SL Podcasts

[11-10-2013]

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Darwin and Beyond by Klaus Ammann [10-06-2009]
Klaus Ammann, University of Bern/Sabanci University. Darwin and Beyond. Place: Karakoy Communications Center, Karakoy. Sabanci University Darwin Celberation Year Website: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/ Klaus Ammann's PowerPoint Presentation: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/PodCast/slides/Darwin-and-Beyond.pdf
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What Darwin Didn't Know: Evolution after ‘The Origin of Species [10-06-2009]
Andrew Berry, Harvard University/Sabancı University. “What Darwin Didnt Know: Evolution after ‘The Origin of Species’” Sabanci University Darwin Celberation Year Website: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/darwin Andrew Berry's PowerPoint Slides: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/PodCast/slides/AfterDarwin.ppt
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Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! A Celebration of Biology’s Big Idea [10-06-2009]
Andrew Berry, Harvard University/Sabanci University, "Happy Birthday Charles Darwin! A Celebration of Biology’s Big Idea” Place: Karakoy, Communications Center, Karakoy, Istanbul. Sabanci University Darwin Celberation Year Website: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/darwin Andrew Berry's PowerPoint Slides: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/PodCast/slides/Darwin.ppt
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Berci Kristin ve Latife Tekin [21-05-2009]
(In Turkish) Ayten Sonmez ile Edebiyat: Latife Tekin'in Eseri Berci Kristin Çöp Masalları
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Sessiz Ev'in Sesleri [11-05-2009]
(In Turkish) Sessiz Ev'in Sesleri: Orhan Pamuk'un Sessiz Ev'i uzerine. Engin Kilic,
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The Origin and Spread of Homo Sapiens by Vidyanand Nanjundiah [30-04-2009]
Sabanci University Darwin Year Celebration: The Origin and Spread of Homo Sapiens by Vidyanand Nanjundiah, Indian Institute of Sciences, Bangalore. Sabanci University Darwin Celberation Year Website: http://myweb.sabanciuniv.edu/darwin Powerpoint presentation: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/PodCast/slides/TheOriginandSpreadofHomoSapiensbyVidyanandNanjundiah.pdf
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Genetically Modified Organisms: A Lecture by Selim Cetiner [02-04-2009]
Genetically Modified Organisms: A Lecture by Selim Cetiner. Selim Cetiner, The Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences, Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. April 2009.
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"But it is the same book": Ways of Reading Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook [01-09-2008]
"But it is the same book": Ways of Reading Doris Lessing's The Golden Notebook. A lecture by Deborah Ferris from Sabanci University. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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The 3rd Sakip Sabanci International Research Award 2008 First Place Winner: Culture and Philanthropy [10-06-2008]
The 3rd Sakip Sabanci International Research Award 2008 First Place Winner: Culture and Philanthropy by Amy Singer from Tel Aviv University. Topic of this year: The Ottoman Legacy For Contemporary Turkish Culture, Institutions and Values.
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Let’s Talk About Teaching Seminar and Discussion Series 1: Achievement as Metaphor [10-06-2008]
Let’sTalk About Teaching Seminar and Discussion Series 1: Achievement as Metaphor by Dr. Tony Humphreys. Organized by The Center for Individual and Academic Development (CIAD), Sabanci University, Istanbul, Turkey. There is a strong association between achievement and belonging. Everyone wants to belong, to a family, a partner, a classroom, a workplace. The quality of the belonging has a direct bearing on a person’s educational progress. Indeed, educational under-achievement may often be a metaphor for emotional under-belonging! Furthermore, many other educational difficulties may be symbolic of emotional ones. It is a case of the heart ruling the head and not the head ruling the heart! In any case, effective teaching and effective learning are both a heart and a head phenomenon. About the Let’s talk about teaching Seminar and Discussion Series: The essential aim of teaching is to enable learning and this aim is unlikely to be realized in its full sense by settling down to particular strategies that are supposed to be “working well”. While there are numerous ways in which teaching can be successfully carried out, there is a constant need for change and perhaps improvement in response to the changing needs and demands of learners and to the challenges presented by the new global and local contexts of knowledge production and dissemination. By getting together to talk freely about some topical issues in teaching, we expect to increase our awareness of the social and psychological dimensions of teaching and learning, and perhaps to inspire one another to envision new ways of fulfilling our vocations.
