Fifteen Benjamin Franklin High School students are spending two weeks in Innsbruck, Austria, courtesy of the Austrian Marshall Plan Foundation and its efforts to help with the New Orleans recovery in meaningful ways. The students are spending their stay in Austria with host families.
Prof. Martin Heintel, geographer at the University of Vienna and 2006/7 Marshall Plan Chair for Austrian and European Studies at UNO, summarizes the state and persistent challenges of New Orleans rebuilding and recovery.
John Fields, Alex Podesta and Monica Zeringue
When: July 5-21, 2007
Where: Gallerie im Andechshof, Innsbruck
Meinhard Legerer receives the 2007/8 "Nick Mueller Fellowship" at the University of New Orleans. The fellowship was bestowed by Innsbruck mayor Hilde Zach during the opening of the UNO Summer School at the Congress Hall in Innsbruck in the presence of Dr. Gordon "Nick" Mueller.
A commentary by Center Austria's 2007/2008 Ministry of Sciences Fellow, Marion Wieser, published in the Sueddeutsche Zeitung.
Exhibit opening at Andechs Gallery in Innsbruck with Mayor Hilde Zach
About 20 students from the University of Innsbruck have chosen to spend the fall semester 2007 at the University of New Orleans. At a New Student Orientation Center Austria's Director, Professor Günter Bischof, welcomed the students to the UNO campus and to the city.
After having worked together for the first two post- Katrina semesters at UNO, Center Austria's Director Günter Bischof, and his former Graduate Assistant, Martin Frick, a Political Science major, met again at the European Forum Alpbach.
Friends of Center Austria meet for the UNO-LFU Innsbruck symposium about “Cajuns and Acadians” in Innsbruck.
Some of the University of Innsbruck students introduced their country, culture and traditions to a group of American students in Professor Ann Edwards’ class “America as a Foreign Culture”.
Two highly experienced professionals in the field of diplomacy and international politics, Dr. Martin Sajdik, Ambassador of Austria to China, Mongolia and North Korea, and Dr. Michael Schwarzinger, Head of Unit for the European Council and the General Affairs Council at the Federal Ministry for European and International Affairs in Vienna, presented their book European Union Enlargement. Background, Developments, Facts at UNO’s Earl K. Long Library.
Dr. Mueller, also current President and CEO of the National World War II Museum - one of New Orleans’ main attractions - talked with Austrian Information about the different stations of his career, his current responsibilities in New Orleans two years after Hurricane Katrina and his strong ties with Innsbruck, Austria.
Austria’s Economic And Social Performance 2000-2006 Within A European Context
Professor of Economics at the Vienna University of Economics,
Director of the Austrian Society of Labor History
When: September 25, 2007, 4 pm
Where: Centrer Austria, ED 128
Austrian radio station FM4 published a report by former Austrian UNO student Martin Frick about spending an academic year abroad in New Orleans.
Center Austria was delighted to host the annual meeting of the Louisiana Association of Teachers of German at the University of New Orleans campus on Saturday, October 20th, 2007.
"New Orleans, Innsbruck Congress, and the Center Austria European Office promote sister-city and university partnership exchange at the annual Innsbruck Fall Trade Fair.
On the occasion of the Austrian National Holiday members of the Austrian Community in New Orleans (Club Schönbrunn) and students from Center Austria celebrated together in the spectacular Plimsoll Club of the New Orleans World Trade Center.
THE UNIVERSITY OF NEW ORLEANS AND THE CITY OF INNSBRUCK
ANNUAL ART EXCHANGE
When: From November 7th to December 3rd 2007
Where: UNO FINE ARTS GALLERY
Dr. James Logan, Dean of the College of Business, represented Chancellor Ryan at the inauguration of the new Rektor of Leopold-Franzens Universität Innsbruck, Karlheinz Töchterle, in Innsbruck on October 19th, 2007.
Competing Memories? Remembering the Holocaust and the Gulag in European Post 1989 Identity
Dr. Andreas Pribersky
Marshall Plan Chair, UNO and Professor of Political Science at the University of Vienna
Dr. Alla Rosca
Visiting Fulbright Professor, UNO, Professor of Political Science, Moldova State University