TUJ Times Online

May 23, 2007 (vol. 20)


Meet New Grads at the June 16 Alumni Party!

The TUJ Alumni Association is planning a party for the evening of Saturday, June 16, a week after the 2007 graduation ceremony, to welcome new graduates. This will be a perfect opportunity to meet freshly minted TUJ graduates and see old friends as well in a friendly Temple atmosphere. Let's get together to celebrate the newest crop of grads and have a fun time!

Date & Time
Saturday, June 16 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
T.G.I. Friday's in Roppongi (Click here for map)
2,500 yen per person (includes light meal - drinks are seperate)

ICJS Book Event: The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy

TUJ's Institute of Contemporary Japanese Studies (ICJS) is happy to invite all alumni to a book event featuring Sasha Issenberg's The Sushi Economy: Globalization and the Making of a Modern Delicacy. Issenberg traces sushi's historical journey from Japanese street snack to global delicacy. Along the way, he follows the fish through the stalls of Tokyo's massive Tsukiji market and goes behind the sushi bar with the super-talented chef Nobu Matsuhisa, whose travels helped to define the flavors of global sushi cuisine.

Date & Time
Friday, June 1, 6:30 p.m.
(presentation starts at 7 p.m.)
TUJ Azabu Hall, Room 206
Food is available for 2,500 yen; open to the general public.
Registration is closed.


Professor Deans Named New Undergraduate Program Assistant Dean and Director

Professor Phil Deans has succeeded Professor Matthew Wilson as Assistant Dean and director of the undergraduate program. He will also assume the new position of chair of the research program, supporting and encouraging the research activities of TUJ faculty members. Professor Deans, who joined TUJ in July 2006, holds a Ph.D. in politics and international relations from the University of Newcastle upon Tyne and is currently completing an MBA in higher education management at the University of London. "I am delighted to have joined Temple," he says. "TUJ is a wonderful institution at the cutting edge of the internationalization and globalization of higher education, and it provides a stimulating, challenging atmosphere for faculty and students."

New MBA Director—Professor Chet Borucki

Professor Chet Borucki is the new director of TUJ's MBA Program. He takes over the role from William Swinton, who in turn has moved to the new position of director of Undergraduate Business and Special Business Programs. Professor Borucki joined TUJ as a full-time faculty member in August 2006 after serving as dean of the Graduate School of International Management at the International University of Japan. His specialization is strategic management and organizational effectiveness. He previously held faculty appointments at New York University, Nyenrode University (The Netherlands Business School), and Seoul National University. Professor Borucki received his PhD from the University of Michigan.

TUJ Corporate Education Training Programs for P&G and Nikki

On May 21 in Kobe, TUJ's Corporate Education (CE) launched an ambitious month-long training course for 62 new hires of P&G. The program is aimed at improving their English proficiency and developing their business communication skills so they can participate more effectively in a range of corporate settings, including global meetings and company presentations. CE is also conducting an intensive English-language training program for new employees of Nikki (JGC Corporation), one of the world's largest engineering companies. The program began on May 7 and will conclude on May 28. The training focuses on imparting a variety of practical communication skills. Alumni with any corporate training needs or inquiries are encouraged to contact either Jeffrey Kanemoto (kanemoto@tuj.ac.jp) or Minoru Ohki (ohki@tuj.ac.jp), or visit www.tuj.ac.jp/ce for further information.

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