Dear Alumni and Friends,
Welcome, or welcome back, to the UCLA Department of Germanic Languages! Although recent faculty departures make this a time of transition for the department, we remain active in all the areas to which we have always been committed to undergraduate and graduate education, to all the Germanic languages and linguistics, to literature and cultural studies, and to interdisciplinary humanistic inquiry. Helping us remain vigorous during this transitional period, two visiting faculty have brought new ideas and energy to our program this year and will continue to do so next.
As well as your involvement, we need your support. We are fiercely committed to public education despite the fact that state funding for UCLA continues to decline. Your donation will help the department remain vital intellectual environment and will help our students, both undergraduates and graduate students, reach their educational goals.
I thank you for your continued commitment to Germanic Languages at UCLA and look forward to hearing from you or seeing you at a future event.
John McCumberJohn McCumber
Professor of German
Chair, Department of Germanic Languages