Spring 2007 Vol. V, No. 3
From the Editors
Dear Alumni and Friends,
For many of us, advances in technology in the last 20 years have fundamentally
changed countless aspects of our lives at home and at work. Weve
dedicated this issue of MainGate to examining how technology is changing
living and learning on campus today.
Many of AUBs professors are also alumni, putting them in a perfect
position to comment on how technology has changed the classroom experienceor
notfrom the days they roamed AUBs halls (see The Education
Morph). In To Google or to Moodle, Maysam Ali (BA 07)
finds that AUB students cant do without their gadgets, which they
use to speed up note-taking and to cruise networking sites like Facebook,
looking for news on AUB clubs.
Technology is also affecting the kind of research that is being done at
the University, and making new resources available to both AUB and outside
communities. The AUB libraries have a treasure trove of scanned archival
materials available on their sites, including collections of arts and
political posters of the 20th century, and even hand drawn medical instructional
posters from the 1930s and 1940s (see Preserving History and Breaking
Down Barriers: Digitizing AUBs Libraries). And whether the
field is engineering, business, or biology, advances in technology are
broadening areas of research for students and teachers across the board.
Our thanks go to all of you who have been sending in story ideas, class
notes, and feedback on the magazine. Stay in touch!
Ada H. Porter and Ibrahim Khoury