17 May 2018 – 8:06
DOHA: Northwestern University in Qatar sent a delegation from Doha to Evanston in the United States for its annual NU-Q in Evanston week. The delegation of faculty, staff, and students showcased their creative work, research, and shared experiences from the Middle East.
“Although we are 7,000 miles away from our home campus, NU-Q is very much a part of the greater Northwestern community,” said Everette E. Dennis.
“Our students are familiar with Northwestern traditions and most have visited or spent time studying on campus; our faculty and staff are connected and work closely across continents to align their respective work; and we’ve had numerous visits from Northwestern leadership, which has been instrumental in ensuring our reciprocal cooperation.”
For five days, members of the Northwestern community in the US met with and learned from representatives from the Qatar campus. A series of events, including a special “NU-Q Day – Celebrating the Student Experience” invited people to learn about the academic and extracurricular offerings at NU-Q, pick up some free gifts, and explore Arabic calligraphy.
In addition to the delegation holding meetings with faculty members, administrators, and students, NU-Q’s student ambassadors were on campus for the week to connect with Evanston students and their fellow NU-Q peers who are studying at the School of Communications this semester.
NU-Q’s leadership hosted a luncheon that provides a platform for a report to the Evanston community on the state of the Doha campus and its programs.
In addition, the Evanston community was invited to a screening of “Lonnie Holley: The Truth of the Dirt,” a documentary by Northwestern Professors Marco Williams and Danielle Beverly. Williams and Beverly hold joint appointments on both the Evanston and Doha campuses.
Throughout the week, NU-Q will also provide details about its planned new museum – The Media Majlis at Northwestern University in Qatar – which is scheduled to open in the fall.
The Media Majlis will be the first university museum in Qatar and the first in the region to address major themes and ideas in media, journalism, and communication across the Arab world.
The museum will also feature extensive digital-capacity exhibitions that will allow visitors to engage and contribute to the content that is showcased.