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December
2005

  • An-Nahar and The Daily Star of December 20 described the candle vigil staged by students in front of West Hall to honor MP Gebran Tueni.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of December 20 announced that Professor John Meloy from AUB will be giving a lecture entitled: "Mamluk Politics, the Eastern Trade, and the Rise of Mecca in the 15th Century" at the Oriental Library in Monnot Street on December 21.

  • Al-Bayarq of December 20 reported on the conference "Faith and Salvation" held in Université Saint Joseph, with the participation of lecturers from the Sorbonne University in France, and other universities in Lebanon including AUB.

  • Ash-Sharq, Ad-Diyar, An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal and As-Safir of December 19 reported on the training workshop held by the Social Healthcare Division at Hariri Foundation in coordination with the Family Medicine Department in AUBMC. The paper said that the workshop was on family medicine and included around 25 physicians and experts.

  • Ash-Sharq, Al-Bayraq and Al-Balad of December 19 announced that a lecture will be given by Jamil Jaroudi, the General Manager of the Arab Funding House, on Islamic Banking in Lebanon at West Hal on December 19.

  • Al-Bayraq of December 19 published a long article by Zuheir Hawari on the Lebanese youth views regarding the current political situation in Lebanon. He related their views and beliefs with the student elections which were carried out in many universities including in AUB. 

  • Al-Bayraq of December 19 reviewed Dr. George Freiha's new Arabic book "Lamassat" (Touches). In his book, Freiha outlined his life achievements in Lebanon and abroad, describing his relationship with his wife, family and country. In "Lamassat", the writer talked about his experiences at AUB, as a student, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and finally as a director of AUB's OCP (Off Campus Program) in East Beirut during the war period. The papers said that among his publications is "AUB Branch" which he wrote in Arabic.

  • The Daily Star of December 19 and Al-Balad, The Daily Star, An-Nahar, Ad-Diyar and Al-Liwa of December 20 reported on the launching ceremony of the conference "America in the Middle East/The Middle East in America" which was organized by the Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR) in Meridian Commodore Hotel on December 18. The papers excerpted the talks of many participants including President John Waterbury, CASAR Director Patrick McGreevy and Prince Alwaleed representative Mrs. Latifa A. Al Busseir.
    President Waterbury described how the late Edward Said had long wanted  to establish a center for American Studies at AUB and how Prince Al-Walid made this dream true.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of December 19 published a long article on the Social and Economic Action for Lebanon (SEAL) organization, a non-profit organization founded in New York in 1997 by Lebanese-Americans to help the population in Lebanon. The article talked about the aims behind this institution, its achievements and projects including the "Healthy Basket" project that they executed in coordination with AUB FAFS for the promotion of organic agricultural products.

  • An-Nahar of December 19 interviewed Palestinian writer Souad Omeiri in New York, on her new book "Sharon and my mother in law: Dairy of Ramallah" which was published in 16 different languages including Italian, French and English. The paper included a brief biography of Omeiri who graduated from AUB as an architect, and who will be honored  by AUB's Faculty of Engineering and Architecture next March for her book.

  • Al-Balad of December 19 interviewed Dr. Abbas al-Halabi, the head of the executive committee in the board of trustees of the Druze  Healthcare Institute, on the new Ein w Zein Center for the Elderly. Al-Halabi talked about the center's plans, strategies and achievements, mentioning the coorperation between AUBMC and the Internal Medicine Department at Ein w Zein since 2002.

  • Monday Morning of December 19 published a long article on the assassination of MP Gebran Tueni on Monday December 12. The article described the traumatic scenes around the Martyrs Square in front of An-Nahar building and Achrafieh area when anxious masses of students coming from different universities including AUB learned that MP Gebran Tueni had been killed.

  • Ad-Diyar and An-Nahar of December 18 and Ash-Sharq and Al-Bayraq of December 19 reported that many political, religious and community leaders were still paying their condolences to Ghassan Tueni, father of slain MP Gebran Tueni, at the Press Syndicate and that AUB Alumni Association Vice President George Azar was among them.

  • Ad-Diyar of December 18 announced that a lecture will be given by Jamil Jaroudi, the General Manager of the Arab Funding House, at West Hall on the same day and that the topic will be Islamic Banking in Lebanon.

  • Al-Balad, An-Nahar, Al-Liwa, As-Safir, Ash-Sharq, and Al-Bayraq of December 17 and Ad-Diyar of December 19 announced that AUB students will be holding a vigil for the late MP Gebran Tueni in front of West Hall on December 19. The papers also carried the statement by AUB students lauding Tueni's heroism and sacrifice.

  • Al-Balad, As-Safir and The Daily Star of December 17 announced that a conference entitled "America in the Middle East/The Middle East in America" will be held in Meridian Commodore Hotel from December 18 to 21. The papers said that the conference is organized by The Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Al Saoud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR).

  • An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal and Ash-Sharq, Al-Bayraq of December 17 reported on the meeting between PM Fouad Siniora and a delegation from the AUB Alumni Association headed by its President Fawaz Merehbi.
    The papers said that the delegation proposed that the forthcoming international AUB alumni conference next January be under the patronage of PM Siniora.

