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Our 150th anniversary slogan is We Make History; we honor AUB History Makers through the ages
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Stephen B.L. Penrose Jr.

Stephen B.L. Penrose Jr. taught physics at AUB from 1928 to…

Stephen Penrose, shown in 1948, dies
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Hiba Itani '05 & Amer Koraytem

“We met in fall 2004, got married in 2006, and moved to Ku…

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

  • 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'

    King Lear is the world premiere of the first translation of Shakespeare's King Lear into Lebanese ammiya. (The production will have English titles). The play will be presented by the 150th Anniversary Committee and the Theater Initiative at Masrah al-Madina in Hamra, Beirut, from December 1 to December 18, 2016 (Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at 8:30pm), with a cast that includes Roger Assaf, Rifaat Torbey and Fouad Yammine. It is a professional production with the award-winning Faction Theatre, a London-based theater company, and English 244 Theater Workshop. Sahar Assaf, Assistant Professor of Theater,will co-direct with Rachel Valentine-Smith of The Faction. Mark Leipacher of The Faction is dramaturg and Robert Myers, Professor of English, is producer.

  • AUB Press at the Beirut Arab International Book Fair
    01 Dec 2016

    AUB Press at the Beirut Arab International Book Fair

    AUB Press will be present at the 60th Beirut Annual International Arab Book Fair (معرض الكتاب العربي الدولي ال 60 في بيروت) organized by the Arab Cultural Club and the Union of Publishers in Lebanon.

    A special panel (in Arabic) and signing event for the book, “One Hundred and Fifty” will be held at the fair on December 2 at 6pm.

  • '1516: The Year That Changed the Middle East and the World'
    07 Dec 2016

    '1516: The Year That Changed the Middle East and the World'

    The Department of History and Archaeology and the Center for Arts and Humanities present a special conference focusing on the year that the Ottoman Empire extended south to encompass much of what would later become known as the Arab World. The conference aims to revisit, from a global perspective, that world-defining moment, its antecedents, and its consequences.

    The conference will take place from December 7-9, 9am-5pm in College Hall, B1.

  • Clovis Maksoud memorial ceremony
    12 Dec 2016

    Clovis Maksoud memorial ceremony

    The friends of Clovis Maksoud (December 17, 1926 – May 15, 2016), renowned AUB alumnus and Arab intellectual, diplomat, journalist and professor of International relations, will celebrate his memory on Monday, December 12, 2016 at 6 pm, in a ceremony at Assembly Hall.
    Speakers in the ceremony will be:
    Fadlo Khuri, Mohsin Al-Ayni, Walid Jumblatt, Rima Khalaf, Bayan Nouweihed, Jamil Matar, Atef Kobrosi, Talal Salman, Oussama Salam, and George Salem

  • 'Past and Future: The Beirut Orpheus Choir Returns'
    17 Dec 2016

    'Past and Future: The Beirut Orpheus Choir Returns'

    The Peace and Prosperity Trust present their second concert in Beirut “Past and Future: The Beirut Orpheus Choir Returns” as part of the Beirut Chants Festival and of AUB 150th Anniversary Celebrations

    17 December 2016 at 8PM AUB Assembly Hall, Beirut