Inside the Gate
  Inauguration of the Rafic Hariri School of Nursing;
OSB Awarded AACSB Accreditation; Life With Six Presidents
Health Beyond Hospitals
Diagnosing the System
Special Insert: 2009 Inaugural Address
Welcome to AUB’s New Rafic Hariri School of Nursing
Alumni Profile
Alumni Happenings
Class Notes
AUB Reflections
In Memoriam
From the President
From the Editors
Letters to the Editors
AUB Inaugurates the Rafic Hariri School
of Nursing
Health beyond Hospitals
Line of Sight
What’s best for my bones
Time Flies
AUB students adorn walls near campus with bits of culture
CCECS hosts intercultural discussion on youth volunteer work
Last Glance: The Charles Hostler Student Center has been commended by the AIA (American Institute of Architects) as one
of the Top Ten Green Projects for 2009.

Spring 2009 Vol. VII, No. 3

From the Editors

If you do an issue on women’s health, some of our colleagues said that you had better plan one for men as well... While we won’t rule that out, this issue came about because the very definition of what constitutes women’s health care, and how it is approached, is changing. Today, women’s health care extends beyond reproductive care. It’s also about education, prevention, and a more holistic approach to well-being. In “Health Beyond Hospitals,” we introduce three of the many FHS and AUBMC initiatives that are aimed at improving women’s health and how women care for themselves. This summer, a new Women’s Health Center is set to open at the AUB Medical Center—it promises to offer a new way of approaching women’s health care at our hospital, and a model for institutions throughout the Middle East. And while nursing is not a women’s health issue, the opening of the new Rafic Hariri School of Nursing this spring definitely calls for celebration, and a review of how AUB students and faculty members are upping the ante in this changing profession.

The center of the magazine includes President Dorman’s address from the May 4, 2009 presidential inauguration— only the ninth such event in AUB’s history. The summer issue on AUB traditions will provide full coverage of the inauguration events that followed throughout May.

We are saddened to end by remembering our friend and colleague Helen Khal, who passed away on May 20. We are honored to have been able to feature her life and work in the Fall 2008 issue of MainGate.

Ada H. Porter and Ibrahim Khoury
Coeditors, MainGate