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16 April 2018

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In this issue:

From the Office of the Coordinator of Institutional Values

A Prayer for PEACE, organized by a 42-member choir from England, will be held in the University Chapel on Tuesday 17th April at 5:45 pm. This group is singing and praying for peace all over Palestine.

All Faculty and Staff are invited to participate.

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From the Dean of Research Office

  • We are pleased to invite you to the sixth meeting of the Bethlehem University Research Group for Spring 2018, titled,” The ethics of research: practical considerations.” The meeting will be held in D109 at 1:00 pm on Wednesday, April 18, 2018.

  • You can follow the latest updates on Call for Papers, and Grants and Fellowship Opportunities on the website of Dean of Research.

  • Please, find below an updated link to the New Faculty Accomplishments. Please, keep sending us your accomplishments so we can share them with BU community:

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From the Faculty of Nursing and Health Science, Physiotherapy Program

Adaptive Equipment Course aims to provide third-year physiotherapy students with means to create/adapt equipment needed for maximizing their clients’ functions and enhance participation in the community. Our students have visited Al-Karamah Centre for rehabilitation in Al-Jalazone camp under the supervision of Ms. Manar Jaber and Mr. Anan Ghabbash. This visit allowed the students to meet children with disabilities and their families. It also enabled them to do the assessment needed for providing and adapting equipment related to the 24hour-postural management. Students have engaged well in this activity, demonstrated a good ability in assessing the children, and set up a plan of the needed equipment (wheelchairs/sleeping system) in accordance to the abilities/disabilities of the children and their needs.

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From the Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration


The Faculty of Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub of Business Administration at Bethlehem University is pleased to announce the call for applications to the fourteenth cohort of MICAD - Master in International Cooperation and Development.

Interested people have to submit the application form along with the required supporting documents to the Faculty of Business Administration from April 24 to July 3, 2018 during office hours 8:00 – 16:00 Monday through Friday. Late applications will not be considered. Information about the application procedures is available at

Specific inquiries may be addressed to the Faculty of Business Administration: 02-2741241 ext. 2427 or by email: and/or

Field Trip

Mr. Alex Hadweh took his students at the Investments course into a field trip to visit the Palestine Exchange in Nablus. They were welcomed by Mr. Mohammad Khraim the PR manager of the Exchange, who gave them a brief introduction about the Palestinian stock market and investment strategies.
After that, they went to a restaurant in Nablus and had lunch together.

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From the Dean of Science

Colloquium in memory of “Stephen Hawking”

On Tuesday April 3, 2018 the Faculty of Science held a colloquium in memory of the renowned Physicist “Stephen Hawking” in Furno Hall. The Dean of Science Dr. Michel Hanania opened the colloquium with a short address and introduced the keynote speakers, Dr. Nidal Haddad and Dr. Walid Shomaly.

Dr. Haddad explained Hawking’s theories especially those of black hole and the origin of the universe. Dr. Shomaly talked about Hawking’s political stances especially that he was pro-Palestinian and sided with the just cause of our people. Dr. Shomaly also highlighted his convictions in terms of the creation and the origin of the universe.

The colloquium was concluded by questions and comments on the part of faculty, staff, students and guests.

Four Science4People students to Italy

As part of the Faculty of Science Group, four students of Science4People team were invited for a two-week training course to Trieste / Italy from 1st to 14th April 2018. Students were trained on the installation, operation and maintenance of 3D printers since the Faculty will receive a 3D printer in the near future.

This visit comes as part of a cooperation with Science4People international group, European Physics Society (EPS) and Sunshine4Palestine NGO.

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From the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism

It must be a very proud moment for our Tourism students, their parents and their faculty and staff for the outstanding results they have achieved in the 2018 International IATA certification exam – with a 100% success rate.

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From the Dean of Students Office

Wajd Musical Group Performance at the Palestinian Student Festival

Wajd musical group, under the supervision of the Dean of students, participated in the Palestinian student festival that was organize by the Students Activities Department in the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the Palestinian Universities. The Minister of Higher Education, Dr. Sabri Saidam, and the coordinators of activities in the Palestinian Universities participated in the event which was hosted by Dar Al Kalima University College of Arts & Culture in Bethlehem. Different performances were held by students from different Palestinian Universities. The Dean of Students express their thanks and gratitude to BU students: Amira Isaaq, Macella Abu Qubu’, Nakhla Sarras, Ali Qawasmeh, Muhannad Hamad and Sami Yateem.

National Debate Competition

Afkar for Educational and Cultural Development in cooperation with Palestinian universities organized the final events of the National Debate Championship for the spring semester 2018. Hebron University hosted the event and 18 students representing “Al Najah University, Birziet University, Hebron University, Bethlehem University, Al Quds University and the Arab American University”, have competed in the competition. We thank our students Osama Awwad, Dima Jaddou’ and Nibal Abu El Hawwa for their participation.

Short Story and Art Competition

Bethlehem University students participated in the short story and art competition which was organized by the Students Activities Department in the Ministry of Higher Education in cooperation with the Palestinian universities. Bethlehem University student, Khalila’ Jom’a, won the second place in the art competition that was entitled "Olive Cultivation". Student Mohammad Mahjoub submitted a story that have been considered one of the best 18 stories in the short story competition entitled "the newborn no. zero”. Each university participated with 10 stories and 10 paintings. Winners will be honored during the celebration that will be held by the Ministry of Higher Education.

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From the Athletics Department

Bethlehem University participated in the Palestinian Universities Championships that were held in the Arab American University in Jenin on Sunday 15 April 2018, in the following sports: Women soccer, Table tennis, and karate. The athletics department would like to congratulate the women soccer team for winning the second place among the Palestinian universities, the table tennis team who won third place and student Nadine Khalil for winning the second place in the Karate championship. We thank all the students who participated in the Championships for their perfect performance. Samar Araj Mousa, the athletics department director, and George Manoli, the coach of the table tennis team, accompanied the group to Jenin.

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From the External Academic Relations Office


We would like to draw your attention to the "latest announcements" listed for this week. They can be found under the External Academic Relations Office heading at the following link: : Click here for more information.

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Your Calendar





Event / Activity




May 1

Holiday - Labor Day


May 15

Holiday - Saint De La Salle Day, Staff Recognition Day



May 15

Ramadan Begins  


Mon. - Fri.

May 21- 25

Final Exams for Spring 2018 Semester



Mon. - Tue.

May 28- 29

Continuing Final Exams for Spring 2018 Semester




Jun. 14

Ramadan Ends



Fri. - Sun.

Jun. 15 - 17

Holiday- Eid Al Fitr




Jun. 18

Summer 2018 Semester Classes Begin



Jun. 25

Graduation - Day 1




Jun. 26

Graduation - Day 2



Mon. - Tue.

Jul. 30-31

Final Exams for Summer 2018 Semester











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