Author: Haifa Lama

Students Visit the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital

On Sunday, 21 November 2021, the first-year Occupational Therapy students with the class teacher Suzy Daher went for an orientation visit to the Karmal Psychiatric Hospital in Bethlehem. The Head of Department Ms. Dyala Awadeh and supervisor Khadijha Shqerat talked about the hospital and the role of Occupational Therapy in mental health. After the lecture, the students […]

Students Give a Lecture on Breast Cancer

A group of third-year nursing students held an awareness lecture on breast cancer for the girl guides of the Shepherds Scouts Group – Beit Sahour on Saturday, 30 October 2021. The lecture was entitled “Examine and reassure us because your health matters to us.” The lecture was held in cooperation with the Al-Maha Cancer Society […]

“Draw a Smile” Campaign

The Dean of Students Office organized a campaign called “Draw a Smile” in which university students visit several organizations for children with disabilities and children in need. Their first visit took place on Wednesday, 17 November 2021, to the Jemima organization and they performed different activities that helped draw a smile on the children’s faces.

Physical and Occupational Therapy Students Visit Schools

The Physical and Occupational Therapy students held an awareness interactive activity for students in various schools in the Bethlehem area on Thursday, 4 November 2021. The students spoke about their specialization, their study journey, and concepts related to community needs. This activity was held as part of the PHTH 330 course which aims at encouraging students to […]

Students Participate in Model United Nations

On Friday, 12 November 2021, thirteen Bethlehem University students participated in the Palestine University Model United Nations (PUMUN) program in Ramallah. Each student represented a different country and worked together to find ways to overcome the economic problems that occurred due to the COVID-19 pandemic. At the end of the program, students were honored and […]

Debate Club Qualifies for Final Round

Under the supervision of the Dean of Students Office and in cooperation with Falestinyat organization, the Bethlehem University Debate Club students participated in the Palestine Debate Tournament in Ramallah last week. The team won the first and second rounds and will participate in the final round of the tournament on Wednesday, 17 November 2021.

Seminar On Depression

Under the supervision of The Dean of Students Office, the Afaq student group organized a seminar about depression titled “Take Care of Yourself” on Thursday, 28 October 2021. Doctor Abed Alrahman Khawaja discussed a lot of ways to help students feel better about themselves and answered their questions.

Afaq entrepreneurship project for West Bank women and young Christians

Link: http://asianews.it/news-en/Afaq-entrepreneurship-project-for-West-Bank-women-and-young-Christians-54436.html From: Asia News The Latin Patriarchate is taking action to reduce emigration in the Christian community and better integrate it in Palestinian society in partnership with Bethlehem University and the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP). The project includes career guidance workshops. Bethlehem (AsiaNews) – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with Bethlehem […]

“Afaq”: a project for entrepreneurship and work in Palestine

Link: https://cmc-terrasanta.org/ar/media/terra-santa-news/24714/afaq:-a-project-for-entrepreneurship-and-work-in-palestine From: Christian Media Center In an effort to improve the quality of life for young people, the Institute for Community Partnerships at Bethlehem University, in collaboration with the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, launched the “Afaq” project on October 29 in the village of Taybeh, near Ramallah. The goal is to empower Christian youth […]

Taybeh: The Latin Patriarchate launches “Afaq” project in partnership with Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/taybeh-the-latin-patriarchate-launches-afaq-project-in-partnership-with-bethlehem-university.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem Taybeh: The Latin Patriarchate launches “Afaq” project in partnership with Bethlehem University Available in the following languages: Arabic, Español, Français By: Layal Hazboun/ lpj.org – Published: November 04 Thu, 2021 AYBEH – On Friday, October 29, 2021, the Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem, in partnership with the Institute for Community […]

Students Conduct Awareness Workshop on Breast Cancer

Four third-year Qubeibeh nursing students conducted a workshop for first-year students entitled “Breast Cancer Awareness” on Monday, 25 October 2021, in cooperation with Professional Lab and two nutritionists. The Professional Lab staff gave a presentation and the students explained and demonstrated how breast examinations are performed. The workshop included electrical measurements for body weight, fluids, […]

Physiotherapist Students Participate in the Open Day

Physiotherapist students participated in the open day held on Thursday, 21 October 2021, by implementing a physical activity awareness campaign as part of the PHTH 330 course supervised by Ms. Manar Jaber The students’ campaign was divided into 4 groups targeting different physical activities areas including: Physical fitness and flexibility Posture analysis and exercises for […]

Occupational Therapy Students Community Service Day

Bethlehem University first-year occupational therapy students helped Al-Malath clients in Beit Sahour to pick their olives on Saturday, 23 October 2021, to celebrate World Occupational Therapy Day. After finishing the olive harvest, the student therapists and the clients enjoyed breakfast together. World Occupational Therapy Day is dedicated to service and celebrated annually on 27 October. 

Workshop on Spinal Cord Injury

On Sunday, 17 October 2021, first-year Occupational Therapy students visited Abu Rayya, the national centre for spinal cord injury. The Head of the Department Ms. Rasha Abed gave the students an introduction to the centre’s work. The students then toured the different departments and heard from the Physiotherapy, Nursing, and Occupational Therapy staff. The discussion […]

The Representative of Malta in Palestine, Mr Franklin Aquilina, visited Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.facebook.com/RepresentativeOfficeRepublicMaltaRamallahPalestine/ From: Representative Office of the Republic of Malta in Ramallah, Palestine The Representative of Malta in Palestine, Mr Franklin Aquilina, visited Bethlehem University (BU) where he met the Vice-Chancellor, Brother Peter Bray. During this meeting possibilities for cooperation between BU and the University of Malta were discussed. Following a tour of the BU […]

Lecture on Sensory Input for Children with Autism

On Thursday, 14 October 2021, Mr. Anan Ghabbash, Instructor in the Department of Physical and Occupational Therapy, gave a voluntary lecture to a group of mothers who have children with autism from the Autism Superhero – Palestine organization. The lecture, which was the role of Occupational Therapy in sensory input for children with autism, was […]

Physical and Occupational Therapy Department Day Out

The Physical and Occupational Therapy Department faculty members and students met on Thursday, 14 October 2021, to share experiences of the program and enjoy the traditional Palestinian breakfast in the campus garden. This event aimed at giving the students an opportunity to know each other and to enjoy the student experience at Bethlehem University.

