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Student Body Government to host Iftar

Published Sep 06, 2009

The Texas A&M at Qatar Student Body Government today will host iftar for Texas A&M at Qatar faculty, staff and students. The event will take place at 5:45 p.m. in the research rotunda of the Texas A&M Engineering Building. For information contact Abdalla Abdalla: abdalla.abdalla@qatar.tamu.edu.

Garangao provides cultural exchange

Published Sep 06, 2009

Texas A&M at Qatar on 3 Sept. hosted Garangao, a traditional celebration for children held on the 14th day of Ramadan, in the student lounge of the Texas A&M Engineering Building.Thamer Al-kuwari, a junior electrical engineering major, said the even is important to the University because of the cultural exchange Garangao provides."We have a lot of different cultures…

Soccer teams continue tournament play

Published Sep 05, 2009

The Aggie men's soccer teams on Tuesday continue play in the Qatar Foundation men's indoor tournament. The Texas A&M Maroon team will face off against Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar's faculty and staff team beginning at 9 p.m. The Texas A&M White team will face against QMDI beginning at 11 p.m. Both games will be played in the recreation center's green gym.For information contact…

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…