Professor Emeritus of German Studies Peter Pabisch is a regular feature writer for a U.S. publication "German Life," a bi-monthly magazine on German culture, past and present, and in the various ways that North America has been shaped by its German element. The magazine reports on cultural, historical, social and political events.

Among the stories Pabisch has produced, in both German and English, is "Jacob Grimm and the History of German," "Schloss Dyck and the Magic of Its Park," about the castle and grounds where UNM now has ties and programming thanks to a relationship between Pabisch and Dieter Patt, then-governor of the German state of Kreis Neuss; and "A Profession in a Trade Brings Wealth –also in America," which features Albuquerque's Alpine Sausage Kitchen, owned and operated by Bill and Vera Scherer. In the article Pabisch addresses the importance of education in the trades and the German tradition of apprenticeship.

He continues too with his more scholarly writing, particularly about German dialects. He also lectures frequently at various institutions in the German speaking world.

Media contact: Carolyn Gonzales, 277-5920; e-mail: cgonzal@unm.edu