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Fall 2018 UW Germanics Newsletter

Dear Friends of Germanics and Alums:

Warm greetings from Denny Hall. I hope you will enjoy the stories and news items here.

We welcomed a new cohort of students, visitors, and friends earlier this fall and participated in the UW Dawg Daze events at the beginning of the quarter to connect with incoming students in a joyful, festive spirit. It was a successful joint endeavor with four other world language and literature departments in the Humanities that allowed us to showcase the richness of learning opportunities in our programs. The diversity committee organized an inspiring talk and performance by UW Alumna Hamda Yusuf and we took part in the German Embassy’s Campus Weeks initiative and the German Career Day on Campus. More interesting lectures and events are scheduled for winter and spring and we are excited about the presence of the new Goethe Pop Up in Seattle.

Congratulations to our beloved emeriti, Joe Voyles and Diana Behler, on celebrating their 80th birthdays, and my best wishes for the New Year.

Brigitte Prutti
Professor and Chair

Thank you to our donors! 

Thanks to the following donors for their generous support of the Department of Germanics. Private contributions help us support undergraduate and graduate students, sponsor public lectures, and provide resources for faculty and student research.  If you would like to donate to the department, please visit Support Us for more information.

Cheryl and Hellmut Ammerlahn
Ursula Bannister
The Boeing Company
Monika Boos
Eva Carleton
Tobias Dang
Eli Lilly & Company Foundation
Kathleen Ellsbury
Ursula M. Erdmann
Vincent Erickson
Georgiana B. Graf
Andrea Haugen
Lesley Hogan
Myra Huestis
Charles J. Kenlan
Joseph Edmund Lowry
Marsha Martin
Ryan Maves
Max Kade Foundation Inc.
Bruce Miller
Katalin Molnar
The Placzek Family Foundation
Robin Proebsting
William W. Rasch, Jr.
Robin Reagan
Bianca G. Rosenthal
Michael Schmitt
Gerd K. Schneider
Karla Schultz
The Seattle Foundation
Christopher H. Shea
Melissa Reddish Storr
Heather Sullivan
Charles H. Thulin
Heidi R. Tilghman
Christopher Turchin
Rosie and Joe Voyles

Vielen Dank und frohe Feiertage -- Happy holidays and best wishes for 2019!