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American University of Beirut<br /> Summer 2010 Vol. VIII, No. 4<br /> Curios&<br /> CollectionsAmerican University of Beirut MainGate<br /> American University of Beirut Quarterly Magazine<br /> Departments:<br /> Letters 2<br /> Inside the Gate<br /> Views from Campus<br /> Reviews<br /> Legends and Legacies<br /> MainGate Connections<br /> Alumni Profile<br /> Reflections<br /> Alumni Happenings<br /> Class Notes<br /> In Memoriam<br /> The Reluctant “Starchitect”: Rem Koolhaas on campus; graduation 2010; 4<br /> R+D: poisonous commutes.<br /> 16<br /> Beyond Bliss Street<br /> Background check on Daniel Bliss and Marquand House. 50<br /> The Fabric of Life: Widad Irani Kawar's collection catalogues the intricacy of 52<br /> traditional Palestinian embroidery.<br /> The Sign of Success: Former investment banker and a<a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=1">American University of Beirut Summer 2010 Vol. VI</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=2">American University of Beirut MainGate American U</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=3">American University of Beirut collections Curios a</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=4">American University of Beirut President Dorman fr</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=5"> from/to the editor Have you ever flipped t</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=6">American University of Beirut graduation commence</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=7"> www.aub.edu.lb/maingate | MainGate Summer 2010 5</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=8"> Favorite attractions at Outdoors 2010 1- Toast</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=9"> Modern mummies each child wrapped </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=10"> GRADUATION 2010 P </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=11"> R&D Nametag: Layale Abi Esber, PhD Environmental</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=12"> From the Faculties Reluctant “Starchitect” </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=13"> Casa da Musica photographed by Philippe Ruault </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 14" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=14"> FM/AUBMC Tracking Progress The emphasis at AUB’s</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 15" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=15"> Fixing Broken Hearts Established in cooperati</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 16" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=16"> HSON Lifetime Commitment HSON Director Huda Abu-</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 17" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=17"> Faculty News Clash of Titans The </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 18" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=18"> Reviews Medinet Habu IX. The Eighteenth Dynasty T</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 19" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=19"> Bottom and top left: Outdoors 2010; Top right: Fo</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 20" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=20"> Off the Shelf This summer, we sift through the AU</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 21" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=21"> Which Way is Up? If you have trouble reading map</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 22" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=22"> Photo © Digital Documentation Center (see also CN</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 23" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=23"> Second Post If you cannot visit the Post Herbari</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 24" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=24">AUB photography John Waterbury Captured A brie</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 25" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=25">AUB photography John Waterbury I did not undertak</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 26" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=26"> Although I assumed my photography would </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 27" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=27">AUB photography John Waterbury Far left: Jebeli t</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 28" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=28">AUB photography John Waterbury Left: Tripoli madi</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 29" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=29"> AUB photography John Waterbury 27</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 30" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=30">AUB museums Lebanon Seek and You ShallFind </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 31" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=31">AUB museums Lebanon Natural History Museum (NHM) </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 32" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=32">AUB museums Lebanon Van Dyck Bird Collection L</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 33" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=33"> AUB museums Lebanon includes some mineral form</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 34" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=34">AUB museums Lebanon The Muybridge Collection </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 35" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=35">AUB museums Lebanon Cypriote Collection Locatio</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 36" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=36">AUB museums Lebanon 34 MainGate Summer 2010</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 37" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=37"> Glass Collection Location: Archaeological Museum.</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 38" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=38">AUB museums Lebanon The Moore Collection Locatio</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 39" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=39"> AUB museums Lebanon colleagues and their wives</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 40" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=40">Oral History Project Location: Center for Arab a</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 41" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=41"> Relevance: AUB’s collection of terracotta figu</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 42" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=42"> World Mission A century ago, a young SPC missiona</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 43" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=43"> AUB Library Archives Above: Williams’ room in Be</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 44" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=44"> went on the Arctic expedition with Donald Macmill</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 45" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=45"> AUB Library Archives Left: Williams near West H</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 46" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=46"> National Geographic Stock an extraordinary li</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=47"> For more on Maynard Owen Williams, visit the foll</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=48"> Speak History What led Anb</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=49"> reflections of individuals caught up in events gr</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=50"> Mohamad Ahmad an-Numan (1933 – 74) Son of Y</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=51"> Known and Unknown... Participants in the Oral His</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=52"> Beyond Bliss Street legends and legacies Midwes</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=53"> Beyond Bliss Street legends and legacies or </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=54"> Beyond Bliss Street maingate connections </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=55"> had grown up in Quaker schools. At LAU and at AU</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=56"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile Success </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=57"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile Raymond Khou</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=58"> Beyond Bliss Street alumni profile </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=59"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections Open Door Op</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=60"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections years we fre</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=61"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections the University</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=62"> time flies </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=63"> Riyadh (Top) Future alumna in Riyadh? (Bottom) </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=64"> Kuwait Left to right: Yasmine Mahmoud Sadi (BS '</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=65"> Abu Dhabi’s gala dinner at the Fairmont Hotel on </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=66"> Washington DC Left to right: Gustave Cordahi (BE</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=67"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s time f</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=68"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s cente</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=69"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s on d</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=70"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s terol</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=71"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s Riyad</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=72"> c l a s s n o t e s Sarah Bou Diab </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 73" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=73"> Beyond Bliss Street c l a s s n o t e s desig</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 74" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=74"> FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES Rev. John (Jock) Pairman B</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 75" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=75"> Last Glance Photo © Samir Kadi Colorful windmil</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2010 page 76" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/7e0b92a8?page=76"> Return Address American University of Beirut 3 D</a>