Bethlehem University Inaugurates New Nursing Facility

Link: https://www.ncregister.com/news/bethlehem-university-inaugurates-new-nursing-facility From: National Catholic Register Michele Chabin  World October 7, 2021 The state-of-the-art complex, named in honor of Cardinal John Foley, was dedicated last month and will open in the coming weeks. BETHLEHEM, West Bank — For a year-and-a-half, the students at Bethlehem University, the only Catholic University in the Holy Land, studied remotely […]

Bethlehem University Participates in Counseling Workshop

The Dean of Students Office, represented by Mrs. Enass Elias, participated in a specialized workshop on counseling activities for high school students which was organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research and the Ministry of Education on Wednesday, 29 September 2021. The workshop aimed to discuss the different strategies used to introduce […]

Inauguration of the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences at Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.cmc-terrasanta.org/en/media/terra-santa-news/24084/inauguration-of-the-faculty-of-nursing-and-health-sciences-at-bethlehem-university From: Christian Media Center Bethlehem University inaugurated on 6 September the building named after Cardinal John Patrick Foley, which will house the “Tarek Ahmed Juffali” Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences. The ceremony was attended by the Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research, H.E. Dr. Mahmoud Abu Mowais, representing Prime Minister […]

Bethlehem University dedicates newest building on campus

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university-dedicates-newest-building-campus From: Abouna.org Published on Thursday, 9 September 2021 “Bethlehem University provides the environment for peace and understanding through the common ground of education – supporting the aspirations, hopes, and goals of students. Let us remember that education is not limited to stone structures or within walls. Education is all around us in everything […]

Latin Patriarchate and Bethlehem University sign agreements aimed at youth and catechists in Christian Schools

Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/latin-patriarchate-and-bethlehem-university-sign-agreements-aimed-at-youth-and-catechists-in-christian-schools.html By: Christian Media Center – Published: September 02 Thu, 2021 Latin Patriarchate and Bethlehem University sign agreements aimed at youth and catechists in Christian Schools Available in the following languages: Arabic, Français BETHLEHEM – The Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem and Bethlehem University have signed two agreements. The first one involves the implementation of […]

ASIA/HOLY LAND – Solar panels at the University of Bethlehem and in Catholic schools

to guard the “common home” and concentrate resources in educational activities Link: https://bit.ly/3lynAVI From: Agenzia Fides Thursday, 2 September 2021 Jerusalem (Agenzia Fides) – While the “Time of Creation” opens again this year, a period of the year in which Christians of different confessions around the world are invited to pray and work together for […]

Developing Social Business in Palestine

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/08/SI-Aug-2021-280-5.pdf From: This Week in Palestine Special Issue August 2021 By Luigi Bisceglia In Palestine there is fertile ground for developing a new business model defined as social business, an enterprise that creates income for the poor or provides them with essential products and services. Developing the concept of social business began in Palestine […]

Vocational Training to Support Start-Ups

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/Vocational-training-to-Support-Start-Ups/ From: This Week in Palestine Date: 30/8/2021 By Francesca Costero, Claudio Daniele, Salvatore Guida In the framework of the New Urban Resources (NUR) Project, vocational training was prioritized to help build the vocational skills of Palestinian youth. Developing vocational skills was entrusted to EnAIP Piemonte, a nonprofit association that operates nationally and internationally […]

Personality of the Month in the Limelight

Fadi Kattan Link:https://thisweekinpalestine.com/personalities-of-the-month-2/ From: This Week in Palestine Special Issue August 2021 Dr. Fadi Kattan holds a PhD in accounting from the University of Bradford in the United Kingdom. He started his accounting career as a student at Bethlehem University where he earned his first degree in the profession. In addition to the academic qualification, […]

Spotlight on Bethlehem-Turin Cooperation

Link: https://thisweekinpalestine.com/spotlight-on-bethlehem-turin-cooperation/ From:  This Week in Palestine By Maria Bottiglieri There are many time-honored bridges that unite the city of Turin and the municipality of Bethlehem. The two cities first began to work together in 2014, thanks to the Italian-Palestinian cooperation program PMSP (Palestinian Municipalities Support Program), which sets out to strengthen the technical, administrative, […]

Palestine Travellers are flying the flag for their country

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210824-palestine-travellers-are-flying-the-flag-for-their-country/ From: Middle East Monitor August 24, 2021 at 11:46 am | Published in: Africa, Asia & Americas, Europe & Russia, Interviews, Middle East, Nepal, Palestine, Russia, Tanzania, Turkey Last week, the founder of Palestine Travellers, Ramzi Abbasi, posted a video on Instagram showing the moment when he and his friends held the flag […]

John E. “Jack” Steger

Link: https://www.presspubs.com/obituaries/john-e-jack-steger/article_62883058-ee60-11eb-b400-c7516633a68d.html From: Press Closed out an active, rewarding life when he passed peacefully in his sleep on July 14th at age 95 in the White Bear Lake home he shared with his wife and loving caregiver, Nan. Jack’s career in life insurance and related financial services spanned more than sixty years. Born in St. […]

“Feel proud that you are a graduate of Bethlehem University”

Link: https://en.abouna.org/content/feel-proud-you-are-graduate-bethlehem-university From: abouna.org Published on Wednesday, 14 July 2021 Bethlehem University is worthy to be extended all kinds of help and support for the role it plays, particularly at the current critical time the Middle East region is going through, as it sets the bases for a bright future for the local population. By […]

Coronavirus: A Crisis forged into an Opportunity Bethlehem University

Link: https://www.lasalle.org/en/blog-experiences-of-palestine-colombia-mexico/ From: La Salle By: Orjowan Khalil, Safaa Abutair, Jameela Hamamrah & Br. Alejandro González Cerna FSC International Online Teaching Experiences from Bethlehem University Students serving and learning from other Lasallians As a result of the Corona pandemic and its consequences that lead to the closing of schools and universities to face-to-face learning; Bethlehem […]

Opening of the Biodiversity Center & Future Conversations at Bethlehem

Link: http://www.defenddemocracy.press/opening-of-the-biodiversity-center-future-conversations-at-bethlehem/ From: Defend Democracy Press We had a grand opening of the Biodiversity Center at the Palestine Institute for Biodiversity and Sustainability at Bethlehem University this morning. Linda Majaj, Project manager MC’d the event and gave introductory remarks. We heard from Joris Heeren, the EU representative as well as from Brother Peter Bray (Vice […]

