About LAU


LAU’s history is captured in various books that relate the roots, founding and key milestones of the university:

From Village to Presidential Suite: My Life’s Journey

In this autobiographical account, President Emeritus Joseph G. Jabbra imparts the invaluable lessons he learned from his life journey.

The University on the Hill

The first-ever LAU commemorative book, it relates the history of the institution with archival materials, interviews, over 700 images.  

Sarah and Her Sisters

Written by Reverend Robert Stoddard, it covers the American missionary pioneers in Arab female education from 1834 to 1937.

A dream, a vision, a reality

LAU’s seventh president, Dr. Riyad Nassar’s autobiography is rich with the modern history of the institution.

From College to University

An account of the evolution of the institution from a two-year college for women to a university that has graduated over 54,000 alumni.

Salwa Nassar as I knew her

In this Arabic book, the author Najla Akrawi tells the story of LAU’s fourth president, Dr. Salwa Nassar, the first Lebanese woman physicist.