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Fall 2016 - Spring 2017 Awards


Goethe Essay Prizes

Freshmen and Sophomore Category for the best essays on any topic connected with German literature or culture.

1st Prize - $250.00
Allyson Evans, Sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences
”Irrationality and Redemption in The Burrow”

2nd Prize - $200.00
Juliane Scholtz, Sophomore in the College of Arts & Sciences
”Das Selbst: Nur ein Produkt des Staates? Eine Krise der Identität in Peter Schneiders Roman Der Mauerspringer”

Junior and Senior Category for the best essay on any topic connected with German literature or culture.

1st Prize - $200.00
Noa Wesley, Senior in the College of Agriculture & Life Sciences
”You Only Need to Change Your Direction: Kafka and Inertia”
 

Simmons Award

Simmons Award in German is given to the student who has done the "best work in German" in the College of Arts & Sciences.  This year's recipient was Joshua Sadinsky.


Book Prizes

Given to outstanding students nominated by their German instructors.  Books are donated to the Department of German Studies by the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of Germany.

FALL 2016

  • 1210 Exploring German Contexts I 
    Yuqing (Eva) Cao, Charlene Hsu, Leo Levy, Katherine Ring, Larry Runnels
  • 1220 Exploring German Contexts II 
    Sarah Betts, Yishen (Camille) Xu
  • 1230 Expanding The German Dossier 
    Helen Butler, Charles Morgan, Tommi Schieder
  • 2000 Germany: Intercultural Contexts 
    Niarra Borden, Lewis Haber, Miles Wittenberg
  • 2040 Perspectives on German Culture 
    Ivy Deng, Michael Stolkarts
  • 3070 Challenge of Literary Language
    Marta Faulkner
  • 3235 Cult of the Silent Woman: Male Fantasies in 18th Century German Thought
    Emma Stillings
  • 4100 Senior Seminar
    Felice Liang

SPRING 2017

  • 1210 Exploring German Contexts I 
    Yu Feng, Joo Hyun Lee, Kaylin Punotai
  • 1220 Exploring German Contexts II 
    Jacquelyn Fishback, Carson Gresens, Aaron Jay, Jonathan Ni , Colton Poore
  • 1230 Expanding The German Dossier 
    Joanna Hua
  • 2000 Germany: Intercultural Contexts 
    Caroline Chang, Sanskriti Joshi, Tommi Schieder
  • 2040 Perspectives on German Culture
    Gefei Xu
  • 2060 German Business Culture 
    John Yoon
  • 3080 German Life Style Going Digital 
    Elizabeth Schmucker, Yujia Zhang
  • 3260 Oddballs, Outcasts and Rebels
    Xinyi (Lena) Li

     

Language Certificate in German Language Study

For having achieved an advanced level of language competence through course work at the 3000 level corresponding to the criteria set by The Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (level B2+)

2015-2016

  • Constanza Andrea Arevalo
  • R. Delphi Cleaveland
  • Leighton Fernando Cook
  • Melanie Kauffeld
  • Edward Francis Klimowicz
  • Anjum Malik
  • Melissa Lucia Sermiento
  • Caitlin Johanna Wischermann


2016-2017

  • Xinyi (Lena) Li
  • Joshua Sadinsky
  • Juliane Scholtz
  • Lauren Elizabeth Stechschulte
  • Emma Stillings
  • Eric Zimmermann

     


Kudos to...

Anna Horakova, Ph.D. ’16, has been appointed College Fellow in the Department of Germanic Languages and Literatures at Harvard University effective fall 2016.

Johannes Wankhammer, Ph.D. ’16, has been appointed Assistant Professor of German at Princeton University.

Leigh York, a doctoral student in German Studies, was awarded a fellowship from the Berlin Program for Advanced German and European Studies to conduct research in Berlon during academic year 2016-17.

Jette Gindner, a doctoral student in German Studies, is the recipient of Cornell's Humboldt exchange fellowship for academic year 2016-17.

Matteo Calla, a doctoral student in German Studies, was awarded the Buttrick-Crippen fellowship from Cornell’s Knight Institute for fall 2016.

Katrina Nousek, Ph.D. 2015, has been appointed the Hurvis NEH Fellow in German and Global Studies (two-year postdoctoral position) at Lawrence University.

Alexander Phillips, Ph.D. 2015, has been appointed Assistant Collegiate Professor in the University College Europe program at the University of Maryland effective January 2015.

Paul Buchholz, Ph.D. 2010, will join the Department of German at the University of California Berkeley as an assistant professor (tenure-track) effective Fall 2015.

Nathan Taylor, a doctoral student in German Studies, was awarded a Mellon International Dissertation Research Fellowship to complete dissertation research in Frankfurt a.M. during fall 2015.

Christine Schott, a doctoral student in German Studies, was awarded a DAAD fellowship to conduct research in Hamburg during academic year 2015-16.

Stephen Klemm, a doctoral student in German Studies, is the recipient of Cornell's Humboldt exchange fellowship for academic year 2015-16.

Matt Stoltz and Leigh York, doctoral students in German Studies, were awarded Cornell's Cologne exchange fellowship for academic year 2015-16.

Anna Horakova is the recipient of a Detjen/Geercken Dissertation Grant to conduct research at the Deutsches Literaturarchiv Marbach during summer 2015.

Gunhild Lischke, Language Program Director, is the recipient of a 2014 AATG/Goethe-Institut Certificate of Merit for outstanding achievement in furthering the teaching of German.

Carl Gelderloos, Ph.D. 2014 in German Studies, has been appointed Assistant Professor of German at Binghamton University, State University of New York, in the Department of German and Russian Studies. Carl was the recipient of the 2013 GSA prize for best graduate student essay in German Studies.

Ari Linden, Ph.D. 2013 in German Studies, has been appointed Assistant Professor of German at the University of Kansas effective Fall 2014.