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Fulbright Lecture Series Opens to Broad Enthusiasm

The FLS 2008 opened with a very well attended lecture by Professor Murry Nelson from Penn State University. Some fifty students and colleagues gathered in the main lecture hall of the Albertina University Library to hear Nelson discuss the dynamics of American immigration since the later nineteenth century. Asian immigration to America provided the focus of the talk.

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Additional Block Seminar by Frank Freidel Scholar in Residence

American Studies Leipzig will offer one additional seminar taught by the 2008 Frank-Freidel Scholar in Residence, Dr. Paula Lee.

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"Ambivalent Americanizations" in print

American Studies Leipzig is proud to announce the release of Ambivalent Americanizations: Popular and Consumer Culture in Central and Eastern Europe.

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Institute Secretariat - Altered Office Hours March 31 - April 4

Due to illness of Anne Keyselt, the ASL Secretariat has special opening times for the week of March 31 - April 4.

Times are as follows:

Monday 9 am - 1 pm
Tuesday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Wednesday 9 am - 12.30 am
Thursday 10 am - 11:30 pm
Friday 9 am - 12 noon

Thank you for your understanding!

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Reading and Discussion with Christoph von Marschall

Historian and journalist Christoph von Marschall will read from his book Barack Obama: Der schwarze Kennedy on April 3, 2008, 7.30 pm in the Schaubühne Lindenfels Leipzig. Von Marschall, who has before worked for the Süddeutsche Zeitung and Deutschlandfunk, accompanied presidential hopeful Barack Obama during his campaign gaining much insight at close range.
Admission is free. For more details, please click here.

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New Picador Professor Chuck Klosterman

American Studies Leipzig looks forward to welcoming the Summer 2008 Picador Guest Professor for Literature Chuck Klosterman.

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Exam Dates for Summer Term 2008

The exam dates for the Summer Term 2008 are set. From Tuesday, 27 May through Friday, 6 June, students can sign up for oral exam slots in the secretariat from 1 pm - 3 pm. The dates and details can be found on our Degree Exams page.

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4 Dead in Ohio: Film, Lecture, & Discussion with C. Bredenbrock

Filmmaker and author Claus Bredenbrock (Bochum) will be in Leipzig as part of the series “History in Conversation” - a series of lectures organized by the History Department of the University. He will show his documentary “4 Tote in Ohio: Ein amerikanisches Trauma” followed by a lecture and discussion. The film is about an unprocessed American trauma: the shooting of four Kent State University students by the National Guard during an anti-war demonstration on May 4, 1970. Bredenbrock used archival material and interviewed eyewitnesses to make this historical documentary.

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Prof. Koenen: No Classes & Office Hours

Prof. Koenen’s office hours and classes on May 22 and 23 have to be cancelled.

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