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Spring 2019 UW Germanics Newsletter

Dear Friends of Germanics and Alums:

Spring greetings from Denny Hall. We look forward to welcoming Martina Wagner-Egelhaaf from the University of Münster as our distinguished Max Kade Visiting Professor later this month and to the exciting lectures and events by faculty and guests in the quarter ahead. Germanics PhD students Vanessa Hester and Matthew Childs took the lead in organizing an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on April 5-6. We were glad to receive a UW Diversity Seed Grant and will be hosting a cross-disciplinary workshop on Diversity and Inclusion in the World Language and Literature Classroom on April 19.  Partnering with the Seattle Area German American School [SAGA], we can offer great new internship options for our undergraduates with medium to advanced language skills. 

Congratulations to our PhD candidate Verena Kick on her success in garnering a tenure-track Assistant Professor position at Georgetown University and a sincere thanks to the students and alums who have shared their thoughts and stories for this spring edition of our Newsletter. It is dedicated to the memory of our emeritus colleague Sammy McLean who passed away last August.


Brigitte Prutti

Professor and Chair

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