Volume 14, Number 07
November 6, 2007

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In Memory Of ATATÜRK

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Program in Memory of Atatürk

Saturday, November 10
9:05 a.m.
at the Bilkent Atatürk Monument
Moment of Silence
9:30 a.m. at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium
National Anthem and
“November 10th Oratorio” by the Students of the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts
“Atatürk, Legal Reforms and Turkish Civil Code”
presented by Prof. Osman Gürzumar

Buses will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the front of the Engineering Building and Dorms 75 and 51 on the Main Campus, and from Dorm 90 and the bus stop behind the Bilintur Cafeteria on the
East Campus.

Chief of Turkish Economy at Bilkent

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By Selim Can Sazak (PHIL/I)

One of Bilkent University's zenith moments of the year was a visit by Mr. Mehmet Şimşek, State Minister in charge of Economic Affairs, to speak at a conference organized by the Management and Economics Club (MEC). Bilkenters were quite enthusiastic about hearing Mr. Şimşek as the auditorium was packed.

Minister Şimşek is the chief of the Turkish Economy, and one of the newest and youngest ministers in the current cabinet. He earned his B.A in economics from Mülkiye, Ankara University’s School of Political Sciences; Master's Degree from the University of Exeter on state scholarship; followed by years in global finance, including being Merrill Lynch's Regional Director for Europe and Asia.(continues)

Saturday, November 10
at 8 p.m.
Bilkent Concert Hall
Bilkent Symphony Orchestra
Ministry of Culture and Tourism State Polyphonic Choir

Conductor: Işın Metin
Choirmaster: İbrahim Yazıcı
Violoncello: Şölen Dikener
C. R. Rey | "Concertant" for Violoncello and Orchestra
M. Sun | Cumhuriyet, Kurtuluş

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Election Campaign Continues in Departments

A total of 131 candidates for Department Representatives will campaign in their departments until November 9.

Get to know the candidates before voting! Visit www.bilkent.edu.tr/ konsey for photographs, names and the departments the candidates are hoping to represent.

The first round of elections for Department Representatives will be carried out on Tuesday, November 13. If voter turn out is less than 50 percent, then a second and third round of elections will be held Wednesday, November 14 and Thursday, November 15.

Bilkent Researcher Receives Award from Feyzi Akkaya Research Fund

tazebay.jpg (5749 bytes)Assistant Prof. Dr. Uygar Tazebay of the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, has received the Feyzi Akkaya Research Fund for Scientific Activities (FABED) '2007 Distinguished Young Scientist Research Support Award'. This will help support Dr. Tazebay's "Functional Analysis of a Recently Identified Human Gene (Hanein-1) in Cell Culture and Trangenic Mouse Models" research project.

The fund was established in memory of Feyzi Akkaya - one of the innovative pioneer civil engineers; and a co-founder of Turkey's first international civil engineering company, STFA. To support and reward distinguished scientific activities, and outstanding young scientists and researchers in the fields of natural sciences and civil engineering, FABED has developed 'Outstanding Achievement Awards for Young Scientists', and a 'Research Support for Outstanding Young Scientists' program.

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