Volume 13, Number 11
28 November

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Faculty/School/Institute Representatives Elected

The elections for Faculty/School/Institute Student Representatives concluded on Thursday, November 23. Election results can be found at http://bilkent.edu.tr/konsey.   
The last phase of the election process will take place on Wednesday, November 29, when the General Assembly meets to elect the University Student Council Executive Committee, the President of the Student Council and the Board of Controllers. The meeting will be held in the Zeynep Köksal Meeting Room at 3 p.m.

A total of 105 candidates ran in the elections to become their Department/ Program Representatives. There was only one candidate from the MBA program while 104 candidates were from a total of 37 four-year and two-year undergraduate departments. Out of nearly 11,000 voters, 5,412 people cast their votes resulting in 49.2% of eligible voters participating in the elections. One graduate (MBA) and 32 undergraduate students were elected. We congratulate them and wish them success in representing their fellow students.

Prof. Halil İnalcık Receives Honorary Doctorate

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Prof. Halil İnalcık, a renowned historian and founder of Bilkent's Department of History, has been recognized with an honorary doctorate by Koç University. Professor İnalcık, known around the world as the doyen of Ottoman historians, is being honored for his contributions to the study of Turkish and Ottoman history and for educating generations of historians worldwide, as well as his outstanding contributions to world peace.

Prof. İnalcık, Professor of Ottoman History at Bilkent since 1993, received his Ph.D. from Ankara University. Prior to joining the faculty at Bilkent University, he taught at Ankara University and at the University of Chicago. He has also held appointments at Columbia University, Princeton University and the University of Pennsylvania. He is an authority on classical Ottoman economic, social and institutional history. Prof. İnalcık has published more than 200 scholarly articles and numerous books.

Life After Graduation Interview with Çağlar
Elbüken (EE/04’)

Bilkent News interviewed Çağlar Elbüken (EE/04'), a Bilkent Electrical and Electronics Engineering Department graduate, who is currently a Ph.D. student at the University of Waterloo, in Ontario, Canada, about his life after graduation. (continues)

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Prof. Abdullah Atalar
Named an IEEE Fellow

Prof. Abdullah Atalar, Vice Rector for Academic Affairs, has been named an IEEE (Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers) Fellow for his extraordinary contributions to acoustic and atomic force microscopy. The IEEE is the world's leading professional association for the advancement of technology. It is a non-profit organization and publishes the most prestigious peer-reviewed scientific journals in the Electrical, Electronics and Communication Engineering fields. It has the most members of any technical professional organization in the world. The grade of Fellow recognizes unusual distinction in the profession and shall be conferred only by invitation of the Board of Directors upon a person of outstanding and extraordinary qualifications and experience in IEEE-designated fields, and who has made important individual contributions to one or more of these fields. The total number of Fellows selected in any one year does not exceed one-tenth percent of the total voting Institute membership making this a rare accolade, indeed.

Prof. Abdullah Atalar received his B.S. degree from Middle East Technical University in 1974, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Stanford University in 1976 and 1978 respectively, all in Electrical Engineering. In addition to atomic force microscopy, his current research interests include micromachined devices and linearization of RF power amplifiers.

Flea Market to Benefit UNICEF

The UNICEF Volunteers Committee will be holding a "Flea Market" (Bit Pazarı), with all proceeds going to UNICEF, on Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday, December 12, 13 and 14. You will be able to find inexpensive, good-quality secondhand items. The flea market will take place from 10 a.m. to
5 p.m. at the Student Council Building, Zeynep Köksal Hall.
Those who would like to contribute may bring household items and clothing that they no longer use or need to Tipi Berkman at Housing 46/5, or Yıldız Kuruoğlu at Housing 44/5.
For more information please call Tipi Berkman at ext.1548 or Yıldız Kuruoğlu at ext.1348.

Bilkent Symphony Orchestra Concert Program

Saturday, December 2 at 8 p.m. / Bilkent Concert Hall
Conductor: Lior Shambadal
Piano: Emre Şen
J. Brahms|Piano Concerto No.1
in D minor Op. 15
L. van Beethoven / Symphony No.6 "Pastorale"
in F major Op. 68

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