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Lotze Memorial Essay Competition

Posted on March 16, 2021 | Filed under Events

The Department of World Languages and Cultures is currently seeking essays for the Dieter P. Lotze Memorial Essay Competition. A prize will be awarded to the most accomplished essay exploring some aspect(s) of the relationship between the study of the natural sciences and that of other languages and cultures. The essay must be written in English, 2,000 to 2,500 words in length, and may relate to a double major Senior Project in the natural sciences and a foreign language, or to other work that explores the communication between disciplines. The Dieter P. Lotze Memorial Essay Competition Fund was established by the late Barbara Lotze, professor emerita of physics, in remembrance of her late husband, Dieter P. Lotze. Professor of Modern Languages Dieter Lotze taught German language and literature at Allegheny for more than 26 years. This prize is intended to recognize not only his achievements as teacher and scholar, but also his collaboration with Barbara Lotze in an attempt to enhance communication between their different academic disciplines. Please submit your essay to Professor Briana Lewis, chair of the Department of World Languages and Cultures,, by Friday, April 16, 2021.