NZ brother says revamped curriculum helps Palestinian community

Link: https://nzcatholic.org.nz/2021/06/16/nz-brother-says-revamped-curriculum-helps-palestinian-community/ From: NZ Catholic June 16, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) – Graduating in July as part of Bethlehem University’s first software engineering class, students Marianna Bannoura, Oriana Sabat, and Mariam Qumsieh already have a market-ready app under their belts. They hope to be part of a growing trend that sees technology helping the […]

Technology eyed to help Bethlehem’s fragile economy emerge from pandemic

Software engineering students Marial Basil, 20, and Marian Abedrabbo, 20, talk with Suhail Odeh, head of the software engineering department at Bethlehem University in the West Bank June 9, 2021. (CNS photo/Debbie Hill) Link: https://www.ucanews.com/news/technology-eyed-to-help-bethlehems-economy-beat-pandemic/92880# From: Catholic News Service By: Judith Sudilovsky Date: June 15, 2021 BETHLEHEM, West Bank (CNS) — Graduating in July as part of […]

MEMO in conversation with Prof. Mazin Qumsiyeh

Link: https://www.middleeastmonitor.com/20210520-memo-in-conversation-with-prof-mazin-qumsiyeh/ From: MEMO Middle East Monitor Qumsiyeh has published well over 150 scientific papers on topics ranging from cultural heritage to biodiversity in addition to several books.May 20, 2021 at 1:22 pm | Published in: Israel, MEMO in Conversation With, Middle East, Palestine, Videos & Photo Stories Watch our conversation with Professor Mazin Qumsiyeh […]

‘It is misery here’: Palestinian nurses tell of fear in Israeli hospitals, and say Glasgow was ‘safest’ place they have been

Link: https://www.scotsman.com/news/politics/it-is-misery-here-palestinian-nurses-tell-of-fear-in-israeli-hospitals-and-say-glasgow-was-safest-place-they-have-been-3241849 From: The Scotsman Two Palestinian nurses, who visited Scotland last year to study palliative care for terminal cancer patients, have told of their daily fear of being killed in the street on their way to work in Israeli hospitals. By Gina Davidson Wednesday, 19th May 2021, 4:55 am Updated Wednesday, 19th May 2021, […]

Students Participate in Research Competition

Four Bethlehem University students are participating in a research competition held by Reform organization through the “Without Restrictions” project. The organization held three training days to help students in developing their research ideas. The project aims to enable university students to use scientific research tools in the development of their societies. It also helps to […]

ITS Staff Help Students Overcome Challenges

The Dean of Students Office organized a virtual meeting for the students with staff of the Information Technology Services (ITS) Office on Thursday, 08 April 2021, which was live streamed over YouTube.   The meeting aimed to assist students in dealing with various problems, challenges, and issues related to the use of technology while studying […]

Students Participate in Workshop on values of Democracy, Human Rights, and Gender

Four Bethlehem University students and a staff from the Dean of Students Office participated in a workshop entitled “Together towards promoting the values of democracy, human rights, and gender” that was held in Jericho on Tuesday and Wednesday, 6 and 7 April 2021. The workshop discussed important issues including Palestinian student’s life, the role of […]

Bethlehem University Students’ Literary Creativity

In cooperation with the Arabic Department, the Dean of Students Office organized a discussion entitled “Bethlehem University students’ Literary Creativity” on Thursday, 11 February 2021. Student Hala Natsheh read from her story which won first place in the short story competition organized by the Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research in partnership with the […]

Students to celebrate Catholic Schools Week with prayer, service and fun

Link: https://therecordnewspaper.org/students-to-celebrate-catholic-schools-week-with-prayer-service-and-fun/ From: The Record Catholic Schools Week, Jan. 31 to Feb. 6, is off to a slow start with Monday’s snow day, but elementary and high schools in the Archdiocese of Louisville have scheduled service, prayer and amusements for the rest of the week. Following is a sampling of planned activities that schools shared […]

Bethlehem University… a nonpareil minaret of higher education

Link: http://en.abouna.org/content/bethlehem-university%E2%80%A6-nonpareil-minaret-higher-education From: abouna.org Bethlehem University is worthy all support for the role it plays, particularly at the current critical time, which augurs a bright future for the local population. By Munir Bayouk/ en.abouna.org : When one visits the Holy Land, one feels the scent of holiness since this land became holy being the place […]

“With All due Respect”

Students Hanna Stephan and Zein Bannoura participated in a play titled “With all due respect” which was performed on Saturday, 7 November 2020, in Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque in Ramallah. This performance comes within the student empowerment project implemented by Al-Kasaba Theater and Cinematheque, in partnership and support of the Drosos Foundation, and in cooperation with five […]

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies

Bethlehem University Holds 44th Graduation Ceremonies Available in the following languages: Arabic Link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/bethlehem-university-holds-44th-graduation-ceremonies.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem BETHLEHEM – The usual graduation plans, that were supposed to be held in June, has been derailed by the coronavirus. Bethlehem University decided to hold four in-person graduation ceremonies in November. This extended schedule is due to […]

“Create Debate training” program

Kate Kheir, a student majoring in English Language and Literature at the Faculty of Arts, participated in the “Create Debate training” program. This program aimed to train Palestinian youth on the techniques and tools of public speaking, debate, mass communication, and to empower and train youth to be responsible citizens, democratic activists, and ambassadors of […]

COVID TAKING ITS TOLL ON BETHLEHEM UNIVERSITY

Link: https://www.delasalle.org.au/blog/covid-taking-its-toll-on-bethlehem-university From: La Salle District of Australia, New Zealand, Pakistan & Papua New Guinea Posted by Br Peter Bray on 25 September 2020 Greetings fr om this beautiful, holy place as we enjoy the wonder of summer here with beautiful clear skies, hardly a breath of wind, warm temperatures, and being in the place […]

New Library Director

We would like to welcome Ms. ELIZABETH D’SOUZA, a member of the Teresian Association, as the new Library Director of Bethlehem University for the academic year 2020-2021. If you would like to be in touch with her, the contact details are: Email:  edsouza@bethlehem.edu Office number is ext. 2024. Our warm congratulatory wishes to Elizabeth as we bid […]

PNAS Papers on Zika Mutation, Inherited Hearing Loss, Bird Sources of Epidemic Influenza Segments

Link: shorturl.at/gpSW1 From: genomeweb Researchers from China and the US describe a mutation in the Zika virus (ZIKV) envelope protein sequence that appears to have sprung up prior to 2013, apparently leading to enhanced neurovirulence, more robust maternal-to-fetal transmission fitness, and increased host viremia. Starting from seven suspicious mutations that arose in ZIKV strains between 2010 and […]

Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University

link: https://www.lpj.org/posts/fr-iyad-twal-appointed-executive-vice-president-of-bethlehem-university.html From: Latin Patriarchate of Jerusalem By: Bethlehem University – Published: June 27 Sat, 2020 Fr. Iyad Twal appointed Executive Vice President of Bethlehem University Available in the following languages:Arabic BETHLEHEM – On Saturday, June 27, 2020, Bethlehem University represented by its Vice-Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, FSC, EdD, announced the appointment of Fr. Iyad Twal as Executive Vice President, to […]

Strengthening Connections through Virtual Education

Turning the Challenges of COVID-19 into an Opportunity From: This Week In PalestineBy: Mahdi Kleibo Link: https://www.thisweekinpalestine.com/strengthening-connections-through-virtual-education/ Undoubtedly, we are all facing an unprecedented situation brought about by the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic that has hit the entire world. It is a difficult period, as we cannot assess entirely the potential risks and their consequences. This crisis may […]

Student life in occupied Palestine

From: Wellington Palestine Link: https://wellingtonpalestine.nz/2020/01/17/student-life-in-occupied-palestine/ Date: JANUARY 17, 2020 On Tuesday 11th of February Wellington Palestine hosted a free public talk by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University in Palestine. Peter is a New Zealander and a De La Salle brother who has been at Bethlehem University since 2008. He talked to an […]

Swiss Delegation on Campus for a Visit

The Deputy Head of Mission at the Representative Office of Switzerland, Kirianoff Crimmins Laetitia, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 12 December 2019. Brother Belayneh Medhanit, Vice President for Advancement, and Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, welcomed the Deputy Head on campus. Brother Belayneh explained the latest development plans of the University including the […]

Students Participate in Model United Nations Conference

Fifteen Bethlehem University students participated in the Model United Nations (MUN) Conference that was held at the Caesar Hotel in Ramallah on Friday and Saturday, 29-30 November 2019. The Palestinian Institute of Public Diplomacy (PIPD) and German NGO Konrad Adenauer Stiftung (KAS) organized the Palestine Universities MUN Conference 2019.  The Conference was attended by MUN […]

Dean of Research Attends Meeting on Collaborative Research

Prof. Jamil Khader, Dean of Research, attended a meeting, organized by the Palestine Academy for Science and Technology, to explore possible future collaboration and cooperation with the Royal Society of London, at the Ministry of Higher Education on Thursday, 05 December 2019, in Ramallah. The Royal Society of London, which was established in 1660, is the UK’s independent […]

New Issue of Bethlehem University Journal is Out

The Office of the Dean of Research announces the publication of the new issue of the Bethlehem University Journal, which is a special issue in the humanities, media, and literary studies that deals with Palestinian studies. The volume includes articles by different Palestinian scholars from various Palestinian universities, including Dr. Said Ayyad, Dr. Omar Abed Rabo, and Ms. Shada Abu […]

Dean of Research participates in the French Palestinian Day in Paris

Dean of Research Professor Jamil Khader participated in a meeting about academic and research collaboration between Palestinian and French universities in Campus France in Paris from 18 to 19 November 2019. The meeting was also attended by various representatives from Palestinian and French universities, the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education, and the Palestinian Academy for […]

PSSF Board Visits Campus to Meet with Students

On Tuesday, 29 October 2019, a delegation from the Palestine Students Scholarship Fund (PSSF) visited Bethlehem University to meet with students who receive the PSSF scholarships. The delegation comprised of Malek Al-Massad, Ali Ata, Khalil Khalil, Khalil Ismail, Ziad Farhan, and Muhammad Al-Asfar. Vice President for Financial Affairs Youil Anastas, Students Finance Manager Sandy Bassous, […]

Bethlehem University, Higher Education Minister Discuss Future Cooperation

The Palestinian Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research H.E. Prof. Mahmoud Abu Mouis visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 24 October 2019. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Irene Hazou, Assistant Vice President for Academic Affairs Dr. Muna Matar, Deans and members of the Student Senate met with the […]

Committee of Churches Affairs Visits Campus

President of the Higher Presidential Committee of Churches Affairs, H.E. Dr. Ramzi Khoury, the Director General of the Palestinian National Fund, and General Manager of the Committee Ambassador Amira Hanania visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 22 October 2019. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar; Chair of the Printing […]

Vice Chancellor Meets Samir Aweidah

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Mr. Samir Adel Aweidah who visited campus on Monday, 21 October 2019. Brother Peter presented to Mr. Aweidah the latest development which included the engagement of the Samir Aweidah Clinical Simulation Center with the community. They both visited the Cardinal Foley Hall (Nursing Building), where the Samir Aweidah Clinical Simulation Center will be […]

Vice Chancellor Meets ABU Executive Director

Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray met with the Executive Director of the Association Bethlehem University (ABU) Switzerland Oliver Schneitter Ashton on Tuesday, 1 October 2019. Brother Peter thanked Mr. Schneitter for the work they are doing to promote the mission of Bethlehem University. Brother Peter also presented the University’s latest development projects. Mr. Schneitter also […]

Two Groups of the EOHSJ Visit Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University hosted on Tuesday, 17 September 2019, the Knights and Ladies of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ)- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy and EOHSJ- USA Eastern Lieutenancy. Her Excellency Valencia Yvonne Camp, DGCH, Lieutenant of EOHSJ- USA Middle Atlantic Lieutenancy led a group of 45 people including Michael J. Ruck, Sr, KSG, KGCHS and Lady […]

Bethlehem University, Lions Club Discuss Possible Cooperation

President of the Lions Club in Bethlehem and Partner of Deloitte audit firm, Samir Sahhar, visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 18 September 2019.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur, and Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Isaac Sahhar, welcomed the guest and showed him around campus. Several aspects of cooperation were discussed during the meeting that aimed at providing […]

Mass to Celebrate 50th Anniversary of Priesthood

The Jesuits of the Near East Province and the De La Salle Brothers at Bethlehem University held a mass on Saturday, 14 September 2019, to celebrate the 50th anniversary of Father Peter DuBrul’s ordination to the priesthood this year. Faculty, staff, students, and friends of Father Peter attended the Mass that was held in the Chapel of the […]

