I3 V44

Date post:28-Mar-2016
Category:
View:236 times
Download:7 times
Share this document with a friend
Description:
Issue 3 Volume 44 (outlook student Newspaper at AUB)
Transcript:
  • Outlook

    The IndependenT STudenT publIcaTIon SInce 1949

    TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011Vol. XlIV , no. 3

    Libya: Waking up from the nightmare Karim Zahed Contributing Writer

    watching from afar believe that he was from the people and for the people when he lived in luxury and they lived in suffering? The whole story might as well be summarized as the peoples rage for change that erupted mid February 2011. In a modern world where democracy prevails in most nations, the oppressed are easily inspired to demand their primary rights. Continued on Page 4

    capital was taken over by rebels earlier in August. Muammar Gaddafi came from the Gadadifa tribe of his hometown of Sirt, and probably never expected that it would be where he would face his last battle with those he had described as dirty rats, only to be killed. He displayed psychotic tendencies at times, and referred to himself as the leader of the very revolution set against him. How could those

    The author of the best seller The Green book, the man coming from tents in the desert, the King of African Kings himself, as he claimed, was killed last week after months of rebellious movements in Libya. Yes, he is Muammar al Gaddafi, the man who ruled over Libya for 42 years (1969 - 2011), but not anymore. He is the third pharaoh of the African continent to finally step aside for good after hiding incognito, ever since Libyas

    The four day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops, which will cover journalism in transitioning states and cyber security for social media activists. The conference is mainly aimed at scholars, experts, and advanced graduate students who pursue their research in the realm of media studies, in addition to the media industrys top managers and directors. Continued on Page 4

    Department said, There are participants coming from over 150 institutions, from at least 35 countries; this is a great networking opportunity for participants and attendants. He also added that it is an immense occasion for people who take interest in the realm of media to expand their knowledge and come into acquaintance with new research and issues that arise in the hyper-mediatized world of today.

    Tracy Dariane Member at Large

    Arab-US Association of Communication Educators at the American University of Beirut

    The Media Studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) will be hosting the 16th annual conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), which will be taking place from October 28 until October 31, 2011. The main theme of the conference will bring together the concepts of digital literacy and media literacy. The emphasis will be drawn upon the ever changing and influencing roles that these two themes play in journalism, communication, media education, activism, politics and society. The conference will be bringing in more than 250 media educators, journalists and activists from across the globe, to share and present their different experiences and research. Michael Oghia, conference manager and web editor, and graduate student in the AUB Sociology-Anthropology and Media Studies

    Jazz concert by andrea Marcelli and andrea Pozza Page 9

    abduction Movie review Page 8 childrens cancer center workshoP for volunteers Page 7

    Logo taken from www.aub.edu.lb/fas/sbs/ausace2011

  • Page 2TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    Campus NewsGreenpeace AUB says: Open your window, turn off your ACRayane Zahreddine Staff Writer

    and finally of the environment. It is logical to be a little hot during summer and a little cold during winter. It is normal to choose the less expensive solution. It is right to choose the most environmentally friendly solution. The solution is proper heating and cooling management, which saves money and respects the environment.

    On another note, Zakhia added that the event, involved every single member of the club and has turned out to be fun and successful; people were constantly swarming around the stand, having the occasion to meet new friends.

    turn off the air conditioners even after they have left the classroom.

    This is where the the Greenpeace AUB club campaign started, trying to alert the students and get them to sign the petition addressed to the Physical Plant. The petition has three objectives related to energy saving. The first is to insist on the reinforcement of the ECMs by Physical Plant. The second is to turn the air conditioners off starting mid-October and turn them on starting June. The third objective is to only turn the heating on when it is necessary during winter.

    Erik Zakhia, president of the Greenpeace AUB club said, Cooling and heating are first of all a matter of logic, then of money

    The campaign, Sign the petition! Open your window, turn off your AC, was carried out by the Greenpeace AUB club, on October 19 and 20, and gathered above 300 signatures. For two consecutive days, the Greenpeace AUB club members held a stand in front of West Hall from 10 to 3, inviting the students and professors of AUB to sign a petition advocating for a better management of energy resources on campus, particularly when it comes to the cooling and heating systems in classrooms. In addition to that, the campaign aimed at raising awareness among the AUB community regarding saving energy, not just on campus, but also in their homes.

    Many AUB students complain that classes are so cold that they have to wear jackets in the summer, or so hot that they have to open the windows in the winter, even though the Physical Plant has adopted Energy Conservation Measures (ECMs.) The ECMs include maintaining temperatures of 24C and 30C in occupied classes and unoccupied classes respectively during the summer, and temperatures of 15C and 21C in occupied classes and unoccupied classes respectively during the winter. However, some buildings have a central cooling and heating system, which makes it hard to turn off air conditioning in unoccupied classes. In addition, many students and teachers sometimes forget to

    Cartoon by Deedee El Jilani cartoonist

    A Comprehensive Manual As A Guideline To The Art Of SafetyRida Daher Contributing writer

    Engineer Dr. Raja Abdallah. Dr. Abdallah stated that the manual is a compilation of standards, guidelines and procedures, related to all units of the department. Dr. Abdallah also indicated that most departments in AUB and AUBMC are abiding by the standards and guidelines set in the manual. Constant follow-ups are conducted to ensure compliance. Continued on Page 5

    standards and serving as an example to the community at large. Dedicated to providing training and awareness to faculty as well as to staff and students, the program seeks to develop and improve plans and procedures to assure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.

    Re-established in 1996, the department is the only one in the country with enthusiastic professionals that attend to safety needs. Amongst these is Environmental Safety

    T he Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management Department at AUB (EHSRM) recently published a manual that deals with all aspects of safety. This manual tackles various things: radiation, biosafety, risk management, occupational health and safety, sanitation, laboratory safety, as well as life and fire safety.

