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WEP 2019

The Winter Enrichment Program (WEP), a hallmark event of KAUST, returned on Sunday, January 13 to Thursday, January 24, 2019. Chaired by Professor Valerio Orlando, Head of Environmental Epigenetic Program. #WEP2019 featured 12 days of keynotes, lectures, discussions, master classes, exhibits, and cultural events all relating to the theme of TIME. 

Thursday, January 17, 2019
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Reinventing Al Jazari's Time Machines 2/4

Location: University Library, Sea View Room, Level 3

By Aida Rivera | Myraida Rivera Marzan

Al Jazari: A mechanical genious of his time Al-Jazari (Turkey, 1136- 1206) was the most outstanding mechanical engineer of his time. He served the Turkish Artuqid kings as a mechanical engineer and i ... more

A Conversation with Giulio Tononi

Location: Spine Auditorium between Buildings 4 & 5

By Giulio Tononi

"A Conversation with..." is a series of technical talks with invited speakers and are an intimate and interactive session allowing for a deeper conversation about a technical topic.  The sessio ... more

WEP-Library ePoster Exhibition - Thursday

Location: University Library

Posters submitted by KAUST graduate students and postdocs will be displayed using the University Library ePoster platform during the first week of the Winter Enrichment Program. Poster prese ... more

Escape Room - Thursday- Register your Team

Location: Times Square, Multipurpose Room

By Escape Hunt

We bring to KAUST the most exciting room escape experience! Open to KAUST Community Members only Escape Hunt noun, Def: The name given to 20 minutes of pure, unadulterated excit ... more

KAUST Live Interview with Chiara Cirelli

Location: Bldg 20, Lobby

By Chiara Cirelli

KAUST Live consists of a 20-minute live interview and a 10 minute Q&A with the audience live-streamed at KAUST's Facebook page. The speaker will have a chance to talk about his topi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Film: What Are Dreams?

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

The Sleeping Brain

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Chiara Cirelli

The details of this event will be confirmed shortly. Chiara Cirelli is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Dr. Cirelli’s research is aime ... more

Alumni Lecture Series

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Albara Al Auhali | Hassan Al-Ismail | Vanessa Robitzch | Vasiliki Kordopati | Yiqiang Fan |

Join us for the annual Alumni Lecture Series, a highlight in the University’s event calendar! We welcome the return to KAUST of five alumni who will present highlights from their work in ... more

MOSTI Tour on Time - Thursday

Location: MOSTI Museum

By Ana Catarina D. Matias

Take a guided tour of the Museum of Science and Technology in Islam with Ana Catarina D. Matias, acting manager, Public Relations at KAUST.  The Museum celebrates the contributions of Mus ... more

Film: Alice in Wonderland

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more

What is Consciousness? Time, Consciousness and Reality

Location: Bldg 20 Auditorium

By Giulio Tononi

Registration to this event is mandatory for all students who must complete WEP.  About the speaker Giulio Tononi received his medical degree from the University of Pisa, Italy, ... more

Film Screening and Discussion: Inception (2010)

Location: Cinema

By Jesper Tegner

Film Festival Credits: 1
We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more
The best way to keep time is through rhythm; the best way to learn rhythm is by playing traditional West African drums. This traditional West African music course will introduce students to the vibr ... more

Music Through Time

Location: Discovery Square

A special Thursday Night Live!  session with a musical journey of popular, rock and hip-hop music and part of the Times Square program during WEP 2019. This event will feature the foll ... more

Film: Fermat's Room (2007)

Location: Cinema

We are excited to host the 2019 WEP Film Festival, where renowned scientists will introduce and lead discussions for a range of educational documentaries and fictional film screenings related to thi ... more