1. 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 The research, which explores… Read more

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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,, 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

  5. [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.

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. Prospective students invited to Discover NU-Q on January 30

    Posted on January 30, 2014, by

    NU-Q is opening its doors to prospective students in a bid to support them through the application process required to pursue a Northwestern degree in journalism or communication. Prospective students have until March 1 to submit their applications. The application and financial aid event will take place on Thursday, January 30in room  at NU-Q, 5:30… Read more

  10. Students gain hands-on experience at top media firms

    Posted on January 28, 2014, by

    More than 20 students from NU-Q are preparing to experience professional life at some of the world’s foremost media organizations as part of their residency programs. For 10 weeks, the journalism and communication students will join select communication firms and media outlets in major cities around the world to gain experience as budding media professionals…. Read more

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