    The EHSRM Policy Statement declares that, Safety and environmental leadership is demonstrated by maintaining the highest

  • Page 3

    Assembly Hall enchanted with JazzWeam Alawar Contributing Writer

    the Nicol Pagannini Conservatory in his hometown, and shared the stage with great musicians such as Bobby Durham and Scott Hamillton. Inspired by master jazz pianists such as Bill Evans and Winton Kelly, Pozza has produced numerous CDs and has played in many bands. Since 1982 he has recorded many CDs with the Gianni Basso quartet and he has also recorded The Words and Days as a member of the Enrico Rava quintet between 2004 and 2008. He currently plays in the Rosario Bonaccorso quartet, and will be featured in the album Appunti di Viaggi, to be realeased soon. In addition, he has produced 4 CDs as a leader with his trio and currently teaches Piano Jazz at the G.Verdi Conservatory in Milan and other Jazz schools. His latest work is, Enter Eyes, voice and piano with Andrea Celeste. As for the concert, the time flew by as if it were magically enchanted. And, soon enough, Mr. Pozza and Mr. Marcelli were returning onto the stage twice for two extra tracks to fulfill the audiences enthusiasm before concluding and leaving the attendees with the memory of a wonderful night.

    music. During the 1980s he performed as a drummer on numerous TV shows and played with the St. Louis Big Band, directed by Bruno Biriaco, along with Baldo Maestri, Sal Genovese and Paolo Fresu. He graduated in 1986 from the L. Refice Conservator in Frosinone in Classical Clarinet, Jazz Composition and Arrangement. Later, he moved to the United States in 1989 and stayed there till 2001. During this period, he has produced his first CD and ranked number 8 in the Top 10 Jazz CDs of 1991, in addition to being part of the Top 20 Jazz/Fusion New Released sales and the Top Jazz Picks of 1991 for Jazziz Magazine. He attained great heights in the States and then moved to Berlin in 2001. During the last decade, he has led a very active musical life and participated in the award winning film, Good Bye Lenin. Additionally, he recorded a top ranked CD and attained many awards including the Berlin Jazz and Blues Awards. He has played worldwide, been invited to numerous countries and produced his third CD, Beyond the Blue. His fourth CD, Sundance was recorded in 2008 with Thomas Clausen and Davide Petrocca. Andrea Pozza, of Genoa, Italy, was the pianist at the concert. He graduated from

    The Italian Cultural Institute, in coordination with the Office of Communications at AUB, organized a jazz concert by the Italian international phenomena, Andrea Marcelli and Andrea Pozza, on Tuesday, October, 18. President Dorman, Mrs. Dorman and Italian Ambassador to Lebanon, his Excellency Giuseppe Morabito, along with respectable personnel and a huge audience filled the Assembly Hall and enjoyed listening to more than an hour of Jazz tracks. One can only marvel at the beauty of the music played by such giants in Jazz history. During the concert, Andrea Marcelli mentioned that they, mix Jazz, Latin, Brazilian and classical European music with Italian memories. And, indeed, the entire audience was swaying with the harmony in the music that lifted it to a different place and time. Many people may wonder why Jazz players chose this kind of music. Marcellis answer to this was that, Jazz is about dialogue, where he is continuously proposing ideas to his companion, Pozza, and vice versa. Each musician needs to listen carefully to the dialogue and flow of ideas, during the track, for the music to be harmonious and beautiful. Andrea Marcelli, who played the drums during the concert, has a rich history with

    Cibophobia: the fear of new food Loulwa Kalache Contributing Writer

    and exposure to other cultures. Lebanese college students were found to be more food neophobic than the Americans. This was influenced by the number of trips they had taken outside Lebanon, the number of times they ate fast food per week, the number of times they went to ethnic food restaurants per week, the presence of food allergies and a history of sickness upon trying new foods. It is important to realize that the linchpin in reducing neophobia among students is providing adequate and encouraging information. Here falls the responsibility of nutritionists and food scientists. But most importantly, its our own will to be courageous when tasting new food. My advice is not to affix our diets to couple of foods. The next time you are in the supermarket, choose diverse vegetables and fruits. When you are in a restaurant, discover new plates. You dont have to be in another country to try new foods. Remember the stomach is the only limit!

    fear of getting sick? But if this fussy behavior was exaggerated, scientists indicate that it can become an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia. Thats because neophobia of food disturbs ones health. For example, a person who abhors trying new vegetables and sticks only to a couple in his diet, risks the loss of intake of important vitamins. Thus, understanding food preferences allows scientists to understand dietary habits and can significantly help scientists explain the prevalence of obesity and vitamin deficiencies, even the presence of chronic diseases. Remarkably, Dr. Ammar Olabi, a professor in the Department of Food Sciences and Nutrition, conducted a 2009 study in AUB, as well as in other Lebanese universities, California Polytechnic State and Cuesta College campuses. The degree of food neophobia was evaluated by presenting different novel foods to students, while several factors were assessed such as place of origin, socio-economic status, education

    As a child, I used to leave those weird looking vegetables on my plate, or remove those mushrooms from my pizza. I refused to try those shrimps Mom prepared, or the okra stew with rice, or even the asparagus soup. I was afraid to eat fruits other than apples and bananas. Back then I was a picky eater but as I grew up, I started having the courage to explore most of them. But of course this pickyness remains deep inside me every time I want to eat something new. Sensory scientists named this pickyness Cibophobia, or food neophobia, the reluctance and sometimes avoidance to eat novel foods. It is immensely affected by ones culture, gender, age, educational, social, and economical status as well as the place of residence: urban versus rural. This food fussiness might be a common behavioral phenomenon observed among many children and is a personality trait that influences adults everyday food choices. How many of us dont want to try new food merely because of our

