Final Call: aspeers still accepts submissions for the 2 (2009) issue on migration and mobility

The Leipzig-based graduate journal aspeers still accepts submissions of student work (both academic and artistic) on the topic of “Migration and Mobility.” The journal is a unique project launched as part of the MA program in 2007. It publishes outstanding work by MA/Magister students in American Studies programs across Europe.

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iDEWEY canceled October 21

Due to business travel, Prof. Garrett’s iDEWEY class is canceled on Tuesday, October 21. The next session will take place as scheduled.

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Scheine Chuck Klosterman

Seminar Scheins for Chuck Klosterman’s two classes may be picked up in the secretariat as of now.

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Prof. Garrett's classes canceled October 16

Due to business travel, all of Prof. Garrett’s classes are canceled on Thursday, October 16.

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Drinking Liberally: Ein Prost auf Joe den Klempner

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.
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Campus Voices

I found out about this interesting website today…

http://www.campusvoices.org/

It lets students report about the election campaign from their perspective. Thirteen universities nationwide are part of this broad debate, including Tufts University where I am at the moment. Students can upload articles, videos, and pictures, to discuss the issues they care about. So check it out.

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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.

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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.

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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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