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Office of Academic Affairs hosts three-day faculty workshop

Published Sep 02, 2009

The Office of Academic Affairs on Tuesday began a three-day faculty development workshop. Two experts from College Station are facilitators for the workshop: Dr. Jeff Froyd, director of the Division of Academic Development in the Office of the Dean of Faculties, and Dr. Dennie Smith, professor and head of the Department of Teaching, Learning and Culture in the College of Education and Human Development.…

Texas A&M at Qatar to celebrate Garangao

Published Sep 02, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on Thursday will celebrate Garangao, a traditional celebration for children held on the 14th day of Ramadan.Garangao is believed to have its roots in the pearl diving traditions of the region. Children dress in traditional clothing and knock on doors in their neighborhoods to collect sweets and nuts. As part of the festival, children use special cotton bags…

Texas A&M at Qatar marks the arrival of the Formula SAE car with celebration

Published Aug 30, 2009

Texas A&M University at Qatar on Sunday commemorated the arrival of the Texas A&M Society of Automotive Engineers racecar with a celebration in the link atrium of the Texas A&M Engineering Building.Dr. Houshang Masudi, senior professor of mechanical engineering, said the car was brought to Qatar for one purpose. "The Formula SAE car was brought for the purpose of education,"…

Student organizations recruiting for new academic year

Published Aug 25, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar students on Thursday have been invited to participate in the annual student organizations open house. Occurring on the first Thursday of classes every academic year, open house provides students with an opportunity to get involved and learn more about the clubs and organizations offered at Texas A&M at Qatar. Open house is scheduled to begin at 11 a.m in the research rotunda of…

Texas A&M at Qatar engineering programs accredited

Published Aug 19, 2009

Texas A&M University at Qatar this week received notification that the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET has conferred accreditation on all four of the University's engineering programs in Qatar.ABET is the premier accreditation authority for institutions offering degree programs in applied science, computing, engineering and technology. Accreditation means that…

Texas A&M at Qatar seniors win RasGas Star Award

Published Aug 19, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar students last week were awarded first and third place during the RasGas internship award ceremony, when Noora Al Shahrani was named first place and Eisa Al-Sulaiti took third. Both students, senior petroleum engineering majors, competed against 63 interns from different universities and disciplines in a presentation competition. "I feel very proud," said Dr. Mohamed Aggour, senior…

Texas A&M at Qatar kicks off fall semester with orientation

Published Aug 18, 2009

More than 120 new students push total enrollment above 350Texas A&M University at Qatar on 16 Aug. welcomed more than 120 new students during new student orientation. The addition of freshman and transfer students brings the total number of enrolled students to more than 350.Officials say the count of students will fluctuate over the next few days, but…

Abdel-Wahab and Bickham named recipients of SLATE award

Published Aug 18, 2009

Dr. Ahmed Abdel-Wahab, senior associate professor professor of chemical engineering, and Dr. Troy Bickham, associate professor of history and Ray A. Rothrock Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts, this week were named Texas A&M at Qatar's spring 2009 SLATE award recipients. The Student Led Award for Teaching Excellence is awarded based on the average score of the Texas A&M System faculty…

Fakhr and Hamed receive CPS certification

Published Aug 04, 2009

Alia Fakhr, administrative coordinator in the Office of the Dean and CEO, and Ghada Hamed, administrative assistant for the Petroleum Engineering Program, have obtained the rating of certified professional secretary from the International Association of Administrative Professionals. To receive CPS certification, Fakhr and Hamed were administered a three-part exam covering the areas of office technology,…

Cambridge publishes book with chapter by Bickham

Published Aug 04, 2009

Dr. Troy Bickham, associate professor of history and Ray A. Rothrock Fellow in the College of Liberal Arts, has written a chapter titled "I shall tear off their scalps, and make cups of their skulls: American Indians in the Eighteenth-Century British Press," in a new book titled