Inside the Gate
  Views from Campus
Business Integrity Meets Democratic Ideals
Technology @ AUB: New Horizons in Education
The Education Morph
To Google or to Moodle?
Technology @ AUB: A Research Revolution
  Rethinking Technology and Research at AUB
Preserving History and Breaking Down Barriers: Digitizing AUB’s Libraries
Developing the Middle East’s Future Technical Elite: The CITPER Project
In Our History
Negotiating Peacetime
Alumni Profile
Maingate Connections
Alumni Happenings
Class Notes
AUB Reflections
In Memoriam
From the Editors
Letters to the Editors
From the President
Campaign Update
AUB Calendar 2007
On Past Presidents and Football Stratagems: Fifty Years of Memories at AUB
Reviews: Small Change in Ancient Beirut

Spring 2007 Vol. V, No. 3

Letters to the Editors

“Beyond These Gates”
Winter 2007, Vol. 5, No. 2

To the Editors:
I would like to bring to your attention the contribution of students of the BS Landscape Design and Eco-Management (LDEM) at FAFS to postwar reconstruction in South Lebanon. In coordination with the Architecture Department Reconstruction Unit, third year LDEM contribution at FAFS undertook a landscape design project in the coastal village of El Qlaile (halfway between Sur and Nakura). The students undertook several site visits and proposed dynamic landscape interventions with the objectives of protecting the natural, agricultural and cultural-historical heritage of the village. The final proposals were exhibited Tuesday, January 16, 2007 and attended by the Mayor of El Qlaile, who has asked for the student projects to consider implementing select proposals.
 Second year LDEM students have also contributed to postwar reconstruction by developing landscape designs for a playground in Zibqine. It would be interesting to combine these landscape studio projects with architectural and urban design projects at the Department of Architecture on Bint Jbeil and Dhahiya. 

 Jala Makhzoumi
Associate Professor, Landscape
Design and Eco-Management

“2,230 Ships, 127, 656 Containers, 1 Transport Research Unit”
Winter 2007, Vol. 5, No. 2

To the Editors:
My belated thanks for the wonderful article about the Transport Research Unit which appeared in the latest MainGate issue. I am confident that AUB alumni and friends are happy and excited to learn about activities such as this that are being undertaken by faculty and researchers, and have already received a number of inquiries in this regard.

Isam A. Kaysi
Professor and Chair, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering


Classnotes p. 47: Riyad Salameh graduated with a BA ‘73.