Where Are These Eggs?

Join the ASC German Club for a fun Easter Egg Hunt. When: Thursday, March 24, 4:30pm Where: Plaza in front of Alston Student Center

Women’s Leadership in a German/European Context

How do German companies address questions of gender discrimination? What are the policies and rules related to “equal opportunity” work places? And what’s the state of affairs when it comes to women in leading positions in the public and private sectors? We tried to find answers to these questions during a meeting with the European…

Former Stasi Prison Hohenschönhausen

The leisurely walk through a nice residential area makes it difficult to prepare for our visit to Hohenschönhausen, the former remand prison of the GDR’s secret police–STASI. At the same time it underscores the secretive nature of this project: Over fifty years, this large compound in the Eastern outskirts of Berlin could not be found…

Exploring Berlin

An exploration of the historical district of Berlin was scheduled for our first full day in Germany. We started out at the Hackeschen Höfe, the beautifully restored city block featuring restaurants, small shops, and residential areas. Dating back to the early 20th century, this ensemble was badly damaged in World War II and barely renovated during…

ASC in Germany 2014

On May 11 another group of Scotties will depart for Germany to study aspects of history, culture, and environmental regulation on location. The two-week study trip will be co-lead by Profs. Gundolf Graml (German Studies, also the main author of this blog) and Katherine Smith (Art History). We will spend our first week in Berlin…

ASC in Germany 2014 Announced!

For those students who have been asking if there will be another faculty-led trip to Germany, here’s the news: Yes, there will be. All relevant information can be found in the flyer attached to this post. Tentative dates are May 11 – May 25, 2014, and the focus will be on aspects of leadership in…

Food, Art, and Music Featured at ASC in Germany Presentations

Did you know that US fast food in general contains much more high-fructose corn syrup than similar food in Germany? Have you ever thought about how a dense public transportation infrastructure might contribute to overall better public health conditions? These and other questions were addressed during the presentations given by ASC students who had participated…

ASC in Germany Participants Present Interdisciplinary Projects

In May 2012 a group of ASC students spent two weeks in Germany, exploring the country and also working on a series of interdisciplinary projects. One student, for instance wrote a blog focusing on public health; another student explored art and the commemoration of the Holocaust. Politics and campaign financing were at the heart of…

Apply for the German Chancellor Fellowship Program

The German Chancellor’s Fellowship is one of the most prestigious fellowships Germany has to offer. Here are the basics: develop an original project in any area, find a host institution that’s willing to work with you, and get paid at least Euro 2,300 per month for up to a year, plus expenses. If you are…

The Brandenburg Gate

You haven’t been to Berlin if you haven’t visited the Brandenburg Gate. So we did.

ASC Students Visit German Parliament

Since 1991, the German Parliament, called Bundestag, has been meeting again in the Reichstag. Built by the Kaiser, burnt down by the Nazis, and then lingering in the no-man’s-land along the Berlin Wall for decades, this building synthesizes more than others the many layers of German history.

Bauhaus, Dessau

Remember that chair with its stainless steel frame and leather seat you saw at IKEA recently? It looks so contemporary, yet its design is almost 100 years old and goes back to the Bauhaus school of architecture and design.