  • Page 4TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    Tracy Dariane Member at Large

    Arab-US Association of Communication Educators at the American University of Beirut

    participants how to securely express oneself on the Internet. The conference will begin on October, 28 and will include speeches by the keynote speakers in addition to talks and discussions by the notable participants which will include among the many experts in the media communication field, professors, deans, associate professors, chairpersons, journalists, lecturers, scholars, and graduate students from across the world. The conference is sponsored by the Open Society Foundations. Other co-sponsors include the AUB Worldwide Alumni Association, the AUB Faculty of Arts and Sciences, IBSAR Nature Conservation Center for Sustainable Futures, The Better Hong Kong Foundation, The Development Research Center, and Rizk Public Relations.

    advocacy director for Global Voices and co-founder of three online activist collectives, Sultan Al-Qassemi, entrepreneur, columnist, blogger, and fellow at the Dubai School of Government and columnist for various international newspapers, and Andy Carvin, National Public Radios senior product manager and founding editor of Digital Divide Network. Michal Oghia explained that only AUB ID cardholders can attend any of the conference sessions free of charge, but additional receptions, lunches and coffee breaks require a fee. Attendants from outside AUB staff, faculty or students, must register and pay a fee. Further information is found on the official website www.aub.edu.lb/fas/sbs/ausace2011. The pre-conference workshops, which require pre-registration from any attendant (whether holding AUB ID or not), will discuss the issues related to cyber security and will teach the

    Established in 1995, AUSACEs goal is to work for the advancement of establishing and improving the Arab-U.S. associations among educators and professionals of media and communication. Dr. Jad Melki, assistant professor of Journalism and Media Studies, coordinator of the Media Studies Program at AUB, and conference chair, said, This is the first time AUSACE is hosted by AUB and we are looking forward to this event. Dr. Melki pointed that very important and influential keynote speakers will be present at the conference; Hassan Diab, Lebanese Minster of Education and higher Education, Dana Priest, two-time Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist at the Washington Post, Renee Hobbs, founder of the Media Education Lab at Temple University, notable professor of Media Literacy, and co-editor if the Journal of Media Literacy Education, Sami Ben Gharbia,

    Libya: Waking up from the nightmare Karim Zahed Contributing Writer

    is that neither the British intelligence in the 60s, nor the US in the 90s, nor extremists and opposing tribes, and not even the recent NATO bombardment was able to depose of this man. It was the people who finally took their revenge after they managed to take control over his hometown, capture him, and shoot him with his own golden gun as several online sources revealed. Despite a few of his unsuccessful plans for Arab unity and the redemption of Palestine, the people finally spoke their desires and showed that they indeed didnt trust him. The people eventually got what they wanted, showing the whole world that nobody can come between humans and their rights.

    infamous for his love towards women, as he would overpay eastern European nurses for his delight and admit African girls to a special military academy after which they would become his personal body guards. Whenever asked why he did that, a popular response was: Isnt behind every great man a woman? At several times throughout his reign, it was obvious that he was indeed detested by many with talks of at least seven assassination attempts. No doubt that getting killed was an inevitable end for his four decades of autocratic rule, as seen by most of his people. Furthermore, whats great about the Libyan people finally waking up from their nightmare

    In this case, these rights were slated towards the attainment of freedom, a better lifestyle, and less corruption of the state. Of course that wasnt the case. What else but depotism could describe forty two years of having the same ruler that didnt even bother to create an election and then fake his way to victory? What else could the people have asked for when he was saving billions of dollars in foreign banks while one third of his population lived under the poverty line according to the CIA World Fact Book? Scandals were always surfacing, as this hypocritical man claimed Islamic rule for the state, and then promote rape by distributing Viagra-Like drugs to his soldiers. He is

    continued

    continued

  • Page 5TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    A Comprehensive Manual As A Guideline To The Art Of SafetyRida Daher Contributing writer

    environmental regulations, and life safety code requirements and standards.

    iii. Continuously improve performance and foster the expectation that every employee, student, and contractor on University premises will follow this policy and report any environmental, health, or safety concern.

    iv. Use energy efficiently throughout operations.

    Safety and risk management is an integration for all disciplines of life, and this manual is no exception.

    Section 3, Chapter 11 of EHSRM manual lists18 objectives, the most notable of these are:

    i. Suspend activities and operations and closing university areas when and where imminently dangerous or unsafe conditions exist or persist.

    ii. Ensure that university operations comply with Lebanese and/or US national, safety, and

    The program is found to plan, develop, and implement solutions related to hazardous waste management, air pollution, asbestos management, emergency preparedness and response, chemical and biological safety, and finally, recycling.

    The Power of Social MediaMaya Terro Special-to-Outlook

    resemblance) stood, a lovely set of pens and pencils stood instead. At that point, I knew that this case was won and that was if not for social media, none of this would have happened not with this span of visibility at least. All I did was see, comment, and share something that shouldnt be tolerated, and used the social media tools I had in my hands at the time. Behold, another day saved by the power of social media!

    reasons, I had to use this here) wearing what Pastai thinks is a school uniform, and on her left side, a fork with what seemed to be pasta. Below the infamous ad was the slogan: Pastai, pasta for real students. I decided to comment, with At that moment, all thoughts of Pastai that Ive ever held or heard which were all pertaining to pasta, and none of what I was ogling at flew out the window. Shortly afterwards, I received a reply from Pastai which stated With all our respect to students, education, and your opinion, this image is intended to entertain adults and put your minds off the hassle of university [] with no intention at all of disrespecting girls or using them to market Pastai But this story is somehow one with a happy-ending. Following a bunch of other comments by me and my friends on Facebook and then twitter, Pastai removed the ad from their FB group. A week later, I was surprised, but very much glad, to see that Pastai had a new ad, and where once a blonde bimbo standing for what Pastai thought resembled a real student (which I thought was nothing of the

