Despite the cold weather, Minnesota gave its visitors a warm welcome for the Super Bowl. Lena Norrman, a senior lecturer in the Department of German, Scandinavian and Dutch, explains why she believes 'Minnesota nice' originated from Scandinavian immigrants.
Senior Kat Hurlbutt reflects on her experiences as a transfer student immersed in the German program. She appreciates GSD’s emphasis on developing cross-cultural understanding alongside language skills, and plans to move to Germany after she graduates.
This academic year marks the end of a 39-year career at the University of Minnesota for Professor Poul Houe. In his last semester of teaching, Professor Houe discusses his early days in academia and the importance of taking ownership of one’s authenticity.
The newest addition to the University of Minnesota Department of German Scandinavian and Dutch, Prof. Benjamin Bigelow, shares his insights on the influence of Scandinavian visual arts as well as the connections between Minnesota and Scandinavian culture.
The College of Liberal Arts has received a $5 million gift from the estate of Hella Lindemeyer Mears. It will provide research, educational, and outreach opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students and support faculty research in the Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch and the Center for German & European Studies.
December 6, 2017 marked the hundredth anniversary of Finland becoming an independent nation-state, and UMN’s Department of German, Scandinavian & Dutch played a special role in commemorating that milestone and honoring Minnesota’s Finnish connections.
Ryan Dolan, a student at New Prague high school (one of our College in the Schools (CiS) partners), is one of two students from the United States chosen to participate in the Goethe Institut's International German Olympiad (IDO – Internationale Deutscholympiade) in Freiburg in summer 2018.