King Khalid University

Balanced Development and King Salman Economy Vision Conference

King Khalid university represented by the college of business is to hold the “ Balanced Development According to King Salman’s Economical Vision “ conference on the 20 -21/6/1440Ah - 26/2/2019. His excellency king Khalid University rector prof.Falleh bin Rajallah Al Solami explained, that the conference is in line with the Saudi 2030 vision and the national 2020 transition program, and aims to utilize the role of national institutions and Saudi universities, in aspiring the achievement of the national vision and applying scientific methods to the philosophy of a diverse economic development, stressing on the value of the expected recommendations and outcomes of the conference, and hoping to meet the desired intentions. The university vice rector of postgraduate studies and research Dr. Saad bin Abdulrahman Al Amery,noted that the conference will discuss King Salman’s economic development vision, theories of balanced economy development dimensions and the methods to applying them to Saudi economy, the indicators to economic development in Saudi Arabia , 2030vision challenges and aspirations, the role of balanced economy development in reforming Saudi economy,in addition to international balanced economy success stories and the reality of the Saudi economy. The dean of the college of business Dr. Fayiz Owid Al Dafra, confirmed that the conference purpose is to reach a deeper understanding of the concept of balanced economy development and the impact it holds on societies and economies, the role of a diverse economy in the structure of our national income as well as the increase in the percentage of non -oil dependent business in the national economic production and the risk prevention of oil price drop in the Saudi economy, the role of the national investment bank in light of the 2030 vision in addition to the most prominent social and economic risks that may face the Saudi market. However, the conference scientific committee director Dr.Hussain Al Abeeid, pointed that the committee has received 69 papers , 37 of which have been selected and referred to the conference committee, where 22 papers will be presented in the conference in 5 sessions by specialist from 9 different nationalities ,5 of which are from overseas, in addition to workshops and talks to discuss the reality of the Saudi economy.  
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Metabolism Disorders in Newborns

  The Media and Communication Department at King Khalid University held an awareness campaign on metabolic disorders in newborns. 'Early Diagnosis to Protect Newborns' was the slogan designed in collaboration with the private sector. The campaign's purpose focused on metabolic disorders in newborns and the critical importance of early detection to prevent disabilities. It was noted that the rare genetic disorder appears in the early stages of infancy leading to permanent disabilities. The campaign is the graduation project for Strategic Communication Media Department students Shog Mohammad Al-Qarni and Hanan Mushabab. They worked under the supervision of Department of Media and Communication Head, Nora Al-Amer. The campaign team included Dr. Mohammad Hajie, who explained that the probability of this disorder is usually found with couples who share the same genetic history. Dr. Hajie added the Ministry of Health has established a routine procedure in public and private hospitals to examine newborns and diagnose the disorder in early stages, which must take place in the first 72 hours of birth. He discussed the significance of the 'Genome Project' and the work that they do. The not-for-profit project finds cures for genetic disorders and diseases to prevent and protect the spread of genetic disabilities. The campaign introduced the causes and symptoms of this disorder, including the lack of important enzymes in the body, which are responsible for converting nutrients from protein, carbohydrates, and fats to small molecules. In turn, this leads to the accumulation of nutrients in the body causing excessive concentration in the blood. With early diagnosis, it was related, the threat of toxins and cell inactivity are drastically reduced.  
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King Khalid university to Celebrates World Engineer Day

The College of engineering at King Khalid University is to organize  the activities of the 6th world Engineer day tomorrow the 26th of Rabie Al Awal 1440Ah in the university main campus “Greger “  On his part, the dean of the College of Engineering Dr. Ibrahim Idris Al Falqi explained that the activities will include a project exhibition in building A, in addition  to a number of topics that are of interest to engineering student such as graduation projects, career potentials, interviews, building a professional C.V, as well as students development initiatives,noting that discussion will be held in hall 145 in the College of Engineering.  Al Falqi, added that the college is keen to host director of facilities management in the southern sector of the Saudi Electricity Company Eng. Sayyaf bin Saeed Al Shahrani, in discussion session where he will discuss his career path, the highlights and obstacles he faced as an engineer. The activities will also include a Q/A session to answer students questions with the college vice deans and faculty members.  It is worth mentioning, that the  College of Engineering at King Khalid University celebrates  Engineer day on an annual basis to support students, motivate excellence, and celebrate the value of engineers in the world.   
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University Team Wins the Sports Federation Cup for Saudi University Urban Marathon