  • An-Nahar and As-Safir of December 17 and Al-Liwa of December 20 announced that a lecture will be given by Huda Taleb-Srage on December 21 at West Hall. The papers said that the lecture is organized by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature and will be entitled: "Gender Iconography through the Stamps of the Arab World."

  • An-Nahar and As-Safir of December 17 reported on the roundtable discussion held at AUB about Samuel Shamoun's book "An Iraqi in Paris." The papers said that the event was organized by Anis Makdisi Program in Literature.

  • Al-Anwar of December 17 reported on the visit of the well-known American-Lebanese businessman Thomas Brack to Lebanon and his meeting with President Waterbury and members from AUB Board of Trustees.

  • Al-Afkar of December 16 published an editorial by Professor Naji Saghir, associate professor of hematology oncology at AUB, describing the magnificence of the fundraising ceremony held by the Lebanese Singer Carole Smaha in support of Saint-Jude's CCCL at AUBMC. Professor Saghir recalled the foundation of CCCL and lauded its achievements and the important role it plays.

  • La Revue Du Liban of December 16 and Monday Morning Weekly Magazine of December 19 reported on the ceremony held in McDonald restaurant marking the International Child Day in support of Saint-and 's CCCL at AUBMC. The paper included statements by the General Manager of McDonald Rashwan Miknass and the General Director of the CCCL Kamil Khalifeh. Both talked about the donation program.

  • Assayad of December 16 reported on the death of renowned Lebanese Composer Toufic al-Basha, lauding his achievements, and including his brief biography. He was born in Beirut in 1924 and studied music and violoncello in the Music Institute at AUB in 1941- 1944. He composed tunes for more than 300 Arabic songs as well as several symphonies.

  • Assayad of December 16 published a long article which detailed four main graduation projects by AUB students from FEA. The article revealed how new technology encourages the youth on invention.

  • Al-Anwar of December 16 reported on the Christmas fundraising luncheon held by Women's League at Crown Plaza Hotel in Hamra with more than of 150 guests. The paper said that President of the League Marianne Heath, speaking in the lunch, expressed her gratitude towards the donors.

  • Ash-Sharq, The Daily Star, As-Safir, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq, Ad-Diyar and Al-Liwa of December 16 carried President John Waterbury's statement mourning MP Gebran Tueni. The President concluded his statement by saying that AUB is proud to be associated with this great family.

  • An-Nahar of December 16 published an article on two future projects which MP Gebran Tueni was planning to present at the parliament for discussion before his death. The article revealed that one of these projects was the establishment of a shadow government made up of students representing nine universities including AUB. The paper said that the aim behind this project is to involve the Lebanese youth in political life.

  • Al-Balad of December 16 excerpted the lectures which took place in the International Beirut Book Festival, including the discussion of the book "The Guarantee of Quality in the Arab Universities". The paper excerpted the talk of Henri al-Aaweet, the executive secretary of USJ, who said that the book had presented two case studies about Lebanon, one on AUB and the other on Leb U.

  • Al-Balad of December 16 reported on the lecture given by physicist Antoine Daou on the reaction between of the sun and the earth at the Antonin University in Baabda on December 9. The paper included a brief biography of Daou who studied at the Anrtonin College then pursued Mechanical Engineering studies at AUB before leaving to Rice University in Texas where he earned his PhD in astrophysics and became one of a team of 150 physicists who cooperate with NASA and the aerospace industry.

  • Al-Balad of December 16 published a long article by Professor Ali Bulbul from the Arab Monetary Fund and Professor Suheil Kawar from AUB. In their article, both economists outlined several recommendations which help Lebanon in decreasing its public debt.

  • An-Nahar of December 15 published the translation of an article by David Ignatius,describing the current period in the Arab world as the "age of the killers". In his article, the writer talked about the assassination of MP Jubran Tueni, and the grief of his father Ghassan Tueni, recalling when the latter was awarded an honorary doctorate from AUB last June.

  • As-Safir, Ad-Diyar and Al-Liwa of December 15 published a postponement notice for the AUB Museum conference by Sheikha Altaf Salem al-Sabah, and the West Hall lecture by Huda Taleb-Srage "Gender Iconography through the Stamps of the Arab World".

  • As-Safir of December 15 and Al-Anwar of December 16 reported on the annual Christmas luncheon organized by the Women's League at Crown Plaza Hotel in Hamra with the participation of Soprano Reem Deeb. The paper included the statement by President of the League Marianne Heath who expressed her gratitude towards the donors. The coverage included several pictures.

  • Ash-Sharq of December 15 published a long article on Beirut National Hospital, its divisions, facilities and services and included an interview with Dr. Wassim Wazzan from AUBMC, who is the General Manager of the Beirut National Hospital. The paper said that Beirut National Hospital is a university hospital which includes now 12 residents from AUBMC and 53 residents from the Lebanese University.

  • Papers of December 14 announced that AUB School of Nursing had postponed the concluding ceremony of its centennial celebrations which was supposed to be held in Issam Fares Hall for further notice. The paper also reported that the lecture on pain management will be held in the same day at the Conferences Hall.

