Faculty and staff in the Center for German and European Studies acknowledge the loss of their supporter Mr. Sol Bloomenkranz

MIDDLETON, WI – Sol Bloomenkranz, age 93, passed away unexpectedly at home on July 7, 2017. He was born in Chicago, IL to Max and Frieda Bloomenkranz on December 4, 1923. As a teenager, Sol traveled to Poland to visit his relatives which inspired him to study and work internationally. During World War II Sol interrupted his studies at Northwestern University to enlist and serve in the US Army. After the War he completed his studies and moved to Zurich, Switzerland to attend graduate school.

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Ive Hermans: Building bridges between disciplines, professions and continents

Between growing up in Belgium, a trilingual country with multiple ethnic communities, receiving dual training in chemistry and chemical engineering, and holding faculty positions in both Europe and the United States, Ive Hermans is used to straddling two (or more) worlds. That helps him relate to the distinct mindsets of students who major in either of his own two disciplines.

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One Health idea gives Young African fellows new ways to promote health

The idea of One Health – that the health of humans, animals and ecosystems are interconnected—presented new ways to address health challenges for the Mandela Washington Fellows visiting the University of Wisconsin-Madison this summer.

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Undergraduate Russian Flagship students present research at UCLA conference

Congratulations to Russian Flagship students Alex Steiner and Kendall Werneiwski, who participated in the UCLA Undergraduate Conference on Slavic and East/Central European Studies in Los Angeles on April 29, 2017. Steiner and Werneiwski were nominated by the Russian Flagship Program to participate in the annual conference, where students have the opportunity to integrate their language skills with focused investigations into the histories, politics, literatures, and cultures of the regions where those languages are spoken.

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