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Registration for Enrichment in the Spring is now open

You can now register for upcoming Enrichment in the Spring events until Sunday 15 March. To register for an event, simply visit our dedicated website.

Highlights of the program include:

COMMUNITY OPPORTUNITIES AND WEEKEND ACTIVITIES

- Movies focused on the brain and mind, including the blockbusters 'Memento', 'Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind' and 'Awakenings'

- An afternoon of mind games in association with Graduate Affairs and the Board Games Group

- A portraits photography exhibition by the KAUST photography Self-Directed Group

- Brain activity and creativity of The KAUST Schools Seniors' exhibition

An opening night extravaganza

- Special performance of Broadway and popular song

- World-reknowned 'Night of the Ad-Eaters' worldwide advertising showcase

CORE EVENTS

3 brown bag lectures: lunchtime academic presentations 

- Whale sharks

- 3D visualisations of the brain

- Writing systems and Korean Hangul

 A keynote lecture

- On neuroscience and neurosurgical pathologies such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's with Prof. Alim-Louis Benabid

3 evening musical performances

- A special multimedia musical performance on music, emotion and the brain with Mike McGinnis, Pierre Magistretti and several KAUST community members

- A piano recital by Orazio Sciortino

- Art Songs and Opera Arias by John Tiranno, Jennifer Cho and Orazio Sciortino

If you have any queries about Enrichment in the Spring, please contact us at contactwep@kaust.edu.sa.

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Saturday, March 21, 2015

Giant Outdoors Games

Location: (For venue please see description)

By WEP Team

From Saturday, March 21 to Saturday, March 28, come and play chess, checkers, pick-up sticks and tumble tower in public spaces: challenge your boss, a colleague or a friend during lunchtime or after w ... more

Challenge your brain playing board games!

Location: Fellowship Hall, Level 4, Student Center (building 18)

By WEP Team

Beginners and advanced players above the age of 15, join the Student Board Games Group and its members in playing exciting games from 3:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.: Carrom Game, 7 wonders, Agricola, Settlers ... more

Movie: Awakenings (1990)

Location: Discovery Theater

By WEP Team

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film directed by Penny Marshall and based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionaliz ... more
Sunday, March 22, 2015

Portraits Exhibition

Location: Auditorium lobby (building 20)

By WEP Team

This exhibition is based on a collection of portraits submitted by the members of the KAUST Photography SDG and will run from Sunday, March 22 to Saturday, March 28. A special exhibition unveiling wil ... more
Monday, March 23, 2015

Emotion, Music and the Brain

Location: Auditorium (building 20)

By Mike Mcginnis | Pierre Magistretti

How emotional is our brain? ​In this special multimedia musical performance, neuroscientist Pierre Magistretti and composer/musicianMichael McGinnis​ will collaborate with KAUST musicians, photograph ... more
Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Piano Plays in Triple Meter

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By Orazio Sciortino

Come listen to the concert performer pianistOrazio Sciortino​. You’ll be entertained by a special performance in “Triple Meter”. When beats are organized into recurring accent patterns, the result i ... more
Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Brain-In-Sight: Visualization of the brain in 3D

Location: Location: Al-Khawarizmi (building 1), Multipurpose Room, room 2418, desert side.

By Ali Awami | Corrado Calì

Understanding the brain is one of the most ambitious scopes of science. The way neuroscientists have approached the problem ranged from the molecular level up to the higher cognitive functions in huma ... more
The Grade 12 students who followed the IB Visual Arts Program will be exhibiting their studio production at the University Library from Friday, March 25 to Wednesday, April 1. From the 20th until the ... more
Friday, March 27, 2015

Movie: Awakenings (1990)

Location: Discovery Theater

By WEP Team

Awakenings is a 1990 American drama film directed by Penny Marshall and based on Oliver Sacks' 1973 memoir of the same title. It tells the true story of British neurologist Oliver Sacks, fictionaliz ... more