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2008 News and Events

January 2008

Nutrition and Food Science Department designated as a WHO Collaborating Center

The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS) held a ceremony, on December 6, 2007 at Issam Fares Hall, to celebrate the designation of the Nutrition and Food Science Department as a World Health Organization (WHO) Collaborating Center for research, training and outreach in nutrition and food science. The event was attended by AUB Provost Peter Heath, WHO Country Representative Hussein Abu Zaid, FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla, and Farid Karam, representing the Ministry of Public Health in addition to FAFS Faculty Members, Lebanese Association for Nutrition and Food Science (LANFS) members, graduates and students.

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September 2008

Sweet Corn Day attracts record number of visitors

Organized by the Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences in collaboration with the Faculty of Agriculture Alumni Chapter, the Sweet Corn Day received President Peter F. Dorman and his wife Kathryn who were given a tour of the farm by FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla and AUB professor Rami Zurayk."The sweet corn day is an annual event that FAFS organizes to provide its alumni and the AUB community at large with an environment that is fun for families, and is a good place to meet old friends and make new ones. This event is also an opportunity for our alumni to network professionally," said FAFS Dean Nahla Hwalla.

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November 2008

New Program in Agribusiness

On November 21st, 2008, the BOT approved the undergraduate degree program in Agribusiness; a 3 years program that offers students a unique opportunity to acquire a comprehensive knowledge of the decision-making processes of business and the technical aspects of modern agriculture and food systems. The program; which will be active as of Spring 2008-2009, offers courses in basic sciences, business, agriculture, and agribusiness management.


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