On the occasion of the holy month of Ramadan and the approaching days of Eid al-Fitr, the Deanship of Student Affairs at the American University in Madaba initiated a large donation campaign and distributed food parcels to families covering the city of Madaba, as well as the surrounding villages in coordination with a number of charity agencies and people from the local community. The donations covered:
The Governorate of Madaba –محافظة مادبا
Al-Faisalieh district through 3izwa association (https://www.facebook.com/3izwa/)- الفيصلية
Malih district in coordination with Malih Charity Association- منطقة مليح
Districts of Mrejmat and Alhuweih منطقة المريجمات و الحوية
The Deanship of Student Affairs undertakes this campaign annually as part of its activities plan and this year it was also part of the Civic awareness class project in addition to responding to the University’s goals and philosophy in servicing the local community.
شاركت الجامعة الأمريكية في مادبا ممثلة بعميد شؤون الطلبة الدكتور إيهاب صوالحة ومجموعة من طلبة الجامعة بإحتفال محافظة مادبا بيوم المرور العالمي وأسبوع المرور العربي و الذي اقيم برعاية محافظ مادبا حسن باشا القيام ومدير شرطة محافظة مادبا بتاريخ 13/5/2019
"King's Academy and American University of Madaba (AUM) collaborate toenhance the quality of the built environment: In line with community service and outreach spirit, and with deep belief of inter-institutional collaboration, King’s Academy and the AUM have collaborated in constructing a pedestrian ramp at the King Hussein Business Park to enhance the accessibility and infrastructure at the Business Park. The collaboration was organised by King's Academy and the construction work was conducted by the students of King's Academy and AUM. The ramp was designed by Dr. Mahmoud AlShiyyab from the Faculty of Architecture and Design at AUM who provided the supervision and guidance for the project."
استضافت الجامعة الأميركية في مادبا اليوم 2018/11/26 الرائد أحمد بيك عبيدات في الدفاع المدني في محاضرة توعوية في مسرح الجامعة بعنوان الحد من المخاطر الطبيعية وكيفية التصرف الصحيح مع الكوارث الطبيعية خلال تشكل السيول وتجمع مياه الأمطاربحضور عدد من الطلاب والأكاديميين.
The American University of Madaba signed a memorandum of understanding with the Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (USEK) in Jounieh, Lebanon. This comes in line with the University's policy of signing memorandums of understanding with world renowned universities.
Such memorandum has several advantages, including:
Exchange of information and materials that are of mutual interest
Student and staff exchange between the two institutions
Joint research between academic staff
Other forms of cooperation to be arranged jointly by the two parties The MoU was signed by AUM president, Prof. Nabil Ayoub and by USEK President, Fr. Prof. George Hobeika
The MoU was signed by AUM president, Prof. Nabil Ayoub and by USEK President, Fr. Prof. George Hobeika
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Nigerian Ambassador visits the American University of Madaba
AUM President Prof. Nabil Ayoub received a delegation from the Nigerian Embassy in Amman, headed by H.E. the Nigerian Ambassador, Dr. Haruna Ongukun this afternoon.
Prof. Ayoub briefed the guests about AUM’s educational plans, future projects, structural expansion and programs of cooperation with international universities. The two parties also discussed ways to enhance cooperation between AUM and the Nigerian Embassy.
H.E. the Ambassador expressed his great admiration for the university’s education system and the distinguished services offered by the University to its students as well as the eco-friendly and green campus.
Later, the ambassador met with AUM’s Nigerian students and discussed several issues that have an impact on their life at AUM.
Dr. Samar Jaber, Head of Mechanical Engineering Department at the American University of Madaba, won 2017 TWAS award to Jordanian Young Scientists.
TWAS 2017 is organized by The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World (TWAS) and The Royal Scientific Society (RSS). A major objective of TWAS is to recognize and support individual scientists in developing countries who have made excellent contributions to the advancement of science, measured in terms of the number and impact of scientific research papers published in internationally recognized journals. The prizes are awarded each year in various fields of natural sciences on a rotating basis.
Congratulation to Dr. Samar Jaber and American University of Madaba on this great award of TWAS.
