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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.

 

Monday, January 16, 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

TingaTinga Painting Exhibition

Location: Campus Library

By Pascal Bogaert

Come and see some TingaTinga paintings and maybe get some ideas for your own paintings! Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lent his exotic and frivolous name to the style he created single handedly. He was one ... more

See it at the nanoscale - Core Lab Lectures & Demos

Location: Building 9 - 3224

By Rachid Sougrat

This course will focus on the theory, fundamental operating principles and specimen (sample) preparation techniques of the transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM) ... more

Collaborative Visual Analytics Environments

Location: Building 1 - 2418 - Multi-Purpose Room

By Falko Kuester

The complexity and amount of data scientists are confronted with in today’s research domains challenge our ability to visualize information accurately and efficiently. Information acquired with modern ... more

Secure digital communications

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By William Roundell

You are in a room with 100 people and want to accomplish two things.;;First, to send messages in secret to an individual on the opposite side whom you have never met or previously corresponded.;;There ... more

A brief introduction to the Monte Carlo Method

Location: Building 9 - 3225

By Erik Vonschwerin | Raul Tempone

Monte Carlo methods are abundant in many scientific areas, including engineering, physics and chemistry, and finance. This 2 lecture mini-course will introduce the students to the concepts of Monte Ca ... more
In this course we, present some basic algorithms, their mathematical background, and some of the physical principles underlying to enable the audience to develop a small game physics engine on their o ... more

Painting Class A - "My Favorite Animal In Tingatinga Style"

Location: Multi-Purpose Room in Discovery Square

By Juma Mzuguno | Mshana Mzuguno | Pascal Bogaert | Wendy Keyes

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... 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
Will be confirmed by the proponent Week2.

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

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

Capturing and Rendering 360-Degree 3D Images in CAVEs

Location: Building 1 - 2418 - Multi-Purpose Room

By Falko Kuester

Capturing and displaying large (multi-hundred megapixel) stereo images requires specialized capture hardware, processing techniques and display capabilities. In this presentation we describe the techn ... more

Multifunctional Nanomaterials

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Niveen Khashab

he aim of this seminar is to give an overview of Nanomaterials. Today nanomaterials are widely used in medicine with an increasing concern about their possible long-term undesirable effects on humans. ... more
Silent-Power is the first utility which is not built on large power plants like coal or nuclear plants but on thousands of decentralised minipowerplants which are installed in the basements of the bui ... more
Introduction by Prof. Tareq Al-Naffouri and Prof. Slim Alouini.;;Network information theory studies the fundamental limits of reliable transmission of information in multi-terminal systems. While netw ... more

The role of ERBB2 in breast cancer development and metastasis

Location: Building 9 - 3131

By Alajati Abdullah

The activation or expression of ERBB2(HER2) is altered in many epithelial tumors and clinical studies have revealed its important role in cancer progression and metastasis. Consequently, its function ... more

Climate response to the Toba super-eruption

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Hans-F Graf

Climatic consequences of the Younger Toba Tuff (YTT) eruption about 73 ka BP are a crucial argument in the current discussion about the fate of modern humans, especially in Africa and Asia. Earth syst ... more

Nanosatellite Development Workshop

Location: Building 19 - Conference Room

By Jack Cackler

This event will be a rapid-prototyping workshop with the purpose of learning how to build a satellite from scratch, which will be launched into orbit during 2012. Students taking the seminars will lea ... more

Painting Class B - "My Favorite Animal In Tingatinga Style"

Location: Multipurpose Room in Discovery Square

By Juma Mzuguno | Mshana Mzuguno | Pascal Bogaert | Wendy Keyes

The Tingatinga painting workshop will be fun, exciting and rewarding to all participants. You will learn how to create your own amazing Tingatinga painting in exotic and attractively blended colors.;; ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: Manta Boat located at the first Jetty of the Marine Walkway facing the beacon

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Cool it

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it?;;Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. ... more

A Theory of Your Evolving Professional Identity as Scientist

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Ari Sherris

The ways you speak and act in your discipline reflect and constitute an evolving professional identity. During the session participants discover the complex relationship between their need for inclusi ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

Cool it

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Climate catastrophe? The end of civilization as we know it?;;Cool It is based upon the book of the same name and lectures by Bjorn Lomborg, the controversial author of The Skeptical Environmentalist. ... more

Sunset Boat Cruise

Location: TBC

By Mais Elras

Taking the Sunset Cruise in KAUST Harbor is one of the nicest ways to end your day or start the evening activities. You will sail around KAUST harbor towards the fishing village of Thuwal whilst enjoy ... more

A History and Pre-history of Storytelling

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Brett Dellingham | Wendy Keyes

Storytelling surrounds us yet it is often difficult to “see” it- we often seem as unaware that storytelling is continuously occurring much like a fish is unaware that it is surrounded by water. In thi ... more

Tingatinga Lecture

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Pascal Bogaert | Wendy Keyes

This lecture will focus on the history, social aspects and cultural meaning of Tingatinga painting; East Africa’s most popular contemporary painting style.;;Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lend his exotic an ... more

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
Come and see some TingaTinga paintings and maybe get some ideas for your own paintings! Eduardo Saidi Tingatinga lent his exotic and frivolous name to the style he created single handedly. He was one ... more

Lobster Night

Location: Al-Marsa Restaurant

By Mais Elras

Enjoy a delicious 4 course set;menu at Al-Marsa Restaurant providing a delicious local lobster as the main course.;

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human ... more

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Taking Root tells the dramatic story of Kenyan Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Wangari Maathai whose simple act of planting trees grew into a nationwide movement to safeguard the environment, protect human ... 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

Business for Sustainable Development, a Case Study

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By Abdulaziz Al Turki | Abdullah Almojel

Mr. Abdulaziz Al Turki;Chairman of Rawabi Holding;;Mr. Abdulaziz Al Turki is the Chairman of Rawabi Holding, operational in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East for over thirty years and one of the region ... more