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The exhibition, which will run for two weeks, comes nearly 100 years after AUB officially began admitting female students.The women ranged from Ihsan Ahmed El-Kousy, who in 1929 became AUB's first Muslim woman graduate, to Zaha Hadid, the legendary Iraqi-born architect who studied at AUB and designed the university's Issam Fares Institute building.AUB "reluctantly" began admitting female students to its graduate programs in 1921, an exhibition booklet reads, making it the first university in the region to do so, according to administrators.AUB in 2017 counted more than 4,600 female students – more than half the student body.For All Conditions of Men: Stories of Women at AUB is up at AUB Byblos Bank Art Gallery from April 4-16 .
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