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"Do Dürer" Exhibition
International House
Albrecht Dürer was a German painter, printmaker, engraver, mathematician, and theorist from Nuremberg who is regarded as the greatest artist of the Northern Renaissance. Still in his twenties when he became famous throughout Europe, his vast body of work includes altarpieces and religious works, numerous portraits and self-portraits, and copper engravings. Tour the "Do Dürer" Exhibition a small group of lithographic state proofs based on Dürer's engravings and woodcuts created by UTK art students at the I-House this week.

Meet Famous Germans!
Various Locations Across Campus: Hodges Library, International House, the University Center, the Pedestrian Mall and the HSS Amphitheater in connection with the Outdoor Games.
Have your Picture taken with Luther, Goethe, Angela Merkel, and many, many others… Make sure to post your pictures on our Facebook page!

WUOT is our special sponsor for the "Metropolis" Photo Opportunity on the UTK campus.

Special German Programming on WUOTMusic Lineup
91.9 FM Radio
WUOT 91.9

Special German Programming on WUTK
90.3 Radio, and three on-site visits
WUTK 90.3

"German House"
International House
The I-House is "German House" during the do Deutsch! German Campus Week.

German Booth
Language Resource Center,
1-17 Alumni Memorial Building

Check out the German Booth in the Language Resource Center.

Hodges Library does Deutsch
Hodges Library
Hodges Library features German(y) and the Starbucks Café in Hodges Library goes German.

ARAMARK does Deutsch
Dining Halls
German Food Items featured in the dining halls all week.
Find a dining hall near you »

Thursday Schedule—do Deutsch! Week

Thursday, October 13

10:30—11:30am "Modern Theater in Germany" Hodges Library, Mary Greer Room (Room 258) Come and join a discussion on Modern Theater in Germany with our featured guest Dr. Frank Raddatz.

Dr. Frank Raddatz is chief editor of the German theatre magazine THEATER DER ZEIT. He worked as a dramaturg at the state theatres of Cologne, Hannover, Stuttgart and Düsseldorf, where he cooperated with Dimiter Gotscheff, Einar Schleef, Theodorus Terzopoulos, Tadashi Suzuki, Valery Fokin and Jannis Kounellis. He published two books together with Heiner Müller and several volumes about modern theatre. In addition, he has written about Bertolt Brecht, the aesthetics of Heiner Müller, the work of Theodoros Terzopoulos, and postdramatic theatre. He teaches philosophy and modern theatre theory at universities in Regensburg and Greifswald (Germany). Dr. Raddatz has recently directed productions in Germany, Greece and Lebanon.

Light refreshments will be available.
12:00—2:00pm Outdoor Games
RAIN VENUE: Hodges Library, 2nd Floor
(Across from the Commons)
Come. Participate. Win!
Also: Great Photo Op! Make sure to meet Goethe, Luther and other famous Germans!
12:00—2:00pm Print-Shop "gUTenberg" RAIN VENUE: Hodges Library, 2nd Floor
(Across from the Commons)
Add a unique print to your "do Deutsch" T-Shirts. Join printmaking students who will screen-print a portrait of Johannes Gutenberg on the back of "do Deutsch" T-shirts for free (gUTenberg).

Student Printers: Jason Ammons, Katie Woodby, Jillian Creswell
3:30—5:00pm "Immigration, Integration, and the New Germany" International House, Great Room Speaker: Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, Deputy Director of the German Information Center, German Embassy in Washington

Immigrants have contributed to German society and culture for centuries.

From French Huguenots in the 17th century, Poles and Italians in the 19th, and the millions of immigrants from all over the world in the 20th century, Germany has a long history of immigration. Today, about 20 percent of the people living in Germany are either immigrants themselves or were born in Germany to a mother or father who immigrated there.

As German society is becoming increasingly diverse, how does Germany value the cultural and economic contributions of immigrants?
6:30—8:00pm Global Hour: "Germany's Role within the European Union" International House,Study Room

Back-up in case the group is too big for the Study Room: International House, Great Room
In honor of "do Deutsch!" German Campus Week UTK, this week's Global Hour will focus on "Germany's Role within the European Union," and Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, Deputy Director of the German Information Center at the German Embassy in Washington will join the discussion group as our special guest.

Global Hour is a weekly program of informal discussion covering a wide range of topics. It is committed to facilitating the exchange of views and perspectives within a relaxed setting while engaging important issues that highlight global and human conditions.

Speaker: Dr. Hans-Ulrich von Schroeter, Deputy Director of the German Information Center, German Embassy in Washington

Event Coordinator: Dave Lawson, Center for International Education

German coffee and light refreshments will be available. This event is free and open to the public.

8:00—9:45pm Outdoor Movie Theatre & Popcorn
Film Poster
RAIN VENUE: Hodges Library Auditorium Knockin' on Heaven's Door
Directed by Thomas Jahn,1997
Rated R. (81 min.)
German with English subtitles.

Martin and Rudi, both suffering from terminal cancer, decide to take one last trip to the seashore. Drunk and still in pajamas, they steal a '60s Mercedes convertible. But the car happens to belong to a bunch of gangsters.

Make sure to listen to songs for the sound-track of "Knockin' on Heaven's Door" on WUTK 90.3


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