Prof. İhsan Doğramacı
Receives Medal from Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation
Prof. İhsan Doğramacı,
Chairman of the Board of Trustees and President of Bilkent University,
was awarded a gold medal by the Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation on
Tuesday, December 7 at a ceremony held at the Education Ministry's
Since 1989, the
foundation has awarded the medal on an annual basis to performers,
composers and instructors of music who have contributed to the
development of polyphonic music in Turkey. As someone who is not himself
a professional musician, Prof. Doğramacı is the first such individual to
receive a medal from the Sevda Cenap And Music Foundation. (Continued)
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Concert
Program for December
December 17 at 8 p.m.
Bilkent Concert Hall
Conductor: Alain Paris
Piano: İdil Biret
E. Chausson | Symphony in B flat major, Op. 20
Sunday, December 25 at 8 p.m.
Bilkent Concert Hall
New Year's Concert
Conductor: Emil Tabakov
Violin: Svetlin Roussev
are available at the
Bilkent Concert Hall Beymen (Karum)
Dost Kitabevi (Kızılay, Kavaklıdere, Ankuva) Diapason (Kavaklıdere)
Sanat Akademi (Kavaklıdere)
Tickets are also available by credit card at ext.1775
Notice: Special Class
Schedule for December 19 and 20
The Academic Calendar for the Fall 2005 Semester designates Monday,
December 19 and Tuesday, December 20 as special days with respect to the
conduct of classes. Thursday classes will be conducted on Monday,
December 19, and Friday classes will be conducted on Tuesday, December
This compensates for Thursday, November 3 and Friday, November 4, on
which classes did not meet due to the holiday.
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Dr. Sinan Sertöz Wins
Sinan Sertöz, who is an Associate Professor in the Mathematics
Department at Bilkent, has won the 2005 Sedat Simavi Foundation Science
Award for his work "Which Singular K3 Surfaces Cover an Enriques Surface,"
published in the Proceedings of the American Mathematical Society.
The Sedat Simavi Science Award was established in 1977 by the Turkish
Journalists Society. The award is named after the founder of the
society, and is given to individuals who have made significant
to the area of natural sciences.
Dr. Sertöz received his doctorate from the University of British
Columbia in Vancouver in 1984 and joined Bilkent University in 1988.
Those who are interested can find Prof. Sertöz's work at
Herşeye Rağmen on Stage
in the Department of Theater are currently presenting Herşeye
Rağmen by Nazım Hikmet as their graduation play. Generally considered
the first and foremost modern Turkish poet, Nazım Hikmet is also known
around the world as one of the greatest poets of the twentieth century;
his works have been translated into more than fifty languages.
The general art director for the Bilkent production of
Herşeye Rağmen is Prof. Cüneyt Gökçer, and the play is directed by
Zurab Sikharulidze. (Continued)
Don't be surprised if
you wake up to a knee-deep snowfall one of these mornings, now that
winter is around the corner. If this happens on a weekday, don't just
stay in bed! Instead, turn the radio on and tune in to Radio Bilkent
96.6 FM, or check the Bilkent website at
www.bilkent.edu.tr, to find out
if classes have been postponed or cancelled. You can also contact the
Bilkent central switchboard at 290-4000. Morning classes are
occasionally cancelled when there is a heavy snowfall.
Also, Bilkent drivers are
strongly advised to winterize their cars and to get chains and/or snow
tires for their vehicles if they do not already have them.
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