Volume 5, Number 24
5 April 1999

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6,000 Capacity Amphitheater to be Completed by September

Construction of the monumental Bilkent amphitheater is moving rapidly toward completion in September. To cover the dome of the 6,000-capacity facility, steel cage pieces are being shipped from Germany and are being installed by impressive cranes in the valley that separates Main and Middle campuses....

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Bilkent to Host First Turkish Woman Writers Symposium

A first-of-its-kind symposium on "Turkish Woman Novelists and Short Story Writers" will take place at Bilkent Thursday, April 8, through Saturday, April 10. The symposium is open to the public and there is no registration...

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Bilkent's Founder Turns 84

On April 3rd, his 84th birthday, Professor İhsan Doğramacı was flying back to Ankara from Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, where he met the President of the Republic and local pediatricians to plan the next congress of the Union of Turkish Speaking National Pediatric Societies (for those of our readers who may not know it, Prof. Doğramacı is a pediatrician as well as a higher educationalist)...

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Who's Your Distinguished Teacher?

Nominations for the annual Distinguished Teaching Awards are being accepted starting today. Reward your favorite teacher with a nomination! A nomination form is included in this week's Bilkent News and Award details are on

This year's Distinguished Teaching Award program is now under way. Using the form that is inserted in this issue of Bilkent News (also downloadable from http://www.provost.bilkent.edu.tr/odul/ teachawd.htm), students are urged to nominate one or more faculty members (Instructor, Lecturer, Language Lecturer or Asst./Assoc./Full Professor) whose teaching abilities, they feel, are worthy of praise and recognition. All full-time academic staff of Bilkent University who have been teaching for at least two academic years are eligible for nomination

To enlist the support of graduates of Bilkent and get a wider spectrum of opinions, nomination forms were sent to recent graduates as well. The deadline for nominations is Friday, April 16...

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