April 12, 2022

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Over the past two years, the pandemic has disrupted so many aspects of normal life, at our university as elsewhere. Among the disruptions was the cancellation of Bilkent’s annual Spring Festival for two years in a row.

Now, with the decrease in the number of COVID-19 cases, it has been decided to resume holding the festival. This year’s Spring Fest will take place on Saturday, May 7, on the grass field on Main Campus. The festival program will be announced soon.


Until April 22

“Distinguished Works,” organized by the Department of Interior Architecture and Environmental Design. The exhibition features projects, drawings, sketches and models created during the fall 2021 semester by students at all levels of the IAED program.


Saturday, April 16, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Ravel and Shostakovich”

Cem Mansur, conductor

Jérôme Pernoo, violoncello

D. Shostakovich | Cello Concerto No. 1 in E-flat major, Op. 107

M. Ravel | “Pavane pour une Infante Défunte”

M. Ravel | “Ma Mère L’Oye” Suite


Monday, April 19, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Modern American Voice Recital

Jennifer Tipton, soprano

Oliver Jia, piyano

Music by Gwyneth Walker, Jake Heggie, Carlisle Floyd, Anthony Josep, Ricky Ian Gordon, Eric Whitacre, Libby Larsen, William Bolcom, Stephen Sondheim, William Finn


Friday, April 22, 2 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

Kids’ Concert

Sibil Arsenyan, conductor

Defne Kükürt, violin

Ekin Dila Demirtaş, violoncello

Efe Sağıroğluları, marimba

Deniz Neva Ertürk, piano

Kıvanç Arda Şabi, violoncello

H. Wieniawski | Concerto for Violin No. 2 in D minor (1st movement)

E. Lalo | Concerto for Cello in D minor (1st movement)

P. Creston | Concertino for Marimba (3rd movement)

W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Piano No. 21 in C major, KV 467 (1st movement)

D. Popper | Concert Polonaise, Op. 14


Wednesday, April 13

“Peer Assessment Between Students: Teaching Students to Evaluate Each Other,” at 12:30 p.m. Organized by BTLSC. This online conversation hour will feature discussion of questions such as: Why use peer assessment? What are the types and examples of peer assessment? Have you ever experienced one? What should we do during and after peer assessments and/or review sessions? What are the benefits and limitations of peer assessment?

To obtain the event link, please send a message to btlsc@bilkent.edu.tr


Tuesday, April 12

All Azimuth/CFPPR Senior Scholar Seminar: “Is IR Theory Not Global Enough?” by Prof. John J. Mearsheimer (University of Chicago), at 3 p.m. Organized by the Center for Policy and Peace Research. Watch live on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0SL0NoxutAw

Tuesday, April 12

“Depresyon Bozuklukları Üzerine,” at 5:30 p.m. Organized by the Psychological Counseling and Development Center. The talk will be in Turkish. Students taking GE250/251 will receive course points for attending.

Tuesday, April 12

“Ottoman Heritage in Romania,” by Assoc. Prof. Silvana Racieru (University of Bucharest), at 5:30 p.m. Organized by HIST.

Tuesday, April 12

“Computational Modeling of Artificial Photosynthesis Components,” by Mehmed Ertem (Brookhaven National Laboratory), at 5:30 p.m. Organized by CHEM,

Friday, April 15

“If You Love Your Agents, Set Them Free: Task Discretion in Online Workplaces,” by Vasiliki Kostami (HEC Paris), at 1:30 p.m. Organized by FBA.

Friday, April 15

“Dimensioning of On-Demand Vehicle Sharing Systems,” by Prof. Saif Benjaafar (University of Minnesota), at 5 p.m. Organized by IE.


Wednesday, April 13

“Euro-Austerity After COVID-19: Will Europe’s Welfare States Survive?” by Asst. Prof. Tolga Bölükbaşı (Bilkent University), at the Library Art Gallery, 12:30 p.m. Organized by the Library.

THEA Graduate to Present One-Woman Play Adapted From Her Own Book

This month, Burcu Seçmeer, a 2002 graduate of the Department of Performing Arts, will take the stage in a one-woman, two-act play adapted from her book “Önemli Bir Gün” (An Important Day). The 80-minute dramatic work comprises two separate stories from the book: “Fısıltı” (Whisper) and  “Önemli Bir Gün.”

The performance will take place on April 19, starting at 8 p.m., at Doğan Taşdelen Çağdaş Sanatlar Merkezi in Ankara.

Tickets for the play can be obtained at https://biletinial.com/tiyatro/fisilti-onemli-bir-gun-akdmn


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