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Old April 4th, 2009, 05:47 PM   #1
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Universities in Lebanon (News, Photos, & Discussions)

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Introduction:

Following secondary school, Lebanese students may choose to study at a university, a college, or a vocational training institute. The number of years to complete each program varies. While the Lebanese educational system offer a very high quality and international class of education, the local employment market lacks of enough opportunities, thus encouraging many of the young educated to travel abroad.

Lebanon has forty-one nationally accredited universities, several of which are internationally recognized. The American University of Beirut (AUB) and the Université Saint-Joseph (USJ) were the first Anglophone and the first Francophone universities to open in Lebanon, respectively. The universities, both public and private, largely operate in French or English.

At the English universities, students who have graduated from an American-style high school program enter at the freshman level to earn their baccalaureate equivalence from the Lebanese Ministry of Higher Education. This qualifies them to continue studying at the higher levels. Such students are required to have already taken the SAT I and the SAT II upon applying to college, in lieu of the official exams. On the other hand, students who have graduated from a school that follows the Lebanese educational system are directly admitted to the sophomore year. These students are still required to take the SAT I, but not the SAT II. The university academic degrees for the first stage are the Bachelor or the Licence, for the second stage are the Master or the DEA and the third stage is the doctorate.

The United Nations assigned Lebanon an education index of 0.871 in 2008.


List of universities in Lebanon:

This is a list of notable universities that were founded in Lebanon:

* Académie Libanaise des Beaux-Arts (ALBA)
* American University of Beirut (AUB)
* Antonine University (UPA)
* American University College of Technology (AUT)
* American University of Science and Technology (AUST)
* Arab Open University (AOU)
* Business and Computer University College (BCU)
* Beirut Arab University (BAU)
* Beirut University Online
* C&E American University(C&E AU)
* Ecole Superieure des Affaires (ESA)
* Global University
* Haigazian University
* Hariri Canadian University
* Hawaii University
* Honolulu University
* Islamic University of Lebanon
* Al Jinan University
* Lebanese American University (LAU)
* Lebanese Canadian University (LCU)
* Lebanese International University (LIU)
* Lebanese University (UL) (French)
* Manar University of Tripoli (MUT)
* Matn University
* Middle East University
* Near East School of Theology
* Notre Dame University - Louaize (NDU)
* Université de la Sagesse
* Université Saint-Joseph (USJ)
* Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)
* University of Balamand [14]
* PRINCELY International University [15]

Other institutions of higher education:

* Pigier Business Schools
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American University of Beirut
الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت




Motto: That they may have life and have it more abundantly.
Established: 1866
Type: Private
President: Peter F. Dorman
Provost: Waddah Nasr, Acting
Staff: 522 full-time instructional faculty
Students: 7,036 (2006-07)
Undergraduates: 5,725
Postgraduates: 1,311
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Campus: Urban, 73 acre
Website: www.aub.edu.lb


The American University of Beirut (AUB; Arabic: الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت‎) is a private, independent university in Beirut, Lebanon. It was founded as the Syrian Protestant College by American missionary Daniel Bliss in 1866. The name was changed to the American University of Beirut on November 18, 1920. The university is popularly known as AUB.

The Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools granted AUB institutional accreditation in June 2004. Degrees awarded by AUB are officially registered with the Ministry of Higher Education in Lebanon and with the Board of Education in the State of New York. Many professional degrees are also accredited by the respective accrediting bodies in the United States, Lebanon, and other nations.

On March 21, 2008, the Board of Trustees selected Peter F. Dorman to be AUB's 15th president effective July 1, 2008. He succeeds Dr. John Waterbury who was president of AUB from 1998 to 2008. Dr. Dorman is an international scholar in the field of Egyptology and presently chairs the University of Chicago's Department of Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations.

