• Peter Jerram

    Open Access: Accelerating Scientific Progress (January 29th)

  • Lama Abdulaziz Al-Sulaiman

    Women's Role in Business: a Personal Journey (January 30th)

  • Naomi Nye, Margriet Ruurs, Ahmad Kadoura

    Poetry Reading (January 30th)

  • Khalid Suliman Alrajhi

    Saudi Culture & It's Implications on Business (January 31st)

  • WEP Closing Ceremony (January 31st)

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Friday
14 January 2011
19:00-22:00
Campus Diner

WEP Opening Night Reception "Traditions of Saudi Arabia" NEW Venue: Campus Diner Art, Culture and Recreation

PLEAE NOTE: The new venue is the campus diner.

The opening reception of the 2011 Winter Enrichment Program (WEP) will bring an evening of traditional Saudi Arabian entertainment down to the Harbor Walk. Offering... More

Saturday
15 January 2011
09:30-10:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

WEP Official Opening WE 100 Special Events

Speakers: Alyn Rockwood, James Calvin

The (Acting) Provost and Chairman of the WEP Programme Committee will welcome the KAUST Community to the official opening of the WEP 2011. Refreshments will be served. More

Saturday
15 January 2011
10:00-11:30
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Welcome Lecture: Where is Chemistry heading? WE 100 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Bengt Nordén,

Chemistry is known as the science of making molecules - that is putting atoms together with strong bonds. However, in the world of molecules also the much weaker interactions between different molecules play an important role. DNA may be taken as an example – recognition between pairs of the four ”letter” molecules A, T, C and G is the basis of the genetic code and all forms of life we know of. Today a lot of problems and phenomena in biology inspire chemists to novel thinking and to using molecules for various ”intelligent” purposes. Again DNA is an example: DNA may be used to build networks where different nodes in space are defined by a unique code sequence, to which other molecules carrying specific functions may be addressed. In this way a new bottom-up nanotechnology can be envisaged with molecular electronics, diagnostic sensors or chemical factories on a chip being just a few examples of potential future applications. More

Saturday
15 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour WE 314 Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Saturday
15 January 2011
13:30-16:00
Auditorium, Bldg.20

The Craft of Scientific Writing and Publishing – How to Get Published in Nature and other Top-Ranked International Journals WE 101 Keynote Speakers

Speakers: Dan Csontos, Nick Campbell

The writing and publishing of scientific papers lies at the core of the scientific process. It is crucial to individual researchers, as well as the scientific institutes and organizations that employ them. Success – whether rightly or wrongly – is ... More

Saturday
15 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise WE 304 Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Saturday
15 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Saturday
15 January 2011
17:30-18:30
Harbor Secondary School

Piano from the Starting Line WE 306 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Courtney Malone,

This class will introduce beginners to the basics of playing the piano. Students will enjoy the camaraderie of a classroom environment. No previous musical experience required. More

Saturday
15 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Still Finding Science in Finding Nemo WE 240 Lectures

Speaker: Michael Berumen,

In last year's WEP course, we explored some of the scientific "fact vs. fiction" to be found in the ever-popular movie "Finding Nemo". Set on the Great Barrier Reef in Australia we follow the adventures of an overprotective clownfish ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Conference Room 0215 (between Building 2 & 3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University WE 200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Steven S. Gal, Wesley Sine

The Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and the WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a Certificate Program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST participants a special opportunity to obtain an Ivy League entrepreneurship education without leaving Saudi Arabia. More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to Physical Problem Solving WE 202 1/3 Courses

Speaker: Catherine Newman,

This course is an opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Directed towards graduate students involved in research, the course topics are designed to provide a foundation for students who at some point may need or wish to construct simple prototypes, one-off apparatuses or proof-of-concept designs. ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Scientific Type Setting with LaTeX WE 201 1/3 Courses

Speaker: Christos Saragiotis,

What is LATEX? LATEX (pronounced lay-tech) is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TEX typesetter (a special-purpose programming language and the centerpiece of a typesetting system that produces publication quality mathematics), which makes .... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Advanced Improv Theatre Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Tim Orr,

Advanced Improv Theatre: This class is designed for those who participated in an improv class during 2010 WEP. Exercises will dig deeper into scene work and character study. More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg 19, Room 1

Improv Theatre (A) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Lisa Rowland,

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Marine Life for Non-Majors WE 207 1/2 Courses

Speakers: Kathryn Furby, Michael Berumen

This course is a 3 day course from the 16th-18th. It provides a very general introduction to the exciting world of life in the oceans and will operate on the assumption that attendees have little to no biology or marine science background. We will discuss the importance of the ocean to global environments ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Biological economics and decision making WE 206 1/2 Courses

Speakers: Richard Ebstein, 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 ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
11:00-13:00
Building #1, Level 2, East Entrance, Showcase Area

Visualization Laboratory Open House Special Events

Demonstrations will be provided of KVL visualization systems, including our NexCAVE immersive visualization system, Autostereoscopy Tile Display, Ulta-Narrow bezel display wall, and power-walls. Demonstrations of various... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
13:30-16:30
Building 9

Life in Extreme Environments WE 211 1/2 Courses

Speakers: Andre Antunes, Shiladitya DasSarma, Terence McGenity, Ulrich Stingl

More

Sunday
16 January 2011
15:00-16:30
Building 9

Public Speaking in Graduate School Settings 1/3 Courses

Speaker: Erica Jolly,

This workshop is a 3 day course that runs from 1/16, 1/18 and 1/19. It will focus particularly in the elements of effective public speaking (e.g., at Town Hall meetings, in Graduate Student Council, and in Graduate Seminars). It covers elements such as audience involvement, the use of visuals, ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Sunday
16 January 2011
15:00-17:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Singing Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Joshua Brody,

Professional Training Through Music Improvisation This class will teach non-musicians and musicians alike, through the power of improvisation (working without the written music), to ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
15:00-18:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Theatre (B) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Basel Al-Naffouri,

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB WE 216 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. 2-day course More

Sunday
16 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Sunday
16 January 2011
17:00-19:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Staff Improv Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Regina Saisi,

Professional Training through Improvisation – for staff only. This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Sunday
16 January 2011
19:30-20:15
Auditorium

Reprise of 2010 Favorite Faculty Offerings Keynote Speakers

Speakers: Alyn Rockwood, Kenneth Minneman

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Sunday
16 January 2011
20:15-21:00
Auditorium

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Conference Room 0215 (between Building 2 & 3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University WE 200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Steven S. Gal, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to Physical Problem Solving WE 202 2/3 Courses

Speaker: Catherine Newman,

This course is an opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Directed towards graduate students involved in research, the course topics are designed to provide a foundation for students who at some point may need or wish to construct simple prototypes, one-off apparatuses or proof-of-concept designs. ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Solar Energy Conversion via Water Splitting with Photocatalysts Courses