  King Khalid University's Urban Marathon Team won first place in the 'Urban Marathon Race'. The Saudi Universities Sports Federation conferred the award in collaboration with the University of Hail. His Excellency Hail University Rector, Dr. Khalil Ibrahim, and Director of the Saudi Universities Sports Federation, Dr. Abdullah Al-Bogmi, presided over the event. His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy congratulated the members of the team on their outstanding achievement, stressing that the win was the result of the hard work and valiant efforts exerted by the students. Dean of Student Affairs, Dr. Abdullah bin Mansour Al-Atheed, congratulated His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy, pointing out that this success adds to the university's achievement and accomplishments. Student Sports Activities Vice Dean, Dr. Khalid Ibrahim Asiri, explained that this victory is the result of relentless training and consistent routines. 'Our champions and their coach gave all that they had," he concluded.
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Deputy Governor Leads Meeting on Summer Coding School

  HRH Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Asir Deputy Governor, met with his excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, the Director of Public Education in Asir, Mr. Jlwi Kurkuman, the Dean of the College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Al-Karawi, and Takaful Association Founder, Mr. Abdullah Al-Yousi, in his office regarding the summer coding program and other related initiatives. Also in attendance was a group of students from the summer coding school which was supervised and executed by the College of Computer Science and sponsored by the Takaful Association. At the beginning of the meeting, HRH Prince Talal welcomed the guests. After that, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy spoke about the summer coding school and the university’s interest and support of these initiatives. He also noted the benefits the community derives from such service-oriented programs. The rector noted that bringing people into Asir be it by educational programs, general tourism, and ecotourism is a high priority. This past summer's coding program not only brought people to Abha but also confers lasting benefits to the region based on students who are either local or plan to stay in the area. Dean Al-Karawi followed by presenting a detailed explanation of the goals and procedures of the summer coding program. He noted that the university has provided and continues to provide unwavering support and encouragement for the program to the mutual benefit of all participants. He expressed his gratitude to the participants for their enthusiasm and coding talent. He is committed to developing these nascent talented individuals in furtherance of national goals as set forth in Vision 2030. Dean Al-Qarawi noted that the summer coding program successfully achieved its goals in scouting young talents in the field of technology. It also held a number of meetings and workshops including: Computer Science and its developments; Artificial intelligence; Robotics; 3D printing; Smart cities; Information security; Social media and its impact on society; Cloud computing. Towards the conclusion of the program, HRH hosted a Q&A session and solicited opinions from participants in the summer coding school. He answered all of the questions and took note of the student's suggestions for improving the program. Finally, he thanked all of the participants for attending and making the program successful.
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University Director Attends the open meeting of the President of the General Authority for Statistics

  On the 19th of Rabīʿ al-Awwal, as part of the statistics awareness week, King Khalid University hosted an open meeting with His Excellency President of the General Authority for Statistics (GaStat), Dr. Fahad bin Sulaiman Al-Tekhaifi. The meeting, titled 'Statistical Data Methods', was designed to raise awareness about the relevance and importance of statistical analysis in the Kingdom. His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, personally hosted this meeting at the Gregor Campus. After welcoming the President of GaStat and his delegation, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy noted that accurate statistics is a necessary element to the understanding and advancement of applied knowledge. 'King Khalid University is committed to supporting statistical services and is proud to be a collaborating partner in these efforts', said Al-Solamy. Note that King Khalid University is home to the Saudi Science Statistics Committee. Also in attendance was Dr. Ibrahim Al-Munjie, director of the Saudi Science Statistics Committee. In his address to the meeting attendees, he pointed out that inadequate statistical analysis limits progress and undermines potential efficiency improvements on many types of projects. Raising awareness of the critical need for numerical analyses at Saudi universities is an initial step towards widespread acceptance and advancement of statistical research he related. Prior to the conclusion of the meeting, President Al-Tekhaifi stressed the importance of statistics in academia. He pointed out that the academic world serves as a bridge to and conduit for improved research in the commercial world. He also announced that GaStat is in the process of building a special website for both students and researchers focusing on access to statistical analysis tools and ways to support studies. Also, GaStat Deputy Director of Strategic Communication and Customer Support, Tayseer Al-Mufrij, delivered a lecture titled 'The Role of University Students in National Development'. At the conclusion of the meeting, Rector Al-Solamy presented President Al-Takehfi with a plaque and certificate honoring his exemplary leadership and excellence in the field. The participants and attendees were honored as well.  
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Become Your Child's Language Specialist