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From the eyes of an exchange student... [12-05-2008]
In this podcast, the Director of the School of Languages, Deniz Kurtoğlu Eken interviews Isabelle Ost, an exchange student from Switzerland who is in her second semester at Sabancı University. Isabelle shares her views on being an exchange student, being a learner and learning languages; she also talks about her own personal and academic development.
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Professional Development in Teacher Education [31-03-2008]
This podcast is the second in a series of podcasts with The School of Languages director, Deniz Kurtoglu Eken. In this podcast, Sharon Celtek and Nazan Ozcinar interview her on the importance of professional development and the many issues surrounding this important topic.
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Studying in the US: A conversation with a Sabanci University Alumni [27-03-2008]
In this podcast, Mary W. Karatal, speaks with former SU student, Ayhan Aydin, about his experiences as a Ph.D student at the University of Chicago.
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Growing with re-search: Research in education [29-02-2008]
In this podcast, Brian Rodrigues interviews Deniz Kurtoglu Eken, the Director of Sabanci University School of Languages on the role of research in education and in growing professionally, personally and as a learner. Key areas include perceptions of research, learner-based research and qualitative research.
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Issues in Student Counselling 3: Test Anxiety [24-01-2008]
In this podcast, the School of Language`s resident counselor, Guler Ann Gerger, discusses the problem of exam anxiety and offers students some practical advice for coping with it. Presenter: Mary Wynn Karatal.
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Issues in student counselling 2: Problems in the 1st year of college [15-01-2008]
In this podcast, SL counselor, Guler Ann Gerger discusses the difficulties that students generally face in their first year of Sabanci University. Presenter: Mary Wynn Karatal.
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Issues in student counselling 1: Meet the counselor [18-12-2007]
In this podcast, School of Languages student counselor, Guler Ann Gerger, talks about general issues facing language learners.
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Introduction to the short story - classroom version [11-09-2007]
Introduction to the short story - classroom version. In Freshman English 101 and 102 we will be integrating the short story into our courses. This podcast aims to introduce you to some of the key terms and concepts which you will encounter when analyzing and interpreting short stories. Specifically we are going to talk about what a short story is and its literary elements. Text by Ali Nihat Eken and Jo Harris. Presenters: Mary Wynn Karatal and Jo Harris. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Bilingualism [10-07-2007]
In this podcast, Deborah Ferris talks to Dalince Dikmen about 'true bilingualism'. They discuss some of its social, political and artistic implications and relate some of these to personal experience. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Understanding Joyce Carol Oates [25-06-2007]
Understanding Joyce Carol Oates, her background, her work and her reflections on life as a writer. The text was researched and compiled by Ali Nihat Eken. Presented by Deborah Ferris. Voice of Joyce Carol Oates by Erica Hoffmann. Recommended for Freshman English students at Sabanci University. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Portakallar (Oranges) The Winner of the 2007 Yunus Aran Award [19-06-2007]
(In Turkish) Emre Eminoglu is a student at Sabanci University and he is the winner of the 2007 Yunus Aran Award ( for a short story). The title of the story is "Portakallar" (Oranges). Presented by Zeynep Onel from the School of Languages. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Introduction to the short story [13-06-2007]
In Freshman English 101 and 102 we will be integrating the short story into our courses. This podcast aims to introduce you to some of the key terms and concepts which you will encounter when analyzing and interpreting short stories. Specifically we are going to talk about what a short story is and its literary elements. Text by Ali Nihat Eken and Jo Harris. Presenters: Mary Wynn Karatal and Jo Harris. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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SL Conference Tuning In (12): Are we all on the same wavelength? Tuning in to teachers' and learners' neeeds in curriculum reform [27-05-2007]
Are we all on the same wavelength? Tuning in to teachers' and learners' neeeds in curriculum reform by Chris Kennedy. University of Birmingham, UK. Professor Chris Kennedy has worked as teacher, trainer, adviser, and researcher in Africa, Europe, the Middle East, South-East Asia, and South America. He worked for some time with the University of Bilkent, Ankara, while Chief Executive of the Centre for British Teachers. His research and publications focus on Language Policy, Curriculum Innovation, and English as a Global Language, with interests also in Primary ELT, Professional Communication and Applied Corpus Linguistics. He is a Past President of IATEFL, and is Chair of the British Council’s English Teaching Advisory Committee. He is Director of the Centre for English Language Studies at the University of Birmingham, UK, which runs in-house and distance Masters and PhD programmes in ELT, Applied Linguistics, and Translation Studies.Powerpointpresentation: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/chrisk.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (11): Hate it or love it: How can instructors lead a learner to success or failure? [27-05-2007]
