May 15, 2010
Five seniors will graduate with a major in German in 2010.
Mackenzie Barrow's thesis on second language acquisition among Turkish youth in Berlin (directed by Dr. Henke) earned her Honors in German. She will enter the Ph.D. program in German at Georgetown University, where she has been awarded the Roth Fellowship and Research Assistantship.
Will Branch wrote his thesis with Dr. Denham on Rainer Maria Rilke's "prose book" Malte Laurids Brigge. After graduation, he will enter the Navy.
Charlotte Myers earned Honors in German after defending her thesis on the history of racist discourse in Germany (directed by Dr. Henke). She will be employed at UNC Chapel Hill in the Department of Anesthesiology in the lab of Dr. Sam McLean, the head researcher who has recently received $6 million in funding from the National Institute of Health (NIH). "I will be doing research that will advance the understanding of the biological processes mediating recovery after trauma. I will assist the lab in using genetic assessments to gain more insight into chronic pain for survivors of motor vehicle collision, burn, and sexual assault in order to develop individually tailored intervention to promote patients' rapid recovery." After a one- or two-year commitment, Charlotte plans to attend medical school.
In his thesis, directed by Dr. Henke, Todd Resly examines the representation of physical disability in German film. After graduation, he will be working for Cisco Systems in University Relations Recruiting HR at their headquarters in San Jose, California.
Moriah Wood wrote her thesis with Dr. Henke on food as metaphor in German film. She plans to go back to Germany and earn an M.A. in American Studies.
Congratulations to all seniors! Stay in touch!
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Posted By: Burkhard Henke