Last week, ECLA’s modern dance workshop met for the first time. The class is the brainchild of Soledad Rodriguez (AY 2006, Argentina), who began looking for a way to bring the activity to campus almost as soon as she arrived last Fall. She noticed that other students shared her enthusiasm for dance, so she proposed
On Wednesday February 8th Professor Horst Bredekamp presented his lecture: “The Political Iconography of the Piazza Signoria in Florence.” Professor Bredekamp currently teaches at Humboldt University here in Berlin. He has held visiting positions at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton (1991), the Wissenschaftskolleg, Berlin (1992), and at the Getty Center, Los Angeles (1995 and
Although most of the week will take place in Rome, two separate day trips to Florence and Tivoli are being planned. In preparation for the trip, guest professors Federico Berti and Horst Bredekamp will give lectures on February 2 and February 9, respectively. Berti’s lecture is entitled, ‘Artistic Patronage in Florence: The Medici’ while Bredekamp
On December 3, ECLA’s very own bluegrass band, 3 Chords and the Truth, filled Cafe Lyrik in Prenzlauer Berg with twangy chords and soulful melodies, much to the delight of their audience who called for an encore after the final song. The band played two sets, featuring strong vocals by Aurelian-Cezar Cherciu (AY 2006, Romania),
Alumnus Alex Nazare (2002-2004, Romania) invited Anca Daniela Boagiu, the Minister of European Integration of Romania, to give a special lecture at ECLA on November 26. Boagiu discussed the current state of Romania’s preparations towards EU membership and contemplated the future role of Romania within the European project. Addressing the, mostly Romanian, audience of approximately
Although only in their second month at ECLA, some students have already seen more of Berlin than the locals, due in part to the “Seeing Berlin” programme that was introduced this academic year. Art historian Aya Soika is coordinating the programme, which exposes students to the cultural and historical aspects of Berlin through regular events.
Theodor Paleologu, Programme Director of the International Summer University, was recently appointed by the President of Romania, Traian Basescu, to serve as the Ambassador of Romania to Denmark and Iceland. Paleologu will officially begin his diplomatic mission when he presents his credentials to Queen Margarethe in a ceremony on December 9. Paleologu’s ambassadorial service coincides
The fifth week of Fall semester is ‘ECLA Week’, a week that allows students, faculty and administration to take a break from the regular academic routine and participate in community-building activities. The special week was initiated last year and includes events ranging from academic to social to athletic. ECLA invited Michael Cullen to open the