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24 February 2020

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Office of the Coordinator of Institutional Values


Ash Wednesday 2020

On Wednesday, 26 February 2020

the Church celebrates, Ash Wednesday which is the first day in Lent.

The celebration will be held in the BU Chapel as follows:

At 12 pm: Holy Mass in Arabic, with distribution of Ashes.

Blessed Lent for all!


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Advancement Office


BU in the News

We would like to bring to your attention items about Bethlehem University that have appeared in the news recently. They have been uploaded to our website. Please follow the links below if you're interested in reading them.

Keeping hope alive at Bethlehem University - NZ Catholic

ندوة ببيت لحم حول استراتيجيات مجابهة صفقة ترامب - صفا – وكالة الصحافة الفلسطينية

القنصل الفرنسي العام في القدس يزور جامعة بيت لحم - دنيا الوطن

مؤتمر في جامعة بيت لحم حول الأعمال التجارية الاجتماعية - موقع بانيت وصحيفة بانوراما

النجاح تشارك في اليوم الإرشادي لطلبة الثانوية العامة في جامعتي القدس وبيت لحم - جامعة النجاح الوطنية

تربية بيت لحم وجامعة بيت لحم تنفذان يوم الارشاد التعريفي لطلبة الثانوية العامة - مديرية التربية والتعليم - بيت لحم

بالصور: تربية بيت لحم وجامعة بيت لحم تنفذان يوم الارشاد التعريفي لطلبة الثانوية العامة- راديو بيت لحم 2000

تربية وجامعة بيت لحم تنفذان يوم الارشاد التعريفي لطلبة الثانوية العام - دنيا الوطن

النجاح تشارك باليوم الإرشادي لطلبة الثانوية العامة في جامعتي القدس وبيت لحم - جريدة القدس

روابي تستضيف تدريباً لـ80 طالباً من تسع جامعات فلسطينية - شبكة راية الاعلامية

حفل استقبال للأسير أبو عكر في جامعة بيت لحم - جريدة القدس


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Dean of Research Office

  • The Office of the Dean of Research and the Research Council are pleased to invite you to participate in a hands-on workshop on Zotero, a bibliographic management software, at 1130 am Thursday, Feb 27, 2020, in D-113. Zotero is a free, easy-to-use tool that can be used by researchers to collect, organize, cite, and share research (Zotero | Your personal research assistant, n.d.). Bibliographic Management Software programs can be used to create databases of bibliographic citations and to produce bibliographies which can easily be inserted into word processing documents (EBSCO, Connect, n.d.). The session will be facilitated by Dr. Muna Matar, Assistant Prof in the Software Engineering department and Assistant VP for Academic Affairs.

  • Fifth Research and Innovation Day: Building on the remarkable success of previous Research and Innovation Days and the high-spirited participation of the Bethlehem University faculty and researchers, the Research Council and the Office of the Dean of Research are pleased to invite you to participate in the Fifth Research and Innovation Day, on Wednesday, April 15, 2020, in which we will showcase and celebrate the scholarly achievements and research of the faculty and graduate students.

    Interested faculty, researchers, and graduate students should submit an abstract (250 words) for either a paper presentation or an academic poster in both Arabic and English. Abstracts should address the research problem, the significance of the study, its academic context (previous studies/ debates), the most significant results of the study. Accepted papers will be allocated 15 minutes for presentation on Research and Innovation Day.

    Please, note that all those who received an Internal Research Grant in the 2017-2018 and 2018-2019 and those who received a MOHE grant are required to participate.

    The deadline for submitting these abstracts is February 28, 2020. For further information, please contact Ms. Maheera Abu Farha at ( or call at 2354.

  • External Research Requests: Any external research request, in which BU faculty and students are asked to participate in any research project/study conducted by researchers not affiliated with BU, must first obtain ethical clearance from the Office of the Dean of Research. Should faculty members receive external research requests, please advise them to contact the ODR. BU faculty and students should also sign a consent form before they could participate in such studies.

  • You can follow the latest updates on Special AnnouncementsCall 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 Bethlehem University community: 

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Dean of Students Office


Training Course in Drama and Theater

Al Kasaba theater will organize training courses in drama and theater, in cooperation with the Palestinian universities.  Two students will be selected after the training sessions from each university to take part in a collective theatrical work.  In coordination with the Dean of Students Affairs and students who like to take part in this training; as 14 students participated in the training, that have started Thursday, 20 February 2020 in the campus and will last for 15 meetings.


Symposium: (The Project to Liquidate the Palestinian Issue - The Trump Deal - Confrontational Strategies)

The Dean of Students Office, in cooperation with the Student Senate and Students' Blocs, organized a seminar titled "The liquidation project of the Palestinian cause - the Trump Deal - Strategies of Confrontation) on Thursday, 20 February 2020.  The symposium was attended by a number of Faculty and Staff members and students, who participated in an interactive discussion with the speakers.  The speakers were Archbishop Attallah Hanna of Sebastia and The Holy Land, Dr. Mustafa Barghouti, Mr. Ramzi Rabah, a member of the Politburo of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine, and Misinter Walid Assaf, in charge of the Wall and Settlements Affairs. The symposium was facilitated by Journalist Mr. Rasim Obeidat.  This activity comes in the framework of the Dean of Students Office plans to educate students about what is happening on the Palestinian scene.


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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:


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