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
ECLA students will recognize the combination: A solid understanding of the new possibilities in genetics and the age-old ethical questions, such as “What ought we to do and what ought we not to do?” Widely recognized in Germany for bringing science issues into public focus through prize-winning prose, Jens Reich continues his contributions to this
Jason Pugatch recently visited ECLA as a guest faculty member. For two weeks he co-taught David Levine’s Performance class, introducing students to the acting techniques of Constantin Stanislavsky. After a general warm-up based on the Stanislavsky Acting System and a discussion on what good acting entails, the class worked with Chekhov’s Three Sisters to explore
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