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News and Information from Texas A&M University at Qatar 12 May 2009 EDITOR'S NOTE: The Aggie Pipeline will be published biweekly during the summer. The Pipeline will resume its regular weekly publication schedule when the fall semester begins in August.

Texas A&M at Qatar presents leadership medal to HH Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani
His Highness Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al-Thani, heir apparent of the State of Qatar, received the inaugural Texas A&M University at Qatar Medal for Leadership and was present for the graduation of 57 engineers at the University’s 2009 commencement ceremony last week. “We present this medal for his Highness Sheikh Tamim’s visionary leadership and advocacy of education in the State of Qatar,” said Dr. Mark H. Weichold, dean and CEO of Texas A&M at Qatar. HH Sheikh Tamim, accompanied by several government and ministry officials, and a delegation of 20 faculty and staff members from College Station, Texas, witnessed a significant milestone as the 100th diploma was awarded since the University opened a campus in Education City in 2003. Fifty-seven students, more than two-thirds of whom are Qataris, received diplomas for degrees in chemical, electrical, mechanical or petroleum engineering. Dr. Elsa Murano, president of Texas A&M University, delivered the commencement keynote address and said the graduates had embraced a new era of globalization. “You have shown the world that like Aggies everywhere, you are smart, hard working and eager to make your mark in the world, eager to change history," she said.

Alnuweiri and colleagues "On Cloud Nine"
Dr. Hussein Alnuweiri, senior professor of electrical and computer engineering, and collaborators Dr. Majd F. Sakr, associate teaching professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Qatar, and Professor Qutaibah Malluhi, head of computer science and computer engineering at Qatar University, are on the cover this month's issue of Network magazine. The article, headlined "On Cloud Nine," focuses on the implementation of a joint cloud computing project spanning research and the industrial sector of Qatar and its economy. "Cloud computing comes as a natural next step in computing cluster technology," Alnuweiri said. "Here we have a computing cluster that consists of a few hundred computer nodes and they are actively used by researchers. It was the right application for the university and the kind of collaborative research that is conducted here. There is a demand for increased computational power for research to solve problems. These developments made us look for new paradigms such as cloud computing." The print edition of Network will be available soon, but the article is available now at

Texas A&M at Qatar students recognized for leadership

women's basketball MVP: Sahar Elrefai. Student Organization of the Year: Anime Club. For information contact Iman Kandil: iman. Ewing Award for Excellence in Research: Karim Farhat.The 2009 Student Affairs Leadership and Student Achievement celebration on Thursday honored several students for their outstanding commitment and leadership abilities. A light lunch will be served. (graduate).0191. professor of mechanical engineering at Texas A&M University. Hazem Abdelmoati (undergraduates) and Qasim M. For information contact Jeffrey Sulik: jeffrey. +974. Student Organization Advisor of the Year: Liticia Salter. Student Employee of the Year: Karim Farhat. Buck Weirus Spirit Award: Mohd Mateen Bin Kamal.423. Emerging Leader Award: Thamer Al-Kuwari. Chaudhari. on 20 May in lecture hall 143. Troy Marschang Award for Leadership: Muna Gharfeh.kandil@qatar. on Wednesday will present " Craft and Philosophy of Science. K.sulik@qatar. +974. Richard E. Mechanical engineer to lecture on philosophy of science Dr. craft and philosophy all play a crucial role in the development of scientific theories." The lecture will focus on features that go into the development of a scientific theory and how art. UPCOMING 24 May Start of Gathwright Scholar Award: Hazeem Abdelmoati.R.0231.D. Misam Jaffer and Mariam Al-Meer.and eight-week summer terms 25 June Last day of five-week summer term 19 July Last day of eight-week summer term 21 August Ramadan begins 23 August First day of fall semester . The event is scheduled to begin at 12 p. Ph.423. Rajagopal. Students were honored with the following awards: men's basketball MVP: Wajih Idriss.tamu.m.tamu.