  • As-Safir of December 14 announced that "Stop Violence and Abuse" organization had launched many activities for raising awareness regarding women and child abuse within the family, including dialogues  with students from AUB and other universities

  • As-Safir of December 14 published a long article by Rita Youssef Faraj on the student elections in AUB, LAU and USJ saying that the political conflicts in Lebanon were reflected in the elections of these academic institutions.

  • Al-Balad of December 14 published a long article by Michel Geha, reviewing Issa Fatouh's new book "Literary Personalities" which compiles the memoirs of 43 Arab writers including Saeed Takieddine, an AUB alumnus.

  • Al-Balad of December 14 reported on the annual Christmas luncheon organized by the Women's League at Crown Plaza Hotel in Hamra with the participation of Soprano Reem Deeb. The paper included the statement by President of the League Marianne Heath who expressed her gratitude towards the donors. The coverage included several pictures.

  • Papers of December 13 reported at length on the assassination of MP Jubran Tueni and its aftermath.The papers described the traumatic scenes around Martyrs Square in front of An-Nahar building, and in Achrafieh where anxious masses of students coming from different universities including AUB learned that MP Jubran Tueni was dead.
    Papers carried the announcement by the Lebanese Minister of Education and Higher Studies Khaled Kabani, closing universities and schools and published AUB's announcement of its compliance with the decision excluding AUBMC.
    Al-Mustaqbal and As-Safir of December 13 published the statement made by the President of the Alumni Association Fawaz Merehbi and members of the Higher Council on December 12, condemning the assassination.

  • Papers on December 13 and 14  published postponement notices for the NDU Christmas Choir concert at Assembly Hall, the AUB Museum conference by Sheikha Altaf Salem al-Sabah, and the West Hall the lecture by Huda Taleb-Srage "Gender Iconography through the Stamps of the Arab World".

  • Al-Liwa of December 13 reported on the results of the student elections in USJ and compared them with the ones that took place in other universities like AUB and LAU.

  • Al-Hayat of December 13 published a long article by Nicola Ziyadeh, an AUB professor emeritus of history, recalling his memories at AUB and describing the surrounding restaurants like Faysal, Uncle Sam and Jarjoura.

  • As-Safir of December 12 reported on the meeting held between MP Walid Joumblat and an AUB delegation of students, discussing the latest results of the student elections, political issues and academic concerns. The paper added that Ryan Achkar and Ziad Nasr from progressive Socialist Party (PSP) in AUB participated in the meeting. The paper also said that a delegation from AUBMC headed by VP Dean of Medicine and the Medical Center Dr. Nadim Cortas and Chair of Internal Medicine at AUBMC Kamal Badr, visited MP Joumblat.
     
    An-Nahar of
    December 12 published a statement by Mr. Toufic Kouzi who thanked Saint-Jude's CCCL at AUBMC, its staff and administration, calling the centre as God's gift to help childhood in pain.
    Mr. Kouzi also thanked Dr. Miguel Abboud, Dr. Samar Mouakkat, Dr. Rasheed Haidar, Dr. Saeed Saghieh and the rest of the medical team who conducted and assisted in the surgery to his child Ramiz. He also thanked Dr. Marwan Owaydah and Suheil Sukkarieh for their help and support.
     
    Al-Hayat of
    December 12 published a long article by Bissan Sheikh, recalling an incident which took place in AUB campus among three students representing different Lebanese parties. The article revealed the different beliefs among the Lebanese and the democracy that AUB students are privileged with.
     
    Al-Anwar of
    December 12 reported on the groundbreaking ceremony for the new American University in Kurdistan, Iraq was held in Salmanieh with the participation of the Iraqi President Jalal Talbani and US Ambassador to Iraq US Ambassador to Iraq Zalmay Khalilzad .The paper carried the statement by the PM of the Region Omar Fattah who said that this American university will be the third of its kind in the Middle East along with AUB and AUC.
     
    The Daily Star of
    December 12 reported on the exhibition held at al-Yarz Club presenting artwork by George Mattar featured on wood. The paper included a brief biography of Mattar who in the year 2000 and after 15 years of working as an engineer decided to take painting courses at AUB.

  • An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Ad-Diyar and Al-Balad of December 11 reported on the meeting held between MP Walid Joumblat and an AUB delegation of students, discussing the latest results of the student elections, political issues and academic concerns. The paper added that socialist AUB students Rayyan Ashkar and Ziad Nasr  participated in the meeting. The paper also said that a delegation from AUBMC headed by VP/Dean Nadim Cortas and including Chairman of Internal Medicine Dr. Kamal Badr, visited MP Joumblat.

    Al-Mustaqbal of
    December 11 interviewed Professor Pierre Zalloua from AUB on the latest regarding the genetic treatment for hereditary diseases and many others. Professor Zalloua lauded the role Lebanon is playing in the genetic studies.
     
    Al-Mustaqbal of
    December 11 and Al-Liwa of December 12 announced that Al-Mustaqbal Youth will be holding a ceremony to honor the winners in the student elections which took place in different universities in Lebanon including AUB. The paper said that the ceremony will be held at Lycée Abdul-Kader On December 12.

