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3rd Boulder Summer Colloquium in German Studies

May 9, 2016

For the 3rd consecutive year, the University of Colorado is hosting the Boulder Summer Graduate Student Colloquium in German Studies from May 12-14, 2016. The Colloquium is organized in collaboration with Cornell University, Johns Hopkins University, and, as a special guest institution this year, the University of Chicago. The center... Read more »
Ann Schmiesing

Ann Schmiesing receives the Boulder Faculty Assembly’s 2016 Award of Excellence in Leadership and Service

April 29, 2016

Warm congratulations to Professor of German Studies Ann Schmiesing, the 2016 recipient of the BFA Excellence in Leadership and Service Award. Prof. Schmiesing is a true pillar of our department as well as the one of those professors who carries with talent and inspiration most difficult and time-consuming service responsibilities... Read more »
Ross Etherton and Adi Nester

German PhDs Adi Nester and Ross Etherton awarded CHA 2nd Leg Summer Fellowships

April 13, 2016

Etherton's project focuses on expanding his expertise in media archaeology. Working with CU-Boulder's acclaimed Media Archaeology Lab and its founder, CU-Boulder Professor Lori Emerson, he will write a media-archaeological account of germanium- and silicon-based fuzz pedals, exploring their material, aesthetic, and ideological bases and effects. The practical component of his... Read more »
Nicholas Zyzda

German Major Nicholas Zyzda receives a Summer Fellowship from UROP

April 12, 2016

German Major Nicholas Zyzda was awarded a Summer Fellowship from the Undergraduate Research Opportunity Program (UROP). Nick receives the scholarship for a research project investigating the literary representation of madness in Georg Büchner’s 1836 novella Lenz . Drawing on psychological, medical, and literary discourses, Nick’s research approaches the systematic problem... Read more »
German career day

German Career Day

March 21, 2016

GSLL held its annual German career event on March 14 at the UMC Aspen Rooms. The event provided undergraduate students enrolled in German classes with an insight into some of the different career paths and opportunities available to them – both in Colorado and beyond - and a chance to... Read more »
German Immersion Day

CU German Language Immersion Day

Feb. 17, 2016

High schools students from the Boulder Valley and Fort Collins school districts explored the CU campus on February 10, 2016 as part of the German Language Immersion Day. High school students participated in sessions on German film and Austrian art. They also tested their knowledge on German geography, economy, music,... Read more »
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GSLL launches dual credit program with Colorado Springs High School

Feb. 10, 2016

Beginning in fall semester 2016, students at Widefield High School in Colorado Springs will be able to receive first-semester German language college credit while completing their upper-level German classes. The idea of a dual credit program started when German high school teacher Maureen Richards (an alumna of the CU German... Read more »
Erika Fennelly

German Major Erika Fennelly Earns C2 Certificate and Pursues Global Business

Sept. 21, 2015

In early 2013, Erika set off to Bavaria to focus on German and media studies at the Universität Regensburg. She spent the following two years in Berlin, where she took language courses at the Goethe Institut and did an online marketing internship for the international analog camera company Lomography. “Doing... Read more »
Emily Frazier-Rath

PhD Student Emily Frazier-Rath Receives DAAD Long-Term Research Grant

April 21, 2015

GSLL congratulates doctoral student Emily Frazier-Rath on her receipt of a German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) Long-Term Research Grant. Emily will spend five months in Berlin and five months in Heidelberg, Germany, during the 2015-2016 school year. In Berlin, she will be interviewing members of the refugee communities who have... Read more »
Davide Stimilli exhibit

Michel Fingesten’s exhibition curated by Professor Davide Stimilli on view at the CU Art Museum

March 24, 2015

An exhibition of graphic works by the Czech-Jewish artist Michel Fingesten (1884-1943), curated by GSLL Chair Davide Stimilli, is on view at the CU Art Museum until May 9. Under the title “Ex-Libris Etc.” the exhibition displays examples of Fingesten’s virtuosity as a bookplate designer, along with other pieces that... Read more »