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The Worst of Both Worlds? Prof. Bjerre-Poulson Spoke at ASL About Hyper-partisanship in US Politics

On June 20, 2013, Prof. Niels Bjerre-Poulsen spoke at ASL as part of the Summer Lecture Series. In his talk, titled “The Worst of Both Worlds? The American Political System in a Time of Hyper-partisanship,” Bjerre-Poulsen tracked the development of the party system in the US from the 1850s to the most recent elections, focusing particularly on the Republican Party.
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Study Abroad and Internship Roundtable Summer Term 2013

On June 19, 2013, the Study Abroad and Internship Roundtable informed ASL students about how to find and organize internships as well as how to spend some time abroad during your studies. ASL‘s Internationalization Coordinator Anja Eifert and Internship Coordinator Ewa Adamkiewicz had invited two guest speakers who shared their experiences: Jenny Lang spoke about her time at Mount Holyoke College; Erik Fraunholz spoke about his internship at the Public Relations department of the US Army Garrison in Gräfenwöar.

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Prof. Garrett's Office Hours Canceled Today

Dear students,

please be informed that Prof. Garrett has to cancel his  office hours today since Phoenix-TV has asked him to do a special about the upcoming Obama visit to Germany.

Prof. Garrett will hold his office hours at the usual time next week.

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"An Unusually Effective President" - Prof. Chester Pach spoke about Ronald Reagan at ASL

On June 13, 2013, Professor Chester Pach from Ohio University gave a talk titled, “Re-reading Ronald Reagan and the Neoliberal Revolution” at American Studies Leipzig as part of the Summer Lecture Series. As Prof. Pach pointed out, roughly 25 years after Reagan left office, his presidency still influences today’s US politics—not only in the Republican Party, but also among Democrats.

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Calvin Baker Read from His New Novel Grace at the Picador Reading

On Monday, June 10, 2013, about forty to fifty people came to hear Picador Professor Calvin Baker read from his work at the Galerie für Zeitgenössische Kunst in Leipzig. The event was moderated by Ellen Schweda (author and journalist for MDR Figaro). Calvin Baker read from his novel Grace on which he is currently working. In the Q&A, Baker and Schweda discussed topics such as where to find inspiration for his writing and how personal and national identities relate.
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Dear students, You are invited to attend US Ambassador Murphy‘s farewell address in Dresden!

On Tuesday, June 11, 2013, US Ambassador Philipp D. Murphy will deliver his official farewell address on “Why Germany Matters to the United States” in Dresden. The US Consulate General in Leipzig has extended an invitation to interested ASL students to attend this event.

If you would like to attend Ambassador Murphy’s address, please register until June 6 via LeipzigUSConsulate@state.gov.

The event will take place at 3 pm in the Dülfersaal of TU Dresden (Dülferstr. 1, 01069 Dresden).
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ASL Doctoral Student Anne Grob Presents at Two International Conferences in April and May

ASL PhD student Anne Grob recently presented her work at two international conferences held in Munich and Helsinki.

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Wikipedia's Gender Gap and the Geek Heritage - Stine Eckert's talk at ASL

On May 21, Stine Eckert, ASL alumni and current PhD candidate at the University of Maryland, held a talk at American Studies Leipzig on the Wikipedia gender gap. Ms. Eckert presented her research and work relevant for her dissertation, and the project wikidgrrls which she founded with colleagues.

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Deutschlandfunk Interviews ASL About Obama's Growing Scandals

German Public Radio (Deutschlandfunk) interviewed ASL live yesterday during its Noon News Report about the growing scandals impacting the Obama administration. Reporter Sandra Schulz spoke with Crister Garrett about the breaking AP-investigation, the IRS examination of Tea Party documents, and the controversy swirling around what the White House really knew and when about the attacks on the American embassy in Libya last year.

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Career Center offers Workshop "Präsentieren auf Englisch"

The University Career Center will offer a workshop “Präsentieren auf Englisch” on May 17, 2013 (9 am - 5 pm). The workshop is offered in English by James Parsons and will be held at the Career Center, Burgstraße 21, in room 1.19. 

The workshop will focus on getting the audience’s attention and how to deliver messages to the point. Apart from practical tips for presentations, the workshop also includes working with media such as Power Point.

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