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20143Jun

MDR Figaro Invites American Studies Leipzig to Reflect on D-Day 70 Years Later

MDR Figaro invited American Studies Leipzig to reflect on D-Day 70 years later.

The resulting radio essay by Crister S. Garrett can be found at
http://www.mdr.de/mdr-figaro/journal/kolumne-d-day100.html

201429May

Guy Stern Talks about His Remarkable Life as a German Immigrant to the US

On Wednesday, 28 May 2014, Prof. emer. Guy Stern gave a talk on "Memory, Remembering, and the Holocaust."

In his talk he shared several anectodes about his remarkable life.

201429May

Dr. Turek Discussed American-Polish Relations and the Ukraine Crisis

On Tuesday, 27 May 2014, Dr. Maciej Turek from the Institute for American Studies at Jagiellonian University in Krakow gave a talk on American­Polish relations and the crisis in Ukraine.

Dr. Turek shortly outlined the basic issues of the Ukraine conflict and the Polish and American reception thereof. He then illustrated the significance of the conflict for both Poland and the US and eventually connected the dots by discussing its effects on Polish­American relations.

201429May

Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Canceled For June 3

Dear Students:

Crister S. Garrett will not be able to hold office hours on Tuesday, June 3. Office hours will take place as scheduled on Tuesday, June 10.

201428May

ASL Assistant Lecturer Anne Grob Presents at American Indian Workshop

ASL assistant lecturer and PhD student Anne Grob recently presented her work at the American Indian Workshop in Leiden, the Netherlands.

201428May

Students Learned the Dos and Don'ts of Internships in the US

On Monday, May 26, students from Leipzig University and Leipzig University of Applied Science gathered for the American Space Professional Internship Workshop to learn more about the application process for internships in the United States.

ASL Assistant Lecturer Bethany Lerch and American Space Internship Coordinator Ewa Adamkiewicz explained the differences between German and American résumés, CVs, and cover letters.

The workshop also focussed on interviews and how applicants could prepare best for an interview in English.

201427May

Dr. Maciej Turek Talks on Freedom of Speech and Campaign Finance

On Monday, 26 May 2014, Dr. Maciej Turek from Jagiellonian University in Krakow gave a talk on campaign finance and freedom of speech in the United States.

Several students joined to welcome Dr. Turek and listen to his interesting findings.

Dr. Turek especially focused on how campagin finance has changed and peaked throughout the history of the United States. Accordingly, he expanded on the legal implications of financial power qua means to amplify the significance of a single vote.

201421May

Teachers Shared Their Experiences With New Media in the Classroom

On May 15, ASL's Teaching America Project was very glad to host two teachers, Ms. Buhnar-Mittelstädt of the Gutenbergschule and Ms. Eder-Panev of the Karl-Heine-Schule. Both teachers who contribute to the Teaching America project on a regular basis provided a particularly enriching experience for our teaching training students attending ASL’s new seminar “Teaching America: E-Teaching, E-Learning and Best Practice.”

20147May

Campus and Community Discuss with Dr. Roger Kangas Transatlantic Relations and Central Asia

On Monday evening, 5 May, American Space Leipzig hosted Dr. Roger Kangas, Dean of the Center for Near East South Asia Studies at the National Defense University in Washington, DC. The roundtable concentrated on US/EU Cooperation (and Competition) in Central and South East Asia. Many American Studies students attended as did a number of non American Studies students and members of the public.

201424Apr

Study Abroad in the US

On Monday, 14 April, Assistant Lecturer Bethany Lerch led an economic-oriented workshop. Titled the "The US Job Market: A crash course" participants learned about the economic hardship facing the United States and American workers.

Background on the Finanicial Crisis as well as the Great Recession was provided, as was a more thorough understanding of the statistics that factor into unemployment.

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