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January 28, 2020

How have tiny houses become dream houses? In her talk, Katra Byram shows how the tiny house movement has made people want less by tapping into a classic story that has its beginnings in German…

January 23, 2020

Paul Reitter’s translation of The Autobiography of Solomon Maimon was selected as a finalist for the 2019 National Jewish Book Award in Autobiography and Memoir, an unexpected honor for a new…

December 20, 2019

Sonia Gollance will be on the dance faculty at the annual Yiddish language and culture festival Yiddish New York (Dec. 21-26, 2019), where she will be one of the instructors for the workshop "…

November 8, 2019

We are pleased to announce our 2019 Distinguished Alumnus, Professor LaVern J. Rippley (Ph.D. 1965).

In the course of his career, Professor Rippley has authored, edited or translated some 18…

September 25, 2019

Congratulations to Professor May Mergenthaler and Dr. Kevin Richards for being named STEP mentors for 2019-20.

Mentors are nominated by colleagues, students, and administrators from across…

August 30, 2019

Professor Matthew Birkhold's opinion piece has been published in the New York Times.

Birkhold wrote A Brief History of the Indignities Heaped Upon Greenland  after spending this past summer…

July 23, 2019


Many congratulations to Sarah Traylor for successfully defending her dissertation "Sacred Journeys in a Secular Age: Pilgrimage in Contemporary German Literature" with co-advisors Dr. Byram…

May 31, 2019

GLL's Carolin Mueller is one of fourteen graduate students in the College of Arts and Sciences to have received a Spring 2019 Presidential Fellowship, the most prestigious award given by the…

May 14, 2019

Master's student Melissa Nolan-Epperson has been selected to participate in a three-week seminar, “Mit Deutsch in die Zukunft,” taking place in Leipzig, Germany from June 16-July 6.

The…