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<br /> Winter 2013 Vol. XI, No. 2<br /> MainGate<br /> American University of Beirut Quarterly Magazine<br /> President’s view<br /> Views from Campus<br /> Reviews<br /> Reflections<br /> Legends and Legacies<br /> Alumni Profile<br /> Alumni Happenings<br /> Class Notes<br /> In Memoriam<br /> Departments:<br /> Letters 2<br /> Inside the Gate<br /> Student snapshots: life on campus; unearthing the secret world of Masonic fraternalism in the Arab world; Dean 6<br /> Wilfried Vanhonacker parachutes into the Suliman S. Olayan School of Business; providing a helping hand to<br /> 1,500 international students (better call the mentors at the Office of International Programs).<br /> Agriculture at AUB: A Century of Progress by Nuhad J. Daghir; Marketing Management: Arab World Edition by<br /> Philip Kotler, Kevin Lane Keller, Salah S. 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We asked studen</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=13"> Dr. Jacques P. Merab Dr. Jacques P. Merab i</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=14"> We met our goal for the Financial Aid Initiative!</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=15"> Our Olive Tree, Your Olive Tree, A Heritage Last </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=16"> First dedicated in 1923 (then moved in 1976, and </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=17"> R+D Nametag: Stephan Schmid, PhD Arab and Middl</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=18"> OSB Change Management Dean Wilfried Vanhonacker </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=19"> attractive situation. The perception is that L</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=20"> FEA "Axonometric Relation between Sea, Corniche, </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=21"> On View AUB Archaeological Museum It took some e</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=22"> maternal mortality, reproductive health, y</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=23"> Balsam’s services are free. “You cannot bill</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=24"> Reaching out: Some recent agreements and activiti</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=25"> Ten abiding goals: 1. To stand as one 2. To</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=26"> Student News With a Little Help From My</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=27"> the city and took us places, told us where to</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=28"> And what of our visitors, has the program</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=29"> “An agronomist at the American University of Beir</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=30"> How 2 b SocBterfly [ How to be a Social Butterfly </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=31"> Facebook Facebook—the world’s largest social netw</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=32"> Kholoud Sukkarieh Darwish American University of </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=33"> t Rola Jaber @RolaJaber90 @ThisIsHamra @CaribouCo</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=34"> Register on LinkedIn LinkedIn Step 1 </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=35"> Mastering FUTURE the In November 2011, The M</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=36"> young people from economically disadvantaged comm</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=37"> MOHAMMAD AHMAD BAWAB Hometown: Harouf, South Leba</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=38"> REEM HASSAN KAWTHARANY Hometown: Saida, South Leb</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=39"> LUCIENNE IBRAHIM NADER Hometown: Sin El Fil, Moun</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=40"> WALK THROUGH WEST HALL 38 MainGate Winter 20</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=41"> </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=42"> A center for fun, music, and movemen</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=43"> www.aub.edu.lb/maingate | MainGate Winter 2013 41</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=44"> International pennants welcome new arrivals to th</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=45"> The AUB-TFL Connection www.aub.edu.lb/mainga</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=46"> Sometime in April or May, every soon-to-graduate </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=47"> AUB, Ali Dimashkieh says, showed him Lebanon</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=48"> “At AUB,” Farah Bayoumi says, “we all had this ur</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=49"> Beyond Bliss Street Top p</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=50"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections The Problem S</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=51"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections and eventually</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=52"> Beyond Bliss Street legends and legacies Well</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=53"> Beyond Bliss Street a l u m n i p r o f i l e </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=54"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=55"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile sensing.”</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=56"> 01 03 04 </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=57"> 07 08 11 </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=58"> 13 14 Ottawa | 12 The </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=59"> 16 17 18 </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=60"> 19 21 22 </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=61"> WAAAUB Christmas Party | The first annual WAAAUB</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=62"> Beyond Bliss Street 1950s Suzette Fattal Blair </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=63"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes suc</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=64"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes (BEN ’04), b</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=65"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes Christmas. T</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=66"> Beyond Bliss Street contact with studen</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=67"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes preparation </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=68"> Beyond Bliss Street RECENTLY HONORED Avedis K.</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=69"> FORMER FACULTY Assem Salam passed away on Novemb</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=70"> Albert E. Hazbun (BEN ’59), who was</a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=71"> Last Glance Photo © Monya Riachi When we asked </a> <a title="MainGate Winter 2013 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/658652e2?page=72"> Return Address American University of Beirut 3 D</a>