Department of German and Russian
"Sprichwoerter sind Goldes wert." Paroemiologische Studien zu Kultur, Literatur und Medien is the latest student book publication in the "Supplement Series to Proverbium". This book arose from the Spring 2007 German 282: Proverbs Seminar class of Prof. Wolfgang Mieder, and includes the perfected seminar papers of the students in the class. For more information:
Publication possibilities: Students have written poetry, articles and book reviews for Translit, Proverbium: Yearbook of International Proverb Scholarship, the Bulletin of the Miller Center for Holocaust Studies, and the UVM History Review. These publication of student papers in professional journals have arisen from the students' excellent scholarly work in various departmental courses. Graduate students (in our German M.A. program) have published book versions of M.A. theses and graduate seminar papers through the "Supplement Series to Proverbium" edited by Prof. Wolfgang Mieder. Two previous German courses have resulted in book publications through this series. See the box at the right to learn about the 2007 book publication.
Research projects with faculty members: Our work-study students have opportunities to work on faculty research projects with their professors. They help create indexes, research matters on databases, learn how to edit manuscripts, do Russian newspaper research, etc. For students who are not on the work-study program, the department also has some funds to pay advanced students so they can get involved in a research project with a professor. We have also provided transportation funds for some students to deliver papers at professional meetings, giving them an unique scholarly experience.
In addition, some student research funding is available through the APLE [Academic Programs for Learning and Engagement] program in the College of Arts and Sciences. Information on the APLE program and how to apply for funding can be found at the College of Arts and Sciences website.
Last modified March 15 2011 01:46 PM