Holy Mass Marks Beginning of Academic Year

Bethlehem University celebrated the beginning of the new academic year 2019-2020 by holding the Mass of the Holy Spirit on Thursday, 5 September 2019.  The main celebrant of the mass was His Eminence Bishop Giacinto-Boulos Marcuzzo, Latin Patriarchal Vicar for Jerusalem and Palestine and a member of the Bethlehem University International Board of Regents, together […]

Bethlehem University and IFMSA Sign Agreement

A delegation from the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (IFMSA) in Jerusalem visited Bethlehem University to sign a service agreement.   The agreement includes providing students from the IFMSA with the Basic Life Support (BLS) Course at the American Heart Association International Training Center for cardiopulmonary resuscitation in the Clinical Simulation Center at the […]

A Delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador Visits Campus

A delegation from the Representative Office of Ecuador in Palestine visited Bethlehem University on Wednesday, 24 July 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Luis Arellano Jibaja, the State Minister to the Ecuadorian Representative Office to Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University. After a short introductory film about the University, Brother Peter […]

Bethlehem 2000 Foundation Visits Campus

A Chilean Palestinian delegation from the Bethlehem 2000 Foundation visited Bethlehem University last week. The delegation included the Executive Director of the Foundation, Mr. Alexis Sfier; Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, Mr. Maurice Khamis; and members from the Foundation.  Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansur; Assistant Vice President for Advancement, Mr. Isaac Sahhar, […]

15 Bethlehem University Students Visit Germany

The Department of Social Sciences at Bethlehem University has partnered with the Department of Social Sciences at the Catholic University of Applied Sciences of North Rhine – Westphalia (KatHO) in Germany for an academic exchange program that will continue for the coming 15 years. The Department’s Chairperson and program coordinator, Dr. Ferdoos Abed Rabbo Al-Issa, […]

Chilean MPs visit Bethlehem University campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament led by MP Sergio Gahona visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 23 May 2019. The delegation included seven members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups in addition to members of the Palestinian community in Chile. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansur welcomed the delegation and briefed them about […]

Representative of Mexico in Palestine Visits Bethlehem University

On Wednesday, 15 May 2019, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Pedro Blanco, the Representative of Mexico in Palestine, on his first visit to Bethlehem University since assuming office in September 2018. Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft; Vice President for Academic Affairs, Dr. Irene Hazou; Communications Officer, George Rishmawi; and Brother Alejandro […]

EOHSJ – Victoria Lieutenancy Visit Campus and Engage with Students

Members of the Victoria Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) visited Bethlehem University as part of their pilgrimage tour to the Holy Land on Monday, 13 May 2019. Leading the group was Lieutenant Emeritus William Kininmonth, KC*HS, who along with his group, were greeted by Brother Denis Loft, Vice […]

EOHSJ – USA Western Lieutenancy Group on Campus for a Visit

Following the visit of H.E. Michael Scott Feeley, Lieutenant of the Western Lieutenancy, last April, Deacon Sir Ryan Adams led a pilgrimage group of members of the Western Lieutenancy of the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem (EOHSJ) on a visit to Bethlehem University on Thursday, 9 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Palestinian Minister of Culture Visits Bethlehem University

The newly appointed Palestinian Minister of Culture, Dr. Atef Abu Saif, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 7 May 2019. Executive Vice Chancellor, Dr. Michael Sansur, welcomed Dr. Abu Saif and briefed him with the mission and history of Bethlehem University. They discussed the current preparations to celebrate Bethlehem as the Capital of Arab Culture for […]

Prominent Businessman Visits Bethlehem University

Chilean businessman of Palestinian origins, Dr. Álvaro Saieh Bendeck, visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 May 2019. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray welcomed Dr. Saieh and introduced him to Bethlehem University through an introductory tour of the campus, followed by a luncheon in the Institute of Hotel Management. Dr. Saieh expressed his admiration of the […]

New Exhibit Opens at Palestine Museum of Natural History

The Palestine Museum of Natural History at Bethlehem University in partnership with Masar Ibrahim Al-Khalil held an opening ceremony of the Ethnography Exhibit under the patronage of Bethlehem Governor, Mr. Kamel Hamid, on Tuesday, 30 April 2019. Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President, emphasized the role of Bethlehem University in promoting cultural work through academic […]

Over 60 Jobs Offered at Bethlehem University’s Annual Career Day

Sponsored by Al-Mashreq Insurance Company On Wednesday, 17 April 2019, the Dean of Students Office organized the annual career day at the auditorium in which more than 35 companies and organizations participated. Around 400 work interviews were held with senior students and graduates during the event that aimed to increase employment opportunities for Bethlehem University […]

Bethlehem University, Cardinal Wyszyński University Sign Memorandum of Understanding

Bethlehem University and the Cardinal Wyszyński University in Warsaw signed a Memorandum of Understanding on Monday, 15 April 2019 in the Executive Conference Room. The general purpose of this agreement is to promote collaborative research, other educational developments, and to further mutual understanding.  The signing was done by Dr. Michael Sansur, Executive Vice President, and […]

Second Annual Workshop on Software Engineering

The Department of Software Engineering at Bethlehem University held its second annual workshop on Software Engineering on Wednesday, 10 April 2019 at Furno Hall. Information technology professionals and software engineers from the private sector attended the workshop in addition to members of faculty, staff and students. The workshop was sponsored by PALAst, ProGineer Technologies, iconnect […]

Social Sciences Department Holds Seventh Annual Conference

“Development in Palestine: Trends and Alternatives” The Social Sciences Department at Bethlehem University held its seventh annual conference entitled “Development in Palestine: Trends and Alternatives” sponsored by the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA) on Tuesday, 02 April 2019.   This year’s conference aimed at creating a thinking space to deal with and criticize development concepts. It […]

Biodiversity and hope flourish at Palestine’s first natural history museum

Link: https://www.middleeasteye.net/discover/biodiversity-and-hope-flourish-palestines-first-natural-history-museum From: Middle East Eye By Megan Giovannetti in Bethlehem, occupied West Bank The museum’s vision is of a sustainable community where humans and nature work and live together harmoniously Dr Mazin Qumsiyeh is sitting under the spring sun in the garden of Palestine’s first and only museum of natural history, proud of what […]

International Prize for Arabic Fiction Shortlist Discussion Held on Campus

Bethlehem University hosted the 12th International Prize for Arabic Fiction (IPAF) shortlist discussion on Thursday, 7 February 2019. The second panel discussion on this year’s shortlist was held in Furno Hall with IPAF judge Zhang HongYi, Chair of Trustees Professor Yasir Suleiman, and Prize Administrator Fleur Montanaro. In his welcoming remarks, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

