11.2.5.Contribute to local arts

  1. Culture has a share in the Lebanese University exhibitions and faculty activities in various branches, represented by the organization of book exhibitions, photo and painting exhibitions, theatrical and musical performances, etc.

Hanane, an actress and a citizen in her fifties, jogs daily in the streets of Beirut to fight against osteoporosis, obesity and depression. While running, she revisits her dreams, her desires, her disillusions and all the facets of the character Medea.

Alone on stage, Hanane, a wife and a mother, reveals her identity to become an actress who embodies different faces of the character Medea who end up fitting together like Russian dolls.

  1. The Lebanese University students discover new remains in Aandqet, Akkar that might rewrite the history of this region.

A group of professors and students from the Lebanese University – Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Department of Arts & Archeology) discovered new remains in Wadi Arbin in Aandqet, Akkar dating back to the Roman and Byzantine era. This discovery can re-establish a specific historical period in Akkar, which is the strategic area linking the Lebanese coast with Syria’s inland.

Under the agreement signed between the Lebanese University and the Directorate General of Antiquities (DGA) at the Ministry of Culture, the team started its work in Akkar in April 2018 under the supervision of the Head of the Department of Arts & Archeology at the Faculty (Branch 4), Dr. Joanna Shahoud. Last month, the team registered new discoveries in Wadi Arbin, consisting of two-storey ancient houses. The ground floor was used for storage and olive presses while the second floor was used for accommodation, in addition to the remains of three churches and tombs carved in the rock, pottery of ancient glass and some coins. The project, undertaken by the Lebanese University, will continue for three years, with the final phase of the project including the restoration and rehabilitation of the archaeological sites discovered.

  1. The Lebanese University – Doctoral School of Letters, Humanities & Social Sciences organized a seminar on "Phoenician History”

The Director of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 2) at the Lebanese University, Dr. Marwan Abi Fadel, presented a seminar organized by the Research Team in History at the Doctoral School of Letters, Humanities & Social Sciences entitled: “About the Phoenician History” on 19 February 2020.

Dr. Abi Fadel, a specialist in "ancient history" and a member of the Research Team in History, focused on the Phoenician heritage, and highlighted the most important direct and indirect sources thereof.

In the presence of the Head of the Research Team in History, Dr. Juliette Al Rassi and a number of PhD students from various specializations, Dr. Abi Fadel explained how to adopt a critical analytical method in historical writing, and discussed the limited Phoenician archives and conflicting theories on a number of topics of this history.

  1. The Lebanese University Choir is seeking new voices

The Director of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 3) invites those who wish to become member of the Lebanese University Choir to participate in the performance audition to be held on 10 January 2019 at 11 am in the conference hall.

The invitation is open to alumni, professors, students, employees and trainers in the various faculties of the Lebanese University and all its branches.

  1. Preparations for the launch of the Lebanese University Choir in the North

In preparation for the launch of the Lebanese University Choir in the North, the Director of the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences (Branch 3), Dr. Jacqueline Ayoub, sponsored the audition ceremony of the young voices in which about 40 students from the North faculties participated.

The audition, which took place in the Faculty's conference room, under the supervision of Dean Jean Daoud, Dr. Laure Abs and Dr. Marlene Younes, during which the voices of Soprano, Tenor and Alto resounded throughout the room and won the admiration of the supervisors.

At the end of the event, Dr. Ayoub concluded with a speech, in which she stressed that the Faculty of Letters & Human Sciences, with all its creative energies, is taking the initiative to create the choir, which will be a luminous image of our university and an expression of the energy of these young students.