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Ethics Week concludes tomorrow

Texas A&M at Qatar’s Ethics Week 2014 concludes tomorrow (10 April). Sponsored by The Initiative of Professional Ethics (TIPE), Ethics Week aims to create awareness about issue in ethics as they relate to professional life through a series of lectures and events. The second annual Ethics Week opened with “Ethical Implications of the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear […]

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Liberal Arts celebrates Best Writing

The Liberal Arts Program recently celebrated the completion of its premiere edition of Building Words, Building Worlds, a publication featuring the best writing of current and former University students. The program received over 150 submissions for the soon-to-be published book and is scheduling a launch event for fall 2014.

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CERN scientist speaks on campus

Professor Emmanuel Tsesmelis, principal scientist and head of international relations at CERN’s Directorate-General Unit, gave a presentation, “CERN, a Gateway to Science and Technology” on campus 7 April. This talk provided an overview of the opportunities provided by CERN on fundamental science, technological innovation, advanced scientific and technical training, and international scientific collaboration. The talk was hosted by the […]

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OASIS provides outreach to local teachers and students

The Office of Academic Supplemental Instruction Services (OASIS) recently spoke to 75 high school students about the services offered by the University. Liticia Salter, senior lecturer and OASIS director, with program coordinator for community education Robin Bowman, spoke to grade 11 students at Sherborne Qatar about the Jumpstart program as well as entrance exam preparation. OASIS also recently hosted […]

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Cushman to lecture on Cherokee Learning Center

Dr. Ellen Cushman, professor of writing, rhetoric and American cultures at Michigan State University, will present “Cherokee Story in the Digital Archives: Revising the Tenets of the Imperialist Archive” 8 April at noon in lecture hall 238. The lecture, part of the Liberal Arts Speaker Series, will focus on the problems and promises of digital archives through […]

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Salama to receive Distinguished Achievement Award

Dr. Ghada Salama, senior lecturer in chemical engineering, has been named a 2014 recipient of the Texas A&M University Association of Former Students University-level Distinguished Achievement Award for Student Relations. The 2014 Distinguished Achievement awards will be formally presented at 1:30 p.m. 28 April during ceremonies in Rudder Theatre at Texas A&M University in College […]

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Liberal Arts Guest Speaker Series to discuss disputation

Dr. Amina Tawasil, the Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow in Middle East and North African Studies at Northwestern University, will present”The Necessity of Disputation: The Practice of Argumentation among Seminarian Women in Tehran” 24 March. The lecture will provide ethnography of the howzevi’s ways of knowing couched in a specific modality of practice of mobaheseh […]

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Sachedina to present on the changing historical landscape of Oman

Dr. Amal Sachedina, postdoctoral fellow, Asia wing pre-planning, will present, “Sediment, Sentiment and National Modernity: The Interactions of Heritage and Landscape in Oman’s Conception of History.” The 26 March lecture will focus on the dalla, or the Omani coffee pot. The discussion will take social practices and knowledges induced by material form and function a […]

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Dragga presents on erasive rhetoric

Dr. Sam Dragga, professor of technical communication at Texas Tech University, presented “Erasive Rhetoric and Communities at Risk” 17 March. Using discourse analysis to review pertinent written communications across a 25-year period, Dragga identified a series of rhetorical techniques damaging to the safety, identity, and vitality of a community: name-changing, dismissive and derogatory descriptions, passive […]

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Alumni Council to host first former student reunion

The Alumni Council of Texas A&M at Qatar will host the first Former Student Reunion 25 March at 6 p.m. on the Green Spine. This event is open to all Texas A&M at Qatar former students and is the Alumni Council’s first major event. The reunion is intended to become an annual event, bringing together […]

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