Lacunas, or semantic lexical gaps, are words whose meanings cannot be concisely translated into other languages. Some, like the Italian culaccino, refer to specific, tangible things – in this case, the mark that a cold glass leaves on a table. Others refer to emotions so particular that one experiences a kind of epiphany upon learning
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org. The Iliad is a tragedy. Since tragedies show that terrible suffering is
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
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
The final exhibition of the installation art class took place at ECLA in the last week of the winter term. Installations addressed themes such as trust, fantasy, change and the passage of time, vanity and power relations. I had the opportunity to act in the installation entitled ‘The Last Supper’ by Lia Tarkhan-Mouravi (Georgia, Academy
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
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.