Opening of ‘Faces of the University III’ photo exhibition on wall of von Bock building

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 The third photo exhibition, featuring scientists from the University of Tartu, will be opened on the end wall of the von Bock building (Ülikooli 16) in the jubilee year of the national university.  

Over the next five years, 45 scientists from all fields and institutions of the university will be keeping an eye on the activities of both citizens of and visitors to Tartu from the 11 windows of the building. Toomas Asser, Alar Karis and Jaak Aaviksoo will be looking out of the rectors’ window.

Andres Tennus is the photographer behind the ‘Faces of the University III’ exhibition, which was designed by Maarja Roosi.

Mark Kivastik penned a humorous short play entitled ‘Looking for Sophocles’ for the opening of the exhibition. It was directed by Ain Mäeots.

‘Looking for Sophocles’ tells the story of Henrik Koppel (rector from 1920-1928), Arnold Koop (rector from 1970-1988) and linguist Paul Ariste in their search for Café Sophocles in the underworld, even though it was closed for good a long time ago. In the old days, Ariste would take his students to the café and this time he has ‘the boys’ in tow again. Instead of the café, they reach the window of the former Marx building.

Further information: Kulno Kungla, Manager of Tartu Student Club, 730 2401,