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February 8, 2018

“Wanderers Nachtlied: From Classic Poetry to Avantgarde Digital Remixes and Pop/Rock”

Come join us for this short presentation on interpreting poetry and on the continuing influence of Goethe’s poetry. This engaging presentation links German poetry to sound samples from Pop Rock and electronic music.

When: Thursday, February 8 from 4 to 4:40 PM

Where: Global Scholars Hall Room 130

January 24, 2018

Ken Calhoon: Painting the Devil on the Wall: Romanticism and The Dawn of Cinema

The presentation will be given by Ken Calhoon on January 24, 2018 from 3:30-5:00 p.m. in McKenzie 175.

January 22, 2018

Conference on “Feminism, Theory, Film”

Sonja Boos is organizing an international conference on “Feminism, Theory, Film” that will take place from February 28-March 1, 2019.

January 18, 2018

9th Annual Grad Forum

The 9th Annual Grad Forum will take place Friday, May 11, 2018 from 9:30 to 4:00 in the EMU.

January 12, 2018

“Sorry STEM, Google just made the case for more foreign language education”

The soft skills valued by employers are byproducts of foreign language acquisition.

In the last decade, American education has been increasingly concerned with promoting STEM subjects. Between 2000 and 2010, the number of students enrolled in STEM degree programs increased 36%. Then-President Obama asked Congress for a $4 billion investment in computer science in K-12 schools. States like Michigan now allow high school students to fulfill foreign language credit requirements by learning to code. Government officials in North Carolina and Kentucky have proposed defunding non-technical majors in state universities, on the basis that they “don’t get someone a job”.

To read the full article, click here.

January 9, 2018

“Writing Migration — in Germany and the US Today”

WHEN: May 3-4, 2018

Organized by Prof. Jeffrey S. Librett of the Department of German and Scandinavian


October 26, 2017

Sundays: Kaffee Und Kuchen

“Kaffee Und Kuchen” with Matthias Vogel is held every other Sunday starting on January 21 from 2:00-3:00pm in the Global Scholars Hall.

September 19, 2017

Congratulations to our 2017 Scholarship Winners!

2017 Undergraduate Awards

Congratulations to the 2017 Undergraduate Scholarship Recipients

The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – Corey B. Klinge
The Anderson Scandinavian Studies Award – James R. Andersen

The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Seth A. Rosenberg
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Lily M. Gordon
The Philip & Teresa Hansen Scholarship – Paula S. LaMagna

The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Cheyenne R. Cox
The Beth Maveety Study Abroad Scholarship – Camas R. Rudicel

The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Cheyanne P. Newhouse
The Herbert Merker Undergraduate Scholarship – Rhiannon L. Newhouse

The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Wyatt H. Gregory
The Helmut Plant German Scholarship – Kaitlin R. Yeomans

A very special thank you to our generous donors for these scholarships, and for all you do for our programs!

May 17, 2017

Miss Julie Double Feature

Join us Friday in Straub 145 from 5-9pm for a Miss Julie double-feature! We will show the 2014 Liv Ulmann Version first, and then the 1999 Mike Figgie version. There will be pizza provided.

November 9, 2016

February 24: Triumph of the Will?

“Triumph of the Will? — Theoretical-Critical Assessments of the New Era in American Politics” on February 24, 1 – 3:30 pm, Condon 260. Speakers from a variety of disciplines (COLT, GERSCAN, PHIL, PS, RL) will analyze, among other current tendencies: the assault on language, the populist co-optation of the media, the circulation of nationalist ideologies (with racist and sexist implications), and the devalorization of science and knowledge.
Check out the video presentations from the symposium here:

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