Upcoming Events & Sustainability Activities
As the NCTA program has grown and expanded across the country, we have become increasingly interested in exploring ways that we can strengthen NCTA alumni teachers' interest in and commitment to improving teaching about East Asia. Within the Pittsburgh region we will support the following types of sustainability activities:
- Support for seminars and workshops
- Support for professional development including trips to museums and other cultural events
- Networking opportunities for NCTA alumni
- Purchase of Asia-related teaching materials
- Support for attendance at professional conferences
Japan in the Broader Context of Asia: an NCTA Video-Conference Lecture Series
This Spring NCTA is hosting a video-conference lectures series “Japan in the Broader Context of Asia,” which will feature a variety of talks by professors from the University of Pittsburgh, Elizabethtown College, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
We will be using the video-conferening facitlities at the following sites:
- Univeristy of Pittsburgh, Main Campus (Pittsburgh, PA)
- University of Maryland Baltimore County (Baltimore, MD)
- Elizabethtown College (Elizabethtown, PA)
- Bucknell University (Lewisburg, PA)
- Slippery Rock University (Slippery Rock, PA)
These lectures are free, but registration is required and space is limited (see below for registration information at each of the different sites)
Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 6-8:30pm: “Buddhism for the Unenlightened” by Clark Chilson, Associate Professor of Religious Studies, University of Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014, 6-8:30pm: “Japan and Its Asian Neighbors: History, Islands and National Identity” by Constantine N. Vaporis, Professor of History and Director of the Asian Studies Program, University of Maryland, Baltimore County.
Tuesday, March 4:, 2014, 6-8:30pm: “The (Non) Economic Thinking of Japan’s Decision-makers for World War II” by Richard Smethurst, Professor Emeritus of History, University of Pittsburgh.
Tuesday, March 18, 2014, 6-8:30pm: “The Myth of Homogeneity: Immigration and Ethnicity in Twentieth-Century Japan” by David Kenley, Director, Center for Global Understanding and Peacemaking and Associate Professor of Chinese History at Elizabethtown College, PA
Participating Universities and Registration Information:
To attend the lectures at the Unviersity of Pittsburgh, please contact: Patrick Hughes at email@example.com (please let him know which of the lectures you would like to sign up for). The video-conference will take place in room 4217 Wesley W. Posvar Hall on the main campus of the University of Pittsburgh.
To attend the lectures at Elizabethtown College, please contact: Dr. David Kenley at: firstname.lastname@example.org (please let him know which of the lectures you would like to sign up for). The video-conference will take place in room 125 Nicarry Hall on the Elizabethtown College campus (Elizabethtown, PA 17022)
To attend the lectures at the University of Maryland Baltimore County, please contact Julie Rosenthal at email@example.com (please let her know which of the lectures you would like to sign up for)
To attend the lectures at Bucknell University, please contact Mary Rice at :
firstname.lastname@example.org (please let her know which of the lectures you would like to sign up for) *The venue for the video-conference will be posted shortly*
To attend the lectures at Slippery Rock Unversity, please contact Dr. Armand Policicchio at email@example.com (please let him know which of the lectures you would like to sign up for). The video-conference will take place in the Strain Behavioral Science Building (BSB) Room 117 on the Slippery Rock Campus.
This lecture series is sponsored by the National Consortium for Teaching About Asia, University of Pittsburgh. Funding provided by the Toshiba International Foundation and the Freeman Foundation.
For information about previous seminars and events, see Past Enrichment Seminars.
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