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  1. 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


  2. 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


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. Students launch groundbreaking website to probe environmental issues

    Posted on February 23, 2014, by

    Students enrolled in the advanced online storytelling course at Northwestern University in Qatar are launching a multimedia news website, www.qatarvironment.org, which investigates Qatar’s environmental issues and the initiatives the government is taking to tackle these problems. Qatar may be small in size but not when it comes to its environmental footprint. Excessive energy consumption, skyrocketing… Read more


  7. [Video] Dean Dennis on Chicago Tonight

    Posted on February 16, 2014, by

    Chicago Tonight interviews NU-Q Dean & CEO Everette E. Dennis on the challenges and opportunities of teaching journalism in the Middle East. Read more.


  8. US President’s advisor on science and technology to visit Doha

    Posted on February 12, 2014, by

    Dr. Chad A. Mirkin, a world-renowned American chemist and pioneer in the realm of nanotechnology, will visit Doha, Qatar, February 17-20, to give a keynote address at the Second Middle Eastern Conference on Biomedical Engineering, and to forge relationships for international collaborations. Mirkin serves as an advisor to President Barack Obama on science, technology, and… Read more


  9. Recap: Northwestern communications executive Alan Cubbage shares news from the home campus

    Posted on February 5, 2014, by

    Reporter: Mai Al Akkad (journalism, 2015) Northwestern’s Vice President for University Relations Alan Cubbage recently visited NU-Q to exchange insights and updates from the home campus in Evanston, IL, USA. At a community meeting on January 23, he announced that a major university fundraising campaign will begin in mid-March. The initiative will primarily fund scholarships… Read more


  10. NU-Q researchers and students win UREP grant to study societal engagement among Qatari women

    Posted on January 30, 2014, by

    Stereotypes abound about women’s limited roles in the Middle East, particularly in the Arab Gulf. A closer look at Qatar, however, challenges misconceptions about female repression and exclusion. Leadership, voting rights, education levels and participation in the workforce all measure highly among women in Qatar, according to recent research, and NU-Q is playing a key… Read more


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