• Eye Candy for Imagining Venice

    by  • August 30, 2010 • 0 Comments

    As you all happily return to classes this fall, you will be met with the visually-compelling, new poster for Imagining Venice. Let us know where the sightings are taking place. We hope to generate a lot of excitement for our course with our design. Christy Smolenski of the Study Abroad office helped put together...

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    Travel Seminar Poster

    by  • August 30, 2010 • 0 Comments

    I walked into our brand-new Swenson Center for the Social & Behavioral Sciences here at California Lutheran and saw our travel seminar poster standing in the lobby!  Yay! It feels great to see this trip slowly coming to life. This fall we’ll be recruiting students for the course, and in spring we start the...

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    First Licensed Female Gondolier?

    by  • August 16, 2010 • 0 Comments

    When I was in Venice for my sabbatical in 2006, one of my friends there, a smart and strong-minded woman named Marina, told me all about a woman who was trying become Venice’s first female gondolier but had been barred from the licensing process by the infamously tight boys’ club. No woman has been...

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    Fashion Exhibit Preview

    by  • July 25, 2010 • 0 Comments

    When Terry and I were working out the syllabus for spring’s class, we checked the local museums for their upcoming exhibit schedule. LACMA’s  Fashioning Fashion: European Dress in Detail, 1700-1915 was one of the exhibits that seemed relevant, since 18th and 19th century Venice are often popularly depicted in film and literature. The Los...

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    Adjusting the Itinerary

    by  • July 19, 2010 • 0 Comments

    Terry and I met for several hours yesterday to go over the Venice itinerary day by day, checking museum and church hours; going over plane, train and vaporetto schedules; and trying to reach a happy balance between requiring students to complete their assignments each day and permitting them sufficient free time to do whatever...

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