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November 2009

  • An-Nahar, The Daily Star, and L’Orient Le Jour of November 2 published an ad by the American University of Beirut Medical Center announcing the return of Dr. Marc Bassim from the United States of America to Lebanon. The papers said that Dr. Bassim is a specialist in diseases and surgery of the ear, as well as hearing balance, facial nerve, and cochlear implant, adding that he is receiving patients in the Private Clinics, 3rd floor of AUBMC.
  • An-Nahar of November 3 reported on a lecture given at AUB by the Lebanese Minister of Culture Tammam Salam on the cultural, educational, touristic, and economic role of Beirut in the Middle East. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Women’s League of the American University of Beirut.
  • L’Orient Le Jour of November 3 published an article discussing the adverse effects of obesity among children arguing that they are more susceptible to developing diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, arterial hypertension, and high levels of triglycerides. The paper quoted a 2003 study conducted by a team of researchers from the American University of Beirut led by the dean of AUB’s Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Nahla Hwalla. The paper also said that Dean Hwalla, who is also head of the Lebanese Association for Nutrition and Nutritional Sciences, participated in a conference entitled “Current Nutritional Challenges among Children, Youth, and Adolescents” organized by the association, during which she recommended managing and eliminating the “obesogenic environment” that is causing obesity among the young population in Lebanon.
  • Al-Balad of November 4 published an interview with the head of the cardiac surgery unit at Hotel Dieu Hospital in Beirut, Dr. Victor Jbara, on survival rates of patients treated for congenital heart disorders and other heart diseases. The paper said that Dr. Jbara is an AUB alumnus.
  • An-Nahar of November 5 reported that head of the AUBMC surgery department Dr. Jamal Hobballah was among the 8000 surgeons worldwide to attend the 95th American College of Surgeons 95th Annual Clinical Congress recently held in Chicago.
  • As-Safir of November 5 reported on the first conference held by Lebanese Society of Osteoporosis and Metabolic Bone Disorders (OSTEOS) during which it announced its new osteoporosis prevention and treatment program and fracture risk calculator called FRAX Lebanon. The paper said that FRAX came to Lebanon as a result of the efforts of AUBMC doctor and president of OSTEOS Ghada Hajj Fuleihan and the Lebanese Ministry of Health Dr. Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh, adding that it can be accessed at the American University of Beirut Medical Center.
  • Al-Anwar of November 5 published an interview with Drs. William Zoghby and Huda Habri, two Lebanese doctors living in the United States of America and currently working to find alternative methods to open heart surgery, and treatment of genetically transmitted diseases, respectively. The paper said that Dr. Zoghby attended two years of medical school at the American University of Beirut before moving to the United States in 1980 during the Lebanese civil war.
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 6 reported on the recent student elections that took place at the University of Saint Joseph. The paper quoted the March 14 student coordinator Samir Al-‘Ashi as saying that he promises “another victory for the party during the forthcoming American University of Beirut student elections.”
  • As-Safir of November 6 reported on the recent statement issued by Hizbullah denying allegations by United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon in his recent report assessing Lebanon and Israel’s compliance with the UN resolution 1701 in which he accused Hizbullah of violating the terms of the resolution. The paper quoted Hizbullah member Nawwaf Mousawi on the matter while speaking at an American University of Beirut function.
  • Al-Anwar and Al-Bayraq of November 6 reported on the annual dinner organized by the American University of Beirut Cultural Club of the South, held at the Qaryat Al-Saha At-Turathiyya restaurant in Beirut. The paper said that the dinner was attended by Lebanese MP Nawwaf Mousawi along with the AUB Dean of Student Affairs Maroun Kisirwani, and Associate Dean of Student Affairs Talal Nizameddine.
  • Al-Anwar of November 6 reported that a delegation of nurses from the Nursing School of the American University of Beirut accompanied the wife of the Lebanese Minister of Health, Suzie Mohamed Jawad Khalifeh, and the president of Nour Association, Marlene Asaad Hardan, on a tour around a number of schools in Hasbayya and Marje’yun to spread awareness on how to prevent and treat the H1N1 virus.
  • The Daily Star of November 7 published a political editorial by the director of the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs Rami Khouri entitled, “Turning the Tables on the Arab Security State,” in which he assesses the role of Arab youth and intellectuals in questioning the present political and social order.
  • L’Orient Le Jour of November 7 reported on a lecture given at the American University of Beirut by Iranian graphic designer Reza Abedini. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the AUB Department of Architecture and Design in collaboration with the Embassy of Spain in Lebanon, and that Abedini lectured on the influence of Iranian culture and writing on his designs.
  • Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Liwa’, As-Safir, Ad-Diyar, Al-Anwar, Al-Akhbar, L’Orient Le Jour, and Al-Bayraq of November 7 reported that American University of Beirut professors Makhlouf Haddadine and Nisreen Ghaddar have been chosen to join the Lebanese Academy of Sciences as members.  The papers said that outgoing Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Siniora announced their membership during the inauguration of the academy’s first annual symposium entitled, “Sciences in Lebanon: Present Challenges and Future Directions,” held at Crown Plaza Hotel, Beirut.
  • An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal, As-Safir, Al-Anwar, and Al-Bayraq of November 7 reported on a lecture given at the American University of Beirut by the Lebanese Minister of Culture Tammam Salam on the cultural, educational, touristic, and economic role of Beirut in the Middle East. The papers said that the lecture was organized by the Women’s League of the American University of Beirut.
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 8 published an article presenting a viable future method of farming, such as vertical planting, and discussed subsequent irrigation methods. The paper said that American University of Beirut professor of Biochemistry Mustafa Soufi established a particular irrigation method suited for this kind of farming.
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 8 reported that American University of Beirut professor Saouma Boujaoude participated in the International Association of Universities and Notre Dame University – Louaize’s jointly organized 2009 IAU International Conference entitled, “The Role of Higher Education in Fostering the Culture of Dialogue and Understanding.”
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 8 reported that head of the American University of Beirut Medical Center Surgery Department Dr. Jamal Hobballah was among the 8000 surgeons worldwide to attend the 95th American College of Surgeons Annual Clinical Congress that was recently held in Chicago.