  • Lebanon Opportunities magazine of December 10 published a long article entitled "Exporting Expertise" describing the mobilization of know-how and skills, and outlining the strategies and the outcome of many companies and individual institutions working in the sector of exporting know-how, including AUB.
    The article said that AUB has provided services to the Middle East, Iran and Afghanistan through its Regional External Program (REP) since 1975.

  • An-Nahar of December 10 published a corrigendum saying that Dr. Charles Malek is Ghassan Tueni's former professor in AUB and not in the Lebanese University as published in An-Nahar of December 9.

  • An-Nahar and Al-liwa of December 10 and Al-Liwa of December 12 announced that a Christmas concert will be given by the NDU Choir with Father Khalil Rahme and Dr. Reem Deeb at Assembly Hall on December 12. The paper said that the concert is organized by AUB in collaboration with NDU.

  • Al-Liwa of December 10 and Al-Mustaqbal of December 11 reported on the press conference held in Bristol Hotel under the Patronage of Minister of Health Mohammed Khalifeh and with the participation of officials in the health sector.
    The press conference announced the results of the First National Record for Interventional Cardiology for the year 2004.The paper said that the press conference was concluded by distributing certificates of appreciation for the contributing hospitals including AUBMC.

  • Al-Anwar of December 10 excerpted the lecture given by Professor Philippe Haspeslagh from INSEAD University in France on family business, corporate governance and active ownership.The paper also excerpted the address by Dean of Olayan Faculty of Business George Najjar who introduced the lecturer and welcomed his wife, Martine, from INSEAD too. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Olayan School of Business.

  • Al-Liwa of December 10 reported on the conference held in Royal Hotel in Dbaiyeh on sterilization and the prevention of infections. The paper excerpted the addresses of many participants including Elie Jurdak from AUBMC who talked about the new "3M Sterilization Assurance" equipment.

  • Al-Anwar of December 10 reported on the gala dinner held in Royal Hotel Dbaiyeh by AUB Alumni Association (Mount-Lebanon branch) in support of AUB Scholarship Fund. The paper said that many AUB academicians, staff and alumni participated in the ceremony including Samir Abou Samra, head of the branch, and Provost Peter Heath. Pictures were included.

  • The Daily Star of December 10 reviewed "The Little Book of Love Quotes" which compiles 365 inspiring quotes on love written by children. The paper said that the book is in support of Brave Heart Fund in AUBMC and included the opinion of Dr. Fadi Bitar, the head of the Pediatric Cardiology Department at AUBMC and the Brave Heart Fund co-founder, who said that the Fund has provided financial assistance to more than 165 children with Congenital Heart Disease. The paper said that the book is priced $ 12 and is available in major bookstores and gift shops.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 10 announced that the inauguration of "Sheikha Fatima Bin Moubarak Ward" and "Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed al-Nahyan Hall" at Saint-Jude's CCCL at AUBMC will be held on December 13.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 10 reported on the ceremony launching the Cultural Season of the Muslim Scout Pioneers Society and excerpted the address of Dr. Mohammed Amin Farshoukh. Dr. Farshoukh recalled the former President of Muslim Scouts in Lebanon and Syria Muhieddine Nsouli (1898-1961) who struggled to free Lebanon from the French Mandate, and for women's liberation, and his powetrful editorials in his newspapers. He said that Nsouli was charged by President Bliss to give a speech to French general Gouraud who was visiting AUB. Dr. Farshoukh said that Nsouli stood up to French general Gouraud and told him that Lebanon wants to be free.

  • An-Nahar of December 9 interviewed South Korean Ambassador to Lebanon Yong Son Kim on the relation between both countries and their mutual cooperation including cultural exchange. Kim said that there are six Korean students studying in Lebanon universities, including AUB.

  • An-Nahar of December 9 reported on the gala dinner held in Royal Hotel Dbaiyeh by AUB Alumni Association (Mount-Lebanon branch) in support of AUB Scholarship Fund. The paper said that many AUB academicians, staff and alumni participated in the ceremony including Samir Abou Samra, head of the branch, and Provost Peter Heath. Pictures were included.

  • Al-Liwa of December 9 published an article by Bassam Muhieddin Barghout, the new member of the legistlative council at Dar al- Fatwa. The paper included a brief biography of Barghout and said that he graduated in 1973 from AUB with a BA in Civil Engineering.

  • As-Safir of December 9 announced that a Christmas Choir will be held by NDU Choir with Father Khalil Rahme and Dr. Reem Deeb at Assembly Hall on December 12. The paper said that the concert is organized by AUB in collaboration with NDU.

  • Al-Mustaqbal and Al-Bayraq of December 9 reported on the fundraising ceremony held by Saint-Jude's CCCL at AUBMC and the Lebanese Labor Council in Abu-Dhabi under the patronage of Sheikh Nahyan Bin Moubarak Al-Nahyan, the UAE Minister of Culture.The paper also announced that several Emirati donors have contributed to the CCCL.

  • Al-Bayraq of December 9 reported on the honorary ceremony held at Zahraa Hospital celebrating the accreditation results set by the Ministry of Health in coordination with international and Australian experts, categorizing Zahraa under grade 'A'.

