Education Department Associate Professor Rola Khishfe has been training K-12 grade teachers how to teach students to argue, debate, and interact with one another on topics related to science and nature – in a way that allows them to disagree, but always in a civil manner. Evidence-based discussions on science and nature issues – like climate change, cloning, water resources, and many others – generate student interest because they impact people’s lives and usually generate solid arguments for and against basic points. She explains how her work promotes debates and argumentation anchored in facts, while also teaching young people to accept other students’ views because usually there are no explicitly right or wrong answers to seal a difference of opinion.
65.Analyzing crisis impact and response in Lebanon
64.The World Cup's impact on Qatar and its relations
63.The invisible sea is a place of floating democratic politics
62.The nutritionist advises us: nourish both our body and mind
61.What we have learned about hiring, promoting and retaining women leaders in business
60.Protecting nature, with Fairuz songs and small wins on urban balconies.
59.How to handle the mental health pandemic that follows COVID?
58.What does a virology and immunology professor do when a new virus hits?
57.Do neighboring countries in the Middle East promote economic growth?
56.Monitoring, modelling, and protecting our precious groundwater
55.Are snake robots in your future?
54.Economic failures rooted in political weakness stymie Lebanon’s future
53.Gloves, socks, rings, and shirts that measure blood sugar and cancer? Made at AUB.
52.Research, advocacy & empowerment battle maternal health and sexuality threats
51.Capturing carbon dioxide…and saving Life on Earth?
50.Teaching resistance and identity in Arab-American poetry
49.Research & action to reduce homicide-suicides during stressful times
48.Why some corporate CEO successions are smoother than others
47.How AUB labs help keep Lebanese safe as they eat
46.Addressing “period poverty” via engineering, social justice, and environmental sustainability
45.Defining and expanding the frontiers of “digital health”
44.Understanding the links between our eating and diseases
43.Pioneering new ways of learning by experience
42.The journey from pathology in mice to reducing tobacco use worldwide
41.Understanding the crisis in the nursing work environment
40.The endless agony of Arab states and their political constructs
39.Documentary theater, spaces of joy, and the responsibility of artists
38.She leads genes, cells, and molecules into battle against rare childhood diseases
37.Do Baghdad checkpoints clarify aspects of Arab identity and statehood?
36.Danger and abuse accompany Syrian refugee child laborers
35.Humbled, and always learning from the virus
34.Here’s how universities learn to channel knowledge into quality public policies
33.Reconsidering relations among Greeks, Arabs, science and philosophy
32.Water pipes, diesel generators, electronic cigarettes, and other aerosols facts…
31.Do religion and social sciences need a deeper dialog?
30.Most Arab education standards are low, and stagnant. Here’s how to raise them.
29.Are better language metaphors a route to more effective science teaching?
28.Making fish and animal food...from restaurant waste
27.Time travel in gender and women studies
26.Are cash grants to Syrian refugees effective social assistance?
25.Dr Ali Ahmad, who launched the Energy Policy and Security Program at AUB's Issam Fares Institute, explains why urgent economic, climate, water, nuclear power, and other challenges in the region demand credible policy responses.
24.University expertise helps reconstruct and recover a city -- and citizens' dignity
23.What do we learn from the failure of last century's decolonization and non-aligned movements?
22.Power, politics and policy in the Arab region's inefficient food systems
21.Why should an engineering major study philosophy or history?
20.Better health by changing government tobacco policy and individual behavior.
19.Sa’dallah Wannous and the many dimensions of Arab theatre
18.How health expertise crosses borders & disciplines
17.Can Arab civil society influence policy-making?
16.After Beirut port cataclysm, how urban planners engage shattered communities
15.Understanding the climate, water, citizens & and governance dynamic
14.When water, energy, food, and health converge`
13.Early marriage, health vulnerabilities, and refugee young girls
12.Green Shaped Buildings
11.Transformative life experiences through community work
10.Breaking the Logjam of Arab Political Elites
9."Knowledge Is Power" -- Promoting dignified work for Arab women, and human rights for all
8.Mental health in unhealthy times
7.Why Arab Ruling Elites Survive Mass Protests
6.In the Eye of the Pandemic
5.Redefining International Relations from the Global South
4.How To Recycle Building Waste
3.Harnessing the power of satellites to feed the Middle East
2.How much has the Arab region moved to gender equality in recent decades?