program, which encourages graduating students to give $25
to the Fingerprints Endowed Scholarship Fund to provide financial aid
to needy and qualified students.
Toronto Chapter: Mix and Mingle in Toronto
About 50 alumni and friends gathered at the Foundation Room in downtown
Toronto on February 9 for the AUB Alumni Mix and Mingle.
The Foundation Rooms chic Moroccan-inspired lounge was crowded with
AUBites and friends, mingling, chatting, and exchanging business cards.
Toronto Chapter President Maha Zabaneh and Vice President Lina Badih were
on hand to welcome the guests, most of whom live and work downtown. Although
the place was packed, nobody seemed to mind.
New York Chapter
The New York Metropolitan Chapter recently elected the following alumni
to serve two-year terms (2007-09): Amin Khalaf, PhD (president); Lina
Moujabber, JD (vice president); Ghia Osseiran (secretary); Roland
Abi-Nader (treasurer); Ruba Khoury (member at large); and Mahmoud Makki
(member at large).
MAY: Upcoming Chapter Events
Abu Dhabi Chapter
Annual Ball: May 10, 2007 at the Abu Dhabi Intercontinental Hotel.
For information contact:email@example.com
Annual Ball: May 17, 2007 at Al Bustan Rotana.
For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
Seminar and Gala Dinner: May 12 at the LeWindsor Ballroom.
For information contact: email@example.com
Gala Dinner: May 31, 2007.
For information contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
A soirée to remember: May 10, 2007
WAAAUB Election Process Underway
As you read this issue of MainGate, ballots for the first
elections to the Worldwide Alumni Association of AUB (WAAAUB) are on their
way to AUB alumni around the globe.
Calls for nominations were sent to alumni and chapters in January 2007.
The WAAAUB Nominating Committee met in March and again in April to finalize
the list of alumni candidates for the WAAAUB Board of Directors, the WAAAUB
Alumni Council, and the AUB Board of Trustees.
The timeline going forward is as follows:
May 15: deadline for mailing ballots
June 9: deadline for return of ballots
July 1: announcement of election results
The Board of Directors and the Alumni Council (WAAAUBs two new governing
bodies) are scheduled to meet in Beirut in October 2007.
You will find complete details and additional information about WAAAUB
in past on-line issues of MainGate and on the AUB web site at http://www.aub.edu.lb/development/waaaub_updates.html
We will also continue to provide regular updates in future issues of MainGate
on this historic undertaking, including full coverage of WAAAUB election
results in the fall 2007 issue.
Securing Your Information in an Insecure World
What You Must Know About Hackers and Identity Thieves
(BookSurge Publishing: 2006)
by Hassan Osman (BEN 02)
Securing Your Information in an Insecure World teaches beginners how to
protect their passwords, credit card numbers, and bank accounts in easy-to-follow
steps. Written for the non-technical computer and internet user, the book
explains security in simple English. Each chapter focuses on a different
method that hackers and identity thieves can use to steal sensitive data,
and offers tips on what users can do to avoid becoming a target. You can
learn more about the book on www.securingyourinfo.com
Filming the Modern Middle East: Politics in the Cinemas of Hollywood
and the Arab World
(IB Taurus: 2006)
by Lina Khatib
Inspired by Edward Saids Orientalism and the concept of the "Orient"
constructed by the "Occident", Filming the Modern Middle East
examines how contemporary cinema in the United States and the Arab world
contribute to the global media preoccupation with the modern Middle East
in their representations of the regions politics.
The book covers films made in the United States, Egypt, Tunisia, Algeria,
Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, and Palestine during the last two decades of
the twentieth century up to the present showing, their representation
of the major political issues in the Middle East, from the Arab-Israeli
conflict, through the Gulf War, to Islamic fundamentalism.
Not only does the book present an analysis of the differences among those
films, it also addresses similarities in how political themes are selected
as well as in the cinematic language that gives them life.
Lina Khatib (BA 98) is a lecturer in World Cinema at Royal Holloway,
University of London.
Number Theory from an Analytic Point of View
(ISBN 9953-0-0282-7, 2003)
by Badih N. Ghusayni (BS 78, MS 80)
This book grew out of the authors interest in number theory,
which began in 1980 when he wrote his masters thesis on Tauberian
theorems and the prime number theorem at AUB. This interest has
steadily grown as new results have been discovered using the Computer
Algebra System Maple and then proved mathematically, thus providing new
and modern topics for mathematical research. Each chapter provides exercises
which range from the simple to the unsolved, resulting in a volume appropriate
for amateurs and professionals alike.
Badih is the founder and managing editor of the International Journal
of Mathematics and Computer Science (http://ijmcs.futureintech.net), a
quarterly journal of original papers in mathematics and computer science
written in English. Badih has also developed an on-line course, Complex
Variables, that is available at http://avicenna.ul.edu.lb.