AUB grabs third place in CIU Habitat Competition
MUPP/MUD students Israa Darwish and Diala Makki, LDEM student Nour Farhat, and fifth year architecture student Louai Kaakani have won the third prize in the CIU Habitat Competition, Challenges of Marginal Habitat in the Contemporary Southern Globe: Resilient Communities.
AUB and business community think eco-friendly construction
AUB just wrapped up its second International ASHRAE (American Society of Heating, Refrigerating, and Air-Conditioning Engineers) Conference hosted by the Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources. The conference, in keeping with AUB’s shift toward sustainable infrastructure, centered on eco-friendly construction.
Inauguration of the Hayat Salam-Liebich student lounge in IOEC
The new Hayat Salam-Liebich student lounge in the Irany Oxy engineering complex (IOEC) was inaugurated in an official ceremony attended by President Fadlo R. Khouri, Interim Dean Alan Shihadeh, ScD, Salam-Liebich’s husband and donor Andre Liebich, PhD.
A cautionary note for Habitat III: Decentralization can lead to centralization
AUB Professor Mona Harb writes for Citiscope on the New Urban Agenda and "threats of implementation in authoritarian and corrupt states.
Silence in Beirut
Developed by students of the American University of Beirut and coordinated by Rana Haddad and Joanne Hayeck, “Silence” is an attempt to provoke a revolution of the eyes and of usage in the specific urban dimension of the Lebanese capital.
AUB’s entrepreneurs take on hackathon to “Reboot Beirut”
Twenty-nine AUB students competed in a hackathon titled ‘Reboot Beirut’ with the task of designing and executing solutions to challenges faced in Beirut city life in less than 36 hours. The three winning teams proposed solutions to issues in healthcare, traffic management, and food home-sourcing.
AUB goes solar for clean and economical energy
AUB has launched its first Photovoltaic power plant to mitigate the high environmental and economic costs of electricity generation through combustion of diesel.
FEA's Chemical and Petroleum Engineering named in honor of Bassatne family
AUB’s Faculty of Engineering and Architecture has become the first at the University to name one of its academic departments in honor of its donors, inaugurating “the Baha and Walid Bassatne Department of Chemical and Petroleum Engineering”
The 15th Faculty of Engineering and Architecture Student and Alumni Conference (FEASAC)
The two-days conference will feature several sessions with distinguished alumni, students, and faculty research presentations, which coincides with the 150th anniversary of the American University of Beirut.
Big Games. Big Celebration
The awaited annual Big Games lit up the university campus with parades, celebrations, entertainment, an honoring of players, and a series of heated games. The AUB traditional annual sports games came this year under the umbrella of AUB’s 150th anniversary celebrations.
City Debates 2016: Creative strategies addressing daunting urban and regional planning challenges
In its 15th consecutive year, City Debates explored the relationship between international aid, inclusive urban planning, and the reality of refugees in the region.
For FEA Architecture students the Sky is NOT the limit.
This Spring Term, in a long-term collaboration with the Harvard Business School Aerospace Alumni Group (HBSAAG), the AUB Department of Architecture and Design in the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture is offering its first course on design for survival on Mars.
Inauguration of the Samir Abdulhadi Conference Room at AUB’s Bechtel Engineering Building
The “Samir Abdulhadi Conference Room” was inaugurated on the recently renovated fourth floor of AUB’s historic Bechtel building in a celebratory event held at the Faculty of Engineering and Architecture on January 25, 2016.