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Orientation 2008

On September 30 and 7/8/13 October American Studies will host its annual orientation days. The American Studies Orientation Days are meant to introduce new students to what is involved with pursuing a degree in American Studies, to the broader American Studies Community in Leipzig, and to help current students organize their studies for the coming semester (and beyond).

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Welcome BA 2008

Dear Incoming BA Students.

Next Tuesday, October 7, we will welcome you to the program with two days of orientation events starting at 9.30am. For a detailed plan of these mandatory events, please see: americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/node/597. Once again, the program has been in very high demand, and we look forward to meeting those of you who have been accepted into the program.

If you want to, you can already take one step toward becoming a member in the American Studies Leipzig community and sign up for our webpage. This, of course, is not compulsory, but having a login for the webpage will allow for much more interaction, such as commenting posts in the American Studies Leipzig Election Blog, etc.

So far, uid\">" . $item->name . ""; } $last = array_pop($names); echo $cnt; ?> students from the incoming BA 2008 cohort have registered. .

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American Studies Leipzig Welcomes New Secretary Andrea Siebeck

American Studies Leipzig welcomes Andrea Siebeck as the institute’s new secretary for the time that Ms. Keyselt is on leave. Ms Siebeck, who has studied American Studies in Halle and has worked as a freelance English teacher before, has started her new job on 19. August with enthusiasm; The secretariat now offers new, regular, and expanded office hours for students. Please see the Staff page for more information.

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American Studies Leipzig Student Caterina Rost Travels to US for GOP/DEM Conventions

American Studies Leipzig student Caterina Rost left Sunday on a flight to the US to visit the Democratic and Republican National Conventions this fall. The trip is part of the research project she does investigating the current elections and especially the “youth vote.” See her blog at americanstudies.uni-leipzig.de/blog/4 for more details.

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Next Secretariat Office Hours

The next secretariat office hours will be:

Friday, Aug. 1, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 5, 3 p.m. - 5 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7, 2 p.m. - 4 p.m.

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Summer Office Hours

Prof. Dr. Anne Koenen
Wednesday, August 6, 12.15 pm – 1.15 pm
Tuesday, August 26, 11 am –
12 noon

Prof. Crister Garrett
By Appointment. Ple
ase write to crister.garrett@uni-leipzig.de

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Office Hours: Prof. Keil on July 28

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Keil has his next office hours on Monday, July 28, starting at 3 p.m.

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Chuck Klosterman Reading [Photos and Video]

On July 17, Chuck Klosterman read from Killing Yourself to Live: 85% of a True Story at the Galerie Pierogi, Leipzig, Germany. The reading was the last public event by Chuck Klosterman, after he had stayed in Leipzig as Picador Guest Professor for Literature at the American Studies Department.

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Radio Berlin-Brandenburg (RBB) Interviews ASL about Obama Visit

Radio Berlin-Brandenburg, the largest source for radio news in north-eastern Germany, interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Berlin.

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MDR Interviews ASL About Obama Visit to Berlin.

MDR and its current affairs radio show, Figaro, interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the visit of presidential candidate Barack Obama to Berlin. MDR (Mitteldeutschland Rundfunk/Central Germany Public Radio) is the leading news provider for central Germany.

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