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 9 reported on a recent gun-fight that took place at a nightclub in Beirut and said that those injured in the fight were sent to the American University of Beirut Medical Center for treatment.
  • Al-Liwa’ of November 9 reported on a lecture given at the American University of Beirut by the Lebanese Minister of Culture Tammam Salam on the cultural, educational, touristic, and economic role of Beirut in the Middle East. The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Women’s League of AUB.
  • An-Nahar of November 10 published an article investigating the reasons behind the extreme fluctuations in weather conditions in Lebanon. The paper quoted American University of Beirut professor of land and water resources Nadim Farajallah on this phenomenon.
  • Beirut Letter, Progressive Socialist Party, Lebanese Kataeb, and Al-Khiyam of November 10 listed brief biographies of the members of the new national unity government recently announced by Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri. The papers said the among the new ministers who are American University of Beirut graduates are: Minister of Economy and Commerce Muhammad Safadi, who received a BBA from AUB in 1968; Minister of Information Tarek Mitri who received a BA in Philosophy from AUB; Minister of Energy Jubran Bassil who has a ME  from AUB in 1993; Minister of Industry Ibrahim Dahdahian who received a BE from AUB in 1961; Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar who earned a BBA from AUB in 1987; and Minister of Health Mohamed Jawad Khalifeh who completed his residency in general surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 1990, and is professor at the AUB Faculty of Medicine.
  • Progressive Socialist Party of November 10 published the biography of the new Lebanese Minister of State Wael Abu Faour and said that he is recipient of a BBA from the American University of Beirut.
  • www.tayyar.org of November 10 published an article commenting on the recent controversy surrounding a modern history book used at International College (IC), which agreed to place opaque stickers over pages of this middle school textbook that label Hizbullah, along with other resistance movements in the Arab world, as a terrorist group. The paper quoted American University of Beirut professor of political studies Ohaness Goktchian during an interview with BBC as saying, “We are raising another generation of children who identify themselves with their communities and not their nation… history is what unites people. Without history we can’t have unity.”
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 10 reported that American University of Beirut alumna Raghida Haddad, who is executive editor of Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia (Environment and Development) magazine, won this year’s Earth Journalism Award for her report on the effects of global warming on climate change.
  • Al-Akhbar of November 10 reported that the Lebanese American University, Jbeil hosted the Seventh Arab Conference on Antimicrobial Agents. The paper said that the conference was held in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, the World Health Organization, Balamand University, and the Lebanese University.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/164890
  • Al-Akhbar of November 10 reported that the Anis Makdisi Program in Literature at the American University of Beirut is holding on the afternoon of November 11 an international symposium on Edward W. Said.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165099
  • Al-Anwar of November 10 announced that the Women's Auxiliary of the American University of Beirut Medical Center is hosting a presentation by Maxime Chaya who will be lecturing about his daring travel adventures, including trips to Mount Everest and Antarctica.
  • Al-Akhbar of November 10 published an article surveying the reasons of the rising unemployment among Arab women. The paper gave the example of American University of Beirut alumna Hanin who quit her career in Lebanon to join her husband in a Gulf country where she took a job.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/164886
  • Saida Online of November 10 published an interview with Dr. Mouaz Hussein Al- Mallah who is head of the Cardiac Imaging Department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The paper said that Al-Mallah received an MD from the American University of Beirut in 1998.
  • An-Nahar, Al-Liwa’, As-Safir, and Al-Bayraq of November 10, and Al-Mustqbal of November 11 reported that the Lebanese American University, Jbeil hosted the Seventh Arab Conference on Antimicrobial Agents. The papers said that the Conference was held in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, the World Health Organization, Balamand University, and the Lebanese University. The papers also said that the Conference was held under the auspices of Lebanese Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who gave the opening remarks.
  • As-Safir of November 10, and An-Nahar, Al-Mustaqbal, As-Safir, Ad-Diyar, and Al-Anwar of November 11 reported that seven members of the newly formed Lebanese national unity government are American University of Beirut graduates; they include, Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Safadi (BBA 1968); Minister of Information Tarek Mitri (BA 1974),  Minister of Energy Jubran Bassil (BE 1992, ME 1993); Minister of Industry Abraham Dedeyan (BE 1961); Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar (BBA 1987); Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who completed his residency in general surgery at the AUB Medical Center in 1990, and is professor at AUB’s Faculty of Medicine; and Minister of State Wael Abou Faour (BBA 1994).
  • As-Safir of November 11 published an article surveying the history of the founding of the Beirut Arab University (BAU). The paper said that when naming BAU, Jamal Abdel Nassir avoided naming it the Arab University of Beirut, which would be similar to the name American University of Beirut in word order, to emphasize the Arab identity of the university.
  • Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Lebanon Files, Lebanese Kataeb, and Al-Liwa’ of November 10, and As-Safir of November 11 reported that seven members of the newly formed Lebanese national unity government are American University of Beirut graduates; they include, Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Safadi (BBA 1968); Minister of Information Tarek Mitri (BA 1974),  Minister of Energy Jubran Bassil (BE 1992, ME 1993); Minister of Industry Abraham Dedeyan (BE 1961); Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Saffar (BBA 1987); Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who completed his residency in general surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 1990, and is professor at the AUB Faculty of Medicine; and Minister of State Wael Abou Faour (BBA 1994).
  • An-Nahar and Al-Mustaqbal of November 11 reported that American University of Beirut alumna Raghida Haddad, who is executive editor of “Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia” (Environment and Development) magazine, won this year’s Earth Journalism Award for her report on the effects of global warming on climate change.
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 11 reported that the Syrian Commission for Fighting Money Laundry and Financing Terrorism recently honored Muhammad Baasiri, 3rd Vice-Governor of the Lebanese Central Bank, for his efforts in helping the Commission join Egmont group. The paper said that Baasiri was lecturer at the American University of Beirut.

