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AUK Holds Faculty Recognition Evening


The American University of Kuwait (AUK) organized its annual Faculty Recognition Evening to celebrate the scholarly contributions made by its faculty members. The event took place at the Marina Hotel Six Palms restaurant and was attended by AUK board member, Mr. Samer Khanachet, the Group Chief Operating Officer of KIPCO Holding and AUK board member, and former Board member, Dr. Jawad Behbehani, the Dean of the College of Dentistry at Kuwait University.

AUK President, Professor Dr. Nizar Hamzeh welcomed the faculty members and guests to the Recognition Evening that was prepared in their honor. During his opening remarks, Dr. Hamzeh said "AUK continues to provide conference funding and research grants in support of faculty professional development". He added, "our research and scholarship productivity has increased by 30% from that of last year". Dr. Hamzeh attributed the significant increase in scholarly works to faculty members who have made significant contributions throughout the last year.

This year, AUK recognized 62 faculty members whose research and creative work produced 4 books, 7 book chapters, 45 journal articles, 4 book reviews, 90 conference papers, and 28 exhibitions/designs/ performances. AUK also recognized faculty members who received external grants and fellowships.

The faculty members who contributed to this success are:

Dr. Abid Vali Dr. Mohamed Cader
Dr. Ahmad Rabaa'i Dr. Mohammed El-Abd
Dr. Ahmed Mostafa Dr. Mohsen Bagnied
Dr. Aly Mansour Dr. Mostaq Hussain
Dr. Amir Zeid Dr. Mounib Khanafer
Dr. Andrei Zavaliy Dr. Muath Eleswed
Dr. Antonia Stamos Dr. Nicholas Scull
Dr. Ashraf Zaher Dr. Rafiqul Bhuyan
Dr. Athmar Al-Salem Dr. Ralph Palliam
Dr. Ayman Haddad Dr. Raymond Farrin
Dr. Bashar Zogheib Dr. Roman Kulchitsky
Dr. Detlef Hummes Dr. Rosalind Buckton-Tucker
Dr. Farah Al-Nakib Dr. Seyed Ebrahim Esmaeili
Dr. George Bauer Dr. Shoma Munshi
Dr. George Irani Dr. Stephanie Cheng
Dr. Ghazi Nassir Dr. Subhra Chakrabarty
Dr. Gholam Vatandoust Dr. Wafaa Sbeiti
Dr. Hesham Al-Awadi Mr. Ben Crace
Dr. Inas Mahfouz Mr. William Andersen
Dr. Issam Damaj Mr. Yacoub Al-Jaffery
Dr. James Lambert Ms. Agnieszka Fajga
Dr. James Rose Ms. Ghaidaa Mohamad
Dr. John Russell Ms. Hanan Arnous
Dr. Juliet Dinkha Ms. Lisa Waite
Dr. Karim Jallad Ms. Marcella Kulchitsky
Dr. Kathleen Downs Ms. Maryam Hosseinnia
Dr. Kathy Nixon Ms. Rachel Sage
Dr. Lisa Urkevich Ms. Reena Mathew
Dr. Marcelline Fusilier Ms. Rima Ezzeddine
Dr. Mark Speece Ms. Sandra Stein
Dr. Michael Aristidou Ms. Sharon Lawrence

AUK congratulates its faculty members on their great achievements!

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Released by the Office of Public Affairs on the 15th December 2014

Photography by the Office of Public Affairs (C) 2014

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