  • The paper also excerpted the talk of Mohammed Shaito, the general director of the hospital, who said that in 1995 the hospital was also classified under grade 'A' by a committee which included representatives from the Ministry of Health, AUBMC and others.
                                                      

  • Al-Anwar of December 9 reported on the ceremony held by the Women's League at Crown Plaza Hotel in Hamra and included several pictures.

  • Al-Anwar of December 8 reported on the concert by Magida El-Roumi in Forum De Beyrouth, which was in support of AUB Students Scholarship Fund. Many pictures were included.

  • Al-Bayan of December 8 reported that Saudi Army physician Brigadier Mohammad Jawharji has purchased the Middle Eastt Hospital and has paid $18 million. The magazine said that Dr. Jawharji studied at AUBMC and loved Lebanon.

  • Al-Anwar of December 8 published an article outlining the achievements of the Brave Heart Fund which supports the Children Cardiology Center at AUBMC.The article interviewed Professor Fadi Bitar from AUBMC and Associate Director of AUB's Development Office Walid Katergi. Professor Bitar said that around 400 children who suffer from heart disease each year need treatment. Katergi talked about the strategies and policies followed by the Fund .Two mothers also were interviewed: Joumana Atallah and Riham Sarhan, who are members of the fund and who talked about the achievements of the Fund.

  • Al-Balad of December 8 interviewed several students from USJ on the role of the independent candidates in the university student elections. Many students expressed their opinion on the elections that took place in AUB and other universities.

  • Al-Balad of December 8 excerpted the panel discussion organized by AUB's business club and given by the Director of the Middle East Branch in the World Bank Group Jospeh Saba. The paper said that among AUB participants was Professor Majid Fattal from the School of Business. Saba discussed the strategies set by the World Bank for helping Lebanon economically in the coming four years (2006-2009).

  • An-Nahar of December 8 published a long article by Khalil Fleihan on the US donations to Lebanon, in which he said that around $ 12 million are distributed to AUB, LAU, NGOs and Mercy Corp Association as part of these offerings.

  • An-Nahar of December 8 published a short article by Professor Naji Saghir, associate professor of hematology oncology at AUB, commenting on an article published in An-Nahar of December 2 regarding the transfer of LBC TV anchor May Chidiack to Paris to pursue her treatment. Saghir said that the article underestimated the efforts done by the Lebanese physicians in treating Chidiack.

  • L'Orient Le Jour of December 8 excerpted the lecture given in French by Lebanese University Professor Jeanine Abdul Massih on "The Quarries of Baalbeck" which was organized by AUB Museum. Professor Abdul Massih talked about the extraction of blocks and the different kinds of transportation and activities that took place in the Baalbak Temple.

  • The Daily Star of December 8 published a long article about the new Syrian policy for American tourists, saying that many American students were refused entery into Syria. The article quoted the opinions of several officials including Head of International Students Office at AUB Carolyn Chalouhi who said that other students of European nationality have had no problem. The paper also interviewed two other American female AUB students with Lebanese residency permits who were turned away by Syrian immigration officials after being briefly questioned at the Syrian Immigration Department in Jdeidit- Yabbous.

  • An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal and Ash-Sharq of December 7 reported on the death of renowned Lebanese Composer Toufic al-Basha, lauding his achievements, and including his brief biography. He was born in Beirut in 1924 and studied music and violoncello in the Music Institute at AUB in 1941- 1944. He composed tunes for more than 300 Arabic songs as well as several symphonies.
                       

  • Al-Mustaqbal, Ash-Sharq and Al-Bayraq of December 7 reported on the parliamentary sessions and quoted the Minister of Agriculture Talal Sahili about the preventive measures taken by the government against bird flu. Sahili said that the ministry had chosen two laboratories including AUB's as accredited laboratories.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 7 reported on the ceremony held in Mc Donald restaurant marking the International Child Day in support of Saint-Jude's CCCL at AUBMC. The paper included statements by the General Manager of  McDonald Rashwan Miknass and the General Director of the CCCL Kamil Khalifeh. Both talked about the donation program.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 7 published the results of Beirut Arab University Tournament in Chess, where AUB ranked fourth.

  • Al-Anwar and Ash-Sharq of December 7 announced that a three-day Winter Charity Bazar will be held at AUB starting December 8 in support of Ayadina Association, Brave Heart Fund and Financial Aid at AUB. The papers said that the bazaar is organized by Ayadina in coordination with the Student Affairs Office at AUB.

  • An-Nahar, Al-Bayraq, Ad-Diyar, Ash-Sharq, the Daily Star, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Liwa, Al-Anwar, Al-Balad and L'Orient-Le Jour of December 6 reported on Founders' Day ceremony, held at Assembly Hall, and attended by students, professors, alumni, administrators and members of the Board of Trustees.

  • President Waterbury, opened the ceremony, pointing out that the university has moved steadily forward and aims to complete AUB's Campaign for Excellence through $140 million raised for programs and infrastructure at the university.

  • Moving too the topic of democracy, he said:"... today we may be witnessing a new birth of Lebanese democracy.  If that is not the case, then the supreme sacrifice of Rafic Hariri will have been wasted."

  • The president then announced that Michelle Kasdano is the winner of this year's essay contest:"AUB and Democracy" and invited her to come to the podium to read her essay.

