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Hein Jeong ’16, a German Studies and Philosophy double major, wrote an honors thesis about thinking through Hegel, Marx, and Marcuse and asks, “How do we think and talk to inspire and guide actions that change our world?” The thesis is entitled, Dialectic of Thinking and Talking. Henny received the Scott Prize for her outstanding work in German Studies. In the fall, she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa, and this summer she is spending time with her parents in California before embarking for Japan.

Miranda Haymon ’16, a German Studies and Theater double major, directed an adaptation of Slaughterhouse-Five and received the Rachel Henderson Theater Prize in Directing this year. She is spending this summer in Berlin before starting the Allen Lee Hughes Fellowship at Arena Stage in Washington, D.C., as their Directing Fellow.

Wy Ming Lin ’16, a German Studies and Neuroscience double major, received the German Studies Blankenagel Prize for his excellent work in German and a fellowship from the German Government to attend the prestigious Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program for Young Professionals. This program pays for one year of living and educational expenses in Germany. He will most likely also do some work in the medical field.
Having completed an orientation week in Washington, D.C., in July and a follow-up in Budenheim, Germany, he is taking an intensive two-month German language course in Cologne, proceding placement in Saxony.

Arya Mistry ’16, a German Studies and Psychology double major received, the German Studies Blankenagel Prize for her excellent work in German. She has been accepted into the Master’s program at Christie’s in Art Business and Law and will be living in New York starting this summer.

Nicholas Selden ’16, completed a double major in German Studies and the College of Letters. He wrote his honors thesis on the German Expressionist artist Emil Nolde, for which he received high honors in GRST. Nick’s thesis is an examination of nationalism and the construction of German modernism in Emil Nolde’s work and the early German avant-garde between 1895 and 1912. Nick also received the Blankenagel Prize for his fine contributions to German Studies. This summer he will be spending time back home in California before deciding on next year’s plans.

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At Professor Bork’s apartment in Hamburg in June 2016.

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Asparagus feast in Hamburg. Jack, Thomas, Toys, Hannah and Prof. Bork in May 2016.

 

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Happy faces after Spargel (asparagus) and rote Grütze (red berry compote) in May 2016.

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Toys and Jack testing a German “Strandkorb” in Hamburg in June 2016.

Toys with Jutta Gutzeit, Associate Director, Smith College JYA Hamburg

Toys with Jutta Gutzeit, Associate Director, Smith College JYA Hamburg

Suchakrey Koomplee ’17, who has been studying with the Smith program in Hamburg since the fall of 2015, received its Manfred Bonus prize for excellent achievement in German on May 31, 2016.

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 Converse in German as good as you can :)

eat cake, and enjoy a cup of coffee!

65 Lawn Ave

Friday April 29th, from 4:15-5:15PM

For more information, please contact Fanying

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On April 10th, Wesleyan German students and friends went to New York City to see Ephraim Lessing’s Nathan the Wise at the CSC company with academy Award-winning actor F. Murray Abraham as Nathan.

This was followed by a lovely meal at the Loreley Biergarten.

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Frau Bork is visiting Wesleyan students who are studying at Hamburg University this spring and summer. 

From left to right: Sophia, Lisa, Thomas, Frau Bork, Jack, Hannah

Smith in Hamburg 
Full-year or spring only. The language requirement for the full-year program is GRST 214 or the equivalent. For the spring semester only, we require GRST 211 or the equivalent. Students will be able to take courses at Hamburg University and the Technical University. Please contact the German Studies faculty for more information.

 

 

Screen Shot 2016-03-03 at 10.26.55 AMGregory Heller ’04, CEO of American Communities Trust (ACT), was named Urban Innovator of the Week on Feb. 15, by Urban Innovation Exchange (UIX), an initiative to advance urban improvement and highlight those who are on the leading edge of this movement. Begun in 2012 as a three-year project in Detroit and funded by the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, UIX is now showcasing talented people from all over the country who are transforming the cities and neighborhoods in which they live.

As head of ACT, Heller, who has spent more than 10 years in community development in Philadelphia, helps nonprofits build and finance social impact real estate—projects that improve the quality of life, particularly in low-income areas, by providing needed services and offering desirable real estate for new businesses and residents.

In a TEDx talk given last June in Philadelphia, “How To Set up Social Impact Real Estate,” he explained the impetus behind his work: “Our cities and our communities are defined by the interaction of people and places… but who shapes the built environment around us?” he asks. “We walk around our cities and we say, ‘Oh, look, they’re building that new project over there,’ or ‘Why haven’t they built anything here yet?’ Who are they? Why is it ‘they’ and not we? Too often developers in low income neighborhoods have profit rather than the community’s best interest…I believe that [social impact real estate projects] s are critical to the future of our cities, our communities and ultimately our society.”

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Join us this Friday, February 12 at 8:00PM in USDAN 108 for Germany’s newest TV series Deutschland ’83 (English subtitles).

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In a divided Germany in 1983, naive 24-year-old East German soldier Martin Rauch is pulled from his benign post as a border guard and given a new assignment: undercover spy for the Stasi foreign service in West Germany. Hiding in plain sight as Moritz Stamm in the West German army, Rauch must gather NATO military secrets. As he veers between father figures, love interests, and East and West Germany, nothing is quite what it seems and everyone he encounters is harboring secrets, both political and personal. The coming-of-age story — created by American journalist and author Anna Winger and her German husband, Jörg Winger — is the first German-language drama to be aired on a major U.S. network.

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Presenter: Chris Steidl

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Kaffee und Kuchen

Converse in German as good as you can :)

eat cake, and enjoy a cup of coffee!

65 Lawn Ave Friday

February 5th, from 4:15-5:15PM

For more information, please contact Fanying

Scholarships Available for UAS7 Internship Opportunities in Germany – Deadline February 15, 2016

UAS7 (Seven German Universities of Applied Sciences) invites students who are currently enrolled in Canadian and U.S. colleges to apply for the UAS7 Internship Program (IP). The deadline for this program is February 15, 2016. Successful applicants for the Internship Program (IP) are eligible for a UAS7 Travel Scholarship of 1000 EUR to cover or defray transatlantic travel expenses for program participation. Applicants will be notified about program and scholarship acceptance simultaneously. No additional application materials are necessary; the program application is used by the selection committee to evaluate candidates for scholarships as well as program admission. 

UAS7 is a strategic alliance of seven leading German Universities of Applied Sciences (UAS) committed to excellence in teaching and research and close cooperation with German businesses and industries in Berlin, Bremen, Cologne, Hamburg, Munich, Münster and Osnabrück. For more information about scholarships for the UAS7  Internship Programs, please visit:http://www.uas7.org/scholarships/intern-with-uas7.html

College students looking for the opportunity to gain work experience in Germany can now apply for a paid internship through the new AATG Internship Program.

Internships are available in a wide variety of fields, including social services, agriculture, computer science, medicine, finance, chemistry, childcare, and engineering.

The application deadline is March 15, 2016. Find more information about this exciting new program on the AATG website.

Please join us onimages

Friday, December 4, at 7 pm

at the German House (65 Lawn Avenue)

for a get-together to read and talk about two German poems and to drink

hot cocoa.

The poems and English translations will be provided at the event.

Induction of Wesleyan students to Phi Beta Kappa on December 2, 2015

Induction of Wesleyan students into Phi Beta Kappa on December 2, 2015

 

The German department congratulates Henny (Jeong) Hein’15 on her outstanding academic achievements and her induction into Phi Beta Kappa on Wednesday, December 2, 2015.

Herzlichen Glückwunsch Henny!

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Prof. Bork-Goldfield and Henny Hein

 

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