Speaker: Kazunari Domen,

Solar light is one of the most promising renewable energies in future. To use solar energy on a wide scale, it is necessary to develop technology to convert it into storable and transportable energy, i.e. chemical energy. Water splitting to generate hydrogen is one of the most attractive candidates for the purpose. ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Advanced Improv Theatre Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Regina Saisi, Tim Orr

Advanced Improv Theatre: This class is designed for those who participated in an improv class during 2010 WEP. Exercises will dig deeper into scene work and character study. More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Biomedical Signals and Sensors WE1/3 Courses

Speaker: Eugenijus Kaniusas,

The course provides basic understanding of human biosignals which are commonplace in clinical practice. The registered biomedical signals reflect mostly vital physiological phenomena and are relevant for both diagnosis and therapy..... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Class (Section A) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Lisa Rowland

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Marine Life for Non-Majors WE 207 2/3 Courses

Speakers: Kathryn Furby, Michael Berumen

This course provides a very general introduction to the exciting world of life in the oceans and will operate on the assumption that attendees have little to no biology or marine science background. We will discuss the importance of the ocean to global environments ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Biological economics and decision making WE 206 2/2 Courses

Speakers: Richard Ebstein, 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... More

Monday
17 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Monday
17 January 2011
13:30-17:00
Auditorium , building 20

International Year of Chemistry Celebration: Lectures Series Symposium

Speakers: Bengt Nordén, Ilham Kadri, Jean-Marie Basset, Kazunari Domen, Marc Lemaire

The International Year of Chemistry 2011 (IYC 2011) is a worldwide celebration of the achievements of chemistry and its contributions to the well-being of humankind. The Year of Chemistry is intended to reach across the globe, with... More

Monday
17 January 2011
13:30-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Monday
17 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Monday
17 January 2011
15:00-17:00
Building 9

Life in Extreme Environments WE 211 2/2 Courses

Speakers: Shiladitya DasSarma, Terence McGenity

Halophilic microbes are salt-loving organisms that inhabit saline and hypersaline environments (1). They are found distributed all over the world, in natural brines in arid, coastal and deep-sea locations, underground salt mines and artificial salterns. More… More

Monday
17 January 2011
15:00-18:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Theatre (Section B) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Lisa Rowland, Tim Orr

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding More… More

Monday
17 January 2011
15:00-17:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Singing Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Joshua Brody,

Professional Training Through Music Improvisation This class will teach non-musicians and musicians alike, through the power of improvisation (working without the written music), to ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Monday
17 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Monday
17 January 2011
17:00-19:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Staff Improv Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Regina Saisi

Professional Training through Improvisation – for staff only. This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Monday
17 January 2011
17:00-19:00
TBA

International Year of Chemistry : Chemistry Fun Fair Special Events

Speakers: Anissa Bendjeriou Sedjerari, Aziz Fihri, Jeremie Pelletier, Kuo-Wei Huang, Mohamed Bouhrara, Valentin Rodiniov, Veronika Pelletier, Youssef Said

To encourage young and enthusiastic high school students to pursue their higher education in chemistry, we will be conducting a series of demonstration experiments (involving fiery explosions, magical and colorful transformations) with the help of highly experienced scientists. In each show we strive to entertain and excite the students with sensory impact while teaching them that chemicals and chemistry are not only vital to our lives, but also can be fascinating and fun. More

Monday
17 January 2011
17:30-18:30
Harbor Secondary School

Piano from the Starting Line Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Courtney Malone,

This class will introduce beginners to the basics of playing the piano. Students will enjoy the camaraderie of a classroom environment. No previous musical experience required. More

Monday
17 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg.20

Bringing “Avatar” Faces to Life WE106 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Mark Sagar,

Bringing "Avatar's" Faces to Life: James Cameron's "Avatar" has pushed the boundaries of digital acting. Capturing the performances of a large cast and translating all the necessary nuances of expression, speech and eye movement to computer generated characters ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Conference Room 0215 (between Building 2 & 3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University WE 200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Steven S. Gal, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to Physical Problem Solving WE 202 3/3 Courses

Speaker: Catherine Newman,

This course is an opportunity for participants to develop their physical problem-solving sensibilities. Directed towards graduate students involved in research, the course topics are designed to provide a foundation for students who at some point may need or wish to construct simple prototypes, one-off apparatuses or proof-of-concept designs. ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Class (Section A) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Lisa Rowland

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Advanced Improv Theatre Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Regina Saisi, Tim Orr

Advanced Improv Theatre: This class is designed for those who participated in an improv class during 2010 WEP. Exercises will dig deeper into scene work and character study. More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Concept and Application of Modern Multi-Pulse Multi-Dimensional NMR Courses

Speaker: Lyndon Emsley,

The short course will consist of two parts. The first part will provide the essential elements of the concepts of modern nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It will introduce the density matrix description of NMR, and the product operator formalism to describe multi-pulse experiments. ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Sustainable Chemistry: Principles, Methods and Technologies Courses

Speaker: Marc Lemaire,

The approaches and the methods underlying in the concept of “green chemistry" appeared about twenty years ago . These concepts, the hardening of the regulations and the societal request, inferred numerous researches in academic and industrial laboratories. The “twelve principles of green chemistry" can be considered as an outcome of these theoretical and experimental works. ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Biomedical Signals and Sensors 2/3 Courses

Speaker: Eugenijus Kaniusas,

The course provides basic understanding of human biosignals which are commonplace in clinical practice. The registered biomedical signals reflect mostly vital physiological phenomena and are relevant for both diagnosis and therapy.... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Marine Life for Non-Majors WE 207 3/3 Courses

Speakers: Kathryn Furby, Michael Berumen

This course provides a very general introduction to the exciting world of life in the oceans and will operate on the assumption that attendees have little to no biology or marine science background. We will discuss the importance of the ocean to global environments ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Scientific Type Setting with LaTeX WE 201 2/3 Courses

Speaker: Christos Saragiotis,

What is LATEX? LATEX (pronounced lay-tech) is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TEX typesetter (a special-purpose programming language and the centerpiece of a typesetting system that produces publication quality mathematics), which makes ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Auditorium; Bldg.20

Size Matters Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Jay Shafer,

In this largely visual presentation, Jay Shafer will show how the small house movement is helping Americans to cope with their housing crisis, economic concerns and environmental issues. A small house is not merely as good as its larger correlate; it's better. ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

Monitoring The Diversity And Role Of Marine Microorganisms 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Philippe Lebaron,

Microbes are the oldest, most diverse and most abundant forms of life on Earth. However, the identity, physiology and interactions of the vast majority of these microbes, as well as the processes they mediate in the environment, remain unknown or poorly understood ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
13:30-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
15:00-16:30
Building 9

Public Speaking in Graduate School Settings 2/3 Courses

Speaker: Erica Jolly,

This workshop will focus particularly in the elements of effective public speaking (e.g., at Town Hall meetings, in Graduate Student Council, and in Graduate Seminars). It covers elements such as audience involvement, the use of visuals, ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
15:00-17:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Theatre (Section B) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Lisa Rowland, Tim Orr

