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10 Cool Events Happening Around Lebanon This Long Weekend

Cool Events Happening Around Lebanon This Long Weekend
Date: Friday, September 09, 2016
Don’t spend your entire vacation in bed watching series! Choose one of the below things, then go straight back to bed and finish Narcos.

1. CORE Weekend Yoga Retreat - Sept 10

Do something different and healthy this long weekend by heading up to Maaser el Chouf for a yoga retreat!

Cost: $60/person, including all yoga sessions, accommodations (3-4 persons/room), dinner, and breakfast. 

For more information, click here

2. Varekai by Cirque Du Soleil in Beirut - Sept 7 - 12

Don’t miss one of the most iconic shows currently touring the world! Take a seat and witness the one-of-a-kind worldwide success deliver state-of-the-art performances of acrobatics, dance and circus-like acts.

Cost: different ticket prices available.

For more information, click here

3. The Real Deal Blues Band - Sept 10

Looking for a more relaxing night out…

AUB enters top 250 global universities with 40-place jump

Date: Friday, September 09, 2016
Source: The Daily Star

The Daily Star:Lebanon's American University of Beirut jumped 40 places in a ranking of global higher education establishments to enter the top 250, according to the Quacquarelli Symonds World University Ranking report published Tuesday. Meanwhile, the Saint-Joseph University rose from 601 to 491 and Lebanese American University remained unchanged at 651.

AUB took the top place for Lebanon, rising 40 places from 268 to 228 from academic year 2015/16, when the last survey was undertaken, to the 2016/17.
"This significantly improved ranking is a clear testimony of the university's continuous drive for sustaining excellence in teaching, research and service, and for becoming a premier university not only in the region but worldwide," said Interim Provost of AUB Mohamed Harajli in a statement released by the university Tuesday.
"I am heartened to learn of ... their af…

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