Current exhibition near circulation desk: “literary awards’ winners 2018”

In May, the show case opposite the loan desk presents some of this year’s most prestigious literary awards’ winners:

  1. Pulitzer Prize for fiction: Andrew Jean Greer for “Lost”
  2. Günther-Andreas-Preis for critical thinking: Dietmar Dath
  3. Kasseler Literaturpreis for grotesque humour: Eckhard Henscheid

Austria Cyber Security Challenge 2018 – National Open Championship

The Research Group System Security would like to inform you about the Austria Cyber Security Challenge 2018

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Guest lecture by Prof. em. Dr. Dr. h.c. Friederike Klippel “On the history of learning and teaching English”


In the more than 300 years of learning and teaching English in German-speaking countries we find evidence of innovative methods, customized teaching materials, a wide range of practices as well as examples of theoretical and empirical research. Some developments have been forgotten, others exert an influence on the field of ELT to this day. Knowing about the multi-faceted past may help us to better understand the present and recognize the constant and universal elements of language teaching and learning.




 Friederike Klippel held the Chair of English Language Education (ELT/TESOL) at Ludwig-Maximilians-University in Munich from 1993 to 2015 after her PhD (1979) and her postdoc degree (1992) at Dortmund University (Germany). During the academic year of 2016/17 she was guest professor for TEFL at the University of Vienna. In the summer semester of 2018 she is Expert in Residence at Heidelberg University.

She has published on a wide range of aspects concerning English language teaching and language teacher education. Her research areas comprise the history of language teaching and learning, language teaching methodology, classroom research, intercultural education, teacher education and professional development. Her many publications include Keep Talking (CUP 1984) and a comprehensive historical study of learning and teaching English in 18th and 19th century Germany (Englischlernen im 18. und 19. Jahrhundert. Die Geschichte der Lehrbücher und Unterrichtsmethoden. 1994). At present she serves on the editorial boards of the journals Language Teaching (CUP) and Zeitschrift fuer Fremdsprachenforschung (ZFF). She is an active member of professional organisations like IATEFL, DGFF, Henry Sweet Society and Anglistenverband.


Date and place:

May 9, 2018

HS 3, 10-11:30

Guest Lecture by Prof. Dr. Pete Porter “Screen Stories and Moral Codes: It Happened One Night and Get Out”

Screen stories enact and express moral codes, moral codes that audiences can accept, reject or even ignore in the name of entertainment.  It Happened One Night (Capra 1934) and Get Out (Peele 2017) offer perspectives on how different eras negotiate moral codes within a context of heterosexual romance.  In IHON, a working class newspaper reporter meets a wealthy heiress on a cross-country bus ride and converts her to his way of life.  In Get Out, an African-American photographer meets the wealthy family of his white girlfriend and barely retains his identity.  Although vastly different in terms of affect, genre, and narrative, both films resonated in American culture in part because of their moral politics revolving around masculinity, class, and race.  This talk will show how both films negotiate moral values to embody as well as transcend their historical moments.  We will consider IHON and Get Out against a background that considers how scrutiny of movie content has gone from local to national, from explicit to implicit, and how moral codes that were once enforced by industry are now scrutinized on social media.


Pete Porter is Visiting Scholar at University of Amsterdam and Chair and Professor of Theatre and Film at Eastern Washington University.  He also serves as Film Review Editor for Society & Animals.  He is currently working on the manuscript Moving Animals: Screening the Nonhuman in the Age of Bioinclusivity, which explores how motion pictures of the 21st century are fulfilling their promise of affording more inclusive understandings of nonhuman nature. His publications include “Engaging the Animal in the Moving Image” in Society & Animals, “Teaching Animal Movies” in Teaching the Animal: Human-Animal Studies across the Disciplines, and “It’s a Complicated Case: on the Modest Menippeanism of The Big Lebowski” in Lebowski 101.


Date and place:

May 9, 2018

HS 10, 12-13:00

Artificially intelligent metal detector for the needle in the haystack of knowledge

There are individuals who are immensely knowledgeable. And yet, as Maria von Ebner-Eschenbach tells us, “knowledge expands when it is shared.” But does knowledge that has been gathered in vast knowledge bases always remain free of errors? And how does one go about drawing accurate conclusions from collected knowledge? Patrick Rodler, Post Doc at the Department of Applied Informatics, is working on artificially intelligent error detection and error correction in knowledge bases.

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Conflict as part of a European democracy

The EU H2020 project TRACES combines the spheres of the arts and science to encourage the joint development of new discussion spaces dedicated to contentious and painful historical events, the effects of which continue to unfold, even today. The project, which has now entered the last of three stages, has been awarded the “European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 (EYCH) label”. In this interview, project co-ordinator Klaus Schönberger, professor at the Department of Cultural Analysis, talks about the insights that have been gained so far.

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How much you can find out about a person with an email address

Peter Schartner, data protection expert at the Department of Applied Informatics, shows how much you can find out about a person using an e-mail address.

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Mathematiker Benjamin Hackl im Gespräch über seine Studienzeit

Benjamin Hackl begann mit 15 Jahren zu studieren, mit 20 Jahren hat er sein Masterstudium der Mathematik abgeschlossen. Er ist damit der jüngste Absolvent eines Masterstudiums an der Alpen-Adria-Universität. Heute arbeitet er als Doktorand am Institut für Mathematik.
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KELAG Digital Traineeship Program: Opportunities for TEWI graduates

KELAG offers Digital Traineeship positions for graduates in Informatics, Mathematics, Information Management, Robotics etc.

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KELAG Scholarship announced for students of Informatics (Deadline 31 May 2018)

KELAG announces scholarships (€ 3.500) for students of Informatics. The deadline for applications is 31 May 2018.

More details can be found here:

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