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The KAUST 2012 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) will be held January 14-29, 2012 with a special opening evening on January 13. WEP aims to broaden our intellectual horizons and stretch our collective imaginations. Through an expansive offering of courses, workshops, lectures and cultural and recreational activities, WEP is a time to discover new fields of interest and to be inspired.

 

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Cornell Entrepreneurship and New Business Venturing Clinic

Location: Auditorium - Between Building 2 & 3 (across from Lina's Cafe, Level 0)

By Chad Carlos | Faran Siddiqi | Steven Gal | Wesley Sine

PLEASE NOTE THAT THERE IS AN APPLICATION PROCESS FOR THIS COURSE WHICH IS LISTED BELOW;;Your APPLICATION is to be sent by 20 December 2011 to Faran Siddiqi at faran.siddiqi@kaust.edu.sa;;The goals of ... more

Opening - *Mandatory*

Location: Auditorium - Building 20

By Alyn Rockwood | James Calvin | Rolf-Dieter Heuer

A light welcoming breakfast will be served at 9:30AM;;The Opening will include:;;- Discourse.;Prof. James Calvin (VP, Education);Prof. Alyn Rockwood (2012 WEP Chair);;- WEP Opening Keynote Lecture by ... more
This Symposium will be conducted on Saturday 14 (afternoon) and Sunday 15 (Morning).;;The leading scientists from US, Europe, and KSA will talk about most compelling environmental and climate problems ... more

Biological Economics and Decision-making

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Giorgio Coricelli | Soo Hong Chew

The biological revolution of the last 40 years has now positioned modern science to tackle one of the deepest and most vexing problems of the modern era - the biological basis of human choice. A large ... more

Living Gifts’ 2011 Poster Exhibit: Acknowledging a year of Giving at KAUST

Location: Building 20, Lobby of the Auditorium

By Abdullah Almojel

Exhibition of posters of winners from 2011 in the lobby outside the Auditorium;;Opening of the poster exhibit by Dr. Almojel;;All winners will be invited to be at the opening session to meet with view ... more

UNIX Boot Camp

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Hany Ramadan

UNIX is arguably the most ubiquitous and important operating system in scientific research, used by scientists in all fields. It is also unfamiliar to most new students and researchers, who come from ... more

Violin Class A

Location: Student Center

By Wendy Keyes | Yugong Kuang

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexi ... more

Legacy of Historical Jeddah

Location: TBC

By WEP Team

Legacy of Historical Jeddah

Arabic Class A

Location: Building 9 - 3218

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more
This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexi ... more

Arabic Class B

Location: Building 9 - 3128

By Muhammed Al-Jahsh | Wendy Keyes

This course is designed for students with no previous knowledge of Modern Standard Arabic. Students will learn the Arabic alphabet, basic writing and conversational skills, and entry-level Arabic gram ... more

Hope in a Changing Climate

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By John Dennis Liu | Shen Lin

His film "Hope in a Changing Climate," broadcast on BBC World, demonstrates that it is possible to rehabilitate large-scale damaged ecosystems, to restore ecosystem functions in areas where they have ... more