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Believing in the value of spreading knowledge in the field of information technology, the iT Deanship hosted the International Open Data Day Workshop, which aimed to spread the culture of open resources and the announcement of open data releases or other milestones in open data. The event was structured to cater to those interested in data and making use of their experience in finding solutions, innovations and investing in them.

The event began with a speech from the CIO, Dr. Salem Aleyani, where he commented on the future vision of analyzing data and the importance of utilizing open data in the workplace. He further related the understated value in increasing the community’s participation in data analysis and creativity in the transparent process of decision making. He also added that King Khalid University has started developing its policies for open data and usage rights in accordance with Vision 2030 -- a central objective to move towards a knowledge-based economy.

Following after, Ahmed Al-Qahtani, software engineer, spoke about the applications and experiences of the global open data market and the role it plays in improving the quality of services provided. After that, Yousry Ahmed, software engineer, analyzed Google models and how to utilize them in relation to open data. The topic of future open data applications and the internet of things in smart cities was presented by Mrs. Hind Assiri. The event was concluded by a representation of some applications in the field of education and e-learning which were linked to the accessibility of data and the spread of cultural awareness and community service.

It is worth mentioning that the event drew in over 40 participants -- in the male brainstorming room and the female training room --  as well as a high number of those watching the broadcast of the event from outside the university. At the end of the meeting, a tech community for those interested in open resources and its application was launched --  to join click here.

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The Deanship of Graduate Studies organized a workshop for graduate students entitled "Scientific Thesis and Research Project: From an Idea to a Discussion." The workshop was conducted under the supervision of Dr. Maflah Al-Qahtani and Dr. Ahmed Al-Ghamdi.

The Dean of Graduate Studies at the University, Dr. Ahmed Bin Yahya Al-Faya, explained that the workshop falls within the framework of the Deanship's interest in maintaining training programs in support of primary scientific output.  Noting that the deanship held a research ethics workshop in the previous semester, Al-Faya pointed out that the Deanship is working to develop support programs to train students on a continual basis. It was also noted that there are future plans for a scientific forum for postgraduate students at the university in the next academic year.

The topics of the workshop included: guidance and supervision, the duty of each faculty member and student, the idea of the research, the problem of the study and its limitations, previous studies, formulation of the research plan, the stages of validation of research and method of scientific documentation.

The faculty members who presented the workshop based their knowledge on a number of references including the executive rules of the Graduate Studies Board of Education in addition to scientific research methods, scientific references, and magazines.

The workshop was presented by Dr. Ahmed Saleh Qataran from the Faculty of Shari'a and Fundamentals of Religion, Dr. Alaa Ahmed from the Faculty of Humanities, and Dr. Abdullah bin Saad Al-Omari from the Faculty of Education.

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King Khalid University, represented by the Deanship of Faculty and Staff Affairs, organized a workshop on the procedural aspects of implementing the new job performance list with the participation of many university employees. The workshop was held in the central auditorium for males and simultaneously broadcasted to the Assamir Campus for females.

The workshop started with a speech delivered by the Chancellor of the University President, Mr. Abdullah bin Saad Al Faisal, in which he welcomed the workshop attendees. "The purpose of this workshop is to activate the awareness and educational aspects of the job performance evaluation system related to tasks and assessment of job evaluations. The outcomes of this workshop are considered one of the key elements and objectives of the Human Resources Management Program,” he said.

After that, everyone watched a visual presentation. Then, the Director of Administrative Development administration, Mr. Mohammed Bin Shaya Al Nahari, provided a detailed explanation of the new job performance list and discussed the objectives of performance management system and its benefits while illustrating how to administer it.

It is worth mentioning that the workshop discussed the definition and functions of the new job performance list, the related forms, and the list guide in order to streamline everyone's working knowledge.

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A number of recommendations were issued at the end of establishing the Awqaf of King Khalid University. The workshop was presented in collaboration with the Creative Centre for Studies and consultancy and training at King Abdul-Aziz University, and in the framework of the partnership between the two universities.

The workshop called for the initiative to establish a separate entity for the Awqaf of King Khalid University enjoys an independent legal personality which represents the university, with the provision of basic requirement and formulating endowment instrument and the Awqaf system flexibly, so as to achieve ambitions and future prospects.

The workshop also recommended that Awqaf should enjoy a scientific and professional rehabilitation, good social relations, leadership and managerial qualities, and previous experience in the field of philanthropy in general and endowments in particular.

Additionally, the workshop advocated the need for partnership and cooperation with scientific endowments and foundations and related governmental or private sectors to benefit from their experience. In addition, there was a necessity of Awqaf management by the profit thought of the private sector, and thus the need to draw a constituent, strategic and operational plans, with emphasis on independence in management, to ensure flexibility in making investment decisions.

She stressed on the necessity of diversification of financial resources and investment portfolios endowment, to achieve this reduction in the degree of risk, and maximize return on investment.

The workshop also noted in its recommendations that the legislation represents the most important current challenges facing the creation of endowments, stressing the need to focus on the big opportunities, rather than focusing only on the problems.

