News from the Consulate
On May 13, Dan Geller and Dayne Goldfine, directors of the documentary “Something Ventured” were the guests of honor at the second session of ‘Adventure’, an entrepreneurship film series organized by the consulate and ESCI Business School. The documentary spurred a conversation on the importance of entrepreneurship as well as venture capitalists to the development of new technologies and innovations. The series will continue until May 27 with other guest speakers and screenings.
On May 6, producer Jacqueline Lesko was the guest of honor at the first session of ‘Adventure’, an entrepreneurship film series organized by the consulate and ESCI Business School. Lesko presented her documentary “Spinning Plates” which reflects on what it takes to run a restaurant from many different perspectives. The series will continue until May 27 with other guest speakers and screenings.
Since last February, the consulate collaborates with the Fundación Secretariado Gitano’s Promociona providing after school English courses to high school students in Badalona and Sabadell. Highly motivated, the students attend twice a week the courses, taught by a professor from the United States.
David Saltzberg, Professor of Physics at UCLA, delivered a talk on April 17 at the University of Barcelona on his role as the science consultant for CBS’s “The Big Bang Theory.” Almost 400 people attended the session. David Saltzberg was invited by the consulate to take part in this year’s edition of the Salón Internacional del Cómic de Barcelona, where he also participated in a round table and an educational workshop.
U.S. Consulate General in Barcelona will be closed on Monday, May 25, 2015 in observance of Memorial Day, U.S. holiday.
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