In June 2006, the number of degrees and diplomas awarded since June 1870 totaled 72,838


Faculties and schools

* Faculty of Agricultural & Food Sciences (FAFS)
* Faculty of Arts & Sciences (FAS)
* Faculty of Engineering & Architecture (FEA)
* Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)
* Faculty of Medicine (FM)
* Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB)
* School of Nursing (SoN)


Notable Alumni (in Alphabetical order)

* Abd al-Rahman Shahbandar, Syrian anti-French nationalist.
* Abdulrahman Mohammed Jamsheer, businessman, and chairman of the Foreign Affairs, Defense and National Security of the Shura Council in Bahrain.
* Abdulsalam Haykal, Syrian serial-entrepreneur and activist.
* Adel Osseiran, Parliamentary speaker.
* Afif Ayyub, Ambassador.
* Akram Miknas, Chairman of Fortune Promoseven.
* As'ad AbuKhalil, Lebanese-American political scientist and blogger.
* Barakat Ahmad, Indian diplomat and Muslim scholar.
* Basil Fuleihan, World Bank economist, minister of economy and trade, killed in the Hariri assassination.
* Charles Hostler, Ambassador
* Charles Malik, Philosopher, diplomat, Ambassador to the US & UN, co-drafted the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
* Christopher Milan, engineering consultant.
* Costantine Zurayk, Syrian historian, former AUB Professor and President
* Elias Saba, Lebanese cabinet minister.
* Emile Bustani, businessman, entrepreneur, politician, philanthropist.
* Emile Haddad, CIO of Lennar, largest homebuilder in the US.
* Faris al-Khoury, a former teacher at AUB and the former prime minister of Syria from 1944 to 1945 and from 1954 to 1958
* Fawwaz Ulaby, Syrian electrical engineer, and winner IEEE Edison Medal. Provost of KAUST.
* Fouad Siniora, Lebanese Prime Minister
* George Habash, Palestinian activist.
* Ghada al-Samman, Syrian novelist.
* Ghassan Tueni, journalist, politician, ambassador, editor of the Lebanese daily, An-Nahar.
* Hanan Ashrawi, Palestinian legislator (Honorary Doctorate from AUB).
* Hasib Sabbagh, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company.
* Hassan Kamel Al-Sabbah, Inventor and holder of 43 US Patents.
* Hrayr K. Shahinian, world-renowned Skull Base Surgeon & Director of Skull Base Institute in Los Angeles, California U.S.A.
* Ja'afar Touqan, architect.
* Kamal Salibi, Lebanese historian, Honorary President of the Royal Institute for Inter-Faith Studies in Jordan.
* Kamal Shair, founder of Dar Al-Handasah.
* Lea Rustom, founder of the Alba Tayeb charity organization
* Leila Fawaz, director of the Fares Center of Eastern Mediterranean Studies at Tufts University, Professor of History and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy
* Mahmoud Hessaby, Scientist.
* Mohamad Noah bin Omar, first speaker of Malaysian Parliament (Dewan Rakyat).
* Mounir Aoun, famous story teller.
* Nabeel Jabbour, author, professor and lecturer.
* Nabil Matar, distinguished professor, and world authority on Anglo-Islamic studies
* Nabil W. Nassar, Nassar Engineering (Former Senior Partner and No.2 of Dar Al-Handasah Consultants)
* Najib Mikati, billionaire co-founder of Investcom, a former prime minister of Lebanon.
* Nazih Taleb, founder of Dar Al Handasah which later split into Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Shair & Partners) and Dar Al-Handasah Consultants (Nazih Taleb)
* Nazim al-Kudsi, a former President of Syria.
* Nicola Khuri, world-renowned physicist and professor at Rockefeller University.
* Philip S. Khoury, MIT Associate Provost and Ford International Professor of History.
* Ray R. Irani, CEO of Occidental Petroleum.
* Raymond Khoury, novelist
* Riad al Khouri - development economist; Senior Fellow of the William Davidson Institute, University of Michigan; member of the International Council, Questscope; co-founder and principal, KryosAdvisors, Amman and Beirut
* Riad Salameh, governor of the Lebanese Central Bank.
* Ziad Zaatari, mechanical engineer.
* Saeb Salam, a former prime minister of Lebanon.
* Said Khoury, co-founder of Consolidated Contractors Company
* Salah D. Salman, former head of the ENT department at AUH, former minister, authority on Sinus Surgery
* Selim al-Hoss, economist, a former prime minister of Lebanon.
* Serene Husseini Shahid, Palestinian writer.
* Shoghi Effendi Rabbani, the Guardian of the Bahá'í Faith.
* Taha Mikati, investor and billionaire, founder of Investcom. Personal friend of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad.
* Tarek El-Merhebi, Founded his telecom company during the last year of college (Lebanese International Telecom - L.I.T)
* Walid Chammah, co-president of Morgan Stanley.
* Walid Jumblatt, Progressive Socialist Party Leader.
* Widad Kawar, internationally renowned collector of ethnic and cultural arts
* Zaha Hadid, world-renowned Iraqi architect.
* Zalmay Khalilzad, American diplomat, US ambassador to the UN, former ambassador to Afghanistan and Iraq.
* Ziad Matar Lebanese civil engineer and founder of Binaa Engineering.









