Edzordzi Agbozo (RTC PhD candidate), co-authored a paper titled “Teacher Trainee Sociolinguistic Backgrounds and Attitudes to Language-in-education Policy in Ghana: A Preliminary Survey,” which appeared in Current Issues In Language Planning.
Modern Languages held their annual Spring Celebration on April 3rd. The French-Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, performed and helped teach songs in French, German and Spanish. There was also a guest performer, Sue Ellen Kingsley and Friends. Food and refreshments were served.
Dr. Thomas Werner, Associate Professor, Biological Sciences, presented his story to about growing up in East Germany and living a political double life in a socialist country at an event hosted by Modern Languages on April 10th. Werner talked about what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence overnight.
After the Berlin wall fell, Thomas studied Biology in Jena, Germany, and then moved to Umeå, Sweden, where he did his PhD in cell and molecular biology. He moved to Madison, Wisconsin as a postdoctoral fellow studying the evolution and development of color patterns in fruit flies. Thomas is now a tenured Associate Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at Michigan Tech. He lives in Houghton with his wife Megan, daughter Natalia, and sons Oliver and Oscar
This spring, the movies are in French, German and Spanish. Join us for what promises to be a stimulating event and make sure to keep an eye out for future dates.
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The French-Canadian group, Maple Sugar Folk, will perform and help teach songs in French, German and Spanish on Wed, April 3rd. There will also be guest performers.
There may be some games played if time allows. Refreshments will be served.
View our event in the Michigan Tech events calendar for more details.
Dr. Thomas Werner, associate professor, biological sciences, will be presenting his story about growing up in East Germany and living a political double life in a socialist country. You will learn what it was like for him to have a personal spy who tried to send his parents to prison, and how his home country dropped out of existence overnight.
As part of World War I & The Copper Country, a full-scale reconstruction of a section of WWI firing trench on the front line can be viewed through our webcam! This webcam will be available until November 11.
An immersive outdoor trench exhibit invites the public to imagine how soldiers experienced life in the trenches, including “going over the top.” This project is headed by Drs. Stanley Vitton and Kris Mattila (Civil and Environmental Engineering), and it involves student and faculty participants from across campus. The exhibit showcases an actual winding trench dug several feet into the ground and spanning several yards on the campus green. The exhibit is multifaceted featuring an acoustical installation simulating the sounds of battle designed by Christopher Plummer and Sound Design students (Visual & Performing Arts); looped recordings of memorial poetry and selections from soldier memoirs; and informative signage conveying historical facts about trench structure and trench warfare. Prospective plans include a commemorative ceremony to fill in the trench on November 11, 2018 with the participation of local VFW and American Legion groups, ROTC, and JROTC.
Image: Figure 20, Lubin 2015. American Soldiers in trenches, France (near Verdun). 1918 Library of Congress
As usual, snacks and light refreshments will be served. Any level of French is welcome. Don’t forget to share it with your friends. Hope to see you there.
Finishing Fellowships provide support to PhD candidates who are close to completing their degrees. These fellowships are available through the generosity of alumni and friends of the University. They are intended to recognize outstanding PhD candidates who are in need of financial support to finish their degrees and are also contributing to the attainment of goals outlined in The Michigan Tech Plan.
Featuring Maple Sugar Folk and guest performers Andy Fiss and Abraham Romney.
Refreshments will be served. For more information please contact Karin Schlenker, German Lecturer, firstname.lastname@example.org.