Consider a gift to the languages this Give Day: April 22-23, 2022
Greg Redmond, German Graduate Program Alum, and his wife, Carrie Cornwell, have issued a Give Day challenge:
"Taking a two-year break from practicing primary care medicine at UCDHs for 27 years, to complete a master's degree in German at UCD, saved my quality of life.
Delving into German literature, history, culture and language--in German--made me wrestle with the important issues all of us face. My professors in the German Department challenged me to look inside myself, and out at the world in which I live, as a privileged, straight, middle-aged, Irish-American man living in Land Park.
One author in particular, Heinrich von Kleist--now my favorite writer of the German language--grabbed me and shook me every time I read one of the works assigned in the graduate seminar Professor Elisabeth Krimmer taught. I persist in reading and re-reading his works.
Indeed, all of the faculty members of the German and Russian Department at UCD influenced my life positively, and some of them remain friends, even now.
Moreover, I just plain love studying foreign languages, and German is my favorite foreign language. I'm having so much fun.
As a result of my completing the program, I believe I am a kinder, more generous and thoughtful man to my wife, my son, my other family members, my friends and my community. I hope I am a better physician and citizen.
Please join my wife, Carrie Cornwell, and me in financially supporting the languages at UCD."
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