Volume 9, Number 22
1 April 2003

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Happy Birthday to Bilkent’s Founder

Professor İhsan Doğramacı turns 88 on April 3, 2003. We wish our founder many happy returns on his birthday!

L’OREAL-UNESCO Awards Dr. Yuluğ

Assistant Professor Işık Yuluğ, from the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, has been awarded the first L'OREAL-UNESCO Women in Science Award to be bestowed upon a Turkish recipient, for her research in the field of life sciences.
The L'OREAL-UNESCO Women in Science Program is a program of international stature which aims to improve the position of women in science by recognizing outstanding women researchers who have contributed to scientific progress. Dr. Yuluğ was honored at a ceremony held recently in Istanbul.
Dr. Yuluğ joined Bilkent University in 1996 after completing her Ph.D. in Molecular Biology and Genetics at the University of London. She has concentrated her efforts on understanding the molecular biology of breast cancer, and plans to use the award money to carry on with her research on understanding the molecular mechanisms of breast cancer formation, development and treatment.
Related links: http://www.lorealbilimkadinlari.com/ and http://www.fen.bilkent.edu.tr/

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Bilkent Hosts 1st Angora Cup Tournament

This year's new Basketball Championship, the Angora Cup, is now in the organizational stage. Bilkent, in addition to arranging the first cup, will be this year's host: Başkent, Bilkent, Hacettepe, Koç, METU, and Sabancı will be participating with both men's and women's teams.
The tournament opens on Thursday, April 3 at 2:30 p.m. at the Main Campus Sports Hall. Following the Bilkent Step Team show, the first game of the tournament will be played between Bilkent and Sabancı universities. "The Angora Cup is the first inter-university Basketball tournament organized in Ankara. We invite all students and staff to be part of this tournament and support the Bilkent Basketball Teams" says Dr. Hayri Özkan, Director of the Physical Education and Sports Center.
The 1st Angora Cup will be held between April 3 and 6. The winner of the tournament will be able to exhibit the Angora Cup at their university for an entire year.
For more information contact ext. 1993/1325 or write to spor@bilkent.edu.tr
The schedule for upcoming games will be announced on the notice boards throughout campus, and will be sent to all students via e-mail.

COMD Graduate Receives Film Award

The 2nd Annual Istanbul National Short Film Festival came to a close on March 23. This year the festival's central theme was the "Street": a concept meant to include the language of the street, the space of the street, and the people of the street. Among the types of films included in the festival were fictional works, documentaries, and experimental movies. Cihan Esen (COMD/’02) participated in the festival with a 17-minute film entitled ‘Çizik’. Esen, the film’s director and scriptwriter, says the story centers upon a poor introvert who reacts to humiliating events by drawing lines in a notebook he carries with him wherever he goes; the ending is a surprise. ‘Çizik’ was awarded best short film along with two other works. Esen received his award at a ceremony on March 23 at the Yeşilcam Cinema.

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