New Exchange Program with American University in Cairo!

The American University in Cairo and the College of Charleston have recently partnered on a new academic cooperation and student exchange program for both undergraduate and graduate students for a period of five years.

Students from AUC and CofC will receive a scholarship to spend a semester or year abroad at the other institution, providing students with a unique international experience and strengthening East-West cultural ties.

AUC Trustee Jonathan Wolf (YAB ’75), founder and president of Wendover Housing Partners, LLC who was a study-abroad student at AUC, and his wife Nancy were instrumental in making this program a reality. They will provide funds for AUC students to spend a semester or year abroad at CofC, while Hilton and Catherine Smith, who serve on the College of Charleston’s School of Languages, Cultures and World Affairs advisory board, will fund CofC students to study at AUC.

CofC Launches Exchange Program with American University in Cairo

Also check out the article by The American University in Cairo on the signing!

 

 

 

 

Faculty in the News!

By Grace Beahm Alford Gbeahm at the Post and Courier

LCWA’s own Professors Garrett Davison and Piotr Gibas were in the Post and Courier discussing their course “Food, Travel and Faith in Asia.” Check out the full article here!

https://www.postandcourier.com/food/college-of-charleston-students-hot-on-trail-of-medieval-muslim/article_6776ec06-d334-11e9-81f1-afc75fb1a449.htm

 

 

Global Ambassadors Program

Global Ambassadors is an academic enhancement program offering mentoring, extracurricular and international experiential learning designed for students interested in careers in international service organizations, including the Foreign Service. This program will create meaningful interaction between the students and distinguished professionals in such organizations who are working on global questions and challenges.

The program will be directed by Ambassador Jim Melville, the Associate Dean of International and Community Outreach for LCWA.  He will meet regularly with the students and create appropriate learning opportunities, such as presenting materials appropriate for an introduction to the career interest, setting up and participating in advising and discussion sessions, arranging interactions with other eminent professionals, and assisting the student-ambassadors in executing projects on a global challenge.

 

For details, see the attached announcement and visit the website: http://lcwa.cofc.edu/global-ambassadors-program/index.php 

Applications are due April 3.

German & Slavic Studies Becomes German & Russian Studies on 7/1

On July 1, 2015, the Department of German and Slavic Studies will have a new name: German and Russian Studies.  “This name change highlights our emphasis on Russian literature, film, and culture and on Russian as a critical language. With our new hire, Dr. Irina Erman, joining us as a tenure track assistant professor of Russian this fall, we are poised to build on the stellar work of our retiring colleague Professor Raisa Gomer and continue to offer our students an excellent Russian Studies program,” observes Dr. Morgan Koerner, Department Chair-Elect.

“The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust” March 12th, 6pm, Addlestone 227

“The Not-Word: German-Jewish Poetry after the Holocaust”

March 12th, 6pm, Addlestone 227

What does it mean to write in German as a Jewish author after the Holocaust? Can poetry recover, reclaim, and renew language after unspeakable trauma? How do we translate poetry written on the edge of silence? Johannes Wich-Schwarz (Maryville University) will explore these questions in a presentation on German-Jewish poetry written after 1945. The presentation offers an introduction to poets who reconfigured the aesthetic landscape of post-war Germany and demonstrated the importance of poetry after Auschwitz, including internationally renowned authors Paul Celan and Nelly Sachs as well as the influential German language poets Rose Ausländer, Hilde Domin, and Erich Fried. Professor Wich-Schwarz is the author of Transformation of Language and Religion in Rainer Maria Rilke and is currently completing a volume of English translations of German-Jewish poetry.