The new director of the Institute for European Studies will hail from our department.

Professor Jeroen Dewulf has accepted this position and will be starting in August, while maintaining his active presence in the Dutch and German programs.

We look forward to good collaborations with a revitalized Institute that will promote discussions on Europe in the world with an emphasis on cultural studies and language learning.

Our departmental awards committee has selected the essay "Representations of the Staatssicherheitsdienst in Christa Wolf's Was bleibt, Antje Ravic Strubel's Sturz der Tage in die Nacht, and Hermann Kant's Kennung" as the winner of this year's Berkeley Prize for Undergraduate Essays in German Studies.
We congratulate the author, Emily C. Bell from Wellesley College, on this wonderful success!
Bell will be awarded $500, and her essay will be considered for publication in our electronic journal TRANSIT.
The essay submissions provided us with a good cross-section of undergraduate research in the field.