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Welcome to Enrichment in Spring 2016

Our theme for this spring is Exploring Innovation, from trends and developments worldwide to the great work being done here at KAUST. We’ll welcome Thomas Skalak of the Paul G. Allen Family Foundation for a keynote on innovation and celebrate World Intellectual Property Day with a symposium and keynote from Peter L. Hoffman of The Boeing Company. We'll also introduce STEAM Innovation Challenge, a student program where small teams work to solve big problems facing the world in 48 hours.

We’re proud to announce our first-ever jazz festival, with three days of live music and movies, as well as an opening night with a movie screening and community photography exhibition. With all this and a KAUST sculpture tour, a lecture on architectural innovations in our campus, a special creativity hub at the auditorium and many other events, you’ll be able to explore and enjoy innovation and creativity in all kinds of ways. Take a look at the full schedule below and prepare to be inspired!

Enrichment in the Spring is an educational program open to all members of the KAUST community and invited guests. We thank the Entrepreneurship Center, Innovation & Economic Development Department, Office of the Arts, Graduate Affairs, The Visualization lab, and the Core Labs, IT, University Support Services, The KAUST Photography SDG, The Water Desalination Research Center, The University Library, Recreation department, Marcom and the KAUST Schools.

Registration is strongly recommended. We look forward to seeing you!

Mark Tester Chair, 2016 Enrichment Programs

Marie-Laure BouloManager, Office of Enrichment Programs

Thursday, April 21, 2016

Jazz concert: Jeddah Jazz Quartet and guests

Location: Building 18 - Student Center Plaza

By James Tulley | Jeremy Barbe | Paul Riker |

Friday, April 22, 2016

Movie: The Blues Brothers

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

Jazz concert: the Leftovers

Location: Building 18 - Student Center Plaza

By Abdullah Al Amoudi | Ahmed Hesham M. Balawi | Steve Petruzza

Jazz concert: Jam Session

Location: Building 18 - Student Center Plaza

By Jeremy Barbe |

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Movie: The Princess and the Frog

Location: Cinema Theater, Discovery Square

By Marie-Laure Boulot

Movie: Bird

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By Jeremy Barbe

Movie: Whiplash

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By James Tulley

Monday, April 25, 2016

Movie: Aliens of the Deep

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg 1), Visualization Core Lab (Room 2418)

By Anders Rostad | Matthew Tietbohl | Vanessa Robitzch | Xabier Irigoien

Core Labs tours

Location: Al-Khawarizmi East (Bldg. 1), Entrance Hall

By Core Labs

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Architectural Innovation at KAUST

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By Hani Itani

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

KAUST Sculpture Tour -morning session

Location: Conference Room 2292, Spine (next to Lina's Cafe)

By Hani Itani | Martina Viglasska | Sarah Shalaby | Yaseen Jan

Movie: The Imitation Game

Location: Auditorium, Building 20

By David Keyes

KAUST Sculpture Tour -afternoon session

Location: Conference Room 2292, Spine (next to Lina's Cafe)

By Hani Itani | Martina Viglasska | Sarah Shalaby | Yaseen Jan

Friday, April 29, 2016
Saturday, April 30, 2016