BETHLEHEM TO BE THE CAPITAL OF ARAB CULTURE FOR 2020

Link: https://aa-books.com/events/cbf775e-bethlehem-to-be-the-capital-of-arab-culture-for-2020 From: Arab World Books Venue: Bethlehem Date: February 01 – 30, 2020 Bethlehem University held a press conference on Wednesday, 16 October 2019, to announce its projects for the celebrations of Bethlehem as the Capital of Arab Culture for 2020. Executive Vice President Dr. Michael Sansour, Chairman of the Bethlehem University Committee for […]

Bethlehem University Launches Yunus Social Business Centre

The Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub Faculty of Business Administration held “Bethlehem University Social Business Day” on Friday, 14 December 2018, to launch the Yunus Social Business Centre. Master of Ceremonies Dean of the Faculty Dr. Fadi Kattan welcomed the attendees and the guests who were coming from the University of Florence. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray […]

Duke University Professor Gives Lecture on Campus

Bethlehem University hosted Dr. Rebecca Stein, Associate Professor of Cultural Anthropology at Duke University, on campus on Monday, 3 December 2018. Students, Faculty, and Staff attended the lecture which was on the intersection of new media technologies and the Israeli military occupation. Dr. Stein’s lecture addressed the question: what can the study of digital media […]

Renewable Energy Project Launched at Bethlehem University

The New Urban Resources “NUR” project was launched at Bethlehem University on Thursday, 30 November 2018. The NUR project is the result of a cooperation agreement between Bethlehem and Turin municipalities and is co-funded by the Italian Agency for Development Cooperation for a 3-year period. Luigi Bisceglia, VIS Representative and coordinator of the MICAD program, […]

Community Gathers for Annual Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony

Bethlehem University held its annual Christmas tree lighting and Christmas party on Thursday, 29 November 2018. The ceremony took place in De La Salle building where dozens of students, faculty and staff gathered. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray wished Bethlehem University community God’s blessings this Christmas season. Brother Peter and the Student Senate’s President lit […]

Cultural Heritage Protection Project Launched at the Palestine Museum of Natural History

The Palestine Museum of Natural History – Bethlehem University held a launching event for the “Building the Capacity to Protect the Palestinian Land and Heritage through Museology and Ecotourism” Project on Tuesday, 27 November 2018. The project is funded by the British Council through the Cultural Protection Fund and is implemented by the Museum in […]

Bethlehem University Students Featured on the Front Cover of Scientific Magazine

Four Bethlehem University students were featured on the front cover of the International Center for Theoretical Physics (ICTP) Spring-Summer 2018 magazine. ICTP is one of the prominent scientific centers in Italy. The students, who run a science outreach program in the West Bank called Science4People, illustrated physics through simple experiments that can be done with […]

Bethlehem University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Suad Juffali

As a tribute to her contribution to education, civic services, and philanthropic activities, Bethlehem University presented Mrs. Suad Husseini Juffali with an honorary doctorate in Jeddah, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, on 30th October 2018. Bethlehem University recognized Mrs. Juffali for her longstanding and steadfast support of the University’s educational mission and disabled students with financial […]

Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism Reunion

The Alumni Relations Office at Bethlehem University organized a reunion for the graduates of the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism in the auditorium on Friday, 19 October 2018. Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray, the Director of the Institute Mr. Nabil Al-Mufdi, Executive Council members, professors, and students welcomed the graduates. Alumni Relations Officer Haneen […]

Palestine Students Scholarship Fund Representatives Meet Recipients

A delegation from the Palestine Students Scholarship Fund visited Bethlehem University Campus to meet with students who receive scholarships on Thursday, 18 October 2018. The delegation comprised of Vice President Amir Darwish, Malek Al-Massad, Ali Ata, Khalil Khalil, Mohammed Abdullah, and Ziad Farhan.  Vice President for Advancement Brother Denis Loft and Development Officer Shahinda Nassar welcomed the […]

Groundbreaking Ceremony of Bethlehem University Tourism Institute

Implemented by UNRWA Bethlehem University celebrates start of work in the “Bethlehem University Tourism Institute”, funded by the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through the Saudi Fund for Development On Tuesday, 25 September 2018, Bethlehem University held a groundbreaking ceremony for the new “Bethlehem University Tourism Institute”, constructed on property purchased by the university in 2013. […]

Chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile Meets Vice Chancellor

Maurice Khamis, a longtime friend and supporter of Bethlehem University, visited campus on Monday, 3 September 2018. Mr. Khamis is the elected chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile who is joining a group of Chilean Parliamentarians in their visit to Palestine. During the visit, Vice Chancellor Brother Peter Bray and Mr. Khamis visited the John Patrick Cardinal Foley Hall project site, […]

Chilean Parliament Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from the Chilean Parliament visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 30 of August. The delegation included Mr. Maurice Khamis, elected chairman of the Palestinian Community in Chile, and ten members of the Chilean Parliament from different political groups.  Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, welcomed the delegation and briefed them about Bethlehem University and its mission to […]

Orientation Days for New Students

On Wednesday and Thursday, August 15th and 16th, Bethlehem University held its annual orientation for all new students. The auditorium was packed as the student body of Bethlehem University continues to increase. Around 1040 new students were accepted this academic year. Organized by the Dean of Students Office, Wednesday’s event started with introducing the new […]

Czech Republic Representatives on Campus for a Visit

A delegation from the Representative Office of the Czech Republic in Ramallah visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 2 August 2018. The delegation included Mr. Pavel Bobek, Deputy Head of Mission, and Candida Novák Horňáková, Development Cooperation and Economic Affairs Coordinator. Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, welcomed the delegation and briefed them on the […]

Chinese Delegates Visit Bethlehem University Campus

On Friday, 13 July 2018, Bethlehem University welcomed Dr. Zachariah Abudabbouseh, professor at Northwest University in China, along with 10 Chinese delegates. The visitors were welcomed by Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer. Brother Denis thanked the delegation for visiting Bethlehem University and hoped to establish collaboration […]

Palestinian Diaspora Delegation at Bethlehem University for a Visit

On Wednesday, 11 July 2018, the Holy Land Christian Ecumenical Foundation “HCEF” brought a delegation of Palestinian youths living in the diaspora for a visit to Bethlehem University. The program, known as “Know Thy Heritage”, celebrated the return of 14 Palestinian youths living in the diaspora from 7 different countries – Australia, Canada, Chile, Denmark, […]

