EUROBIZ Students’ Success with Internships at German Companies

As the EUROBIZ program grows, we are featuring short portraits of EUROBIZ students who are currently in Germany and have successfully secured their internships for the second half of their stay. Our three portraits present Sophia Ruelle who is working for Henkel, Eric Modica who is working for Mercedes Benz, and Michelle Buerkler who is working for Trumpf. […]

Robert Zatryb (PhD candidate) on teaching Writing and supporting Multilingualism

In “I’m So Sorry, English is not my First Language” Robert Zatryb, a PhD Candidate in German Studies and Applied Linguistics shares his strong support of multilingual writers who often find themselves in positions of having to excuse their non-English backgrounds. Quite to the contrary, Zatryb argues, we should all support their expertise: “I come […]

Prof. Manuela Wagner presents two Keynote talks at PNCFL and the Boston Area Pedagogy Conference

Prof. Manuela Wagner adds two keynote presentations, “Renewing, Reenergizing, and Reigniting Language Education: Our Future Depends on Intercultural Citizens” (Pacific Northwest Council for Languages) and “Teaching for Intercultural Citizenship: Why? How? and Lessons Learned” (Boston Area Pedagogy Conference) to her significant national and international reputation. The first keynote addresses developing intercultural citizenship units:

EUROBIZ students visit Legrand Company in West Hartford

On Friday, February 17th, a group of EUROBIZ students, accompanied by Prof. Gerlinde Berger-Walliser, the Co-Director of the program, visited Legrand in West Hartford. The excursion offered not only an exploration of the company, but also a wonderful opportunity to meet a variety of managers and employees and to glimpse career opportunities for the future. […]

Our monthly Kaffeestunde is back!

Thanks to the generous support of the LCL department and our untiring Graduate Students, especially Love Anuforo and Florian Kastner, our beloved Kaffeestunde is back after restrictions due to Covid. Students from beginning German classes gathered at the end of September to chat, enjoy coffee and cookies, try out some German from the first weeks […]

EUROTECH recognized for its DEI work in STEM by INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine

The September 2022 issue of INSIGHT Into Diversity Magazine devotes the majority of its space to an important award in STEM: “INSIGHT highlights innovative higher education institutions and organizations working to recruit and retain underrepresented individuals in science, technology, engineering, mathematics, and beyond with our 2022 Inspiring Programs in STEM Award.” This year, UConn’s dual-degree […]

Joscha Jelitzki (PhD candidate) receives LCL Graduate Research Award

Joscha Jelitzki received this year’s Graduate Research Award from the Department of Literatures Cultures and Languages for his excellent work bridging German Studies and Hebrew and Judaic Studies: “I’m humbled to receive this year’s Excellence in Research Award by the LCL German Section. It signifies how much the section and the department value and support […]

Experiential Global Learning celebrates Friendship and Collaboration between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg with Video

During a recent visit of the Baden-Württemberg delegation on the occasion of celebrating 30 years of bridge-building in education and research, videographers captured some of the pivotal moments and testimony towards the enduring success of this partnership. With the Human Rights Research Consortium and continuing efforts to strengthen collaborative research and teaching with student and […]

Human Rights Research Consortium solidifies 30-year Partnership between Connecticut and Baden-Württemberg

On the occasion of celebrating 30 years of bringing students and faculty together, the Baden-Württemberg/Connecticut partnership highlights the recent establishment of the hugely successful Human Rights Research Consortium, co-founded by German Studies professors Katharina von Hammerstein and Sebastian Wogenstein. “For both of us, the Human Rights Institute has been an intellectual home at UConn – […]

Guerlina Philogene (EUROBIZ) awarded prestigious Gilman Scholarship

The Gilman Scholarship is a prestigious award for students going abroad, and Guerlina Philogene (’24) is among 17 of UConn’s students earning this important recognition. She is a dual degree student enrolled in German Studies and Management Information Systems, and she will be spending the upcoming year in Tübingen. The Gilman project she will pursue […]

Prof. Manuela Wagner co-edits book on Intercultural Learning in Language Education

Prof. Manuela Wagner’s new book is out: Intercultural Learning in Language Education and Beyond has been published by Multilingual Matters and addresses a number of issues for the 21st-century classroom: This book provides a contemporary and critical examination of the theoretical and pedagogical impact of Michael Byram’s pioneering work on intercultural communicative competence and intercultural citizenship within the […]

Human Rights and Global Challenges HRRC Conference May 2022

Prof. Katharina von Hammerstein (Emerita) and Prof. Sebastian Wogenstein organized a 2-day Human Rights conference concurrent with a delegation visit from Baden-Württemberg in May 2022. The conference showcases new research on geopolitics, environment and migration, and brings together scholars from a variety of countries and institutions. For a detailed schedule, please check the website for […]

Undergraduate Awards in German Studies 2022

April and May is award season, and we are thrilled to celebrate our German Studies students with the following awards issued by the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages and by the Baden-Württemberg Exchange Program: The Joseph A. Palermo Award for Outstanding Senior Scholars: Zoe Blevins The Dorothy Maguire Scholarship in Modern and Classical Languages: […]