Visiting the Battleground State Ohio

The election campaign was far more visible on the campus of Ohio State University (OSU) in Columbus than in Kansas or Oklahoma. But that comes as no surprise since Ohio is one of the key battleground states in this years’ election. In 2004, Ohio won Bush Jr. his second term. But a lot of questions were raised about the validity of the process. One of the documentaries that takes a look at the role of the Buckeye state Ohio in the 2004 election is “So Goes the Nation.”

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iCAN/ iDEWEY (Sharpe) canceled

Due to sickness, the following of Catherine Sharpe’s classes are canceled in the week of October 13:

Wed. 9.15-10.45 (iCAN)

Thurs. 9.15-10.45 (iDEWEY)

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New Picador Professor Nancy Kress

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

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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.

Students who find their Matrikel-No. on this list need to confirm their registration at the American Studies Institute on

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"What's the Matter with Kansas?"

Den folgenden Artikel habe ich für das Nachrichtenportal Zoomer.de geschrieben. Eine ganze Reihe deutscher Studierender berichten für das Nachrichtenportal aus den USA , darunter sind auch eine handvoll Leipziger Studierende. Zoomer gehört zum Tagesspiegel.

Politik spielt in Kansas eine untergeordnete Rolle.

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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 ;)

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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.

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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.

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Student Orientation 2008

During the annual student orientation, the American Studies Leipzig community has welcomed the entering BA and MA classes of 2008. The welcoming events were complemented by orientation sessions for the BA ‘06 and BA ‘07 classes, as well as the Magister cohort in the program.

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Room Change for iCAN Tutorial

The iCAN Tutorial (Wednesdays 9.15-10.45) will take place at Dresdner Bank SR 3-03.

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