German and Russian Department
The Department of German and Russian offers a major and a minor in German and a minor in Russian studies. Our German program consists of a vibrant mix of literature, language and culture studies, and our Russian Area Studies program is an exciting interdisciplinary program encompassing several fields of study here at Washington and Lee.
We offer many enriching cultural opportunities while in Lexington and more still when students study abroad in our programs in Bayreuth and Berlin. Our department also provides vital scholarship support for prestigious programs like Fulbright research or teaching assistantship program, as well as the opportunity to compete for career enhancing business internship programs in commerce and laboratory internships the sciences. Recent graduates are enjoying exciting and varied careers in areas such as publications, industry, law, international banking, and teaching.
Senior Christina Lowry Wins Student Translation Award
Christina Lowry, a Washington and Lee University senior from Lexington, Va., was selected as the recipient of the 2013 American Translators Association (ATA) Student Translation Award.
Russian Area Studies Major Awarded Fulbright Research Grant
Isaac Webb '13, a Russian Area Studies Major, received a Fulbright Grant to conduct research in Ukraine. He will be examining the disability policy there in an attempt to understand the ways in which the rights of the disabled have changed or, conversely, have not changed since the collapse of the Soviet Union. He will contextualize this research within the international human rights movement.
German Major Received a Johnson Opportunity Grant
Ginger Sun '13, a German major, received a Johnson Opportunity Grant to do math research this summer. She will then attend the Budapest Mathematics Semesters program (BSM) in Hungary. BSM is the most prestigious international program for undergraduate students of mathematics.
Small Particles, Big Effects
Wednesday, August 07, 2013
Washington and Lee Professor, Students Study the Rhetoric of Nanotechnology
W&L Alumna Christine Luby Wins USTA Fellowship
Monday, July 01, 2013
Washington and Lee University 2013 graduate Christine Luby, from Gresham, Oregon, has been awarded a U.S. Teaching Assistantship (USTA) fellowship in Austria for the 2013-2014 academic year.
No Cells, No iPods, No English: Governor's Language Academies at W&L
Friday, June 28, 2013
Washington and Lee is hosting Virginia Governor's Language Academies in Spanish, French and German this summer.