Volume 9, Number 24
15 April 2003

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Young Chefs of Turkey Recognized

The Bilkent Unıversity School of Tourism and Hotel Management hosted the 7th annual Young Chef of Turkey Competition on Monday, April 7. This pitted “commi” and “demi” chefs, under 27 years of age, from Hotels and restaurants which are members of the “Chaine des Rotisseurs”. Among the competitors, Pamela de Andria (THM/'00), who is presently the “commi” Chef at the Movenpick Hotel İstanbul, cooked Stewed Beans with Sweetbreads, a rare and beautiful example of Turkish cuisine.

Competing Chefs and Juror Executive Chefs came from famous Hotels and Restaurants in Turkey, such as the Ritz Carlton, the Four Seasons, Çırağan Kempinsky, the Ankara Hilton, the Sheraton and Bilkent Hotel. The importance of this competition underscores the fact that cooking is still a major aspect of the hospitality industry, despite all the modern advancements in computerization and technology. The talents of “Young Chefs” remains the main driving force behind innovations in today's modern cooking styles.
President of the “Chaine des Rotisseurs”, Mr. Atok İlhan, presented a trophy to the School of Tourism and Hotel Management in recognition of its contributions to the Competition at the Ceremony Reception. The School, in reciprocity, accorded trophies to the three winning young chefs, Mr. Cihan Çetin from the Ritz Carlton, Mr. Ercan Yamantürk from Çıragan Kempinsky and Ms. İnanç Celenkil from the LOKANTA Restaurant."

IR Graduate Receives F.E. Peacock Award for Best Paper

Banu Eligür (IR/’97), won the F.E. Peacock Award for Best Paper Presented by a Graduate Student at the ISA-Midwest (International Studies Association - Midwest) 2002 conference, which took place in St. Louis, Missouri. The subject of Eligür’s paper was “Turkey’s Quest for a Western Alliance (1945- 1952): A Reinterpretation.”
After receiving her International Relations bachelor degree from Bilkent University, Banu Eligür completed her Master’s program in 1999 and continued her PhD studies at Bilkent for one more year. Since then, she has been accepted to Brandeis University to continue her studies.

Also in this issue:

“Doğramacı Peace Fellowship Award” Presented

The “İIhsan Doğramacı International Relations for Peace Fellowship” for 2003 has been awarded to Dr. Bertil Dunér from Sweden.
Dr. Bertil Dunér is Senior Research Fellow at the Swedish Institute of International Affairs (SIIA) and has numerous publications on conflict resolution, security and human rights issues around the world. Dunér has proposed conducting research on “Anti-terrorism and Universality”, an issue currently being debated in the international community.
A jury evaluated 6 applications from Georgia, 1 from Iran, 2 from Bulgaria, 1 from the USA, 1 from Australia, 1 from Germany, 1 from Sweden, 2 from the Ukraine and 3 Turkish applicants, one studying in Germany, one in the UK and one in the USA. The assessment of the Jury was approved by the Bilkent University Executive Board.
The Fellowship, awarded every alternate year, has been established in the name of the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Bilkent University, Prof. İhsan Doğramacı, and is meant to encourage scientific research contributing to the development and improvement of international relations and friendship among nations.

Radio Bilkent Celebrates Its 1st Year at 96.6 FM

Radio Bilkent celebrated its first year of broadcasting all over Ankara at its new frequency of 96.6 FM with a ceremony hosted by Rector Ali Doğramacı at the Bilkent Hotel on April 8. The ceremony began with a cinevision show prepared by Radio Bilkent volunteers; during the show, a brief history of Radio Bilkent was narrated.
Radio Bilkent is an organization consisting solely of student volunteers. In addition to special DJ programs, audiences can listen to news programs and interviews.
As part of the celebrations, Radio Bilkent is organizing a party on April 18 at the Rush Club to celebrate its 1st year of broadcasting at 96.6. Radio Bilkent’s DJs will perform at the party; the cover charge is 10 million TL.
All students are welcome to enjoy the night.

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