    When social media comes to mind, we think Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube. Social media is a phrase tossed back and forth so much these days that it has by far become one of the most influential tools for communication in the 21 century. This is the story of what started as a humble comment and ended up making a HUGE difference. I am not trying to be the hero here I just took that first minor step, but I think my story might hold valuable insights for each and every one of you. To preface this article, I should point out that in no way did I seek out a salacious event to get famous and I dont have an issue with Pastai. A couple of weeks ago, I came across an ad on Pastais Facebook group. At first, I thought it was a joke, but following a second look, it turned out to be genuine (and how I wished it was not). You see, the poster was that of Pastais start of school 10% off sale. But what the ad really featured had nothing even remotely close to school or pasta. There she was, a half-naked blond bimbo (I usually refrain from using such offensive language, but for sarcastic

    Investigation

  • Page 6TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    ViewpointGirls, leave Hollywood stars in Hollywood! Zeina Mhaidly Contributing Writer

    many millions of people. How about in the shoes of the girl who acts as Clooneys lover? On the other hand, how many of you wish to spend a simple, charming night, with a real boyfriend, rather than a mere hottie? I admit it, Im like that too sometimes; I too wait for hot guys to appear on TV and I just wish I could find a man with all that charm. But heres a bit of advice, from one girl to another: dont go too far with your dreams, and accept real boys the way they are. Who knows, they might surprise you!

    In fact, each one of us girls looks only at the best qualities in these guys, forming an ideal man in our minds. We forget that what we see has nothing to do with the reality, and that the Mr. Perfect were looking for is not part of this world. How many of you girls have watched football without even understanding the rules of the game (but of course who cares about the game when Christiano Ronaldo is playing)? How many of you girls wished to be in Kate Middletons shoes, kissing Prince William on the balcony in front of God knows how

    George Clooney, Orlando Bloom, Johnny Depp, Robert Pattinson, Hugh Jackman, Richard Gear, Prince William, Christiano Ronaldo, and the list goes on forever. These are some of the men that girls often wait to see on TV screens; chasing after their news wherever they can find it. Oh my God, hes so hot! is the first thing that a girl says when her prince charming appears, neglecting the boyfriend sitting next to her. Then, she glues herself to the couch and watches the movie, not for the sake of plot or story, but for the sake of seeing how fascinating her hero looks.

    Off-CampusThe Talal Kassem Fund for Post Accident Care: Transforming Lebanese roads of death into Roads for LifeTimmy Malkoun Business Manager

    hope you benefited from this specialized course and curriculum and that you will put this knowledge into practice to help trauma patients throughout Lebanon. Kassar concluded her speech on an optimistic note, while stressing the bittersweet nature of the event itself. Finally, to Talals soul who left us content and peaceful because we turned death to life, frustration to hope to alleviate suffering in Lebanon, and help transform Lebanese roads of death to Roads for Life. For more information, visit http://www.facebook.com/RoadsForLife

    director who worked with the American College of Surgeons to bring this program to Lebanon. The courses offered through this program intend to equip physicians and participants with the requisite tools needed to aid accident victims in critical times. Kassar stated, This year we celebrate the first of many successes and going forward we will have more doctors specialized in ER medicine and more hospitals registering in sessions that will be given on behalf of the Talal Kassem Fund, to cover approximately 130 doctors and dozens of hospitals from different Lebanese regions. Kassar added, We hope our participation in the upcoming conference organized by the American College of Surgeons in San Francisco will be successful and will allow usin collaboration with AUBMCto cover the costs of ATNS, dedicated to emergency nurses, and PHTLS, dedicated to paramedics and rescue teams, such as the Lebanese Red Cross, the Lebanese Red Crescent and the Lebanese Civil Defense. Furthermore, in addressing the graduates of this program, Kassar said, I sincerely

    Monday, October 17 marked the graduation of the first class of 22 doctors from hospitals participating in an ATLS course for post accident care. Held in the Hisham Jaroudi Auditorium of the Hariri School of Nursing on the one year anniversary of the death of Talal Kassem, the event served as a milestone in the endeavor to protect Lebanese civilians from a similar fate. Headed by Talal Kassems mother, Zeina Kassar, Roads for Life, The Talal Kassem Fund for Post Accident Care, has come a long way since its inception less than a year ago. Kassar began by stating, It is with mixed emotions that I stand before you today as we mark the first anniversary of the death of my son Talal, who left but gave us Roads for Life to live through it and give others the opportunity he did not have. The fund has raised $100,000, namely through a concert held in June featuring Faudel and LAlgerino. The funds raised are aimed at establishing a full-fledged post accident care system in Lebanon in collaboration with AUBMC and Dr. Georges Abi Saad in particular, the ATLS program

  • Outloud

    Page 7

    Tracy Dariane

    What do you think of the new Outlook layout?

    Omar Talhouk : A bit too formal and dry.

    Hadi Inja: Its really cool.

    Layana Lababidi : Its nice and better than the one before.

    Lara Hitti: Its more modern and much nicer.

    Christian Boukhater: The lay-out is easier on the eyes, it was too jumbled before.

    John Tarakdjian: I like the whole new design, its more professional.

    Diana Khamis: I would not recognize this as Outlook because it does not have the AUB colours (red and green). Its quite formal and dry. I did not like the clock in black and white.

    Patrick Eid: Its okay.

    Wael Nabti: Its new and innovative.