Hate it or love it: How can instructors lead a learner to success or failure? by Sevgi Ozpehlivan, a Junior student at Sabanci University. The relationship between instructor and learner is the ultimate determinant in successful language learning as it is the instructor who can lead a learner to success or failure. Thus there are actually no difficult languages but difficult processes of learning. One of the key aspects in this process is for the instructor to help the learner build up confidence. As languages are unique just like the cultures they represent, so should the bilateral relations between learner and instructor be. Not only the language but also the culture itself should be introduced by the instructor using methods that consider both the capability and character of the learner. Powerpointpresentation: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/sevgi.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (10): Individuality in learning [27-05-2007]
Tuning in with yourself and others Part 2: Individuality in learning by Dr. Tony Humphreys. Dr. Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker. He is a specialist lecturer on education, communication and self-realisation in University Colleges, Cork and Limerick, and Senior Fellow at National College of Ireland, Dublin and is a regular guest lecturer in other third level colleges both in Ireland and internationally, including several European countries and South Africa. He is the author of eleven best-selling books. His best known books are The Power of ‘Negative’ Thinking; Self-Esteem, the Key to Your Child’s Future; Work and Worth: Take back your life; Myself, My Partner; Leaving The Nest and Whose Life Are You Living. His books are currently in 25 languages. He has recorded tapes and CDs on such topics as embrace failure, self-esteem, work-balance and effective parenting. His varied earlier careers encompassing theology, education and business adds breadth and depth to his unique understanding of human behaviour. His ideas are challenging, sometimes controversial, yet always presented in the safety of understanding and compassion. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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SL Conference Tuning In (9): Achievement as metaphor [26-05-2007]
Tuning in with yourself and others Part 1: Achievement as metaphor by Dr. Tony Humphreys. Dr. Tony Humphreys is a Consultant Clinical Psychologist, Author and National and International Speaker. He is a specialist lecturer on education, communication and self-realisation in University Colleges, Cork and Limerick, and Senior Fellow at National College of Ireland, Dublin and is a regular guest lecturer in other third level colleges both in Ireland and internationally, including several European countries and South Africa. He is the author of eleven best-selling books. His best known books are The Power of ‘Negative’ Thinking; Self-Esteem, the Key to Your Child’s Future; Work and Worth: Take back your life; Myself, My Partner; Leaving The Nest and Whose Life Are You Living. His books are currently in 25 languages. He has recorded tapes and CDs on such topics as embrace failure, self-esteem, work-balance and effective parenting. His varied earlier careers encompassing theology, education and business adds breadth and depth to his unique understanding of human behaviour. His ideas are challenging, sometimes controversial, yet always presented in the safety of understanding and compassion.
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SL Conference Tuning In (8): Learners' preferences for and opinions about integrated and isolated form-focussed instruction [25-05-2007]
Learners' preferences for and opinions about integrated and isolated form-focussed instruction by Nina Spada, University of Toronto, Canada. Dr. Nina Spada is Professor and Graduate Program Head in the Second Language Education Program at OISE/University of Toronto where she teaches graduate and pre-service courses in second language learning and teaching. She joined the faculty of the University of Toronto in 2000 after 15 years at McGill University in Montreal. Dr. Spada’s research examines relationships between instructional practices and learning outcomes. She is particularly interested in the effects of form-focussed instruction on second language learning. Her research investigates such questions as whether there are better times to draw learners’ attention to language form in communicative classrooms, whether different types of form-focussed instruction are more effective than others and whether certain language features are more amenable to instruction. Powerpoint presentation: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/ninas.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (7): From identity of language to language of identity [25-05-2007]
From identity of language to language of identity by Aycan Adrian Corum, a Sophomore student at Sabanci University. How much one masters a language is related to the ability to think intensively in that language. After mastering a second language, it becomes clear that each language contains its own way of thinking, identity. Each language can function in expressing different aspects of character and emotions, thus forming our identity. This awareness can help us to use learned languages as connective tools for the learning of further languages. Powerpoint presentation:http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/Aycan.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (6): Strategies to promote multiculturalism and multilingualism in Europe and the USA [25-05-2007]
Strategies to promote multiculturalism and multilingualism in Europe and the USA by Professor Charles E. Barriere, ELITE, France. ELITE: Excellent Language Institutions Teaching in Europe, an international association promoting language teaching to non-native speakers in the best institutions provided by the countries where these languages are spoken as national languages.
