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Our 150th anniversary slogan is We Make History; we honor AUB History Makers through the ages

Elie Salem

Elie Salem was a professor at AUB, chair of AUB’s Departme…

Nadim Khalaf Memorial Award

Huda Bisat '70 & HE Fouad A. Siniora

“Fouad and I are both graduates of AUB. I am a graduate of…

President's 150 Message

In 2016, AUB is commemorating the 150th anniversary of its founding in 1866. AUB’s story is one of strength, transformative impact, and institutional resilience.

150th Calendar of Events

  • Opening Ceremony
    05 Sep 2016

    Opening Ceremony

    The Opening Ceremony for the 2016-17 academic year will be held at Assembly Hall on Monday, September 5, 2016 at 12:00 noon.

  • Legacy Ceremony
    14 Sep 2016

    Legacy Ceremony

    As part of the #AUB150 celebrations, we are holding a historic all-generation Legacy Ceremony on September 14th! New #AUB students and alumni family members are invited to join us at West Hall at 6pm for this special event. #WAAAUB #AUBLegacy150

  • 'Darwin, AUB and the Arab World'
    25 Sep 2016

    'Darwin, AUB and the Arab World'

    September 25-27, 2016

    On the occasion of the University's 150th anniversary, this conference, sponsored by the Provost, the Dean of FAS, CASAR, CAH and the Theater Initiative, will examine AUB's pivotal role in the introduction and dissemination of the ideas of Charles Darwin in the Arab and Islamic worlds, including the famous 19th-century Lewis affair at AUB. Renowned international scholars from the fields of medicine, history, anthropology, biology, astronomy, theater and literature will discuss the ongoing significance of Darwin and his ideas in the contemporary world, and the conference will feature several special theatrical events.

  • FAFS conference on Well-being: Healthy Earth, Healthy Food, Healthy People
    28 Sep 2016

    FAFS conference on Well-being: Healthy Earth, Healthy Food, Healthy People

    The Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences presents this special conference to celebrate the 150th anniversary of AUB.  The program includes an opening ceremony, students and alumni exhibit and activities, live entertainment, and more.

    End date: Sep. 30, 2016

  • 'Moonadilat: Dramatic Re-enactments of Historical Speeches by Women at AUB'
    06 Oct 2016

    'Moonadilat: Dramatic Re-enactments of Historical Speeches by Women at AUB'

    Directed by Sahar Assaf

    As part of the celebration of AUB’s 150th anniversary, the Theater Initiative, in collaboration with the Center for Arts and Humanities (Mellon Grant), present Moonadilat, dramatic re-enactments of historical speeches by May Ziadeh, Anbara Salam and Wadad Cortas. The project will offer insight into AUB’s role as a leading institution for culture, liberal thought and empowerment in the region, and the role of facilities such as Assembly Hall and West Hall in advancing culture and education.


  • 06 Oct 2016

    "Evidence-Based Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Era" conference

    Conference with international, regional, national and AUB speakers addressing major developments in nursing education, research, and practice. So far, 12 deans & scientists from the US, Australia, Europe among others have accepted to join us for the conference. A gala dinner will be held on October 8.

    End date: 8 Oct 2016

  • International Sports Tournament
    20 Oct 2016

    International Sports Tournament

    American Universities and Colleges from the region and Europe competing in futsal, volleyball, handball, track and Field, swimming, tennis and table tennis.

    Oct. 20-22

  • AUB through the Wars exhibit
    24 Oct 2016

    AUB through the Wars exhibit

    AUB through the Wars is a three-part exhibit recounting the story of how AUB survived the tough days of WWI, WWII and the Lebanese Civil War. It features photos, documents, letters, diaries, posters, pamphlets, and oral history interviews from our archival collections.