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Upcoming Events

Wednesday, November 4, 2020

Professor Christiane Ferran, FM Alumna, Receives the First Blavatnik Therapeutics Challenge Awards

Professor Ferran’s project will receive $1 million over two years to advance type 1 diabetes research efforts.

Lebanese Students Against Corruption
Thursday, December 17, 2020

Patent nº12050 Granted For the “MEATER” Instrument :
Wednesday, December 16, 2020

Effect of the Freezing of Fresh Poultry Meat On the Activity Level of Β- Hydroxyacyl CoA Dehydrogenase and On Bacterial Enumeration.

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Covid-19: Preventive Measures Guide

The safety of the USJ Community is the responsibility of each of its members.

The implementation and compliance with all the guidelines set out in this document by each and every member of the USJ Community is imperative to optimize the safety and protection of all.

Administrative and academic work (apart from teaching) will be done on site while respecting social distancing and natural ventilation inside each office.

If this proves to be impossible, the presence of staff members and full-time teachers of each institution will be done on a rotational basis with the prior approval of the head of department.

Access to the campuses is restricted to students, faculty members and staff of the University, as well as guests from outside the University invited to attend meetings.

The presence of students can be scheduled, when necessary, under the following conditions:
• Get the prior approval of the head of the institution.
• Avoid gathering more than 20 people per classroom.
• Record attendance each time to ensure traceability.

Anyone returning from a trip to an endemic region must confine themselves for a period of 14 days and not come to the University before the end of this period.


Rector’s Message to USJ Alumni

Travaux et Jours – Issue Nº 96 – Spring 2020

100 Years of Greater Lebanon

One hundred years since the fall of the Ottoman Empire and since the establishment of the nation-states, Lebanon is still struggling with its existence as a nation-state. Since October 17, 2019, it has been shaken by major movements of protest and by an unprecedented economic crisis.

“To commemorate the genesis of the State of Lebanon in 1920 or not?”, wonders Carla Eddé, historian, in the preamble to her article. First, we had to take a look back at the recent history of the birth of modern Lebanon and its intricate ties with Syria, starting from the historical foundations with Carla Eddé, Youssef Mouawad and Jack Keilo. Then, drawing on a literary and artistic corpus, the second part of this issue follows the traumatic memory of the birth of Lebanon focusing on the process of historical repression and the dramatic shift from the “non-Ottoman” identity to the Lebanese identity (with Rita Bassil), then a review of the traumatized memory of the Civil War based on a broad literary journey (with Carole André-Dessornes), furthered by a psychoanalytical insight that probes the Lebanese inability to process the wounds of their past, starting with the uprising of October 17, 2019 (with Marie-Thérèse Badaoui Khair). Finally, the third part allows us to examine the current events in Lebanon. Interviewed by Rita Bassil, economist Samir Aïta gives us his analysis of the factors that would have led, according to him, to the collapse of Lebanon and ponders the ways out that would protect the most vulnerable. Moreover, this allows him to shed light on the close economic ties between his home country, Syria, and Lebanon. Lastly, the last article of the issue, penned by Stephanie Raad, explores the politics of partition in the Middle East, operated during the twentieth century.

At the close of this issue, in the midst of the current din on social networks. A very relevant article by Maguy Saad analyzes the distinction that should be made between electronic rumor (e-rumor) and viral marketing.






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