Departmental News

Departmental News

  • The Berkeley Prize for Undergraduate Essays in German Studies

    September 24, 2014

    The Berkeley Undergraduate Essay Prize is awarded annually by the Department of German for outstanding unpublished papers written during the previous calendar year by undergraduate students enrolled at a North American university/college. Thus the 2015 prize will consider papers written during 2014 on a broad range of topics in German studies. The winning essays carry a cash award of $500 each and will be considered for publication in the department’s electronic journal TRANSIT. Essays for submission may be written in German or in English; one submission per student. They should be double-spaced, between 3000 and 5000 words in length (including…

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  • Dewulf to Direct Institute for European Studies

    May 30, 2014

    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.

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  • PhD Candidate Accepts Position at Butler

    May 15, 2014

    PhD Candidate Melissa Etzler has accepted a position as Instructor of German at Butler University.

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  • First Berkeley Prize Winner Announced

    May 15, 2014

    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.

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  • Visiting Professor Accepts Position at Northwestern

    May 5, 2014

    Erica Weitzman (2013-14 Mellon Postdoctoral Fellow) has accepted a position as Assistant Professor of German at Northwestern University. Weitzman is Visiting Professor in the department for the 2013-14 academic year.

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  • PhD Candidate Accepts Position in Berlin

    April 7, 2014

    PhD candidate Yael Almog has accepted a position as an Assistant Professor (wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin) at the Center of Literary and Cultural Research in Berlin (ZfL). For 2014-15, she was also offered The Mellon/ACLS Dissertation Completion Fellowship by the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation.

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  • Outstanding GSI Awards Announced

    March 19, 2014

    Graduate students Mason Allred and Lindsay Preseau have been selected for the 2013-14 Outstanding GSI Award.

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  • PhD Candidate Will Be Visiting Asst. Prof.

    March 19, 2014

    Ashwin Manthripragada has accepted a three-year position as Visiting Assistant Professor of German at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

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  • German Class Featured in Blog

    March 19, 2014

    Ashwin Manthripragada’s German 4 class was featured in the UC Berkeley Bear Talk blog.

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  • Euba Receives AATG Award

    May 31, 2013

    Niko Euba has been selected as the 2013 “AATG Post-Secondary Outstanding German Educator.”

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