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12 Apr

Webinar: “Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 12, 2018 / 0 Comments

The University Libraries invite you to an upcoming webinar

“Overleaf: a collaborative, online LaTeX editor for research”

 Faculty members and Graduate students can learn about:

o    LaTeX basics

o    Unique features of Overleaf

o    How to create and use your free Overleaf Pro’ Account

o    And more…

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4125127 

Date: Thursday, April 26

Time: 3:30pm

Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam e-Classroom, Jafet Library

For more information, contact: jftref@aub.edu.lb , ext. 2620.

05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Designing and Delivering Research Presentations

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop on Research Presentations

MSFEA, Writing in the Discipline Program, Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to a special workshop in the series 

Designing and Delivering Research Presentations

Presenter: Niveen AbiGhannam El-Mohtar, PhD
Lecturer in Engineering Communication at the University of Texas at Austin – Guest Lecturer at MSFEA, AUB.

Register here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLScKUnWYETQ-CxDGo0UvI9nwJIqL5iCGyaAoneFNcAiucTvE1A/viewform 

Date: Thursday, April 12, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 4:00pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Join us to

  • Learn how to craft message-focused PowerPoint presentations
  • Learn the basics of good public speaking
  • Plan a presentation about your research work

 

05 Apr

Upcoming Workshop: Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

In News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / April 5, 2018 / 0 Comments

Data Services at AUB Libraries invites you to a mini-workshop

Introduction to Data Visualization Best Practices

Lead by Dr. Fouad Zablith – Assistant Professor of Business and Decision Systems at OSB.

On April 12, 2018 from 2:00pm to 4:00pm at Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom, Jafet Library.

Registration is required:  http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/calendar/rdm/?cid=7125&t=d&d=0000-00-00&cal=7125

For more information, contact Dalal Al-Hakim Rahmeh (da31@aub.edu.lb)

16 Mar

Discussion: Intellectual Property and Fair Use

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

On the occasion of  Fair Use Week , the University Libraries invite you to join a discussion on:

“Intellectual Property and Fair Use”

Speaker: Dr. Pierre El Khoury, Professor of Intellectual Property Law, Legal Lead of Creative Commons Lebanon

Date: Wednesday, March 21, 2018

Time: 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Location: West Hall – Auditorium B

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4062056 

For information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb or by calling ext. 2620/1

15 Mar

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series- Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

In Events,Workshops by AUB Libraries / March 15, 2018 / 0 Comments

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – STEM Thesis

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center invite you to the thesis workshop:

Writing Your STEM Thesis: Advice from a Panel of AUB Professors

Date: Tuesday, March 27, 2018

Time: 2:30pm – 4:00pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4059486?f=h

Join us to lean about the thesis

  • General format
  • Literature review
  • Useful advice
  • Research methods, results, discussions
  • What readers look for
  • Other related topics

Panel

  • Dr. Ahmad Dhaini (Computer Science, FAS)
  • Dr. Assaad Eid (Anatomy, Cell Biology and Physiology, FM)
  • Dr. Mutasem Fadel (Civil and Environmental Engineering, FEA)
  • Dr. Pierre Karam (Chemistry, FAS)
  • Dr. Samir Mustapha (Mechanical Engineering, FEA)

Moderator: Dr. Erin Zimmerman (English, FAS; Director of The Writing Center)

This workshop is also beneficial to students from other disciplines

All graduates students are welcome to attend. 

For more information, contact Jafet Library via email: jftref@aub.edu.lb , or via extension 2629

26 Feb

Graduate Research, Thesis, and Publishing Series – Workshop 3

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

The Graduate Council, the University Libraries, and the Writing Center at AUB invite you to the third workshop of the series

Writing the Thesis: Breaking it Down

  • What is the structure of a thesis and how do you break down the work to make it manageable?
  • What tools and resources are available at AUB to help you?
  • What can you do to prepare yourself to write and research your thesis?

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/4022814 

Date: Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Time: 2:00pm – 3:30pm

Location: College Hall-Auditorium B1

For more information contact Jafet Library: jftref@aub.edu.lb , ext. 2629.

