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Homepage Update

On Oct 15, the American Studies Leipzig homepage underwent several upgrades, security-related and regular, to ensure future service quality. We apologize for a 15 minute downtime between 9:45 and 10 am, a rather unusual time slot as we usually perform updates Sunday night.


Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez receives Senior Lecturer position at University of Groningen in the Netherlands

Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez from the American Studies Institute has received a full-time position as Senior Lecturer in American Studies at the University of Groningen in the Netherlands. Dr. Pisarz-Ramirez has established herself as one of the leading scholars in Latina/o studies. Her book MexAmerica (2005) has received widespread praise.


New Picador Professor Nancy Kress

American Studies Leipzig welcomes the Winter 2008/09 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Nancy Kress.


BA Module Registration Confirmation for the Wahlbereich

The lists of students accepted into American Studies Leipzig BA modules for their Wahlbereich is available for download as of now.


American Studies Offline Message Board

Complementing our very successful online communication platforms lehrbox and the ASL homepage, American Studies Leipzig now offers a new offline feature to the community: The first and only American Studies Offline Message Board ;)


Online at American Studies Leipzig - ASL Brings Wireless LAN to GWZ' 5th Floor

As of this semester, American Studies Leipzig is offering Wireless Lan Access to students in the seminar and conference room, and in the vicinity on the fifth floor of the GWZ (Beethovenstr. 15). The Wireless Lan technical infrastructure and bandwith is provided by the Rechenzentrum of the university and works through the same authentication mechanism the University Library (and the New Campus) offers.









Short Homepage Outages Today, Thu Oct 9, 11-14 hrs

Due to technical problems the University Rechenzentrum had during unusually high load peaks during the Wahlbereich selection, the American Studies Leipzig homepage has been periodically unavailable for time spans of a few minutes each, starting at 11am this morning. While the reasons for these problems lie outside the institute, we do apologize for the inconvenience caused by these malfunctions.


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).


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, 59 students from the incoming BA 2008 cohort have registered. You can see their usernames once you are logged in.


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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