    Lama Shaer: I am not a big fan of black and here, it has domi-nated the paper, I think that brighter colours would enhance the look. But I like the logo.Ihab Nahlous: Its not as capti-vating as the one before. Also, the sections should be more clearly labelled.

    Adham Sabeh: Its classy.

    Sarah Saliby: Its nice.

  • Page 8TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    Movie Review: AbductionSarah Zaytoun Contributing Writer

    Some people made a direct correlation between Lautners character in Abduction and Matt Damons character in the Bourne Identity, because both of their characters are on a quest to find out their identity. The movie was a very sad attempt at reliving elements of the Bourne movies Damon starred in. My recommendations of this movie go towards the Team Lautner fans.

    of shadowy organizations and complex plot turns. The plot reaches its climax when Nathan along with his high-school classmate/love interest, Karen, are being tracked by two small armies, one made up of C.I.A. officers and the other of European gangsters, who finally collide at a Pittsburgh Pirates game. Both sides are frantically looking for a list of spies encrypted in a cell phone that is in Nathans possession. Abduction is geared towards a teenage audience, but people of all ages can relate to the movie in the sense that we all question our lives at some point and occasionally feel like we are pariahs even in our own skin. To the greater extent, most of us are truth seekers, trying to find the missing pieces of our lives and ultimately discover who we are. However, this needs to be carefully planned out because as the movie suggests, If you want to play with no rules, you have to be careful what you let out the box. The plot as an idea is interesting, but the way it is implemented and directed is a different story to say the least. Lautner is obviously very popular among young girls for his good looks and radiant smile, but unfortunately these qualities do not help any of his acting skills. The sad fact is that the movie does try to maximize on Lautners looks, with numerous close-ups of his body and face throughout the movie.

    Most of us recall Taylor Lautner from the Twilight franchise, but this time his movie is on a whole new level. Abduction was released in theaters all over Lebanon on October 6. It is an interesting action/conspiracy thriller directed by John Singleton, staring, along with Lautner, Lily Collins and Alfred Molina. Fans of Lautners character from the Twilight Saga were most anxious to watch Abduction, which has hopefully allowed them to dissociate him from the character he is most known for. Abduction, based on the much buzzed about script by Shawn Christensen and Jeffrey Nachmanoff, is about a young man who tries to chase down his past, which ultimately leads not only to his fight for the truth, but also the fight for his life. Nathan, played by Lautner, claims that he walks around like everyone else but inside, feels like a stranger in his own life, which leaves him distraught in more ways than one. Nathan receives a phone call from one of his friends, Karen, played by Collins, who shows him a website about missing children, where he finds his baby picture. Imagine living a life based on lies, finding out that the people who raised you for most of your life are not really who they claim to be. With this turning point, the plot unfolds and we are left wanting to know more about his past with question upon question piling in our minds. Nathan goes on the run to find out the truth, which in general involves a mix

  • Page 9TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    ViewpointAround Cairo Karim Zahed Contributing Writer

    perceive Egyptian and Lebanese culture. One of them was researching about the economy during his stay there, and pointed out that the unemployment rates are much higher in Egypt because of the large number of citizens compared to Lebanon. They both also agree that politics in Lebanon just go around continuously in a circle with the same people running their mouths off at each other. I also concluded from them after lunch at a Lebanese restaurant on the Nile that one of the few things that best signifies our culture is our unique Lebanese food. But is that enough?

    At the end of my visit, that same old issue was tossing and turning in my mind. My jealousy grew, as I felt the sincerity of the Egyptian people whenever they stated how proud they were of their heritage. I dont know why I havent felt this in Lebanon. Is it just me or have you also noticed that this country is not how we conceive it? Are we not being loyal enough to our nation or is it our countrys fault that it is not securing our hard earned rights?

    crossed out. Some shops had portraits of Jamal Abdul Nasser and even of Anwar Al Sadat. The streets were full of anti-Mubarak inscriptions and drawings of Khalid Saeed - the man that was beaten to death before the protests had started a couple of months earlier.

    While I was at Tahrir Square around the time of Friday prayer, what was supposed to be a million man protest against the implementation of emergency law, numbered to much less than expected. I tried to link this fact with the opinions of several taxi drivers that stressed while I was discussing this issue with them that that the Egyptian people were victorious enough to overthrow Mubarak. However, its now the time to quit shouting and start working seriously. They believe that the protests are causing a huge blow to the economy as the renovation of Egypt is not back on the correct track yet.

    I was also fortunate enough to spend a day roaming around with two American friends I had met in AUB dorms two years ago, and therefore got more insight on how Westerners

    Just recently, I was visiting Cairo as an assistant to a handicapped relative of mine that was attending a conference in a hotel on the Nile. Since I wasnt the one planning the trip, my options were limited and whenever I had free time I would go out to the streets. I didnt want to see the ancient pharaohs and pyramids of Egypt; I wanted to witness modern day Egypt after toppling its own contemporary pharaoh.

