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
Moment of Silence and National Anthem
Mini Concert


“Atatürk and Modern Turkey”
by Dr. Berrak Burçak (Department of Political Science)
On Saturday, November 10, buses will leave at 8:45 a.m. from the front of the Engineering Building and Dorms 75 and 51 on Main Campus, and from Dorm 90 and the bus stop behind the Bilintur Cafeteria on East Campus.

2012 İhsan Doğramacı Memorial Lecture to Take Place on Monday

The 2012 İhsan Doğramacı Memorial Lecture will take place on Monday, November 12, at the Bilkent Concert Hall, and will include presentations by two distinguished scientists working in related areas. The speakers will be Prof. Peter Walter of the University of California-San Fransisco and the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and Prof. Gökhan Hotamışlıgil of Harvard University. The program will start at 3:30 p.m. with a mini-concert. This will be followed by the lectures, and then a reception at 5:30 p.m. Prof. Walter, who will speak on "The Unfolded Protein Response in Health and Disease," discovered a signaling pathway ensuring homeostasis of an important intracellular metabolic hub, the endoplasmic reticulum. Prof. Hotamışlıgil, whose lecture is entitled "The Endoplasmic Reticulum and Metabolic Homeostasis," found that obesity-associated endoplasmic reticulum stress and the chronic inflammatory response contribute to the pathogenesis of metabolic diseases. With these complementary discoveries, the two researchers have made important contributions to biomedical science.

EEE Professor and Students Win "Best Paper" Award at UNESCO Conference on Cultural Heritage Preservation

Kıvanç Köse and Prof. Enis Çetin

Prof. Enis Çetin of the Department of Electrical and Electronics Engineering and three of his students, Osman Günay, Kıvanç Köse and Fatih Erden, have received the "Best Paper" award at the 4th International Conference on Progress in Cultural Heritage Preservation, organized by UNESCO and the Cyprus Presidency of the Council of the European Union.

The conference, which took place October 29-November 3, focused on the use of cutting-edge technologies for the preservation, conservation, digitalization and presentation of cultural heritage content (including archeological sites, artifacts, monuments, libraries, archives and museums).
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COMD Brings International Audio Technologies Conference to Bilkent

Bobby Owsinski

On November 1-2, the Department of Communication and Design (COMD) hosted ATMM 2012. ATMM (Audio Technologies for Music and Media) is an interdisciplinary international conference that focuses on the various aspects of audio, audiovisual and music technologies for music and media, and also on the relationship between sound, music and image in both "traditional" and "new" media.

At the conference, the opening remarks were delivered by Rector Abdullah Atalar, Ufuk Önen (COMD) and Teoman Pasinlioğlu. The ATMM 2012 keynote speech, given by longtime music industry veteran Bobby Owsinski, concerned the connection between social media and the music/audio industry.

The conference included 24 presentations by academicians and industry professionals from around
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World's Largest Sheets of Tiny Emitters Published in Top Journal

The research team of ESF-EURYI Assoc. Prof. Hilmi Volkan Demir (EEE, PHYS and UNAM) has recently demonstrated the world's largest-area nanocrystal quantum dot sheets (as large as >50 cm x 50 cm) that are flexible and stand alone. This work has been published in one of the most
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