News in 2003

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Temple EMBA Ranked in Top 25 Worldwide by Financial Times

November 6, 2003

Tokyo, November 6, 2003—The Financial Times ranks the Executive MBA (EMBA) program at Temple University’s Fox School of Business and Management 14th best in the United States and among the top 25 EMBA programs in the world. The new rankings were announced in London on October 20, 2003.
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William Swinton Named Assistant Dean of Management Education

October 22, 2003

Tokyo, October 22, 2003 - Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of William Swinton as its new assistant dean of Management Education Programs, effective October 14, 2003. Mr. Swinton oversees TUJ's Executive MBA program and is responsible for introducing more management-related offerings in the Undergraduate, Continuing Education, and Corporate Education programs at TUJ.
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Satoshi Sugita Joins the Board of Governors

October 9, 2003

Tokyo, October 9, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Satoshi Sugita to its Board of Governors. Effective October 1, 2003, Mr. Sugita takes his place as a regular member alongside the 20 other members of TUJ’s Board. Mr. Sugita’s contribution to promoting English-language education, career in journalism and public relations, and roles as an advisor and executive in the public and private sectors make him a valuable addition to the Board.
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TUJ Corporate Education Hosts Professional Development Series

September 18, 2003

Tokyo, September 18, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce that TUJ’s Corporate Education will host the Professional Development Series. The link is a natural one given that the Corporate Education program and Professional Development Series share the aim of sharpening the professional skills of business executives. The series is scheduled to commence at TUJ on Tuesday, September 30th from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. with “The Art of Successful Sales” presented by TUJ’s Dr. Akihiro Sumitomo.
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Assistant Dean for English-language Education Appointed

September 17, 2003

Tokyo, September 17, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce the appointment of Patrick Rosenkjar as its first Assistant Dean for English-language Education, effective September 1. In this new position, Dr. Rosenkjar will oversee the Academic Preparation Program (APP) and all activities related to improving the English-language skills of TUJ’s student body.
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Distinguished Lecturer Series-Fall 2003

September 5, 2003

Tokyo, September 4, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host a weekend series of lectures and seminars as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series. This is a special project of TUJ’s Graduate College of Education, which has invited top TESOL (Teaching English to Speakers of Other Languages) researchers to speak on their areas of expertise. The first three hours of each Saturday session are free and open to the public. Continued attendance requires a payment of ¥11,000 per weekend.
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Temple IT Program Launched in Partnership with iCarnegie, Inc

July 30, 2003

Tokyo, Japan, and Pittsburgh, PA, USA, July 30, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce a major addition to its curriculum: The Temple Information Technology (IT) Program. This new program stems from a partnership between TUJ and iCarnegie, Inc., an educational affiliate of Carnegie Mellon University, Pittsburgh, PA, U.S.A., the world’s top computer science research and educational institution and software development training specialist.
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Temple University, Japan Campus Pacific Rim Lecture Series - Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan

July 1, 2003

Tokyo, July 1, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce that it will host a free, public lecture by Alex Kerr on Monday, July 7, from 7 p.m. in room 207 as part of its Pacific Rim Lecture Series. Alex Kerr is a renowned cultural critic whose work deals with modernization and its effects on Japanese culture and aesthetics. His most recent book, Dogs and Demons: Tales from the Dark Side of Japan, is a provocative study of doken kokka, a source of social change that renders traditional culture irrelevant and subservient to the demands of construction companies and political interest groups and of a political system dependent on largesse.
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TUJ hosts International Student Film & Video NextFrame 2003

June 23, 2003

Tokyo, June 23, 2003 Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host the fifth NextFrame Japan festival of international student film and video. The festival will be held this summer in Kyoto, on Saturday, July 19, and in Tokyo, on Saturday and Sunday, August 2 and 3. Kyoto audiences are invited to screenings at 1:00 p.m. and 5:00 p.m. in the event hall at Kyoto International Community House. In Tokyo, showings are at 1:00 p.m., 4:00 p.m., and 7:00 p.m. daily in hall D1 of the Tokyo International Forum. Admission at both venues is 1,500yen (1,000yen for students with ID). Additionally, on Thursday, July 24, the Tokyo American Center will co-host a free screening and panel discussion at 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m., respectively.
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Mahatma Gandhi’s Grandson to Speak at TUJ

