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  1. 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


  2. [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.


  3. 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


  4. 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


  5. 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


  6. 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


  7. 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


  8. Top talent joins NU-Q’s expanding leadership team

    Posted on January 8, 2014, by

    Northwestern University in Qatar has added two seasoned executives to its leadership team to start the new year. Kathryn B. Symank and Paul F. Reilly join NU-Q in January 2014 as chief operations officer and director of media strategy, marketing and communication, respectively. These critical appointments come at a time when the university is experiencing… Read more


  9. Children learn reporting skills at NU-Q’s Ajyal newsroom

    Posted on December 1, 2013, by

    Brothers Mohammed Nasser and Sultan Nasser try their hands at broadcasting live updates from Northwestern University in Qatar’s studio at the Ajyal Film Festival. Parent Nasser Al Qahtani said, “The experience was a confidence-builder for my children. This is a great way to introduce the field of journalism to young people and show them what… Read more


  10. Expert at NU-Q symposium: equivalent of over 100 million years of video expected by 2015

    Posted on November 21, 2013, by

    The world is projected to produce eight zettabytes of digital content by 2015, the equivalent of over 100 million years of video, big data expert Martha Stone told attendees of Northwestern University in Qatar’s symposium on Tuesday. Eighty percent of this data, she said, continues to be unstructured and disorganized, especially as it is generated… Read more


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