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German language and literature educator

Tiiu Virkhaus Laane, German language and literature educator. Mount Holyoke scholar, 1960, Sarah Williston scholar, 1961-1963, Fulbright scholar, 1963-1964; Woodrow Wilson fellow Harvard University, 1964-1965; recipient Distinguished Teaching award Texas Agricultural and Mechanical Association Former Students, 1991.

Background

Laane, Tiiu Virkhaus was born on September 14, 1940 in Tartu, Estonia. Came to the United States, 1949. Daughter of Leonhard and Ida Adele (Uulits) Virkhaus.

Education

Bachelor, Mount Holyoke College, 1963. Master of Arts, Harvard University, 1965. Doctor of Philosophy, Harvard University, 1979.

Career

Fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965-1966;teaching fellow, Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 1965-1968;assistant professor German, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1986-1992;associate professor, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1992;visiting assistant professor German, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1983-1986;director German study abroad program, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, 1986;affiliate women's study program, Texas Agricultural and Mechanical U., College Station, since 1991. Lecturer in field.

Works

  • Other Work

    • Author: Imagery in Conrad Ferdinand Meyer's Prose Works: Form, Motifs, and Functions, 1983. Contributor articles to professional journals.

Membership

Board directors OPAS Mediterranean Shipping Company Opera and Performing Arts Society, 1989-1992. Member Modern Language Association, American Association German Teachers, Texas Association German Students (convention director 1992), South Center Modern Language Association (grantee 1991), Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, Women in German, Fulbright Alumni Association, Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Beta Delta.

Interests

  • Other Interests

    Avocations: music, gardening, reading.

Connections

Married Jaan Laane, September 3, 1966. Children: Christina, Lisa.

father:
Leonhard Virkhaus

mother:
Ida Adele (Uulits) Virkhaus

spouse:
Jaan Laane

children:
Christina Laane

Lisa Laane