Volume 8, Number 20
26 March 2002

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Bilkent Physicist Receives Award

Zafer Gedik, a faculty member of the Physics Department, received the GEBIP Award of the Turkish Academy of Sciences (TÜBA). GEBIP is a fellowship program recently launched by TÜBA to promote outstanding young scientists. It is a three year fellowship, and each year provides financial support in the amount of 10 billion TL to be used for research projects. Dr. Gedik was selected for this award because of his work on the theory of superconductivity. Among Dr. Gedik’s previous awards are the TÜBİTAK Young Investigators Award, the French Academy of Sciences “Scienta Europeae” award, and the Parlar Foundation Young Investigators Award.

6th Tourism Forum Held

The 6th Bilkent Tourism Forum, organized by the School of Tourism and Hotel Management, took place at the Bilkent Hotel last week on Thursday, March 21 and Friday, March 22.
The forum opened with an inaugural speech by the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Mustafa Taşar, and...

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ELIT Student on the List of the International Library of Poetry

Aziz Yavuzalp (ELIT/IV), has been included in a group of 100 poets selected for the official anthology of The International Library of Poetry. The head of the International library, Howard Ely, says that Aziz is the first poet from Turkey for the list. It is very hard to be included in The International Library of Poetry anthology because it is a very selective list.
Yavuzalp was selected for his poem entitled “Bir Başka Aşk” (A Different Love) which he describes as “a creative and mysterious work”. This young poet was quick to say: “Writing is the way for me to reflect my thoughts and emotions.” Here is the poem:
A Different Love
I want to love you
Not with my heart
But with my soul
I want to think of you
Not with my mind
But with my heart
I want to have you deep inside of me
Not because of my pleasure
But because of my love

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Career Corner: What is After the Fair?

The Career Fair was held on March 22, 2002, at Main Campus Sports Hall, from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Approximately 3000 students attended the Fair to find out about 28 corporations and state departments.
The Fair is over but Career Days are still going on. Sector information sessions are being launched. On March 27, the MAERSK Denizcilik Introduction and Testing session will take place at the Mithat Çoruh Auditorium at 12:30 p.m. The company is interested in all departments. All those who wish to attend the session and apply to the company will be required to take a test at 2:40 p.m.
If you are interested in how your cv applications are processed online, you might want to stop by the training program offered by yenibir.com, Online Human Resources, on March 28. All departments are welcome to come to the Mithat Çoruh Auditorium at 12:30 p.m.
On March 29, at 12:30 p.m. the TÜBİTAK Ulusal Elektronik ve Kriptoloji Araştırma Enstitüsü information session will be open to MATH, CS and EE departments, at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium.

Bilkent Student Qualifies for EFS

Işıl Akdemir, a third year student of Economics, has been selected as the only Turkish representative at the European Financial Seminar (EFS) offered by Procter and Gamble.
Işıl Akdemir found out about this opportunity through announcements appearing in KAYİYEM, and applied in January. Once her first application was accepted, she took a management test. As part of the regular training and recruiting procedure of P&G, she first went through a pre-interview in Ankara and then a second one in İstanbul. At the end of the elimination process, Işıl qualified to join EFS, the only candidate selected from Turkey.
EFS, a one week working session, will be held between April 21-26 at the P&G European Headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. During this week, students will run a multinational company,

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