AUB Trustees during the ceremony to award honorary doctorates on May 30, 2014. (The Daily Star/AUB, HO)
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The American University of Beirut Friday awarded honorary doctoral degrees to three individuals who made "enduring contributions to the arts, entrepreneurship and philanthropy, and biomedical research".Lebanese sculptor and painter Saloua Roauda Choucair was the first to be awarded the honorary doctoral degree of humane letters, described by AUB President Peter Dorman as a "pioneer of abstract art in the Arab world".President Dorman then introduced the second honoree, AUB graduate, entrepreneur, philanthropist, founder of both Hikma Pharmaceuticals and a school for girls in rural Jordan, Samih Darwazah.
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