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SL Conference Tuning In (5): Oh my God! Io sono troppo much confuso [25-05-2007]
Oh my God! Io sono troppo much confuso - I'm so much confused by Semih Seloni, Sabanci University, Turkey. Semih Seloni is a Freshman student at Sabanci University. Having gone through the process of learning English, Italian and Spanish as a foreign language, I will try to find answers to the following questions: Is learner awareness raised on why to learn a foreign language? Do students know the aims of all classroom games? Are they aware of their learning strategies? In this session we will discuss several techniques that are employed by students and teachers. Powerpoint presentation - available at: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/SemihSeloni.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (4): Learners and Learning: The Importance of Affect [25-05-2007]
Learners and Learning: The Importance of Affect by Jane Arnold, University of Seville, Spain. Powerpoint presentation available at: http://www.sabanciuniv.edu/do/eng/pdfs/JANEARNOLD.pdf
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SL Conference Tuning In (3): Voice and desire in language learning [24-05-2007]
Voice and desire in language learning by Professor Claire Kramsch, University of Berkeley. Claire Kramsch is Professor of German and Foreign Language Education at UC Berkeley and Director of the Berkeley Language Center. She teaches second language acquisition and applied linguistics and directs PhD dissertations in the German Department and in the Graduate School of Education.
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SL Conference Tuning In (2): Welcoming Remarks [24-05-2007]
Tuning In: Learners of language, language of learners. Opening remarks by Deniz Kurtoglu Eken, Director, Sabanci University School of Languages
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SL Conference Tuning In (1): Foreign Languages: A threat or door to empathy? [24-05-2007]
Foreign Languages: A threat or door to empathy? Opening speech by Emre Karacan. Emre Karacan is a Junior student Sabanci University and has been studying English for 12 years. He has also been studying German and Spanish.
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Turkish Literature 1: Inci Aral [26-04-2007]
Aydan Uyar interviews Tamer Kutukcu from the School of Languages about the Turkish author Inci Aral. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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A podcast on podcasts for language teachers and learners [02-03-2007]
A podcast on podcasts for language teachers and learners. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Don't play squash to get fit; get fit to play squash [27-02-2007]
Ashley Hazell Yildirim is interviewed by Richard Spiby about the game of squash. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Turkish Shadow Puppetry: Karagoz and Hacivat [08-12-2006]
Turkish Shadow Puppetry: Karagoz and Hacivat. The text was written by Bora Esiz and published in Sesta, the offical magazine of Pegasus Airlines Cyprus, in October 2006. Speaker: Mary Wynn Karatal. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Aydilge [13-10-2006]
(In Turkish) http://www.aydilge.net Aydilge Sarp is a young Turkish singer, poet, writer, and songwriter, born in 1979 in Kutahya, Turkey. Having successfully passed the entrance exam to the TRT Radio Children's Choir when she was eight years old, at 14 she obtained her first electric guitar and started composing her own songs. Later she performed in bars. At the same time she attended secondary school at TED Ankara Koleji. Studying American Literature at Baskent University, Ankara, she passed with flying colors. Although she received a scholarship to an American university, she preferred to stay in Turkey. Moving to Istanbul, she received an MA in Radio, Television and Cinema Studies from Istanbul University. Aydilge published Thoughts From My Pen, a collection of short stories in 1998. Her first novel, Bulimia Street, was published in 2002 and was followed by a second novel The Thrust of Golden Love in 2004. Aydilge's first album Küçük Şarkı Evreni (Small Song Universe) in which she wrote all the lyrics and composed music was released by EMI in 2006. Aydilge is interviewed by Ali Nihat Eken from the School of Languages. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Türkçe Off [12-10-2006]
(In Turkish) Acclaimed author Feyza Hepcilingirler talks about the misuse of Turkish language. Event organized by Sabanci University Ataturk Club. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Masculinities and Football [06-10-2006]
Burak Arikan from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives a lecture on masculinities and football. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Internet Addiction Disorder [05-10-2006]
(In Turkish) Psychiatrist Dr. M. Banu Buyukkal from Anadolu Saglik Merkezi is interviewed by Ali Nihat Eken about Internet Addiction Disorder.