AUM Pharmacy Graduates Rank First in Jordan on Training Exams
The American University of Madaba President Prof. Nabil Ayoub, along with AUM faculty members and employees, congratulate graduates of the Department of Pharmacy at the Faculty of Health Sciences on obtaining the highest results of all faculties of Pharmacy in Jordanian universities on training exams administered by the Jordanian Pharmacists Syndicate. It is worth mentioning that the departments of Pharmacy, Architecture, English Language and Literature as well as Nutrition and Dietetics at AUM rank first among all Jordanian universities, in the university proficiency exam, held by the Accreditation and Quality Assurance Commission for Higher Education Institutions.
AUM Campus | The American University of held an orientation day for in-coming students on Tuesday.
Prof. Nabil Ayoub, AUM President, welcomed the new students at the university auditorium where they were given welcome gifts. In his introductory remarks, Prof. Ayoub, pointed out some of the most important programs that distinguish AUM, such as the innovation and the study abroad programs.
New students and the attendees watched a short movie about the university, from its inception to the present day, summarizing the most important features and programs of the university, its diversity as well as its cultural richness, noting that AUM hosts students from 27 different countries.
New students were also welcomed by faculties' deans, who each gave a brief description of his/her faculty and its departments. The head of departments, along with the faculty's dean accompanied the new students, each according to their major, to the faculty to learn more about all matters related to their future studies, and to listen and answer all their inquiries.
This initiative is part of AUM's constant priority to communicate with its students in order to ensure that they are kept informed of all details related to their educational process in the next stage. It was also a good chance for those who have not visited the university before, to visit the campus and come to know and see the various faculties, departments and main sections such as the sports complex and the clinic.
The orientation day was also attended by AUM's newly appointed Vice President, Prof. Osamah Haddad, In addition to the faculties' deans and heads of departments as well as a number of academics and administrators and current students who served as ushers.
Twelve students from the American University of Madaba’s Faculty of Architecture and Design have been mentioned by USAID-CHEP for their designs presented to the Madaba Regional Archaeological Museum during the Summer International Design Studio course.
It is worth noting that Engineer Sandra Hiyari of the American University of Madaba is a member of the judging panel in the selection of the best design. According to her, the USAID-SCHEP team expressed keenness to further collaborate with AUM on this project.
An Memorandum of Understanding was signed between the American University of Madaba (AUM) and Caritas-Jordan, activating coordination and cooperation in order to disseminate knowledge on issues of citizens and refugees and to provide educational opportunities in Jordan.
The MoU was signed by AUM President, Prof. Nabil Ayoub, and by Caritas-Jordan General Director, Mr. Wael Sulaiman.
The signing ceremony was attended by Bishop William Shomali, Jordan Latin Vicar, Fr. Rifat Bader, Director of the Catholic Center for Studies and Research, AUM staff members as well as Caritas administrators and project coordinators.
The Memorandum includes several items centered on the exchange of experiences and studies and dissemination of knowledge on common interests. In addition, the agreement aims to raise the efficiency of staff members for both parties and facilitate the establishment of training programs, seminars and scientific research.
Such MoUs emphasize the importance of collaboration between universities and professional institutions in the implementation of social programs. It is worth noting the remarkable cooperation that is taking place these days between AUM and Caritas-Jordan in coordinating the activities of the World Youth Forum for Peace, which will be held on the 22nd and 23rd of September on AUM’s campus.
Promoted last July to the rank of associated prof., Dr. Shahla Ujayly teaches Arabic literature at the American University of Madaba. She made her literary debut in 2005, publishing a short story collection called The Mashrabiyya. Since then, she has published three novels: The Cat's Eye (2006) (winner of the Jordan State Award for Literature), Persian Carpet (2013), and A Sky Close to Our House (2015). The last-named book has been nominated for the 2016 Arabic Booker Prize.
Ujayli was also a participant at the 2014 IPAF nadwa, an annual writing workshop organized by the sponsors of the Arabic Booker for promising young writers.
Ujayli's academic works include:
Mirror of Strangeness: Articles on Cultural Criticism (2006)
The Syrian Novel: Experimentalism and Theoretical Categories (2009)
Cultural Particularity in the Arabic Novel (2011)
On January 12, 2016, her novel A Sky Close to Our House was picked as one of sixteen candidates for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
We invite you to watch this interview with Dr. Shahla Al-Ajili, talking about her novel: A Sky close to our house, which was among the 2016 shortlist for the International Prize for Arabic Fiction.
