AUB alumnus Jeffrey Karam (MA '10) discusses his research on American intelligence operations in the Middle East with the Brandeis University Graduate School of Arts and Sciences.
AUB alum George Helou (BS '75) is one of NASA's leading scientists who helped discover the Trappist-1 system.
The International Association of HealthCare Professionals is pleased to welcome AUB alumnus and acclaimed Radiologist, Dr. Charif Abdul Rahman Sidani (BS '99, MD '03), to their prestigious organization with his upcoming publication in The Leading Physicians of the World.
Congratulations AUB Alumnus, Slayman Obeid (BS '04) on your substantial work at the University Hospital of Zurich as an Interventional Cardiologist as well as being published with the Cleveland Clinic.
AUB Alumna Maya Nassar (BA '07) is an athletic trailblazer, a certified sports nutritionist and personal trainer, who helped thousands reach the best shape of their lives. Through her website Startlivingright.net
, Maya features a blog of personalized training information, recipes and even a nutrition calculator. Recently, she developed an app to assist those wanting to implement healthy changes to their lifestyle on-the-go: her Start Living Right mobile app features similar nutritional and exercise tips, tracking devices and guides as her website. Congrats and good luck Maya!
AUB alumnus and founding member of the WAAAUB Alberta Chapter Jim Zaiter (BS '91) has been named Chief Administrative Officer for the Town of Viking
AUB alumnus Khaled Abdel Rahman (BA '12) made the prestigious Forbes “30 Under 30: Games” for his work on the smash hit mobile game Pokémon Go.
AUB Alumnus, HE Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Jindan (BA ’71, MA' 73) was appointed as the 10th member to Saudi Arabia’s Shoura Council.
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AUB alumnus, Dr. Bechara Choucair, (BS ‘93, MD ‘97) has joined Kaiser Permanente as chief community health officer and senior vice president of Community Health and Benefit for Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc. and Kaiser Foundation Hospitals.
AUB alumna, Dr. Haifa Abou Samra (BS '82) has been named chair of the Department of Nursing department at the University of South Dakota.
Dr. Nasser Ani (MD '84) performs MIS anterior cervical discectomy and fusion surgery on patient experiencing severe arm pain and numbness in South Amboy, New Jersey, using the Less Exposure Surgery Technique and SpineFrontier's LES ARENA-C (HA) interbody and LES INVUE plate.
AUB Alumna, Dr. Sonia Alianak (MA '66) was honored for Excellence in Political Science Education. She was recognized by being included in Marquis Who’s Who.
AUB alumnus Muhammad R. Hajj (BE '83), professor of biomedical engineering and mechanics in the College of Engineering and associate dean of the Graduate School at Virginia Tech, was recently named the J. Byron Maupin Professor by the Virginia Tech Board of Visitors.
AUB alumnus Dr. Fadi Makki (BA '89) spearheads the creation of Qatar's Behavioural Insights Unit, the first "nudge unit" in the Middle East.
AUB alumni Dr. Nelly Adel (BS '94) has been named chair of the Pharmacy Practice Department of the Touro College of Pharmacy.
She effectively participated in a series of gender related activities, including a system-wide gender audit, all staff capacity assessment, the evaluation of the UN-ESCWA organizational culture and the development of the UN-ESCWA gender marker. She also designed and delivered training material to build the capacity of the UN-ESCWA gender focal points network on the use of the latest technologies to visualize and analyze Gender Statistics. This has positively contributed to the commission’s efforts towards the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women.
She will be responsible for managing the Alumni Relations Office in Beirut, in addition to her fundraising responsibilities as a senior fundraiser. In addition to her fundraising skills, Salma has been filling the role of Interim Director of Alumni Relations since December 2015, and has been managing the relationship with the WAAAUB leadership, and implementing the numerous AUB-led alumni events in Beirut. Salma Oueida is an excellent ambassador of the Institution and she represents AUB at its very best.
Dr Yasmine El Masri was awarded a prestigious and competitive one-year ESRC GCRF postdoctoral fellowship during which she will be leading a project entitled: ‘Using interactive tasks to reduce the language barrier: Widening access to science education for Syrian refugees in Lebanon’.
Samar has been serving as the Interim Director of HR on Campus since January 2014. Under her management, Samar’s team has implemented the online application for leave requests and has been instrumental in instituting changes in the Group Life Insurance Policy. She has led the effort to improve the work permit process and communications with the Ministry of Labor. Samar and her colleagues have been engaged in the implementation of the new HR/Payroll system to provide AUB with a solid platform for these very critical functions.
Prof. Khashab is an Associate Professor of Chemical Science at King Abdullah University of Science and Technology (KAUST). She received her Ph.D. from the University of Florida in 2006. Professor Khashab's has also received the Crow award for organic innovation in 2006 and AlMarai award for excellence in nanotechnology in the Middle East region in 2013. She has more than 60 publications in high impact journals.
