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Amid the AUB community's 150th anniversary celebrations in 2016, it was also a year in which some of our most distinguished and highly-respected members were lost. Here we look back at some of those who made the most impact who passed away in 2016.

The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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In a tribute to their alma mater on its 150th anniversary, the members of Mashrou' Leila have recorded live versions of three songs in AUB's iconic Assembly Hall. The first two, “Aoede" and “Kalaam" can be seen on the group's YouTube channel.
The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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On the occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary, Lebanon’s Central Bank (BDL) Governor Riad Salameh issued a statement announcing that a limited series of special, official silver coins honoring AUB will be put in circulation.


The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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AUB Trustee and alumna Huda Zoghbi receives one of the five Breakthrough prizes in life sciences at 'Oscars of science' and plans to set up scholarships at AUB (The Guardian - Dec. 5)
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Commemorative stamp honors AUB on its 150th anniversary
http://www.aub.edu.lb/news/2016/Pages/150-stamp.aspx
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Most ambitious campaign in #AUB and region’s history
#BOLDLYAUB
The Campaign to Lead, Innovate, and Serve
#AUB150
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AUB President Fadlo Khuri writes for Harvard Business Review Arabic on AUB's history and answers questions for ​the magazine.
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تأقلمت مع الحروب والتحديات وخرّجت قيادات في السياسة والاقتصاد تاريخ الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت أقدم مؤسّسة للتعليم العالي في العالم العربي. تكشف قصتها عن مرونة إدارية وإبداعية في مواجهة الظروف والتأقلم معها. عند تأسيس الجامعة في العام 1866، كانت تدعى الكلية السورية الإنجيلية، لكن اسمها أصبح الجامعة الأميركية في بيروت في...
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Twenty-sixteen may be remembered around the world for unexpected political upheaval, with Brexit and Trumpquake entering the lexicon, but in a small corner of Ras Beirut it will go down as a year of proud tribute to glories past and boldly looking ahead to an even brighter future.

The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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The newly released documentary film “On the Edge of Time – The Story of AUB” chronicles AUB’s endurance as the hub of knowledge in the region over 150 years of its history, driven by the passion of its students, faculty, and staff.


The American University of Beirut, AUB, is a private, non-sectarian institution of higher learning, founded in 1866, which functions under a charter from the State of New York. It is administrated by a private, autonomous Board of Trustees.
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Shakespeare’s King Lear is being staged in Beirut for the first time in translation into colloquial Lebanese Arabic, as part of AUB’s 150th anniversary celebrations, which coincide with the 400th anniversary of the death of the celebrated English dramatist.
The play, which opened on December 1, will be performed Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays from December 1 to December 18 at 8:30pm, at Al Madina Theater in Hamra. Tickets available for all performances through Antoine’s ticketing service.
More: http://aub.edu.lb/news/2016/Pages/malik-lear.aspx
(Pictures by Alexy Frangieh)
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Founded in 1866, the American University of Beirut bases its educational philosophy, standards, and practices on the American liberal arts model of higher education. A teaching-centered research university, AUB has 717 instructional faculty and a student body of more than 7,800 students. The University encourages freedom of thought and expression and seeks to graduate men and women committed to creative and critical thinking, life-long learning, personal integrity, civic responsibility, and leadership.

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