LAU’s Dr. Lina Abirafeh Among The World’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy

Lebanese-Palestinian Lina Rafeh, director of the Institute for Women’s Studies in the Arab World at the Lebanese American University, was included on the world’s 100 Most Influential People in Gender Policy in 2018, a report published by Apolitical, an international platform for governments that gathers and produces research on topics relevant to civil servants. The list "honors and celebrates women and men making the world more equitable, whether they exert their influence through policymaking, research,…

Make Way For The Biggest Phoenician Ship Built Out of Plastic Bottles

LAU students with the help of the environmental NGO Chreek have built the biggest Phoenician ship made out of plastic. The Phoenician-shaped trireme is 13 meters long, 4 meters wide, is made out of 25,000 plastic bottles and completed on Sunday its first voyage from Byblos to Zaitunay Bay. The aim from this initiative is to raise awareness on the ever-increasing plastic pollution and bringing people together to fight Lebanon's littering problem while celebrating our…
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Nadine Labaki, Becomes Second Lebanese Director, First Female Director, To Clinch Cannes’ Jury Prize

2 months ago
Nadine Labaki may not be the first Lebanese director to win the Jury Prize at Cannes but she is the first Lebanese female director to do so, and the first Arab filmmaker to win an ...
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Can Nadine Labaki’s “Capharnaum” Win The Palme d’Or?

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Nadine Labaki’s latest film, “Capharnaum“, earned a massive 15-minute standing ovation following its premiere at the Cannes Film Festival and people are already favoring her for winning Cannes’ top honor on Saturday. The distribution rights ...
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Sign Up To Start Recycling & Start Making A Change

2 months ago
The garbage crisis is still ongoing just in case anyone’s wondering, and while we were all distracted by the elections, garbage is still piling up and being dumped into the Mediterranean. However, there are still ...
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AUB Builds 60,000 Notebook Mosaic-Flag, Earns Guinness World Record

2 months ago
The American University of Beirut has officially become a Guinness World Record Holder after building the largest notebook mosaic-flag. The flag consisted of around 60,000 notebooks and was unveiled tonight on the Green field on ...
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#ForwardWithLebanon: The Jezzine Hub

2 months ago
The “Jezzine Hub” is a youth-led community center that organizes workshops, cultural activities and offers support for innovative ideas in an attempt to strengthen the involvement of Jezzine young citizens in the socio-economic development of ...
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#ForwardWithLebanon: Mini Football Court in Ain Qana

2 months ago
I remember back when were kids, we’d spend weekends in the village playing football on dirt or on tarmac not because our village was poor, but because it was far from the city and no ...
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Who’s Biking to Work Tomorrow?

2 months ago
The Chain Effect is organizing for the second year in a row a “Bike to Work” event whereas thousands of people will be leaving their cars at home and hitting the streets of Beirut with ...
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Qabrikha Gets 24/7 Electricity After EU Solar Farm Becomes Operational

2 months ago
I posted about this story a couple of months ago but I didn’t have much info on it. As it turns out, it’s an EU-funded project that helped build a 250kWh solar farm in the ...
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