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    Global Insights Welcomes Spring With Turkey

    Serap Şahinkaya, Ph.D., assistant professor at Tarsus University, mathematician and visiting scholar
    February 9, 2022

    Global Insights invites you to join the spring opening presentation featuring mathematician and visiting scholar, Dr. Serap Şahinkaya, Feb. 22, 2022, at 11:30 a.m. in the Rose Room, Brennan Hall 509.

    A country that bridges two continents, southeastern Europe and southwestern Asia, and fuses world cultures, Turkey has played a key role in the building blocks of society. The archeological history predates the 600 years long, powerful Ottoman Empire, and to date, the landscape offers a look back in time to the earliest days of humanity.

    Serap Şahinkaya, Ph.D., assistant professor of math at Tarsus University and visiting scholar from Istanbul Turkey, has come to the University of Scranton after meeting Steven Dougherty, Ph.D., professor of math, at a conference. Şahinkaya shared that Turkey is culturally diverse with heavy Middle Eastern, European and Asian influences. The land area spans just over the size of Texas and holds a population of almost 8.5 million, most of whom are located int eh urban areas, like Istanbul. She enjoys the native street foods, music and folk dance.

    Participants will enjoy a musical performance by Dr. Şahinkaya on the Turkish guitar along with cultural cuisine.

    Students, faculty and staff are invited to learn more about Turkey. Click here to register.

    This program is being offered by the Office of Global Education, the Cross Cultural Centers, Residence Life and the Office of Equity and Diversity. For more information, please contact or 570-941-4841.

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