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  1. NU-Q to tackle connection between “big data” and media at open symposium

    Posted on October 29, 2013, by

    ­­ In an effort to advance the understanding of how large, complex data can be used by media organizations and grasped by their audiences, Northwestern University in Qatar has announced an open symposium, to be held November 19 at NU-Q under the theme “Big Data, Smart Media? Connecting Content, Audience and Information.” The symposium will… Read more


  2. Top media representatives agree data on Qatari media market needs greater accessibility and better understanding

    Posted on October 7, 2013, by

    Available data show “exponential growth” in advertising market; digital marketing remains untapped ictQatar: Government increasingly moving towards social media as platform for engaging with public Leading representatives of the media industry in Qatar identified the importance of transparent access to comprehensive data on the consumption of media in the country at NU-Q’s 3rd Media Industries… Read more


  3. Al Jazeera Speaker Series: Carlos Van Meek

    Posted on September 30, 2013, by

    The following text is a transcript of the September 19, 2013, Al Jazeera Speaker Series conversation with Carlos Van Meek, head of output at Al Jazeera English and editorial team lead for the launch of Al Jazeera America. NU-Q Professor Khaled Hroub moderated the discussion.  Introduction by Dean Everette Dennis: Good afternoon ladies and gentlemen…. Read more


  4. Hundreds of Qatar’s high-schoolers experience world of leadership through debate and film-making

    Posted on September 29, 2013, by

    More than 400 students, teachers and mentors from schools across Qatar and the region wrapped up the Qatar MUN and Film Leadership Conference 2013 at Education City yesterday. The program of workshops, debates and group activities witnessed a 20 percent increase in its second year. The conference builds on annual Model United Nations conferences and… Read more


  5. Video: Leading member of AJAM launch team shares insights on network’s entry into the US at NU-Q speaker series

    Posted on September 25, 2013, by

    Carlos Van Meek, head of output for Al Jazeera English, was invited to kick-off this fall’s Al Jazeera Speaker Series at NU-Q. The series brings students, professors and alumni together to engage Al Jazeera’s leading media and communications experts. Van Meek’s career in television news has spanned over 20 years, including the launch of Fox… Read more


  6. New Staff and Faculty Join NU-Q

    Posted on September 25, 2013, by

    NU-Q has welcomed a number of new staff and faculty over the past few months. Learn more about them: Emily Alp Writer/Editor Emily Alp is writer/editor at NU-Q, where she works in the Office of Strategic Communications, Marketing and Media. Safna Ansaruddin Director of Student Records Safna Ansaruddin has been working in higher education for… Read more


  7. Students report back from Global Media Experience

    Posted on September 23, 2013, by

    Students at Northwestern University in Qatar recently returned from the university’s first Global Media Experience (GME), in which they visited powerful centers of media activity such as the New York Times, Dubai’s Media City and the United Nations briefing room to gain a unique, first-hand look at top tier international media operations. Twelve students explored… Read more


  8. NU-Q welcomes largest first-year class to date

    Posted on August 26, 2013, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar welcomed its largest first-year class of 55 undergraduates during a convocation ceremony held at the Qatar National Convention Centre this week. The Class of 2017, including 22 Qataris, was welcomed into the Wildcat community by dean and CEO of NU-Q Dr. Everette E. Dennis and Yara Darwish, president of the student… Read more


  9. Charge to the Class of 2017

    Posted on August 25, 2013, by

    The following address was given by Everette Dennis, dean and CEO of NU-Q, to the Class of 2017 at student orientation week. I congratulate you on your acceptance into this rigorous and highly competitive school. That itself is an achievement that reflects your academic preparation to date as well as the promise that your admissions… Read more


  10. Students in Doha and Evanston launch e-book on Qatar’s water and food security

    Posted on August 6, 2013, by

    Northwestern students in Doha and Evanston have launched a collaborative e-book, Feeding Qatar, investigating the challenges Qatar faces in ensuring food and water security for the country. The five-chapter e-book is now available online at the iTunes store and explores how Qatar, which currently imports over 90% of its food, can become more self-sufficient and… Read more


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