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

Mary Bliss Dale

Mary Bliss Dale was the daughter of Daniel Bliss and sister…

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Dana Saadeh '02 & Maher Mikati

“We fell in love quite a long time ago, when we were 15 an…

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

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

    'Darwin, AUB and the Arab World'

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

    Staged reading of After Darwin: September 25, 7pm, West Hall, Aud. B

    Conference: September 26, 9am-6pm and September 27, 9am-5:15pm, College Hall, Aud. B1

  • FAFS Celebrating AUB's 150th Anniversary
    29 Sep 2016

    FAFS Celebrating AUB's 150th Anniversary

    Thursday September 29, 2016
    11:00 AM – 3:00 PM: Nutrition and Food: Ongoing Journey for Better Health (FAFS Lecture Hall – Room 102 and FAFS Courtyard)
    *Registration and Activities begin at 9:00 AM
    3:00 PM – 7:00 PM: Arab Women: Keepers of the Land (FAFS Lecture Hall – Room 102 and FAFS Courtyard)

    Friday September 30, 2016
    9:30 AM – 3:00 PM: Celebration of Food and Nutrition Security in the Middle East and North Africa (Hostler Auditorium and Terrace)

    For more information and detailed programs click on the link below:

  • '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

    "Development of Evidence-Based Nursing in an Interdisciplinary Era" conference

    Rafic Hariri School of Nursing International Research Conference with international, regional, national and AUB speakers addressing major developments in nursing education, research, and practice.

    October 6–8, 2016
    Issam Fares Hall

  • 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.
  • World premiere of first translation and adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'
    01 Dec 2016

    World premiere of first translation and adaptation of Shakespeare's 'King Lear'

    On occasion of AUB’s 150th anniversary and as part of worldwide celebration of 400th anniversary of Shakespeare's death, Theater Initiative at AUB will present world premiere of first translation and adaptation of Shakespeare's "King Lear" into colloquial Lebanese Arabic. Lear, which is set in 19th-century Mount Lebanon, will open at Masrah al-Madina in Beirut, on December 1 till 18, at 8:30pm, and will feature celebrated Lebanese theater artists Roger Assaf and Nicolas Daniel. "Lear" is a professional production by AUB and Tahweel Ensemble Theater.

  • Founders' Day Ceremony
    05 Dec 2016

    Founders' Day Ceremony

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