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
15:00-17:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Singing Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Joshua Brody,

Professional Training Through Music Improvisation This class will teach non-musicians and musicians alike, through the power of improvisation (working without the written music), to ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
15:00-17:00
Building 9

Birds of the Middle East WE 212 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Kimberly Smith,

A short course on ornithology and Middle Eastern birds. Birds of the Middle East will consist of two, 2-hour lectures and an optional field trip to observe birds associated with the KAUST campus... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Beyond Left and Right – Harnessing the Power of the Whole Brain to Enhance Learning Courses

Speaker: Cecil Murray,

Learning Style theories are often used in educational contexts as frameworks for understanding and improving learning. The HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) supports a learning styles approach that is brain-based, distinguishing between styles ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB WE216B 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
17:00-19:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Staff Improv Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Regina Saisi

Professional Training through Improvisation – for staff only. This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
17:00-19:00
Lecture Hall, Bldg.9

Music and the Elements WE244 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Richard Swann,

What makes music tick? How is music made and how does it work? Have you ever wondered why you do or do not like a piece of music? These are some of the underlying questions that this lecture will examine. Before you know it, you will have an understanding and appreciation of music from many different cultures and styles. More

Tuesday
18 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

A Fact Based World View Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Hans Rosling,

More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Conference Room 0215 (between Building 2 & 3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University WE 200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Steven S. Gal, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Advanced Improv Theatre Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Regina Saisi, Tim Orr

Advanced Improv Theatre :This class is designed for those who participated in an improv class during 2010 WEP. Exercises will dig deeper into scene work and character study. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Class (Section A) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Lisa Rowland

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Scientific Type Setting with LaTeX WE 201 3/3 Courses

Speaker: Christos Saragiotis,

What is LATEX? LATEX (pronounced lay-tech) is a document markup language and document preparation system for the TEX typesetter (a special-purpose programming language and the centerpiece of a typesetting system that produces publication quality mathematics), which makes ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Biomedical Signals and Sensors 3/3 Courses

Speaker: Eugenijus Kaniusas,

The course provides basic understanding of human biosignals which are commonplace in clinical practice. The registered biomedical signals reflect mostly vital physiological phenomena and are relevant for both diagnosis and therapy. ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Concept And Application of Modern Multi-Pulse Multi-Dimensional NMR Courses

Speaker: Lyndon Emsley,

The short course will consist of two parts. The first part will provide the essential elements of the concepts of modern nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. It will introduce the density matrix description of NMR, and the product operator formalism to describe multi-pulse experiments.... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
12:30-13:00

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

Monitoring The Diversity And Role Of Marine Microorganisms 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Philippe Lebaron,

To register for this course, please register for part 1 of the course on 18 January, 2011. Taking all two classes for this course is required.

The benefit of flow sorting: linking identity and role Marine bacterioplankton is often pre-characterised by flow cytometric analysis. After staining the water samples with DNA stains, typically a few “operational” groups emerge in flow... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
13:30-17:30
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Women in Science and Engineering: Cultivating a Knowledge-Based Economy Symposium

Speakers: Entissar Al-Suhaibani, Ilham Kadri, Khawla Al-Kuraya, Maria Zuber, Nina V. Fedoroff

It is widely accepted that the creation of a knowledge-driven economy in Saudi Arabia and the Middle East, encouraging innovation and promoting engagement, is crucial for the ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
14:00-22:45
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
15:00-16:30
Building 9

Public Speaking in Graduate School Settings 3/3 Courses

Speaker: Erica Jolly,

This workshop will focus particularly in the elements of effective public speaking (e.g., at Town Hall meetings, in Graduate Student Council, and in Graduate Seminars). It covers elements such as audience involvement, the use of visuals, ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
15:00-18:00
TBA

Improv Theatre (Section B) Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Lisa Rowland, Tim Orr

This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
15:00-17:30
Conference Center, Bldg.19

Improv Singing Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Joshua Brody,

Professional Training Through Music Improvisation This class will teach non-musicians and musicians alike, through the power of improvisation (working without the written music), to ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
15:00-17:00
Building 9

Birds of the Middle East 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Kimberly Smith,

A short course on ornithology and Middle Eastern birds Birds of the Middle East will consist of two, 2-hour lectures and an optional field trip to observe birds associated with the KAUST campus... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Refresh your English Grammar with Communicative Tasks WE280 Courses

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

Since the communicative revolution in language education, grammar tasks have become an integral part of the learning process. Participants will have multiple opportunities to interact in creative ways. The tasks generate the conditions for internalizing grammar that motive and engage participants. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Numbers, Codes and Logic Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

This workshop deals with using matrices for encoding and decoding messages. Logical statements will be explored in relation to data analysis. ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
17:00-19:30
TBA

Staff Improv Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Regina Saisi

Professional Training through Improvisation – for staff only. This course teaches personal skills through the power of improvisation. Improvised acting (acting without a script) is the ultimate exercise in teamwork. To create a scene spontaneously on stage, being positive, being obvious, accepting other people’s ideas and adding ... More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
17:30-18:30
Harbor Secondary School

Piano from the Starting Line Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Courtney Malone,

This class will introduce beginners to the basics of playing the piano. Students will enjoy the camaraderie of a classroom environment. No previous musical experience required. More

Wednesday
19 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Present-Day Mars: From Moonscape to Desert to Tundra Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Maria Zuber,

The history of Mars exploration has been marked by a dramatic revision of our understanding the planet’s current environment and evolutionary history. This presentation will review how ... More

Thursday
20 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Harbour Recreation Center

WEP 5 Km Family Run Art, Culture and Recreation

Family 5k Fun Run/Walk: This is fitness at its best! The 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 even racing to win, just come on down and get active. More

Thursday
20 January 2011
11:00-14:00
Harbor Sports Club Cafe

Master Class of Cuisine Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Alessandro Karmani,

There is nothing better than getting together with good friends at the week end, or at any occasion of the year but hosting a dinner party can be very stressful. To keep the budget in control and the stress to a minimum Chef Alessandro welcome you for His Cooking Show Demonstration. More

Thursday
20 January 2011
13:15-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Thursday
20 January 2011
15:00-23:00

Old Jeddah Shopping Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

Tour of some of the lesser-known shopping areas within Jeddah. Leaving behind the large city shopping malls the tour will visit some of the traditional souks in the downtown More

Thursday
20 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Basel and Friends WE266 Special Events

Speakers: Basel Al-Naffouri, Joshua Brody, Lisa Rowland, Regina Saisi, Tim Orr

Basel & Friends will perform several scenes that are completely improvised and based on titles supplied by the audience. Everyone is sure to enjoy this unique performance by Basel, Regina, Lisa, Tim and Joshua. More

