THE ONE BOOK-ONE TOPIC PROGRAM at ATILIM (2017 – 2018 Academic Year)
Dear Students and the Staff of Atilim
I am pleased to inform you that our One Book-One
Topic Program will continue with a new book in 2017-2018 academic year. In previous years the below books were read
by the University community within the scope of this program:
The Biography of Steve Jobs, the founder and former CEO of Apple - in
spring semester of 2011-2012 academic year;
Starbucks written by Howard Schultz, the CEO of
Starbucks - in 2012-2013 academic year;
1984, written by a famous English Author George
Orwell - in 2013-2014 academic year;
Outliers – The Story of Success, written by Malcolm Gladwell - in 2014-2015
The Other Side of the Mountain, written by a famous Turkish author Erendiz
Atasü - in 2015-2016 academic year;
Physics of the Future, written by a popular
physics professor Michio Kaku - in 2016-2017 academic year.
These books were reviewed in English language
courses of Basic English and the courses
of the Department of modern Languages.
Several contests and activities have been organized each year about the
contents of the books selected.
We hope that your support for this program will
continue, which is believed to have numerous benefits such as creating a common
institutional culture, developing a sense of belonging and unity, creating
friendly discussion environments and developing critical thinking abilities.
Within the frame of the One Book One Topic Program of Atilim
University, in addition to the last year’s book named Physics of the Future
written by Michio Kaku, this year with the support of the faculty members of
our Physics Group, the biography of Elon Musk, will be read. Elon Musk is an inventor, entrepreneur and
engineer-physicist of our century, who has developed various innovative
projects from manufacturing electric cars to rockets for space travel. The name of the book is Elon Musk: Tesla,
SpaceX and the Quest for a Fantastic Future.
The both books will be studied within the scope of the Year of
Physics at Atilim.
The lectures of invited guests from our University and others and
the meetings of Atilim Book Community will be among the activities to be
carried out throughout this academic year.
These activities will be announced on the websites of the University and
Since this year we will be
reading two books closely related to science and technologies of the future,
for this year only, the name of the program has been changed to Two Books -
One Topic. The common subject will
still be Dreaming the Future.
Further information about the program and the books are available
in this website. You may reach more
detailed information about the books read in previous years by clicking the Previous
Years tab at the top of this page.
We believe that this program helps to create
a common culture, sense of belonging, friendly discussion platforms and
critical thinking among the stakeholders of the University.
I thank you all for your continuous support of this program and
wish you happy readings.
Prof. Dr. Hasan U. Akay