To mark the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall, filmmakers Marc and Christopher Bauder conceived and executed a public art installation. Using approximately 8,000 large balloons, each one mounted on its own self-powered light post, the Bauder brothers lit a 15.3-kilometer stretch of the former border between East and West Berlin. On November 9, spectators helped release the balloons.
The Department of Germanic and Slavic Studies is once again hosting its annual conference showcasing the talents and ideas of our graduate students.
The conference will also be presenting two special lectures: