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Congratulations Galina Siergiejczyk!

April 30, 2019

Congratulations to Galina Siergiejczyk, recipient of the 2018-2019 Marinus Smith award.

Ross Etherton

Ross Etherton Accepted Position as Assistant Professor at University of Minnesota

March 1, 2019

Dr. Ross Etherton, who graduated from our PhD program last year and currently teaches at Wooster College, will begin his new post as Assistant Professor of German at the University of Minnesota in August. Congratulations, Ross!

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Nordic Program Celebrates Lucia

Jan. 30, 2019

The Nordic program hosted a Lucia celebration on Dec. 12, 2018. Lucia is a popular holiday tradition in the Nordic countries, a festival of candles, music and holiday treats, calling for the return of light into the dark skies of the Nordic winter. SWEA Barnkör (Swedish Women’s Educational Association), a...

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German Students Ponder "ANGEKOMMEN—Having Arrived" Art Exhibition

Dec. 5, 2018

“The frontal lobe represents everyday life in the new culture,” John Fanning explains to his fellow class mates in a conversation entirely in German. “Refugees in Germany need to learn a new language and develop a sense of orientation in a new society. The frontal lobe is the part of...

Ann-Kristin Wallengren at her lecture on Ingmar Bergman

Nordic Program welcomes Ann-Kristin Wallengren

Nov. 1, 2018

The Nordic program at Department of Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures joined in the world-wide celebration of the work of Swedish film and theater director Ingmar Bergman on October 17. Guest lecturer Ann-Kristin Wallengren, professor in film studies and dean of the Joint Faculties of Humanities and Religious Studies...

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Congratulations to Professor Lauren Stone

Sept. 25, 2018

Congratulations to Professor Lauren Stone for winning the Max Kade Prize for the Best Article in German Quarterly in 2017! The prize committee chose her article “Rilke's 'Kinderstube': Phenomenology in Childhood Spaces," saying that it is "an exemplary piece of scholarship [that] combines an original and innovative approach with a...

Earl Sampson

Professor of Russian Earl Sampson (1935-2018)

July 23, 2018

Our former colleague, Professor of Russian Earl Sampson, passed away on July 1, 2018. He was 83 years old. A native Coloradan, he entered CU to study engineering. When drafted into the Army, he was sent to the Monterey Army Language School (now called the Defense Language Institute), where he...

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Congratulations to Jasper Schneider!

June 20, 2018

Our recent graduate from the Russian BA/MA program, Jasper Schneider, has received an assistantship for study at Virginia Tech in their PhD program in International Affairs starting this August.

Franzi Schweiger

Franziska Schweiger Accepted Position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Hamilton College

May 22, 2018

Franziska Schweiger, who successfully defended her dissertation recently, accepted the offer for a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor in the German Program at Hamilton College (New York). Franzi will begin her new post in July. At Hamilton she will teach classes on German film, literature and culture as well...

Ross Etherton

Ross Etherton Accepted Position as Visiting Assistant Professor at Wooster College

April 26, 2018

Graduating Ph.D. student Ross Etherton will begin his new post as Visiting Assistant Professor in the German Program at Wooster College (Ohio) in August. At Wooster he will teach German language and his own culture and literature courses. Congratulations, Ross!