TUJ Times Online

March 14, 2006 (vol. 6)

TUJ Times Online, our online monthly newsletter, will keep you informed of recent news at TUJ and its alumni.


New "MBA START" at TUJ Lets You Test Drive Our Program

Starting this year, TUJ offers MBA courses for non-degree students. If you are not sure that you are ready for an MBA or if you just need a few classes, TUJ has a new option for you. Under Temple's new MBA START Program, you can take up to three MBA classes prior to being officially admitted. If you later decide to pursue a degree you will get full credit for these courses toward your MBA.

To find out more about applying for the MBA START Program, please contact the MBA office or come to an MBA Information Session (see above). For reservations, visit our website or call 0120-86-1026.

Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) Lecture Series "The Russian Far East" by James Brooke

James Brooke, Northeast Asia Correspondent of The New York Times and the only Japan-based reporter to regularly roam through Pacific Russia, will address current issues regarding Russia. Only 25 miles north of Japan at its closest tip, Pacific Russia was long off limits to outsiders, hidden behind the ice curtain of the Cold War. To this day, there are no flights from Tokyo to Vladivostok, Sakhalin or Khabarovsk. But suddenly Japan and China are facing off over this treasure chest of resources - water, timber, and more oil and gas than in the North Slope of Alaska. Will Russia's Far East become a docile Canada, exporting resources to its southern superpower neighbor, China? Will Japan, desperate for Siberian oil, finance an oil pipeline into the only Maritime Nature Reserve in Pacific Russia? Find out the answers at the ICJS lecture series.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 16, 7:00 p.m.
Room 206/207, TUJ

Continuing Education's Offering Workshops

Continuing Education Workshops offer professional development courses applicable to the workplace. Places are still being accepted for late March and April. Check out the workshops information at www.tuj.ac.jp/cont-ed/. Alumni will get 25% tuition discount!

TUJ Career Fair

As a Temple University Japan alumnus, you are invited to attend the TUJ Career Fair. This event will allow you to network with fellow alumni and explore future career opportunities.

Date and Time
Thursday, March 17, 4:00 - 7:00 p.m.
Room 212/213, TUJ

No registration required. For more information, visit the Career Development website at http://www.tuj.ac.jp/placement.


Black History Month Projects by TUJ Students

In the US, February is known as Black History Month and various events and activities take place in communities and schools/colleges all over the country. At TUJ, members of the American Studies R112, "African American Experiences" course gave presentations on black history and culture between Feb 22nd to 27th during T-Time (12:30-1:30), which were open to all students and faculty/staff members.

Four groups presented their projects, on various topics including a live demonstration of black graffiti art; a very unique multi-media documentary presentation on "African American Heroes" and PowerPoint presentations on the origins of Soul food and African American music. All students put in a lot of effort for their Black History Month projects.

Mariko Nagai Received the 2006 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award

Mariko Nagai's poetry manuscript, HISTORIES OF BODIES has been awarded the 2006 Benjamin Saltman Poetry Award from Red Hen Press (http://www.redhen.org) and will be published on October 1, 2006. The manuscript was chosen by Alicia Ostriker and James Ragan, and the publication of the book will be accompanied by a reading with Maxine Hong Kingston and Mark Strand in LA on October.

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