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Opening of Exhibit on April 28: Media, Power, & the White House

ASL and the Department of Communication Studies of the University of Leipzig proudly present the exhibit “Power of the Media - Media of Power: The Fight for the White House.” The exhibit will open on April 28, 2008 at 6:30 pm in the humanities building (GWZ, Beethovenstreet 15), room 2.516. The theme is the presidential election in the USA and its portrayal in the media - historically and currently. From April 28 onwards, the exhibit will be shown in the foyer of the humanities building and in the Communication Studies Department (Burgstreet 21, 3. Floor).

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American Studies Leipzig launches aspeers

Today, American Studies Leipzig launched aspeers:emerging voices in american studies, the first—and currently only—graduate journal in American Studies. Opening the release ceremony, institute director Prof. Anne Koenen expressed her pride in the project and thanked the editing students for the outstanding job they did, as well as course instructor Sebastian Herrmann for the effort he put into the project.

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Journal Release on April 24

On April 24, 3 pm, American Studies Leipzig will celebrate the first issue of aspeers, Europe’s first and currently only graduate journal in American Studies. The journal has been created during the last semester as part of the American Studies Leipzig MA program. The release of the founding issue marks the end of the first editing cycle.

Please join us on 24 April 2008, 3 pm, in the Bibliotheca Albertina Lecture Hall for a short celebration!

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Altered Secretariat Office Hours

Due to sickness, the Institute-Secretariat offers the following altered office-hours:

Friday, April 25: 12 noon - 2 pm

Monday, April 28: 12 noon - 2 pm

Tuesday, April 29: 10 am - 12 noon

Wednesday, April 30: 10 am - 12 noon

Monday, May 5: 3 pm - 5pm

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Office Hours Prof. Keil

Monday, 28 April from 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

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Office Hours during Summer Semester 2008

Prof. Koenen

Thursday, 10 - 11 am

Prof. Garrett

Wednesday, 3 - 5 pm and by appointment

Dr. Katja Kanzler

Monday, 5 -6 pm

Katja Schmieder

Tuesday, 1:30 - 2:30 pm

Frank Usbeck

Wednesday, 9 - 11 am and by appointment

PD Dr. Gabriele Pisarz-Ramírez

Wednesday, 11 am - 12 pm

Prof. Benjamin Alpers

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Room Announcement for Seminar, “Political Cultures in a Transatl

The seminar offered by Professor Crister Garrett, “The Notion of Postmodern Politics in a Transatlantic Context” (that is part of the Module ‘Political Cultures in a Transatlantic Context’, on Tuesday, 11:15-12:45, will meet in Seminar Room 512 Am Brühl.

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Rundquist and Two Garrett Courses Starting Later

Three courses will start later than announced in the course catalog.
These are:

•Paul Rundquist, “Presidential Election 2008”. Instead of on 17 April, this course will now start on 24 April.

•Crister Garrett and his two seminars on religion and society scheduled for Wednesday will not start on 9 April but rather on 16 April

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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 3 April, 8am - 5pm. Please bring along your student id, documentation of the required English skills (you need to give evidence of at least 8 years of instruction, e.g. by your high school diploma, language certificates, etc.), and of completed prerequisites (if applicable).

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Frank Freidel Residency: Call for Applications

Frank Freidel Memorial Library Residency Program at the University of Leipzig

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