26 Feb

FORMATION DOCTORALE 2018: ÉTUDES CRITIQUES DES MANUSCRITS, ARCHIVES ET INSCRIPTIONS ARABES

In Collections,Events by AUB Libraries / February 26, 2018 / 0 Comments

Du 5 au 9 mars, 2018 à Beyrouth et Balamand

En partenariat avec Université Saint Joseph (USJ), Université Libanaise (UL), Université de Balamand (UoB), l’American University of Beirut (AUB) et l’Université Saint-Esprit de Kaslik (USEK)

Coordination scientifique : Frédéric Imbert (Ifpo)

For more information: Contact the Archives and Special Collections Department at Jafet Library: asc@aub.edu.lb ; ext.2609/10

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20 Feb

Librarians from the AUB University Libraries take part in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education

In Events,Library Staff,Workshops by AUB Libraries / February 20, 2018 / 0 Comments

Two Librarians from the University Libraries participated in the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education, an annual meet-up for academics and researchers from different local, regional and global educational institutions. This year, the conference focused on endorsed trans-formative learning and was co-hosted by the Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL), the Office of Information Technology, and the Communication Skills Program at the Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS) at AUB.

Nabila Shehabeddine, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented with Jasmina Najjar, Instructor at the Communication Skills Program. They discussed the collaboration between them to help students understand and identify fake news.

The presentation, entitled: “The Medium is the Message: two different writing assignments to aid students in identifying fake news” explained how integrating creative assignments into the classroom helped students realize how easy it was to create their own fake news and provided them with hands-on experience to know what elements construct fake news. The Libraries supported the learning process by providing best-practice tools and reference material and then published a Research Guide about fake news to benefit the AUB research community.  The session was attended by more than 50 people, and was followed by an interactive Q&A session.

Joyce Aways, Research and Instruction Librarian, presented a poster about an ongoing initiative she is working on at the University Libraries, which assesses the effectiveness of the Libraries’ instruction program.

Taking the library sessions of English 102, English 203 and English 204 classes as a sample, Aways presented the data collected through pre and post tests completed by the attending students before and then after the one-shot session offered by the Libraries. The assessment helps in evaluating the content and the effectiveness of the sessions and it allows the Libraries to methodically revisit the sessions and improve as needed. The project is ongoing and the plan is to integrate such assessment tests into other library instruction sessions. Several attendees stopped by the poster and asked interesting questions about this initiative.

The conference was an ideal platform for education professionals to share knowledge and network.

Click here to read more about the eighth international conference on effective teaching and learning in higher education.

16 Jan

Workshop: Introduction to Data Management and Sharing

In Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 16, 2018 / 0 Comments

This session is meant to introduce AUB researchers to current data management practices including planning, organization and preservation.

Attendees will learn about data services at the library and how they can make use of the AUB databank.

Related LibGuide: Research Data by Dalal Rahme

Date: Tuesday, January 30, 2018
Time: 10:00am – 11:00am
Location: Antoun Ghattas Karam E-Classroom – Jafet Library

Register here: http://aub.edu.lb.libcal.com/event/3915192?f=h

11 Jan

Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company, visits AUB to discuss Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language

In Events,News and Announcements,Workshops by AUB Libraries / January 11, 2018 / 3 Comments

More than 70 AUB faculty members, visitors, librarians, as well as professionals and researchers from universities and institutions across Lebanon gathered on the morning of Thursday, January 4, 2018 at West Hall, Auditorium B, to attend a discussion about “Artificial Intelligence and Modernization of Arabic Language” by Mohammed Al-Sharekh, Chairman of the SAKHR Software Company.

The discussion was in Arabic and was moderated by Dr. Ghassan Mourad, Computational Linguistics professor at the Lebanese University.

The head of the Research and Instruction Services department at the University Libraries, Mrs. Fatmeh Charafeddine, welcomed the attendees and introduced Al-Sharekh and Mourad.

Mr. Al-Sharekh spoke about his journey of founding Sakhr Software Co. in 1982 and its achievements in developing technical solutions to meet the unique requirements of Arabic language. The company became a pioneer in introducing Arabic language to the computer and proceeded in developing solutions including an Arabic OCR software, an Arabic Natural Language Processing technique, an automated dictionary for modern and automated solutions for Arabic verb tenses and letter punctuation. Sakhr is the only company in the MENA to hold multiple US patents for Arabic computational linguistics.

Dr. Mourad commended al-Sharekh on his many achievements and highlighted the importance of Sakhr innovation and software, which, after all these years, still represent a valuable tool for modern-day computer/communication experts. Mourad inquired about the challenges that faced – and still do face- the company. Al-Sharekh explained that the company had to stop its activities due to the lack of support from governmental agencies in funding research activities and in protecting the company’s products from plagiarism.

Asked about what he was doing now, Al-Sharekh explained that he was working on collecting and digitizing an archive of Arabic intellectual journals and posting them online for the public to access and read.

Al-Sharekh also writes short stories and articles and is an art collector with a very valuable and elite art collection http://alsharekhcollection.com/alsharekh.

Click on the following link to see the video of the event: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mtNnPDw7A0U&t=68s