  • Al-Liwa’ of November 11 published an interview with Dr. Mouaz Hussein Al- Mallah who is head of the Cardiac Imaging Department at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit, Michigan. The paper said that Al-Mallah received an MD from the American University of Beirut in 1998.

  • As-Safir of November 11 published a profile of new Lebanese Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar. The paper said that Al-Haffar received a BBA from the American University of Beirut in 1987.

  • Al-Liwa’ and Al-Manar of November 11 reported that an international symposium on Edward Said will be held at AUB’s College Hall on November 11. The paper said that the conference is organized by the American University of Beirut Anis Makdisi Program in Literature in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences.

  • Al-Akhbar of November 11 announced that Shafik Jeha’s book entitled, “Tarikh al-Ta’lim fi Bshamzin 1850-1951,” will be launched at the UNESCO palace on Saturday November 14 by the American University of Beirut and Zahra Association for Literature. 
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165258
  • Beirut Letter of November 11 reported that seven members of the newly formed Lebanese national unity government are American University of Beirut graduates; they include, Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Safadi (BBA 1968); Minister of Information Tarek Mitri (BA 1974),  Minister of Energy Jubran Bassil (BE 1992, ME 1993); Minister of Industry Abraham Dedeyan (BE 1961); Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar (BBA 1987); Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who completed his residency in general surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 1990, and is professor at the AUB Faculty of Medicine; and Minister of State Wael Abou Faour (BBA 1994).
  • SSNP of November 11 published a profile of late Arab nationalist and activist of Palestinian origin Yusuf Al-Sayegh. The paper said that Al-Sayegh is an American University of Beirut alumnus.
  • Oyoon Beirut of November 12 published a historical piece featuring the development of the Ras Beirut area, which coincided with the development of the American University of Beirut.
  • Full article available at: http://www.oyoonbeirut.com/
  • Al-Akhbar of November 12 reported that UNRWA Commissioner-General Karen Abu Zayd lectured at the American University of Beirut to discuss the status of UNRWA’s benefits to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon in comparison to other Arab countries, and made recommendations for improvement.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165406
  • Al-Akhbar of November 12 reported that the American University of Beirut’s Women’s Rights Club, in collaboration with the Health Sciences Expertise Club, held a seminar on sexual and reproductive rights. The paper said that the seminar was part of an international campaign organized by the Coalition for Sexual and Bodily Rights in Muslim Societies (CSBR) entitled, “One Day One Struggle,” and featured Ghiwa Sayegh as speaker on behalf of the AUB Women’s Rights Club, and Dr. Faysal El Kak, professor of reproductive health at the AUB Faculty of Health Science.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165246
  • Saida Online of November 12 reported on the content of a new report issued by the Chief Executive Officer of the national hospital of Saida Dr. Ali Abdul Jawad in which he mentions that the hospital is a site for training of medical students in Lebanon, including those studying at the American University of Beirut.
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  • Elnashra of November 12 reported that the American University of Beirut participated in the university orientation and admission fair hosted and organized by the Safadi Cultural Center. The paper said that the fair gave the opportunity for prospective undergraduate students from various high schools to find out about learning opportunities at universities in Lebanon.
  • L’Orient Le Jour of November 12 reported that the Lebanese American University, Jbeil hosted the Seventh Arab Conference on Antimicrobial Agents. The papers said that the Conference was held in collaboration with the American University of Beirut, the World Health Organization, Balamand University, and the Lebanese University. The paper also said that the conference was held under the auspices of Lebanese Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who gave the opening remarks, and that AUB Medical Center professors Ali Bazarbachi and Alex Abdulnoor participated in the Conference.
  • L’Orient Le Jour of November 12 reported that American University of Beirut alumna Raghida Haddad, who is executive editor of “Al-Bia Wal-Tanmia” (Environment and Development) magazine, won this year’s Earth Journalism Award for her report on the effects of global warming on climate change.
  • Terra.net of November 13 and Al Markazia of November 12 reported on a lecture given by world famous mountaineer Maxim Chaya about his daring travel adventures that included, among other locations, his trip to Mount Everest on May 15, 2006, and Antarctica. The papers said that the lecture was organized by the Women's Auxiliary of the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Full articles available at:
  • Al-Markazia of November 13 reported on the opening of the conference entitled “Youth and Democratic Change” organized by the Initiatives for Development organization. The paper said that the organization’s head, American University of Beirut Professor of Political Studies Farid El Khazen, participated in the opening session.
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  • An-Nahar of November 13 reported on an illustrated lecture by Professor Nota Kourou of the Department of Archaeology at the University of Athens entitled, "Greeks and Phoenicians: Trying New Sea Routes in the 1st Millennium BC." The paper said that the lecture was organized by the Society of Friends of the American University of Beirut Museum.
  • Al-Anwar, Al-Markazia, and Al-Mustaqbal of November 13, Al-Liwa’ of November 14, and As-Safir of November 15 reported on the opening of the sixteenth annual scientific conference organized by the Lebanese Association for Advancement of Sciences and the National Council for Scientific Research in collaboration with the Beirut Arab University entitled “Science in the 21st Century.” The papers said that during the opening day of the conference, American University of Beirut professors of medicine Suheil Jabbour and Adel Berbari received awards in recognition of their medical achievements.
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  • Al-Markazia of November 13, and Al-Liwa’ of November 15 reported on the signing of Shafik Jeha’s book entitled Tarikh al-Ta’lim fi Bshamzin 1850-1951, at the UNESCO Palace. The paper said that the event was organized by the American University of Beirut and Zahra Association for Literature.
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  • Now Lebanon of November 14 published an article recounting the incidents that led to a street fight in a neighborhood in Beirut on October 23, and said that one of those involved in the fight was transferred to the American University of Beirut Medical Center for treatment.
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  • Elnashra and Al-Markazia of November 14 carried the announcement by the head of the student union of the Lebanese Phalange Party Elie Maalouf who said that his party will maintain its alliance with students of the March 14 bloc during the forthcoming student elections at the American University of Beirut. Full articles available at:
  • Elnashra of November 14 published a historical piece recounting the history of Qureitem area which runs through Ras Beirut including the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.elnashra.com/articles-1-16234.html
  • Ad-Diyar of November 14 reported on the opening of the sixteenth annual scientific conference organized by the Lebanese Association for Advancement of Sciences and the National Council for Scientific Research in collaboration with the Beirut Arab University entitled “Science in the 21st Century.” The paper said that during the opening ceremony of the Conference, American University of Beirut professors of medicine Suheil Jabbour and Adel Berbari received awards in recognition of their medical achievements.
  • As-Safir of November 15 reported on the proceedings of the international symposium on Edward Said that was held at the American University of Beirut November 11. The papers said that the conference was organized by AUB’s Anis Makdisi Program in Literature in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Full articles available at:
  • Elnashra of November 15 reported that 150 students from Arab Academy of Science and Technology participated in a sports tournament held at the American University of Beirut last May. Full article available at: http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-367025.html   
  • Al-Akhbar of November 15 published a profile featuring Lebanese reporter of war Nahida Nakad. The paper said that Nakad is an American University of Beirut graduate.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165706
  • Al-Akhbar of November 15 published a commentary on the forthcoming student elections to be held at the American University of Beirut on Tuesday November 17, highlighting the campaigns held by candidates.
  • Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165557
  • As-Safir of November 15 carried the announcement by the American University of Beirut declaring the passing away of its Emeritus Professor of Arab and Near Eastern Languages Fuad Hanna Tarazi on November 14.
  • As-Safir of November 15 said that American University of Beirut professor of land and water resources Nadim Farajallah participated in the round table discussion held at the Lebanese Syndicate of Engineers headquarters and organized by the Friends of Ibrahim Abdul ‘Al Association entitled “Arab Perspective on Confronting Israel’s Interest in the Jordan River Basin.”
  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 15 published a commentary on the forthcoming student elections to be held at the American University of Beirut on Tuesday November 17. Full article available at: http://www.almustaqbal.org/news_details.php?id=ODExNjA=&t=5

