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UW-Green Bay Dinner Lecture

Turkey: Funny and Interesting Facts About Turkey the Country and Turkish Culture

featuring Atife Caglar, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences


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In this presentation Assoc. Professor Atife Caglar will cover some funny and perhaps interesting facts about Turkey. Did you know that it is the only Muslim country in the world to be both secular and democratic? Turkey’s alphabet is Latin-based and not Arabic, and Istanbul is the largest city in Turkey but it is not the capital. Istanbul is beautiful, but not as portrayed in the movies.  

We will also talk about its population, foods, highest mountain, major cities, climate, favorite sport and much more. You will enjoy a range of fun facts about Turkish culture!

Thursday evening, September 25, 2014

Gathering/Cash Bar: 6:00-6:30 p.m.
Dinner and presentation 6:30-8:00 p.m.

$29 per person

UW-Green Bay: University Union Phoenix Rooms


Featured Presenter:

Clifton GanyardAtife Caglar, Ph.D.

Associate Professor of Natural and Applied Sciences

Atife Caglar is an associate professor of the Department of Natural and Applied Sciences at University of Wisconsin Green Bay, where she has been since 2004. During January 2003-August 2004 she was a research fellow at University of British Colombia in Canada. She received a B.S and M.S in pure mathematics from Ataturk University in Turkey. She received her Ph.D. in applied mathematics from the University of Pittsburgh in US.

Her research interest’s center on numerical analysis of methods used to compute approximate solutions of partial differential equations. She applies her method to turbulent flows, fuel cells and terrorism. She has published papers in these areas. In addition, she has given talks at national and international conferences, received several awards, honors.

In her free time, she writes Turkish children books, gardens, read about other cultures and loves to travel new places.


Turkish Dinner Menu

Rosemary Chicken – Baked whole chicken topped with fresh rosemary, flavored with orange inside.

Patates Püresi - Mashed Potatoes

Mediterranean Salad – Tomatoes, lettuce, onion, basil, cucumber dressed with olive oil, lemon juice, salt and black pepper

Kabak Mucveri - Zuchini Patties with feta and tzatziki

Baklava – Dessert




UW-Green Bay's Dinner Lecture Series, hosted by the Division of Outreach and Adult Access, highlights UW-Green Bay faculty expertise on various projects and interests in a socially accommodating, friendly learning atmosphere for the greater Green Bay community. Each evening event begins with a social/greeting time, followed by a delicious menu expertly prepared by the University's chefs. While enjoying dessert, the featured guest faculty will showcase his or her work in a presentation format. The event usually culminates with a short question/answer session, usually ending by 8:15 p.m.

Dress is typically business casual and comfortable.