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German Area Studies Hosts Herzog Film

On Wednesday, April 29, the HWS German Area Studies Program will screen acclaimed director Werner Herzog's "Cave of Forgotten Dreams" at the Smith Opera House at 7:30 p.m. "In a nutshell, the film is a documentary of a cave in Southern France containing some of the oldest human-painted imagery," says Ashwin Manthripragada, visiting assistant professor of German Area Studies. "The film explores th...  More >>

Blocker Showcase Highlights Berlin

Each semester, Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany for HWS students so that they can immerse themselves in and explore German culture. Students returning from these informative and eye-opening experiences present cultural projects each semester during the Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase. The most recent Blocker Fellows to return to campus -- A...  More >>

Showcase Features Blocker Fellows

Each semester, Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund supports study abroad opportunities in Germany for HWS students so that they can immerse themselves in and explore German culture. Students returning from these informative and eye-opening experiences present cultural projects each semester during the Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase. This past fall, five students gave presentations on thei...  More >>

German Cultural Showcase

The second annual Julius G. Blocker '53 Cultural Showcase will take place in the library atrium from 4:45 to 5:30 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 14. The event, co-hosted by the German Area Studies Program and Center for Global Education, will feature the cultural projects of four HWS students who studied in Germany this past spring with the support of the Julius G. Blocker '53 Endowed Fund. Offering prog...  More >>

Mapping Fictional Environments

What would it be like to descend into Dante's Hell? Or to walk the streets of Yevgeny Zamyatin's dystopian OneState? How can building and exploring these fictional worlds develop critical thinking skills? Eric Klaus, associate professor and chair of the German studies department, is working on a grant-funded project to enable students to answer these and similar questions. The result of his proj...  More >>

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