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Last month, LAU held a record five commencement ceremonies for the Classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 – more than 6,000 graduates in total – in addition to other events marking the culmination of academic journeys.


Academic Leadership


Dr. Naser Alsharif, who took the helm of the School of Pharmacy in February 2022, is ready to help navigate it through “the perfect storm,” by promoting a culture of academia and advocating for pharmacy as a profession.


Silver Linings


The annual fashion show in the remodeled Gezairi building conveyed endurance and hope as the School of Architecture and Design celebrated its eighth cohort of fashion designers.


Did You Know?

While steering LAU through exponential growth – academic, physical and financial – during his 16-year tenure, President Emeritus Joseph G. Jabbra made sure that any of his relatives enrolled at LAU would receive the same treatment as everyone else and refused to employ people from his native village. In a society where favors are customary, he wanted LAU’s office of the president and the president himself to set an example beyond reproach.

Joseph G. Jabbra, From Village to Presidential Suite: My Life’s Journey, p. 651


Gender Equity


Young “MEPI-TLS” scholars presented their research on women’s social, economic, psychological and political empowerment at their annual end-of-year conference.


Student Research Awards


LAU’s Office of Graduate Studies and Research recognized three graduate students, Pierre Boutros, Tony Haykal and Malak Sayour, for their outstanding work. 


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Alumni Homecoming 2022

Hundreds of alumni were warmly greeted by LAU President Michel E. Mawad and Assistant Vice President for Alumni Relations Abdallah Al Khal as they reunited on Byblos and Beirut campus, on July 14 and 15 respectively.

The Alumni Relations Office is also organizing a get-together dinner on July 27. Details are available here.