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Turkish cultural festival takes place on campus, March 4-31

"Turkiye," a festival of Turkish culture, takes place on campus March 4-31. The events are presented by the Council of International Graduate Students, the International Center and the Turkish Students' Association. The festival started with a month-long poster/photo exhibit on the 100 level of Frist, featuring the photography of Melford Bolick and Remzi Gumus.

Other events include:

  • On Thursday, March 7, Professor Heath Lowry, the Mustafa Kemal Ataturk Professor of Ottoman and Modern Turkish Studies at Princeton, will give a talk entitled "The Apex of Ottoman Artistic Expression: Husnuhat (Beautiful Writing)" at 4.30 p.m. in Room 302, Frist Campus Center following a reception at 4 p.m.       Raks Odalisque , Princeton's Middle Eastern Dance Troupe, will give a performance after the lecture.

         The Graduate College Coffee House will sponsor a celebration entitled "40 Days, 40 Nights" featuring Turkish music and food.

  • On Friday, March 8, in conjunction with the Women's Center , there will be a social at Cafe Vivian at 4 p.m., followed by a screening of the movie "Conversations across the Bosphorous" at 5 p.m on the large TV in Frist 100 level, both in celebration of International Women's Day. A second screening of the movie will be held at 7 p.m. in 101 McCormick.

  • Highlighting Turkish culture and arts for the rest of March will be a Turkish movie series, starting on March 8, with "Eskiya - the Bandit" at 8.30 pm in 185 Nassau, and continuing with movies until March 30.

  • Dining Services is complementing the celebration of Turkish culture with samples of Turkey's famous cuisine at the "Food for Thought" counter in Frist this week.
  • For further information, contact Council for International Graduate Studies .

    Contact: Marilyn Marks (609) 258-3601

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