Newsletter

Contents: Languages Matter: Why we learn German; Congratulations to Darren Langston (BA 2016) on Amazon job!; News from our Alums: Sam Hylton (BA 2014); An Interview with our Alum: Anke Biendarra (PhD 2003); Languages Matter: Why we learn German (2); Germanics welcomes new Assistant Professor, Annegret Oehme; German Campus Weeks at the UW   ; Kaffeestunde - Fall 2016; Languages Matter: Why we learn German (3) ; News from our Alums: Kelly Miller (BA 2011); Undergraduate Research: Lydia Castro on the German Bassoon; Career Coffeehouse at Denny Hall  ; News from our Alums: Olivia Albiero (PhD 2016); News from our Alums: Seth Berk (PhD 2016); UW Delta Phi Alpha Chapter hosts study slam and Nikolausfeier; Building an Environmental Humanities Community across Disciplines: Explore our New Digital Platform: www.ehcommons.org ; The Anthropocene Research Cluster: Fall Update; Cross-Disciplinary Lectures in Germanics :: Winter and Spring Quarter 2017; Thank you to our donors
Contents: Newly Minted PhD: Seth Berk; Congratulations to the class of 2015-2016!; Boundless and Unashamed: German 304 students put on a great performance; Featured Honors Project: Laila Collins translates Goethe's poem "Der Zauberlehrling"; Germanics Student, Hamda Yusuf, Receives Fulbright to Work with Refugees in Austria; Graduate Student Conference: Insiders, Outsiders, & In-Betweens; Spring in Vienna 2016; Viennese Street Food; German 390 Students Explore Diversity in Contemporary Berlin; Exciting Final Project for German 423 ; Wildfire Stories: article by Sabine Wilke explores the complicated relationship between nature and culture; Jason Groves receives Simpson Center funding to establish an Interdisciplinary Research Cluster; André Schütze says goodbye to UW and hello to Tulane University.; Cross-Disciplinary Lecture Series in Germanics, Autumn 2016; Congratulations!
Contents: Newly Minted PhD: Japhet Johnstone; Olivia Albiero Accepts Assistant Professor Position at San Francisco State University; Congratulations on Awards; Graduate Student Achievement; Germanics Hosts Winter 2016 Mentoring Lunch for Undergraduate Students; Urban Humanities: New Course on Berlin for Spring 2016; David Canfield-Budde prepares for a third year "Beyond the Berlin Wall"; Reading, (Re)interpreting, Performing: Students take to the stage in German 304; Keeping an Even Kiel in Northern Germany: Alum Benjamin O'Connor (BA 2011) travels to Germany on Fulbright; UW Alum, Owen Gump (BA 2002), builds successful art career in Germany; Cross-Disciplinary Lecture Series in Germanics, Autumn 2016; New Faculty Publication by Brigitte Prutti: Unglück und Zerstreuung: Autobiographisches Schreiben bei Franz Grillparzer; Kaffeestunde a huge success during Winter 2016!
Contents: Joe Voyles toasts C.M. Barrack as Friend, Colleague, and Renaissance Man; Alumni Pay Tribute to Professor Charles Barrack with Memories and Many Thanks; Diana Behler honors longtime colleague and friend, Charles Barrack, on the occasion of his retirement; Germanics welcomes new Assistant Professor, Jason Groves; New Course Offering for Winter 2016: Cultures of Extinction; Distinguished Alums: From the 'Issaquah Alps' to the real deal, alum Chris Turchin (BA 2000, cum laude) enjoys life and business in Germany; Germanics Hosts Autumn 2015 Mentoring Lunch for Undergrads; Popular Kaffeestunde conversation group to continue in Winter 2016; Distinguished UW Germanics Alumna Professor Bianca Rosenthal (PhD 1970) publishes Memoir; Offending the Audience  ; New Faculty Publication by Joe Voyles and Charles Barrack: On Laryngealism: A Coursebook in the History of a Science; A journey back to 19th C. Seattle: Denny Hall renovation reveals its lovely bones; Thank you to our donors
Contents: Portraits of Distinguished Alums: Helga S. Madland (PhD 1981); Germanics Alum, Alexander Kellum O'Connor (BA 2012, cum laude), on Building a Career with a Germanics Degree; From the Lowenfeld Collection: a letter by Olga Schnitzler; New Faculty Publication by Sabine Wilke: German Culture and the Modern Environmental Imagination; Distinguished Alums: Evan Elise Easton-Calabria (BA 2009, magna cum laude) to begin PhD program at Oxford; "Professor Gray, the Gadfly?!" Graduate Student Seth Berk Interviews Rick Gray; Doctoral Candidate Jasmin Krakenberg Wins Prestigious Hanauer Fellowship for 2015-16; Germanics Alum Sabine Noellgen (PhD 2014) Accepts Visiting Lecturer Position at Cornell University for 2015-16; Melissa Gile: My Year with the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX); Popular Study Abroad Program Enjoys Another Successful Spring Quarter in Vienna
Contents: Germanics Alum, Lokela Alexander Minami (BA, 2010), on Learning Languages and Global Citizenship; Germanics Hosts Second Mentoring Lunch for Undergrads; Undergraduate Student Profiles: Meet Hamda Yusuf; Undergraduate Student Profiles: Meet Colin Miller; UW Student Profiles: Meet Irene Chen; Condon Hall Social Hour: Germanics hosts weekly Kaffeestunde; Dispatch from Berlin: UW undergrad Nicholas Jaech studies at Humboldt University; Faculty Achievement: Ellwood Wiggins Awarded Two Research Fellowships; Germanics Alum Jan Hengge (PhD 2013), on Teaching Language and Culture at Seattle Central College; Winter 2015 Workshops for Graduates and Undergraduates; Kirschblütenzeit: Cherry Blossoms are in full bloom at the UW
Contents: Germanics welcomes new Lecturer, Dr. Kye Terrasi; Stories of Successful Alums: Michael Grubb (Double BA 2010, German and International Studies, cum laude); Department launches mentoring program for undergrads; Portraits of Distinguished Alums: Evan Elise Easton-Calabria (BA 2009, magna cum laude); Department receives generous gift in honor of Hilde Bial Neurath; UW Germanics 25 Anniversary Fall of the Berlin Wall Celebration; Portraits of Distinguished Alums: Karin Bauer (PhD 1992); Graduate Student Achievements and Awards; UW Germanics Professors awarded prestigious Hood Fellowships at the University of Auckland; Popular Germanics courses offered in English; Undergraduates present projects on "Divided Berlin and the Fall of the Berlin Wall"; Germanics welcomes Medievalist Dr. Britta Simon; New faculty publication by Joe Voyles and Charles Barrack: A Structural History of the German Language; UW Girls: Happy news from our former colleague, Dr. Stephanie Günther; Thank you to our donors
Contents: Klaus Brandl returns from a successful quarter abroad leading the Spring in Vienna program; Congratulations to Sam Hylton and Katie McKeever, Winners of the 2014 Lufthansa Award for Excellence in German Studies; Spring Convocation for 2013-14 Graduates; Congratulations to Lena Heilmann (Germanics PhD) on her new job!; Joe Voyles retires after nearly 50 years of teaching at the UW!; UW Germanics is Grateful to Max Kade Distinguished Visiting Professor, Claudia Benthien, for a Rich Spring Quarter; UW Today talks with Eric Ames about new book: Werner Herzog: Interviews; Former graduate student, Tobi Gruenthal, prepares for a career teaching German to local high school students; New faculty publication by Jane K. Brown: Goethe's Allegories of Identity; UW Germanics Alum, Alex Estes, Thrives in his Graduate Studies at UC Berkeley