Friday
21 January 2011
09:00-18:00
KAUST Beach

WEP Beach Open Day Program Art, Culture and Recreation

Please note that registration for the tournaments is to be done ONLY through Coastline. Registration through WEP website will not be counted. You can register by sending an email to marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Friday
21 January 2011
09:30-16:00
KAUST BEACH

Beach Day Art, Culture and Recreation

Boat Race; Kayak races; Volleyball; Barbecue Beach Soccer Tournament More

Friday
21 January 2011
11:00-12:00
Harbor Secondary School

Piano from the Starting Line Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Courtney Malone,

This class will introduce beginners to the basics of playing the piano. Students will enjoy the camaraderie of a classroom environment. No previous musical experience required. More

Friday
21 January 2011
13:30-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Conference Room 0215 (between Building 2 & 3)

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University WE 200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Steven S. Gal, Wesley Sine

The Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and the WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson School of Management to offer a Certificate Program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST participants a special opportunity to obtain an Ivy League entrepreneurship education without leaving Saudi Arabia. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 1, room 2418

Viz. 1: Scientific Data Visualization using AVIZO WE227 Courses

Speakers: Christopher Knox, Daniel Acevedo-Feliz, Madhu Srinivasan

AVIZO is a scientific visualization software package that provides visualization capabilities that scale all the way from laptops to the Visualization Laboratory's Cornea system. Students using AVIZO will be able to seamlessly leverage the Visualization Laboratory's More… More

Saturday
22 January 2011
09:00-10:00
Building 9, Room 2223

Excel-Ling in Analyzing your Data and Statistics WE282 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

Learn about taking full advantage of the power of Microsoft Excel to help you display data and conduct basic analyses such as regression, hypothesis testing, Chi-squares, and ANOVAs. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
09:30-18:00
Auditorium, Bldg.20

The Impact of Applied and Computational Mathematics in the 21st Century WE267 Symposium

Speakers: Alain Goriely, Dean Oliver, Herbert Huppert, John Hinch, John Ockendon, Peter Hall

This one-day symposium will highlight the underlying importance of Mathematics to much of the research done at KAUST, throughout Saudi Arabia and the Gulf region, and the development of Mathematics as a scientific and industrial resource in the 21st century. More… More

Saturday
22 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

How to Write About Science for a General Audience: Five Practical Tips WE241 Lectures

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

This short session introduces clear guidelines for writing for popular science journals. During the workshop participants discover how writing for peer-reviewed journals differs from writing for popular science journals. Based on a study by Hyland (2010), More… More

Saturday
22 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Dates, A Product of KSA WE243 Lectures

Speaker: Raju Thupran,

The lecture will introduce about the basic concepts regarding the origin of date palm, the economic importance of date palm production and international trade, climatic requirements of date palm, date palm propagation, land preparation, planting operations and More… More

Saturday
22 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics WE242 1/2 Lectures

Speaker: Aurélien Manchon,

Less than a century ago, in about thirty year, some of the most powerful scientific minds initiated, sometimes unwittingly, one of the most important conceptual revolutions in science history. Coming from various areas of science (physics, optics, mathematics, engineering and materials science), these outstanding scientists were ... More

Saturday
22 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

Please register directly with Coastline: marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa Please note that a small fee of 100SR will be charged for this event. 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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Saturday
22 January 2011
17:30-19:00
Library, Level 2

WEP Research Poster Session Special Events

The 2011 WEP Committee proudly presents the first “Research Poster Session” organized by Niveen Kaschab. More

Saturday
22 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Poverty in the Nation of Social Sponsorship? Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Saleh Al-Turki,

Mr. Saleh Al-Turki talks about Saudi Arabia’s renowned image as the land of wealth and opportunity while paradoxically, Saudi society is afflicted by what he calls the “poverty of capabilities”... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-16:30
TBA

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Entrepreneurship Program

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Mathematical Modeling of Metamaterials Electromagnetics WE226 1/3 Courses

Speaker: Jichun Li,

This lecture series will introduce the most recent progress in mathematical modeling of metamaterials and its potential applications. The electromagnetic metamaterials are artificially structured nano-materials with negative refraction index. ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC I) WE222 Courses

Speaker: Benoit Marchand,

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce KAUST students - and as this is WEP any other curious minded person wishing to learn about super-computing is most welcome to join - to High Performance Computing technology. ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Data-Driven Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Applications with Visualization WE218 1/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

Take this course to learn how to produce simulations using live or archived data from the field in real time on parallel computers. Be the first in your class to learn techniques that can let you control an entire refinery from your cell phone one day in the not too far off future! ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-10:00
Building 18. Fellowship Room on the 4th floor.

Steps to Successful Roommate Relationships WE283 Courses

Speakers: Randy Moredock, Ria Baker

This workshop presents steps to developing and maintaining a successful relationship with your roommate(s). More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 1, room 2418

Viz. 2 -Scientific Data Visualization using VISIT WE228 Courses

Speaker: Hank Childs,

Visit is a visualization tool developed at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory specifically for working with supercomputing results. The tool is intended for more than just visualization and is built around five primary use cases: data ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-17:30
TBA

KAUST Study Group in Mathematics for Industry Symposium

KAUST has teamed up with Oxford University’s world-leading mathematics-in-industry researchers for the first Study Groups in the region. Academic participants will be drawn from Oxford’s large international network... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Campus Library Lab

Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Application w/Visualization WE218 1/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

More

Sunday
23 January 2011
11:00-13:00
Building #1, Level 2, East Entrance, Showcase Area

Visualization Laboratory Open House Special Events

Demonstrations will be provided of KVL visualization systems, including the NexCAVE immersive visualization system, Autostereoscopy Tile Display, Ulta-Narrow bezel display... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
12:30-13:30
Auditorium

Music Workshop by Samite WE286 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Samite,

Samite's workshop will provide an opportunity for students to experience his music through instruments, rhythms and melodies of East Africa. More

Sunday
23 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB WE216 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. More

Sunday
23 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

Beyond Left and Right – Harnessing the Power of the Whole Brain to Enhance Learning Courses

Speaker: Cecil Murray,

Learning Style theories are often used in educational contexts as frameworks for understanding and improving learning. The HBDI (Herrmann Brain Dominance Instrument) supports a learning styles approach that is brain-based, distinguishing between styles ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Sunday
23 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9

Plant Spirals Beauty you Can Count on: Do Plants Know Math? WE245 Lectures

Speaker: Pau Atela,

Spiral patterns are ubiquitous in all kinds of plants (pineapple, artichoke, pinecone, cauliflower, asparagus and a palm tree). But when we count the number of spirals in these patterns, we find 1, or 2 or 3 (not 4) or 5 not 6, not 7) or 8, ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
16:00-17:00
Harbor Secondary School

Music Workshop WE309 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Richard Swann,

This four, one-hour workshop will allow the student to explore further the elements of Western music. More

Sunday
23 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

CANCELLED: Islam and Universal Order: “The Balance Between the Constant and Evolving” Lectures