Bethlehem University Signs MOUs with 8 IT Companies

On Wednesday, 18 July 2018, Bethlehem University signed Memorandums of Understanding (MOUs) with eight Information Technology companies in Palestine. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem Univeristy, signed the MOUs together with the representatives of the companies. The aim was to provide software engineering students with opportunities of internships during their studies. This was supported […]

Chilean Professional Women Delegation Visits Campus

Bethlehem University welcomed a Chilean professional women delegation to campus on Tuesday, 3 July 2018. The delegation was welcomed by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer. The delegation was accompanied by Mr. Salim Hodali (BU’05), Manager of the Representative Office of Bank […]

Bethlehem University Celebrates 42nd Graduation Ceremony

Bethlehem University conferred degrees on 712 graduates on 25 and 26 June at the University’s 42nd annual graduation ceremony. Dr. Said Ayyad, Chairman of the Arabic Department, served as Master of Ceremonies and opened the commencement ceremony with Palestine’s national anthem. Dr. Ayyad welcomed the attendees and wished the graduates a bright future. Following the University […]

Ukrainian Delegates Visit Campus

On Tuesday, 12 June 2018, Bethlehem University welcomed H.E. Mrs. Myroslava Shcherbatyuk, Director-General for the Middle East and Africa, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Ukraine. Joining her was H.E. Mr. Mykola Leschenko, Ambassador of Ukraine to Palestine. The visitors were welcomed by Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Dr. Irene Hazou, Academic Vice President, Brother […]

Bethlehem University, Monetary Authority Sign MoU

Bethlehem University and the Monetary Authority signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on Thursday, June 7, 2018 in the Executive Conference Room. The general purpose of this agreement is establishing a joint cooperation to serve the academic sector through joint activities including banking and finance awareness lectures. It also aims to organize practical training programs […]

Korean Delegation on Campus for a Visit

The Korean Representative to Palestine, H.E. Young-sam Choi, and a delegation from the Representative’s Office visited Bethlehem University on Monday, 21 May 2018. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor, Brother Denis Loft, Vice President for Advancement, Dr. Irene Hazou, Academic Vice President, and Dr. Mazin Qumsieh, Director of Palestine Museum of Natural History, welcomed the delegation […]

An additional floor added to the Bethlehem University Faculty of Nursing in Al-Qubeibeh

On Thursday 10 May 2018, Bethlehem University, together with the United Nations’ Development Program/Program of Assistance to the Palestinian People (UNDP/PAPP) and the German Representative Office celebrated the inauguration of the additional floor at Al-Qubeibeh Nursing School, built with funds from the KFW Entwicklungsbank in Germany. On 10th May 2017 the German Representative Office in […]

Colloquium on Violence

The Office of Coordinator of Institutional Values and the Religious Studies Department held a colloquium entitled “Violence:  How it forms us and how we can be self-critical about it” on Thursday, 3 May 2018. Brother Peter Iorlano, the Coordinator of Institutional Values, welcomed the attendees and hoped that the colloquium will enable the audience to […]

Students Prepare for Future at Career Day

Bethlehem University is working to support students and alumni as they shape their career paths and future livelihoods. The annual career day, held on Thursday 3 May 2018, brought potential employers together with students and graduates. Sponsored by the Arab Bank, more than 40 employers with around 70 job opportunities from the private, public, business, […]

Bethlehem University Holds Educational Business Market

The Faculty of Shucri Ibrahim Dabdoub of Business Administration held its annual educational Business Market from Saturday, April 28 until Monday 30 April 2018. Senior business students implemented their final seminar projects in a real market environment where they set up their booths and sold various products. The auditorium was packed with visitors including many […]

Galilee Hospital Delegation Visits Campus

A delegation from Galilee Hospital in Nazareth visited Bethlehem University on Thursday, 26 April 2018. Executive Vice President, Dr. Michael Sansour, Vice President for Advancement, Brother Denis Loft, and Dean of Nursing and Health Sciences, Mariam Awad, welcomed the delegation which included the Director of the Galilee Hospital, Eng. Salman Abu Ahmad, in addition to […]

Faculty of Science Holds Science Fair

The Faculty of Science held its two days science fair on Friday and Saturday 20-21 April 2018. Brother Peter Bray, Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University, representatives of the Bethlehem office of the Ministry of Education, faculty, staff, and students attended the opening ceremony. Dr. Michel Hanania, Dean of the Faculty of Science, welcomed the audience […]

“Why I Love Bethlehem University” Photo Exhibit

As part of the Francophonie events organized by the English Department’s French program at Bethlehem University, a photography exhibition entitled “why I love Bethlehem University” was opened  Thursday, 12 April, in De La Salle Hall. The Representative of Switzerland in Palestine, Mr. Julien Thöni, and the French Consulate’s Educational Cooperation Attaché in Jerusalem, Ms. Marie-Claude […]

Social Sciences Department Holds Sixth Annual Conference

“Psychology in Palestine: Reality and Future”  The Social Sciences Department at Bethlehem University held its sixth annual conference entitled “Psychology in Palestine: Reality and Future” under the patronage of the Palestinian Ministry of Health on Tuesday, 27 March 2018.   Representatives of various universities, non-governmental organizations and ministries working in the field of psychology and […]

High School Students at Bethlehem University for Orientation

Bethlehem University hosted an orientation day for high school students, organized by the Palestinian Ministry of Higher Education on Wednesday, 28 February 2018. The orientation day, coordinated by the Recruitment Committee, aimed to introduce the students to different academic programs in Palestinian universities.  Over 1500 students from 39 schools in Bethlehem, Hebron and Ramallah attended […]

Norwegian Representatives Visit Bethlehem University

A delegation from the Representative Office of Norway – Palestine visited Bethlehem University on Thursday 22 February 2018. The delegation included Ms. Nina Hal Schjelderup, Head of Development, and Mr. Hans Oseas Langaker, Second Secretary of the Political Affairs. Mr. Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, and Ms. Amjaad Musleh, Guest Relations Officer, welcomed […]

Brother Thomas Scanlan, FSC, Former Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University Passes Away

