Mobaderoon

Rector Inaugurates Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy and Islamic Arts

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center Under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir, His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, inaugurated a competition for Arabic calligraphy. This competition is part of the Mobaderoon initiative and is executed by the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education. It targets both citizens and residents who are interested in Arabic calligraphy. Rector Al-Solamy praised His Royal Highness's patronage of this competition which coincides with the announcement by Minister of Culture, Prince Badr bin Abdullah bin Farhan, that 2020 will be the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy." The Year of Arabic Calligraphy is in accord with the roles of the Ministries of Education and Culture in advancing various fields of education and culture and enhancing the presence of Arabic calligraphy in all sectors. It aims to spread awareness on the importance of this cultural heritage as it is one of the ancient esthetic cultural arts. Rector Al-Solamy confirmed that King Khalid University will continuously support all activities of benefit to the community. Vice Rector for Business and Knowledge Economy, Prof. Abdullatif Al-Hadithi, thanked, during the inauguration meeting, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for the continuous support of initiatives that aim to encourage the talented. He also praised all the efforts dedicated to supporting culture, knowledge, and the Arabic language. Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Prof. Omar Aqeel, praised the efforts of the university which stem from its strong belief in the importance of cultural initiatives. He pointed out that this competition will continue for three weeks where a selection of calligraphy artists will judge it. It includes the seven types of Arabic calligraphy: Athuluth, AlJali, Anaskh, Alruqa’ah, Alkufi, Aldewani, and Nasta’liq. Dean Aqeel noted that prizes would total 80,000 riyals. Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Deanship of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Ahmed Al-Zamili, explained that the competition aims to spread awareness on the importance of Arabic calligraphy, emphasize the aesthetic aspects of it and its different types, appreciate its value as a craft and discover new talents. It also aims to preserve its methods and rules, perfect the shapes of letters and words, encourage pride in Arabic and its arts, make good use of free time, and get to know some of the main spelling rules. The competition will work on the importance of writing skills, enriching the language, expanding the scope of knowledge, and getting used to writing neatly and slowly. It gives a chance to those interested in calligraphy and offers the knowledge they need by training them. He urged all who wish to participate in this competition to visit the website by (clicking here).
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Mobaderoon Benefits More Than 48,500 People

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center King Khalid University continues to implement the programs of Mobaderoon, which was launched at the beginning of Ramadan and continues until the end of Dhu al-Hijjah. The project had many activities and programs which targeted the public writ large. His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, explained that the project aims to provide unique learning opportunities during the holidays. The project has three categories, namely development programs for students, faculty members, and society. Courses and meetings were held as a part of Mobaderoon, with many covering the national efforts to fight against COVID-19. The other courses and meetings dealt with the requirements of the labor market. Rector Al-Solamy thanked all those who participated in delivering and implementing the project's programs. Project Supervisor, Dr. Nasser Mansour Tayran, pointed out that Mobaderoon delivered 32 programs varying between competitions, courses, lectures, and meetings, highlighting that forty-eight thousand five hundred forty-seven people attended them from Saudi Arabia and 44 from other countries. It is worth mentioning that those who benefited from Mobaderoon since its launch exceeded 100,000 people, with 27,236 in Ramadan, 25,099 in Shawwal, and 48,547 in Dhu al-Qi'dah.
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Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education Launches 2 More Courses

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Under the Mobaderoon initiative, the Deanship of Community Service and Continuing Education at King Khalid University recently organized an online training course entitled "Self-learning and E-learning Skills." This course targets faulty members and is to be delivered by Vice Dean of E-learning for Innovation, Dr. Naif Jabali. For those interested in this course, please (click here). The second course, organized in collaboration with Abha Community College, is an online training course entitled "Organizational Change Management." The course targets administration employees and is to be delivered by Ms. Sahar Al-Shammari, a lecturer at the Department of Business Administration. The course will be on Saturday and Sunday the thirteenth and fourteenth of Dhul Qi’dah; registration is available (here). Dean of Community Service and Continuous Learning, Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, explained that the first course aims to define E-learning, focus on its importance, and differentiate between self-learning and e-learning. It will also discuss the Self-Learning Impact Pyramid, strategic ways to e-learning and self-learning, and using self-learning tools. Dean Aqeel also explained that the second course aims to highlight the importance of positive change management and its role in developing performance, problem-solving, and achieving goals on the personal and professional levels. It aims to introduce: strategic planning systems and ways to activate it, administrative skills and its applications and leadership strategies in the administrative field.
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College of Engineering Pulls Together to Produce 11,000 Pieces of Medical Equipment During Pandemic

