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The Leopoldina Academy Circle of Friends elects a new board

January 2021 In accordance with its statutes, the Leopoldina Academy Circle of Friends reg. ass. held elections for the Board and reappointed its Board in January 2021. Due to the Covid 19 pandemic, the decision could not be made at a members’ assembly scheduled for December 2020, but had to be made in writing.  

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Horst Dietz Becomes an Honorary Member

Dr.-Ing. Horst Dietz was appointed as honorary member during the 13th members’ assembly of the Leopoldina Academy Circle of Friends reg. Ass. on the 11th of October 2021 because of his outstanding services and commitment to the Leopoldina. Chairperson Prof. Dr Jutta Schnitzer-Ungefug presents an encomium to Dr.-Ing. Horst Dietz and congratulates him on his

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Amtsübergabe Jörg Hacker Portrait

Prof. Jörg Hacker’s Presidential Portrait Completed

It is a good tradition for an outgoing Leopoldina President to have his portrait taken for the Academy’s President’s Gallery. The XXVI President Professor Dr Jörg Hacker, who led the Leopoldina from 2010 to 2020, followed this request after leaving office. For the portrait, he chose Sebastian Herzau, who studied painting at Burg Giebichenstein Kunsthochschule

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Grabstelle des XV. Leopoldina-Präsidenten C. H. Knoblauch auf dem Stadtgottesacker Halle

Grave site of the XV. Leopoldina President C. H. Knoblauch

The Leopoldina Academy Circle of Friends reg. ass. recently had the overgrown grave site of the XV. Leopoldina President, Carl Hermann Knoblauch (1820 – 1895), restored on the graveyard (“Stadtgottesacker”) in Halle and also took over the sponsorship for it. In doing so, he followed the wish of the Academy’s leadership and at the same

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Bruno Parthier

Memorial service for former Leopoldina President Benno Parthier

The outstanding Halle molecular biologist and former Leopoldina President Prof. Dr Benno Parthier (1932 – 2019) was remembered in a dignified memorial service on the 23th of January 2020. His term of office as XXIV. President (1990 – 2003) included the restructuring of the Academy after German reunification. He successfully adapted it to the conditions

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Hinweisschild Leopoldina B6

Erection of Information Signs

Visitors and citizens of the city of Halle are made aware of the city being Leopoldina’s home town through signs leading citywards on the most important federal roads leading into the city of Halle. The project of installing five signs at the following main entrance roads to the city of Halle was successfully completed: Zieglerstraße

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Neues Nordfenster des Leopoldina Hauptgebäudes Foto: Thomas Meinicke

Completion of the Artistically Designed Glass Windows

The Leopoldina has received new glass windows for the main staircase in the building on the Jägerberg in Halle. On the south side of the headquarters, the new window panes had already been installed in 2018. The window on the north side (photo) has now also been completed. The windows were designed by Halle artist

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