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Rock Scene in Turkey Today [02-10-2006]
Selim Bagcan is a member of the music group SuperEgo. He is also the manager of a prominent music shop in Turkey. Merve Karabulut interviews him about contemporary rock in Turkey and other related issues. The interview is followed by two SuperEgo songs. http://www.thesuperego.net slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Nanotechnology [29-09-2006]
Alpay Taralp of the Materials Science and Engineering Program of Sabanci University highlights briefly the potential merit and future of nanotechnology. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Child Development 2: Children and Media [29-09-2006]
(In Turkish) Psychologist Ozgun Kizildag is interviewed by Senem Donanci Buyuk about children and media. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Delightfully flawed past conclusions [22-09-2006]
Alpay Taralp of the Materials Science and Engineering Program of Sabanci University discusses many flawed conclusions of prominent people. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Child Development 1: Discipline, reward and punishment [21-09-2006]
(In Turkish) Psychologist Ozgun Kizildag is interviewed by Senem Donanci Buyuk about punishment, rewarding, and discipline in child development. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Computer simulations [19-09-2006]
Prof. David M. Goldsman's research interests lie in computer simulation with emphasis on statistical output analysis, applied probability and statistics, ranking and selection, time series analysis, and reliability and life testing. Application areas include health systems, airline safety, and the automotive industry. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Dance and Culture [13-09-2006]
Mine M. Bag from the School of Languages talks about dance and culture. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Peer Education and HIV/AIDS [13-09-2006]
Mary Karatal interviews Wendy Kasap on peer education in HIV and AIDS. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Refugees in Turkey [25-08-2006]
Kevin Quigley, regional director of ICMC-JVA, a refugee processing program covering Turkey, Yemen, Lebanon, Pakistan, Kuwait, and Nepal, talks about refugees in Turkey, particularly in Istanbul, and the issues that they face while waiting for placement. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Aromatherapy [21-08-2006]
Mary Wynn Karatal interviews SL instructor and licensed aromatherapist, Jo Harris, on what aromatherapy is, its benefits and uses. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Farewell to a filmmaker: Atif Yilmaz [18-08-2006]
Farewell to a filmmaker: Atif Yilmaz (1925-2006) Atif Yilmaz, who virtually forged the memory of an entire people in his films of every conceivable genre, put his stamp on Turkish cinema through hard work and constant innovation. A film sometimes has a significance that is different, very different indeed, from what it sets out to depict. There are few people perhaps whose lives are changed by watching a film –and they usually turn out to be directors or actors- but certain films become lodged in either the most vulnerable, or the most exuberant, times of a person’s life. He is gone now, but some of Atif Yilmaz’s films are not mere personal remembrances but a virtual repository of the memory of an entire society. Script by Berat Guncikan. Published in Skylife Magazine 2006. Copyright permission granted by Skylife. Presenter: Mary Wynn Karatal. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Re-engineered Proteins [03-08-2006]
Alpay Taralp from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences discusses the impact of protein products in society and the strategies used to potentially improve or introduce new proteins. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Yasar Kemal: A Question of Culture [02-08-2006]
(In Turkish). Yasar Kemal gave the Closing Lecture of the 2005-2006 Academic Year: This era is not an era of divisions but an era of living together . Yasar Kemal, who made a speech entitled A Question of Culture in the Closing Lecture held in Sabancı University Performing Arts Center, said Against all odds, we’ll join the European Union. The speaker of the Academic Year Closing Lecture held every year since 2003, the year of first graduation of students at Sabancı University, was one of the greatest living writers of our time, Yasar Kemal. Apart from the graduating class, families, representatives of foreign missions, rectors and academicians of various universities, journalists, Sabancı University students and faculty members and employees participated in the Academic Year Closing Lecture which is held every year one day before the diploma ceremony and arranged basically for the graduating class. Yasar Kemal was elected among world-famous candidates in their own fields, at the end of a democratic and participatory election carried on with the initiative of the graduating class since the year 2005. Yasar Kemal, mentioning that Anatolia has been a resource for world culture