Tanja Stampfl is graduating in May from Louisiana State University of Baton Rouge with a PhD in English. She wrote her dissertation on "(Im)Possible Encounters, Possible (Mis)Understandings between the West and Its Other: The Case of The Maghreb."
The tenth annual Marshall Plan Chair for Austrian and European Studies in the academic year 2009-2010 will for the first time be a diplomat-in-residence. Dr. Peter Moser, a retired diplomat and distinguished former Austrian Ambassador to the United States, Japan and Korea will serve as Marshall Plan Chair and teach the following courses during the Fall semester of 2009 as UNO’s first diplomat-in-residence.
Students from Innsbruck celebrated the end of the semester at a Center Austria good bye party. Center Austria wishes all of them fun for their travels throughout the States and a safe trip home.
FORMER AUSTRIAN VICE-CHANCELLOR DR. ANDROSCH TO RECEIVE A UNO HONORARY DOCTORATE DURING THE SPRING COMMENCEMENT ON MAY 15.
New Orleans artists Natalie Sciortino and Jeffrey Rinehart show their work at Andechs Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria. Opening:
When: Monday, July 6, 2009, 6 pm.
Where: Andechs Gallery, Innrain 1, Old Town Innsbruck, Austria
Austrian entrepreneur extraordinaire, public intellectual, and former Austrian Vice Chancellor and Finance Minister and CEO of Creditanstalt Bankverein received honorary doctorate in economics from the University of New Orleans during the May 15 commencement celebration.
Former Chancellor of Austria, Dr. Alfred Gusenbauer, delivered the First Annual Botstiber Institute Lecture on Austrian-American Studies at the Embassy of Austria on June 26, 2009 in Washington, D.C.
The program, jointly operated by the City of Innsbruck and The University of New Orleans, brought American artists Natalie Sciortino and Jeff Rinehart to Andechs Gallery in Innsbruck, Austria, where they will be showing their work entitled "100 Days" until July 22, 2009.
René P. Kastner and Thomas Tröbinger from the University of Graz are researching their Master’s thesis in sociology in New Orleans as CenterAustria Junior Fellows.
Soul, Blues, Jazz, Dixie, Rhythm'n'Blues & Fun(k) - the 11th New Orleans Festival in Innsbruck, Austria.
When: July 23-26, 2009
Where: Innsbruck, Austria (several locations)
Tyrolean State Representative for Education, Beate Palfrader and the Vice-Mayor of the City of Innsbruck, Christine Oppitz-Plörer, awarded the 2009-2010 Nick Mueller fellowship to Mr. Manfred Kohler. The fellowship helps young Austrian academics to gain experience abroad and brings them to The University of New Orleans.
Two new Syllabi for Fall 2009 posted in Dircetor's Corner.
Edith Kreutner, a student from Innsbruck University is working on Post-Katrina literature for her PhD project. She looks into the cultural reception of the traumatic catastrophe of August 2005 by analyzing the unique literary works that were published about the event itself and about life in its aftermath.
Center Austria welcomes a new group of University of Innsbruck students to New Orleans for the 2009-10 academic year.
- October 1, 2009: Talk: Dr. Christian Prosl, Ambassador of the Republic of Austria to the United States: "Austria, the European Union, and the United States”
- October 2-4, 2009: Austrian Science Talks
- October 8-15, 2009: Visit: Monika Kalista, Salzburg
- November 3, 2009: Talk: Gregor Thuswaldner, Gordon College: “How Austrian Is Austrian Literature?”
- November 14, 2009: Innsbruck Artists’ Opening, St. Claude Gallery
Mark the date: Austrian artists Ursula Groser and Elisabeth Schuttnigare going to exhibit new work at the University of New Orleans St. Claude Gallery.
Where: UNO St. Claude Gallery, 2429 St. Claude Avenue
When: November 14, 2009 6-9 pm.
The exhibit 1989 - Year of Miracles: Austria and the End of the Cold War opened at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C. on September 17th.
Please find a review of the Austrian Science Talk 2009: "Under Crisis Conditions - Using Research and Technology as a Means to Step Out of the Crisis", which took place in New Orlerans at Bridges, the publication of the Office of Science and Technology at the Austrian Embassy in Washington, D.C.
When: October 1, 2009
Where: Austrian Embassy Washington, D.C.
“1989 – Year of Miracles: The End of the Cold War from an Austrian Perspective” - the traveling exhibit Dr. Bischof is curating for the Austrian Cultural Forum in New York - opened at the National World War II Museum on October 24.
How Austrian is Austrian Literature?
Gregor Thuswaldner, Ph.D.
When: November 3, 2009, 12.30pm – 1.30pm
Where: Liberal Arts Lounge