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President of Turkish university to speak at MSU

November 1, 2004 -- From MSU News Service

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The president of a Turkish university that has formed a new relationship with Montana State University will visit MSU this week and speak about the effect of natural forces on three ancient cities.

Yucel Yilmaz, a noted geologist and president of Kadir Has University in Istanbul, Turkey, will speak at 2 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 4, in room 103 of the Engineering Physical Sciences Building. His topic is "The role of natural forces in the development and demise of antique cities of western Anatolia: Miletus, Ephesus and Troy."

Kadir Has University and MSU recently formed a relationship that would allow Turkish students to earn degrees from MSU, said Sara Jayne Steen, dean of the College of Letters and Science at MSU. If the program is approved, the first Turkish students would enroll in the program as early as next fall and reach MSU in 2006 or 2007. They would spend two years in Turkey and two years at MSU. They could choose a major from certain departments in the Colleges of Engineering or Letters and Science.

Evelyn Boswell, (406) 994-5135 or