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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. NU-Q and DFI set April 16 as release for major entertainment media survey results

    Posted on March 5, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar and the Doha Film Institute have set April 16 as the release date for results of a study that will provide rare insights into entertainment media use in the Arab world. On that date, the full report and an interactive data exploration tool will be published at mideastmedia.org. The research, which explores… Read more


  9. Sociology expert talks public opinion dynamics with NU-Q community

    Posted on March 4, 2014, by

    Professor Gary Alan Fine, director of the Ethnography Workshop through Northwestern’s Department of Sociology, recently visited NU-Q as part of the Evanston Experience Program to discuss his life’s work. Long interested in the relationship among culture, structure and interaction, Fine is a well-known thought leader in the field of sociology. He has authored or coauthored… Read more


  10. Al Jazeera director general advises students on journalism careers

    Posted on February 27, 2014, by

    Director General of Al Jazeera Media Network Mustafa Souag spoke recently at NU-Q about the profession of journalism within the context of the sociopolitical climate sweeping the Arab world over the past half-decade. “It’s easy to find a job,” he said to students. “Facing the challenges is the difficult part … you want to be… Read more


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