ECLA Trip to Weimar

ECLA’s weekend trip started with a visit to Wartburg Castle in Eisenach, founded in 1067 by Count Louis the Jumper. One of the most memorable experiences here was to see the room where Martin Luther translated the New Testament from the original Greek texts into German in only ten months. The second stop was the

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NEW ELECTIVE: Richard Shriver Exposes Students to Global Issues

Richard Shriver, Provost Emeritus, will introduce students to the broad debates involving international relations today in his new elective, “Global Issues: Politics, Economics, National Security and Laws.” Through readings and seminar lectures and discussions, students will acquire a basic understanding of key concepts in international relations. They will apply theory to reality during a weekly

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ON LIBERAL EDUCATION: First Week of Class Introduces Students to ‘Liberal Learning’

President Laurent Boetsch and Programme Directors Peter Hajnal and Thomas Norgaard officially welcomed students and faculty to ECLA’s fourth academic year on Friday, October 7th. Continuing a tradition that began last year, the first week of class is designed to introduce students to the idea of ‘liberal learning.’ Students gained an awareness of the issues

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ECLA Students, Faculty, Administration Travel Together to Historic City of Dresden as Part of the ISU 2005

Midway through the International Summer University at ECLA, students and members of faculty and administration traveled together to the Saxon cultural capital of Dresden for a weekend of cultural site visits, exploration in the city and a boat ride down the Elbe river.  ECLA’s art historian Alessandra Galizzi Kroegel led students through the famed Zwinger museum and the Gemäldegalerie, in

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ISU Trip to Dresden

Midway through the International Summer University students and faculty will travel to Dresden. The trip will serve as an on-site exploration of European cultural, intellectual, and political history that complements the lectures and seminars of the first three weeks. It will also provide students with an opportunity to pause and reflect on what they have

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Students Present Research Projects to Fellow Students, Faculty

ECLA’s thirteen Project Year students presented the final version of their research projects in a two-day event capping the Project Year programme at ECLA.  Students’ research topics were as varied as the specialisations of ECLA faculty and ranged from the poetry of Francesco Petrarca through the philosophy of Heidegger to the dangers of Weapons of Mass Destruction.  The Project

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