This April, the renowned writer Olga Grjasnowa and actor, playwright and director Ayham Majid Agha visited virtually a graduate seminar in German literature taught by Professor Sebastian Wogenstein. Grjasnowa’s critically acclaimed novels All Russians Love Birch Trees and City of Jasmin were a huge success in Germany and the US, as well as in many other countries. It was […]
Protest against Lockheed-Martin Helicopter Fly-In
A small but vocal group of students and faculty, including members of the German Studies Section, protested against the fly-in of Lockheed-Martin helicopters that was meant to celebrate the partnership between Lockheed-Martin and UConn. The group is opposed to UConn’s ties to the military-industrial complex.
The Role of Interdisciplinary Collaboration in Developing Intercultural Citizenship in Education – and vice versa
A fun filled evening of discussion, insights, critical perspectives, and generative dialogue on interdisciplinary work for developing intercultural citizenship at different educational levels. Professor Manuela Wagner, German Section of the Department of Literatures, Cultures, and Languages (UConn), Professor Fabiana Cardetti of the Mathematics Department (UConn) and Professor Emeritus Michael Byram (Durham University) presented the theoretical […]
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, […]
Prof. Friedemann Weidauer conducts STEM workshop for German teachers in Michigan
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 is German Ambassador for the Goethe Institute in Weston, CT
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….