Saturday, November 1, Jamie Rankin (Princeton University) will deliver a public lecture entitled, "Getting It Right: Understanding and Responding to Errors in the Foreign Language Classroom."
After Jason Layman '02 won it last year, Blake Rice '03 becomes the second Davidson graduate to earn a prestigious Internationales Parlaments-Stipendium (IPS) at the German Bundestag. Congratulations!
Congratulations! Professor Maggie McCarthy's new book, Light Motives: German Popular Cinema in Perspective, has just been published, see the announcement.
Rick Apgar '97 writes his thesis on Campe's Robinson der Jüngere and earns his M.A. at Chapel Hill.
German major Carrie Saxton '05 wins DAAD edu.de undergraduate scholarship for support of her year in Würzburg. Congratulations to Carrie on this prestigious award.
Jennifer Miller '98 will take part in a Trans-Atlantic Summer Institute on German Citizenship in the Twentieth Century. Jennifer is working toward a Ph.D. in history at Rutgers; she took her M.A. (2002) in Women's and Gender Studies at Rutgers with a thesis called "When Boy Meets Girl: The De-Politicalization of Fraternization in the American-Occupied Zone of Germany, 1945-1947."
Chad Wellmon '99 takes his M.A. and passes his Ph.D. qualifying exams in German studies at Berkeley. Chad works on German idealist philosophy and theories of language in Kant and Schleiermacher.
Prospective German students Hannah Rogers-Ganter and Drew Patterson have deferred admission in order to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange Program. Kudos to both of them for being selected.
More kudos! Mary Katherine Stickel '02, Will Humphrey '03, and James Flieder '03 win Fulbright teaching assistantship awards to Austria.
Scott Reid '03 to be rapporteur at the Salzburg Seminar session on Migration, Race, and Ethnicity in Europe in June; Reid received a full 6-year scholarship from Duke University and begins a Ph.D. in German Studies there in the fall.
Third Occasional Davidson German Studies Symposium on W.G. Sebald (March 2003) was a great success. See the press release here.
Congratulations! Professor Mark McCulloh's new book Understanding W.G. Sebald has been published.