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Thirty-five students, including 12 in computer science, receiveddiplomas May 5 during the inaugural graduation ceremony at theuniversity's campus in Doha, Qatar. More than 700 family members,friends, faculty and invited guests attended.

The first Carnegie Mellon undergraduate commencement ever held outside Pittsburgh melded American and Qatari customs with the university's Scottish traditions. Faculty Marshal G. Richard Tucker carried an Arabic sword in place of the traditional mace. A bagpiper clad in full regalia led the formal procession into the graduation tent, and both "The Star-Spangled Banner" and the Qatari national anthem, "Al-Salam Al-Amiri," were played.

In the second photo, Nora Al Subai (CS'08) delivers the student address.

In the third photo, Charles Thorpe (S'85), dean of Carnegie Mellon in Qatar and former director of the Robotics Institute, presents a diploma to Anirban Lahiri (CS'08).

Other computer science graduates in the inaugural class from Qatar included Maha Abdulmajeed Abdeen, Ameer Abdul Salam, Eiman Ali Al-Emadi, Fatima Ahmed Al-Mansoori, Noora Hamad Al-Saad, Noura Mohamed El-Moughny, Aysha Abdulrahman Fakhroo, Maryam Najeh Khalil, Amer Hasan Obeidah and Noof Abdulla Al-haj Salem.
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