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...

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...

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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...


Russian Program Visits Fairview High School

March 17, 2016

On March 1 and 4, Russian faculty members Vicki Grove, Laura Olson Osterman, Mark Leiderman and Tom Roberts taught classes on Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment at Fairview High School in Boulder. About 150 11th grade students in the school’s International Baccalaureate Literature Program participated in this event consisting of a...

Boulder Bookstore

Russian Faculty and Students Celebrate the Nobel Prize Laureate in Literature at the Boulder Book Store

March 17, 2016

On March 7, the Boulder Book Store hosted an evening celebrating the work of Belorussian writer Svetlana Alexievich, winner of the 2015 Nobel Prize in Literature, the first in an ongoing series of events celebrating Nobel Laureates across national literature traditions at the bookstore. The event was organized and moderated...


CU Russian Club Hosts Celebration of Russian Maslenitsa Holiday

March 17, 2016

The CU Russian Club hosted an event celebrating the traditional Russian holiday and spring festival of Maslenitsa on March 8 on the university campus. Analogous to the Western traditions of Mardi Gras and Fat Tuesday, Maslenitsa combines features of Russian folk culture and Orthodox Christianity in heralding the arrival of...

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,...

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Boris Pasternak and Eugene Kayden

Feb. 12, 2016

Boris Pasternak and Eugene Kayden on Science Direct

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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...

svetlana alexievich

Nobel Prize highlights importance of Russian studies

Dec. 10, 2015

For Svetlana Alexievich, this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Literature, the Soviet Union is a kind of ‘historical Chernobyl that still produces contamination and radiation—psychological, historical, political and cultural,’ CU-Boulder expert Mark Leiderman observes. He says now is a good time for students and the world to learn...