Fall 2019/Winter 2020

Letters

Features

Feminist Forum on Climate Change

Feminist Forum on Climate Change

Former Irish President Mary Robinson spoke to an audience of activists and educators at the Debs Center on the critical role women have to play in combatting global climate change.Features | Campus Feminist Forum on Climate Change by Barbara Rosica Fall 2019/Winter...

Rededication of Penrose Hall

Rededication of Penrose Hall

Features | Campus The rededication of Penrose Hall: A 21st century renovation for a beloved dormitory by Susanne Lane Fall 2019/Winter 2020 he September 3 ceremony rededicating Penrose Hall provided an abundance of reasons to celebrate. The event...

Zein AUB iPark

Zein AUB iPark

  Features | Campus Zein AUB iPark Inspire. Enable. Connect. By MainGate Staff Fall 2019/Winter 2020  Sleek walls, signage in looping modern typeface, a maze of crisscrossing ductwork set against a high, unfinished ceiling, a sprawling open office hemmed by...

Yo Yo Ma at AUB

Yo Yo Ma at AUB

Notable Yo-Yo Ma: What we can do together By Barbara Rosica Fall 2019/Winter 2020 usic has the power to unite. Having experienced this throughout his life, Yo-Yo Ma, the world’s premiere cellist, has been on a pilgrimage to find the one universal...

R + D – Ricardo Paredi

R + D – Ricardo Paredi

Features | Profiles R + D: Ricardo Paredi PhD (expected '22), Arabic and Near Eastern Languages by Susanne Lane Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Life before his PhD: I grew up in a small, mountainous village in Lake Como (Italy). I always felt the need to be challenged by what I...

Pursuits

Pursuits

Features | Discoveries Pursuits Fall 2019/Winter 2020From the office shredder to the farm   Assistant Research Professor at the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences Mirella Aoun, Assistant Professor at the Department of Agriculture Sandra Yanni, and...

Published and Produced

Published and Produced

Features | Discoveries Published and Produced By Barbara Rosica Fall 2019/Winter 2020Rise of the Phoenix, Raja Srour Raja Srour (BS ’65, MD ’69) is both a highly successful cosmetic surgeon with his own practice in Los Angeles, California, and an accomplished artist....

Protest Journal

Protest Journal

A Protest Journal Reflections from the street – October/November 2019 Lebanon’s Historic Regional Rebellion Student Voices Reclaiming the City through Art The Revolution is a Woman Crisis Management at the Medical Center Comments collected from the AUB faculty email...

Face to Face – Maria Mansour

Face to Face – Maria Mansour

Features | Profiles Ensuring an abundant life at AUB by Eric Eyges Fall 2019/Winter 2020   As AUB’s director of financial planning, Maria Mansour plays a central role in the functioning of the university. From the Office of Financial Planning, nested in a cozy...

Check Up – Maya Romani

Check Up – Maya Romani

  Features | Health & Wellness Check Up: Dr. Maya Romani Talks Workplace Wellness Fall 2019/Winter 2020   Q. What is integrative medicine? How did you become interested in it?  A. Integrative medicine (IM) is holistic medicine. The focus is on the whole...

Bold Steps – Iman Nuwayhid

Bold Steps – Iman Nuwayhid

Features | Profiles Aspiring for peace and justice, FHS gets its hands dirty in a messy world By  MainGate Staff Fall 2019/Winter 2020“The world is a messy place,” explains Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS) Dean Iman Nuwayhid, “but we are completely committed—as a...

Afghan Students Come to AUB

Afghan Students Come to AUB

Features | Campus The journey of 15 young women from Afghanistan to AUB Fall 2019/Winter 2020After a long, rigorous journey, 15 of the best and brightest Afghan women made AUB their new home. Their arrival was made possible by the newly established merit-based...

A Cellular Skeleton Key

A Cellular Skeleton Key

Features | Discoveries A Cellular Skeleton Key by Eric Eyges Fall 2019/Winter 2020Balance is a central concept in medicine. When the body fails in its ongoing mission to maintain homeostasis, disease creeps in. Medicine’s goal is to tweak, to make minor adjustments....

Alumni & Friends

WAAAUB Elections

WAAAUB Elections

  WAAAUB Elections - Fall 2019   Ghassan Abou-Alfa (BS ’88, MD ’92) is professor of medicine, attending physician at Memorial Sloan Kettering, chair of the National Cancer Institute (NCI) Hepatobiliary Task Force, and president of the International Society...

In Memoriam

In Memoriam

    In Memoriam - Fall 2019/Winter 2020 Antoine Hanna Sayegh, PhD (BS ’53). Born in Jaffa, Palestine, in 1932, Sayegh passed away on September 6, 2019. After earning his BS degree in chemistry, he received an MS and PhD at Oregon State University in soil and farm...

Class Notes

Class Notes

  Class Notes - Fall 2019/ Winter 2020Ann Potter McGurk (former student, 1954–56) writes, “After spending two years at AUB (1954–56), I returned to the US, where I graduated from Marietta College in Ohio. My husband Terrence McGurk and I got married right after I...

AUB on the Move

AUB on the Move

AUB on the Move: Leadership Around the World1. Presentation by President Fadlo Khuri Lifting the Quality of Education and Health Across the MENA Region AUB delegation invited to University of Michigan October 9 – 12, 2019 2. Presentation by President Fadlo KhuriVoices...