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….
Britta Meredith (PhD candidate), Mareike Geyer (M.A. candidate, ALDS) and Prof. Manuela Wagner just published their article on “Social Justice in Beginning Language Instruction: Interpreting Fairy Tales” in the DIMENSION Special Issue for 2018: Focus on Social Justice and Critical Pedagogy. Abstract: This chapter bridges theories of social justice (e.g., Osborn, 2006) and intercultural citizenship (e.g. Byram, […]
In their “Pedagogical Strategies to Foster Intercultural Competence and Address Social Justice Issues in the Beginner Language Classroom” workshop Britta Meredith (PhD Candidate), Mareike Geyer (M.A. Candidate, ALDS) and Professor Manuela Wagner put theory into practice by presenting exercises grounded in principles of intercultural citizenship (e.g. Byram, 2008) and social justice (e.g. Osborn, 2006). Using […]
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: