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2016 Events


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December 2016

Join our panel discussion on “Food Security Post-Conflict: A Foundation for Peace and Sustainable Development”.

The panel will take place within the Strategic Health Initiatives’ conference on Rebuilding Health Post-Conflict.

Panelists: FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla, Professor and LDEM Chair Dr. Rami Zurayk, and speakers from FAO Lebanon, Action Against Hunger, and Columbia University.

Check the event poster here.

Date:

Thursday December 8-10, 2016

Location: West Hall
Time: 3:00 PM

November 2016

You are cordially invited to attend the Lebanese Evaluation Association -
LebEval's launching conference and roundtable that will be held in collaboration with ESDU.

The conference will discuss the elements of a National Evaluation Policy with a gender and equity lens that fits the Lebanese context in the era of the Sustainable Development Goals.

For more details about the event click here. Check out the event poster here.

Date:

Thursday December 1, 2016

Location: Charles Hostler Auditorium
Time:

1:00 - 5:00 PM

ESDU is organizing a "National Day Souk” Farmers' Market.

The market will present around 15 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, organic and local products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.). Fun and educational activities will be proposed during the market.

Check out the event poster here.

Date:

Thursday November 24, 2016

Location: FAFS Courtyard
Time:

9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), Food Security Program and Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management are hosting a talk on "Food-Water Security in the Middle East" by Professor John Anthony Allan (King’s College London and SOAS, University of London), leading water expert and Head of London Water Research Group.

Professor Allan will provide insights on how the MENA region can manage food-water and transition into a water secure future.

Check out the event poster here.

Date:

Wednesday November 23, 2016

Location: FAFS Building, Room 102
Time: 5:00 - 6:30 PM

October 2016

The 5th Mediterranean Poultry Summit will be held from October 20 to October 25, on the board of a ship cruising through the Mediterranean Sea, across numerous ports in Italy, Spain, and France.

Dean Emeritus Nuhad Daghir, president of the Mediterranean Poultry Network, is presiding over the conference and presenting one of the keynote papers during the 1st plenary session. Dr. Muhamad Farran, another professor of Poultry Science at the FAFS, will also be a keynote speaker.

In addition, Muhamad Murtada and Roger Mazloum, two M.S. graduate students from the FAFS, will take part in the conference’s presentations. They will respectively participate in the sessions on poultry diseases; and poultry health and management. Both of these students are receiving financial aid from the Lebanon branch of the World Poultry Science Association, to enable them to attend this conference and encourage graduate students to participate in international meetings.

Dean Daghir hopes that the conference will be a successful model for future meetings, as the idea of holding an international conference on a cruise ship is a relatively new one.

Date:

Thursday October 20, 2016

Location: A ship cruising through the Mediterranean Sea

September 2016

Join FAFS in Celebrating AUB's 150th Anniversary in a two day event.
Click here for more information and detailed programs of the event.

Date:

Thursday and Friday September 29 and 30, 2016

As part of its 15th anniversary celebrations, ESDU is organizing a "Keepers of the Land Souk" Farmers' Market. The market will present around 20 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, traditional and local products (saj, mouneh, pastries, fresh juices, etc.). Fun, educational activities and special entertainment will be proposed during the market! Check out the event poster here.

Date:

Thursday September 29, 2016

Location: FAFS Courtyard
Time: 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

June 2016

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS), Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management (LDEM) is hosting the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA 2016) for the first time in the region.

The conference entitled “Unfolding Middle Eastern Landscapes” is jointly organized by the newly established Lebanese Landscape Association (LELA), the American University of Beirut, FAFS, LDEM and the Lebanese University, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Veterinary Medicine, Department of Landscape and Territory Planning, sponsored by the International Federation of Landscape Architecture (IFLA) and with the support of the Ministry of Agriculture, Lebanon.

