Two guest lectures visited ECLA during the first week of International Summer University. On Monday, July 17th, Violeta Dinescu presented her lecture: ‘On Tabu’. Dinescu has composed stage, orchestral, chamber, choral, vocal, and piano works that have been successfully performed and recorded across Europe. She wrote the film score for F.W. Murnau’s Tabu, which was
In the middle of World Cup madness, ECLA welcomed close to 100 alumni back to campus for its first-ever alumni reunion. The majority of attendees came from Europe, but several alumni like Kenny Tan (ISU 2004, Singapore) and Anisa Shaikh (AY 2004, Pakistan) traveled long distances to attend the weekend event. Alumni were assigned to
This week ECLA bid farewell to a class whose unique character will be sorely missed. The forty-five students of this year’s AY and PY programmes brought an abundance of knowledge and talent to campus last Autumn, which was quickly uncovered during seminar groups and extracurricular activities. On June 21st, faculty, administration, and special guests gathered
This summer over a hundred alumni will return to Berlin and reunite with former classmates and professors during ECLA’s first-ever Alumni Reunion, scheduled to take place June 29 – July 2, 2006. At the opening dinner on Friday, President Laurent Boetsch and Provost Emeritus Richard Shriver expect to welcome alumni and professors from every Summer
On Friday, May 19th, Marvin Carlson gave a guest lecture at ECLA entitled, ‘Speaking in Tongues: Multiple Languages on the Modern Stage’. The lecture was most relevant for students taking David Levine’s Performance elective this term: Acting Shakespeare. Carlson is the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of the Graduate Center of the City University of
On May 6, ECLA thanked Dick and Barb Shriver for their years of commitment to the college in an intricate surprise celebration involving the entire ECLA community. The Shrivers moved to Berlin in 2002 when Dick took over as College Provost. He led ECLA for three years, which saw the development of the Academy Year
On Monday, April 24, Professor Heinrich Meier presented his lecture: ‘Les Rêveries du Promeneur Solitaire – Rousseau on the Philosophical Way of Life.’ Professor Meier is professor of Philosophy at Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München. He is also director of the Carl Friedrich von Siemens Stiftung. In 2005 he was awarded the Leibniz-Medaille der Berlin-Brandenburgischen Akademie der Wissenschaften.
Harvard World Model United Nations is a Harvard University student-run organisation that offers one of the most authentic Model United Nations experiences possible, thanks to its 1000 delegates from over fifty countries and its itinerant location. Each year the conference is hosted in a new location and participants are divided into eighteen simulated committees of