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Style Guide Names

For the official spelling of names of AUB’s leadership (including Deans, Vice Presidents, Board of Trustees, International Advisory Council and Trustees Emeriti) check:


Pierre Y. Abou Khater (Fahed) Building

AbuHaidar Neuroscience Institute

Ada Dodge Hall

Raymond D. Adams and Maria Salam Adams Neuroscience Library

Agricultural Research and Education Center (AREC)

Department of Agricultural Science

Agriculture Building

Ain al-Hilweh




Alumni Council (WAAAUB)

Alumni Online Community (OLC)



The Sheikh Zayid Bin Sultan AlNahyan Chair of Islamic and Arab Studies

Al-Shouf Cedar

American University of Beirut Medical Center (AUBMC)


Department of Animal and Veterinary Sciences

Anis Makdisi Program in Literature (AMPL)


Arabic and Near Eastern Languages Department

Arabic names (Derived from AP Stylebook): use an English spelling that fairly accurately reflects the way a name sounds in Arabic. Also, if an individual has a preferred spelling in English or a usage has established a certain spelling, then use that.

Archaeological Museum

Architecture and Design Department


Assembly Hall

Sir Michael Atiyah Chair in Mathematical Sciences

AUB Beach

AUB Beach Tunnel

AUBMC 2020 Vision

AUB Press

Auxiliary Services

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Baabda Palace






Barakat Street


Basic medical sciences departments

Naef K. Basile Cancer Institute

Etaf Farah Bathish Annex

Bathish Auditorium

Bechtel Engineering Building


Beirut Central District

Beirut Governorate

Beirut Hippodrome

Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure (BIEL) Center

Beirut Souks

Beit Mery




Beqa'a Governorate

Beqa'a Valley

BIEL (see Beirut International Exhibition and Leisure Center)

Bir Hasan

Biology Building

Department of Biology

Daniel Bliss Hall

Blood Bank

Board of Deans

Board of Directors (WAAAUB)

Board of Vice Presidents

Mamdouha El‐Sayed Bobst Breast Center


Brave Heart Fund


Burj Barajneh

Burj Shemali

Business and Financial Systems Support

Laura Bustani Hall


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Café Younes


Camille Chamoun Sports City Stadium (Sports City)

Campaign for Excellence

Campus Master Plan

Cashier’s Office

CCC Scientific Research Building


Center for Advanced Mathematical Sciences (CAMS)

Prince Alwaleed Bin Talal Bin Abdulaziz Alsaud Center for American Studies and Research (CASAR)

Center for Arab and Middle Eastern Studies (CAMES)

Center for Behavioral Research (CBR)

Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL)

Center for Civic Engagement and Community Service (CCECS)

Continuing Education Center (CEC)

Center for English Language Research and Teaching (CELRT)

ID Center

Center for Research on Population and Health (CRPH)

Center for Teaching and Learning (CTL)

Central Duplicating Services

Charles Helou Station

Charles W. Hostler Student Center (CHSC)

Department of Chemistry

Elmer and Mamdouha Bobst Chemistry Building


Choices and Challenges in Changing Childbirth



Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Lebanese civil war

Civilization Sequence Program (CSP)

Clemenceau Medical Center

Coca‐Cola Chair in Marketing

Collaborative Information Technology Program for Education and Research (CITPER)

College Hall

Department of Computer Science

Consolidated Contractors Company (CCC)


Corniche al-Mazraa

Corporation Yard

Creative Media Unit

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Dale Home

Dar Al‐Handasah Shair and Partners Architecture Building

Dar Al‐Handasah Shair and Partners Chair in Civil Engineering


Debs, Dr. Richard A., chairman emeritus of the AUB Board of Trustees

Diana Tamari Sabbagh Basic Science Building

Dog River (see Nahr al-Kalb)


New Women’s Dorm

Downtown Beirut

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Department of Economics

Department of Education

Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering

Emergency Department – Medical Center

Engineering and Architecture Library

Department of English

English Entrance Examination (EEE)

English Language Proficiency Requirement (ELPR)

Department of Environmental Health

Environmental Health, Safety, and Risk Management

Epidemiology and Population Health Department

Executive Master in Business Administration (EMBA)

