Alumni in the News

Samar Diab Rouhana (BA '95, MA '99) was apointed as Director of Human Resources at AUB Campus
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.
Yasmine El Masri  (BS Biology ’05; Teaching Diploma ’06; MA Education ’09) was awarded a prestigious and competitive Postdoctoral Fellowship at Oxford University
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’.
Prof. Niveen Khashab (BS Chemistry ’02) is among the recipients of the 2017 L’Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science Award.
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.
AUB alumnus Yazan Halwani designs TAG Heuer's first watch with an Arabic face.
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 Jurdi Haldeman named Senior Vice President at Johns Hopkins Medicine in Baltimore
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.
Huguette Caland Featured at Made in LA 2016
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!
Dr. Imad Baalbaki appointed AUB Vice President for Advancement
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.
The University of Maryland's BSOS Welcomes New Gibran Chair Director
​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.
Battlefield Architecture
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). 
This web enabled bottle-opener perfectly encapsulates the internet of things
AUB alumnus Karim Choueiri (BS '05) and his team are behind the world's first smart bottle opener, Bottle Opener x.
Is the U.S. Ready for a Lebanese Restaurant Chain?
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.
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