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GERMAN AREA STUDIES NEWS

German Cultural Showcase

The second annual Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase will take place in the library atrium from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, co-hosted by the German Area Studies Program and Center for Global Education, will feature the cultural projects of four HWS students who studied in Germany this past spring with the support of the Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund. Offering prog...  More >>

Mapping Fictional Environments

What would it be like to descend into Dante's Hell? Or to walk the streets of Yevgeny Zamyatin's dystopian OneState? How can building and exploring these fictional worlds develop critical thinking skills? Eric Klaus, associate professor and chair of the German studies department, is working on a grant-funded project to enable students to answer these and similar questions. The result of his proj...  More >>

Provost Announces Associate Deans

Associate Professor of German Eric Klaus and Associate Professor of Political Science DeWayne Lucas have been named associate deans. As such, they will assume responsibilities within the Office of the Provost in addition to their duties as members of the faculty. "I am looking forward to working with Eric and DeWayne next year," says Provost and Dean of Faculty Titilayo Ufomata. "They are very ca...  More >>

Three Awarded Fulbright Assistantships

Three students have been awarded prestigious 2013-2014 Fulbright U.S. Student Awards to support English Teaching Assistantships (ETA). Silene Binkerd-Dale '12, Molly Krifka '13 and Katherine Marino '13 were chosen from a highly selective process to represent the U.S. as ambassadors and English instructors for a yearlong assistantship. In addition to these awards, Devan Mizzoni '13 has been design...  More >>

Blocker Fellows Offer Cultural Showcase

"Modern Political Culture of the Federal Republic of Germany: A Comparative Perspective” and “What’s it for You? Differing Perspectives on Religion and Identity in Germany,” are among the titles to be presented at the 2012 Julius G. Blocker ’53 Cultural Showcase: Encounters with German Culture on Tuesday, Oct. 23, from 5 - 6:30 p.m. in the Vandevort Room of the Scandling Campus Center. The event,...  More >>

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