Craig R. Barrett
Receives Honorary Doctorate
On Monday, November 14,
Bilkent University conferred an honorary
doctorate upon Craig R. Barrett, the Chairman of the Board of Intel
Corporation, at a ceremony that took place at the Bilkent Concert Hall.
Dr. Barrett, who holds a
Ph.D. in Materials Science from Stanford
University, joined Intel Corporation in 1974 as a technology development
manager. He rose through the company's executive ranks and became
Intel's fourth president in 1997, its chief executive officer in 1998
chairman of the board in May 2005.
Elect Your Department
Next week an important
event on the Bilkent calendar will take place:
elections for Department Representatives. Eligible students are strongly
encouraged to vote. Voting will be done electronically. The names of
the candidates and eligible voters are posted at
The first round of
elections will be on Tuesday, November 22 from 9:30
a.m. - 5 p.m. If the voter turnout is below 80% for a particular
department, the election process for that department will continue with
second round of voting on Wednesday, November 23.
November 10 at Bilkent
On Thursday, November 10,
the 67th anniversary of the death of Turkey's
beloved Atatürk, a commemorative program was held on campus. The
program began at the Bilkent Atatürk Monument with a moment of silence,
and continued with a solo violoncello performance by Hayrettin Hoca at
Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, following the national anthem. A presentation
by Prof. Metin Heper, "Atatürk'ü Nasıl Anmak" ("Ways to Commemorate
Atatürk"), focusing on how his ideas should affect today, completed the
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Economist B. B.
Bhattacharya Gives Seminar at Bilkent
week Prof. B. B. Bhattacharya, Vice-Chancellor of Jawaharlal Nehru University
in New Delhi, visited Turkey for the first
time and gave a seminar at Bilkent on November 7.
Prof. Bhattacharya received
his Ph.D. in economics from the Delhi School of Economics at the
University of Delhi in 1971. He has published 9 books and more than 100
papers in national and international journals, and is a leading expert
in econometric modeling and forecasting.
Recipient of Bilkent Honorary Doctorate, Passes Away
Narayanan, India's 10th President, died last week in New Delhi,
due to pneumonia and kidney failure, at the age of 85.
Narayanan, a recipient of an honorary doctorate from Bilkent,
was last on our campus this past summer, to participate in the 2005
sessions of the Parliament of Cultures (an ongoing initiative to foster
better understanding among cultures and enhance dialogue among thinkers
and intellectuals worldwide). (Continued)
Bilkent Mourns Economics Students
On Thursday, November 10, Bilkent lost two of its students, Ali Çağatay
Mirahur (ECON/III) and Orhan Öz (ECON/III), in a traffic accident that
took place in Yeniçağ, Bolu.
We would like to extend our sincerest condolences to their families and
Ankaras Jazz Festival Warms Up November
Radio Bilkent Hollywood Hotline!
Interval Training: November 22!
Third AYVA Cup Basketball Tournament Begins
Next Week!Judges Open the American
Football Season with a Win
CV Database Entry Now Underway
Bilkent Havacılık Kulübü Members Attend
Engineering Society's Personal
Development Seminars Attract Hundreds
Upcoming Basın Yayın Kulübü Activities
L'Oréal E-strat Challenge 6
It's Yearbook Time Again!
Bilkent Alumni to Visit the Anitkabir
Le Piment Rouge Restaurant Menu
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