Al-Asmari: it will be a tributary of development in the region and a model of real partnership between the community and the university.

For his part, His Excellency the Secretary of the project to establish King Khalid University Awqaf, who is also the supervisor of the investment management of the university, Dr. Ibrahim Al-Asmari, said that the workshop is the crossroads of experiences and ideas adopted by the King Khalid University, in collaboration with endowments of King Abdul-Aziz University, after hosting judges, businessmen, and academicians who are interested in Waqf, as an effort of the university to establish a unique model for university endowments in the King Khalid University. He added that the meditator in these endowments, as evidenced by many of the local and international experiences, it will be a tributary of development in the region and a model of real partnership between the community and the university.

It is noteworthy that the workshop was hosted by His Excellency the previous member of the senior scientists Sheikh Qais Al Mubarak, HE Dr. the former Minister of Labor and Social Affairs, Dr. Ali bin Ibrahim Al Namlah, HE King Abdul-Aziz University former director Prof. Osama Al Tayeb, the head of the General Court in Dammam His virtue Saad Al-Muhanna, in addition to the KKU vice-Presidents and colleges' deans, and a number of specialists and businessmen, in order to benefit from their expertise in the areas of religious endowments, and to establish a model for outstanding university endowments.

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The university, represented by the Deanship of faculty and staff members, organized last Thursday, a workshop entitled "The duties and powers of heads of departments in colleges and supportive deanships"

The establishment of this workshop comes at the direction of the Rector, Prof.  Faleh bin Rajaa Allah Al Solamy to develop the duties and powers of the heads of departments of the university, in order to achieve progress for the sake of the university in various fields through the various departments.

The workshop was attended by more than 60 department heads, during which they discussed the many opportunities and challenges facing their departments in daily and future tasks.

Participants also made many proposals for the development of their duties and powers, which resulted in a number of recommendations at the end of the workshop. Among recommendations were support for continuous communication between department heads for the exchange successful experiences. Moreover, the workshop recommended working on unifying the organizational structures of the heads of departments in faculties and supportive Deanships, in addition to proposing some amendments to the duties and powers of the heads of departments in faculties and supportive deanships.

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The Faculty of Humanities, in collaboration with the General Directorate of Information Technology (IT), has organized a workshop for introducing the uses of the e-mail system through the official mail of the University. The workshop was held over two days.

The workshop addressed topics such as the role of e-mail at the facility and the speed of communication, follow-up administrative transactions and workflow procedures within the administrative and scientific college system. The workshop witnessed establishing mailing groups for various college departments, according to the administrative restructuring of the college to facilitate the electronic communication process.

Also, the workshop included a practical application of the mechanism of activating the service on smart devices for the trainees, in addition to activating groups and members for the sake of official correspondence service within the university website and the use of the official e-mail of the University

The workshop comes as part of the initiatives of "a paperless university." Moreover, the workshop is the first of its topic, and hopefully, it will be a light for many future training workshops, in cooperation with the relevant authorities, to serve all university employees in the technical field.

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His Excellency the Rector of King Khalid University, Prof. Dr. Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Dawood, has expressed his delight with choosing King Khalid University by the National Festival for Heritage and Culture, to participate in the festival by a workshop. His Excellency's statement was stated while sponsoring the workshop of social networks and values system in the society, which was organized by the Information and Communication Department of the University, and with the participation of more than 50 students from the department, as well as the participation of those who are interested from various faculties of King Khalid University.

Rector Al Dawood stressed that the university was cooperating with everyone. He praised the role presented by the workshop and the students who are working on its arrangements. He said, "This workshop is focusing on those who are the basis and the future of this country - youth" and he added, "Social networks are very popular among young people, particularly in Saudi Arabia, that is why why we support the establishment of such a workshop; to activate the role of male and female students." Rector Al Dawood also announced that the university was going to launch a national project which is a survey on the number of students from universities in various regions of the Kingdom. The project will end with the establishment of a national symposium through which such studies will be submitted and a number of researchers and specialists will be invited to participate with scientific papers.

At the beginning of the meeting, the supervisor of the workshop, who is also the Head of the Media and Communication Department of the KKU, Prof. Dr. Ali bin Shuweil Al-Qarni, welcomed the Rector and the Dean of the Faculty of Humanities, Dr. Yahya Al-Sharif, informing that the workshop was an initiative of the National Festival for Heritage and Culture which chose three universities among the universities in the Kingdom, and King Khalid University (KKU) was among those three universities. Prof. Al-Qarni said, "Within the interest of heritage and culture Festival (Janadria) to expand the range of interests and the distribution of its activities in various regions of the Kingdom, the festival chose King Khalid University to organize a workshop in which male and female students with media attention participate"

The workshop included two sessions and discussed three themes. The first theme handled the topic of how we could promote social networks to strengthen values systems in the society in addition to enriching the cultural scene in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. In the second theme, the topic of challenges faced by society's values through the absence of social responsibility in social networks was handled. The third theme addressed the aspirations of the youth in the next phase and the areas on which youth think that they must be focused, as well as exploring the best ways to deal with young people in terms of cultural affairs at the current stage.

