December 28, 2021

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Dear Bilkent News Readers,
The Bilkent News Editorial Board wishes you a healthy and prosperous New Year – may all your dreams and expectations be fulfilled! The next issue of Bilkent News will come out on February 1. Have a happy holiday season, and good luck on your finals!

Tuesday, December 28, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

New Year’s Concert

Matthew Coorey, conductor

Aleksandra Kubas-Kruk, soprano

G. Rossini | Overture to “La Gazza Ladra”

W.A. Mozart  | “Giunse alfin il momento…Deh vieni, non tardar” from “Le Nozze di Figaro”

G. Rossini | “Una voce poco fa” from “Il Barbiere di Siviglia”

J. Strauss II | Overture to “Die Fledermaus”

A. Khachaturian | Waltz from “Masquerade”

G. Donizetti | “Prendi, per me sei libero…Il mio rigor dimentica” from “L’Elisir d’Amore”

P. Mascagni | Intermezzo from “Cavalleria Rusticana”

G. Verdi | “Sul fil d’un soffio etesio” from “Falstaff”

J. Offenbach | Barcarolle from “The Tales of Hoffmann”

G. Donizetti | “Quel guardo, il cavaliere…So anch’io la virtù magica” from “Don Pasquale”

J. Strauss II | “An der schönen blauen Donau,” Op. 314


Thursday, December 30

“American Blues,” by Tennessee Williams, at the Bilkent Theater Hall, 8 p.m. Tickets for the play (which is being performed in Turkish translation) can be obtained from


Until January 8

“Social Awareness Graphics: Sustainability + Mental Disorders,” an exhibition of typographic posters from the GRA301 studio course, at the FADA Art Gallery. Organized by GRA.


Tuesday, December 28

“SAP Danışmanlığı,” by Onat Yamak (Lupe Yazılım Bilgi Teknolojileri), at 6:30 p.m. Organized by CTIS.

Wednesday, December 29

“Sustainability and Climate Change,” by Aytek Akın, Ulaş Cönkeroğlu, İlka Gültekin, Hüseyin Topaç, Emincal Topal, İpek Yılmaz and Kristina Zaková, at 12:30 p.m. Organized by the Foreign Languages Unit. Presentations will be in German with English subtitles.


Extended Hours at the Library

To help students prepare for final exams, the Bilkent University Main Campus Library is staying open from 8:30 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekdays and from 9 a.m. to 3 a.m. on weekends through January 15. These extended opening hours apply only to the reading rooms in A Block; there is no circulation service after 11:30 p.m. During this period, the East Campus Library is open from 8:30 a.m. to 11 p.m. on weekdays and closed on weekends.

Exceptions to these hours will be on December 31, when both the Main and East Campus Libraries will open at 8:30 a.m. and close at 5 p.m.


For information about meetings and activities of university departments or student clubs, please see their websites or social media accounts, or contact them directly via telephone or email.