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Facilities Planning and Design Unit (FPDU)

Faculty Apartment Number 1

Faculty Apartment Number 2

Faculty Apartment Number 3


Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences (FAFS)

Faculty of Arts and Sciences (FAS)

Faculty of Engineering and Architecture (FEA) [Maroun Semaan​]

Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS)

Faculty of Medicine (FM)

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB)

Department of Family Medicine

Issam Fares Institute for Public Policy and International Affairs (IFI)

Issam Fares Lecture Hall

Fgharios Medical Center SAL

Fine Arts and Art History Department

Fisk Hall


Flagship Program

Fouad Khoury Hospital and Associates

Founders Day

Fuleihan, Basil

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Bliss Periphery Gate

Charles W. Hostler Student Center (CHSC) Gate

Faculty Apartments Gates

Main Gate

Medical Gate

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB) Gate

Sea Gate

Women’s Dorm Gate

Geological Museum

Geology Department


Ghabat Broummana


Ghobeiri Municipal Garden

Raymond S. Ghosn Building

GMAT (Graduate Management Admissions Council)

Graduate Nutrition Program (GNP)

Graduate Program in Computational Science (GPCS)

Grand Serail

GRE (Graduate Record Examinations)

Green Field

Green House

Green Oval

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Haret Hreik

Hariri, Rafic B., former prime minister and former AUB trustee

Houssameddine Hariri Building

Hay al-Gharbeh


Department of Health Behavior and Education

Health Education Resource Unit (HERU)

Health Management and Policy Department


Department of History and Archaeology

Horsh al-Sanawbar (Horsh Sanawbar, Pine Forest)

Horsh Ehden

Horsh Sanawbar (see Horsh al-Sanawbar)

Charles W. Hostler Student Center

Housing Department

Alfred H. Howell Chair

Human Resources Department

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Institute of Financial Economics (IFE)

Intensive English Course (IEC)

Interfaculty Graduate Environmental Sciences Program (IGESP)

Interfaculty Graduate Neuroscience Program (IGNP)

Internal Audit Office

International Advisory Council

Richard A. Debs, PhD, Chairman

Dr. Hassan A. Al‐Ebraheem

Dr. Abdlatif Al-Hamad

Sarah B. Al‐Turki, PhD

Sir Michael Atiyah, PhD

Marjorie C. Benton

Ambassador Abdulla Y. Bishara

Mamdouha Bobst

William G. Bowen, PhD

HE Lakhdar Brahimi, PhD

Jamal Daniel

Carlos Ghosn

Vartan Gregorian, PhD

Ambassador Charles Hostler

Walid Khalidi

Samir Kreidie

Yo‐Yo Ma

John Mack

Zein Mayassi

Dr. Thomas Q. Morris

Khaled S. Olayan

David Rockefeller

Neil L. Rudenstine, PhD

Walter V. Shipley

The Honorable Paul A. Volcker

 Rawleigh Warner, Jr.

John Waterbury, PhD

James D. Wolfensohn

Martha S. Joukowsky, PhD

International English Language Testing System (IELTS)

International Student Services Office

Ray R. Irani Oxy Engineering Complex

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Nami Jafet Memorial Library





Jeita Grotto

Jesup Hall

Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Hall

The Margaret Weyerhaeuser Jewett Chair of Arabic


Joint Commission on Accreditation of Healthcare Organizations (JCAHO)

Joint Commission of International Accreditation (JCIA)


July 2006 war

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Antoun Ghattas Karam E‐Classroom


Kerr Hall

Keserwan Medical Center

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Department of Landscape Design and Ecosystem Management


Lebanon-Israel border


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MainGate [the name of the publication]

Maintenance Contract Office


Mar Elias


Mar Mansour Church (St. Vincent de Paul Church)

Marquand House

Martyrs’ Square

Mary Dodge Hall

Munib and Angela Masri Institute of Energy and Natural Resources (MIENR)

Materials Management Department Campus (Supply)

Department of Mathematics



MCAT (Medical College Admission Test)

Department of Mechanical Engineering

Original Medical Building

Medical Center – Phase 1

Medical Center – Phase 2

Medical Complex 56

Medical Gate Tunnel (Pedestrian and Utility)

