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Kim Potowski gives talk at St. Olaf

On Thursday, Sept. 27, St. Olaf hosted Dr. Kim Potowski, Associate Professor of Linguistics in the Department of Hispanic and Italian Studies. Potowski’s talk, titled “When ‘Foreign’ Languages Aren’t Foreign: The Value of…

Sara Hall Chair of Chicago Film Seminar

For the second year, Sara Hall is chairing the Chicago Film Seminar, which convenes faculty and graduate students in film, television and media studies from academic institutions in the greater Chicago area throughout…

Sara Hall appointed co-section head

Sara Hall has been appointed co-section head for 20th and 21st Century Germanistik on the Program Committee of the German Studies Association.

Yann Robert discusses politics in Tribune article

Yann Robert, assistant professor of French and Francophone studies,  discusses the French Revolution-based origins of the political terms “left” and “right” in an article from the Chicago Tribune. You can read the article…

Fortmann edits collection of essays on Büchner

Patrick Fortmann, Assistant Professor in the Department of Germanic Studies, edited a collection of essays on Georg Büchner, which came out in August 2012. Further information and a picture of the cover can be…

Richard Cameron featured in WBEZ story

WBEZ reporter Annie Minoff asks Richard Cameron, Head of Linguistics, for help with the question “Chuh Kaw Go, what do you really sound like?” Read the story here. Readers may also listen to–and record…

French major wins Iranian-American Scholarship

Suzanne Oskouie, a neuroscience and French major in the Honors College, won an Iranian-American Scholarship Fund award. She was also a Highly Commended entrant in the Undergraduate Awards program, an Ireland-based organization that…