İhsan Doğramacı's 96th Birthday Commemorated April 3

April 3 marked the ninety-sixth birthday of Bilkent's beloved founder, Prof. İhsan Doğramacı. Bilkent kept the date with celebrations indicative of Prof. Doğramacı's greatest contributions, education and health.

A conference titled "How Can We Achieve a Truly Broad Education?" was held in memory of Prof. Doğramacı at the Bilkent Hotel on Sunday, April 3 at 3 p.m. The conference featured lectures by Turkish and international experts on education and colleagues of Prof. Doğramacı.

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47th Library Week Celebrated

Last week, Bilkent University celebrated the 47th Library Week in Turkey with a varied program of fun and cultural activities in the Art Gallery. The Library hosted two musical events: on Tuesday and Wednesday students from the Faculty of Music and Performing Arts gave mini-concerts. Also on Wednesday, Prof. Talat Halman, dean of humanities, delivered an entertaining presentation on Turkish love poetry for Library Week. And finally, on Wednesday and Thursday evenings, the Library organized movie shows of the Turkish film Av Mevsimi and the American movie Inception.

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Slovenian Ambassador Speaks on Yugoslavia

The Department of International Relations and the Bilkent Diplomacy Club jointly facilitated a presentation by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Milan Jazbec, Ambassador of Slovenia, on the subject of the dissolution of Yugoslavia. The ambassador began by discussing the origins of Pan-Slavism and the eventual formation of a state. He proceeded by tracing the political culture and nature of the state from foundation following the First World War until dissolution in the 1990s, drawing upon the difficulties of the variety of languages, religions, and ethnicities which were found within Yugoslavia's borders as well the uniqueness of Yugoslavia's non-aligned foreign policy throughout the Cold War.

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Spring Break

Dear Bilkent News Readers,

Spring Break is next week, so Bilkent News will be taking a week off. The next issue will appear on Tuesday, April 19. We wish you a wonderful break!