Brother Thomas, a De La Salle Christian Brother, was appointed by the Sacred Congregation of the Oriental Churches as the second Vice Chancellor of Bethlehem University who served from January 1982 to December 1986, succeeding Brother Joseph Loewenstein, FSC, (Apr 1980-Jan 1982).  He was also on the founding board of the Bethlehem University Foundation. In his farewell […]

UPA Delegation Visits Bethlehem University

Hanna Rabah, Director of  Programs at the United Palestinian Appeal (UPA), and Dalia Abu Fannouneh, Programs Coordinator, visited Bethlehem University on Tuesday, 30 January 2018. Isaac Sahhar, Assistant Vice President for Advancement, and Shahinda Nassar, Development Officer welcomed them and briefed them on the progress of UPA scholarship students. Shahinda acknowledged the important work of […]

Ghassan Salameh at Bethlehem University

Ghassan Salameh, a Palestinian-American Businessman, gave a talk to faculty, staff and students at Bethlehem University on Friday, 19 January about his campaign “The Way to Bethlehem”. Ghassan explained the idea of the pilgrimage was to support Bethlehem University and raise awareness of its mission and contributions to educate the people of Palestine. He invited […]

A New Semester: Dream Big

With the beginning of the Spring 2018 semester, Bethlehem University held its Faculty and Staff Meeting on Tuesday, 16 January 2018 in the Auditorium at the Social Cultural Center. After an opening prayer and reflection led by Brother Peter Iorlano, Coordinator of Institutional Values, Dr. Irene Hazou, Vice President for Academic Affairs, presided over the meeting, […]

Welcome to the new Chancellor of Bethlehem University

Bethlehem University extends a very warm welcome to Archbishop Leopoldo Girelli, who is the newly appointed Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine, Apostolic Nuncio to Israel, and Apostolic Nuncio to Cyprus. He is also the Chancellor of Bethlehem University. Mons. Girelli had previously served as Apostolic Nuncio to Indonesia, Apostolic Nuncio to Timor-Leste, and Apostolic Nuncio […]

Physiotherapy Workshop at Bethlehem University

In cooperation with the Holy Child Center, the Physiotherapy Program at the Faculty of Nursing and Health Sciences organized a therapeutic week for the assessment and treatment of children with neurological conditions in Palestine. The week included a two day workshop at Bethlehem University titled Assessment Tools and Outcome Measures for Pediatric Neurotherapy. Ms. Jane […]

The Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism Participates in the Third International Young Chef Olympiad

On January 27, 2017, and for the first time in the history of the Institute of Hotel Management and Tourism, Chef Peter Hermantas and student Qutaiba Nasrallah were sent to India to represent Palestine at the Third International Young Chef Olympiad. Educational institutions from 48 other countries also participated. The competition was organized by the […]

Opening Renovated Bethlehem University Library

On February 24th the  renovated University Library yesterday was festively opened in the presence of  the International Board of Regents and the Board of Trustees as well as Mr. Thomas Staal, the USAID-ASHA representative. H.E. Excellency Giuseppe Lazzarotto, the Apostolic Delegate to Jerusalem and Palestine was also present, as well as His Beautitude Fouad Twal, the […]

England and Wales Knights visited Bethlehem University and engage with OliveAid Project Beneficiaries

Knights and Dames of the Lieutenancy of England and Wales of the Knights of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem visited on Friday, May 2nd, 2014 the Institute for Community Partnership (ICP) at Bethlehem University (BU) to look closely at the main contents and objectives of the “OliveAid Project”. Accompanying his Excellency David Smith were other […]

Promoting Education for Gender Equity, Human Rights, and Democracy

Improving of the Quality of Education in Palestine “We are determined to support Bethlehem University’s initiative to train teachers to improve the quality of education in the Palestinian Territories, because I am convinced that education is the lever of development,” proclaimed Madame Pilar Lara Alen, President of Fundación Promoción Social de la Cultura (FPSC), at […]

Bethlehem University, University of California San Bernardino Renew Memorandum of Understanding

San Bernardino, California – On April 11th, Fr. Jamal Khader visited the University of California, San Bernardino, where he met with USCSB President Karnig, Dean Nassar, and other university officials to renew the Memorandum of Understanding between Bethlehem University and CSUSB. Father Khader also spoke at two public events. Also present was Sir Chuck Radloff, […]

Remembering Mr. George Doty

Today it is with great sadness that we learned of the death of Mr. George Doty, who passed away on 24 April 2012. Mr. Doty was a longtime friend and dedicated supporter of Bethlehem University. He was pre-deceased by his wife, Marie. His son William has been a longtime member of the Bethlehem University Foundation […]

CNEWA President, Monsignor John Kozar Visits Bethlehem University

On Tuesday, 21 December 2011, Monsignor. John E. Kozar, newly appointed president of the Catholic Near East Welfare Association (CNEWA) and the Pontifical Mission for Palestine and Israel, honored Bethlehem University with an introductory visit. Hosted by Vice Chancellor Br. Peter Bray; Executive President Dr. Michael Sansour and President for Development, Br. Jack Curran, Msgr. […]

A University in Bethlehem: Vice President for Development Shares Bethlehem University with Hometown Parish

There’s a university in Bethlehem — not the Bethlehem near Delmar, just outside of Albany; I’m talking about Bethlehem University in the real “little town of Bethlehem,” in the Holy Land! I’ve been at Bethlehem University for nine years. As a graduate of LaSalle Institute in Troy and a parishioner of St. Pius X parish […]

Forum Theater Week at Bethlehem University: Take Two!

From November 21st to 24th, three French classes from the English department and from the Institute of Hotel Management were fortunate to be part of the second edition of the Human Rights week through theater. Following a week of practice and awareness of human rights with the teachers Anne Debeuckelaere and Virginie Lucas, the students […]

More than a Feast: Bethlehem University Community Celebrates ThanksGiving

Walking into the hotel management on the afternoon of Thursday, November the 24th, one wouldn’t imagine that they were in the heart of Bethlehem. As scents of Thanksgiving cooking wafted through the softly lighted and sturdy stone building, one could almost imagine him or herself at their grandmother’s house. This time, however, the feast of […]

Bethlehem University Awards Honorary Doctorate to Cardinal John Patrick Foley

Philadelphia, PA – Yesterday Bethlehem University in the Holy Land presented a Doctor of Humanities, honoris causa, to Cardinal John Patrick Foley, a longtime supporter of Bethlehem University and tireless advocate for the people of God and the Catholic Church throughout the world, and especially in the Holy Land. In 2007 His Holiness Pope Benedict […]

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