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  In earlier news stories, we reported — under the patronage of His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy — that the College of Engineering launched an initiative for manufacturing medical equipment and personal protective equipment (PPE), using 3D printing in the Digital Fabrication Lab, to help meet the critical shortage for medical professionals treating COVID-19 patients. We noted that students from the College of Engineering will participate under the supervision of highly experienced faculty members on the initiative team. We are pleased to announce that this initiative, which is part of "Mobaderoon", has led to the production of more than 11,000 pieces of medical equipment and PPE — with 4,000 more under production — to the Department of Health Affairs in Asir, the Asir Municipality, College of Dentistry Clinics, the General Administration for University Safety and Security, the university's housing office, and the Al Haram Al Madani Maintenance company. Dean of the College of Engineering, Dr. Muhammad Al-Misfer explained that this initiative is one of a set of research and manufacturing initiatives launched by the College of Engineering to mitigate the spread of COVID-19; it comes within the university belief in facing challenges that society goes through and finding solutions to overcome them. Dean Al-Misfer pointed out that the idea of ​​this initiative came to take advantage of the technology of 3D printers and find appropriate solutions, meeting the PPE needs of the public writ large. Dean Al-Misfer raised his thanks to Asir Gov. Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz for his tutelage, His Excellency Rector Al-Solamy for his support, the faculty production team, and the students for their hard and fruitful work.
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Choosing the Right Journal for Your Research Training Program

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Scientific Research at King Khalid University organized a training program as a part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. The online training program targets researchers and is entitled "Choosing Humanities and Social Sciences Journals". The program will be delivered by Vice Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Zehbah Al-Raiza. To register, please (click here). Dean of Scientific Research, Dr. Hamed Al-Qarni, explained the program focus on developing the basic skills to publish in scientific journals, so they can share their scientific research locally and globally. The program is a part of a series of training course and programs which aim to develop the scientific, research and professional levels of male and female researchers.
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Creativity and Innovation Competition Sparks Interest

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Represented by the Center of Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship, King Khalid University continues to receive entries for "The Best Innovative Solution to the COVID-19 Pandemic", which is part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. Entries will close on the 11th of Ḏū al-Ḥijjah. For entry submissions, please click here. Talent, Creativity and Entrepreneurship Director, Dr. Mohamed bin Khammash Al-Maghrabi, explained that the competition targets those interested in innovation and aims to offer an opportunity to design ideas and innovations that offer creative solutions appropriate to the current conditions of the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. He noted that the center has allocated 3 prizes for the winners of the first three places, with a value of 10,000 riyals, whereby the first-place winner will receive an amount of 5,000 riyals, the second center will be 3,000 riyals, and the third will be 2,000 riyals.
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EndNote Training Course Launched

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  The Deanship of Graduate Studies at King Khaled University, within the "Mobaderoon" initiative, will launch an online course entitled "Organizing and Managing Scientific References in English and Arabic Languages Using EndNote". The course is tailored to graduate students at the university. The course will be presented by Dr. Abdul Rahim Mahmoud Ali, associate professor of applied mathematics, next Wednesday evening. For registration, please (click here). Dean of Graduate Studies, Dr. Ahmed Al-Fayea, explained that the course aims to introduce the EndNote indexing program; how to create a reference library; how to cite references using the program; change references and citation patterns to suit different journals; in addition to how to organize Arabic references through the program; and how to download magazine styles via the Internet. Dean Al-Fayea added that the course comes within the series of courses and programs targeted to raise the scientific research and professional level of the graduate students at the university.
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$80,000 Slated for Winners of Arabic Calligraphy Competition