  • Lebanon Files of November 16 announced that an awareness campaign to promote the health hazards associated with smoking narguileh will be held at the Aicha Bakkar Public Health Center. The paper said that the campaign is organized by the Public Health Center in collaboration with the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.lebanonfiles.com/news_desc.php?id=127103

  • Elnashra of November 16 reported on the opening of the media workshop at the American University of Beirut organized by the University’s Journalism Training Program in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The paper said that the workshop aimed at addressing improving cooperation between the parliament and the media. The paper also said that British Ambassador to Lebanon Francis Guy expressed pride that the British Embassy, through the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, would be taking part in this workshop and stressed the importance of the transparency of all parliamentary actions. Full article available at: http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-367531.html

  • The Daily Star of November 16 published a political editorial arguing that the student body at the American University of Beirut represents a micro-image of the intricate Lebanese political system, adding that this was well reflected in the way the student elections at the University is taking place. Full article available at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=108783

  • Alzoa, Al-Mustaqbal, Elnashra, Lebanese News Agency, and Al-Markazia of November 16 reported on the media workshop held at the American University of Beirut and organized by the University’s Journalism Training Program in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy. The papers said that the workshop aimed at addressing improving cooperation between the parliament and the media. Full articles available at:  

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=378953    

    http://www.alzoa.com/docView.php?con=45&docID=83123

  • Alzoa and Al-Mustaqbal of November 16 announced that an awareness campaign to promote awareness of the health hazards associated with smoking narguileh was held at the Dar Al-Fatwa health center. The papers said that the campaign is organized by the public health center in collaboration with the American University of Beirut. Full articles available at:

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=378966

    http://www.alzoa.com/docView.php?con=45&docID=83703

  • Al-Liwa’ of November 16 published a commentary on the forthcoming student elections to be held at the American University of Beirut on Tuesday November 17, highlighting the campaigns held by candidates. The paper said that 209 student candidates ran for this year’s elections. Full article available at: http://www.aliwaa.com.lb/default.aspx?NewsID=158022

  • An-Nahar of November 16 reported that seven members of the newly formed Lebanese national unity government are American University of Beirut graduates; they include, Minister of Economy and Trade Muhammad Safadi (BBA 1968); Minister of Information Tarek Mitri (BA 1974), Minister of Energy Jubran Bassil (BE 1992, ME 1993); Minister of Industry Abraham Dedeyan (BE 1961); Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar (BBA 1987); Minister of Public Health Mohammed Jawad Khalifeh who completed his residency in general surgery at the American University of Beirut Medical Center in 1990, and is professor at the American University of Beirut Faculty of Medicine; and Minister of State Wael Abou Faour (BBA 1994).

  • Lebanese Forces of November 16 published a profile of new Lebanese Minister of Finance Raya Muhammad Ali Al Haffar. The paper said that Al-Haffar received a BBA from the American University of Beirut in 1987.

    Full article available at:

    http://www.lebanese-forces.com/ar/artde.asp?id=11&newsid=66494   

  • TRA of November 17 announced that the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE) Communications Society Lebanon Chapter, will be holding the third IEEE Lebanon Communications Workshop 2009 (IEEE LCW'09) on Saturday November 21, 2009 at the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.tra.gov.lb/EventDetails.aspx?pageid=1672

  • TerraNet of November 17 reported that the Chief General of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Ashraf Rifi met with Amal Movement and Hizbullah representatives over the weekend to discuss providing greater assistance in law and order enforcement in the Beirut suburbs. The paper quoted Timur Goksel, a former adviser to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and political science lecturer at American University of Beirut, as saying “the decision to allow ISF officers into the southern suburbs could prove beneficial to all parties.” Full article available at: http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=488446&ChannelId=4

  • Future News of November 17 reported that the elections for the Student Representative Council at the American University of Beirut will be held on the same day. Full article available at: http://www.future-news.tv/details.php?id=MjM1MzM=Saida

  • Online of November 17 carried the announcement by the Lebanese Democratic Women Congregation declaring the death of its president Wadad Nehmeh Shakhtura, and that condolences will be held at the American University of Beirut Alumni Association headquarters in Wardieh, Hamra on November 20. Full article available at: http://www.saidaonline.com/news.php?go=fullnews&newsid=30866

  • Newstin.ae, Future News, Elnashra, and Ahrar News of November 17, and Beirut Online, TerraNet, Now Lebanon, Lebanese Forces, Beirut Letter, Progressive Socialist Party, Lebanon Files, Al-Anwar , Al-Liwa’, and Lebanese Kataeb of November 18 reported on the results of the Student Representative Council elections at the American University of Beirut that were held on November 17. The papers said that students supported by the March 14 coalition won the majority of seats on the council. Full articles available at:

    http://www.future-news.tv/details.php?id=MjM1NjE

    http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-368281.html

  • Al-Akhbar of November 17 reported on a workshop organized by the World Health Organization in collaboration with the Lebanese Ministry of Health and the Faculty of Public Health at the American University of Beirut on the effect of climate change on health and the spread of diseases such as Malaria. Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165989

  • Saida Online of November 17 reported that the Chief General of the Lebanese Internal Security Forces (ISF) Ashraf Rifi met with Amal Movement and Hizbullah representatives over the weekend to discuss providing greater assistance in law and order enforcement in the Beirut suburbs. The paper quoted Timur Goksel, a former adviser to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) and political science lecturer at American University of Beirut, as saying “the decision to allow ISF officers into the southern suburbs could prove beneficial to all parties.” Full article available at: http://www.saidaonline.com/en/news.php?go=fullnews&newsid=15711

  • Al-Liwa’, Al-Mustaqbal, and Lebanon Files of November 17 reported on the media workshop held at the American University of Beirut and organized by the University’s Journalism Training Program in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, which aimed at addressing improving cooperation and communication between the parliament and the media. Full articles available at:

    http://www.aliwaa.com.lb/default.aspx?NewsID=158234

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=379125  

  • Al-Akhbar of November 17 published a profile of Lebanon’s new Minister of Industry Abraham Dedeyan. The paper said that Dedeyan received a BE from the American University of Beirut in 1961. Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/165923