This conference aims to bring together landscape academics and professionals to reflect on the discourse of landscape in the Middle East. The organizers hope that speakers, contributors and participants will contribute to the environmental and cultural specificities shaping the emerging profession of landscape architecture in the Middle East. They will discuss ongoing transformations of the landscapes we inhabit, to expose different design, planning and management methodologies and approaches and to question shortcomings and obstacles to professional advancement in the region.

 Check out the event poster here. For more details click here.

Date:

May 31 to June 2, 2016

Location: Hostler Auditorium

The department of Nutrition and Food Sciences is collaborating with Boecker® to provide a high level Food Safety training course in Supervising Food Safety, to FAFS students.  The training program will cover microbiology, general food hygiene, supervisory management, food spoilage and preservation.  The training program will involve a 3-day training course for the cost of $300. Students will receive a certificate upon the successful completion of this course. Interested applicants should contact Ms. Reem Hamzeh, Hamzeh.reem@gmail.com before May 1, 2016. Places are limited. For more details click here.

Date:

June 1, 2 and 3, 2016

Location: FAFS Wing A, room 211

May 2016

As part of AUB 150th Anniversary The Nutrition and Food Sciences Department at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences cordially invites you to a workshop on "Nutrigenomics and Personalized Nutrition: Implications for the Dietetic Practice" by Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, Associate Professor at the University of Toronto and Canada Research Chair in Nutrigenomics.  Participation Fee is $100 and the student rate is $75. Participants will receive a certificate upon the successful completion of this course. Interested applicants should contact Dr. Farah Naja, fn14@aub.edu.lb before May 1, 2016. Places are limited. For more details click here.

Date:

Monday, May 16, 2016

Location:

FAFS courtyard

Time: 2:00 PM

April 2016

The Student Representative Committee of the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences cordially invites you to AREC Day 2016!

Tickets are limited and will be sold for 25,000 L.L. throughout the week from Monday, April 18 to Thursday, April 21 at the FAFS courtyard or Main Gate. Ticket will include transportation, breakfast, activities, entertainment, lunch, snacks, and deserts.To check the event poster click here.

Date:

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Location: AREC, Beqa'a
Time: 10:00 AM to 5:00 PM

 

You are cordially invited to attend an informative talk on the engineering profession and achievements of the syndicate, by the President of the Order of Engineers and Architects,  Mr. Khaled Chehab and the President of the Agriculture Branch,  Dr. Micheline Wehbe. A gathering at the Nour Dajani Faculty Lounge will follow. To check the event poster click here.

Date:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Location: FAFS Lecture Hall 102
Time: 1:00 PM

ESDU is organizing its monthly "Souk Aal Souk" Farmers' Market. The market will present around 15 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, organic and local products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.). Fun and educational activities will be proposed at our nutrition booth! To check the event poster click here.

 

Date:

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Location: FAFS Courtyard
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences presents AANA PRIZES IN AGRIBUSINESS 2016.The Aana Prizes recognize outstanding achievement by agribusiness students at the American University of Beirut in the areas of benefit to community and innovation. The Aana Prizes were established in 2014 to encourage and enable students to launch careers in the field following their studies. Students are eligible for the Aana Prizes through their participation in the course Agribusiness Final Year Project – AGBU 292. RSVP: http://tinyurl.com/AanaPrizes by Wednesday, April 20
All AUB students, faculty, staff, family, and friends are we come to attend. To check the event poster click here.

Date:

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

Location: FAFS Wing A, Ground Floor
Time: Poster Presentations at 3:00 PM
Reception at 5:00 PM
Awards Ceremony 5:30 PM

March 2016

ESDU in collaboration with the Food Heritage Foundation is organizing the Farmers' Market - Souk Aal Souk, Spring Edition which will present around 15 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, organic and local products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.). Fun and educational activities will be proposed at our nutrition booth. For more information, please contact Dominique Anid, da72@aub.edu.lb. To check the event poster

Date:

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Location: FAFS courtyard
Time: 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

National Nutrition Month focuses attention on the importance of making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

The Nutrition Student Society brings you Nutrition Month on AUB campus with this year’s theme “Savor The Flavor”. To check the event poster click here.

