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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:


- 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


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