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<br /> Summer2011Vol.X,No.4<br /> Commencement 2011<br /> The Entrepreneurial Edge<br /> MainGate<br /> American University of Beirut Quarterly Magazine<br /> Views from Campus<br /> Reviews<br /> Legends and Legacies<br /> Alumni Profile<br /> Reflections<br /> Alumni Happenings<br /> Class Notes<br /> In Memoriam<br /> Departments:<br /> Letters 2<br /> President’s view: what the Arab Spring means for AUB<br /> Inside the Gate<br /> Picture this: debke meets broadway, Nahr Ibrahim before the flood, 6<br /> Commencement 2011, Folk Dance Festival; search for the Byzantine<br /> Anastasis Church; citizen revolt in the Middle East; AUBMC’s 2020 Vision<br /> A Photographic Remembrance of Lebanon by John Waterbury;<br /> Arab Media: PGMC – Polity Global Media and Communication Series<br /> coauthored by Nabil Dajani (BA ‘57, MA ‘60)<br /> Beyond B<a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 1" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=1"> Summer2011Vol.X,No.4 Commencement 2011 </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 2" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=2"> MainGate American University of Beirut Qu</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 3" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=3"> The Entrepreneurial Edge 26 The (Beta) </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 4" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=4"> President's view MainGate speaks to Preside</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 5" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=5"> President's view Are the students engaged i</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 6" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=6"> from/to the editor First, as a follow-up</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 7" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=7"> At AUB, 2,980 students received financial aid in </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 8" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=8"> Viewfinder The Outdoors Festival 2011 brought "Ol</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 9" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=9"> www.aub.edu.lb/maingate | M a i n G a t e S u m m</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 10" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=10"> Commencement 2011 About 1,885 students graduated</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 11" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=11"> MainGate Spring 2011 9</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 12" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=12"> Seen and Heard To end the year on a high note, </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 13" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=13"> its restoration. 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EMBA, 2007 </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 47" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=47"> Beyond Bliss Street 1 </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 48" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=48"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections Campus Constell</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 49" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=49"> Beyond Bliss Street reflections </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 50" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=50"> Beyond Bliss Street 18 1 </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 51" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=51"> Riyadh Alumni at the Riyadh Gala Athens The A</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 52" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=52"> North Carolina Chapter booth at the Lebanese Fes</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 53" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=53"> Ottawa Left: "On the Litani Bridge," pr</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 54" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=54"> Renewipnrgomouisre Reunion 2011 A whirlwind of</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 55" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=55"> July 1: “Many alumni have come to the educational</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 56" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=56"> July 2: WAAAUB Programs Committee Chair Ghada</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 57" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=57"> JULY 2: A generous brunch for alumni, their famil</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 58" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=58"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes 1960s Muhamad</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 59" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=59"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes family photo</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 60" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=60"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes 1970s Mohamad</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 61" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=61"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes Morgan, who </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 62" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=62"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes Ghinwa Jallo</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 63" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=63"> Beyond Bliss Street ment company in the MENA regi</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 64" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=64"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 65" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=65"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes pany) and th</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 66" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=66"> class notes is a third grade homeroom teac</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 67" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=67"> Beyond Bliss Street class notes the Centers </a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 68" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=68"> FRIENDS AND COLLEAGUES Nasser Mohammed Abd</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 69" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=69"> Washington, DC and was con- sul of Lebanon in New</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 70" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=70"> was a part-time associate professor of medicin</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 71" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=71"> Last Glance Photo © AUB Photography Department /</a> <a title="MainGate Summer 2011 page 72" href="http://viewer.zmags.com/publication/f118f7eb?page=72"> Return Address American University of Beirut 3 D</a>