The Career and Alumni Office is continuing its campus activities program by means of online events. To participate in either of the activities below, go to https://stars.bilkent.edu.tr/ kariyer/
Monday, May 18
HSBC Corporate Presentation (in Turkish): “Life at HSBC and Career Opportunities,” by Müge Yıldız, at 5:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 21
STM Corporate Presentation (in Turkish): “STM and Career Opportunities,” by Nihan Memiş and Yağmur İncedal, at 5:30 p.m.
Friday, May 15
Student club application deadline:
Until May 17
IAED students’ “Distinguished Works,”
Until May 31
IAED Virtual Photography Exhibition: “Spring at Bilkent University,” by Dr. Mais Aljunaidy. Organized by Asst. Prof. Mohamad Nadim Adi, it may be viewed at https://sites.google.com/view/spring-on-campus/home
Wednesday, May 13
“Examined Life Meetings: Happiness.” Organized by the Bilkent Philosophical Society, the Applied Philosophy Committee and the Bilkent Psychological Counseling and Development Center. Please fill out this form by May 12: https://forms.gle/GKXD7pMGWQJHJbGp8
A series of Zoom events, titled “Examined Life Meetings” and organized by the Bilkent Philosophical Society, the Applied Philosophy Committee and the Bilkent Psychological Counseling and Development Center, will take place every Wednesday between 6 and 7 p.m.
These events will be held in Turkish.
The first meeting will take place on Wednesday, April 22, and the theme will be emotional resilience. If you want to participate, please fill out this form by April 21:
Tuesday, May 12
“Empirical Measures, Geodesic Lengths, and a Variational Formula in First-Passage Percolation,” by Erik Bates (University of California, Berkeley), at 4 p.m. Organized by MATH. To obtain the event link, please send a message to firstname.lastname@example.org
Monday, May 18
“Store Disorderliness Effect: Shoppers’ Competitive Behaviors in a Fast-Fashion Retail Store,” by Merve Coşkun (University of Illinois), in the MAN Meeting Room MR-104, 5 p.m. Organized by MAN. Zoom Meeting ID: 337 069 8252
Department of Performing Arts Streams Plays Online
Last month, the Department of Performing Arts began streaming prerecorded performances of some of its plays on the department’s YouTube channel, reaching a wide audience in Turkey and abroad. The plays, staged by senior students as their graduation projects, were recorded over the course of the past several years. The first streaming, which took place on April 16, featured the production from the 2019–2020 academic year, “Küçük Tekneler İçin Fırtına Uyarısı” (Small Craft Warnings).
The streamings, which will continue this week and next, are aimed at bringing the Bilkent theater community together during this period of distance learning and sheltering at home. “Whether artists and audiences come together in the theater or remotely, we still experience art as a community,” declared Performing Arts department chair Jason Hale.
“Küçük Tekneler İçin Fırtına Uyarısı” will have two more online showings this month, on May 15 and 22 (Fridays) at 8 p.m.
Senior project plays from previous years are being streamed on Thursdays. “Kuvâyi Milliye Destanı” and “La Ronde,” from the 2018–2019 academic year, were shown on April 23 and April 30, while “Öfke” (Look Back in Anger), from 2017–2018, was streamed on May 7. Still to come are two plays from 2016–2017: “22. Madde” (Catch-22), on Thursday, May 14, and “Lefty’i Beklerken” (Waiting for Lefty) on Thursday, May 21, both at 8 p.m.
The remaining performances can be seen on the Bilkent Tiyatro Bölümü YouTube channel, starting at the times indicated above. For more information, please see instagram@bilkenttiyatro.