  • Lebanon Files of November 17 reported that the American University of Beirut Dean of Student Affairs Maroun Kisirwani announced the results of the student representative council elections at AUB following the end of election day on November 17. Full story available at: http://www.lebanonfiles.com/news_desc.php?id=127463

  • Lebanon Files of November 17 carried the announcement by the New Democratic Movement congratulating its three student candidates who won during the recent student elections at the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.lebanonfiles.com/news_desc.php?id=127464

  • Al-Markazia of November 17 reported that intense security measures have been implemented in and around the American University of Beirut campus during its student election day. Full article available at: http://www.almarkazia.net/Justice.aspx?ArticleID=14426

  • Lebanese Forces of November 18 published a political editorial commenting on the possible response of the Lebanese opposition to the victory of the 14 of March coalition in the student elections at the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.lebanese-forces.com/ar/artde.asp?newsid=67326

  • Now Lebanon, Al-Liwa’, Al-Mustaqbal, Al-Anwar, Ahrar News, Al-Markaziah, and the Progressive Socialist Party Lebanon, and Dar Al-Hayat of November 18 carried the announcement issued following the March 14 General Secretariat meeting congratulating the coalition’s students at the American University of Beirut and the University of Saint Joseph for winning the recent student elections. Full article available at:

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArchiveDetails.aspx?ID=127214

  • Lebanese Forces of November 18 published an article describing the victory of the students of the March 14 coalition at the American University of Beirut’s recent student elections as a “sweeping” one. The paper also described it as a democratic exercise par excellence. Full article available at:

    http://www.lebanese-forces.com/ar/artde.asp?id=11&newsid=67389

  • An-Nahar of November 19 and Al-Markaziah of November 18 announced that American University of Beirut Associate Provost and mechanical engineering professor Nesreen Ghaddar recently became the second Lebanon-based member of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences following her research on thermal comfort and renewable energy. The paper said that Ghaddar is the second AUB professor to join the academy after professor of chemistry Makhluf Haddadin. Full article available at:

    http://www.almarkazia.net/Miscellaneous.aspx?ArticleID=14518

    http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=4&table=tarbia&type=tarbia&day=Thu

  • Now Lebanon of November 18 published a commentary on the recent student elections held at the American University of Beirut on November 17. The paper said that many Lebanese claim university elections, especially those at the American University of Beirut, reflect where the country is going politically. mFull article available at:

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=127191

  • Al-Mustaqbal and Lebanon Files of November 18 announced that engineer Samir Emile Abu Samra was elected head of the Higher Council of the Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB).  Full article available at:

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=379212

    http://www.lebanonfiles.com/news_desc.php?id=127642

  • An-Nahar of November 19 and Al-Akhbar and Al-Liwa’ of November 18 reported on the last session of the seminar entitled, “Approaches and Solutions for Security and Survival Conditions of Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon,” in which Rami Khouri, the director of AUB’s Issam Fares Institute of Public Policy and International Affairs, participated. Full article available at:

    http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=4&table=kadar&type=kadar&day=Thu

    http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166109

  • Al-Akhbar of November 18 reported on a lecture given by the Marxist philosopher Etienne Balibar during his recent visit to Beirut to participate in the international symposium on Edward Said that was held at the American University of Beirut on November 11, and organized by the AUB Anis Makdisi Program in Literature in collaboration with the Faculty of Arts and Sciences. Full article available at:

    http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166173

  • Al-Anwar of November 18 reported on the signing of Shafik Jeha’s book entitled Tarikh al-Ta’lim fi Bshamzin 1850-1951, at the UNESCO Palace. The paper said that the event was organized by the American University of Beirut, International College, and Zahra Association for Literature. Full article available at:

    http://www.alanwar-leb.com/article.php?categoryID=6&articleID=65345

  • Al-Mustqbal, Ahrar News, Lebanese Forces, Al-Markaziah, and Almustaqbal.org of November 18 carried the announcement by the youth wing of the Future Movement congratulating American University of Beirut students of the March 14 coalition for winning the majority of the Student Representative Council seats during the University’s recent student elections. The papers also said that the announcement hailed AUB as a “fortress of solidarity, freedom, and independence.” Full articles available at:

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=379211

    http://www.ahrarnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8308:q-q-----&catid=10:2009-01-08-16-39-37&Itemid=8

  • L’Orient Le Jour and Ad-Diyar of November 18 reported on the results of the Student Representative Council elections at the American University of Beirut that were held on November 17. The papers said that students supported by the March 14 coalition won the majority of seats on the council.

  • TerraNet of November 20 and Ahrar News, Progressive Socialist Party, BintJbeil.org, Lebanon Files, and Elnashra of November 19 reported on the discovery of the body of British reporter Elik Collet, which has been missing for 23 years, in the southern Lebanese village of ‘Aita Al-Fukhar. The papers said that the body of the reporter will be transported to the American University of Beirut Medical Center. Full articles available at:

    http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=489027&ChannelId=21

    http://www.ahrarnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8330:-------23-------&catid=10:2009-01-08-16-39-37&Itemid=8

  • TerraNet of November 19 reported on the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Flora and Fauna (CITES) conference held in Beirut and organized by the environmental NGO IndyACT and the International Fund for Animal Welfare to discuss the pressing environmental issues of trading with and hunting endangered animal species in Lebanon. The paper quoted Munir Abu Saeed, director of wildlife sanctuary Animal Encounter and a conservation lecturer at the American University of Beirut, as saying during the conference that “although it was important to regulate the animal trade, Lebanon’s wildlife faced a more pressing threat [through unregulated hunting.]” Full article available at:

    http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=488895&ChannelId=4

  • The Daily Star of November 18, and TerraNet and Individual.com of November 19 reported on art organizations 98weeks’s latest art project entitled “On Mar Mikhael.” The papers said that 98weeks has previously been a roving organization which held exhibitions and activities in several locations such as the American University of Beirut and Beit Sanayeh. Full article available at:

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=4&article_id=108860

    http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=488899&ChannelId=1

  • Lebanese Kataeb of November 19 published an opinion piece surveying the effects of sectarianism on the Christian population in Lebanon. The paper said the American University of Beirut harbored the proponents and founders of Arab nationalism. Full article available at:

    http://www.kataeb.org/breakDetails.asp?newsid=34439

  • An-Nahar of November 19 carried the announcement by the Youth Progressive Organization stating that it played an instrumental role in the victory of the students of the March 14 coalition during the recent student elections at the American University of Beirut. Full article available at:

    http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=8&table=tarbia&type=tarbia&day=Thu

