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New England Chapter Gatherings
Members of the New England Alumni Chapter and friends gathered for brunch at Anoushella Kitchen in Boston on November 5, a week after having met up at the Tiffany Ballroom at the Four Points Sheraton in Norwood, MA, for a banquet honoring Maronite Patriarch and Cardinal Bechara Boutros al-Rai.
The Power of Play Lecture
The Alumni Relations Office organized the first installment of the Keep Learning Alumni Lecture Series for this academic year. Educator, scholar and trainer Mahmoud Natout gave a talk on November 10 about harnessing the power of play to unlock human potential for innovation. The event attracted more than 130 alumni and friends.
Dubai & NE Chapter Thank You Dinner
President Jabbra and the Dubai & NE Alumni Chapter held a dinner for the chapter’s sponsors in appreciation of their continuous support to LAU and higher education. The dinner took place on November 27 at Chez Charles restaurant in Dubai.
Abu Dhabi Chapter Alumni Get-Together
The Cho Gao Marina Walk at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi was the site of a get-together held by the Alumni Relations Office and the Abu Dhabi Alumni Chapter. LAU President Dr. Joseph G. Jabbra was a distinguished guest on the November 28 event. It was an opportunity for alumni living in the emirate to network with each other, with Abu Dhabi Alumni Chapter Committee members, and with LAU officials.
Abu Dhabi Chapter Thank You Dinner
President Jabbra and the Abu Dhabi Alumni Chapter held a dinner for the chapter’s sponsors in appreciation of their continuous support toward helping LAU students in need of financial aid. The dinner took place on November 28 at Byblos Sur Mer at the Intercontinental Hotel in Abu Dhabi.
BCW Chapter Trip to Fouad Chehab Museum
Members of the LAU-BCW Alumni Chapter organized a visit to the Fouad Chehab Museum and Library in Jounieh on November 29, followed by lunch at Creperie Restaurant.
Holiday Celebration in DC
The AUB, LAU and IC, Washington DC Alumni Chapters launched their first-ever Holiday Celebration November 30 at Maggiano’s Little Italy at Tysons Galleria. More than 100 people attended the celebration, which also featured musical performances from Huda Asfour and Kamyar Arsani.
NY-NJ Chapter Holiday Party
The New York-New Jersey Alumni Chapter kicked off the holiday season with their annual holiday party at Casa La Femme in Manhattan on December 2. Dozens of alumni and their family and friends gathered to socialize and enjoy traditional Egyptian cuisine.
Bahrain Chapter Annual Christmas Dinner
The Bahrain Alumni Chapter organized its annual Christmas dinner on December 8 at Señor Paco’s restaurant in Manama. More than 80 alumni and friends enjoyed a festive evening.
School of Engineering Chapter Winter Gathering
The LAU School of Engineering Alumni Chapter organized its annual winter gathering on December 22 at Santana Food and Drinks in the Beirut neighborhood of Achrafieh. The event attracted more than 150 alumni and friends.
New Student Orientation
Incoming students were greeted with smiles and a small gift at the New Student Orientation event held on both campuses on January 12. They received mugs with “Welcome to LAU 2017-2018” emblazoned on them, along with a leaflet explaining the role of the Alumni Relations Office and alumni chapters worldwide.
Happy Hour in Washington
The Washington, DC, Alumni Chapter shared laughs and good cheer during Happy Hour at Myron Mixon’s Pitmaster BBQ in Old Town Alexandria, VA , on January 25.
Business Etiquette for Success
Etiquette consultant Balsam Al Khalil gave a lecture on the importance of protocol, good manners, and communication during a lecture on the Beirut campus. Organized by the Alumni Relations Office, the talk took place on January 25, 2018.
“Bullyproof Your Child” Lecture
Concerned parents, educators and students packed the hall where child safety expert Darine El Masri gave a lecture called Bullyproof Your Child. The event, part of the Stay Aware Lecture Series organized by the Alumni Relations Office, attracted more than 120 alumni and friends who wanted to learn how to prevent and deal with bullying.
Film Screening – Nour
In collaboration with the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World, the Alumni Relations Office hosted a screening of the film Nour, which deals with child marriage. Also present at the February 26 screening were President Jabbra and the film’s director, LAU alumnus Khalil Dreyfus Zaarour.
Mini Studio Club for Kids
With the help of the Beirut Alumni Chapter, the cast of the television show Mini Studio put on a performance for kids on February 24, on the Beirut campus.