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Lebanese University
(Arabic: الجامعة اللبنانية‎, French: Université Libanaise)




Established: 1951
Type: Public
President: Zouheir Chokr
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Website: www.ul.edu.lb


The Lebanese University is the only public institution for higher learning in Lebanon. Founded in 1951, it has 17 faculties as of 2006 and serves various cultural, religious, and social groups of students and teachers.

The independent university enjoys administrative, academic, and financial freedom. Among its educational goals are creating a unique mix of cultures and providing the basic and necessary education to allow students to enter various professions.


History

The Lebanese University was established in 1951 to serve the diverse social groups that make up Lebanese society, and to provide a high-level institution in which students can acquire university degrees. It was launched amid a growth in the number of students in grades 10-12.

The first departments were The High House of Teachers and The Statistics Center. On December 3, 1951, the first class of 68 students entered the university. On February 26, 1953, official decree No. 25 founded a center for financial and administrative at the university, called The Institution of Finance and Administration. The High House of Teachers was renamed to The High Teachers Institution .

The next big change was 1959's regulating decree No. 2883, which, along with many others between 1960 and 1972, added more material into the structure of the university and legalized all of its activities, requiring students to take part as administrators within the different faculties.


Faculties

The 17 faculties, including two institutions that were annexed to the university, are:

1. The Faculty of Literature and Human Sciences
2. The Faculty of Law, Political and Administrative Sciences
3. The Faculty of Sciences
4. The Faculty of Social Sciences
5. The Faculty of Fine Arts
6. The Faculty of Pedagogy (replacing the High Teachers Institution)
7. The Faculty of Journalism and Documentation
8. The Faculty of Business Administration and Economical Sciences
9. The Faculty of Engineering
10. The Faculty of Agriculture
11. The Faculty of Public Health
12. The Faculty of Medicine
13. The Faculty of Dentistry
14. The Faculty of Pharmacy
15. The Faculty of Tourism and Hotels
16. The Institution of Applied and Economical Sciences (ISAE, French: Institut des Sciences Appliquées et Économiques)
17. The Academic Institution of Technology


LEBANESE UNIVERSITY CAMPUS, HADATH

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Lebanese University (Hadath) under construction_12_July_2002

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Université Libanaise de Tripoli
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Saint Joseph University



Established: 1875
Type: Private
President: Professeur René Chamussy
Staff: 480
Students: 10,000 (2006-2007)
Location: Beirut, Lebanon
Campus: 4 campuses in Beirut and 3 Regional University Centers : Sidon (South), Zahlé (Bekaa) and Tripoli (North)
Website: www.usj.edu.lb


Saint Joseph University is a private higher institute of education founded by the Jesuits in 1875 in Beirut, Lebanon, known for its school of medicine and its hospital, Hôtel-Dieu de France. The Lebanese state officially recognizes the university and the diplomas it grants in accord with the law organizing higher education in Lebanon.

