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SHP 1 Presentation Grades (Böhme)

The grades for the SHP 1 presentations for Seminar 1b) (Böhme) are as follows:




Attention: BBQ on Sunday, 3 July, at ASL Homebase!

Please note that due to bad weather forecast, the ASL Event Committee is hosting the Fourth of July barbecue at the ASL homebase at the GWZ (2.516) this Sunday, 3 July 2011.


Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Canceled This Week

Due to official business outside of Leipzig, Prof. Garrett's office hours will have to be canceled this Tuesday, 28 June 2011.


ASL Doctoral Student Anne Grob on Research Trip in New Zealand

ASL PhD student Anne Grob was awarded a DAAD doctoral scholarship to do fieldwork in Aotearoa. Her dissertation project aims to gain a greater understanding of tribally-controlled institutions of higher learning in both the US and New Zealand.


New BA Plus Fellows Selected

Out of a large pool of highly qualified, second-year BA students, the BA Plus Selection Committee chose four students as new Fellows to Ohio University for the 2011-2012 academic year. Linda Esch, Gerald Whittle, Teresa Lauterberg, and Kim Ziebart were selected to participate in the DAAD-funded BA Plus Program that combines courses at the Center for International Studies, project courses at the Global Leadership Center, and an internship.

For more information, please check the program website.


ASL Alumna Tanja Aho Awarded PhD Scholarship in the US

American Studies Leipzig congratulates Tanja Aho, who graduated from ASL's MA program in 2010, for her admission to the American Studies PhD program at SUNY Buffalo (State University of New York). Her admission package includes a tuition waiver, a generous Presidential Fellowship, and a teaching assistantship to cover monthly expenses. "Being accepted to UB's outstanding American Studies program is a great honor for me, and I really look forward to the next four years," says Aho.


"The Whole Town Is Basically a Big Campus": BA Plus Fellows Review Their First Quarter

With the second quarter well on its way, it's time that ASL's current BA Plus fellows take stock of their first months of college life at Ohio University in Athens. What happened on and off campus?


"Languages Wanted!": Career Center Looks at Possible Jobs for Philology Students

In its current lecture series "Sprachen Wanted!," the university's Career Center specifically addresses philology students. Over the course of May and June 2011, representatives from various job fields will inform students of career options in translating/interpreting, media/publishing, business, as well as educational and cultural work.

For more detailed information, check out the Career Center's website.


ASL Celebrates Release of Fourth Issue of aspeers

On Tuesday, 19 April 2011, American Studies Leipzig celebrated the release of the fourth issue of the graduate journal aspeers. Among the 30 guests who joined the launch ceremony at the Albertina were ASL faculty and students as well as this year's editors and friends and three contributors to this issue. In her introductory speech, Prof. Anne Koenen praised the project as a unique feature within the European university landscape and thanked editor in chief Sebastian Herrmann for his outstanding and committed work on the project.


Important Infomation about Prof. Garrett's Classes this Week

Apart from the block seminar "American Environmental Politics in a Transantional Context," Prof. Garrett's following classes will have to be canceled again this week:

  • MA seminar "Religion, American Society, and International Politics and Policy" on Tue. 3-5pm

  • SHP I lecture "From the Colonial Period to Reconstruction" on Wed. 1-3pm

  • MA seminar "American Cultures of Foreign Policy in a Transatlantic and Global Context" on Thu. 1-3pm

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