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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.

 

Tuesday, January 17, 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
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

Python for Scientists

Location: Campus Library - Computer Room

By Aron Ahmadi | David Ketcheson | Nathan Collier

Scientists and engineers at KAUST interact with numerical software on a daily basis, whether they are visualizing whale shark migration patterns on the visualization laboratory’s Showcase, analyzing p ... more

Mathematical Modelling in Biology and Medicine

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Philip K.Maini

This course of 4 lectures will introduce students to the rapidly growing field of mathematical modelling in biology and medicine. We will begin with simple ordinary differential equation models which ... more

Improved Visualization System Interactivity using Audio Rendering and Capture Technologies

Location: Building 1 - 2418 - Multi-Purpose Room

By Peter Otto

This presentation provides an overview of improvements to visualization system interactivity. In particular, we discuss enhancements to collaborative communication capabilities, room interactivity and ... more

Painting Class C - "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

Visit to Jeddah's Industrial Zone

Location: Jeddah Industrial Zone

By Samia Falimban

The Industrial zone in Jeddah which was developed in 1973, reflects the non-oil economy of Saudi Arabia. The Industrial Zone has over 500 factories in heavy, medium and light industries. These industr ... 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

Lunch Time Performance

Location: TBC

By Wendy Keyes

Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.

Lunch Time Performance

Location: TBC

By Wendy Keyes

Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.

Lunch Time Performance

Location: TBC

By Wendy Keyes

Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.

Lunch Time Performance

Location: TBC

By Wendy Keyes

Sit back and enjoy beautiful strains of music presented by our TUM (Technical University of Munich) guests as they perform in various small ensembles.

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

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
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

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

Statistical Inference with high-frequency financial data

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Bing-Yi Jing

Ito's semimaringales are widely used in modeling the asset prices in financial markets. Ito's semimaringales can model both continuous and discontinuous components. In recent years, the availability o ... more

Does Scientific Writing Sacrifice Clarity?

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2325

By Ari Sherris

This interactive lecture explores the style of scientific writing for peer-reviewed journals. During the session participants discover the complex relationship between lucid and economical writing. Ba ... more

Paint-it Yourself Home Lighting System

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Mohamad Omary

Light emitting organic materials have progressed tremendously over the past few years. It is literally now possible to paint your own home lights on your own walls. Organic light emitting diodes are n ... more

Painting Class D - "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

Encounters at the End of the World

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

In this visually stunning exploration, Werner Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, the hub of the US Antarctic Program and home to eleven hundred people during the austral spr ... more

Encounters at the End of the World

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

In this visually stunning exploration, Werner Herzog travels to the Antarctic community of McMurdo Station, the hub of the US Antarctic Program and home to eleven hundred people during the austral spr ... more
Dr. Adnan Soufi;CEO of SEDCO Holding;;Dr. Adnan Soufi is the CEO of SEDCO Holding since January 2010, and a Board member of SEDCO Capital. Previously he held the Managing Director’s position at Financ ... more

Storytelling Workshop: How to Create and Tell a Story

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Brett Dellingham | Wendy Keyes

As educators in schools and universities struggle to find ways to engage students in literacy development, content area exploration, sharing stories for business, for pleasure, and responsible citizen ... more

Gatacca

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

In the not-too-distant future, a less-than-perfect man wants to travel to the stars. Society has categorized Vincent Freeman as less than suitable given his genetic make-up and he has become one of th ... 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

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

Bertrand Piccard - Solar Impulse : a new vision of sustainable development

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By Bertrand Piccard

Today’s technologies – if only governments had the courage to promote them on a massive scale – would allow us to reduce our dependence on fossil energies significantly. It’s not only the environment ... more