    Whenever I noticed the entry plaques of various attractions along the way, former president Hosni Mubaraks name was always

    The Age of ChangeDalia Hosn News Executive

    structures to social norms, nothing is staying the same. How can it? How can it when technology makes the world move at such a fast pace its a miracle were still hanging on. Every things constantly being updated and renewed, information is multiplying, technologies are taking us to places even sci-fi hadnt hoped to dream up. So when we accept that we can update our Facebook pages with a click of a mouse button and change our profile pic., we have to accept as well that we can just as easily change our viewpoints. We are in control here, and change is not something to be afraid of. We cannot remain trapped in blocks of stone for minds and simply accept whats been handed down to us as an identity. I am speaking here of Lebanon and our nation, of our many religions, of marriage and family, of gender and of sex. These are not set in stone, not predetermined, and you always have a choice. In the end I ask only this: think for yourself, and open up to the changes around you, because the worlds changing either way.

    taboo. Our generation is a far cry from our grandparents, who would have often had to submit to an arranged marriage and get the shock of their lives on their wedding night. Its not just sex thats been normalized but difference as well, if that even makes sense. Being different is no longer wrong. When you have a crazy artist like Lady Gaga dressing up as a man for the music awards and making money by being one of the most famous and influential icons of our times, its hard to say that being different isnt acceptable. Say what you want about that stinky meat dress, but at the end of the day youre still humming to her song and no ones throwing her in jail for being different. Being different used to be a sign of alienation and segregation, now its just an individual symbol. I am not different. I am unique. We are all individuals. Thats the mantra of our generation. Conformity is no longer a prerequisite for acceptance in society. Not when societies themselves are shifting and changing. From religious views to political

    Everyone keeps talking about the end of the world, 2012, the next financial crisis, global warming and the Earth flooding, World War III and the next Hiroshima. Well it might have seemed outlandish at once, but you have to admit, the world is changing. In the past year alone, our world has seen the deposition of three tyrants by their long-suffering people. But the crisis is far from over, and the world is constantly shifting beneath our feet. Honestly, who would have thought? Who would have thought that the President of the (like it or not) strongest country in the world would be a black man with a Muslim father? Who would have thought that the Dalai Lama, after centuries of being the very incarnation of Buddha, would release his Holy claim? Who would have thought that women would ever be allowed to take part in the Saudi Arabian government? But its not just the political sphere thats changing. Think of pop culture itself. With the majority of songs blaring about sex, its no wonder that the subject is no longer

  • Page 10TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    Bliss Street not so BlissfulNadeen Haidar Secretary of the Nutrition Society

    Lets just set some things straight: although it may vary from person to person, the recommended average caloric intake for an adult is around 2000 calories - and no, eating less is not better than more; its just as bad. How to keep count of what youre eating then? Well, the most obvious answer would be to read the back of all the packaged food you eat - but, hey, most of the things we usually eat on Bliss dont come with a nice wrapper that gives us all the nutrition facts we need; so heres a guide to foods typically found right off campus:

    Food Item No. of Calories* Manooshet Zaatar 277 Saj Cheese Akawi 435 Saj Cheese Kashkawan 529 Saj Cheese Halloum 453 Saj Turkey and Cheese 390 Saj Chicken and Cheese 390 Lahmeh Baajeen 380 Chicken Shawarma Sandwich 475 Meat Shawarma Sandwich 504 Sheesh Tawook Sandwich 488 Falafel Sandwich 500 Fatoosh 125 Tabouleh 108 Big Mac 450 Pizza (1 slice) 290 Fries (small) 296 Nutella and Banana Crepe 400 Plain Bagel 300 Croissant 235 Doughnut (glazed original) 200 Nescafe 3 in 1 71 Nescafe & condensed milk 86 Orange Juice 39 Tea (W/ 2 cubes sugar) 21 *All values are averages and may vary from one food outlet to another depending on ingredients and serving size. Dont overdo it with the counting though, I mean our brains are busy enough. Just increase your awareness of what is going into your system. The key is not minimizing your intake: dont starve yourself; you need the calories to get you through a long and stressful day at AUB. The trick is to go for rich calories rather than poor ones. Rich as in carrying nutrients, for example; while a Doughnut/Nescafe for breakfast might contain almost the same number of calories as a Manooshet Zaatar with some orange juice for breakfast, rest assured that the latter will serve you better. Ignorance is bliss, just not on Bliss Street. Bottom line: you need to watch what you eat, and Sa7tein!

    Dont overdo it with the counting though, I mean our brains are busy enough. Just increase your awareness of what is going into your system. The key is not minimizing your intake: dont starve yourself; you need the calories to get you through a long and stressful day at AUB. The trick is to go for rich calories rather than poor ones. Rich as in carrying nutrients, for example; while a Doughnut/Nescafe for breakfast might contain almost the same number of calories as a Manooshet Zaatar with some orange juice for breakfast, rest assured that the latter will serve you better. Ignorance is bliss, just not on Bliss Street. Bottom line: you need to watch what you eat, and Sa7tein!

    *All values are averages and may vary from one food outlet to another depend-ing on ingredients and serving size.

    Education is a progressive discovery of our own ignorance. Will Durant. Education is a privilege that comes with social responsibility. As college students and hopeful graduates, we should take it upon us to strive to promote human rights and dignity on a global scale. It is also our duty to realize that education is never a temporary phase, but rather the continuation of our existence. We are lifelong students of the world around us, and lifelong teachers to those who wish to learn. We should never feel above others who are unable to receive college or even high school diplomas. A degree can never replace ones own intellect, no matter how much we pay for it. Unfortunately, it is becoming increasingly common for students to feel that their diplomas stand for their person, defining themselves by their major and CV. We are students and psych majors, volunteers and pre-medders. We are staff writers and Red Cross members, Honor Roll students and tennis champions. We are people. Education stands for so much more than learning calculus, behaviorism and the history of the Mamluk Sultanate. It is within the walls of AUB that we establish our personalities, our relationships, and our futures. It is here that we begin to realize the enormity of the world around us, and the vast stores of knowledge that we can only begin to comprehend. It is here that we become adults and gain responsibility. It is here where we begin.