  • Beirut Letter and Almustaqbal.org of November 20 published an interview with new Lebanese Minister of Finance Raya Al Haffar. The paper said that Al-Haffar received a BBA from the American University of Beirut in 1987. Full article available at:

    http://www.beirutletter.org/index.php?page=press&action=Detail&id=9235

  • The Daily Star and TMCnet.com of November 20 reported on the student elections held at Notre Dame University in Lebanon. The papers said that last week students supported by the March 14 coalition won the majority of seats in the student elections of the American University of Beirut. Full article available at:

    http://meltwaternews.com/b.asp?u=790311&r=15137368

  • The Daily Star of November 20 reported on the new Arabic comic book series The 99 by clinical psychologist Dr. Naif al-Mutawa. The paper said that Mutawa was recently invited by the American University of Beirut’s Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies and Research to lecture about his book series. Full article available at:

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=10&categ_id=4&article_id=108956

  • Al-Liwa’, Lebanon Files, and Al-Markazia of November 20 reported on the proceedings of the workshop held at the American University of Beirut and organized by University’s Journalism Training Program in cooperation with the Westminster Foundation for Democracy, which aimed at addressing improving cooperation and communication between the parliament and the media. Full article available at:

    http://www.aliwaa.com.lb/default.aspx?NewsID=158715

  • As-Safir of November 20 reported on the funeral services for late Wadad Nehmeh Shakhtura, president of Lebanese Democratic Women Congregation. The paper said that condolences will be accepted at the American University of Beirut Alumni Association headquarters in Wardieh, Hamra on the same day [November 20]. Full article available at: http://www.assafir.com/Article.aspx?EditionId=1395&ChannelId=32316&ArticleId=2071&Author=

  • Al-Markaziah and Al-Mustaqbal of November 20 and Al-Akhbar of November 22 reported on the Flag Day ceremony at the American University of Beirut that falls prior to Lebanon’s Independence Day. The paper said that AUB’s Dean of Student Affairs Maroun Kisirwani gave a brief speech during the ceremony. Full article available at:

    http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166502

  • As-Safir of November 22 reported that researchers at the American University of Beirut’s Department of Health Behavior and Education announced the results of a study entitled “Results of the Qualitative Study Evaluating the Implementation of Smoke Free Policies in Public Places in Lebanon” at Beirut’s Gefinor Rotana Hotel on November 20 on the topic of the partial success of the smoking ban campaigns at restaurants and bars and other public spaces in Lebanon. Full article available at:

    http://www.assafir.com/Article.aspx?EditionId=1396&ChannelId=32340&ArticleId=2168&Author=

  • Ahrar, Echo Beirut, Lebanese Kataeb, Now Lebanon, Al-Anwar, Lebanese Forces, and An-Nahar of November 22 reported on a dinner held by the Lebanese Forces party. The paper quoted the leader of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea as saying that “March 14 is present at the Notre Dame University… and the American University of Beirut.” Full article available at: http://www.ahrarnews.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=8415:-14---------15-16-17----13-&catid=12:top-right&Itemid=7

  • Monday Morning of November 22 reported on the results of the Student Representative Council elections at the American University of Beirut that were held on November 17. The papers said that students supported by the March 14 coalition won the majority of seats on the council. Full article available at: http://www.mmorning.com/ArticleC.asp?Article=7393&CategoryID=2

  • Al-Akhbar of November 22 reported that the body of British reporter Elik Collet, which has been missing for 27 years and discovered recently in the southern Lebanese village of ‘Aita Al-Fukhar, is now put to rest. The papers said that the body of Collet was transported to the American University of Beirut Medical Center after it was uncovered. Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166252

  • Beirut Letter of November 22 reported on the press conference held by the heads of the March 14 student groups in which they tried to rebut claims by the students of March 8 questioning the integrity of the recent student elections, and reaffirming that their victory at the Notre Dame University and the American University of Beirut is real. Full article available at:

    http://www.beirutletter.org/index.php?page=press&action=Detail&id=9260

  • Mowatinat.org of November 22 published an interview with new Lebanese Minister of Finance Raya Al Haffar. The paper said that Al-Haffar received a BBA from the American University of Beirut in 1987. Full article available at: http://www.mowatinat.org/articles/index.php?news=1344

  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 22 reported on the last day of the eleventh Lebanese congress on clinical microbiology and infectious diseases held at the Bristol Hotel, Beirut, in which American University of Beirut Medical Center Dr. Samir Arna’oot, representing the Center’s dean of medicine, participated. Full article available at:

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=379577

  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 22 reported on the recent fifth annual meeting of the Beirut Forum for Information. The paper said that Randa Sarhan from the American University of Beirut moderated the second session of the meeting. Full article available at:

    http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=379680

  • www.tayyar.org of November 23 published an article featuring the new USAID funded project of integrating people with disabilities into the Lebanese working market through engaging them in special skills training. The paper said that among the institutions supporting this integration are the American University of Beirut and the American University of Beirut Medical Center.  Full article available at: http://www.tayyar.org/Tayyar/News/PoliticalNews/ar-LB/129035200714668520.htm

  • Al-Akhbar of November 23 published a profile of Zeina Zaatari who has been a feminist activist in both Lebanon and the Arab world. The paper said that Zaatari is an American University of Beirut alumna. Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166645

  • Voix du Liban, Ahrar News, Elnashra, and Now Lebanon of November 23 carried the statement by the British embassy in Lebanon confirming through DNA testing the identity of the body of British reporter Elik Collet, which has been missing for more than two decades and discovered recently in the southern Lebanese village of ‘Aita Al-Fukhar. The papers said that the body of Collet was transported to the American University of Beirut Medical Center after it was uncovered. Full article available at: http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-371039.html

  • An-Nahar of November 23 carried the announcement issued following the March 14 General Secretariat meeting congratulating their students at the American University of Beirut and the University of Saint Joseph for winning the recent student elections. Full article available at: http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=18&table=mahaly&type=mahaly&day=Thu

  • An-Nahar of November 23 published an article commenting on the recent student elections at the American University of Beirut that culminated in the victory of the March 14 coalition. Full story available at: http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=3&table=tarbia&type=tarbia&day=Mon

  • Alwasat, Elnashra, Lebanon Files, and Voix du Liban of November 24 reported that Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah was admitted to the American University of Beirut Medical Center where he underwent a successful arterial catheterization procedure. Full article available at:

    http://www.alwasatnews.com/2636/news/read/337966/1.html

  • Now Lebanon of November 24 reported that Lebanese farmers frequently misuse pesticides on fruits and vegetables which subsequently poses public health risks, and that the government has no effective monitoring programs to ensure the safety of local produce on the market. The paper quoted American University of Beirut professor of agriculture Yusuf Abou-Jawdeh who is also an adviser to the Lebanese Ministry of Agriculture, as saying, “The heart of the problem is that the Ministry of Agriculture does not have enough staff to educate farmers on how to properly use pesticides, nor does it have enough personnel to monitor produce for sale on the local market.”

