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  1. NU-Q celebrates third graduating class

    Posted on May 5, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar honored its third graduating class at graduation exercises Sunday, May 4, in a ceremony where students heard an address by Oscar-nominated filmmaker Jehane Noujaim. More than 900 people were in attendance at the Qatar National Convention Centre as Northwestern University President Morton Schapiro extolled the achievement of the graduates of NU-Q,… Read more


  2. Mideast media survey on “Let’s Consider the Source”

    Posted on May 4, 2014, by

    Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis (pictured right) discusses the results of “Entertainment Media Use in the Middle East,” a six-nation survey from NU-Q in partnership with Doha Film Institute, on the Sirius XM Radio program “Let’s Consider the Source” with host Bob Mann (pictured left). View the survey results at mideastmedia.org.  


  3. “Parsing ‘Arab Spring’” explores the power of words in a viral age

    Posted on May 1, 2014, by

    “Arab Spring,” the popular term used to describe the Arab uprisings of recent years, is more complicated and nuanced than is commonly believed, according to a study published by Northwestern University in Qatar. NU-Q professor of journalism Ibrahim N. Abusharif explores the range of perspectives around the phrase in “Parsing ‘Arab Spring’” the school’s first… Read more


  4. NU-Q and THIMUN Qatar award student filmmakers seeking social change

    Posted on April 24, 2014, by

    A heart-wrenching portrayal of the lives of carriers in Qatar’s souqs, Amal Al-Muftah’s Al-Hammali was winner of the THIMUN Qatar Northwestern Film Festival’s award for Best Picture, taking home a check for QR10,000. The five-minute film featured Mahmoud Ghasemi, Gholam Ahmed, and Mohamed Abdolrahim, three Iranian men who arrived in Qatar as teenagers in the… Read more


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. 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


  9. 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


  10. 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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