Anita Virga has accepted a full-time faculty position at Wits University in Johannesburg, South Africa.
Prof. Eduardo Urios-Apirisi and Prof. Manuela Wagner study how humor is used in the classroom and across cultures. Read the article at CLAS.
Prof. Katharina von Hammerstein (German Studies) received a prestigious DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service) Research Visit Grant to Germany for archival research on "Diverse Perspectives on German Southwest Africa around 1900.
The Jewish Ledger's Q & A with Prof. Stuart S. Miller: UConn's Judaic Studies Program Enters New Phase
The University of Connecticut's Humanities Institute has awarded Sebastian Wogenstein a fellowship for 2012/13 for his project "Prophets and Heretics: Human Rights and the German Literary Imagination".
The University of Connecticut Study Abroad Program awarded Odette Casamayor-Cisneros and Jacqueline Loss a Development Grant for their project, "Cuba in the 21st Century: People, Culture, and Health".
The University of Connecticut Human Rights Institute awarded Gustavo Nanclares, Eduardo Urios-Aparisi and Sebastian Wogenstein funding for their Fall 2012 workshop "Living Empathy: Emotions of Reconciliation and Conflict".
The University of Connecticut's CLAS Humanities Institute has awarded doctoral candidate Antonio Guijarro-Dioniós a Dissertation Fellowship for 2012-2013. His dissertation: “Comical Spaces: Everyday Practices in 17th Century Spanish Urban Short Plays”.
Lourdes Estrada-López (Ph.D., Spanish, 2012) has accepted a tenure-track position at the West Virginia University.
Alfonso Varona (Ph.D., Spanish, 2010) has accepted a tenure-track position at Hampden-Sydney College.
Renato Ventura (Ph.D., Italian, 2011) has accepted a tenure-track position at the University of Dayton.
Emily Hanink, German major and Outstanding Senior in German for 2012, has been awarded a prestigious DAAD grant for master-level studies in linguistics in Germany, prior to starting a Ph.D. in the subject.
Eurotech student Alexander Velázquez (Computer Science & Engineering/German Studies), has been named UConn's Intern of the Year. He completed his internship at the High Performance Computing Center at the University of Stuttgart, Germany, working on improving computer supported traffic simulation for the German carmaker Porsche.
Huskies en Granada: Ésta en nuestra historia de un semestre en Granada. This is our story in Granada, Spain.
NY Times Debate: Is Learning a Language Other Than English Worthwhile?
Follow Professor Finger's and Professor Travis's digital media blog!
The Department of Literatures, Cultures and Languages presents the 2011 Ph.D. Colloquium: Image-Media-Text, September 15-16, 2011
NPR's Where We Live: Cross-Cultural "Oops". Improving Cultural Understanding for a Global Society