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Hannah Bradley Kondo
October 23, 2021
In my first quarter at University of Washington I am taking a course here in the German department with Prof. Annegret Oehme on medieval literature, and a course with Prof. Alys Weinbaum from English on feminist theory. I’m also doing a reading course with Prof. Ellwood Wiggins. I’m enjoying my studies and feel that I’m gaining a lot of essential foundational knowledge. Outside of course work, Sam Romanelli, Jeffery Jarzomb, and I organized the departmental film series for this quarter. In... Read more
sam romanelli
October 23, 2021
My name is Sam Romanelli, and I am a returning student to UW. I finished my undergraduate degree in 2016, and now I am back for a Masters program. I am starting my year off with Professor Oehme's Seminar in Medieval German Literature, a reading course with Professor Wiggins, and a mentorship in Professor Wiggins' German 120 class. This quarter I will be co-hosting a film series with my fellow graduate student Hannah Bradley Kondo on Jewish life in Germany. Anyone who is interested is welcome to... Read more
Japhet Johnstone
October 20, 2021
When I started working at Freie Universität Berlin in 2019, I was tasked with setting up a translation office that could provide language services for the entire university. That was quite a tall order, but things quickly got rolling during my first year in the new position: We implemented a translation software package to manage projects. I was able to advertise two positions for staff translators. Requests for translations were coming in from all corners of the university. Then, the pandemic... Read more
summer in berlin
October 20, 2021
Join us on Friday, October 22nd, at 3:30pm, for an online Summer in Berlin 2022 Info Session! Professors Kye Terrasi (UW) and Andre Schuetze (Tulane) will discuss the 2022 program and answer any questions you may have.  Zoom: Details about the program: check out our Summer in Berlin Study Abroad page.
Autumn Film Series
October 18, 2021
Autumn Film Series: Aimee & Jaguar   DATE Tuesday, October 19, 2021 TIME 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm PDT ONLINE MEETING LINK... Read more
German Club
October 13, 2021
The University of Washington’s German Club is organizing weekly meetups (Stammtisch) for students to hang out, practice their language skills, and play some German board games. Recently, they facilitated a ‘Study Slam’ to help prepare 100 and 200 level language students for their final exams.  German Club will continue to meet for Stammtisch every Wednesdays from 5:30-6:30pm, starting the second week of the autumn quarter 2021 at Denny Hall, Room 359. Come and join... Read more
Peter Neurath
September 30, 2021
Peter Neurath November 3, 1942 - June 6, 2021 Peter F. Neurath, 78, a reporter for the Puget Sound Business Journal for 30 years, died of kidney failure on June 6. The son of Dr. Hans Neurath and Hilde Bial-Neurath, Peter was born in 1942 in Durham, N.C., where his father was professor of biochemistry at Duke University. In 1950 the family moved to Seattle where Hans chaired the newly formed biochemistry department in the University of Washington's Medical School, a position he held for 25... Read more
September 22, 2021
Looking for some good German tunes to practice your language skills while rocking out?  Check out these playlists from students in German 307 (spring 2021)!  Warning: you're likely to catch an Ohrwurm! In this conversation and translation course, we practiced German by listening to and talking about music. Much of the course material was chosen by students, as they discovered and shared German songs... Read more
Hear Our Voice
September 22, 2021
Incoming Freshmen in Early Fall Start studied Revolutions and their Art (Aug-Sept 2021).  Students were located across the world in this remote learning course taught by German Studies professor, Ellwood Wiggins. In class, they discussed representations of revolutions from antiquity to today, including the American Revolution (Hamilton: a... Read more
Ayoub, Phillip M. ‘Author Response.’ in “Dialogue: When States Come Out?”:
May 24, 2021
I have such fond memories of my time at the University of Washington, where I majored in European Studies and minored in German. Those experiences, from German Film Noir, to a course (and performance) on Brecht's The Threepenny Opera, to my classes on German Politics have shaped much about how I think about European politics in my current career as a political scientist. Beyond studying the language, the ideas that percolated from Denny Hall helped me understand the... Read more