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Teaching America Portal Presented at Teacher Workshop in Jena

On March 20-21, 2015, ASL Assistant Lecturer Anne Grob presented the Teaching America Portal to an interested audience of teachers from Thuringia and Saxony-Anhalt. Hosted by the U.S.


ASL Assistant Lecturer Anne Grob Presents Research at Goethe University Frankfurt

From March 24-27, 2015, the American Indian Workshop took place for the 36th time, hosted by the Cultural Anthropology Department at Goethe University Frankfurt am Main. Since its inception in 1980, the American Indian Workshop has drawn ever increasing attention and subsequently developed into the most significant meeting in the fields of Native American and First Nations Studies in Europe.


Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston e.V.: Internship Offer for ASL Students

ASL has currently started a new internship cooperation with the Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston e.V., a non-profit association dedicated to strengthening the cultural exchange between citizens of Leipzig and Houston. The association is committed to youth exchange, including high school stays for Leipzig students, as well as exchange in the realms of sport, music, and culture. Städtepartnerschaft Leipzig-Houston e.V. is now offering a part time internship for ASL students. The intern will assist the media and communication coordinator.


ASL Book Club will discuss The Sun Also Rises on November 4, at 3pm


The ASL Book Club will meet for the first time this winter term on Friday, November 4, at 3 pm for a discussion of Ernest Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises. The session will take place at Kapitaldruck, a wonderful bookstore and café. The address is Roßplatz 11, 04103 Leipzig.


Reminder: BA Plus Townhall Meeting Tomorrow at 5pm

A reminder to all 2nd year BA American Studies students: If you are interested in getting to know more about the BA Plus program of ASL and the DAAD, you can attend a townhall meeting hosted by Prof. Garrett tomorrow at 5 pm in the ASL seminar room 2.516.

For further details about the BA Plus program and fellowship, please feel free to browse the BA Plus website.


American Magazine Is Looking for Writers

The American magazine German Life is currently looking for writers to cover travel, cultural, historical, and genealogical topics (in English) about Germany, Austria, Switzerland, and German America. If interested, send a cover letter and a query letter (a suggestion for a topic) to editor@germanlife.com. For more information on submissions, see the submission guidelines. For general information about the magazine, check out its website.


Attention 2nd Year BA Students: BA Plus Fellowships Available

American Studies Leipzig, in close cooperation with the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD), is pleased to announce that five BA Plus fellowships will be granted to second-year BA students this year. Within the framework of the BA Plus program, ASL sends American Studies students to the Global Leadership Center at Ohio University for an additional year of studies. Ohio University is one of the leading research universities in the United States and offers a great array of opportunities for students to pursue their academic and professional interests.


Inauguration Event Draws Enormous Crowd

Today's inauguration event drew an unexpected crowd as over 200 people showed up for a live viewing of President Obama taking the oath of office, the inauguration speech, and discussions. On the panel, American Studies Leipzig faculty discussed with Consul General Katherine Brucker, and affiliated faculty joining the discussion from Oklahoma and Washington DC.


Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman Reads on July 17

American Studies Leipzig cordially invites you to join Picador Guest Professor Chuck Klosterman's public reading on 17 July, 8pm, at Galerie Pierogi.

On July 17, 2008, 8pm, Chuck Klosterman will read from his novel "Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story" at the Galerie Pierogi, Spinnereistraße 7, Halle 10, 04179 Leipzig. Moderator will be Stefan Maelck (MDR). The reading will be accompanied by live DJ music (DJ Haircut, Ilses Erika).

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