Serenity

I yield, To the morning haze that engulfs my spirits;   I yield.   For Mother Nature calls, My body withdraws; I am within and without.   Serenity.   I know not why My slumbers break with the sunrise. My inner and outer worlds meddle and wed,   And I am one.   The birds

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Question of the Week: “What can the Greeks learn from the Iliad in order to solve the current financial crisis in Greece?”Answer by David Hayes

Die Bärliner blog launches today a series where Bard College Berlin faculty offer their perspective on much-debated contemporary issues or current hot topics. If you’d like to ask one of our faculty member a question in this category, please send it to blog@berlin.bard.edu.   The Iliad is a tragedy. Since tragedies show that terrible suffering is

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A Tribute to Fallen Stars

A falling star, in truth, is a meteorite—a combination of dust and rock falling into the Earth’s atmosphere. As these meteorites fall, they burn up and leave a short-lived trail of light—a meteor. Like stars, meteorites exist in plenty. In much the same way that the universe is constructed, our human realm is in some

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Notes from India #4

Annual Day Preparation This article is part of a series of articles written by Mathujitha Sankaran about her experiences during the year abroad in India. Click here for part one, part two, or part three. The problems that will be laid out in this article refer to the problems when expressing ideas or even merely speaking with people whom you share

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Maths at ECLA: I Think Therefore i Is

During the second week of the Winter term, ECLA hosted Steve Maurer, a professor of mathematics at Swarthmore College, near Philadelphia in the USA. Prof. Maurer’s task was twofold: to discuss with faculty and students ways in which mathematics might be integrated into the ECLA curriculum and to test run two introductory seminars which could

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International Dinner and Music Night

Over 25 students, administration and faculty cooked dishes from more than ten countries for this event, filling six kitchens to prepare the food.  The ECLA Choir performed several songs after the meal.  The dinner followed four days of community and resource-centered activities which took place as part of ECLA Week.          

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