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Faculty News

Professor Anca Luca Holden has been selected to attend the Baden-Württemberg Seminar for American Faculty in German and German Studies, June 9-22, 2013, sponsored by the Baden-Württemberg Ministry of Science, Research and the Arts and the University of Tübingen, and the German-American Fulbright Commission.

Student News


Friday, Dec. 5th, 2014
German Club Members visit the Mark Twain House.pdf


Jade Ngo'16 - for summer study in Hanover, Germany
Emily Nichols'16 - for summer study in Berlin, Germany

Marta Checko
Recipient of  Student Leadership Grant for Public Leadership Education Network (PLEN)

  • Congratulations to Stephanie Stuckwisch, who was a winner in the DAAD "Your Pin-Up Germany!" Pintrest Contest. Her board can be found here.
  • We would like to congratulate our 2013 prize winners!
  • Marta Checko's '14 Blog, Marta is studying in Leipzig, Germany in 2012-2013

Read the article about Theaterfest 2012 on the German Consulate's website.

Theaterfest featured on Consulate web-site
Most Popular Country in the World, Revealed

Lectures and Events

Monday, Nov. 17, 2014 4:30 p.m.
Kendade 305
Lecture by Robert Brecha 

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Ciruti 206
Lecture by Prof. Sleegers
Landscape Architecture - Connecting Aesthetics, Ecology, Art and Community

Tuesday, Nov. 11, 6:00 p.m.
Ciruti 206
Lecture by Prof. Sleegers
Landscape Architecture - Connecting Aesthetics, Ecology, Art and Community

Monday, Oct. 27, 4:30 p.m.
New York Room
Lecture by Frank Hörnigk

Monday, Oct. 20, 4:30 p.m.
Kendade 305, (MHC)
Lecture by Prof. Norman Valencia
On the Art of not Saying

Friday, December 6th, 2014, 4-6p.m.
LRC Lounge

Tuesday, November 19th, 4:15 p.m.
Library 418
Reading by Tobe Levin
Video of Reading/Discussion
Also: International Transgender Day of Remembrance 2013

Tuesday, October 29, 2013, 7:00 p.m.
Ciruti 202, MHC
Nineteenth Century Literary Vampires
Presentation by Madalina Meirosu, Lecturer in the German Studies Department at MHC

Friday, October 25, 2013 1:30 p.m.
Gamble B Auditorium
Learning Abroad Symposium

Thursday, Sept. 19th, 1-2:00pm
Ciruti, LRC
with Esther Dischereit, an award-winning Jewish German poet, novelist, stage and radio dramatist. She will be presenting her work, entitled "Klagelieder" or, in English, "Songs of Mourning / Songs of Accusation". These songs are about the NSU Murders that happened over the past 2 decades in Germany, and the ongoing trial in Munich.
She will also give a reading in Herter Hall 301, UMASS on Sept. 18th, 3:30 p.m.
Esther Dischereit Flyer

4:30 p.m., April 4, 2013
Dwight Hall 101
Germany in Europe
Lecture by German Consul General
for the New England States, Rolf Schütte

4:30 p.m., March 25, 2013
Gamble (B) Auditorium
Herta Müller's Concentrationary Art
Lecture by Brigid Haines

March 21-23, 2013
Dr. Anca Luca Holden will chair the panel "The Eastern European Turn in Contemporary German-Language Literature"and will give the paper "Paradigms of German Cultural Identity in Richard Wagner's Fiction" at the annual conference of the Northeast Modern Language Association in Boston

11:45 - 1p.m., March 22, 2013
Dr. Mark Lauer will present at the NEMLA conference within the section "Teaching Professional Communication in German" with the presentation title "German for the Professions: a task-oriented approach"

Feb 11, 2013
German Studies Major talks about German/humanities and business connection

Dec. 1st, 3-5p.m.
LRC Lounge
St. Nikolaus Party
organized by the German Club
Everyone is welcome!

Deutsches Filmfest
Fall 2012

November 16, 2012
Prof. Lauer will be giving the following presentation at the annual meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German (AATG) in Philadelphia, PA:
Strategies and Models
of Teaching Business German/Curriculum to Career

Internship, Fellowship, and Study Abroad Symposium
Oct. 26, 1:15 - 3:00 pm
Gamble B Auditorium
MHC Art Museum
MHC Hosts White Rose Exhibition

Sept. 24 - Oct. 5, 2012
9am - 5pm
Student Art Center,
Blanchard Campus Center
Poster | Brochure

October 2, 2012
7:00 pm in Kendade 305
The Pluralistic and Multifaceted
Presence of Africa in
by Dr. Magueye Kasse, Prof.
of Languages and Germanic
Studies (Cheikh Anta Diop
University in Dakar, Senegal)

Internship, Fellowship, and Study Abroad Symposium
Friday, November 4th
12:15 - 2:15pm
Gamble Auditorium, 106B

Lecture by Prof. Michael Tolksdorf
April 12th, 4:30pm
New York Room

Field Trip to New York
April 10, 2011

A Documentary about one Woman's Struggle for Democracy
Discussion and Reception to follow
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
6:00pm in 101 Dwight

November 5, 2010
3:30 - 5:30 pm
Gamble Auditorium
Internship/Study Abroad Symposium

Nov. 17, 2009 at 4:15 pm
Gamble Auditorium, Art Museum
"The Question of 'German' Cultural Identity
in the 21st Century:
Herta Müller and the 2009 Nobel Prize for Literature"
Talk by Anca Luca Holden
View Poster

Tuesday, November 10, 2009
4:30 - 6:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium
"Landscapes of Remembrance & Oblivion:
Reflections of a Vanished State"

Talk by Holger Teschke
View poster

Friday, October 30, 2009
1:00 - 4:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium
Internship, Fellowship, and Study Abroad Symposium
Prospective Majors and Minors "Tea"
View poster...

Tuesday, February 24, 2009
4:00-5:30 pm
New York Room, Mary Woolley Hall
Book reading of  "The Godfather Doctrine: Foreign Policy Parable"
by John C. Hulsman & A. Wess Mitchell

Wednesday, November 19, 2009
7:00 pm
Gamble Auditorium, MHC
Film: Jadup und Boel (1981)
Discussion with director Rainer Simon to follow presentation.
View event poster...

Tuesday, October 7, 2009
7:30 pm
Dwight 101, MHC
Three German Filmmakers, Three Decades of Filmmaking
Conversation with filmmakers Ute Aurand, Milena Gierke, and Renate Sami will follow screening.
View event poster...