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April 22, 2011

Madeline Estes to participate in the 2011-2012 Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals

Madeline Estes has been selected to participate in the Congress-Bundestag Youth Exchange for Young Professionals (CBYX), a year-long, federally-funded fellowship for study and work in Germany. Ms. Estes was selected as one of 75 participants (from more than 500 applicants) for this unique fellowship program. Since 1984, over 1,500 Americans have been awarded this opportunity to gain cultural, theoretical, and practical work experience in Germany, and Ms. Estes will be participating in the 28th year of the CBYX program (2011-2012).

While in Germany on CBYX, Ms. Estes will attend a two-month intensive German language course, study at a German university or professional school for four months, and complete a five-month internship with a German company in her career field. Participants are placed throughout Germany, and have the opportunity to learn about everyday German life from a variety of perspectives.

Information on the CBXY program can be found here: http://www.cbyx.info/.

April 8, 2011

Nora Pittis awarded Center for Austrian Studies Summer Research Fellowship

Nora Pittis, who is finishing her first year of the M.A. in the German track, has been awarded a Center for Austrian Studies Summer 2011 Research Fellowship for $4,000. She will be working in the Fortunoff Video Archive for Holocaust Testimonies at Yale on a project about mixed-marriages between Jews and non-Jews in Austria and Czechoslovakia under German occupation.