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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

Cool it

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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
Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Encounters at the End of the World

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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

Gatacca

Location: Discovery Theatre

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
Thursday, January 19, 2012

Science for Nanos Program 1 and The Lorax

Location: Discovery Square

The Lorax;;A young boy goes to meet a ruined industrialist in a treeless wasteland and hear his tale of what happened to him. His tragic story is about how he began a thriving business with a useless ... more

Arabia

Location: Discovery Square

Arabia 3D takes viewers deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert king ... more

Arabia

Location: Discovery Theatre

Arabia 3D takes viewers deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert king ... more

The Day After Tomorrow

Location: Dicovery Square

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

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
Friday, January 20, 2012

Science for Nanos Program 2

Location: Discovery Theatre

TBC

Bag It

Location: Discovery Theatre

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What ... more

Bag It

Location: Discovery Theatre

Try going a day without plastic. In this touching and often flat-out-funny film, we follow "everyman" Jeb Berrier as he embarks on a global tour to unravel the complexities of our plastic world. What ... more

Encounters at the End of the World

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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
Monday, January 23, 2012

Taking Root: Wangari Mathai Story

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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

Lost on Journey

Location: Student Center - Fellowship Hall

Some Chinese people work in cities other than their hometowns. For them, the most important event in the year is to go back home from the city where they normally work, to celebrate Chinese New Year w ... more
Tuesday, January 24, 2012

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... more

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... more

Film: The Shoemaker and Q&A Session - CANCELED

Location: Discovery Theatre

Saber, an Iraqi shoemaker, returns to his family after being wrongfully detained by the occupation forces for two years. We follow his first day back to his village and his reunion with Nidal, his wif ... more
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more
Wednesday, January 25, 2012

The Day After Tomorrow

Location: Dicovery Square

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

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

Cool It

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

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
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

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
Thursday, January 26, 2012

Gattaca

Location: Discovery Theatre

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

Arabia

Location: Discovery Square

Arabia 3D takes viewers deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert king ... more

Arabia

Location: Discovery Theatre

Arabia 3D takes viewers deep into an exotic land steeped in 2,000 years of ancient history and unique customs not found anywhere else in the world. As if on a magic carpet ride across this desert king ... more

The Big Blue - Postponed to Thursday 26

Location: Water-sports Centre

We apologize: because of too much wind, we had to postpone the screening to next week, Thursday 26.;Same venue and Time.;Thank you for your understanding.;;Enzo and Jacques have known each other for a ... more
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more
In 1996, electric cars began to appear on roads all over California. They were quiet and fast, produced no exhaust and ran without gasoline........... Ten years later, these futuristic cars were almos ... more
Friday, January 27, 2012
Science for Nanos:;A program of short entertaining and educational science films for a younger audience. Suitable for children aged 6 and up. (But also entertaining for film and animation enthusiasts ... more
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

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

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... more

A Beautiful Mind

Location: Discovery Theatre

From the heights of notoriety to the depths of depravity, John Forbes Nash, Jr. experienced it all. A mathematical genius, he made an astonishing discovery early in his career and stood on the brink o ... more