Launch your career on air: Internships with QFRadio

01/09/14 10:39 AM

QFRadio is offering courses on Radio Hosting/Presenting, Program Producing, Sound Production and Post-Production ONLY for QF staff & QF students.

The courses are designed to provide the fundamental knowledge and skills necessary for a career in radio broadcast.

Training sessions will be conducted by QFRadio’s team of talented program hosts which includes Scott Boyes and Laura Finnerty.

How to participate

The training program will start on 12 October 2014 and run throughout the station’s programing season until 30 April 2015.

For more information about the training sessions, and to submit your application, please visit the QFRadio website www.QFRadio.com/training or email qfradio@qf.org.qa.

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Carnegie Mellon Qatar Welcomes Incoming Class of 2018

01/09/14 10:22 AM

Dean Ilker Baybars welcomed students to Carnegie Mellon’s vibrant community of 12,000 students and 95,000 alumni around the world.

Convocation is a long-standing university tradition that welcomes new students and their families to Carnegie Mellon. The ceremony was part of a week-long orientation event that introduced first-year students to the campus, their peers, and university resources—activities that are all geared to help students transition from high school into college. Activities included friendly competitions, karaoke and history lessons on the origins of the university.

The program brings together the wider Carnegie Mellon community, with upper-class students planning and implementing Orientation with support from Student Affairs. This year’s program of events fell under the theme ‘Tartan Academy’ gathering inspiration from the popular book and movie series ‘Harry Potter.’

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Sidra to Help Qatar Grow as a Hub for Genetic Medicine

31/08/14 10:41 AM

Sidra Medical and Research Center will house a first-of-its-kind facility, the High-Throughput Genomics Center, to undertake population studies and genetic sequencing for the MENA region.

The facility will provide Qatar and the region access to the latest technology to help advance genetic mapping projects. The facility’s early phase of development is the creation of the Arab consensus genome, which will allow for a deeper understanding of genetic variants that contribute to the health of the Arab population.

Sidra, Illumina, and Alliance Global, Illumina’s partner in the Middle East, will work together to implement next-generation sequencing technologies at Sidra’s new High-Throughput Genomics Center, set to ramp up operations over the next year.

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Qatar-Based Research in the Spotlight at Global Journalist and Mass Media Conference

24/08/14 10:18 AM

Northwestern University in Qatar (NU-Q) recently led a panel discussion in Montreal, Canada at the 2014 Association for Education in Journalism and Mass Communication (AEJMC) annual conference.

The panel deliberated the findings of the locally-based study conducted across six nations earlier this year by NU-Q, in partnership with Doha Film Institute, on entertainment use in the Middle East.

The discussion covered the study of one of the largest examinations to date of entertainment media use in the Arab world, representing over 6,000 respondents, conducted via face-to-face interviews in nationally representative samples of Egypt, Tunisia, Lebanon, Qatar, Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates.

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