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 […]
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 […]
EUROTECH at 25: Impressions from the Celebration
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 […]
Frontiers in Undergraduate Research is the annual poster exhibition of student research, scholarship, and creative projects. Frontiers is a chance for students to share their work with the UConn community and with visitors to campus. Katherine, a EUROTECH student and the recipient of a 2017 SHARE grant for a project collaboration with Prof. Anke Finger and […]
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 […]
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 […]
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, […]
EUROTECH 25TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, April 11th, 2018 5:30 pm to 6:30 pm Cocktail Hour – Alumni Center Sports Museum 7:00 pm WELCOME DR. FRIEDEMANN WEIDAUER Eurotech Program Co-Director, Faculty Director- Eurotech Learning Community Professor of German OPENING REMARKS ELIZABETH VON WAGNER Officer for Cultural and Press Affairs, German Consulate General – Boston DR. HANS-GEORG WOLF […]
On March 24, Friedemann Weidauer conducted a half day workshop on STEM-centered first and second year language teaching for the Michigan AATG. The event was hosted by Wayne State University in Detroit and organized by Mark Ferguson, director of the Junior Year in Munich Program.
Britta Meredith, PhD student and German Ambassador to the Goethe Institute, visited the Weston High School in Connecticut to introduce students to career possibilities in connection with their German program. EUROTECH and EUROBIZ both met with great interest, and, apparently, we have to produce more brochures….
News from DAAD USA Important Dates March 28th: Internship Opportunity at DAAD/GAIN March 31st: Program Officer Position at DAAD/GCRI Upcoming Application Deadlines March 30th: Studienbrücke Deutschland April 15th: DAAD Young Ambassadors Program April 15th: DAAD-AICGS Fellowship Program April 15th: DAAD Post-Doctoral Fellows at the School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS) at Johns Hopkins University
EUROTECH celebrates 25 years of success with a grand celebration on April 11th, 2018, with invited guests from Baden-Württemberg, Connecticut, and UConn! Watch EUROTECHers tell their story in this youtube video:
Inga Pötzl joined the UConn team in Education Abroad in October 2017 and has been hard at work getting to know the campus, its students, and acclimating to Connecticut in a tough winter – hats off to her! Inga has a Master’s degree in American Studies and Cultural Studies and joins us from Berlin where […]
The Conviction Project is a multimodal research project, intersecting media studies and intercultural communication, and the first conversation with William “Bro” Adams, former Chairman of the NEH, was just published online. A shorter version will be forthcoming soon. Next is a conversation with former Dean of Auburn University, Anne-Katrin Gramberg. Learn more about the Conviction […]