Saturday, September 20, 2008

Ramazan with Rumi

Ramazan with Rumi: Bayram Celebration

Thursday, October 2, 2008
8:00 - 9:30 PM
Assembly Hall, Campus Center
Uptown Campus, University at Albany
1400 Washington Ave, Albany, NY 12222

Event Program
8:00 – 8:10 Welcome and initial remarks
8:10 – 8:30 Coffee & Turkish Desserts

8:30 – 9:00
Dr. İsmail Acar
Visiting Fellow at Islamic Legal Studies Program, Harvard Law School
& Visiting Assistant Professor of Islam, Bard College
"The Place of Rumi in Turkish Tradition"

9:00 – 9:25
Peter Rogen & Arsalaan
"Reading of Rumi poetry with nay music"

9:25 – 9:30 Closure and thanks

Monday, September 15, 2008

Turksa Officers

Current Officers
Cüneyt Gözü, President (2011- )
Bilge Avcı, Vice President of Finance (2011- )
Hamide Yılmaz-GözüVice President of Marketing (2011- )
Giray Aksoy, Secretary (2011- )
Ersin Dinçelli, Treasurer (2011- )
Esma Nur Ulcay, Public Relations (2010- )
Esra Altay, Event Coordinator (2011- )

Asil Özdoğru
Çağrı Özköse-Bıyık
Deniz Ortaçtepe
Ferhat Çağan
Süleyman Vural
Zübeyir Alp

Former Officers
Arzu Ayşin Tekindor, Secretary (2006-2007)
Asil Özdoğru, President (2006-2010)
Bilge Avcı, Secretary (2007-2010)
Cüneyt Gözü, Treasurer (2006-2008), VP (2009-10)
Çağrı Özköse-Bıyık, Vice President (2006-2009)
Hamide Yılmaz-Gözü, Treasurer (2009-2010)
Ozan Varlı, Treasurer (2008-2009)
Ümit Boz, Public Relations (2006-2008)

Saturday, September 6, 2008

Handbook of Turkish Language

'Türkçe' in Brief

Turksa makes available an online handbook for Turkish language developed by the National Middle East Language Resource Center (NMELRC) for those people who are interested in learning Turkish. The 34-page handbook contains following sections as well as many useful Web links:
  1. A brief introduction to Turkish language and culture
  2. Studying Turkish - “From one student to another”
  3. Resources for students of Turkish.
NMELRC is funded through US Department of Education and aims to "both increase and improve opportunities for learning the languages of the Middle East."

The handbook is available for download from Turksa Web site.