Ray Irani, executive chairman of Occidental Petroleum Corporation; Ayman Asfari, chief executive officer of Petrofac Limited; Abdulsalam Haykal, CEO of Transtek Software and founder and CEO of Haykal Media; Riad Kamal, founder of Arabtec Construction LLC; Ibrahim Dabdoub, CEO of the National Bank of Kuwait; and Carlos Ghosn, president and CEO of Nissan Motor Co. Ltd (also member of AUB’s International Advisory Council).
Hassan Artail FEA, Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for Information & Communication Technology; Ali Bazarbachi FM, Hematology/Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, for Targeted Therapy of Leukemia and Lymphoma and specifically for the Discovery of a Novel Treatment for Adult T Cell Leukemia/Lymphoma; Mutasem El-Fadel FEA, Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, for Environmental & Water Resources Engineering; Nesreen Ghaddar FEA, Department of Mechanical Engineering, for Renewable Energy & Energy Efficiency; Nahla C. Hwalla FAFS, Department of Nutrition and Food Science), for Nutrition & Noncommunicable Diseases; Bilal Kaafarani FAS, Department of Chemistry, for Organic & Materials Chemistry; Ala Sharara FM, Gastroenterology, Department of Internal Medicine, for clinical research in the field of Gastroenterology and Hepatology.
Named a visiting member of the School of Historical Studies at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey for the academic year 2011-12
assistant professor of Arabic studies and director of the CAMES Arabic Summer Program
AUB professor of medicine and biochemistry, recently became the third AUB professor to be elected member of the Lebanese Academy of Sciences, after his research on diabetic kidney disease grabbed the attention of the prestigious academy's founding members.
Brill releases a book "In the Shadow of Arabic: The Centrality of Language to Arabic Culture" in honor of AUB Professor Ramzi Baalbaki, in honor of his scholarly contributions to the Arabic language.
The study was launched in 2009 under the Associated Research Unit (ARU) on Undernutrition and Obesity which was established by the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in 2009, in a collaboration between three academic institutions: the Nutrition and Food Sciences Department at AUB, the Nutrition Department of the Faculty of Pharmacy at Universite Saint Joseph, and the Human Nutrition and Dietetics Department at Universite Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK).
organized by the Issam Fares Institute (IFI), and the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), in collaboration with the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) at AUB. The seminar also featured the launch of IFAD’s “Rural Poverty Report 2011.”
Sheikh Khaldoun Bakri Barakat, a long-time funder of AUB’s extra faculty programs, has announced the establishment of the Sheikh Barakat Research Fund for interdisciplinary research in the natural and social sciences. Due to this fund a memorandum of understanding based on research collaboration was established between the University of Bangor, Wales and AUB.
The American University of Beirut is largely the result of serendipity, said Sociology Professor Samir Khalaf to a surprised audience during a captivating lecture titled "Godly and Ungodly Puritans: AUB as a Cultural Transplant
Funded by the Arab Thought Foundation (ATF), and launched in 2007 through a memorandum of understanding between ATF and AUB, TAMAM is a collaborative school-based educational reform project involving select schools in the Arab world. Countries involved, Jordan, Lebanon, and Saudi Arabia were later joined by Bahrain, Egypt, and Oman.
Residents in a typical Beirut neighborhood are being exposed to at least 2.5 times more cancer-causing pollutants when diesel power generators are switched on, according to a new AUB study released on December 17, 2012.
AUB has been awarded a grant of 667,748.11 Euros from the European Union Tempus Programme to fund the development of a professional diploma program for green technologies in Lebanon and Egypt. January 8-9, 2013, hosted by Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Professor Monique Chaaya from the AUB Department of Epidemiology and Population Health is leading the study together with Professor Gunhild Waldemar from the Danish Dementia Research Center in Denmark with the collaboration of Professor Samir Atweh from the Division of Neurology, AUB Medical Center, Lilian Ghandour, assistant professor of epidemiology from AUB and Professor Martin Prince from the Institute of Psychiatry, King’s College London, UK. Dr. Kieu Phung from the Danish Dementia Research Center is the study coordinator.
This study, which was conducted between June 2011 and June 2012, surveyed nurses exhibited clear signs of occupational burnout ,emotional exhaustion, reporting high levels of depersonalization, and reporting low levels of personal accomplishment.
A milestone reference book on public health in the Arab world edited by an AUB team of public health experts has received the coveted "highly commended" recognition by the prestigious British Medical Association (BMA). September,2012