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GERMAN AREA STUDIES NEWS

The Global Identity of HWS German Studies

"Area studies programs are undergoing a lot questions, especially in our era of globalization," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies (GAS). "We're forced to ask: what defines German Area Studies? How do we as a department make ourselves known and relevant?" To address these questions head-on, Manthripragada and Eric Klaus, associate professor and chair t...  More >>

Summer Program Welcomes HWS to Leipzig

For students of foreign language programs, an immersive study can be a cornerstone in the process of achieving proficiency and, ultimately, fluency in a language. For three German language students, the summer presented itself as an ideal time to enroll in an immersive study program in Leipzig, Germany. In partnership with the University of Leipzig and the Herder Institut in Leipzig, Zachary Grat...  More >>

German Area Studies Hosts Herzog Film

On Wednesday, April 29, the HWS German Area Studies Program will screen acclaimed director Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at the Smith Opera House at 7:30 p.m. "In a nutshell, the film is a documentary of a cave in Southern France containing some of the oldest human-painted imagery," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies. "The film explores th...  More >>

Blocker Showcase Highlights Berlin

Each semester, Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany for HWS students so that they can immerse themselves in and explore German culture. Students returning from these informative and eye-opening experiences present cultural projects each semester during the Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase. The most recent Blocker Fellows to return to campus -- A...  More >>

Showcase Features Blocker Fellows

Each semester, Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany for HWS students so that they can immerse themselves in and explore German culture. Students returning from these informative and eye-opening experiences present cultural projects each semester during the Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase. This past fall, five students gave presentations on thei...  More >>

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