Katharina von Hammerstein named Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor

Our own Katharina von Hammerstein achieved rare distinction this April: the university bestowed upon her the title “Board of Trustees Distinguished Professor.” UConn Today summarizes her many accomplishments over the course of years of productivity at UConn: The award is the highest honor that the University bestows on faculty who have demonstrated excellence in teaching, […]

Manuela Wagner promoted to Full Professor

This April, our own Manuela Wagner was promoted to Full Professor – congratulations, Manuela!!! Manuela Wagner is a specialist in the integration of Intercultural Competence and Intercultural Citizenship in world language education and across the curriculum from elementary school through post-secondary education. She is particularly interested in the interplay of theory and practice and has […]

Surprise Online Graduation Ceremony for German Studies Seniors

On April 28th, the German Studies faculty surprised the senior class in their Capstone seminar with a visit online in full regalia – complete with a featured speaker from the German Consulate in Boston, Elizabeth von Wagner, the Cultural and Press Affairs Officer. While most colleges and universities have cancelled graduation ceremonies and commencement due […]

UConn German Studies placed #4 nationally by Chronicle of Higher Education

In an article on “Which Colleges Grant the Most Bachelor’s Degrees in Foreign Languages?,” published in the Chronicle of Higher Education in January 2019, the UConn German Studies program was placed #4 nationally, based on the number of majors graduated.  Most of the colleges that conferred bachelor’s degrees on the highest numbers of majors in […]