  The Department of Media and Communication held a workshop titled 'Become your Child's Language Specialist'. The purpose was to raise awareness of speech and language problems in children and review potential solutions. Media and Communication Students Abeer Hakami and Latif Al-Bishri worked in collaboration with the private sector on this as a capstone project under the supervision of Department of Media and Communication Head, Nora Al-Amer. The professional campaign team included Dr. Rana Al-Masry, speech therapist, Dr. Ahmed Hakami, family doctor, and Dr. Fardos Al-Baha, psychologist. They reviewed the causes of language learning deficiencies and the strategies to mitigate these difficulties. They then had a Q&A session for the audience consisting of more than 300 visitors. At the end of the program, guests were provided booklets, flyers, and brochures to spread awareness of the campaign.
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King Khalid University Organizes Anatomy Exhibition

  On the 20th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, the School of Medicine hosted the 'First Annual Anatomy Exhibition' under the supervision of the School of Medicine Dean, Dr. Suleiman bin Mohammad Hamid. The purpose of the exhibition was to show how modern technology is used to educate future medical professionals about human anatomy and physiology. The exhibition included visual displays, an explanatory booth, and PowerPoint presentations showing the structures and functions of the human body. Dean Hamid congratulated the students on their hard work and success in delivering a well-organized and useful exhibition. 'The School of Medicine is committed to providing a supportive learning environment that maximizes student potential', he said. Anatomy Department Head, Dr. Mansour Al-Ghamdi, noted that this exhibition is the first of its kind and that a parallel exhibition was held concurrently at the Al-Samer Campus under the supervision of School of Medicine Assistant Dean, Dr. Sarah Ali Al-Shehri.
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Activities to Develop Abha Cultural Awards Launched Sponsored by the University Rector

On the 20th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, hosted the inaugural Abha Cultural Award Workshop in the main conference room of the e-Learning Deanship. This new cultural award is designed to honor and recognize humanitarian work within the region. This award will be presented to one or more distinguished citizens who not only work selflessly for the benefit of society, but who serve as a role model to younger people. Recognizing those who significantly contribute to the greater good are part and parcel of the overall strategy set forth in Saudi vision 2030. Rector Al-Solamy first asserted that King Khalid University is both honored and pleased to participate in developing the award in accordance with the direction and tutelage of Governor of Asir, HRH Prince Faisal bin Khalid. Rector Al-Solamy presented His Royal Highness a proposal including the names and qualifications of potential participants in the awards committee. After due consideration, His Royal Highness issued his preliminary approval to Rector Al-Solamy's great satisfaction. Rector Al-Solamy explained that the university will develop the award criteria and procedures utilizing cutting-edge methods of: design thinking, creativity, brainstorming, and critical analysis to reach results that are fair, just, and equitable while befitting the recognition of an award sanctioned by His Royal Highness. Afterward, the panel watched an introductory video on the award exhibiting its history, purpose, basic procedures, and the developments for collaboration underway with other GCC countries. It is worth noting that a number of sub-committee meetings took place during the main event. This is due to the inherent complexity in creating and implementing the award program. Some of these sub-committees are being led or supervised by faculty members at the university. At the conclusion of the event, Rector Al-Solamy honored the participants and thanked them for their efforts and enthusiasm in supporting this award endeavor.
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University Vice Rectors Sponsors the International Special Needs Day

On the 13th of Rabīʿ Al-Awwal, the Special Needs Center in the Deanship of Student Affairs celebrated 'International Day of Persons with Disabilities' at the Female Science College Theater. The event aimed to spread the awareness of persons with disabilities and their rights in society. The event began with a speech by Vice Rector of Students Affairs, Dr. Khalood Abu Melha, where she said: 'We seek to raise the awareness of special needs issues and rights through this event. Those having a reality to be accommodated number around one billion around the world and 1 million in Saudi Arabia. The rate of disability in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia is about 3% as compared to the 10% international level of disability. We call for an increase in the awareness of the challenges and life of those with special needs.' Vice Rector Abu Melha explained that the university spares no expense in the development of tailored programs for those with disabilities. By providing in-demand services and encouraging them to take part in all events and activities, the concept of special needs in our academic environment is firmly established at King Khalid University, she related. It was also mentioned that the university will undertake modifications to buildings, labs, and facilities to make them more accessible. In doing so, an environment that is optimal for learning will be provided. Vice Rector Abu Melha thanked His Excellency King Khalid University Rector, Prof. Falleh R. M. Al-Solamy, for his continuous support and attention. After, she extended her appreciation to the Dean of Student Affairs and to Dr. Kamlah Ali Mansoor, Special Needs Center director, for their role in developing the center's vision, mission, and goals. The event was concluded by a film that discussed the everyday life of people with special needs and an open discussion on suggestions and plans for persons with disabilities.
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