Date:

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016 and Tuesday, March 15th, 2016

Location: West Hall
Time: 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM 

February 2016

ESDU is organizing a "Winter Souk" Farmers' Market. The market will present around 15 producers from all over Lebanon who will propose a variety of fresh, organic and local products (Fruits & vegetables, mouneh, pastries, saj etc.). Fun and educational activities will be proposed at the market’s nutrition booth! All are welcome. To check the event poster click here.

Date: Thursday, February 18, 2016
Location: FAFS courtyard
Time:  9:00 AM to 4:00 PM

 

FAFS has been nominated to participate via a webinar in the international symposium on Agricultural Biotechnology and its Use in Developing Sustainable Food Systems and Improving Nutrition” organized by the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. AUB with only 4 other universities in the world will participate in this symposium which will be held in Rome.

Date:  Monday, February 15 and Tuesday February 16, 2016
Location:  FAFS Wing A, room 205

AUB student community will have the opportunity to convey key messages on “The role of agricultural biotechnologies in sustainable food systems and nutrition” to world policy and decision makers. The input will mainly focus on:
• Specific suggestions for policy makers on the current challenges and opportunities 
• Role of policy makers of the future with regards to agriculture biotechnology

Click here to check the detailed program.  

Please confirm your attendance by sending your name to Ms. Patil Tawidian: pt10@aub.edu.lb 
N.B. Onsite registration is also available on the day of the symposium.

Click here to check the FAO symposium website. For more information, please contact:
Ms. Patil Tawidian, pt10@aub.edu.lb, extension: 4486
Dr. Yusuf Abou Jawdah, abujawyf@aub.edu.lb, extension: 4483

 

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences and the United States Agency for International  Development (USAID) cordially invites you to attend a workshop entitled: Develop Packaging into Profit, not an Extra Cost!

Date:  Wednesday February 10 , 2016
Time:  9.30 - 3.30 pm
Location:  Charles W. Hostler Student Center, Conference Room D
Lecturers: Dr. Mohamad G. Abiad, Assistant Professor of Food Processing and Packaging at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, AUB and a Certified Packaging Professional from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), USA
About the workshop: This workshop will highlight some packaging problems with examples from the Lebanese food industry along with proposed solutions to improve cost efficiency without jeopardizing the quality and safety of the product. The workshop will also include a tour to the Packaging Lab at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences along with demonstration on some package testing.

 For more info about the workshop and registration , please click here.

 

Join us at the AUB Graduate Studies Open House!

Date:  Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Time:  2:00 to 4:00 pm
Location:  West Hall, AUB 
Lecturers: Dr. Mohamad G. Abiad, Assistant Professor of Food Processing and Packaging at the Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, AUB and a Certified Packaging Professional from the Institute of Packaging Professionals (IoPP), USA

Are you Interested in Pursuing a Masters’ or PhD degree at AUB and to learn more about:
• Various Masters and PhD degrees
• Generous Scholarships
Preparatory English Classes
• On-site Application Submission

The event will consist of a 55-minute presentation followed by informational booths and a reception.  

Please take 2 minutes to register to the Graduate Studies Open House. Click here

For your convenience, a dedicated FAQ page has been setup here.

January 2016

The LDEM Department cordially invites you to attend a conference session on the prospects of commercializing vermicast as per the below details:

Date:               Tuesday January 26
Time:               4-6 pm
Location:        FAFS-Room 210, 2nd floor
Presenters:   Peter and Layne Bogdanov 

Short bio of the presenters:

By training, through formal education and experience , Peter is an educator and author. Professionally, he has created his  own company ‘VermiCo‘ that primarily offers educational resources and products in the area of vermiculture, composting and waste management.

Layne is a consultant of  Marketing Earthworms and Vermicompost.

Kindly fill out the registration form via the following link in order to confirm your attendance:    https://goo.gl/K606K3 

All are welcome. Vermiculture Lebanon

 
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