Its Beirut campuses include:

* Campus of Medical and Infirmary Sciences, Damascus Street
* Campus of Science and Technology, Mar Roukoz
* Campus of Social Sciences, Huvelin Street
* Campus of Human Sciences, Damascus Street

Three regional centers are located in Sidon(south), Zahlé(Bekaa), and Tripoli(north). In addition, the university operates 12 facilities and 22 specialized schools or institutes.

More than 70 conventions with foreign universities. More than 200 professors on mission abroad. An administrative office in Paris. A center for banking studies. Three centers for dental care, orthophony, and psychomotility. Institutes, centers and laboratories for research. Specialized publications. Libraries and documentation centers. A chaplaincy on each campus.

Saint-Joseph is known for its faculty of medicine which is the most prestigious faculty of medicine in Lebanon . It has the biggest Hospital in Lebanon "Hotel-Dieu de France".

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AUB Olayan School of Business earns AACSB International business accreditation
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Beirut, April 4 2009


On behalf of the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB), the American University of Beirut (AUB) is proud to announce that the business school has achieved accreditation of its business degree programs from AACSB International-The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB).

Founded in 1916, AACSB International is the leading international accrediting agency for undergraduate, master's and doctoral degree programs in business administration and accounting.

The Olayan School of Business joins an elite group of institutions that have achieved business accreditation from AACSB International.

Less than 5% of business schools worldwide have earned this distinguished hallmark of excellence in management education.

The Olayan School of Business is the first institution in Lebanon to be accredited by the Association.

OSB Dean George Najjar said: 'AACSB accreditation is the first step in a global branding campaign that will enable long term alliances with top business schools worldwide, further developing our capacity in pedagogy, research and student diversity.'

'The three-year process of accreditation is designed to embed systems that ensure continuous improvement in the delivery of a high-quality business education,' he added.

AUB's achievement will be recognized in April at the 2009 AACSB International Conference and Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida.

AACSB business accreditation is the international standard for business program quality assurance, requiring academic institutions to pass rigorous quality audits and adhere to best-in-class academic practices.

The accreditation process adds to OSB's pursuit of organizational best-practices by codifying the school's strengths as well as formalizing strategic planning, governance structure and decision-making processes for greater transparency, efficiency and accountability in the school's on-going operations.

To maintain accreditation, OSB must submit annual progress reports to AACSB and continuously revise its strategic plan. A reaccreditation process is repeated every five years to maintain status with Association.
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I posted on Balamand long ago, but didn't follow up:

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=530623

I'd thought at the time of posting on university master plans in general. The AUB and Balamand both worked with Sasaki on theirs, and I was interested in discovering the plan for UL. I wonder if there are any other plans in the works...
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there's also the new Lebanese German university ( LGU ).
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Alot of those Unisersities in Lebanon are just junk. Example AUT
If I ever choose to study in Lebanon Balamand will be my number one choice.
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I've read in many places that Lebanese people are normally tri-lingual, able to converse in Arabic, French and English.

I know it's difficult to generalise but in terms of preference which foreign language do people prefer to learn i.e. French over English, vice versa or are both equally popular?

I think it's great that a country as small as Lebanon has so many seats of higher learning and the list of alumni boasts some recognisable and successful people. It's great to see Education have such a high profile.

My country Pakistan has 160 million people and boasts about its Nuclear weapons status but the standard of education is in the gutter and many young people have to go abroad to get a quality education hence why the country lags behind so much.

Pakistan could stand to learn a thing or two from Lebanon.
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English is slightly more common than french in Lebanon

but they are both very POPULAR
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I like how English is tought insted of Arabic at the uni's
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It's about time..!

Big step, in the right direction...

I guess that george najjar is doing a good job... Wasn't much help to me though, always abroad, trotting the bloody globe!
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History lessons stymied in Lebanon

Lebanon has a long and varied history, but schools steer clear of teaching about the country's recent past, as the BBC's Natalia Antelava found out when she visited a school in the capital, Beirut.

