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Leipziger Volkszeitung Interviews ASL on Presidential Primaries.

Senior Editor for International News at the Leipziger Volkszeitung, Dr. Anita Kecke, interviewed American Studies Leipzig about the results from the Iowa Caucus and what they mean for the future course of the presidential primaries. Crister Garrett noted that the results dramatically showed that in an overwhelmingly white and rural state like Iowa, voters are ready to vote for a black candidate like Barack Obama. In what was a stunning surprise to all observers, presidential candidate Hilary Clinton managed to get a majority of votes only among voters over sixty.


Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL about Presidential Primaries

German Public Radio (Deutschlandfunk) interviewed ASL live on 3 January 2008 for the morning news program and the reports on the primary elections taking place in Iowa, New Hampshire, and beyond. Questions included the importance of early primaries and caucuses for setting the tone and course of the presidential election, which candidates had the best chances, what a Democratic president could mean for international politics, and how the Republican party was trying to improve its chances for re-winning the White House.


ASL-ASAA Celebrates Annual Christmas Holiday Bash 2007

The American Studies Alumni Association (ASAA) and ASL hosted their third annual Christmas Holiday Bash on December 20th at the Villa Tillmanns. The festivities got underway with the traditional “ASAA Christmas Lecture,” which was presented by Leo Schmieding this year. Leo introduced some findings from his dissertation on Hip Hop in the GDR during his short but very entertaining talk on “Rap your Presents!


Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours December 17-21

Due to continued illness of Anne Keyselt, the ASL Secretariat has special opening times for the week of December 17 - 21.

Times are as follows:

Monday 10am - 1pm
Tuesday 10am - 1pm
Wednesday 10am - 1pm
Thursday 10am - 1pm
Friday 9.30 am - 12.30

Thank you for your understanding!


Exam Dates for Winter Term 2007/08

The exam dates for the Winter Term 2007/08 are set. Starting on Monday, December 17, students can sign up for oral exam slots in the secretariat during its office hours. The dates and details can be found on our Degree Exams page.


Uni Journal introduces Picador Professor John Haskell

The December Issue of Leipzig's Universitätsjournal introduces the current Picador Professor John Haskell. The article portrays Haskell, his favorite things to do in Leipzig, and what he seeks to take home from his stay in town.


Uni Journal reports about the Frank Freidel Memorial Library

The December Issue of Leipzig's Universitätsjournal features an article about the Frank Freidel Memorial Library. The article details the history and character of the library, as well as its usefulness for the first Frank Freidel Memorial Library Fellow in Residence Professor Madeleine Vala from the University of Puerto Rico.


Institute Secretariat - Special Office Hours Dec. 10 - 14

Due to illness, the Secretariat for the Institute for American Studies will be open from 10 Dec. to 14 Dec. during the following special hours.

Monday: 10 am - 1 pm
Tuesday: 10 am - 1pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 1 pm
Thursday: 10 am - 1 pm
Friday: 10 am - 1 pm

Thank you for your understanding.


Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours This Week

Due to the illness of Anne Keyselt, the institute secretariat will have altered office hours this week. The office will be open as follows:

Monday: 10 am – 1 pm
Tuesday: 10 am – 1 pm
Wednesday: 1 pm – 4 pm
Thursday: 11 am – 3 pm
Friday: 10 am – 1 pm


American Studies and the Job Market

On Wednesday, December 5, the American Studies Alumni Association invites students to the following event:

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