thanks to its geography and being multicultural, said Against all odds, we’ll join the European Union and will make contributions to the world culture again when we get strength from our own cultural heritage. Yasar Kemal, saying that the public living in Anatolia will use its own language, will be educated, write books, make films in its own language, went on saying: We will be aware of the fact that we live in a multicultural land. We will realize that we have interests in freedom, not in prohibitions. We will have to realize it. If we don’t hurry, we may even be exposed to the nuisance of being divided. However, Anatolia, rich with its multicultural nature, is not a land suitable for division. This era is not an era of divisions but an era of living together. We have no way out other than preserving our multicultural structure. Turkey cannot remain like this. Those who say it will, will be disappointed like Ittihat and Terakki ( Union and Progress Party) Yasar Kemal, mentioning the multicultural structure in Turkey, ended his remarks saying: If a flower leaves the world, it means a colour, a smell has been lost. The world is a garden of cultures made up of thousands of flowers. This is the richness of humanity. Countries like us are gardens of cultures with hundreds of flowers. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Fatma Aliye (1862-1936) and Udi [27-06-2006]
(In Turkish) In this podcast Tamer Kutukcu from the School of Languages talks about Fatma Aliye, the first Turkish woman novelist, and her novel Udi. The talk mainly focuses on the woman question. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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The End of History? [05-06-2006]
The End of History? New Challenges in the 21st century... Spring 2006 SPS 102 Closing Lecture by Ayhan Akman from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Key points: new challenges in the 21st century, Hegel, Fukuyama, Huntington, liberal democracy, free market economy, new challenges to liberal democracy and market economy, resurgent fascism, libertarian socialism, religious fundamentalism, authoritarian capitalism, nationalism, new social movements, qualitative versus quantitative understandings of history, Hegelian understanding of history, freedom vs equality, globalization at the ned of history, ideological confilct, civilizational conflict, problems with the clash of civilizations... slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Sultana and Turkish Hip Hop [05-06-2006]
In this podcast, four Freshman English 101+102 students interview Turkey`s first female hip hop artist, Sultana, on her experiences in the music industry. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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What makes us different from chimpanzees? [26-05-2006]
Friday Colloquium by Andrew Berry. In this podcast Andrew Berry talks about what makes us different from chimpanzees The PP slides for this podcast are available at humanchimpandrewberry .... Friday Colloquium by Andrew Berry. Comparisons between the human and chimpanzee genomes are sobering: we are, by any measure, astonishingly similar in genetic terms to our closest relatives. What, then, are the genetic changes that have accumulated on the two lineages over the 5 million years since the most common ancestor of humans and chimpanzees? Through outgroup comparison, we can determine which substitutions occurred on the human line. Among these, necessarily, must lie the key to our humanity. Because genetic drift will result in the fixation of mutations of no significant effect (ie neutral mutations), however, a large proportion of all differences between the two genomes are of no consequence. Using the statistical tools of population genetics, it is possible to screen for mutations occurring on the human line that have been subject to positive natural selection (ie natural selection that drives a mutation to fixation in a population). It is in this subset of mutations that the evolutionary action surely lies. From whole genome scans using these methods, we have been able to identify candidate genes, some of whose functions we at least partially understand. From these studies along with our reconstruction of the key events in that 5 million year evolutionary process down the human line, we are gradually piecing together a picture of what, genetically, makes us who we are. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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An Interview with Haluk Bal [22-05-2006]
(In Turkish) In this podcast Esra Karakas, a senior student on the Computer Science and Engineering Program interviews Haluk Bal, General Secretary of Sabanci University about what it means to be a university student and how students should approach the job market at the end of their studies. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Research by Two Freshman Students [18-05-2006]