Kristina and Ali sit side by side in their history class and together they learn about the Phoenicians and the Romans, the Greeks and the Ottomans.

But when it comes to Lebanon's more recent, turbulent past - their school teaches them nothing.

Modern history is not part of the curriculum in Lebanon and, just like thousands of other children, Kristina and Ali - who are both 14 - turn to their families for answers their history teacher cannot provide.

"When I want to know something, I ask my dad," Ali says.

Kristina, who comes from a different religious background, says she does the same.

Their history teacher does not like the arrangement but, in a country split along sectarian lines, she prefers to stick to it.

"Sometimes students ask about more recent events," she says, "but it's difficult to explain things to them without getting into sectarian divisions."

Thorny issue

In Lebanon, children are not taught modern history because adults cannot agree on it.

Even the country's ancient history is a thorny issue here.

There are dozens of the government-approved history textbooks that offer different takes on the past.

Depending on their religious affiliation, schools can choose books that describe the French as colonialists or liberators and portray the Ottomans as conquerors or as administrators.
While Christian schools tend to focus more heavily on the Phoenician past, which the Christian community here identifies with, the Muslim schools teach more about Lebanon under the Arabs.

But when it comes to contemporary times, in schools across Lebanon history simply comes to a halt.

"It's a real problem," says Ohaness Goktchian, professor of political science at the American University in Beirut.

"We are raising another generation of children who identify themselves with their communities and not their nation.

"History is what unites people. Without history we can't have unity."

Back in the 1970s, that lack of national unity combined with the complex geopolitics of the Middle East to erupt in a lengthy civil war.

For 15 years blood was shed across Lebanon in the name of politics and religion.

The war forced millions out of the country, killed almost 200,000 and left Beirut in ruins.

'One narrative'

Today, much of Beirut has been rebuilt and memories of the violence have faded.

But the legacy of the war - the bitterness and the deep divisions - continue to live on, and opinions are as divided as they were in the 1970s.

Lebanese historian Antoine Messarra believes the war will haunt Lebanon until its people agree on one, unified, version of history.

"We are the people without collective memory," he says.

"But for the sake of the future, we need to create one narrative that all of us will be able to believe in."
In the late 1990s, Mr Messara and his colleagues from across Lebanon's religious communities came together in an attempt to create some such historical narrative.

The government committee that they formed was based on one of the recommendations of the Taif Peace Agreement, which ended the civil war and which called, among other things, for the creation of a unified history curriculum.

Unlike the politicians, historians managed to get along and after three years of work they presented the ministry of education with a curriculum they deemed suitable for Lebanese of all backgrounds.

But they turned out to be wrong.

The book never saw the light of day because, at the very last moment, the Minister of Education at the time did not agree with one of the historical interpretations and refused to allow the textbook into circulation.

"We came very close and we tried very hard but, at the end of the day, politics won," says Mr Messara.

Now the Lebanese are trying again.

The country has a new unity government, created in 2007 after sectarian clashes gripped Beirut, putting Lebanon on the verge of another civil war.

But then a peace deal was signed, forcing the rival Lebanese politicians back to the negotiating table, and bringing the united history textbook back on to their agenda.

The country's new minister of education says she is determined to introduce the new history curriculum to all schools.

But political science professor Ohannes Goktchian is sceptical.

"This new unity government has brought a period of relative calm, but these are the same politicians who fought each other in the past," he says.

"In Lebanon we don't share values and traditions. And we have an education system which contributes to the divisions among us."

Back in Ali and Kristina's school, in Beirut's vibrant Hamra district, opinions are also divided.

Kristina says she would like to see modern history taught in schools.

"I think it could help us answer many questions that we have, and it would be very good for us," she says.

Ali listens and shakes his head in disagreement.

