Summer Newsletter 2012: German and Russian Studies

The Bode Museum on Berlin’s Museum Island. Photograph by Thomas Wolf (

While changes in the Department of German and Russian Studies are not as drastic this year as last (a new academic building), there are many new developments in the department.

These include new faculty (Jakub Kazecki), new teaching assistants (Ainara Tiefenthäler from Germany and Elena Proskuriakova from Russia), new courses (Split Screen: Reconstructing National Identities in West and East Germany), and new china for our departmental teas (including a tea set from the GDR and cups from the American occupation zone).

We look forward to welcoming you back to the second floor of Roger Williams shortly. Looking ahead to fall 2013, Dennis Browne and Karen Palin (Biology) will be leading an Fall Semester Abroad program in Russia. The program will be based in St. Petersburg with trips to Moscow and the Crimea.

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