dressed in a red suit appeared, carrying two crates piled high with gifts. Stunned at the number of presents, the children cheered in excitement and anticipation, as each received his or her gift from Santa.