|Case Western Reserve
University Bestows Honorary Doctoral Degree Upon Prof. İhsan Doğramacı
Prof.İhsan Doğramacı, the founder of Bilkent University and President of the Board of
Trustees, was given an Honorary Doctoral Degree from Case Western Reserve University in a
ceremony at the Bilkent Concert Hall, on Tuesday, April 3.
On behalf of the Honorary Degree Committee of the Case Western Reserve University Faculty,
Gregory Eastwood, President of the University, presented the Honorary Doctorate to Prof.
Doğramacı in recognition of his contributions to higher education. President Gregory
also said that Prof. Doğramacı's leadership in groups such as the World Health
Organization, UNICEF and International Pediatric Association "perfectly describe a man who serves
The evening began with the screening of a brief documentary, Bilkent, the History of an
Idea, presented by Prof. John Grabowski of Case Western Reserve University. Following
bestowal of the honorary doctorate on Prof. Doğramacı, the Bilkent Symphony Orchestra,
along with guest artist Gülsin Onay, performed Robert Schumann's "Piano Concerto in
A minor. "The BSO also performed the world premiere of the "Happy Birthday
Overture" composed by BSO music director Maestro Emil Tabakov and dedicated to Prof.
Prefer Organic Food? You Can
Grow Your Own at Bilkent!
Name: Organic Paradise Project
Place: Middle Campus
The Gardener: You
The Organic Paradise project was started at Bilkent in 2002. Since then, it has attracted
the participation of many people who live on campus. The project offers individuals the
opportunity to grow their own food in plots located on Middle Campus. A participant pays
only 70 YTL for the use of a 20-square-meter plot for a whole year. Seeds, seedlings and
organic fertilizers are available on site. And if you like the idea but don't know much
about gardening, Environmental Planning Management Unit staff members are there to help.
New and experienced gardeners alike are welcome to join the program. For more information
on how to reserve your garden space, you may contact the Environmental Planning Management
Unit at ext. 2257 or 2258.
This spring, why not create your own bit of nature with your own garden!
Dear Bilkent News Readers,
Spring has come once more, bringing us warmer weather, and, yes, Spring Break! Due to the
break, the Bilkent News will not be published next week. The next issue will appear on Tuesday,
We wish you a wonderful break!
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|Hoca Bey Turns 92!
Professor İhsan Doğramacı turned 92 on April 3, 2007. We wish Hoca Bey many happy
returns for his birthday!
Fest Around the Corner
Bilkenters should mark May 3, 4 and 5 on their
calendars! Spring Fest is just around the corner!
Feeling the sun on your face, listening to great music, having fun and relaxing with good
friends while the aroma of delicious food wafts past your nose-yes, indeed, the most
wonderful time of the year, Spring Fest, will soon be upon us.
Spring Fest 2007 will take place from Thursday, May 3 to Saturday,
May 5. During the three-day period, activities will be held for students on the
grass field between the FMPA and the FEASS buildings, as well as at the ODEON.
Shares Ideas on "Turkey and The World in the Spring Of 2007"
The Bilkent Political Platform Club hosted the 9th President of
Turkey, Süleyman Demirel, on March 27. A huge student group welcomed President Demirel in
the C-Block Auditorium at Bilkent University. In his talk, President Demirel pointed out
that since Turkey is affected by conditions around the world, it is important to
understand the current state of affairs around the world and to understand Turkey's past
in order to make the correct assumptions and predictions for Turkey's future.
President Demirel asserted that the ideological quarrels all over the world translate into economic
concerns and he concluded that the basis for improvement is via education. Apart from
education, Demirel said, economic progress could be a basis for development in Turkey. The
method for such progress is a liberal economy according to President Demirel, which is
adopted by most countries around the world.(continues)
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