47 undergraduates have graduated this spring, brining the total number of graduates from GSLL to 56 if one includes August 2015, December 2015, and May 2016. Of those 56, 14 graduated with Distinction; another 14 graduated with Highest Distinction; and nine graduated with honors or highest honors awarded from writing an honors thesis in one of their majors.
Launched in Fall 2013, the Global Partnership Awards help University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill faculty, staff and students sustain and develop partnerships with international institutions, with preference given to proposals that include designated UNC strategic or emerging partners. Two professors of GSLL–Dr. Richard Langston and Dr. Gabriel Trop–were chosen as recipients of this award. – See more at: http://global.unc.edu/news/unc-global-announces-2015-16-global-partnership-award-recipients/#sthash.gBpo7UqX.dpuf
Siegfried Mews is an Emeritus professor of German at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill who retired in 2007. Each year since his retirement, an award has been given in his honor. Based on the nominations of undergraduate students, it recognizes one of our graduate students for his or her excellence in the teaching of German. In May 2016, the 9th Siegfried Mews award was presented to Rory Earl Bradley.
Each spring, the Carolina – Duke Graduate Program in German studies presents an award in recognition of outstanding scholarly achievement. The Ria Stambaugh – Frank Borchardt Essay Award, presented for best writing proficiency review essays, is given in honor of two revered professors, Ria Stambaugh at UNC, and Frank Borchardt at Duke, who were highly esteemed by their colleagues and students. In May 2016, this prize was awarded to Jeffery Alden Hertel for his essay submitted during the 2015-2016 academic year.
The following graduating Seniors in Germanic and Slavic Languages and Literatures were chosen by our Faculty to receive Chancellor’s Awards on Wednesday, April 20, 2016.
The Paul Debreczeny Prize in Slavic Languages and Literatures:
Andrew J Thompson
The Ria Stambaugh Undergraduate Award for Excellence in German:
Amelia English Wallace
Stanislav Shvabrin’s translation of Brian Boyd’s Nabokov’s Pale Fire: The Magic of Artistic Discovery (Princeton University Press, 1999) was published by the Ivan Limbakh Publishing House of St. Petersburg, Russia, in November 2015. Follow this link to read Shvabrin’s interview with Boyd on Northern Ireland, New Zealand, Vladimir Nabokov, James Joyce, Charles Darwin, Carl Popper, the school of evolutionary literary studies, and stylish academic writing (in Russian).