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Richter grants help students pursue summer research

Richter grants help students pursue summer research

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Six students traveled around the world this summer to research various topics. Each student applied for and received a Richter Independent Study Fellowship grant to support costs associated with their research. The students and their summer projects included:
  • Mallory Blanchard ’10, international business major. Traveled to Peru, project title: “Understanding Peruvian Work-Related Values.”
  • Laura Constantine ’11, biology major.


Wolf organizes, presents two language workshops

Wolf organizes, presents two language workshops

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Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, organized and hosted two language pedagogy events. On May 1, he was invited by the Nebraska state chapter of the American Association of Teachers of German to present a workshop concentrating on language pedagogy, advocacy and program building at the University of Nebraska at Omaha. German professors and teachers from around the state participated.


Gregory Wolf conducts national workshop for German

Gregory Wolf conducts national workshop for German

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Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, organized and conducted a four-day national workshop on language pedagogy, program development and advocacy for German April 22-25 in Chicago. The workshop was hosted by the Goethe Institut, the national cultural center of the Federal of Republic of Germany, and brought together 14 German instructors on the secondary and post-secondary level to address curricular and articulation issues.


Wolf and Bianca Gavin ’11 co-present at German association meeting

Wolf and Bianca Gavin ’11 co-present at German association meeting

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Gregory Wolf, associate professor of German, and Bianca Gavin ’11, who is majoring in German with minors in secondary education and psychology, co-presented “Teaching German History and Geography Through Wikis” at the annual state meeting of the American Association of Teachers of German, Illinois chapter, in Glen Ellyn April 10. The presentation explored how Wikis, as learning communities, can offer teachers pedagogically exciting and informative approaches to teach while providing students a more nuanced and contextualized learning experience.


Gregory Wolf publishes two reviews

Gregory Wolf publishes two reviews

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Gregory H. Wolf, associate professor of German, published a review essay of Thomas Bernhard’s novel Frost in Southern Humanities Review 44.1 (2010): 109-112. Bernhard, one of Austria’s most critically acclaimed and polemical writers, died in 1989. In Frost, he thematizes issues of violence and power while raising questions about how Austria has confronted its history with the Third Reich. Wolf also published a review of Gabi Baier’s text for learners of German, Verschollen in Berlin, at www.aatg.org. 


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