Academic Achievement Awards in German Studies

On April 27th, 22 German Studies students received award stipends for education abroad from the State of Baden-Württemberg, the German state’s regular and very generous contribution to the sister exchange between Connecticut and the South-Westernmost part of Germany. For a full list of awards, please see the program (FINAL PROGRAM DRAFT_2018_SPrev) that highlights our most outstanding […]

M. Geyer, Britta Meredith, and Maria Reger win LCL Graduate Awards

Three of the German Studies graduate students, M. Geyer (ALDS), Britta Meredith, and Maria Reger, both Ph.D. candidates, received one of the annual awards: M. Geyer the Palermo award for outstanding accomplishments in teaching, Maria Reger also received a Palermo award for outstanding scholarship. Britta Meredith received the Bilokur award, given to scholars doing research […]

New Article on Brecht and Cognitive Psychology by Prof. Weidauer

Friedemann Weidauer has an article forthcoming in the Brecht Yearbook (Vol. 43, 2018) on “Catharsis? Brecht, Chaplin and Empathy in Film and Theater.” The articles explores parallels between recent research in cognitive psychology on the reception of art and Brecht’s assessment of the role of empathy in his method of emotionally ‘distancing’ the spectator from the events on […]

UConn Today Announces EUROBIZ

EUROBIZ is gathering attention, this time from UConn Today which provides insight into the program with information provided by several stake holders and program builders, including the Co-Directors, Prof. Gerlinde Berger-Walliser (BUS) and Prof. Anke Finger (CLAS). The German Consul General, Ralf Horlemann, also strongly supports this new dual degree: “We need internationally and interculturally […]

Shane Peterson accepts tenure-track position at Kennesaw State

Dr. Shane Peterson, Visiting Assistant Professor of German Studies, has accepted a tenure-track position at Kennesaw State University near Atlanta, GA. Shane joined UConn in 2015 and has taught courses on contemporary Germany, film, drama, multiculturalism, and German for STEM and business. He has also substantially contributed to our EUROTECH dual-degree program, serving as the […]

Company Visit to Trumpf in Farmington, CT

On Tuesday, March 27, GERM 3221 – the second course of our EUROTECH series – visited Trumpf, Inc in Farmington, CT. We were greeted by Maren-Anne Reichert, a sales intern at Trumpf from Baden-Württemberg, Germany. She gave us a short presentation about the company and introduced us to Marco, another German speaking intern at Trumpf, […]