In its continual belief in the professional development of its staff and students, The American University of Madaba nominated Dr. Hanan Madanat and two students, Jude Jamous (Risk Management major) and Spiro Khnouf (Business Administration major), to obtain the Arbinger Facilitator certification. The five-day long course took place in Salt Lake City, Utah, in the United States of America, from 14-18 August 2017.The purpose of the training is to deepen their ability to facilitate organizational change and development using Arbinger methodology after they get back to AUM.
AUM proudly announces that Dr.Madanat as well as Khnouf and Jamousare now certified Arbinger Institute facilitators.
Arbinger is an institute that provides training, consulting, coaching and implementation tools that move individuals, teams and organizations from the default self-focus in which they call an inward mindset to the results focus of an outward mindset.
By facilitating the development of the outward mindset, an organization would be able to directly reduce the massive human costs because the outward mindset creates an organizational culture that engages people and reduces friction. The results include lower employee turnover, seamless communication and decision-making.
The American University of Madaba plans to implement these tools with faculty members as well as some students.
Dr. Nabil Ayoub, AUM President, met with a committee from Al Nashamah Forum for Jordanian communities around the world, headed by Eng. Ayman Al Rifa’i, President of the Forum. The committee also included Mr. Ahmed Athamneh, President of the Emirates Forum and Mr. Najib Samouri, President of the Germany Forum.
The two parties discussed the possibility of cooperation and opportunities for Jordanians residing abroad to join prestigious universities with excellent academic reputation such as The American University in Madaba.
Al Nashamah Forum for Jordanian Communities around the world was founded in Saudi Arabia and then the idea spread to the rest of the world. Currently, the Forum is present in 16 countries.
Based on volunteerism, it is a cultural, social and entertaining Forum. It aims to create contacts and communication between members of the Jordanian communities, support them and link them to the motherland.
AUM President Prof. Nabil Ayoub welcomed Dr. Falah Al Shammari, Head of Kuwait Cultural Office (KCO) in Jordan, on Monday, 21 August 2017.
They discussed enhancing cooperation in academic affairs and higher education. Dr. Shammari remarked that he was impressed with the level of excellence that AUM could achieve.
During the visit, Dr. Shammari, toured the engineering labs in the mechanical, electric and civil departments. He heard from the departments' dean and lab supervisors explanations of the capability and the working mechanisms of the lab.
A Team from the American University of Madaba composed of Anwar Bakeer, Dr. Awni Alhourani and Dr. Ghada Al Bandak partecipated in the TAIEX Workshop on GEANT, H2020 and European Synchrotron Sources, organised in co-operationwith Jordan Atomic Energy Commission , which was held in Amman for the period from 12-13 August 2017.
The workshop provided EU best practice and cover various disciplines of applied synchrotron radiation research in support of regional research and technical development to the Jordanian user community of SESAME (Synchrotron-light for ExperimentalScience and Applications in the Middle East).
The workshop brought together EU experts from well-established synchrotrons and current and prospective synchrotron usersfrom Jordan to exchange knowledge, ideas, and to discuss ongoing and new collaborative research efforts within the communityin the various fields of synchrotron usage.
The scientific aspects of the workshop addressed the current state of SESAME Synchrotrons, research opportunities and applications using the X-ray Absorption Fine Structure (XAFS) / X-ray Fluorescence Spectroscopy (XRF) beamlines, theInfra-Red (IR) beamline and the Material Science (MS) beamline as well as the SESAME Computational Facilities and Links.
The workshop raised awareness of the need to increase regional research and technical development with the support of education networks and high speed connectivity.
The University of Louisiana celebrated the distinction of four of its graduates, including Professor Kamel Mahadin, for being honored and awarded to become a Fellow in the American Society of Landscape Architects ASLA.
A detailed article about Prof. Mahadin's practical and scientific progress was published on this occasion.
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Prof. Kamel Mahadin, currently a faculty member at the Faculty of Architecture and Design at the American University of Madaba, received his nomination for American Society of Landscape Architects fellowship from the organization’s Council of Fellows Executive Committee for his life-long service. Mahadin is one of the highest appointed landscape architects in the world.
A ceremony will be held to deliver Prof. Mahadin's fellowship medal at the annual conference of the American Society for Architecture of Architectural sites in Los Angeles in October 2017.