June 11, 2003

Tokyo, June 11, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host a special presentation, “Achieving Peace in a Conflicted World,” by Arun Gandhi, the grandson of Mohandas Karamchand “Mahatma” Gandhi. On June 27, Arun Gandhi will lead a workshop at TUJ on conflict prevention from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m., followed by a lecture and a panel discussion with students from 7:00 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. This event is jointly sponsored by TUJ and Pricewaterhouse Coopers and is free and open to the public.
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New Law Program Director: Matthew J. Wilson

June 4, 2003

Tokyo, June 4, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) and Temple University’s Beasley School of Law are pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew J. Wilson as director of the Temple University Law Program in Japan, effective July 1. Professor Wilson takes over for Lawrence Repeta, who is leaving TUJ to further his academic research at the National Security Archive in Washington, D.C., through an Abe Fellowship.
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Temple University, Japan Campus Holds Commencement for 151 Graduates

June 2, 2003

Tokyo, June 2, 2003—Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) held its commencement on June 1, 2003, awarding undergraduate and graduate degrees and certificates to 151 graduates. The ceremony, held at Tokyo’s Radisson Miyako Hotel, was a continuation of the 116th commencement of Temple University in Philadelphia. It was attended by 127 of the graduates, along with their families and friends, senior academic and administrative staff from the main campus and from Temple University’s Law Program in Beijing, members of the TUJ Board of Governors, journalists, and other friends and supporters of TUJ.
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Distinguished Lecturer Series (May 2003)

May 14, 2003

Tokyo, May 14, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host a weekend series of lectures and seminars as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series. This is a special project of TUJ’s Graduate College of Education, which has invited top TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) researchers to speak on their areas of expertise. The first three hours of each Saturday session, held on May 17 in Osaka and May 24 in Tokyo, are free and open to the public. Continued attendance requires a payment of ¥10,500 per weekend.
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New International Affairs Major

April 16, 2003

Tokyo, April 16, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to announce another addition to its growing undergraduate program: a major in international affairs (IA). Developed by TUJ for TUJ students, the new major capitalizes on TUJ’s many faculty members with strong academic backgrounds in international relations. The IA major is designed to meet student demand for a curriculum that can help prepare them for international careers.
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TUJ Introduces New Art Major

March 14, 2003

Tokyo, March 14, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to introduce an exciting addition to its Undergraduate Program: a major in art. The new major has the dual goals of developing professional artists and of broadening opportunities to acquaint students with art. TUJ believes that achieving these goals will help raise the standard of art and culture in Japan.
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Distinguished Lecturer Series

February 24, 2003

Tokyo, February 24, 2003-Temple University, Japan Campus (TUJ) is pleased to host a weekend series of lectures and seminars as part of its Distinguished Lecturer Series. This is a special project of TUJ’s Graduate College of Education, which has invited top TESOL (teaching English to speakers of other languages) researchers to speak on their areas of expertise. The first three hours of each Saturday session, held on March 8 in Tokyo and March 15 in Osaka, are free and open to the public. Continued attendance requires a payment of ¥10,500 per weekend.
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TUJ's Repeta Receives Prestigious Abe Fellowship

February 6, 2003

Tokyo, February 6, 2002—Temple University, Japan Campus(TUJ)and the Temple University Law School are pleased and proud to announce that Lawrence Repeta, the director of the Temple Law Program in Japan and an associate dean of TUJ, has been awarded a prestigious Abe Fellowship. As an Abe Fellow, Professor Repeta will research public-interest organizations and their access to information held by government agencies.
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