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Seven New Members to Join the AUB Board of Trustees
Establishment of the Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences at AUB
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Academic Excellence Rewarded: AUB's Merit Scholarships
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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

Red Cross Club Forms Human Ribbon

Race participants make a human red ribbon on the Green Oval

The AUB Red Cross Club held its fourth annual AIDS Run in December. This year, the marathon was not so much about promoting awareness about AIDS as it was about creating a feeling of support for patients with the disease. "When you group a bunch of people under the same cause, it becomes direct moral support for the patients with AIDS," commented Hania Chamas, the club's head of public relations.

For over a month, the club's sponsors and its supporters did all they could to organize a fun and caring event. Then, on December 5 at the start of the run, each participant was given an AIDS Run T-shirt, a pin, and the runner's number, as well as informational brochures about the Red Cross AIDS program. And finally, the race was on. Eagerly, everyone watched the runners speed down and across through AUB campus, pushing towards the Oval to reach the finishing line.

The first three runners to complete the run were rewarded prizes, which included a set of sportswear, free membership at Platinum gym for one month, and a Beesline skin care package. A special prize was also given to the Student Activism Club, chosen as the Best Group for its inspiring enthusiasm and pithy banners, one of which read, "Discrimination is worse than AIDS." Finally, in accordance with tradition, the participants joined hands in creating a human ribbon representing collective empathy towards all who suffer from AIDS.