"I think if we start talking about modern history in school, the hatred and the problems will come out," he says.
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Renowned architect to lecture at AUB
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Thursday, April 23, 2009


BEIRUT: The Foreign Affairs Ministry of Mexico, the Mexican Embassy in Lebanon, Ambassador Jorge Alvarez Fuentes, and Cultural Attache Antonio Lopezr’os, in collaboration with the Department of Architecture and Design at the American University of Beirut (AUB), are inviting world renowned Spanish architect Miquel Adria to give a lecture "on Contemporary Mexican Architecture" on Friday April 24, 2009 at 6 p.m. at the Architecture Lecture Hall (ALH), Dar al-Handassah Building, Department of Architecture and Design, AUB. Entry to campus is only accessible from the Main Gate of AUB on Bliss Street. The lecture will be preceded by the opening of an Exhibition of Mexican Architecture books and periodicals at 5 p.m. Films about 20th Century Mexican Architecture will also be shown. The exhibit and films will run until Thursday April 30, 2009 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Exhibit will be closed on the weekend.

- The Daily Star
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VIDEO: The American University of Beirut In Lebanon Fights For Sustainable Research Through ISBAR
Apr 29th, 2009 by Karin Kloosterman



This documentary film describes the activities of IBSAR, an interfaculty center at the American University of Beirut dedicated to nature conservation and sustainable research.

According to IBSAR members, “Nature is a special trust to be enjoyed and conserved for future generations. Conserving the biodiversity of nature in the Middle East is the foundation on which we can build an improved quality of land and ensure a sustainable future for the people of the region.”

ibsar beirut lebanon logo american universityThis video outlines some research activities of the 20 or so faculty members at the University; and includes plant hunters looking for new drugs, and specifically how the researchers are making clinical investigations on plants like the local Lebanese herbs hindbeh and kishk.

I love how the film crew transitions from the lab to the field, interviewing locals who’ve been picking and using the herbs for generations in their food (for loads of recipes from Lebanon, click here). And then how the researchers are using the herbs to promote the use of traditional foods (PDF), as a means to generate income for the women, and to promote biodiversity.

The diet in the Eastern Mediterranean and especially Lebanon, Syria, and Jordan is characterized by a heavy reliance on refined grains (white flour) as the primary source of energy.

These countries also experience an increase in the rates of chronic non communicable diseases (cardiovascular disease, diabetes), a reflection of the emerging “nutrition transition” experienced by these countries. The “nutrition transition,” reports ISBAR scientists, seems to be occurring alongside chronic problems of under nutrition, specifically micronutrient deficiencies reflected in high rates of anemia among certain subgroups, particularly the urban and rural poor.

IBSAR is engaged in a project that aims at increasing dietary diversity in the urban and rural poor through the promotion of the sustainable use of wild edible plants, ultimately improving general health status in the targeted communities.

This is a model the rural Palestinian, Beduin and Druize populations in Israel could benefit from.

Watch the video. You’ll learn something new.
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Beirut's American Uni. cancels PG exhibition
Wed, 06 May 2009



The American University of Beirut (AUB) has canceled an exhibition, which was to display historical documents about the Persian Gulf.

According to IRIB, ten Iranian students had organized the event in collaboration with the university's UNESCO office.

The exhibition was to display some 40 historical and scientific documents about the Persian Gulf waterway.

University officials cancelled the event the night before it was to kick off, saying that the decision was made to avoid confrontation with Arab states.

While historical documents show that the waterway has always been referred to as the 'Persian Gulf', certain Arab states have recently mounted efforts to remove 'Persian' from the name of the waterway.

Iran designated April 30 as the National Persian Gulf Day to highlight the fact that the waterway has been referred to by historians and ancient texts as Persian Gulf since the Achaemenid Empire was established in Iran.

Many of the university's professors have objected to the cancellation of the event. University officials have agreed to negotiate on the issue.

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Old May 7th, 2009, 07:07 PM   #18
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^If thats not a trivial reason for canceling an event, I don't know what is
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AUB is becoming really nasty this yr ...
out of 14,000 people (locally and internationally) who applied to AUB for the fall semester of 2009-10 only 1,400 were accepted this year , they've upped the standards alot !
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i see this as a good sign.
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