Speaker: Sami Angawi,

CANCELLED
Equilibrium, Unity and Diversity are some of the most important characteristics of Islamic civilization, since the beginning this civilization had always been inclusive not exclusive, and wherever it went a new civilization evolves that accommodates the diversity ... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

The Birth of Quantum Mechanics WE242 2/2 Lectures

Speaker: Aurélien Manchon,

Less than a century ago, in about thirty year, some of the most powerful scientific minds initiated, sometimes unwittingly, one of the most important conceptual revolutions in science history. Coming from various areas of science (physics, optics, mathematics, engineering and materials science), these outstanding scientists were... More

Sunday
23 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Viva La Robolution WE107 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Bruno Bonnell,

Don't miss the coming robolution!! After the tools which are extensions of human dexterity and the machines which have increased man's strengths, welcome to a new step for mankind: the era of robots. How those intelligent and connected objects... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-16:30
TBA

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 1, room 2418

Viz. 3 -Supporting Scientific and Collaborative Technology with Data Networking Technologies WE229 Courses

Speaker: Greg Wickham,

The transmission of information across data networks is often overlooked in many disciplines, however without a solid foundation on this technology all collaborative and network intensive applications can be handicapped. This short course will provide a summary and ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Hands-on Tutorials on Finite Element Method (FEM) with Comsol Multiphysics WE219 Courses

Speakers: Régis Cottereau, Serge Prudhomme

The purpose of the tutorial is to introduce students to the development of finite element applications using the commercial software COMSOL Multiphysics. During the tutorial, the students will be guided through an example relevant to Engineering Mechanics ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Data-Driven Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Applications with Visualization WE218 2/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

Take this course to learn how to produce simulations using live or archived data from the field in real time on parallel computers. Be the first in your class to learn techniques that can let you control an entire refinery from your cell phone one day in the not too far off future! ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC II) WE223 Courses

Speaker: Benoit Marchand,

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce KAUST students - and as this is WEP any other curious minded person wishing to learn about super-computing is most welcome to join - to High Performance Computing technology. ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to Value Engineering WE217 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Issa Asha,

The concept of Process of Value Engineering is used in a variety of areas to achieve many purposes, such as: •Determining the best design for Products or Projects among different alternatives; Reducing the total life cycle cost of projects, products, and services. ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Mathematical Modeling of Metamaterials Electromagnetics WE226 2/3 Courses

Speaker: Jichun Li,

This lecture series will introduce the most recent progress in mathematical modeling of metamaterials and its potential applications. The electromagnetic metamaterials are artificially structured nano-materials with negative refraction index. ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-17:30
TBA

KAUST Study Group in Mathematics for Industry Symposium

KAUST has teamed up with Oxford University’s world-leading mathematics-in-industry researchers for the first Study Groups in the region. Academic participants will be drawn from Oxford’s large international network ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Campus Library Lab

Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Application w/Visualization WE218 2/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

More

Monday
24 January 2011
09:00-10:00
Building 9, Room 2223

Excel-Ling in Analyzing your Data and Statistics WE282 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

Learn about taking full advantage of the power of Microsoft Excel to help you display data and conduct basic analyses such as regression, hypothesis testing, Chi-squares, and ANOVAs. More

Monday
24 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Monday
24 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB 216B 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. More

Monday
24 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

History of KAUST Architecture WE246 Lectures

Speaker: Ron Keller,

KAUST Architecture vision to reality KAUST was the single largest project in HOK history. It was designed and constructed at a pace that was not thought possible at the onset. HOK (Hellmuth, Obata + Kassabaum) had experience designing other universities ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
13:30-22:45
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Monday
24 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9

Dynamic Systems and Geometry in Phyllotaxis WE252 Lectures

Speaker: Pau Atela,

Please note that this is a more specialized and higher level lecture than Dr Atela’s previous lecture on “Plant Spirals Beauty you can count on”. Plant spiral patterns most often come in numbers that are two consecutive elements of the Fibonacci sequence ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Monday
24 January 2011
16:00-17:00
Harbor Secondary School

Music Workshop WE309 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Richard Swann,

This four, one-hour workshop will allow the student to explore further the elements of Western music. More

Monday
24 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Saudi Archaeology at a Glance WE253 Lectures

Speaker: Daifallah Altalhi,

The territory of Saudi Arabia has experienced a long and rich history dating back to early human migrations. Due to its exceptional geographical situation, Saudi Arabia has always been a cross over for commercial exchanges and at all times, caravans have travelled through the country. ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Ultrafast Spectroscopy Photoelectron Imaging WE247 Lectures

Speaker: Mohamed Sobhy,

The talk will introduce photoelectron imaging spectroscopy in the light of the speaker’s own research. He will discuss the molecular properties and theoretical investigation of metal cluster anions and the effect of solvation in these clusters. Then he will introduce femtosecond laser spectroscopy ... More

Monday
24 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Monday
24 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Concert: Journey to the Soul Of Africa Special Events

Speaker: Samite,

Journey to the Soul of Africa with Samite of Uganda The world-renowned musician, Samite, takes you on a uniques journey to his Africa through stories and music played on such African instruments as the flute, kalimba and litungu. Experience the gentle More… More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-16:30
TBA

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are pleased to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain More… More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Advanced Geometrics in Pattern Formation WE221 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Carmelo Zapulla,

Architectural forms: a mathematical research model Mr Zappulla will show how complex geometries can interact with design process and will address the connections between design innovation and mathematical scientific development. ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-10:30
Building 9

Practicing Writing about Science for a General Audience: Five Practical Tips WE285 Courses

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

This short session introduces clear guidelines for writing for popular science journals. During the workshop participants discover how writing for peer-reviewed journals differs from writing for popular science journals. Based on a study by Hyland (2010), ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
TBA

Ground to the Sky: Multiscale Challenges in Materials and Structures WE220 1/2 Symposium

Speakers: Christian Rey, Gilles Lubineau, Mostefa Bourchak, Rashid Khan, Serge Prudhomme

The design of advanced material and structures requires capturing with high robustness level multiscale features both at the material and at the structural scales. Recent advances are discussed here for the modeling and the simulation of these new generations of ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Mathematical Modeling of Metamaterials Electromagnetics WE226 3/3 Courses

Speaker: Jichun Li,

This lecture series will introduce the most recent progress in mathematical modeling of metamaterials and its potential applications. The electromagnetic metamaterials are artificially structured nano-materials with negative refraction index. ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPCIII) WE224 Courses

Speaker: Benoit Marchand,

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce KAUST students - and as this is WEP any other curious minded person wishing to learn about super-computing is most welcome to join - to High Performance Computing technology. More… More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Data-Driven Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Applications with Visualization WE 218 3/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

Take this course to learn how to produce simulations using live or archived data from the field in real time on parallel computers. Be the first in your class to learn techniques that can let you control an entire refinery from your cell phone one day in the not too far off future! ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 1, room 2418

