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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Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift Speaks at ECLA

On June 30th, ECLA welcomed Newsweek’s Eleanor Clift to our campus for a guest lecture about her extraordinary experiences as a journalist.  Eleanor Clift is a contributing editor for Newsweek magazine and appears regularly as a panelist on the nationally (US) syndicated talkshow “The McLaughlin Group.” Her column, “Capitol Letter,” is posted each week on

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Students from Former USSR States Search for Identity in Documentary Film

Maria Veyts (Russia, 2004-5) and Anna Bitkina (Russia, 2003-4) took an introspective look at one of ECLA’s prominent cultural components this semester in their film Lost & Found. In the film, the two young directors try to uncover the identities of their schoolmates from former Soviet Union Republics.  In the interviews presented in the documentary, the students discuss several aspects

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ECLA Hosts EU-Parliament Simulation as Part of the 2005 Annual Conference

With students from over 20 countries, there is no better place to hold a simulation of the European Parliament than ECLA.  The topic of debate at the simulation held here last week was Turkey’s candidacy for membership in the EU – part of the overarching theme of this year’s Annual Conference: EU Enlargement.  More than ten students traveled from universities across the continent to

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