Medical Lab Sciences Program

Medical Laboratory Technology


Middle East Medical Assembly (MEMA)

Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Mieh Mieh


Monot Theater

Mount Lebanon Governorate

Mount Lebanon Hospital

Murex Hall

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Nabatieh Governorate


Nahr al-Bared

Nahr al-Kalb (Dog River)

Najjar Hospital

Zaki Nassif Music Program

National Social Security Fund (NSSF)

Natural History Museum

Nature Conservation Center (formerly known as ibsar)

Neighborhood Initiative

Nejmeh Square (Place de l'Etoile)

New Women's Residence

New York Office

Nicely Hall

Nicolas Sursock Museum

North Governorate

Rafic Hariri School of Nursing (HSON)

Nursing Services

Department of Nutrition and Food Sciences

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Lee Observatory

Office of Admissions

Office of Alumni Relations

Office of Communications

Office of the Comptroller

Office of Development

Office of Financial Aid

Office of Financial Planning and Budget

Office of Grants and Contracts

Office of Institutional Research and Assessment (OIRA)

Office of the President

Office of the Provost

Office of the Registrar

Office of Strategy Management

Office of Student Affairs

Suliman S. Olayan School of Business (OSB)

Old Saida Road

Outpatient Department

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The Howard W. Page Chair in Software Engineering

Palm Island

Penrose Hall

Old Pharmacy Building

PhD Programs

Arab and Middle Eastern History

Arabic Language and Literature

Cell and Molecular Biology

Civil Engineering

Electrical and Computer Engineering

Environmental and Water Resources Engineering

Mechanical Engineering

Theoretical Physics

Department of Philosophy

Pine Forest (see Horsh al-Sanawbar)

Physical Plant

Physics Building (Emile Bustani Hall)

Department of Physics

New Pilot Plant

Place de l'Etoile

Policies and Procedures Review Committee (PPRC)

Department of Political Studies and Public Administration

Post Hall

Post Office

Protection Office

Department of Psychology

Purchasing Office

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The Qatar Chair for Energy Studies

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Rafic Hariri International Airport

Rafic Hariri University Hospital

Ras al-Nabaa


Regional External Programs (REP)

Renee Mouawad Public Garden

Residence 37

Residence 38

Residence 39

Residence 41

Residence 42

Riad El-Solh

Graham and Meredith Rooke Wound Care Center

Roumieh Prison

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Saab Medical Library

Abdulaziz Hamad Al‐Sagar Chair in Finance

Saint Joseph University

SAT (Scholastic Assessment Test)

Samir Kassir Garden

Sanayeh Public Garden

Sassine Square

The Husni A. Sawwaf Visiting Professorship in Business and Management

Sayegh, Mohamed H., Vice President for Medical Affairs and the Raja N. Khuri Dean of the Faculty of Medicine

Science and Agriculture Library

Science Lecture Hall

Science and Mathematics Education Center (SMEC)

Senior Staff

Kamal A. Shair Central Research Science Laboratory (CRSL)


Shebaa Farms


Sin el-Fil

Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences

Society of the Friends of the Museum


South Governorate

Sports City

St. George's Cathedral

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

St. Vincent de Paul Church (see Mar Mansour Church)

Student Representative Committees (SRCs)

Sursock Museum (see Nicolas Sursock Museum)

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Tariq al-Jadideh



Tarik al-Jdideh

tennis courts


Tripoli Governmental Hospital

TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Transport Research Unit (TRU)

Tueni, Gebran Ghassan


Tyre Coast

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Understanding Contemporary Islam (UCI) Program


University Health Services (Infirmary)

University Preparatory Program (UPP)

University Senate

University Sports (Athletics Department)

University Student Faculty Committee (USFC)

Utility Power Plant and Steam Plant

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Van Dyck Hall

Van Dyck Hall Annex


Visitors Bureau

Volunteer Outreach Clinic (VOC)

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Wadi Abu Jamil


West Hall

The Mary Fox Whittlesey Visiting Professorship

Worldwide Alumni Association of the American University of Beirut (WAAAUB)

The Writing Center


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Zgharta Eden

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