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Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Canceled For June 3

Dear Students:

Crister S. Garrett will not be able to hold office hours on Tuesday, June 3. Office hours will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, June 10.


ASL Assistant Lecturer Anne Grob Presents at American Indian Workshop

ASL assistant lecturer and PhD student Anne Grob recently presented her work at the American Indian Workshop in Leiden, the Netherlands.


Students Learned the Dos and Don'ts of Internships in the US

On Monday, May 26, students from Leipzig University and Leipzig University of Applied Science gathered for the American Space Professional Internship Workshop to learn more about the application process for internships in the United States.

ASL Assistant Lecturer Bethany Lerch and American Space Internship Coordinator Ewa Adamkiewicz explained the differences between German and American résumés, CVs, and cover letters.

The workshop also focussed on interviews and how applicants could prepare best for an interview in English.


Dr. Maciej Turek Talks on Freedom of Speech and Campaign Finance

On Monday, 26 May 2014, Dr. Maciej Turek from Jagiellonian University in Krakow gave a talk on campaign finance and freedom of speech in the United States.

Several students joined to welcome Dr. Turek and listen to his interesting findings.

Dr. Turek especially focused on how campagin finance has changed and peaked throughout the history of the United States. Accordingly, he expanded on the legal implications of financial power qua means to amplify the significance of a single vote.


Teachers Shared Their Experiences With New Media in the Classroom

On May 15, ASL's Teaching America Project was very glad to host two teachers, Ms. Buhnar-Mittelstädt of the Gutenbergschule and Ms. Eder-Panev of the Karl-Heine-Schule. Both teachers who contribute to the Teaching America project on a regular basis provided a particularly enriching experience for our teaching training students attending ASL’s new seminar “Teaching America: E-Teaching, E-Learning and Best Practice.”


Campus and Community Discuss with Dr. Roger Kangas Transatlantic Relations and Central Asia

On Monday evening, 5 May, American Space Leipzig hosted Dr. Roger Kangas, Dean of the Center for Near East South Asia Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. The roundtable concentrated on US/EU Cooperation (and Competition) in Central and South East Asia. Many American Studies students attended as did a number of non American Studies students and members of the public.


Study Abroad in the US

On Monday, 14 April, Assistant Lecturer Bethany Lerch led an economic-oriented workshop. Titled the "The US Job Market: A crash course" participants learned about the economic hardship facing the United States and American workers.

Background on the Finanicial Crisis as well as the Great Recession was provided, as was a more thorough understanding of the statistics that factor into unemployment.


Internships and Professional Development

On Tuesday, April 22, a number of students got together with American Space internship advisor Ewa Adamkiewicz to learn more about internships in the United States and professional development.

The workshop focussed on how to find internships, how to integrate those into the student's schedule, and how to finance an internship abroad.

The next internship workshop will be offered on May 26, 5-7 pm.



Meet the American Space Library: A Community Event

The first American Space Library Workshop turned out to be a success.

The group was very attentive and a lot of information was gathered on most diverse subjects in the end:
E.g., the Icelandic-US relations, literature by and about authors like John Steinbeck or Ernest Hemingway, or the newest edition of Vanity Fair. Participants also learned how fast-paced and dynamic internet sources are these days, as they discussed the Encyclopedia Britannica, which already offers an article on the Maidan protest movement.


First Round of “Teaching America" Seminar

We are pleased to inform you that the initial round of our seminar “Teaching America” will start on April 9, 2014.

We are looking forward to the incoming teaching degree students.

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