Department of German and Russian
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The Department of German and Russian offers a major in German and a minor in Russian studies. Our German program consists 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 manyenriching 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 the Fulbright research or teaching assistantship program, as well asthe 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 such areas as publications, industry, law, international banking and teaching.
- Isaac Webb '13
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.
- Ginger Sun '13
German Major Receives 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.
- Lauren Schultz '13
German Student Recipient of the Lena T. Stevens Award
Lauren Schultz '13, a German minor, will be attending Stanford next year to pursue a PhD in geology. Lauren is the recipient of the Lena T. Stevens Award for graduating geology majors to help cover graduate school expenses
- Katie Jarrell '14
German Major to Work With Shepherd Internship Program
Katie Jarrell '14, a German major, is doing an internship with the Shepherd Internship Program working to benefit disadvantaged communities and members of society. Katie will be working at the Delta Area Health Education Center in Helena, Arizona, where she will serve for eight weeks.
- W&L to Host Three Virginia Governor's Language Academies
Following the success of this summer's Virginia Governor's French Academy at Washington and Lee University, Dick Kuettner, coordinator of the program, has announced that W&L has been selected to host three such "full-immersion" language academies in French, German and Spanish simultaneously for the next five years. "We are all very excited at the prospect of [...]
- W&L Students Attend NATO Event by Special Invitation
A group of 14 Washington and Lee students got a Spring Term bonus last week: a special invitation to hear NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Washington.
- Hannah Muther Receives First Annual ODK Founder's Scholarship
Hannah Muther, a senior at Washington and Lee from Rockford, Ill., was awarded the first annual Omicron Delta Kappa Founder's Scholarship.
- W&L Awards Johnson Opportunity Grants to 12 Students
From Ireland to Peru, New York to Israel, the 12 Washington and Lee juniors and seniors who were awarded Johnson Opportunity Grants for the summer of 2010 are traveling not only across the country, but also across the globe to take part in their summer dream projects.
- W&L Senior Joel Poelhuis Wins Place on Critical Language Program
Washington and Lee University senior Kevin (Joel) Poelhuis, from Evansville, Ind., has been awarded a place in the U.S. Department of State Critical Language Program (CLS) to study Russian.