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Eslami research project on hate speech receives funding from Texas A&M VPR

Published Dec 19, 2018

Liberal arts professor and program chair Dr. Zohreh Eslami and research collaborators from main campus have had their project selected for funding by the vice president of research at Texas A&M, Dr. Mark A Barteau. The project, "The Pragmatics of Othering: A Critical Discourse Analysis of Cyberhate," examines hate speech from an interdisciplinary approach and finds ways to counter it.

Ruimi serves on jury panel for HMC symposium

Published Dec 19, 2018

Mechanical engineering associate professor Dr. Annie Ruimi served on the jury panel of Hamad Medical Corporation's Eighth Surgical Research and Innovation Ideas Ibn Ishaq Symposium 2018, recently. The symposium explored new ideas at the crossroads of engineering and medicine. Dr. Ruimi served on a five-panel jury overseeing the technological track in which nine teams presented and had their proposals…

Liberal arts faculty take part in WISE roundtable

Published Dec 19, 2018

Program chair Dr. Zohreh Eslami and liberal arts faculty members Dr. Sara Hillman and Dr. Aymen Elsheikh participated in a World Innovation Summit for Education (WISE) Happenings Roundtable, "From Competition to Collaboration in Language Learning," at Qatar Foundation headquarters earlier this month. Language scholars and educators from a variety of sectors in Qatar were invited to discuss language…

Medical and High Energy Physics research group wins second place in presentation competition

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Medical and High Energy Physics research group at Texas A&M at Qatar, headed by research professor Dr. Othmane Bouhali, recently placed second in the presentation competition at the International Workshop on Diagnostic Imaging and Radiotherapy in Beirut, Lebanon. Temporary research associate Yassine Toufique, technical laboratory coordinator Maya Abi Akl and Bouhali presented the results of…

Qaraqe and researchers awarded best oral presentation

Published Dec 19, 2018

Electrical and computer engineering professor Dr. Khalid Qaraqe was recently awarded Best Oral Presentation at the Eighth International Conference on Electronics, Communications and Networks in Bangkok, Thailand. Sharing the award with Qaraqe on presenting the paper, "Line of Sight VLC in Inhomogeneous Underwater Medium: Performance Evaluation," were temporary research associate Noha Anous and associate…

Education City United celebrates Qatar National Day

Published Dec 19, 2018

The Qatari Student Association at Texas A&M at Qatar, along with all of the Qatari student organizations across Education City, recently hosted Education City United to celebrate Qatar National Day. The event at the Ceremonial Court included various activities such as a bazaar of student businesses, a gallery with student paintings and food stands. The event finished with an operetta directed by…