    Full article available at:

    http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=128469&MID=11&PID=2

  • www.tayyar.org and Al-Markaziah of November 24 reported that Grand Ayatollah Muhammad Hussein Fadlallah was admitted to the American University of Beirut Medical Center where he underwent a successful arterial catheterization procedure.

    Full article available at: http://www.tayyar.org/Tayyar/News/PoliticalNews/ar-LB/129035872947316120.htm

  • Al-Akhbar of November 24 published an article featuring musician Marwan Abado who gave a concert at the American University of Beirut’s Assembly Hall in March 2008.

    Full article available at: http://www.al-akhbar.com/ar/node/166750

  • Lebanese Kataeb of November 24 reported that the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut recently held a workshop for 14 student counselors from different schools in Lebanon to provide them with information, facts, figures, and news about the nursing profession and about academic nursing programs at AUB.

    Full article available at: http://www.kataeb.org/breakDetails.asp?newsid=35152

  • Lebanese Kataeb of November 25 reported that the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon commended the efforts of the British and Lebanese authorities in discovering the body of British reporter Elik Collet, which has been missing for more than two decades and discovered recently in the southern Lebanese village of ‘Aita Al-Fukhar. The paper said that the body of Collet was transported to the American University of Beirut Medical Center after it was uncovered.

    Full article available at: http://www.kataeb.org/articledetails.asp?articleid=26072

  • The Progressive Socialist Party of November 25 reported on a new youth movement in Lebanon called Sarkha that advocates the eradication of sectarian alliances that are pervasive among student parties at universities in Lebanon. The paper said that Sarkha was founded at the Lebanese American University and is seeing the light at the American University of Beirut.

    Full article available at:

    http://www.psp.org.lb/Default.aspx?tabid=205&mid=1291&ctl=ArticleView&articleId=37511

  • TerraNet of November 25 reported that senior Lebanese politicians are now seeking to contact the United Nations in order to declare Security Council Resolution 1559 as fully implemented. The paper quoted Chafik Masri, American University of Beirut professor in international law as saying that “The resolution cannot [be declared fulfilled] by a simple request of the Lebanese government…, it is subject to the decision of the Security Council.”

    Full article available at: http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=489827&ChannelId=4

  • The Daily Star of November 25 published an article featuring the undergraduate and graduate nursing programs offered at the American University of Beirut’s Hariri School of Nursing.

    Full article available at: http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=109064

  • TRA.GOV.LB of November 25 reported on the third IEEE Lebanon Communications Workshop 2009 which was held on Saturday November 21, 2009 at the American University of Beirut.

    Full article available at: http://www.tra.gov.lb/NewsDetails.aspx?pageid=1702

  • Bintjbeil.org, Elnashara, Lebanon Files, Now Lebanon, Lebanese Forces, and Lebanese Kataeb of November 25 reported that a Lebanese citizen by the name of Radwan Shafiq was transported to the American University of Beirut Medical Center for treatment after suffering serious injuries following an explosion of a mine from a cluster bomb dropped on the western Bekaa valley in the summer of 2006.

  • Lebanese Kataeb and Elnashra of November 25 reported that researchers at the American University of Beirut’s Department of Health Behavior and Education announced the results of a study entitled, “Results of the Qualitative Study Evaluating the Implementation of Smoke Free Policies in Public Places in Lebanon,” at Beirut’s Gefinor Rotana Hotel on November 20 on the topic of the partial success of the smoking ban campaigns at restaurants and bars and other public spaces in Lebanon.

    Full article available at: http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-372037.html

  • Al-Anwar of November 26 announced the results of the 7th Independence University Sports Tournament organized by the American University of Science and Technology and sponsored by the University Sports Federation of Lebanon. The paper said that the American University of Beirut ranked third place in the foot salle games.

    Full article available at:

    http://www.alanwar-leb.com/article.php?categoryID=9&articleID=66111

  • Al-Balad of November 26 published an interview with Lebanese architect Jean Pierre Jbara. The paper said that Jbara is an American University of Beirut alumnus.

    Full article available at: http://www.albaladonline.com/html/story.php?sid=85280

  • As-Safir of November 26 reported on an art exhibit at the Faraoun museum which featured contemporary jewelry designs influenced by the deconstruction movement. The paper said that among the pieces exhibited was one designed by architect Zaha Hadid who received an honorary doctorate from the American University of Beirut in 2005.

    Full article available at: http://www.assafir.com/article.aspx?EditionId=1399&ChannelId=32411&ArticleId=2613

  • Bintjbeil.org of November 26 published an article featuring the new USAID funded project of integrating people with disabilities into the Lebanese working market through engaging them in special skills training. The paper said that among the institutions that are supporting this integration are the American University of Beirut and its Medical Center.

    Full article available at: http://www.bintjbeil.org/index.php?show=news&action=article&id=19343

  • The Daily Star of November 26 reported on a lecture by Fateh Azzam, the Middle East regional representative of the Office of the Higher Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR). The paper said that the lecture, which tackled the viability of the right to return for Palestinian refugees in Lebanon while they are being denied their human rights, was hosted by the American University of Beirut’s Issam Fares Institute's program on Policy and Governance in Palestinian Refugee Camps.

    Full article available at:

    http://www.dailystar.com.lb/article.asp?edition_id=1&categ_id=1&article_id=109166

  • Al-Manar of November 26 reported that researchers at the American University of Beirut’s Department of Health Behavior and Education announced the results of a study entitled, “Results of the Qualitative Study Evaluating the Implementation of Smoke Free Policies in Public Places in Lebanon,” on the topic of the smoking ban campaigns at restaurants and bars and other public spaces in Lebanon. The paper quoted assistant research professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB, who is contributing to the study, Rima Nakkash as saying, “There needs to be a law in Lebanon to ban smoking in public spaces, and a group that enforces this law.”