    EducationLojine Kamel Editor-in-Chief

    Editorial

  • Page 11TueSday, ocTober 25, 2011

    Potential volunteers workshop at CCCLHrag Vosgerichian Contributing Writer

    and office work for fundraising. She also explained how to implement safety measures in the event of emergencies such as child abductions. Moreover, she stressed on the patients privacy and rights at the center. She discussed the 3Cs that the volunteers need to follow confidentiality of patients information, collaboration with the patients and commitment to patient care. The workshop ended with Nadine Ghobreel, Infection Control Officer and Nurse Manager, updating volunteers with training on infection control methods that are rigorously followed at the center. She underlined that hand hygiene is the single most integral procedure to prevent the transmission of infections. She also pointed out the proper ways to disinfect toys and utensils. In short, CCCLs mission is surely vital, its operation is transparent, and its benefit is both short and long-term for all the community. After the workshop, the volunteers seemed pretty comfortable and confident about the worthwhile volunteering experience they have embarked on. For future volunteers, another workshop will be held again by CCCL during February 2012.

    Research Hospital. She gave a brief history of how the Lebanese descendant Danny Thomas established St. Jude Childrens Research Hospital. Thomas, a true Lebanese at heart, never forgot his motherland. He always had the dream of building a cancer treatment center in Lebanon, but he couldnt due to the war. On April 19, 2000, a tripartite agreement was reached between St. Jude, AUBMC and CCCL with the goal of cooperating to establish a clinic for the treatment of cancer in children. In April 2002, St. Jude delegation and the CCCL founders with representatives from the AUBMC inaugurated the Childrens Cancer Center, accomplishing Thomas dream. Later, she called attention to the achievements of CCCL. Originally, the center started off with 50 patients being admitted every year. Now, 70 patients are admitted in addition to other previous patients. Furthermore, CCCLs budget has increased from $2 million to a staggering $12 million per year. The CCCL has also attained ISO certification. Soon after, Christiane Makarem, Director of Volunteers, informed the participants of their responsibilities as volunteers as well as some instructions and medical regulations by which volunteers have to abide. She shed light on the various ways to volunteer, either by donating blood, conducting entertainment and play activities to distract patients from distress, tutoring in the teaching program available at the center, or carrying out administrative

    New potential volunteers at the Childrens Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL) attended a two-hour workshop on Wednesday, October 12 which took place in SB 101 of the American University of Beirut Medical Center. The participants learned about cancer and were trained with the proper instructions to handle patients afflicted with it. CCCL Acting Medical Director, Dr. Samar Muwakkit started her lecture with giving thanks to everyone present, highlighting the crucial role of volunteers. She stated that CCCL provides a state-of-the-art care to children and adolescents. It is an advocate for childrens rights. She introduced the participants to the various types of cancer and their treatments. She ended her presentation by giving a brief overview of the organization of the center. She also noted that since the opening of CCCL, 745 children with cancer have been treated with 57% having successfully completed their treatment, emphasizing that the cure rate of patients is considerably high. Afterwards, Dr. Muwakkit responded to questions on the disease and its symptoms. Next, Ms. Karen Khoury, PR and Communications Manager, noted that the center has a non-discriminatory admission policy. All patients are treated without regard to race, religion, creed, or financial and social status. She drew attention to CCCLs distinctive affiliation with St. Jude Childrens

    GLAZZ performs in AUBMohamad Alameh Staff Writer

    dancing, said AUB student, Mika Thuening. Daniel Escortell, bass player of the band, said, We really enjoyed playing in Lebanon, for people of different cultures, we were glad to show something new and entertaining. He added, However, the stage was a bit unusual and new to me, Ive never played in a church before, but everything eventually went extraordinary. Escortell also thanked, Instituto Cervantes, who made the entire journey possible, and all those who helped in making the show successful. He added that the band can be found, heard, and followed on Facebook and Myspace pages.

    of different cultural merges and activities. Afterwards, the band members appeared: Ruibal Javi, GLAZZs drums player, Daniel Escortell, bass player, and Jos Recacha, guitar player. Soon enough, the room was filled with the music of CirquElectric. The performance was extremely unique and energetic. The music was obviously from a wide variety of sources; very nice and classy, said Jeanette Eisenzimmer. Accompanying the musical piece was a short dance performance presented by the flamenco dancer Lucia Ruibal, which added to the spirit of the Spanish culture. I really enjoyed Lucias Spanish dancing. She changed speeds with the speed of the music, sometimes moving fast, yet sometimes as if in slow motion. I wish I had seen more

    The Instituto Cervantes of Beirut, one of the largest international institutions dedicated to teaching Spanish and spreading its culture, with the support of the Italian Embassy in Lebanon and the collaboration of AUB, organized a musical performance by the Spanish band GLAZZ, on the evening of Saturday, October 15. GLAZZ, a band of three Spanish musicians from different origins, shared their experiences and inspirations. GLAZZ performed a new sort of music; a fusion of rock, jazz, and ethnic. A large number of AUB students attended the event, as well as several audience members of different nationalities and ages. The concert began after Johnny Hajj, an organizer of the event, welcomed the audience with a speech on the importance

    Arts and Culture

  • ...

    -

    . : ... !!

    . .( ).

    . noitoM nI hcraeseR. .

    .

    : . 9991 .. . ..

    .

    07

    .

    nosrePriahc feihc-ni-rotide rotide etaicossa rotide cibara rotide yhPargotohP retsaMbew rotide tuoyal

    reganaM snoitaler cilbuP

    Maet tuoyal

    reganaM ssenisub

    egral ta rebMeM sevitucexe swen

    reganaM noitubirtsid

    srehPargotohP

    sretirw ffats

    stsinootrac

    nIddemazIn lalaT

    lemaK enIjol

    ohcIhcaK enaj ruon

    dawwa dahuon

    mazza .b dammahom

    rawadem la damahom

    Kuozzar enIdan

    luoKnaz elIme

    enaIrad ycarT

    nSoh aIlad

    meSSaK Ila

    buoya anom

    IdIhcarle Seerde

    nuKSoc ecguT

    baaS aral

    heIdamha redan

    eraS rema

    hemala damahom

    enIddeSSmmahS daj

    SbId adam

    Ihgay dammahom

    rebaj rehTaeh

    enIdderhaz enayar

    oIhem Idah

    aIrahKaz amal

    IToyanap Imar

    yldIahm anIez

    InalIj le eedeed

    raSSan naSSahg

    helaS lIban

    nuoKlam ymmIT

    1 1102 21

    InarId-la haraS

  • .... -

    . . .