  • Miss Kasdano imagined Founders' Day celebration in December, 2015, highlighting the efforts of the university to spread democracy in the Lebanese and Arab societies and laying down the foundation for the integration of democracy and its family of values into the minds of each and every student. She closed by saying that "AUB is a living proof that no attempt at bettering our community is impossible."

  • President Waterbury then introduced ceremony speaker former PM Najib Mikati who gave the keynote speech of the ceremony, calling for national unity and warning that international support will wane if the Lebanese do not enter into a dialogue..

  • An-Nahar of December 6 reported on the First Annual Conference for the Lebanese Intensive Care Society held in Movënpick Hotel under the patronage of the Minister of Health Mohammed Khalifeh. The paper said that deans of the faculties of medicine in AUB and USJ participated in the conference. 

  • Al-Balad of December 6 reported on the AUB AIDS Run which was held on campus in support of AIDS sufferers on December 2, and published the names of the winners. The paper said that 300 runners participated in this race including President Waterbury and his wife Sara and that a human AIDS ribbon was formed on the Green Oval. The Run was organized by the Lebanese Red Cross-Youth Department in AUB.

  • An-Nahar of December 6 published long article by Professor Ali Bulbul and Professor Suheil Kawar from AUB. In their article, both economists reviewed the relation between foreign currency loans and economical development.

  • Ash-Sharq Al-Awsat of December 6 reported on the Arab Thought Conference in Dubai and excerpted the talks of many participants including Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal, who talked about the importance of research centers founded in AUB and AUC to study the US policy and to make both Arabs and Americans understand each other.

  • As-Safir of December 5 reported on the lecture by Dr. Talia Arawi in Haikazian on the right of the patient for enlightened consent. The paper said that Dr. Arawi teaches philosophy at Haikazian and AUB and that among her publications is "Teaching Values and Ethics."

  • As-Safir of December 5 reported on the annual meeting of the International Society for Dentistry-Middle East branch held in Saida and excerpted the addresses by many participants including the President of the Society Nabil Barakat and Dr. Cedrik Haddad. Barakat said that the society chose a historical jaw bone that was found in Saida in 1901 as the conference symbol for this year and Haddad said that this bone is now placed in AUB Museum, and is one of onlyy two such bones known in the world, the other being in the Louvres Museum..

  • Al-Balad of December 5 reviewed Dr. George Freiha's new Arabic book "Lamassat" (Touches). In his book, Freiha outlined his life achievements in Lebanon and abroad, describing his relationship with his wife, family and country. In "Lamassat", the writer talked about his experiences at AUB, as a student, a professor in the Faculty of Medicine and finally as a director of AUB's OCP (Off Campus Program) in East Beirut during the war period. The papers said that among his publications is "AUB Branch" which he wrote in Arabic.

  • Ad-Diyar of December 5 reported on the gala dinner held in Royal Hotel Dbaiyeh by AUB Alumni Association (Mount-Lebanon branch) in support of AUB Scholarship Fund. The paper said that many AUB academicians, staff and alumni participated in the ceremony including Samir Abu Samra, head of the branch, and Provost Peter Heath. Many pictures were included.

  • An-Nahar of December 5 published an article congratulating Dr. Nicola Ziyadeh on his 98th anniversary and lauding his continuous accomplishments in writings, mainly his "Nineties" series, published in An-Nahar.

  • An-Nahar of December 5 interviewd the rector of the Imam Ouzai college, Mr. Toufic Houry, who said he earned an economics degree from AUB before studying in London.

  • An-Nahar, Ad-Diyar and Al-Balad of December 4 and Ash-Sharq, Al-Bayraq An-Nahar , As-Safir, Al-Liwa, the Daily Star of December 5 reported on the press conference held in Rotana-Gefinor Hotel by the AUB Alumni association, marking AUB Founders' Day and announcing the International Alumni Conference on January 12.

  • The papers said that many dignitaries participated in the event and excerpted the addressed by the President of the Alumni Association Fawaz Merehbi, members of the Alumni Ramzi Alameddine and Youssef Lahoud, and Former PM Salim Hoss who stressed that the association should stay independent with its center in Beirut and not New York.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 4 reported on the new regulations which permit the university students to benefit from the National Social Security Fund (NSSF).

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 4 , Ash-Sharq, AL-Anwar, Al-Bayraq, As-Safir Al-Liwa and Ad-Diyar of December 5 reported on the First Annual Conference for the Lebanese Intensive Care Society held in Movënpick Hotel under the patronage of the Minister of Health Mohammed Khalifeh. The paper said that deans of the faculties of medicine in AUB and USJ, participated in the conference. 

  • Al-Anwar of December 4 published a long article on bird flu and the safety measures taken by the goverment. The article interviewed Ghazi al-Hakim from the Animal Resources Department at the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture who asserted that bird flu does not exist in Lebanon according to AUB and Fanar labs. The article condemned the wanton hunting of all species of birds, and the failure to implement the hunting ban.

  • An-Nahar, As-Safir, Al-Anwar, Al-Bayraq, and Al-Liwa of December 3 and Ash-Sharq al-Awsat of December 4 announced that AUB's 139th Founders' Day will be celebrated under the theme "AUB and Democracy" on December 5 at Assembly Hall, and that the name of the winner of the student essay contest will be announced during the ceremony. The papers added that Former PM Najib Mikati will be the main speaker of the ceremony.