Viz. 4 -Perception, Illusion and Simulation: Advanced Audio Systems for Immersive Media Experience WE230 Courses

Speakers: Peter Otto, Zachary Seldess

Beginning with an exploration of dimensionality and interplay between auditory and visual perception in media systems, we will examine how we perceive spatial audio and how 3D audio can enhance visuo-spatial perception... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-17:30
TBA

KAUST Study Group in Mathematics for Industry Symposium

KAUST has teamed up with Oxford University’s world-leading mathematics-in-industry researchers for the first Study Groups in the region. Academic participants will be drawn from Oxford’s large international More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Campus Library Lab

Multiscale Hybrid High Performance Application w/Visualization WE218 3/3 Courses

Speakers: Charles Hansen, Craig Douglas, Yalchin Efendiev

More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

Science and Technology of Ultrananocyrstalline Diamond Films for Application to Multifunctional System Components and Devices 1/2 Lectures

Speaker: Orlando Auciello,

This lecture will discuss the status of the revolutionary UNCD film technology developed and patented at Argonne National Laboratory. UNCD thin films are grown by microwave plasma or hot filament chemical vapor deposition, using a novel patented Ar/CH4 plasma chemistry. ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
13:30-16:30
Building 9

"Drug Design and Discovery: Theory and Experiments with Computational Protein-Protein Docking" 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Chandrajit Bajaj,

In this course, you shall learn the essential geometric, functional analysis algorithms and dynamic data structures, that are at the core of protein-protein docking search and scoring programs... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
13:30-22:00
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9

New Insight of Resistive Switching in MIS Nano-Scale Devices WE250 Lectures

Speaker: Kin Leong Pey,

Recently, we have demonstrated resistive switching effects in NiSi gate–HfSiON–SiOx bi-layer gate dielectric (i.e., MIS) stack small area “transistor” structures. Both unipolar and bipolar switching phenomena were observed. Metal filament, similar ... More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
16:00-17:00
Harbor Secondary School

Music Workshop WE309 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Richard Swann,

This four, one-hour workshop will allow the student to explore further the elements of Western music. More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Conference Center, Bldg. 19

Entrepreneurship Certificate Roundtable WE200 Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Albaraa Bahjatt, Ayman Jamal, Dania Nassief, Ghazi Binzagr, Hisham Koshak, Khoulod Attar, Wesley Sine

During this two hour session a panel of young entrepreneurs will talk about their experiences as entrepreneurs and address questions from aspiring entrepreneurs... Everyone is welcome to attend. Register now! More

Tuesday
25 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Behind the Scenes at Pixar WE108 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Rob Cook,

This talk takes you behind the scenes at Pixar Animation Studios for a look at how its 3D computer graphics films are made. The process starts with the development of the story and continues with modeling the geometry, animating the characters, simulating… More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-16:30
TBA

Entrepreneurship Certificate - Samuel C. Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University Entrepreneurship Program

Speakers: Kevin M. McGovern, Wesley Sine

Economic Development Entrepreneurship Center and WEP 2011 committee are excited to announce a new partnership with Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management, to offer a certificate program in entrepreneurship. This forward thinking program will provide KAUST students a special opportunity to obtain ... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-10:00
Building 9

Refresh your English Grammar with Communicative Tasks WE280 Courses

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

Since the communicative revolution in language education, grammar tasks have become an integral part of the learning process. Participants will have multiple opportunities to interact in creative ways. The tasks generate the conditions for internalizing grammar that motive and engage participants. More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-12:00
TBA

Distributed Scientific Visualisation Using Sage & Cglx Courses

Speaker: Christopher Knox,

Many scientific datasets can no longer be readily visualized on a single discreet system. The KAUST Visualization Laboratory systems all provide students with powerful capabilities to enhance and accelerate their research. However, all of ... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Advanced Geometrics in Pattern Formation WE221 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Carmelo Zapulla,

Architectural forms: a mathematical research model Mr Zappulla will show how complex geometries can interact with design process and will address the connections between design innovation and mathematical scientific development.... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-16:00
TBA

Ground to the Sky: Multiscale Challenges in Materials and Structures WE220 2/2 Symposium

Speakers: Christian Rey, Gilles Lubineau, Mostefa Bourchak, Rashid Khan, Serge Prudhomme

The design of advanced material and structures requires capturing with high robustness level multiscale features both at the material and at the structural scales. Recent advances are discussed here for the modeling and the simulation of these new generations of ... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to Value Engineering WE217 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Issa Asha,

The concept of Process of Value Engineering is used in a variety of areas to achieve many purposes, such as: •Determining the best design for Products or Projects among different alternatives; Reducing the total life cycle cost of projects, products, and services... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Introduction to High Performance Computing (HPC IV) WE225 Courses

Speaker: Benoit Marchand,

The purpose of this seminar is to introduce KAUST students - and as this is WEP any other curious minded person wishing to learn about super-computing is most welcome to join - to High Performance Computing technology... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-17:30
TBA

KAUST Study Group in Mathematics for Industry Symposium

KAUST has teamed up with Oxford University’s world-leading mathematics-in-industry researchers for the first Study Groups in the region. Academic participants will be drawn from Oxford’s large international ... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
09:00-12:00
SHOWCASE

Viz: 5 Distributed Scientific Visualization Using SAGE & cgIX WE231 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Christopher Knox,

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Wednesday
26 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
13:00-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 9

Science and Technology of Ultrananocyrstalline Diamond Films for Application to Multifunctional System Components and Devices 2/2 Lectures

Speaker: Orlando Auciello,

This lecture will discuss the status of the revolutionary UNCD film technology developed and patented at Argonne National Laboratory. UNCD thin films are grown by microwave plasma or hot filament chemical vapor deposition, using a novel patented Ar/CH4 plasma chemistry... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
13:30-16:30
Building 9

"Drug Design and Discovery: Theory and Experiments with Computational Protein-Protein Docking" 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Chandrajit Bajaj,

In this course, you shall learn the essential geometric, functional analysis algorithms and dynamic data structures, that are at the core of protein-protein docking search and scoring programs... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9

Evolution of Integrated Circuits and Future of Semiconductors WE254 Lectures

Speaker: Kin Leong Pey,

Since the invention of integrated circuits about 60 years ago, the technology is advancing at unbelievable pace. In the recently concluded 2010 International Electron Devices Meeting in San Francisco, USA, much of the talk... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Student Center, Bldg.18, conference room 4223

Violin Class Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Yuhong Kuang,

This 1-hour daily class given for two weeks will introduce the beginning student to the art of violin playing. Hands-on experience with the instrument will allow the student to appreciate the complexity of learning to play the violin, but leave with the satisfaction of knowing how to play several folk songs and easy pieces. More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
16:00-17:00
Harbor Secondary School

Music Workshop WE309 Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Richard Swann,

This four, one-hour workshop will allow the student to explore further the elements of Western music. More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Auditorium, Bldg.20

