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  • Duncan, the Dartmouth Professor of German Language Emeritus, retired in 2015 after 46 years at the College—a career that included a stint as Associate Dean for the Humanities and a two-year tenure as Interim Director of the Hopkins Center for the Arts, as well as service as chair of the Department of German Studies.

    Why study German language and literature? “I have always been attracted to the life of the mind, and German culture is a rich source for that. At the same time, a culture...

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  • Thinking about foreign study in Berlin, Germany? The time to apply for our LSA and FSP programs is now!

    The deadlines are: January 7 for the summer of 2016; February 1 for the fall of 2016 and the spring of 2017. File your application through the...

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  • Mark is professor of medicine and epidemiology and director of the occupational health service at Yale-New Haven Hospital. After a Fulbright year in Germany, in which he expanded his thesis on the German Lied, he earned his medical degree from the University of California San Francisco and his public health degree from Yale, where he joined the faculty in 1993.

  • Zeke keeps busy as maestro suggeritore at the Bavarian State Opera and as president of the Dartmouth Club of Germany. In addition to conducting his orchestra, the Mio (Münchner internationales Orchester), he has led performances of Karl Jenkins’s Eloise: An Opera for Young People under the sponsorship of Das deutsche Schulerstipendium of the Roland Berger Stiftung

  • After receiving Fulbright and DAAD fellowships, earning a Ph.D. from Harvard, and being an Assistant Professor at Indiana University, Brigitta Wagner has relocated to Berlin as a freelance film historian, filmmaker, and film consultant. She is currently a Humboldt Fellow at the Freie Universität and the Universität der Künste. She also works for the Telluride Film Festival. She is the author of DEFA after East Germany (2013) and Berlin Replayed: Cinema and Urban Nostalgia in the...

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  • Elise Seyferth ’14 spent the spring of 2013 at the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Ecology in Jena, researching chemically-mediated interactions between plants. This past year she returned to the Institute with the support of a Fulbright Scholarship.

  • Veronika Fuechtner

    Veronika Fuechtner reported in this summer from Berlin while directing the summer LSA with an unusually large group of students. Last fall, she taught her German cinema class, in which she took the students to see Volker Schlöndorff’s new film “Diplomacy” at Telluride at Dartmouth and organized a Skype conversation with taz-film critic Cristina Nord. She also taught the class “To Be Young and German” (GR 10.01), which featured students’ monologue presentations of...

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  • Alexia has been finding exciting new opportunities wherever she goes. After a Fulbright in Munich in 2005-6, followed by several further years working at the Atlantik-Brücke in Berlin, she became the special assistant to the president of the Atlantic Council in Washington, completed an M.A. in International Security Studies at Georgetown, and joined the State Department as a Presidential Management Fellow with the South and Central Asian Affairs Bureau. When her husband, a naval officer in...

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  • Joann was the founding director of the German Center for Research and Innovation. This past April she came to campus on a visit arranged by the German Club to talk about the kinds of international opportunities that are available. Her visit quickly bore fruit, as she helped to arrange an internship in Germany for Daniel E. Berthe ’18 in the coming year after his FSP.

  • Claire E. Scott is a PhD candidate in the Carolina-Duke Graduate Program in German Studies. Having successfully completed her preliminary exams last spring, Claire is currently writing a dissertation entitled: “Violent Mothers: Narrating Anxieties about Women as Perpetrators of Violence in German Literature and Film of the Late 20th Century.” In addition to her dissertation Claire has a forthcoming article in Seminar: A Journal of Germanic Studies entitled: “Subverting Injurious...

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