Newsroom: Northwestern University in Qatar

  1. Nearly half of Arabs watch American films, yet most want more regional content: survey

    Posted on April 16, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar, in partnership with Doha Film Institute, release findings from six-nation study of entertainment media use in the Middle East Two-thirds (66%) of adults from countries surveyed agree that people benefit from watching content from different parts of the world, yet an equal two-thirds say they prefer films that portray their own… Read more

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  2. Everette E. Dennis on The Open Mind

    Posted on April 6, 2014, by

    NU-Q Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis speaks on American talk show Richard Heffner’s Open Mind about the school’s mission. With this broadcast Dennis returns to the ranks of the program’s past guests, including New York Times columnists Paul Krugman and Maureen Dowd, as well as US Supreme Court Associate Justice Stephen Breyer. Dennis’ interview… Read more

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  3. NU-Q’s progress and outlook: an interview with Al Watan

    Posted on April 2, 2014, by

    Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis spoke with Al Watan newspaper about recent and future initiatives at NU-Q, and the media climate in Qatar. [Al Watan]: Could you provide an overview of the most recent developments at NU-Q? [Dennis]: NU-Q continues to strengthen its faculty with new hires who have strong media and educational backgrounds… Read more

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  4. NU-Q celebrates talent at annual Media Awards

    Posted on April 2, 2014, by

    NU-Q students walked the purple carpet in the HBKU Student Center ballroom as part of the annual Student Media Awards ceremony on March 25. The event highlighted 13 outstanding projects from four categories—communication, journalism, liberal arts and independent media. Awards included Best Screenplay, Best Editing, Best Critical Analysis, Best Cinematography, Best Poem, Best News Video… Read more

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  5. Top NU-Q scholars from Qatar and US launch “On the Ground” publication

    Posted on March 25, 2014, by

    In an effort to understand the onset of massive power shifts in the Middle East, scholars from Northwestern University in Qatar and Northwestern University’s Middle East and North African Studies program in Evanston, Illinois, collaborated to publish an engaging monograph entitled On the Ground: New Directions in Middle East and North African Studies, edited by… Read more

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  6. NU-Q recognizes top achievers

    Posted on March 23, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar recently celebrated the successes of students who demonstrated academic excellence, securing their spots on the fall semester Dean’s List. The list comprises communication majors who achieved a 3.75 grade point average (GPA) on three graded courses, and journalism majors who achieved a 3.7 GPA on three graded courses or, if on… Read more

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  7. NU-Q welcomes new associate dean for research and first director of media gallery

    Posted on March 16, 2014, by

    A renowned scholar and a leading museum professional have joined the leadership of Northwestern University in Qatar, the university announced. Pamela Erskine-Loftus and Klaus Schoenbach will direct the NU-Q gallery and museum, and research program, respectively. A museum professional with more than 15 years of experience in the Gulf and US, Erskine-Loftus will apply her… Read more

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  8. Liberal arts faculty participate in Cambridge in Qatar program, March 17-18

    Posted on March 13, 2014, by

    On March 17-18, 2014, four Northwestern University in Qatar faculty will participate in the “Cambridge in Qatar” program here in Doha. This two-day symposium seeks to bring together scholars from University of Cambridge and Qatar for an inter-disciplinary, joint symposium focused on the Middle East and Gulf region. The symposium is co-hosted by The Centre… Read more

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  9. Leading communication scholar speaks on media’s role in parenting

    Posted on March 12, 2014, by

    Northwestern scholar Ellen Wartella, recently spoke at NU-Q about a research project on digital media consumption among children. Wartella is Al Thani Professor of Communication and chair of the Department of Communication Studies in the School of Communication. Author or editor of 12 books and some 175 book chapters, research articles and technical reports on… Read more

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  10. Academy Award-nominated director of The Square to address NU-Q graduates

    Posted on March 9, 2014, by

    Oscar-nominated director, Jehane Noujaim will be the graduation speaker at Northwestern University in Qatar’s ceremony on May 4, the university announced today. Her latest documentary, The Square, is the first Egyptian film to receive an Oscar nomination. An Egyptian-American filmmaker, Noujaim has steadily risen to fame over the past decade, directing a number of documentaries and… Read more

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