Future architects designed underwater living spaces, as the earth will be submerged almost 3 meters in the next 100 years because of global warming and melting of the glaciers. Students of Department of Architecture, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) planned underwater living units as part of their future themed projects.
Angela Burns, Lecturer at Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), who successfully combines exquisite historical artifacts and cultural components of Turkey with illustration, will be exhibiting her illustrations of Turkish culture with the collaboration of Embassy of Ireland in Ankara. The exhibition, which will take place between the dates of March 1- April 4 at Art Gallery of Bilkent University Library in Ankara, will include variety of drawings unique to Turkish culture such as Turkish breakfast, blue voyage, fruit gardens, fairy chimneys, etc. from a perspective of a foreigner.
The experts emphasize the importance of parents taking a primary role in raising their kids and ensuring the family rules are being followed. Clinical Psychologist, Emre Konuk, guest speaker invited by Buca Guidance and Research Center, delivered a seminar to 550 guidance teachers on family therapy and post-traumatic solutions at the event hosted by Izmir University of Economics (IUE).
Cezmi Baskın, a popular character actor of Turkish cinema, attended the “Çıraklar Ustalara Soruyor (Apprentices Asking Masters)” event, held by Vocational School of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), as a guest speaker. Baskın, who shared his memoirs and thoughts on theater, cinema, and TV series, working conditions within those industries, stated that today’s productions were a result of contract manufacturing, that real cinema would only be possible with actors creating emotions.
Ekrem Demirtaş, President of Board of Trustees, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), pointed that the tender invitation by General Directorate of State Airports Authority of Turkey (DHMİ) on construction of Çeşme Alaçatı Airport should include not only seasonal flights during summer months, but also a training base for aviation and pilot training, which is very essential for Turkey.
Didem Pehlivanoğlu, Graduate of Department of Psychology, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) has been awarded APA (American Psychological Association) Science Directorate's Dissertation Research Award 2017 for her thesis on perception, attention and memory processes in old age. Pehlivanoğlu, whose dissertation costs are covered by the award, is about to complete her study, will continue to research about the changes occurring in cognitive processes in old age.
The British will learn about the samples of Turkish traditional arts at the needle-felting workshop. Prof. Dr. Elvan Özkavruk Adanır, Head of Department of Fashion and Textile Design, Faculty of Fine Arts and Design, Izmir University of Economics (IUE) and Lecturer Jovita Sakalauskaite, invited by Yunus Emre Institute, will teach the participants in London how to make the motifs used in Ottoman artworks by using felt.
Insomnia may lead to many medical conditions such as headaches, acid reflux, diabetes, coronary diseases, depression, etc. The “Smart Sleep Monitor”, developed by ARTSYS, company within Izmir Sciencepark of Izmir University of Economics (IUE), helps keeping temperature, sound, and light under control, factors that influence sleep pattern. The sensors that are attached to the bed during sleep are transmitted to smart phones via Wi-Fi. This way, external factors that influence sleep are identified, and minimized.
Büşra Elif Yelbuz, senior at Department of Psychology, Izmir University of Economics (IUE), qualified to study for her graduate degree at Oxford University among 13 people worldwide. Yelbuz will be conducting academic studies on “compassion” at Oxford University, which ranked among top universities in 2018 World University Rankings.
Lecturers of Vocational School of Izmir University of Economics (IUE) will be mentoring entrepreneurial high school students. IUE academicians, in collaboration with Genç Başarı Eğitim Vakfı (Junior Achievement Turkey), will be mentoring the entrepreneurial projects of high school students, and those projects will later on compete at “Company of the Year Competition”.