November 4, 2019 – November 11, 2019

04 November 2019 Comments Off on November 4, 2019 – November 11, 2019
Photograph by Mahmut Hakan Uzan (EE/I)

Saturday, November 9, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

In Memory of Atatürk

Christoph Poppen, conductor

Iraz Yıldız, piano

Yunus Tuncalı, piano

W.A. Mozart | Concerto for Two Pianos in E flat major, KV 365

L. van Beethoven | Symphony No. 3 in E flat major, Op. 55 “Eroica”


Saturday, November 16, 8 p.m.

Bilkent Concert Hall

“Sunlight and Shadows”

Sebastian Perlowski, conductor

Yang Jiang, piano

F. Chopin | Concerto for Piano No. 1 in E minor, Op. 11

A. Dvorak | Symphony No. 7, Op. 70


November 7

“Çok Tuhaf Soruşturma,” staged by Department of Performing Arts students, will take place at 8 p.m., in the Chamber Theater Hall. For tickets:


Wednesday, November 6

“Text, Hypertext, Translation and Retranslation,” (in Turkish), by Prof. Füsun Ataseven (Yıldız Teknik University), at SAL, LA-101, 1:40 p.m. Organized by TRIN.


Wednesday, November 6

“The Return of Martin Guerre,” at FADA, FB-309, 6 p.m., with after-movie talk by Prof. Kenneth Weisbrode. Organized by HIST.


Wednesday, November 6

“Güven Pusulası: Kime, Neden Güveniriz?,” by Dr. Müge Cantekin (Cantekin Eğitim Koçluk ve Danışmanlık), at FEASS, C-Block Auditorium, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent Teaching and Learning Support Center.

Wednesday, November 6

“The Impact of Discriminatory Pricing Based on Customer Risk: An Empirical Investigation Using Indirect Lending Through Retail Networks,” by Christopher Amaral (Queen’s University), at FBA, Ümit Berkman Seminar Room, 1:40 p.m. Organized by FBA.

Thursday, November 7

“Code Design for Interference Channels,” by Mahdi Shakiba Herfeh (Bilkent University), in EE-314, 11 a.m. Organized by EE.

Thursday, November 7

“Exploring of Cognitive Processes with Eye Tracking,” by Prof. Kürşat Çağıltay (METU), in EE-01, 12:40 p.m. Organized by the Bilkent Teaching and Learning Support Center.

Thursday, November 7

“Multitask Networks for Coloring, Counting and Cliff-Diving,” by Prof. Cees Snoek (University of Amsterdam), in EA-409, 1 p.m. Organized by CS.

Friday, November 8

“Parallel Innovation Contests,” by Asst. Prof. Ersin Körpeoğlu (University College London), in EA-409, 1:40 p.m. Organized by IE.

Friday, November 15

“Dripping Down the Rivulet,” by Dr. François Gallaire (EPFL, Lausanne, Switzerland), at Mithat Çoruh Auditorium, 10:40 a.m. Organized by ME.


Statement of Purpose Workshops

Will you be applying to a master’s or PhD program soon? Do you need to include a statement of purpose (SoP) with your application?

The Career and Alumni Office and the Faculty Academic English program invite students to come to their Statement of Purpose Workshops and learn how to write an SoP more effectively, and also how to tailor it to different audiences. Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and find out how to set up an appointment to get feedback on their SoPs from FAE instructors.

This year, the workshops will be held on November 5 and 19 and December 10, all at 5:40 p.m. in the FEASS building’s C-Block Auditorium.

The Statement of Purpose Workshop is a Career Passport Program (CPP) activity, and is worth 1 point toward the 10-point total needed to complete the program.


#AcWriMo at Bilkent

November is Academic Writing Month – or #AcWriMo on social media – an annual event that challenges participants to meet a self-set writing goal during the month. Here at Bilkent, the Humanities Center initiative and the Department of Communication and Design will mark the occasion by holding weekly Write-A-Thons every Friday morning throughout the month.

The Write-A-Thons will offer a work space and a regular time slot where participants can declare and share their writing goals, track weekly progress, and find fresh motivation for their writing projects. Due to limited space, these sessions are open to faculty and graduate students only, who are welcome to stop by for a while or stay the whole morning.

The sessions will take place in FB-114 (in the Graphic Design building; entrance above the FC Starbucks) on Friday mornings from 9 a.m. to 12 noon, November 8, 15, 22 and 29.

More information about Academic Writing Month may be found at and by searching the #AcWriMo hashtag on Twitter and other social media platforms.