Alumni in the News

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.
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). 
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.
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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