American Studies Leipzig has launched a new website as part of its transition to the era of BA and MA Degrees inspired by the Bologna Process of the European Union.
The website seeks to engage prospective students in Germany, Europe, and internationally who are considering the possibilities to study at one of Central Europe's oldest and most distinguished universities and in one of Germany’s leading American Studies Programs with a strong and unique profile.
American Studies will hold during 10-12 October its second annual orientation program. The American Studies Orientation Week is meant to introduce new students to what is involved with pursuing a degree in American Studies, to help students organize their studies for the coming semester (and beyond), and to introduce new students to the broader American Studies Community in Leipzig.
A detailed program can be found here.
Professor Charles Johanningsmeier from the University of Nebraska-Omaha has been awarded the Fulbright-Leipzig Chair for American Studies for the 2006-2007 academic year. The Fulbright-Leipzig Chair was awarded to the University in Leipzig in 2003 by the German Fulbright Commission for a period of five years.