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  King Khalid University continued to receive participation from candidates interested in the Arabic Calligraphy Competition, which was launched last Monday, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir. The competition — formed in line with the Ministry of Culture's Year of Arabic Calligraphy — was inaugurated by His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, as part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Prof. Omar Alwan Aqeel, explained that awards of the competition will total $80,000 in seven categories. First place in each category will be awarded 5,000 sar, second place will be awarded 3,000 sar, third place will be awarded 2,000 sar, and fourth/fifth place will be awarded 1,000 sar. To participate in the competition, please click here.
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University to Launch R Programming for Data Science Bootcamp

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  Dean of College of Computer Science, Dr. Ali Mohammed Algarwi, stated that the program comes within the university's "Mobaderoon" initiative. The project includes extensive training in the basics of data science, also data engineering, learning data analysis, graphing and eliciting patterns from data. The camp was developed for those interested in data science who want to master the basics of R, handle data structures, and manage data in the most efficient way. It is also tailored to data management and analyst professionals from all sectors. Dr. Areej Al-Asiri, the program presenter, faculty member at the College of Computer Science, says: "The program provides the basics of data analysis and extrapolation in order to explore its patterns and phenomena using the R language, starting with initial analysis, data engineering, and then employing machine learning algorithms to extrapolate data. It also focuses on data imaging techniques and using it in making a decision through the practical application of these techniques using real situation based data from various challenges." Furthermore, Dr. Asiri noted that the camp aims to develop an understanding of data analysis and imaging, providing them with the most important technical skills for data engineering. It will introduce participants to basic machine learning techniques and applications in data analysis, extrapolation, and pattern discovery. It also aims to introduce data visualization techniques used in strategic decision-making. Of noteworthy mention, the program allows participants the opportunity to build a portfolio while receiving instant and personalized feedback.
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Arab Calligraphy Competition Attracts 2,000 Visitors to Website

Source: King Khalid University - Media Center  King Khalid University continued to receive participation from candidates interested in the Arabic Calligraphy Competition, which was launched last Monday, under the patronage of His Royal Highness Prince Turki bin Talal bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Asir. The competition — formed in line with the Ministry of Culture's Year of Arabic Calligraphy — was inaugurated by His Excellency, King Khalid University Rector Prof. Falleh Al-Solamy, as part of the "Mobaderoon" initiative. Of note, the competition offers generous awards totaling 80,000 riyals which will be granted to the winners from citizens and residents in the Kingdom. Dean of Community Service and Continuing Education, Dr. Omar Alwan Aqeel, highlighted that the competition site witnessed more than 2,000 visits within three days from ten countries, including: Saudi Arabia, Egypt, the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, Morocco, Algeria, Kuwait, America, Yemen, and Turkey. Dean Aqeel assured that all the work of the contestants is subject to arbitration by experts and specialists in the art of Arabic calligraphy, where the jury consists of Khalid Saeed Al-Qahtani, Chairman of the Committee, who is the director of the Ibn Al-Bawab Center for Arabic Calligraphy and a founding member of most of the associations and calligraphy centers in the Kingdom. The committee members are Nasser Al-Maimoon, who is considered the representative of the Kingdom in the art of Arabic calligraphy internationally as he has won more than 30 awards in the field, as well as Jamal Al-Kabasi who is a pioneer of the Kufic script. Also included is Ayed Al Obaid who is one of the members of the Saudi Calligraphy Society and an academic researcher in Arabic calligraphy and founder of the Center Ibn Al-Bawab. The committee also includes Ibrahim Al-Arafi, a calligrapher of the Noble Sanctuary of the Holy Mosque, who has won several awards in this field, in addition to Serag Al-Omari, the international representative of the Kingdom, who has won several different awards locally and globally. Those wishing to participate in the competition can log on to the website (by clicking here).
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