The workshop aimed at activating the partnership between the National Festival for Heritage and Culture and the University of King Khalid, in addition to enhancing communication with the students of the university, so as to establish a common cultural mobility that takes into account the aspirations of young people, and which discusses their visions and their problems, through dialogue and discussion, to launch and to understand the stage and its requirements, and in order to get out with convictions, practical ideas, and new visions, to find out things that matter to the youth in particular, and to the society, in general. Moreover, a committee for recommendations was formed of students, to write down recommendations in order to be forwarded to the Rector for approval.

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King Khalid University (KKU), represented by Development and Quality Vice - Presidency, has conducted a training course in Dubai entitled, "Use of modern technologies in university teaching." The course was with a view to the development of the participants' information and skills in the use of modern teaching techniques, and in the formation of positive trends for application in university teaching. 40 members of the teaching staff participated in the training workshop.

On the occasion, the Vice - President for Development and Quality, Dr. Ahmed Aljbaili, thanked the Rector of KKU, Prof. Abdulrahman bin Hamad Aldawood, for his continued support for all activities and events, especially those which target the development of professional and personal skills for faculty members. Dr. Aljbili said, "The University is always keen on the continuation of the Vice - Presidency's efforts to continue to train employees of the university and the development of their performance."

For his part, the Vice Dean of Academic Development and Quality, Dr. Saeed Al-Hadi, explained that the training program included a number of aspects, such as knowledge of educational design principles, practice writing a scenario for educational software, implementation of interactive educational software in the area of specialization, dealing with Google Apps, managing an account in computing cloud, in addition to creating electronic forms and tests.

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The participants of the workshop on "baboons' problems in the Kingdom" have recommended the need to establish centers specialized in studying monkeys in areas where problems which are caused by monkeys exist in the Kingdom, in addition to encouraging research centers to study monkeys' problems. The recommendation came at the conclusion of the "baboons' problems in the Kingdom" workshop, which was organized by the Wildlife Authority and hosted by King Khalid University, from 18 to 19 of the month of Safar 1437 AH, and which took place in the Central stands at the University City in Abha.

The sessions of the Workshop came out with several important recommendations such as the need to legitimate opinion of the competent authority to get rid of the monkeys, and develop research programs plans to increase knowledge and understanding of the domesticated baboons. In addition, the session suggested urging the institutes and research centers to encourage masters and doctoral degrees students to participate in studies of monkeys' problems in the Kingdom. The Ministry of Health has to participate in addressing such problems, by making regulations and legislation to control animal feeding, with a review of the existing Laws, and the prevention of the domestication of baboons.

Yesterday, the  participants paid field visits to baboons' havens in Abha. The closing session of the workshop was held in the presence of the Vice - President for Graduate Studies and Scientific Research Dr. Majid Al-Harbi, who honored participants in the workshop.

In the second session of the workshop, the participants discussed several points across three lectures presented by a number of interested parties, and representatives of a number of government agencies that have a relationship to the problem of domestication of monkeys. In the beginning of the session, Dr. Haitham Niazi pointed out to the reasons why baboons spread in the Sarawat mountains. In his turn, the representative of the Ministry of Agriculture, Engineer Abdul Wahab Al-Jarallah, discussed the impact of monkeys' problems on the agricultural sector. There was also Dr. Mohammed Zafar Islam, who presented a study about the reflection of the deterioration of the number of natural predators to increase monkeys' problems. The session was concluded by Professor Ahmed Albooq, who asked for a number of short and long-term solutions about the problems of monkeys in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia.

It is noteworthy that the Saudi Commission for Wildlife has already conducted a survey on the population of monkeys'. The Survey concluded the existence of between 250 to 350 monkeys, heavily-faring groups of farms estimated at 17%, and 14% faring groups are less dense. Domesticated groups on public roads and waste locations reached 4% while wild and groups that do not harm represent 65% of the baboons.

The workshop coordinator Mohammed Albooq had put some available solutions to the problems of the monkeys in the short term, such as surgical sterilization processes, chemotherapy for the adult male, and chemotherapy for the adult female. Mr. Albooq confirmed that these short term solutions have succeeded for a period of not less than 5 years through a field follow-up. Regarding the long-term solutions, he suggested activating the role of supporting systems by issuing and support systems, and follow up their implementation in waste protection, and to stop the logging, and to limit the use of pasture, as well as to ban the feeding of monkeys in the vicinity of population centers.


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On the sidelines of the 1st International Dental Conference which is organized by the King Khalid University (KKU), represented by the Dentistry School, a workshop conducted by Dr. Mayada Al Maziani, from the King Saud University (KSU), was staged. The students of the Dentistry School and the internship students participated in the workshop.

Through the workshop, the students of Dentistry School and those of the internship were briefed on the latest materials used in cosmetic fillings, based on the rules and regulations adopted in the Dentistry School. They also learned how to build teeth using these materials, in addition to training the students on tooth filling and applying building cosmetic fillings.

Dr. Mayada Al Maziani revealed that cosmetic filling has become something of interest to both men and women due to people's awareness of its importance, in addition to their knowledge about the latest technologies being used in the matter.  



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