In this podcast, Jo Harris from the School of Languages interviews Selcan Tuncay and Ali Fuat Kisakurek, two freshman students who did field research on the attitudes of university students to cosmetic surgery. This podcast mainly focuses on their experiences of interviewing people, the difficulties they had, what they liked about it and their advice to students who will do similar research. The School of Languages is a part of Sabanci University, which is located in Istanbul, Turkey. These two students study English as a foreign language. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Computer Tecnhology in the 21st Century [11-05-2006]
In this podcast Kemal Oflazer from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences talks about computer technology in the 21st century. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Totalitarianism Part 2 [04-05-2006]
In this podcast Nedim Nomer from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives a lecture on totalitarianism.SPS 102 Lecture. Part 2. Key points: The Third Reich, identity and nationhood, divided people, the idea of freedom, Hitler, Lenin, right or left, Herbert Marcuse, machine process. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Totalitarianism [03-05-2006]
In this podcast Nedim Nomer from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives a lecture on totalitarianism. SPS 102 Lecture. Key points: social and political phenomena, fascism, socialism, advanced industrialist civilization, western democracies, features of a totalitarian society, regime and thought, consumer society, from Russia to the Soviet Union. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Struggles in Science [20-04-2006]
In this podcast Alpay Taralp from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences looks at the person behind the science. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Nature's Patterns [18-04-2006]
In this podcast Alpay Taralp from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences talks about nature's patterns. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Origin of Elements [18-04-2006]
In this podcast Alpay Taralp from the Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences talks about origin of elements. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Theories of Nationalism [17-04-2006]
In this podcast Ayhan Akman from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives a lecture on theories of nationalism. SPS 102 Lecture. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Nationalism [12-04-2006]
In this podcast Ayhan Akman from the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences gives a lecture on nations and nationalism. SPS 102 Lecture. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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The World in Alice Walker's Eye [10-04-2006]
Presenter: Mary Wynn - Script: Ali Nihat Eken. Key points: womanism, womanist, feminism, feminist, white feminism, black feminism, black cultural heritage, Alice Walker quotes, Walker as an activist, black women's creativity, The Colour Purple, The Civil Rights Movement, sharecropping system, sexism, sexual and racial discrimination... Sources: In search of our mothers’ gardens by Alice Walker, Modern novelists: Alice Walker by Maria Lauret, Alice Walker by Molly Roden in Contemporary American novelists edited by Emmanuel S. Nelson, Literature and its times edited by Joyce Moss and George Wilson, Alice Walker Biography by PBS and BBC Four, Alice Walker by Michael E. Muellero from Contemporary Black Biography, Alice Walker quotes from womenshistory.about.com and brainyquotes.com
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Quantum computation and quantum information [03-04-2006]
In this podcast Zafer Gedik from Sabancı University Faculty of Engineering and Natural Sciences talks about quantum computation and quantum information. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Edebiyat ve Siyaset [30-03-2006]
(In Turkish) Sabancı Üniversitesi öğretim görevlisi Erol Köroğlu, "Siyaset Edebiyatın Neresinde?" sorusu konusunda bizi düşünmeye dvaet ediyor. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Taming the Past, Shaping the Future - SL Podcasts 4 [30-03-2006]
In this podcast Erol Köroğlu from Sabancı University talks about the appropriation of the Great War experience in the early Turkish popular fiction. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Media Representations - SL Podcasts 3 [24-03-2006]
In this podcast Ali Nihat Eken from the School of Languages talks about representations in the media. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Australian wildlife - SL Podcasts 2 [23-03-2006]
In this podcast Deborah Ferris from the School of Languages shares her enthusiasm and concern for Australian wildlife with David Hill. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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Perspectives - SL Podcasts 1 [23-03-2006]
In this podcast, Freshman English instructor, Mary Wynn Karatal, interviews her former student, Ayhan Aydin, about his experiences at SU and his impending move to the US to pursue his Ph.D. slpodcast@sabanciuniv.edu
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