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Alumni News

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June 19, 2021
The Global Swede award is awarded to active, committed and enthusiastic students who are excellent in areas closely related to innovation, creativity and entrepreneurship and shown that they are great representatives of their own country as well as Sweden. Department alum Megan Penhoet was honored as Malmö University's representative for the Global Swede Award of 2021. Megan is the Founder/Director of Nordic Scholars Leadership Institute. Learn more about the Global Swede award... Read more
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June 18, 2021
Congratulations to Scandinavian Studies Department Alumna Taylor Halverson who was awarded one of this year's Jody Deering Nyquist Awards for Excellence In Undergraduate Research in recognition of her excellent academic work on her 2021 senior essay, entitled Happy Endings for Whom? A Narrative Analysis of Bisexual Erasure within Lesbian Romantic Comedies. 
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April 21, 2021
This week at the UW, attend a talk on Gender in the E.U, visit the Henry Art Gallery, and more. Featured on UW News 
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February 16, 2021
It’s Tove fever this winter!  Have you noticed the rave reviews in the press?   The Copenhagen Trilogy (Farrar, Straus & Giroux), the collected memoirs of Danish writer Tove Ditlevsen (1917 – 76) are translated by Tiina Nunnally, affiliate faculty member in Scandinavian Studies, and Michael Favala Goldman. The memoirs, originally published in Danish in the late 1960s and early 70s, as Barndom, Ungdom and Gift are... Read more
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December 14, 2020
See public a public art exhibition on the side of city buses, watch a talk about "Public Opnion and Polls in the 2020 Presidental Election, revisit Marc Seales Group's performance at Town Hall, and more! Featured on UW News 
Andy Meyer
November 21, 2020
There’s a Norwegian term for deliberately embracing time spent outside, for both the mental and physical benefits. It’s frifluftsliv, something Alaskans will find familiar, in spirit if not in name. And some say it’s a way to cope with the many limitations on life during a pandemic. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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October 23, 2020
As we approach the first COVID-19 winter in Seattle, a city with deep Scandinavian roots, a Scandinavian concept known as friluftsliv may also be a helpful model for continuing to spend time outdoors during the coldest, darkest time of the year. Andy Meyer, assistant teaching professor of Scandinavian studies at the UW, is quoted.... Read more
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August 10, 2020
Stay engaged amidst social distancing guidelines with a virtual Henry Art Gallery event, visit the Seattle Deconstructed Art Fair, and more from your home. Featured on UW News 
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February 6, 2020
This week at UW, see art ranging in topics from Valentine's Day to jazz, both on and off-campus. Featured on UW News 
Andy, Ella, and Willa Nestingen
December 13, 2019
Taking a look back at 2019, it has been full of achievement and excitement. We are delighted to welcome new faculty members this fall -- Lecturer in Lithuanian Eglė Vaisėtaitė and Instructor in Norwegian Dr. Andy Meyer. Our language classes increased in enrollment this fall, reversing a downward trend. And our projects are enjoying increasing popularity and recognition with awards. Eglė comes to us from Vilnius University, where her work has focused on Lithuanian as a... Read more