Volcanoes in Saudi Arabia and Iceland: Does a Sleeping Eyjafjallajökull Volcano” Exist in Saudi Arabia? WE251 Lectures

Speaker: Sigurjón Jónsson,

The volcanic eruption of Eyjafjallajökull (Iceland) revealed how vulnerable our modern society can be to natural hazards. More than 100,000 flights were cancelled during the most active week in April 2010, causing massive travel chaos and $1.7 billion loss to ... More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

Please register directly with Coastline: marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa Please note that a small fee of 100SR will be charged for this event. 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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Wednesday
26 January 2011
18:30-20:00
Auditorium, Bldg.20

Preconceived Ideas regarding Saudi Workforce WE114 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Abdulrahman Al-Zamil,

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Thursday
27 January 2011
10:00-22:00

Jeddah Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

Please register by using the link below :
https://spreadsheets.google.com/a/kaust.edu.sa/embeddedform?formkey=dGhvZEFCd3B1eS1PZW81dGlGcFN6LUE6MQ
Please pay SR 100 at the WEP Desk, Student Center by 4.00 pm on Tuesday 18th January 2011.
An excellent chance to visit a number of museums and cultural sites all in one day !. Tour includes the King Abdulaziz Palace Museum (where HRH King Abdulaziz originally signed... More

Thursday
27 January 2011
10:00-13:00
Thuwal Park On the fields outside the mansions.

WEP Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimate Clinic Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Becca Tucker, Joe Gara

Ultimate Clinic – Open to all KAUST community members aged 10 years and above. Skills include throwing, catching and offensive and defensive strategies, etc. Experienced coaches will introduce the game to beginners and help experienced players improve their skills. More

Thursday
27 January 2011
13:00-22:30
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Thursday
27 January 2011
16:00-18:00
Thuwal Park On the field next to the Island ECC and the event will take place throughout the park.

WEP Ultimate Frisbee: Disk Golf Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Becca Tucker, Joe Gara

Disk Golf – Nine hole course set on the Thuwal Park. Coaches will teach the basics of disc golf to beginners, and everyone will play. More

Thursday
27 January 2011
18:00-22:00
Thuwal Park Soccer fields

WEP Football/Soccer Tournament Art, Culture and Recreation

Speaker: Adel Saad,

This tournament is an outdoor 7v7 men's football tournament. The tournament is open to all KAUST community members ages 16 and up. In order to participate, all players are required to have registered prior to tournament day (January 27th). Registration is on a first come first serve basis. There are limited spaces so the earlier you commit the better the chances you will reserve a spot for your team. A waiting list will be created for teams looking to fill spots in case of a cancellation. Roster Size 10 Maximum. Email Adel.Saad@kaust.edu.sa for additional questions. More

Thursday
27 January 2011
20:00-22:00
Harbor Recreation Center

WEP Bowling Tournament Art, Culture and Recreation

The Harbor Sports Club is hosting the WEP Bowling Tournament which is open to all members of the community. To enter the bowling competition, contact the Recreation Help desk on (02) 808 6616 or email recreation@kaust.edu.sa More

Friday
28 January 2011
08:00-15:00
Thuwal Park On the fields outside the mansions.

WEP Ultimate Frisbee: Ultimate Tournament Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Becca Tucker, Joe Gara

WEP Ultimate Tournament – Open to everyone ages 10 and up. Individuals will be placed on balanced teams and play a series of games for the championship. Register at More

Friday
28 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Saafa Golf CLub

WEP Golf Cup Art, Culture and Recreation

Safaa Golf Club will be hosting the 2011 WEP Golf Tournament open to all community members. The 2011 W.E.P. Cup will be run in a Texas Scramble format .... More

Friday
28 January 2011
13:15-22:45
KAUST Cinema

WEP Film Festival Art, Culture and Recreation

NO registration is needed. Please go to the venue as seats will be taken based on first come first served. More

Friday
28 January 2011
18:30-20:30
TBA

WEP Women's Badminton Tournament Art, Culture and Recreation

The Harbor Sports Club is hosting 2 separate WEP badminton tournaments that are active, competitive and most importantly fun. Separate tournaments are being held for men’s singles and women’s singles... More

Friday
28 January 2011
18:30-20:30
TBA

WEP Men’s Badminton Tournament Art, Culture and Recreation

The Harbor Sports Club is hosting 2 WEP badminton tournaments that are active, competitive and most importantly fun. Separate tournaments are being held for men’s singles and women’s singles and ... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

The Art of Being a Scientist WE 232 1/3 Courses

Speakers: Ken Larner, Roel Snieder

The Art of Being a Scientist. The current model for training researchers is very much like the medieval system where an apprentice follows a master for years of training. This model gives graduate students valuable hands-on experience. What often lacks in this ... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

The Geopolitics of Energy Efficiency WE235 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Claudia Bettiol,

Market dynamics change according to the size of products sold to consumers. This is also true in the case of energy related technologies... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Saturday
29 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB 216C 1/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. More

Saturday
29 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 18. Fellowship Room on the 4th floor.

Surviving the Ph.D. Dissertation WE208 Courses

Speaker: Randy Moredock,

Completing research for and writing a dissertation or master’s thesis can be very challenging. Some people become so anxious about the process that they can’t find a way to proceed with their work. The goals of this workshop are: to help you learn ... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Lecture hall 1

Open Access: Accelerating Scientific Progress WE113 Lectures

Speaker: Peter Jerram,

Does the traditional subscription-based publishing model serve science and medicine? Medical and scientific research results — the world’s vast compendium of scientific knowledge... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
16:00-19:00
Lecture hall 2

Introduction to the Art of Islamic Calligraphy WE259 Lectures

Speaker: Ammar Nahwi,

In this introductory workshop, you will be given an overview of the art of Islamic Calligraphy as one of the most prominent forms of visual arts in the Islamic Culture. Topics will include the history and development of Islamic Calligraphy... More

Saturday
29 January 2011
16:00-18:00
Bldg 19 Level 3, Room 1 & 2

Communicating Effectively in the Classroom Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Ken Larner, Roel Snieder

More

Saturday
29 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Saturday
29 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Library - Level 2

Research Poster Session Awards Special Events

The 2011 WEP Committee proudly presents the first “Research Poster Session”. During this session, graduate students and postdocs will present their research work to the KAUST... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

The Art of Being a Scientist WE 232 2/3 Courses

Speakers: Ken Larner, Roel Snieder

The Art of Being a Scientist. The current model for training researchers is very much like the medieval system where an apprentice follows a master for years of training. This model gives graduate students valuable hands-on experience. What often lacks in this ... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

The Geopolitics of Energy Efficiency WE235 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Claudia Bettiol,

Market dynamics change according to the size of products sold to consumers. This is also true in the case of energy related technologies... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

(Postponed to Jan 31st) Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization WE234 Courses

