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  1. World-class communication and journalism faculty members join NU-Q

    Posted on September 9, 2014, by

    Three new faculty members with expertise in global media, media law and strategic communication have joined the faculty of Northwestern University in Qatar following an international search. They include renowned global media scholar John D.H. Downing, professor of communication, and Amy Kristin Sanders, a legal scholar and attorney who is author of a leading mass… Read more


  2. Faculty member Dun and alumnus published in new book on privacy in the digital age

    Posted on September 4, 2014, by

    Senior Lecturer Susan Dun and NU-Q alumnus Md. Rezwan Al-Islam were recently published as contributing authors in Post-Privacy Culture, a new book exploring privacy in the digital age. Their chapter, “Consuming Media: Bangladeshi Expat Cyberculture in Qatar,” centers on issues of social power in the cyber-democracy. Dun is also co-editor of a new book, A Digital… Read more


  3. New faculty and staff join NU-Q

    Posted on September 2, 2014, by

    A number of new faculty and staff have joined our campus over recent weeks. We welcome:  Ilhem Allagui Associate Professor in Residence, Journalism Program Allagui’s academic experience includes more than 10 years of teaching at the University of Montreal, Canada, and the American University of Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. She also has experience working for… Read more


  4. NU-Q welcomes largest class to date

    Posted on August 26, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar welcomed its largest class to date at a colorful ceremony at the Opera House at Katara Cultural Village on Sunday. With the administration and staff in full academic regalia, 65 new freshmen students were inducted into the school. This also includes the largest number of Qataris as the school begins its… Read more


  5. NU-Q hosts experts on learning and teaching excellence

    Posted on August 20, 2014, by

    Two leading experts on learning and teaching excellence conducted workshops during Northwestern University in Qatar’s annual orientation and planning conference for faculty and staff, August 17 through 20. The week long program also welcomed four new fulltime faculty members and six new staff. Gregory Light and Susanna Calkins, respectively director and associate director of the… Read more


  6. Local student filmmaking talent recognized by NU-Q at graduation ceremony

    Posted on August 16, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar presented accolades to talented local filmmakers as 25 high school students graduated from its two week Summer Media Institute on Thursday. Students learned from NU-Q alumni who shared insights into the technical and creative aspects of reporting and filmmaking, as well as life at the university and in the workplace. Now… Read more


  7. Qatar-based research in the spotlight at global journalist and mass media conference

    Posted on August 9, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar shares and deliberates local findings in Canada from six-nation study of entertainment media use in the Middle East Northwestern University in Qatar led a panel discussion this week in Montreal, Canada at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference. The panel deliberated the findings of… Read more


  8. Alumni, faculty and staff share insights with high school students in Summer Media Institute

    Posted on July 19, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar’s Summer Media Institute, will this year bring together for the first time NU-Q alumni and 30 local high school students to share insights on several aspects of reporting and filmmaking as well as life at the university and in the workplace. The two-week program—running from August 3-14—is designed to help students… Read more


  9. NU-Q research draws US$1.5 million plus in funding

    Posted on June 3, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar recently won two significant National Priorities Research Program grants through the Qatar National Research Program. The winning projects—entitled Media Use in the Arab Gulf: A Longitudinal Study and Content Innovation Strategies for Mobile Media in Qatar—were among 162 awards selected from nearly 800 proposals submitted. The grants—totaling more than US$1.5 million—come as… Read more


  10. Graduation speech: “Finding Your Path” by filmmaker Jehane Noujaim

    Posted on May 27, 2014, by

    Text of speech: Salam Aleikum. Thank you for inviting me here to speak with you. It is a great honor. This is a particularly special experience for me. As an Arab woman who was raised in Kuwait and Egypt, and went on to live life between the east and west, I am thrilled to talk… Read more


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