Volume 13, Number 19
20 Feburary

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Bilkent Researchers on the Cover of Nanotechnology

Hilmi Volkan Demir's Research Group achieved solid-state white light generation using nanocrystal hybridization on light emitting diodes, with tunable color properties for the first time in the world. The article "White Light Generation Using CdSe/ZnS Core-Shell Nanocrystals Hybridized with InGaN/GaN Light Emitting Diodes" by Demir's group members Sedat Nizamoğlu, Tuncay Özel, Emre Sarı, and Dr. Hilmi Volkan Demir is highlighted as a featured article on the hard cover of the prestigious journal NANOTECHNOLOGY (vol. 18, no. 6 in the issue of 14 February 2007). NANOTECHNOLOGY is the first journal dedicated to all aspects of the cutting-edge nanoscale science and technology from a multidisciplinary perspective and currently one of the top journals at the forefront of nanoscience and nanotechnology. Asst. Prof. Demir is working at the Department of Physics and the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering; his research group and labs are located at the Nanotechnology Research Center and Advanced Research Laboratory. (continues)

A Sensitive Exhibition from TDP

TDP (Toplumsal Duyarlılık Projeleri / Community Projects) started the new semester with a beautiful exhibition displaying children's hand-made works, pictures and photographs. The exhibition, now on display next to the exhibition hall in FFB-22 (Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture), will run until February 23. The works and pictures are all made by the children during the workshops in the many schools around Ankara where TDP volunteers. TDP volunteers will be on hand at the exhibition to answer questions from interested Bilkenters. Their purpose in opening an exhibition is to introduce all of the students to the work done by TDP and to gain the attention of people interested in their work. They expect everyone interested in community oriented activities to join them and work together.

Yeşim Şağban (IE/III)

A Streetcar Named Desire Returns

The senior students in the department of Performing Arts in the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts are staging the play Arzu Tramvayı (A Streetcar Named Desire) February 23, March 2 and March 9 at 8 p.m. at the Bilkent Theater Hall.
The famous American playwright Tennessee Williams wrote A Streetcar Named Desire and the play brought Williams a Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1948. The play highlights the cultural clash between two symbolic characters, Blanche DuBois and Stanley Kowalski, and points out conflicts between concepts including reality versus illusion and feminine versus masculine.

Ticket prices: 4.00 YTL (for students, instructors and Bilkent staff: 3.00 YTL)
Detailed information: ext.1620
Ticket sales: ext.1775
Free transportation: From Sıhhiye (one hour before the performances) and back to Sıhhiye.

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News from the Student Council: Winter Fest 2007

February 23 is a day for all Bilkenters to mark on their calendars. The Winter Fest, organized by the Bilkent University Student Council, will take place on February 23, between 6 p.m. and 12 p.m. in front of the Faculty of Economics, Administrative and Social Sciences. Planned events include artificial snow machine activities sponsored by the University Student Council, food and drink and a surprise concert.

We encourage all of Bilkent to come out and boost their morale at the beginning of the spring semester at Winter Fest. Our sponsors are DKNY, Starbucks, Salata Café-Ristorante, and Burn. A warm atmosphere is waiting for you!

The Student Council

“Scream” Captures Stress of Finals

Black and white photographs from Murad Gürzümar and his students depicting the stress and turmoil associated with finals and the end of term are featured in an exhibit called “Scream.”

The images are powerful and stark as sleepless nights; half remembered lectures, furiously scribbled notes and looming exams take their toll on the subjects in the photos.

Murad Gürzümar, an instructor in the Graphic Design Department organized the exhibit featuring 54 photographs from 47 students taking GRA 225, Introduction to Visual Techniques. The exhibit runs until February 21, and can be visited at the Siyah & Beyaz art gallery. Gallery hours are: 11 a.m. to 7 p.m.

You may also visit Murad Gürzümar’s web site: http://community.webshots.com/

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