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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…

Delgado receives Boren Fellowship

Rodrigo Delgado, PhD candidate in Hispanic Linguistics, has been awarded a Boren Fellowship to study Portuguese in Brazil for the 2019-2020 academic year. Boren Fellowships provide funding for graduate students in the U.S.…

Fabbian elected Italian Convener for AAUSC

Chiara Fabbian, Clinical Associate Professor and Director of the Italian program, has been elected Italian Convener for the American Association University Supervisor and Coordinators (AAUSC).

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…

Four PhD Candidates Successfully Defend Dissertations

Four PhD candidates in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies recently successfully defended their dissertations. Yanire Márquez – dissertation: “Shattering the Limits of Visual Cinema: Haptic and Sensorial Visuality in Spanish Women…

Zuka’a Joudeh

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…

Luana Davila

State Department scholarship sends UIC student to Morocco

University of Illinois at Chicago sophomore Luana Davila of Joliet has been awarded a U.S. Department of State Critical Language Scholarship to study Arabic in Morocco this summer. Davila, who is a classics…

Exploring Jewish life in 1950s Poland

Growing up in Mount Airy, Maryland, Frankee Lyons believed her ancestors came from Ireland and England. In high school and college, Eastern Europe, Jewish history and the Holocaust became areas of intellectual interest…

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