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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.

 

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Discover Reef Check - Theory and Snorkeling Field Trip A

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Cornelia Roder | Jessica Bouwmeester | Mais Elras

The Reef Check Foundation is an international marine conservation organization with teams in over 80 countries and territories worldwide. By bringing together public, academia, NGOs and governments, i ... more
Scientists and engineers frequently face small and large design problems in the course of their work in research and industry and must constantly address these challenges creatively. These scientists ... more
R is a powerful and flexible statistical language and environment for statistical analysis and graphics. It is free, open source, and runs under most operating systems. R becomes an increasing importa ... more
This course consists of a two-day workshop and a field trip (Field Trip on Thursday 26, 15:30-17:30);;A book recently published by Cambridge University Press ("The Artist and the Scientists") provides ... more

Scientific typesetting with LaTeX

Location: Campus Library - Computer Room

By Christos Saragiotis

WHAT LaTeX IS;LaTeX is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TeX typesetter. LaTeX is most widely used by mathematicians, scientists, engineers, philosophers, linguists, e ... more

Drum Class - Beginners A

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

Drum Class - Beginners B

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

These classes will introduce students to the basic techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. The rhythms are easy to learn and a lot of fun to play. Students will learn about the ... more

How To Prepare A Fiction-Non-Fiction-Fiction Sandwich

Location: Building 9 - 3125

By Quang Bao | Wendy Keyes

Whether you tell great stories or you appreciate them, writing them down (and making readers and strangers care) requires a radically different approach and specific skills. This course on writing is ... more
A Gate to the Noblest Art ... Arabic Calligraphy (Beginners);Description;1st. workshop (for beginners);- Introduction to the most important art of Islamic culture that is Arabic Calligraphy.;;This int ... more

Women in Science Lecture Series

Location: Main Auditorium, Building 20

By Anna Tramontano | Claudia Renjifo | Patricia Vickers Rich | Suzana Nunes

The Women in Science Lecture Series includes 4 presentations:;;"Building a business case for diversity and inclusion," by Claudia Renjifo (13:30-14:15);;"The surprising genome," by Anna Tramontano (14 ... more

The Day After Tomorrow

Location: Dicovery Square

By WEP Film Festival

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in ... more

The Day After Tomorrow

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

What if we are on the brink of a new Ice Age? This is the question that haunts climatologist Jack Hall. Hall's research indicates that global warming could trigger an abrupt and catastrophic shift in ... 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

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
2nd. Workshop (Advanced);- Introduction to the artistic orientations of Arabic Calligraphy:;this introduction contains:;- The Classical School.;- Calligraphy and Plastic art.;- Calligraphy and Photogr ... 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

Drum Class - Advanced Class

Location: Discovery Square near the Student Center

By Makha Diop | Wendy Keyes |

The Advance Class is for students with prior knowledge and experience.;;These classes will introduce students to the techniques and rhythms of traditional West African Djembe Drum. Students will learn ... more

Do we really need to be afraid of snakes?

Location: Building 9 - Lecture Hall 2322

By Sid Samtaney

People over the world have viewed snakes as evil mythical creatures, pests, or disgusting slimy creatures when in fact this is false. In this presentation I will discuss the many species of snakes inc ... 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

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

CANCELLED - "Making a difference"

Location: TBC

By Jane Goodall

Message from Jane Goodall BDE/ Cancellation;;"The documentary feature film ‘Jane’s Journey’ has now been shortlisted to the final 15 for an Oscar. Given this situation Jane Goodall is required to trav ... more

Into the Dragon's Lair

Location: Discovery Theatre

By Patricia Birkett | WEP Film Festival

Didier Noirot, a diver with Jacques Cousteau on over 5000 dives, along with South African photographer Roger Horrocks, notorious for his daring shark photography, team up to dive with the giant Nile c ... more

Into the Dragon's Lair

Location: Discovery Theatre

By WEP Film Festival

Didier Noirot, a diver with Jacques Cousteau on over 5000 dives, along with South African photographer Roger HorrockInto the Dragon's LairInto the Dragon's Lairs, notorious for his daring shark photog ... more