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Steffi Graf is a Seahwaks Fan

From Stefanie Graf's Facebook page on February 1st, 2015. Good to know Steffi and Andre are Seahawks fans!

Triosence | January 28, 2015 | Lucid

Not to be missed!

Triosence is a groundbreaking jazz trio all the way from Germany that has been called "the new leading standard" of jazz music. Formed in 1999, Triosence has won almost every jazz competition there is to win in Germany. You never know which of the group's three instruments — piano, bass, or drums — will take the lead. The result is a much wider spectrum of sound than trios traditionally have.

Triosence is accompanied by Camila Recchio, a homegrown Seattle soul artist who trained as a gospel singer. She's collaborated with artists such as Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Ray Dalton, Warsky, and others.

Date | Wednesday, January 28, 2015
Time | 7:00pm
Location | Lucid, 5241 University Way NE
Tickets | $21, More info & Buy Tickets

UW Germanics Presents "Green Germany, Green Europe" Film Series

The UW Department of Germanics presents their Winter quarter 2015 film series titled "Green German, Green Europe". The series features eight films in German with English Subtitles.

All films shown Thursdays at 6:30pm in Gould 322
  • January 15, 2915 - Der Agrar Rebell: Permakultur in den Salzburger Alpen (2001). Sepp Holzer...farmer, author, and an international consultant for natural agriculture. He took over his parents' mountain farm business in 1962 and pioneered the use of ecological farming, or permaculture, techniques at high altitudes (1100 to 1500 meters above sea level). Film website.
  • Januray 22, 2015 - Staub (2007). A look at the pervasive power of dust from its tiny particles settling in unseen places to its ability to cause illnesses and create the cosmos. Film website. IMDB
  • January 29, 2015 - Taste the Waste (2010). Why do we throw away so much food? And how can we stop this kind of waste? Amazing but true: On the way from the farm to the dining-room table, more than half the food lands on the dump. Most of it before it ever reaches consumers. Film website. IMDB
  • February 5, 2015 - Plastic Planet (2009). Werner Boote presents an up-close and personal view of the controversial and fascinating material that has found its way into every facet of our daily lives: plastic. Film website. IMDB
  • February 12, 2015 - We Feed the World (2005). A look at how the world's food is produced and how mass production changes the environment and the lives of people. Film WebsiteIMDB
  • February 19, 2015 - Solartaxi: Um die Welt mit der Sonne (2010). Swiss school teacher Louis Palmer, together with a young crew of highly motivated volunteers, drives the so-called Solartaxi around the whole globe. Film Website. IMDB
  • Food Design (2009). A look inside the secret chambers where designers and scientists are defining your favorite mouthful of tomorrow. Film website.
  • More Than Honey (2012). An in-depth look at honeybee colonies in California, Switzerland, China and Australia. Film website. IMDB

Celebrate Silvester!

It may be New Year's in the States but in Germany and many other countries in Europe it is 'Silvester', the day of the Feast of Pope Sylvester I, a saint who served as Pope of the Catholic Church from 314 to 335. Known as 'Silvesterabend' throughout much of German-speaking Europe, Silvester brings fireworks, balls, galas, and many parties in countries including Austria, Croatia, Czech Republic, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Israel, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland, Slovenia, Israel, and more.

>> Read more on Silvester on Wikipedia and
>> Read more on New Year's Eve (including Silvester) on Wikipedia.
>> Read more on the German Missions Website.

Here are some Silvester celebrations we've found around the US:
And here are a few photos from Germany:

Silvester in Berlin

Silvester in Cologne

Silvester in Munich & Bavaria

The White Rose Exhibit | Univeristy of Oregon | Jan 5 - Mar 20

Die Weiße Rose
The White Rose

An exhibit chronicling The White Rose resistance group in Nazi Germany.

January 5, 2015 – March 20, 2015
University of Oregon
Global Scholars Hall (Eugene campus), 1st floor and mezzanine

Formed by University of Munich students and their professor, The White Rose was a small, non-violent Nazi resistance group in Germany who spoke out against Nazi policies. Between June 1942 and February 1943, the members created and distributed leaflets that called for the active opposition of the German people to Adolf Hitler's regime. Seven members were executed in February 1943 and many others were imprisoned. The group's sixth leaflet, their last, known as the “Manifesto of the Students of Munich,” was later airdropped over Germany in June 1943 by Allied planes.

Concurrent Exhibit: Resistance on the UO campus. Knight Library, Special Collections & University Archives

>> More information and details on the exhibit