  • An-Nahar, Al-Anwar, Al-Mustaqbal, Ad-Diyar, Al-Bayraq, AL-Anwar, and Al-Mustaqbal of December 3 and Ash-Sharq al-Awsat of December 4 reported on AUB AIDS Run which was held in support of AIDS victims on December 2 and published the names of the winners. The paper said that 300 runners participated in this race including President Waterbury and his wife Sara and that a human AIDS ribbon was formed on the Green Oval. The Run was organized by the Lebanese Red Cross- Youth Department in AUB.

  • An-Nahar of December 3 and Al-Mustaqbal of December 4 reported on the concert which was held at Assembly Hall on December 2 by the National Lebanese Oriental Orchestra conducted by Dr. Walid Gholmiyeh. The concert was held in support of Zaki Nassif Music Program under patronage of the Minister of Culture Tareq Mitri. Writing in An-Nahar, Hanadi Deiryy said Zaki Nassif gave color to happiness.

  • As-Safir and Al-Mustaqbal of December 3 carried the announcement by the Progressive Socialist Party (PSP) in AUB regarding the results of the student elections. The PSP congratulated Makram Rabah who was elected president of the USFC committee.

  • As-Safir of December 3 published an article on Rawa Atrash from Future TV, who won the Eloquium Award from the Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Association International, along with  two other journalists. The paper said that Atrash got both her BA in environment and MA in public health from AUB.

  • The Daily Star of December 3 published a long article on the AUB AIDS Run and many other events taking place in AUB and Beirut to raise money and awareness regarding the Auto Immune Deficiency Syndrome.

  • The article quoted the opinions of Kamal Berbari, an AUB senior and head of the campus Red Cross Club; Sami Kabbani, the president of AUB Red Cross Club, and finally Mayd Alaily, a member of AUB Red Cross Club.

  • Al-Anwar of December 3 reported on the concert by Magida El-Roumi in Forum De Beyrouth, in support of AUB Students Scholarship Fund. Many pictures were included.

  • The Daily Star of December 3 reported on the forthcoming piano concert by Guy Manoukian, at Assembly Hall, marking the World AIDS Day.

  • Al-Liwa of December 3 reported on the press conference to be held on the same day by the AUB Alumni Association, in Rotana-Gefinor Hotel, marking AUB Founders' Day. The paper said that conference will announce  the International Alumni Conference program.

  • Al-Mustaqbal of December 2 reported on the lecture by Dr. Talia Arawi in Haikazian on the right of the patient for enlightened consent. The paper said that Dr. Arawi teaches philosophy at Haikazian and AUB and that among her publications is "Teaching Values and Ethics."

  • An-Nahar of December 2 reported on awareness campaigns by LeMISC in AUB and USJ, targeting Aids and diabetes.

  • Al-Anwar of December 2 reported on the concert to be given on the same day by the National Lebanese Oriental Orchestra at Assembly Hall and interviewed Salma Owayda, AUB's representative in the Fund supporting the Zaki Nassif Music Program.

  • Owayda talked about the aims behind establishing such a program at AUB in honor of alumnus Zaki Nassif, who studied at the university from 1936 to 1941. The paper also interviewed Dr. Nabil Nassif, co-founder of the program, who talked about the culture found in Nassif's music and said the Nassif family is trying to comnpile all of his musical archives .

  • The Daily Star of December 2 reported on the forthcoming concert by the National Lebanese Oriental Orchestra conducted by Dr. Walid Gholmiyeh at Assembly Hall.

  • Al-Liwa of December 2 published a long article entitled "Memories from the Past" by Dr. Fawzi Zaydan, describing his strong relationship with late former PM Rafic Hariri and lauding the latter's achievements in helping students from all of Lebanon to study at AUB.

  •  Al-Liwa of December 2 reported that issue 93 of "Environment and Development" magazine has been published and that it includes a report about the captivating nature in the AUB campus. The article described the buildings surrounding the university as "Cement Forests"

  • Ash-Shiraa of December 2 reported on the poetry evening which was given by Saudi Ambassador Abdel Aziz Al-Khoja at West Hall on November 23.

  • L'Hebdo Magazine of December 2 published a long article on the program launched by Indevco Group to improve apple agriculture in Lebanon. The paper said that Indevco has been working in collaboration with AUB's Faculty of Agriculture at AREC in Bekaa Valley, where they planted 7000 apple trees for experimentation and local production.

  • L'Hebdo Magazine of December 2 published an article on the 10th anniversary of Euromed and the cooperation between EU and Lebanese civil society. The paper said that an action plan related to the different reforms in Lebanon was presented by students from the Lebanese University, USJ and AUB as part of the European Neighborhood Policy objectives and also as part of the activities by the EU delegation in Beirut.

  • Al-Afkar of December 2 reported on the debate held at its offices among several AUB students representing the different Lebanese parties discussing the results of AUB SRC elections. The paper quoted the opinion of Dean of Student Affairs Maroun Kissirwani, who said the elections were democratic.

