Current Issue – Spring 2022

Letters

Letter from the Editor – Spring 2022

  From the Editor Spring 2022Dear MainGate readers, This issue looks at how the American University of Beirut has been shaping our world—then and now—and delivering on the promise of abundance laid out in the university’s motto, which inspired the mural featured...

Views from Campus – Spring 2022

Views from Campus – Spring 2022

  From the President - Spring 2022 At commencement this year, I addressed the first class since the summer of 2019 to have the privilege of being on the magnificent Green Field with their parents seated behind them. Most were about to leave AUB, but as I pointed...

Features

We Choose to Stay – Spring 2022

We Choose to Stay – Spring 2022

    Features We chose to stay Spring 2022According to the World Health Organization (WHO), around 40 percent of Lebanon’s doctors and 30 percent of nurses left the country between October 2019 and November 2021. Exacerbating the loss, nearly all recent medical school...

Sahtein – Spring 2022

Sahtein – Spring 2022

Features | Health & Wellness   Sahtein: Sayadieh AUBMC’s Department of Food Services Spring 2022  Sayadieh is a classic fish dish originating from fishing villages in Lebanon. The word sayadieh roughly translates to “catch,” coming from the fisherman’s catch...

Next generation sequencing – Spring 2022

Next generation sequencing – Spring 2022

  Features Next generation sequencing by MainGate Staff Spring 2022“How is my patient going to respond if I find that the tumor has this or that genetic change or difference? What happens to the initial tumor after the patient has been treated?” These are...

Transforming through art

Transforming through art

        Transforming through artIn the best of times, support and funding for the arts can be underwhelming. During times of austerity, they can vanish. Lebanon’s historic economic crisis has battered the arts with immense difficulties as patrons and...

Year of the woman

Year of the woman

        Year of the woman 1921 The American University of Beirut opens its doors to the first cohort of women in regular degree programs, decades before many top-ranked universities worldwide. March 6, 2021 AUB kicks off a year of celebrating its...

May Ziadeh: When visions come too early

May Ziadeh: When visions come too early

  Features May Ziadeh: When Visions Come Too Early by MainGate Staff Spring 2022AUB continues to celebrate its coed centennial, having taken global leadership in admitting women in 1921. May Elias Ziadeh, prolific author of poems and books, a key figure in the...

100 Years of Coeducation – Spring 2022

100 Years of Coeducation – Spring 2022

  Features 100 Years of Coeducation by MainGate Staff Spring 2022One hundred years ago was a time of upheaval both within and around the campus of the American University of Beirut, which had just undergone a name change from the Syrian Protestant College. The...

Experimental activism – Spring 2022

Experimental activism – Spring 2022

  Features Experimental activism by Eric Eyges Spring 2022The legacy of the Arab Spring—that burst of activism and revolutionary activity sparked by Tunisian fruit vendor Mohammed Bouazizi’s self-immolation—is still up for debate. The common perception is that it...

Training our future teachers

Training our future teachers

  Features Training our future teachers by MainGate Staff Spring 2022“The current challenges in Lebanon have increased the already urgent need for qualified and committed teachers and other educational practitioners in Lebanon,” explains Dr. Tamer Amin, associate...

The Evidence for Palestine – Spring 2022

The Evidence for Palestine – Spring 2022

  Features The Evidence for Palestine by Eric Eyges Spring 2022“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book has been rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street and building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And...

Written Word – Spring 2022

Written Word – Spring 2022

Features    Written Word By MainGate Staff Spring 2022‘AŞFŪRIYYEH: A HISTORY OF MADNESS, MODERNITY, AND WAR IN THE MIDDLE EAST Joelle M. Abi-Rached (BS ’02, MD ’06) shows how ‘Aşfūriyyeh’s role shifted from a missionary enterprise to a national institution with vast...

Online programs: A vital part of AUB Global

Online programs: A vital part of AUB Global

Features Online programs: A vital part of AUB Global By MainGate Staff Spring 2022A robust roster of online programs is an integral part of AUB’s strategic vision—VITAL 2030—and its efforts to increase the global presence and influence of the institution. Having...

Alumni & Friends

In Memoriam – Spring 2022

In Memoriam – Spring 2022

    In Memoriam - Spring 2022 Laurice Khoury Maalouf (BA Psychology ’45) passed away on September 1, 2021, after a long and wonderful life. After graduating from AUB, she and her sister, Jamilé (BA ’46, MA ’48) traveled to London, where Laurice earned a master’s...

Class Notes – Spring 2022

Class Notes – Spring 2022

    Class Notes - Spring 2022Raja T. Nasr (BBA ’50), EdD, received his master’s and doctoral degrees from the University of Michigan. He is currently professor emeritus at Marymount University. He was formerly director of the Center for English Language Research...

Competing on the world stage

Competing on the world stage

  Alumni & Friends Competing on the world stage by MainGate Staff Spring 2022Whether virtually or in person, AUB students are overcoming all obstacles and showing their mettle at international competitions, both academic and athletic. VARSITY FOOTBALL TEAMThe...

Aiducation – Spring 2022

Aiducation – Spring 2022

  Features Aiducation - Mohamad Dbaibo by MainGate Staff Spring 2022Mohamad Dbaibo grew up in Saudi Arabia, but he knew AUB well as the university that his father “loved very much.” “He always spoke highly of AUB’s quality education and wanted nothing more than...