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2017 News

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July 2017

The Rasha and Nouhad Daouk Student Development Fund at FAFS

FAFS is delighted and honored to announce that Syma Daouk, a fresh FAFS alumna, has generously offered to establish The Rasha and Nouhad Daouk Student Development Fund at FAFS.​ ​​R​EA​D​​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Dean Nahla Hwalla Appointed As Chair of CIHEAM

F​AFS is proud to announce that Dean Nahla Hwalla was appointed as the Chair of Advisory Board of the International Centre for Advanced Mediterranean Agronomic Studies (CIHEAM). R​EA​D​​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

June 2017

​Naming Ceremony of the The Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall

AUB announced the naming of the Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall at FAFS during a dedication ceremony that took place on June 12, 2017, following a generous donation made by FAFS alumnus, Mr. Michel Bayoud and his w​ife Sherine. ​ R​EA​D​​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

ESDU’s Newly Launched Project Under Food Security and Economic Resilience​

ESDU has signed a collaborative agreement with Near East Foundation (NEF), on a project entitled “Reducing Vulnerability ​of Syrian Refugees and Lebanese, in Lebanon”. ​ R​EA​D​​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

May 2017

FAFS Honors the NDCP's Preceptors and Class of 2017

Faculty members, preceptors and students gathered ​ to honor the Nutrition and Dietetics Coordinated Program (NDCP) class of 2017 on Friday, May 26, 2017 at the Charles Hostler Auditorium and Terrace. R​EA​D​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​​​​

​​Launching of the Project "Towards the Enhancement of the Mediterranean Diet: The Case of Lebanon"

Under the patronage of H.E The Minister of Agriculture, Mr. Ghazi Zeaiter and in association with The Food and Agriculture Organization o​f the United Nations (FAO) and the Ministry of Agriculture in Lebanon, FAFS held an inception workshop to la​unch the regional project: Towards the Enhancement of the Mediterranean Diet: The Case of Lebanon on May 24, 2017.​ R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​​​​

FAFS Celebrates the Graduating Class of 2017

​The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences at A​UB celebrated the achievements of its graduating students and awardees in the annual FAFS Graduate Reception held on May 22, 2017 at Le Bristol Hotel. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​​

​​The Seventh “Nutrition in Emergencies” Intensive Training Course

FAFS, in collaboration with the Institute of Global Health (University College London), launched the Nutrition in Emergencies 11-day intensive training course from the 2nd till the 13th of May, 2017. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​​​

FAFS Professor Receives the Teaching Excellence Award

On May 8, 2017, AUB held a ceremony to celebrate the awardees of the Teaching Excellence Award with the presence of President Fadlo Khuri, Dean Nahla Hwalla, and other prominent AUB members. The committee voted to present this significant reward to one of the candidates, Dr. Yaser Abunnasr, FAFS assistant professor at the LDEM Department.​ R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​​

FAFS and AUB Professors ​Contributed to the Publication of a New Book

A new book, entitled “Water, Energy and Food Sustainability in the Middle East: The Sustainability Triangle” and sponsored by the Arab Academy of Sciences, has recently been published by Springer. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​

FAFS Establishes the Dr. Musa Nimah Endowed Award for Academic Excellence

Dr. Nimah’s family, friends, and students have been working with AUB for almost a year, and they were able to successfully raise the money needed to establish this endowment. The Family of Dr. Nimah and FAFS Family are very thankful to the WAAAUB- Eastern Province Chapter who has made the biggest donation towards this award. R​EA​D​ ​M​​O​RE​​​​​​​​

April 2017

LDEM Student Honored at AUB’s Annual Athletes Night Ceremony

During its annual Athletes Night ceremony, the AUB University Sports honored 45 of its top athletes for 2016-2017, including our FAFS’ landscape architecture 2nd year student Tara Kanj. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​

LDEM Students Win First Prize U​nder the Arts and Humanities Category at IBDAA 2017

On April 27, 2017, a group of LDEM students, Ghida Sbeity, Hussein Ghazi and Farah Bou Ghanem, under the supervision of Dr. Salma Talhouk, have participated and won the 1st prize competition at the annual international biodiversity Day, IBDAA event 2017, under the Arts and Humanities category. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​​​​