Lebanese graffiti and street artist Yazan Halawani (BE '15) has been commissioned by Swiss luxury watchmaker Tag Heuer to design the first ever Arabic face for its Connected watch. The Arabic watch-face design was launched last week in Dubai and will only be available for sale in the UAE and Saudi Arabia.
Dalal Haldeman, Ph.D., M.B.A., (BS '72, MS '75) has been named senior vice president of marketing and communications for Johns Hopkins Medicine. As VP of JHM marketing and communications for the past eight years, Haldeman achieved greater name recognition for the institution, streamlined JHM’s Web content while increasing its social media presence, and enhanced system integration while raising awareness about JHM biomedical discoveries. An advocate for engaging employees and putting patients at the forefront, she initiated sharing a patient story at every Johns Hopkins Medicine town hall meeting.
The work of AUB alumna Huguette Caland (Former Student 1964-68) is being showcased at the Hammer Museum's biennale “Made in L.A. 2016." Check out this great feature about Huguette on The Huffington Post!
AUB President Fadlo R. Khuri announced the appointment of Dr. Imad Baalbaki (BBA '85, MBA '87) as the University’s Vice President for Advancement responsible for the Offices of Development, Alumni Relations and Advancement Services at the University.
May Rihani (BA '68) is named the Director of the George and Lisa Zakhem Kahlil Gibran Chair for Values and Peace at the University of Maryland's College of Behavioral and Social Sciences.
Khaled Malas (BAR '05) designed a electricity producing windmill being used in war-torn Syria. The windmill was recently featured at the Marrakech Biennale. Malas collaborated on the project with fellow AUB alumni Salim al-Kadi (BAR '04), Alfred Tarazi (BGD '04) and Jana Traboulsi (BGD '00).
AUB alumnus Karim Choueiri (BS '05) and his team are behind the world's first smart bottle opener, Bottle Opener x.
Chatham House is pleased to announce that Dr Lina Khatib (BA '98) has joined the institute as head of the Middle East and North Africa Programme. She joins Chatham House from her position as a senior research associate with the Arab Reform Initiative. Previously, she was director of the Carnegie Middle East Center in Beirut and, prior to that, the co-founding head of the Program on Arab Reform and Democracy at Stanford University’s Center on Democracy, Development, and the Rule of Law.
Christine Sfeir (BS '94), with help of fellow AUB alumni Carine Assouad (BGD ’05) and Julien Khabbaz (BE ’02), is working to expand her Lebanese food franchise Semsom in the United States.
AUB alumnus Dr Mustafa Abu-Lisan (BS '73) has been appointed Deputy Lieutenant of Greater London in the Royal Borough of Kensington & Chelsea. The Deputy Lieutenants of London are distinguished residents who either have served the local community, or have a history of service in other fields.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill announced that AUB alumnus Fouad Abd-El-Khalick (BS '91, MA '95) has been selected as the new dean for the School of Education, one of the oldest professional schools at Carolina. He is currently the associate dean for research and research education in the College of Education at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC).
A little more than a year ago, Albert Lea artist May Ya-Ya gave birth to her son, Daniel. After a few months passed, she said she felt like she was in a phase where she was stuck in life, until one day when her son was about 5 months old, she woke up, put Daniel in his playpen and began to paint.
AUB alumnus and cofounder of Blue Cloud Ventures Rami Rahal (BE '08) has been named one of Forbes's 30 Under 30 in the field of venture capital.
Zeina Karam (BA '96), who has reported on political upheaval, war and transformation in the Middle East for almost two decades, has been named as Beirut bureau chief for The Associated Press, leading coverage of Lebanon as well as the devastating conflict in Syria.
AUB alumna and AUBMC physician Dr. Ghada El-Hajj Fuleihan (BS '79, MD '83) has received the 2016 International Excellence in Endocrinology Award.
Gustave Cordahi (BE '07) received the Values in Practice award from his firm, Booz Allen Hamilton.
The Values in Practice (VIP) award is the highest and most prestigious award a Booz Allen employee can be bestowed. The award is to recognize those who exemplify the firm’s Core Values in their work, in their interactions with clients and colleagues, and in their personal conduct.
‘Blueprint Beirut’ an exhibition by The Starch Foundation and its AUB alumna co-founder Tala Hajjar (BA '99) won the Curator Award at Fashion Utopias, the British Council and British Fashion Council’s International Fashion Showcase 2016 in association with London Fashion Week.
Dr. Radwan Massoud (BS '10), who is currently a research fellow at the American University of Beirut Medical Center, has launched “What’s Up Doc
” with a group of fellow experts to provide affordable and easily attainable healthcare access to Lebanon’s refugees.
Tarek Jaroudi (MBA '15), Mohamed Sabouneh (MBA '15) and Ghassan Abi Fadel (MBA '14) created #Moodfit, an online interior design program which enables a user to transform a space with the help of top interior designers.
Dr. Oliver Flouty (BS '06, MD '10) and three engineering students are developing robotic technology to change neurosurgery at the University of Iowa.