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200729Apr

University Studies Information Day Sees Strong Interest in ASL

The annual University Studies Information Day (Studieninformationstag—where prospective students (and many parents!) can speak directly to representatives of the different university degree programs—saw strong interest in American Studies. About fifty curious high school students, often with parents in tow, approached the ASL Display to look at the presentation of the program and to ask staff members a variety of questions about what one can study, and what one can do professionally with a degree in American Studies.

200723Apr

ASL and Deutsche Bank Leipzig Open Houston Photo Exhibition

Today, April 23, American Studies Leipzig and the Deutsche Bank have opened a photo exhibition of a 2006 Study Tour to Houston. The Deutsche Bank's main branch in Leipzig (Martin-Luther-Ring) has generously agreed to host the photo exposition put together by American Studies Leipzig students. In a brief ceremony, Mike Röseler of the Deutsche Bank and Hartmut Keil formally inaugurated the exhibition at 5pm.

200719Apr

Student Newspaper Praises ASL Student Advising Services

The independent student newspaper for the University of Leipzig, Student!, gave special praise to the American Studies Leipzig student advising. At a time when many students are complaining about confusion and lack of sufficient advising resources, Student! noted that an exception to this trend can be found at ASL. The newspaper also quotes the American (and English) Studies Student Council as praising the American Studies Institute for its commitment to high quality student advising.

200719Apr

Picador Professorship Covered in Uni-Journal

The University of Leipzig’s official news monthly, the Uni-Journal, covered the inauguration of the new Picador Professorship for Literature at the American Studies Institute in its April 2007 edition. As the author of the story underscored, “the Picador Chair is meant to further establish American Studies at Leipzig as one of the leading programs of its kind n Germany and to substantially encourage the further internationalisation of the university landscape in Saxony.”

200719Apr

ASL and Rice University Intensify Cooperation

American Studies Leipzig and the elite Rice University are in the process of intensifying cooperation. The ties between Leipzig and Rice were initiated through two Study Tours organized by Professor Hartmut Keil to Houston (home of Rice University) in 2003 and 2006 to explore diversity and civil society.

200718Apr

U.S. Consulate and ASL Cooperate on Teacher Training.

The United States Consulate in Leipzig and American Studies Leipzig cooperated on 17 April to offer a teacher training seminar looking at "Aspects of Contemporary American Society". Some twenty teachers from throughout the region (Mitteldeutschland) participated in the professional training seminar. Faculty member Crister Garrett offered a two-hour session on "Teaching American Politics: The Case of the Presidential Election 2008". A special focus of the session was how to integrate the internet into classroom teaching to allow students to "learn by doing".

200716Apr

Deutsche Bank Sponsors ASL Photo Exhibit

Deutsche Bank's main branch in Leipzig (Martin-Luther-Ring) has generously agreed to host a photo exposition put together by American Studies Leipzig students that emerges from their study tour to Houston during September 2006. The theme of the study tour and photo exhibit is "Volunteerism, Diversity, and Civic Engagement". It looks at the religious, ethnic, and myriad of other factors shaping America’s dynamic culture of civic volunteerism, or grass-roots community activism.

200713Apr

ASL Launches 2007 Fulbright Lecture Series

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce this Summer Term's Fulbright Lecture Series on "Contesting the Public Space in American Society." The Lecture Series will be held from April 17 to June 12.

Tuesdays 5:15 – 6:45 pm
Dresdner Bank Building
Dittrichring 5-7, Room 401

For the 2007 Fulbright Lecture Series poster including the individual lectures' topics please click here.

200713Apr

ASL Invited to Hold Talk at German-American Institute Tuebingen

The German-American Institute in Tuebingen invited American Studies Leipzig to speak to a regional audience on 12 April about the unfolding events surrounding the 2008 Presidential Election. In front of an audience of some 50 people at the DAI Tuebingen, ASL faculty member Crister Garrett held a talk entitled “And the Race is On! Trends and Themes in the 2008 Presidential Election”.

200712Apr

Student Newspaper student! reports on Picador Professorship

Leipzig's independent student newspaper student! reports on the American Studies Leipzig Picador Professorship for Literature. The 400 word article is available online at the student homepage. The article talks about both the last Picador Professor Tristan Hughes and current Picador Professor James Hopkin.

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