  • Al-Afkar of December 2 reported on the concert held by Magida El-Roumi in Forum De Beyrouth and which was in support of AUB Students Scholarship Fund. Many pictures of the attendees were included.

  • La Revue Du Liban of December 2 excerpted the lecture given in French by Lebanese University Professor Jeanine Abdul Massih on "The Quarries of Baalbeck" which was organized by AUB Museum. Professor Abdul Massih talked about the extraction of blocks and the different kinds of transportation and activities that took place in the Baalbak Temple.

  • La Revue Du Liban of December 2 published an article by Claude Sawaya about the career of the late well-known politician and journalist Lucien Dahdah. The paper said that Dahdah, an AUB alumnus, used to teach statistics and economics at AUB after getting his PHD from the University de Paris and Birmingham.

  • An-Nahar of December 1 and The Daily Star of December 2 published a long article by CBR Director Samir Khalf, lauding the national and political achievements of Lebanese President Bshara Khoury and describing the importance of reinstalling his new statue in 1998 by a decision from the late former PM Rafic Hariri.

  • An-Nahar of December 1 published the results of the Lebanese Hospitals Accreditation set by the Ministry of Health in coordination with international and Australian experts. The classifications showed that AUBMC was among the accredited hospitals and was categorized under grades A and B, along with Hotel Dieu and St, George hospitals.

  • As-Safir and Al-Mustaqbal of December 1 reported on the results of AUB's USFC council elections and said that Socialist Makram Rabah was elected the vice-president of the committee.

  • As-Safir and Al-Liwa of December 1 and Al-Anwar of December 2 announced that AUB Alumni will be holding a press conference, on the occasion of AUB Founders' Day in Rotana-Gefinor Hotel on December 3, to expose its plans for an international alumni association conference..

  • As-Safir, Al-Bayraq, Al-Liwa, Ad-Diyar and Al-Anwar of December 1 and An-Nahar of December 2 reported that First Lebanese Lady Andrée Lahoud received the new board members of the Women's League headed by President of the league Marianne Heath and VP Leila Ghantous in Baabda.

  • Al-Bayraq, Ad-Diyar, Al-Mustaqbal and Al-Anwar of December 1 and An-Nahar of December 2 reported on the opening of the three-day meeting organized by the Lebanese Ministry of Health and the Ministry of Social Affairs in Crown Plaza Hotel discussing social abuse and awareness. The papers said that deans of faculties of health sciences coming from different universities including AUB participated in the conference, in which ministers Mohammad Khalifeh and Nayla Mouawwad spoke.

  • Al-Bayraq of December 1 and Al-Anwar of December 2 announced that a concert will be held by the Groung Armenian Catholic Choir at Assembly Hall on November 4. The paper said that the concert will mark the 90th anniversary of the Armenian Genocide and that MP Michel Faraon will be among the participants.

  • Al-Liwa of December 1 and Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar and Ash-Sharq and L'Hebdo Magazine of December 2 reported on the medical seminar about diabetes, which was held by the faculties of medicine in AUB, USJ and LU with the Ministry of Health, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the Lebanese Diabetes Society, marking the International Diabetes Day. The papers said that Dr. Sami Azar from AUBMC, who heads the society, was among the participants along with 36 nurses coming from different hospitals including AUBMC. Dr. Azar said that 324 millions will have diabetes by the end of 2005, up by 72% from 2003.

  • Al-Mustaqbal and Al-Anwar of December 1 reported on the meeting of the education forum at AUB with the Lebanese Minister of Education Khaled Kabbani at West Hall on November 29, discussing the educational reform in Lebanon and its elements. Kabbani talked about the influence of the corrupt political and administrative practices in Lebanon on the educational sector. The paper said that Professor Karma El Hassan, director of AUB's Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA) introduced the minister,

  • Al-Anwar of December 1 carried AUB's announcement of the concert which will be held at Assembly Hall on December two, by the National Lebanese Oriental Orchestra conducted by Dr. Walid Gholmieh. The concert will be held in support of Zaki Nassif Music Program and under the patronage of the Minister of Culture Tareq Mitri.

  • The Daily Star of December 1 reported on the lecture by the Chair of the AUB Political Science Department MP Farid El-Khazen, at West Hall. Khazen discussed the political crises in Lebanon and said that Lebanese political parties should start a dialogue to reach a national agreement on issues like Hizbullah and Palestinian weapons. He called on Hizbullah to open talks with other political groups in the country.

  • L'Orient-Le Jour of December 1 published a long article on the importance of Hamra area and the situation of coffee shops and restaurants in this part of Beirut. The paper said that the presence of AUBMC in Hamra is one of the things that make it the dynamic center of the capital, and that the core of apartments for rent is located next to AUB, where many students reside.

  • Assayad of December 1 reported on the roundtable discussions which were held at West Hall by Yussra al-Moqaddam and Mona Amyouni with the participation of George Dorléan on the writings of Sabah Kharrat Zouein. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature.

  • Assayad of December 1 reported on the forthcoming concert by Lebanese Singer Magida El-Roumi in the Forum De Beyrouth and which is in support of AUB Students Scholarship Fund.

  • Assayad of December 1 announced that some sources from AUB declared that the standard of air pollution in the cities and highways exceed the international norms.

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