    .

    ...

    !!!)

    BUA.

    .

    .

    w

    ...(

    )

    ...(

    !)

    ... ...(

    1 1102 31

    ! -

    .

    ...

    ... ...

    .

    ... .

    . ! !!

    . . ...

    .

    !

  • 1 1102 41

    -

    :

    -

    - - . . .

    . .

    .

    .

    . : . . :

    .

    81 1102 . .

    . .

    . .

    .

    . .

    .

    : . . ... .

    . .

    ... . . .

  • 1 1102 51

    -

    :

    .

    .

    .

    :dna egdelwonk detaler SDIA/VIH gnoma sutatS cimonoce-oicoS eht ot dettimbuS nemoW esenabeL

    1102)HPJPA)snaicirtetsbO fo secitcarp dna sedutittA VPH ot noitaler ni stsigolocenyG

    ssergorP nI .(0102) .seniccavytivitca lauxes ylrae fo stnanimreteD

    0102)htuoy esenabeL gnoma)gnitalsnart :noiger barA eht ni gnihtriB

    0102)ecitcarp otni hcraeser)eraC latanetnA ot ssenevisnopseR naenarretideM nretsaE .nonabeL ni

    4002)lanruoJ htlaeH)roivaheb detaler-htlaeh tnecselodA gnoma sgnidniF :nonabeL rawtsoP ni fo ytisrevinU naciremA eht ta stneduts

    0002).turieB)dna ecnelaverP :noisserped mutraptsoP fo sevihcrA .nonabeL ni stnanimreted

    2002)htlaeH latneM snemoW). : ...

    .

    .

    .

    4691/8/51 ( ) . 1891 . . .

    . . 4891 . 6891 5991 .

    . . . . : . . . : ...

  • 52 1102 9491

    44, 3

    -

    2

    .

    . . .

    .

    . . (hr) (spn) . .

    . .

    . 2991 . . . nohtainuhcnaS. agilegnavE oitaraperP

    ...

    ...

    .... .

    :?ek7eb:koobecaf

    ek7eb:rettiwt?ek7eb:ebutuoy

    moc.ek7eb.www:etisbew

    : . .

    .

    9/62 .

    .

    ...

    ... ...

    ... .

    .

    AUB

Popular Tags:
of 16/16
Outlook اوﺗﻠﻮكTHE INDEPENDENT STUDENT PUBLICATION SINCE 1949 TUESDAY , OCTOBER 25, 2011 VOL. XLIV , NO. 3 Libya: Waking up from the nightmare Karim Zahed Contributing Writer watching from afar believe that he was from the people and for the people when he lived in luxury and they lived in suffering? e whole story might as well be summarized as the people’s “rage for change” that erupted mid February 2011. In a modern world where democracy prevails in most nations, the oppressed are easily inspired to demand their primary rights. Continued on Page 4 capital was taken over by rebels earlier in August. Muammar Gaddafi came from the “Gadadifa” tribe of his hometown of “Sirt,” and probably never expected that it would be where he would face his last battle with those he had described as “dirty rats,” only to be killed. He displayed psychotic tendencies at times, and referred to himself as the leader of the very revolution set against him. How could those T he author of the best seller “e Green book”, the man coming from tents in the desert, the King of African Kings himself, as he claimed, was killed last week aſter months of rebellious movements in Libya. Yes, he is “Muammar al Gaddafi,” the man who ruled over Libya for 42 years (1969 - 2011), but not anymore. He is the third pharaoh of the African continent to finally step aside for good aſter hiding incognito, ever since Libya’s e four day conference will be preceded by two days of workshops, which will cover journalism in transitioning states and cyber security for social media activists. e conference is mainly aimed at scholars, experts, and advanced graduate students who pursue their research in the realm of media studies, in addition to the media industry’s top managers and directors. Continued on Page 4 Department said, “ere are participants coming from over 150 institutions, from at least 35 countries; this is a great networking opportunity for participants and attendants.” He also added that it is an immense occasion for people who take interest in the realm of media to expand their knowledge and come into acquaintance with new research and issues that arise in the hyper-mediatized world of today. Tracy Dariane Member at Large Arab-US Association of Communication Educators at the American University of Beirut T he Media Studies program at the American University of Beirut (AUB) will be hosting the 16th annual conference of the Arab-US Association of Communication Educators (AUSACE), which will be taking place from October 28 until October 31, 2011. e main theme of the conference will bring together the concepts of digital literacy and media literacy. e emphasis will be drawn upon the ever changing and influencing roles that these two themes play in journalism, communication, media education, activism, politics and society. e conference will be bringing in more than 250 media educators, journalists and activists from across the globe, to share and present their different experiences and research. Michael Oghia, conference manager and web editor, and graduate student in the AUB Sociology-Anthropology and Media Studies JAZZ CONCERT BY ANDREA MARCELLI AND ANDREA POZZA PAGE 9 ABDUCTION MOVIE REVIEW PAGE 8 CHILDRENS CANCER CENTER WORKSHOP FOR VOLUNTEERS PAGE 7 Logo taken from www.aub.edu.lb/fas/sbs/ausace2011
Embed Size (px)
Recommended