Agribusiness Students Won Second Prize at IBDAA 2017

​Four student teams from the FAFS Agribusin​ess Program participated in IBDAA 2017,​ on April 27, and the “Baladi” team won second prize in the business plan category. ​​​​R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​​​

The Raji and Fawzieh Historical Donations to FAFS​​​​

FAFS is greatly honored and proud to announce three first of their kind donations in support of the faulty and the agricultural sector in Lebanon. As a commemoration for his parents, Mr. Khaled Sinno, AUB alumnus and owner of Karma Lebanon, has g​enerously offered to establish​ The Raji and Fawzieh Sinno Scholarships in Agriculture and The Raji & Fawzieh Sinno Promising Leader in Agriculture Award. The FAFS Students Services Office will also be named after Raji and Fawzieh Sinno. ​R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​

​LAND's Successful Workshop on Sports Nutrition

​​The Lebanese Academy for Nutrition and Dietetics (LAND), in collaboration with the Nutrition Department at FAFS, organized a workshop entitled “Nutrition for Physical Activity and Health”​ at AUB, FAFS​. R​EA​D​ ​M​​ORE​​​

LDEM Student Loubna Sasso Shortlisted fo​r the WLA Award

We are proud to announce that ​our LDEM final year student Ms. Loubna Sasso was shortlisted for the World Landscape Architecture (WLA​) Award for her Final Year Project (FYP). ​​R​EA​D​ ​M​ORE

March 2017

Workshop on Child Labor in Agriculture

The Agriculture Department at FAFS, in cooperation with the Food & Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the UN, held a workshop on March 28, 2017 at Charles Hostler Student Center entitled: "Decent Work, Occupational Health and Safety and Child Labor in Agric​ulture".​​ R​EA​D​ ​M​ORE

FAFS Honors Alumnus Mr. Nehme Moujaess for His Recent Pledge

On March 24, 2017, FAFS faculty members and staff gathered to honor and thank Mr. Nehme Moujaess for his generous recent pledge and establishment of “The Nehme Moujaess Student Award in Landscape Architecture”. R​EA​D​ ​M​ORE​​​​

Panel Discussion on "Financing and Entrepreneurship Support for the Agri-Food Sector"

The Agribusiness Program and FAFS Career Services Office jointly hosted a panel event on Wednesday March 22, 2017. The event featured representatives of the Banque du Liban, Kafalat SAL, Vitas Lebanon, and Berytech.​ R​EA​D​ ​M​ORE​

​​FAFS Lecture Hall 102 to be Named "The Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall"​​

With deepest appreciation and gratitude, FAFS is proud to announce that Mr. Michel Bayoud has generously offered to na​me our faculty’s Lecture Hall 102 “The Michel and Sherine Bayoud Lecture Hall’.​​ R​EA​D​ MORE​


February 2017

Workshop on Biologically Based Integrated Pest Management for Sustainable Vegetable Production

The workshops, held on February 24 and February 28, 2017, were​ based on local experiences and trials that were conducted in cooperation with the University of Vermont, USA, and funded by the Conservation, Food & Health Foundation.​ R​EA​D​ MORE​

Dr. Vikram Bisht, Expert in Plant Pathology, Gives Insight on Seed Potato Production

​The Agriculture department at FAFS in cooperation with USAID Farmer-to-Farmer program, implemented in Lebanon by Land O’Lakes International development, invited Professor Vikram Bisht to give a presentation entitled “Seed Potato Production and Diseases in Canada” on February 13, 2017.​ R​EA​D​ MORE​

​Dr. Mohamad Farran Appointed as Advisor to the Minister of Agriculture

Dr. Mohamad Farran ​has been appointed as an advisor to His Excellency the Minister of Agriculture, Ghazi Zeaiter, as of February 1, 2017.​ R​EA​D​ MORE​​​​

FAFS Hosts "Training of Trainers Workshop Targeting Syrian Refugee Teachers and Health Care Providers"

The Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences, Refugee Health Program, and the Nutrition and Obesity Related Diseases Program under the Global Health Initiative at AUB in collaboration with the Food Security Center at the University of Hohenheim conducted a training workshop entitled “Towards Improving Nutrition among Refugees in Lebanon: A Capacity Building Workshop.” ​R​EA​D MORE​

​FAFS Hosts "Tackling the Health and Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees: Comparisons between Lebanon and Germany" Roundtable Discussion

A roundtable discussion entitled “Tackling the Health and Nutritional Status of Syrian Refugees: Comparisons between Lebanon and Germany” was hosted at FAFS on Thursday February 2, 2017​. R​EA​D MORE​

LDEM Alumni’s Project Wins the Public Spaces Category of the Lebanese Architect Awards​​​

FAFS LDEM alumni Zeina Kronfol and Pamela​ Hayd​amous , won the Public Spaces category of the 2017 Lebanese Architect Awards for their project entitled “Karantina Play Garden: Space for Encounters”. The Federation of Lebanese Engineers organized the Lebanese Architectural Awards festival on the 16th, 17th and 18th of February at Biel in Beirut​. R​EA​D MORE​

FAFS Career Services organized the “Personal Branding through Social Media” Workshop

​​​​FAFS Career Services organized a workshop entitled “Personal Br​anding through Social Media” ​that combined social media, job hunting and image branding​. R​EA​D MORE​

FAFS Welcomes Drs. Elie Jacques Fares and Issmat Kassem

On February 22, 2017, FAFS faculty members and staff gathered to welcome Drs. Elie Jacques Fares and Issmat Kassem to the Faculty. R​EA​D MORE​


FAFS Professor Elie Barbour’s TV Interview about the New Emerging Avian Influenza “H5N8”

FAFS professor in Veterinary Science, Dr. Elie Barbou​r, was interviewed on Al Manar’s show “Nahar Jadeed – Sahtak Sah Segment” in early February, 201​7 to tackle the issue of the new emerging Avian Influenza (bird flu) - H5N8 virus.​ R​EA​D MORE​

​FAFS’ Faculty Members Participate in AUB4Refugees Forum: A Narrative of Hope

The AUB4Refugees Initiative was launched in the fall of 2016 to gather AUB members and many different groups who are addressing the impacts of the Syrian refugee crisis. An all-day successful public forum titled “Innovative Responses to the Syrian Refugee Crisis” was held at Bathish Auditorium on January 27 to launch this program and to highlight some of AUB’s ongoing projects. REA​D MORE​


January 2017​

​NFSC Organized the "HACCP for Food Service Facilities" Workshop

​​​​FAFS’ department of Nutrition and Food Sciences (NFSC) organized and hosted a food safety workshop entitled “HACCP for Food Service Facilities” between January 11 and 19, 2017. ​READ MORE ​

FAFS Career Services Organized a “CV Writing, Cover Letter & Interview Skills” Workshop

FAFS Career Services organized a workshop entitled “CV Writing, Cover Letter & Interview Skills” for University Scholarship Program (USP) and United States Agency for International Development (USAID) students on January 20, 2017 at FAFS, Wing A building. READ MORE 

FAFS Student​s Attend Vitas' Training Workshop

​Fifteen students from the AUB Agribusiness Program participated in a “Build Your Business” training workshop at Vitas Lebanon headquarters in Hazmieh on January 16-17, 2017. ​READ ​MORE​​​​

Dr. Susan Marie Prattis' Farewell​

On the 18th of January 2017, FAFS faculty and staff gathered on the occasion of Dr. Susan Marie Prattis' farewell. ​​​READ ​MORE​

FAFS Professor Elie Barbour’s TV Interview ​about the “Problem of Seagulls and Aviation Safety in Beirut Ai​​rport”

FAFS professor in Veterinary Science, Dr. Elie Barbour, who graduate​d from School of Veterinary Medicine in University of Minnesota, St. Paul, was interviewe​d on January 12, 2017 by LBC reporter Raneem Bou Khzam to tackle the issue of bird strikes on airplanes. READ ​MORE​​​​


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