News & Announcements Archive


The 2014 Tournées Festival of Contemporary French Cinema

The JHU Tournées Festival, now in its fifth year, will bring seven French-language films to the Homewood Campus February 20 to March 2. This year’s screenings—all free and open to the public—include a physical comedy, thrillers, a behind-the-scenes documentary on a fabled restaurant, and Leos Carax’s indescribable Holy Motors.


Apply Now for the 2014 Max Kade Center Summer Travel Grant

The German Program, with the support of the Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, is pleased to announce 10 travel grants in the amount of $1,200 to support summer study abroad in Germany.


Deborah McGee Mifflin Awarded Technology Fellowship Grant

Deborah McGee Mifflin, director of the German Language Program, was awarded a Technology Fellowship Grant from the Center of Educational Resources for the development of a German online placement exam.


In the Margins

Meet two academic sleuths who are looking in places long ignored to discover new things about old texts.


German Language Program Director Elected to the Executive Council of the AATG

Deborah McGee Mifflin has been elected to the Executive Council of the American Association of Teachers of German. As a member of the Council, Deborah will represent all chapters of the AATG in Delaware, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia.


Stephen Nichols Named AAAS Fellow

French professor Stephen Nichols is among the new members elected to the 2013 class of American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


Max Kade Center Launched

As America’s first research university, Johns Hopkins owes much of its legacy to the German model of higher education. So it seems particularly fitting for the Krieger School to serve as home for the new Max Kade Center for Modern German Thought, which launched late in the spring 2011 semester thanks to a generous grant from the Max Kade Foundation.


Man in the Middle

Atheists and religious fanatics are equally wrong about God, argues professor and philosopher William Egginton. To do right by humankind, he says, just a little belief means a lot.