    Full article available at: http://www.almanar.com.lb/NewsSite/NewsDetails.aspx?id=112973

  • As-Safir of November 26 reported that Associate Professor at the Department of Environmental Health at the American University of Beirut, Rima Habib lectured on the status of and relation between water and health in the village of Bibnin at a conference entitled, “Initiatives and Development Projects for Regions Neighboring Nahr El Bared Camp.” The paper said that the conference is organized by the Lebanese Palestinian Dialogue Committee.

    Full article available at: http://www.assafir.com/article.aspx?EditionId=1399&ChannelId=32411&ArticleId=2535

  • Lebanese Forces of November 27 reported on a dinner held by the Lebanese Forces party. The paper quoted the leader of the Lebanese Forces Samir Geagea as saying that “March 14 is present at the Notre Dame University… and the American University of Beirut.”

    Full article available at:

    http://www.lebanese-forces.com/ar/artde.asp?id=11&newsid=67775

  • As-Safir of November 28 reported on a new youth movement in Lebanon called Sarkha that advocates for the eradication of sectarian alliances that are pervasive among student parties at universities in Lebanon. The paper said that Sarkha was founded at the Lebanese American University and is seeing the light at the American University of Beirut.

    Full article available at: http://www.assafir.com/WeeklyArticle.aspx?EditionId=1400&WeeklyArticleId=62602&ChannelId=8259&Author=زينة-برجاوي

  • Ad-Diyar of November 29 reported on the murder of Lebanese businesswoman Andre Toufic Salim Bejjani while she was staying in a hotel in New York. The paper said that Bejjani is an AUB alumna who received a degree in business administration.

  • An-Nahar of November 29 published an article featuring recently published books on Beirut on the occasion of it being named the World Capital of the Book 2009. The paper said that one of the books, entitled, “1845-1914: Seventy Years of the History of the French Postage in Beirut,” by Simaan Bassil, surveys the rise of academic institutions in Beirut including the Syrian Protestant College, which was later named the American University of Beirut.

    Full story available at: http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=5&table=mulhak_thakafi&type=mulhak_thakafi&day=Sun

  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 29 published an opinion peace discussing the emergence of modernity from renaissance in the Arab world. The paper gave the example an increase in the migration of intellectuals from Lebanon following prejudice practiced against at the Syrian Protestant College, now the American University of Beirut, prompted by the Darwinian crisis.

    Full article available at: http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=380809

  • Elnashra and Al-Akhbar of November 29 published a profile of new Lebanese Minister of Finance Raya Al Haffar. The paper said that Al-Haffar received a BBA from the American University of Beirut in 1987.

    Full article available at:

    http://www.elnashra.com/articles-1-16572.html

  • Al-Liwa’ of November 29 reported that researchers at the American University of Beirut’s Department of Health Behavior and Education announced the results of a study entitled, “Results of the Qualitative Study Evaluating the Implementation of Smoke Free Policies in Public Places in Lebanon,” on the topic of the partial success of the smoking ban campaigns at restaurants and bars and other public spaces in Lebanon. The paper quoted assistant research professor in the Department of Health Behavior and Education in the Faculty of Health Sciences at AUB Rima Nakkash, who is contributing to the study, as saying, “There needs to be a law in Lebanon to ban smoking in public spaces, and a group that enforces this law.”

    Full article available at: http://www.aliwaa.com.lb/default.aspx?NewsID=159457

  • Al-Liwa’ of November 29 reported that the Hariri School of Nursing at the American University of Beirut recently held a workshop for 14 student counselors from different schools in Lebanon to provide them with information, facts, figures, and news about the nursing profession and about academic nursing programs at AUB.

    Full article available at: http://www.aliwaa.com.lb/default.aspx?NewsID=159451

  • An-Nahar of November 29 and Beirut Letter of November 30 published an editorial describing the culture and lifestyle in the Lebanese area of Shiyyah. The author said that his children, one of whom married his classmate who attended the American University of Beirut, were among those who helped change the phenomenon of traditional marriage in the area.

    Full article available at: http://www.beirutletter.org/index.php?page=culture&id=1234&action=Detail

  • TerraNet and The Daily Star of November 30 reported that Nepal reintroduced a work deployment ban for Lebanon following growing concern over the abuse of migrant domestic workers and a rise in suicide rate among them. The papers said that according to a study by the American University of Beirut and the Human Rights Watch, while many workers are treated with respect by employers, a number encounter abuse and are forcibly confined to their employer’s house, made to work without a day off, subject to sexual or psychological abuse, and have their passports confiscated and their salaries withheld.

    Full article available at: http://www.terra.net.lb/wp/Articles/DesktopArticle.aspx?ArticleID=490424&ChannelId=6

  • Now Lebanon of November 30 reported that the price of organic produce in Lebanon doubled last week following recent news of overuse and unregulated use of pesticides. The paper quoted Rami Zurayk, professor of Ecosystem Management from the American University of Beirut’s Agriculture Department, as saying, “I think the [organic] sector is slowly becoming a local reality.”  Full article available at: http://www.nowlebanon.com/NewsArticleDetails.aspx?ID=129461&MID=11&PID=2

  • Al-Mustaqbal of November 30 reported that Saqqal Group launched its new renewable energy project at a press conference held at the Phoenicia Hotel in Beirut. The paper said that the Director of the Engineering Department, Nader Saqqal, of Saqqal Group, cited renewable energy projects at the American University of Beirut. Full article available at: http://www.almustaqbal.com/stories.aspx?storyid=381126

  • An-Nahar of November 30 reported on a workshop on climate change held recently by the World Health Organization and the AUB Faculty of Health Sciences. The paper said that AUB professors Iman Nuwayhid, May Jurdi, and Rima Habib participated in the workshop. Full article available at: http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=3&table=beea&type=beea&day=Tue

  • An-Nahar of November 30 reported that three activists from the NGO IndyAct ran topless from the entrance of the American University of Beirut to Hbeish police station hoping to gather money to be able to travel to Copenhagen to participate in the world climate change summit of December 2009. Full story available at: http://www.annahar.com/content.php?priority=2&table=beea&type=beea&day=Tue

  • Elnashra of November 30 carried a statement by MP Hashem Alameddine, head of the Lubnan Awalan association, hoping that the ministerial declaration would uphold the unity of Lebanon. The paper said that Alameddine was recently released from the American University of Beirut Medical Center where he underwent surgery. Full story available at: http://www.elnashra.com/news-1-374091.html  

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