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Re-examination for LC I- written test (Prof. Koenen) on 5 March

The re-examination for the "Literature & Culture I" written test (Prof. Koenen) takes place on 5 March from 08:00 to 09:30 a.m. (Room 2.516 GWZ).


Picador Professor John Haskell reads in Grassi Museum

On Thursday, Picador Professor John Haskell read from his short story collection "I Am Not Jackson Pollock" in the GRASSI Museum in Leipzig. In a room packed with approximately 80 people, the audience listened to his performance, followed by a German translation read by former ASL student and actor Alexander Munzig.


Picador Professor John Haskell Reads on 24 January

Picador Guest Professor John Haskell will read from his collection I Am Not Jackson Pollock on Thursday, January 24, 2008, 7pm in the GRASSI Ethnographic Museum. Admission is 2,00 Euro (for students, otherwise 4,00) and covers the exhibition Island People / Inselmenschen of works by the German Photographer Ulrich Mack. The reading will be bilingual in English and German and is co-sponsored by the United States Consulate in Leipzig.
Attached, please find the German announcement.


ASL Discussed in Chronicle of Higher Education

The Chronicle of Higher Education, America’s leading news magazine for higher education and read by close to a million educators in the United States and worldwide, ran a blog-forum on “American Studies Abroad” starting 17 January. American Studies Leipzig provided a contribution outlining the importance of American Studies programs for international students, including American students, and what makes ASL a special program.


Primaries Roundtable Attracts Large Crowd from Community

Some 65 guests from the greater Leipzig community attended a lively roundtable on the presidential primaries and what they indicate so far as to whom could be the next president of the United States.

The roundtable consisted of Mark Wenig, Consul for Public Affairs at the U.S. Consulate in Leipzig, Fulbright-Leipzig Professor Ben Alpers, and Professor Crister Garrett from the Institute for American Studies.


Roundtable on the Presidential Primaries

Städtisches Kaufhaus Room 207
Wednesday, 16 January 2008
5-7 PM

The Presidential Election of 2008 is shaping up to be a highly important moment
for the United States and for international affairs. With major developments in
the fortunes of candidates for both parties after the caucus in Iowa and the
primary in New Hampshire, critical votes are days and weeks ahead
('Giga-Tuesday' on 5 February) that could very well determine who will be the
two final candidates that will compete to become the next president of the


ASL Open House Well Attended by Prospective Students and Parents

About fifty prospective students, and quite a few parents, visited ASL during its Open House on 10 January. The ASL Open House was part of the University’s general Open House known as “Tag der Offenen Tür”.


Picador-Fulbright Roundtable Big Hit

The Picador-Fulbright Roundtable on American film, literature, and society was attended by some forty students and members of the University of Leipzig community. The overwhelming response by participants was “When can we do that again?!”.

Picador Professor John Haskell and Fulbright-Leipzig Chair Ben Alpers joined students and colleagues to kick off the roundtable in the Villa Tillmanns over some pizza and beer (and sparkling water) to talk about film, literature, and American society.


ZDF Heute Interviews ASL on Presidential Primaries

ZDF Heute, and its on-line news organization, zdfheute.de, interviewed ASL today about the implications of the New Hampshire primary for the future course of the presidential election process. The internet news portal zdfheute.de is accessed by over a half million people each day both in Germany and worldwide.


MDR Info Interviews ASL About America’s Middle East Initiative

MDR Info, the most listened to source for news in Mitteldeutschland (Saxony, Saxony-Anhalt, and Thuringia), interviewed ASL for the afternoon news program regarding the visit by President Bush to the Middle East and America’s efforts to encourage a Middle East peace process.

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