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Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) for 2015 is coming soon!

Running from January 11 to 22, The 2015 WEP program is larger and more ambitious than ever, with over one hundred events on offer.

This year’s offerings are the direct result of suggestions and event submissions from our faculty, students and community members, making WEP 2015 a program that is created by and for the entire KAUST community.

WEP 2015 features many highlights, including our keynote lectures on topics ranging from archaeology to biologically inspired design to freediving.  This year, we look at rich culture of Saudi Arabia through lectures on poetry, coinage and mining in Saudi Arabia, and present a range of art and recreational events, including a Tinga Tinga painting workshop, a 5K run, improvisation workshops and performances, a racketlon tournament and tours to Old Jeddah and the National Wildlife Center in Taif.

Finally, we’ll wrap up WEP 2015 with a closing evening gala extravaganza featuring a performance by the internationally renowned musical multimedia group Bella Gaia. 

With all these events and many more, WEP 2015 is the most exciting and lively time of the year at KAUST.

We look forward to enriching you at WEP 2015!

 

 

Saturday, January 10, 2015

Lights on @WEP 2015

Location: Discovery Walk, near Bldg 1

Join us this Saturday in welcoming our sixth annual Winter Enrichment Program with a very special pre-launch event. We’re bringing the WEP 2015 theme of light to Discovery Walk with a beautifully lit ... more
Sunday, January 11, 2015

Opening Ceremony

Location: Bldg 20

More details coming soon!
In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Sortie d'Usine (1895) by Louis Lumiere: Also ... more
Monday, January 12, 2015

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Hugo Cabret" by Martin Scorsese

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Hugo Cabret (2011): Set in 1930s Paris, an o ... more
Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Surrogates" by Jonathan Mostow

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Surrogates (2009): People are living their l ... more
Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Farmers market

Location: Discovery Square

Buy fresh - directly from local farmers and enjoy for dinner tonight! The WEP Committee is pleased to welcome a Farmers Market to KAUST in collaboration with the KAUST Food and Services Department. ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Fuel" by Joshua Tickell

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Fuel (2008): Director Joshua Tickell takes u ... more
Thursday, January 15, 2015
Experience this day trip to the National Wildlife Research Center (NWRC) in Taif—one of only two research centers of its kind in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. The primary mission of the National Wildli ... more
WEP Alumni Lecture Series was launched in year 2011. This year we are welcoming four of our alumni from around the world to come back and present their work to current students, faculty and the whole ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Wall-E" by Andrew Stanton

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Wall-E (2008): In the distant future, a robo ... more
Friday, January 16, 2015

5K Fun Run

Location: Harbor Sports Club

This is fitness at its best! Our 5 kilometer fun run/walk starts and finishes at the Harbor Sports Club and everyone in the community can take part by either running for fun, walking with friends or ... more
Welcome to Movies @ WEP. This session features a wide array of films, covering many themes, with something for all ages and interests. "Attention - A Life in Extremes" is a 90-minute documentary film ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Super 8" by J.J. Abrams

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Super 8 (2011): In the summer of 1979, a gro ... more
Saturday, January 17, 2015
This fascinating trip includes the following: • Al Taybet Museum • Lunch at the Mövenpick Resort Al Nawras, Jeddah • Old British Legation House • The Naseef House • Tour of Old Jeddah by Eng. Sami Naw ... more

Movies @ WEP 2015: "I, Robot" by Alex Proyas

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. I, Robot (2004): In 2020, an international r ... more
Sunday, January 18, 2015
In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. A.I., Artificial Intelligence (2001): In the ... more
Monday, January 19, 2015

The Science Fair

Location: Discovery Walk

Showcasing science at KAUST! Our Science Fair is a chance for the scientific community to come together and inspire each other through a series of demonstrations and experiments. It is also a time fo ... more
In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. The Age of Big Data (2013): In Los Angeles, ... more
Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Apollo 13" by Ron Howard

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Apollo 13 (1995): The film depicts astronaut ... more
Thursday, January 22, 2015

Movies @ WEP 2015: "Sand Wars" by Denis Delestrac

Location: Cinema Theater

In keeping with our principal WEP theme of light we are presenting a session of "Movies @ WEP" featuring a wide array of classic and contemporary movies. Sand Wars (2012): Most of us think of it as ... more
Saturday, January 24, 2015

Beach Day

Location: South Beach

Head to South Beach for fun activities, competitions, prizes and a barbecue! Details of the program for this day are coming soon. Save the date! All activities will be free of charge. A Shuttle Bus ... more

The Spirit of the Game: Ultimate Frisbee

Location: Thuwal Fields #1 and #2

Join us to experience the excitement of Ultimate Frisbee! Ultimate Frisbee enjoys strong support from students, faculty, teachers, researchers, and other members of the KAUST Community. This group ho ... more