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ASL Launches 2008 Leipzig-Fulbright Lecture Series

American Studies Leipzig is proud to welcome six distinguished Fulbright Scholars from Germany and from around Europe to the University of Leipzig for the annual Leipzig-Fulbright Lecture Series. The theme for this year’s FLS is “ Reform and Reaction in the American Revolutionary ”. The theme deals with the conflict between American Revolutionary ideals, the efforts actually to achieve such ideals, and the reactions that such efforts have unleashed. It is a theme at the heart of the American story, and its global context.

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MDR Info Interviews ASL About Presidential Primary

MDR Info, the most listened to source of news on radio in Central Germany (Mitteldeutschland), interviewed American Studies Leipzig today about the implications of the latest round of primary elections in the United States that are part of this presidential election season.

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The Atlantic Monthly Publishes Two ASL Students

One of America’s most prestigious journals of letters, The Atlantic Monthly, has published submissions by two of American Studies Leipzig’s students, Ms. Alexandra Pitzing, and Ms. Heather Carmody.

As part of celebrating its 150 years of being in print, The Atlantic Monthly created a special issue on “The American Idea” containing contributions from notable Americans. It then asked readers worldwide to write essays of up to two-hundred-fifty words on what they consider to be the essence of “The American Idea”.

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Altered Office Hours: Secretariat & Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez

This week, Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramirez will hold her office hour on Tuesday, May 6, from 3 pm to 4 pm. In addition, due to sickness, the Institute-Secretariat offers the following altered office-hours:

Monday, May 5: 3 pm - 5 pm

Tuesday, May 6: 10 am - 12 noon

Wednesday, May 7: 10 am - 12 noon

Thursday, May 8: 12 noon - 2 pm

Friday, May 9: 9 am - 11 am

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Welcome to American Studies at Leipzig

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aspeers on Deutschlandfunk

The Deutschlandfunk, Germany’s public radio service, had a report on the American Studies Leipzig project aspeers on the air today. ASL’s aspeers is the first and currently only Graduate Journal for European American Studies. You can find a transcript of the 4 minute feature at the Deutschlandfunk homepage or listen to the report through their audio on demand interface.

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Exhibit on Press and Presidential Elections Open to Enthusiasm

Some 70 people gathered to open the Exhibit on “Media, Power, and the White House” on Monday, 28 April. The project is co-sponsored by the Department of Communication Studies and the Institute for American Studies. Generous funding for the exhibit has been provided by the American Consulate in Leipzig.

Under the supervision of Dr. Gerhard Piskol, a specialist in comparative journalism, and Professor Emeritus Hartmut Keil from American Studies, the exhibit was constructed by ten students over several months.

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Call for Applications: Erasmus Internships

Since last summer, the Erasmus-Program of the European Union offers stipends for internships in Europe. The internships have to be arranged by the students and should be 3 to 12 months long. The Erasmus-Internship-Program at the University of Leipzig is coordinated through the International Office, which encourages students to apply for funding. For more information, please click here.

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