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Mekonen accepts position at Hunter College

Germanic Studies Ph.D. alumna Christina Mekonen (2018) has accepted a permanent position as Doctoral Lecturer at Hunter College (City University of New York) in German beginning Fall 2019. She has held the position…

Zuka’a Joudeh featured in Daily Southtown

The Daily Southtown newspaper features a profile of 2019 UIC grad and Fulbright finalist Zuka’a Joudeh, who earned bachelor’s degrees in political science and Germanic studies, for her work to support refugees in…

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Zuka’a Joudeh: Aiding Syrian refugees in Germany

While witnessing and reading media reports about the influx of Syrian refugees to Germany and prepared with years of German language studies dating back to high school, UIC student Zuka’a Joudeh was inspired…

Department of Germanic Studies receives OER Grant

The Department of Germanic Studies has been awarded a grant from the Provost and the University Library to transform their German curriculum using Open Education Resources. This will help make language study more…

Maryann Piel accepted for Notre Dame Berlin Seminar

Maryann Piel, Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies, was accepted into the 2019 Notre Dame Berlin Seminar whose topic this year is “Der Literaturbetrieb: Key Players in Germany’s Literary Institutions.” Seminar members will meet…

Zachary Fitzpatrick receives the Provost's Graduate Research Award

Zachary Fitzpatrick (Ph.D. student in Germanic Studies) has received the Provost’s Graduate Research Award for his dissertation project, Asia Through the German Lens: Asian German Filmic Encounters. Congratulations to Zach on being one…

Jacobsons receive Distinguished Service Award

Fruman and Marian Jacobson receive Distinguished Service Award

Fruman and Marian Jacobson, who provide support for students in the School of Literatures, Cultural Studies and Linguistics recently received the Distinguished Service Award. The Jacobsons support students in the School in the…