Speaker: Mrinal Sen,

(Postponed to Jan 31st)
This is a two-day course. Seismic inversion has now become a routine process to build reservoir models. Seismic data with widespread spatial coverage are integrated with well logs and geologic information to estimate ... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
09:00-17:00
Conference Center, Bldg.19

The Anthropogenic Water Cycle: Solutions to Minimize Environmental Impacts and Promote Reuse Options WE288 Symposium

Speakers: David Reckhow, Gary Amy, James Leckie, Jean-Philippe Croue, Jurg Keller, Martin Jekel

The programme for this One-day Symposium will feature lectures by David Reckhow; Jurg Keller; James Leckie; Martin Jekel... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
09:00-16:30
Building 9

Cloud Computing: Concepts and Technologies WE256 Courses

Speaker: Sambit Sahu,

This tutorial will provide an introduction to cloud computing with emphasis on hands-on experience and understanding of underlying concepts and technologies. More

Sunday
30 January 2011
13:15-14:30
Level 0 between Diner and Library

Musical Marathon Art, Culture and Recreation

The Musical Marathon is an informal "talent show" to be presented during the lunchtime hours on the Level 0 courtyard between the Campus Diner and the Library. We encourage a variety of talents to be featured. ... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

- Cancelled - Women's Role in Business: a Personal Journey Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Lama Abdulaziz Al-Sulaiman,

Cancelled due to the speaker's unavailability. More

Sunday
30 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Building 18. Fellowship Room on the 4th floor.

Steps to Successful Roommate Relationships WE283 Courses

Speaker: Randy Moredock,

This workshop presents steps to developing and maintaining a successful relationship with your roommate(s). More

Sunday
30 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 18. Fellowship Room on the 4th floor.

Surviving the Ph.D. Dissertation WE208 Courses

Speaker: Randy Moredock,

Completing research for and writing a dissertation or master’s thesis can be very challenging. Some people become so anxious about the process that they can’t find a way to proceed with their work. The goals of this workshop are: to help you learn ... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9

How to Write About Science for a General Audience: Five Practical Tips WE241 Lectures

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

This short session introduces clear guidelines for writing for popular science journals. During the workshop participants discover how writing for peer-reviewed journals differs from writing for popular science journals. Based on a study by Hyland (2010).... More

Sunday
30 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Refresh your English Grammar with Communicative Tasks WE280 Courses

Speaker: Ari Sherris,

Since the communicative revolution in language education, grammar tasks have become an integral part of the learning process. Participants will have multiple opportunities to interact in creative ways. The tasks generate the conditions for internalizing grammar that motive and engage participants. More

Sunday
30 January 2011
19:30-21:00
Auditorium, Bldg. 20

Poetry Reading Art, Culture and Recreation

Speakers: Ahmad Kadoura, Magriet Ruurs, Naomi Nye

This evening of poetry reading will feature our two guests from the KAUST Schools who this week are working with the children on their own poetry workshop. Ms. Nye and Ms. Ruurs will each share excerpts from their own volumes of works. A special addition to the program is KAUST’s own poet, graduate student Ahmad Kadoura, a finalist at last year’s Talent Show who will be sharing his poetry in Arabic. More

Monday
31 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

The Art of Being a Scientist WE 232 3/3 Courses

Speakers: Ken Larner, Roel Snieder

The Art of Being a Scientist. The current model for training researchers is very much like the medieval system where an apprentice follows a master for years of training. This model gives graduate students valuable hands-on experience. What often lacks in this... More

Monday
31 January 2011
09:00-12:00
Building 9

Symbiosis - from organisms to the planet Courses

Speaker: John Cheeseman,

All organisms on earth occur in some sort of symbiotic relationship with other organisms, and symbiosis was probably critical for the colonization of land by multicellular organisms.... More

Monday
31 January 2011
09:00-13:00
Building 9

Seismic Inversion for Reservoir Characterization WE234 (PART 1 + 2) Courses

Speaker: Mrinal Sen,

Part 1 + 2 Seismic inversion has now become a routine process to build reservoir models. Seismic data with widespread spatial coverage are integrated with well logs and geologic information to estimate More

Monday
31 January 2011
12:30-13:00
Museum

KAUST Museum Tour Art, Culture and Recreation

The Museum celebrates the contributions of Muslim scholars to science and technology during the first Golden Age of Islam from the year 650 to 1650. These Muslim scholars include amongst them the great scientists, inventors, engineers, mathematicians and teachers of that time. Join members of the Museum staff in a 30-minute introductory tour of the facility. More

Monday
31 January 2011
13:30-14:30

Harnessing Adaptive Traits from Extremophiles to Increase Food Security WE236 Lectures

Speaker: John Cheeseman,

World wide, food security is increasingly endangered by the combination of rapidly increasing numbers of people to feed and biotic and abiotic stresses which limit or reduce capacities for food production. Building on knowledge derived from Arabidopsis... More

Monday
31 January 2011
13:30-14:30
Campus Library

Introduction to MATLAB 216C 2/2 Courses

Speaker: Soheyb Kouider,

To register for this course, please register for part 1 of the course on 29 January, 2011. Taking all 2 classes for this course is required.

The word MATLAB is the abbreviation of “Matrix Laboratory”. It is a powerful programming language designed for technical and scientific computations. This course will introduce the tool and then be tailored to the specific application needs of participants depending on their research topics. More

Monday
31 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 18. Fellowship Room on the 4th floor.

Surviving the Ph.D. Dissertation WE208 Courses

Speaker: Randy Moredock,

Completing research for and writing a dissertation or master’s thesis can be very challenging. Some people become so anxious about the process that they can’t find a way to proceed with their work. The goals of this workshop are: to help you learn what... More

Monday
31 January 2011
15:00-16:00
Building 9, Lecture hall 1

Saudi Culture & It's Implications on Business WE116 Keynote Speakers

Speaker: Khalid Suliman Alrajhi,

More

Monday
31 January 2011
16:30-17:30
Building 9

Fine-Tune your Resumé WE287 Courses

Speaker: Erica Jolly,

Learn how to write a dynamic, eye-catching resume in preparation for post-graduate job hunting. More

Monday
31 January 2011
16:30-18:30
Harbour Marina

Sunset Boat Cruise Art, Culture and Recreation

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 enjoying a delicious meal accompanied by a spectacular sunset and night-time view of the KAUST campus. Please note that a small fee will be charged for this event. Please register directly with Coastline at marinebookings@kaust.edu.sa More

Monday
31 January 2011
19:30-22:00
Harbor Walk

WEP Closing Ceremony Special Events

The 2011 Winter Enrichment Program comes to an end with an evening of food and entertainment at the Harbor Walk. The evening will celebrate the activities that have taken place during W.E.P. with an awards ceremony and trophy presentation for the winners of the sporting competitions and a choral performance by the KAUST School. A sit down dinner will be served at 8.00pm with gentle music and socializing being the perfect end to this year’s program of activities. More

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