Shōjo Manga Exhibit and Mini-Symposium “Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom”







Sydney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch College will present the exhibition World of Shōjo Manga: Mirrors of Girls’ Desires from Wednesday, February 4th to Friday, February 27th in 2014. Please see details below:

In conjunction with this exhibit, there will be a mini-symposium Globalized Manga Culture and Fandom: Thursday, February 19, 12:40 to 2:20 p.m. Vertical Campus, 55 Lexington Ave., 5th floor, Room 165 (Photo ID is required for entrance to the building).

Speakers: Dr. Masami Toku, Professor at California State University, Chico; Dr. Kathryn Hemmann, Assistant Professor at George Mason University, and Mr. Ed Chavez, Marketing Director at Vertical, Inc.Organizer/Moderator: Dr. Shige (CJ) Suzuki.

Both events are free of charge and open to public. The events are sponsored by the Japan Foundation, New York.


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San Francisco Career Forum 2015

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San Francisco Career Forum 2015

February 20 & 21 (Fri. & Sat.), 2015
Hilton San Francisco Union Square

*Travel scholarships are available

Although a smaller event than the Boston Career Forum,
we already have 19 companies participating including 9
companies requiring only conversational or business Japanese:

AMAZON JAPAN (conversational)
GROP (business)
INC RESEARCH (business)
SAP JAPAN (business)

We will also be welcoming speakers who will present seminars
sharing their bilingual job searching and career experiences.

This will be the last Career Forum for the academic year.

As per usual, I have attached a brief email broadcast for
your students. I would greatly appreciate it if you would
kindly take a minute to forward the information to your
students or have it available on your website/newsletter/facebook.

If you have any questions regarding the above,
please contact me at anytime.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
Best Regards,

Catherine Rackley
DISCO International, Inc.

Catherine Rackley
DISCO International, Inc.
15 West 44th St., 5th Fl.
New York, NY 10036
t: 212-403-6844
f: 212-382-2390

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Japan Day (Art Contest) 2015

CapturFilesJapan Day is a highly anticipated annual event in spring that celebrates Japanese culture with New Yorkers. Like traditional Japanese summer festivals, it provides food and activity tents as well as stage program displaying a wide range of Japanese culture, including both traditional and contemporary performances.

Now, we are accepting submissions for the art contest and we are wondering if you can share the information with your students or post the information on your bulletin board/website.

Here is the link to the Art Contest:

The Flyer: Art contest2015 flyer short1

I have attached the flyers for your convenient. One is bigger size to post on bulletin board and the other one is 4 smaller size of flyers to hand out.


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CULCON-Internship Opportunity!

culcon-logoCULCON, the Japan-U.S. Friendship Commission and the U.S.-Japan Bridging Foundation are deeply committed and proud to offer a joint internship program. We offer substantive and interesting work, a friendly work environment, encouragement to attend outside related events, reimbursement of transportation costs and excellent networking opportunities.

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Shashin: Photography from Japan

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  • Friday, April 24, 2015, 12 – 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, April 25, 2015, 12 – 6 p.m.


Stephen A. Schwarzman Building, South Court Auditorium (Map and directions)
Fully accessible to wheelchairs
How to register: Online

SHASHIN: PHOTOGRAPHY FROM JAPAN is a multi-institution program aimed to raise awareness of photography from Japan in New York, foster an exchange, and stimulate discussion in multiple segments: Academics, students, art collectors, researchers, artists, photographers, Japanophiles, and the general public of New York City.

The festival’s main event is a two-day symposium held inside the New York Public Library with the following panels and artists’ presentations:

Friday, April 24th, 12pm-6pm

Panel A. For a New World to Come: Experiments in Japanese Art and Photography, 1968–1979 (Chair & Moderator: Yasufumi Nakamori, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston)

Panelists: Yasufumi Nakamori, Associate Curator of Photography, the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Reiko Tomii, Independent Scholar/co-founder of PoNJA-GenKon; Franz Prichard, Assistant Professor, Department of East Asian Studies, Princeton University; Yoshiaki Kai, Associate Professor, Faculty of Humanities, Niigata University

Kunié Sugiura, Artist Presentation

Panel B. Protest and Performance (Chair & Moderator: Matthew S. Witkovsky, The Art Institute of Chicago)

Panelists: Matthew Witkovsky, Curator and Chair of Photography; Yuri Mitsuda, Curator, Shoto Museum; Walter Moser, Director of the Photography Collection of the Albertina Museum

Saturday, April 25th, 12pm-6pm

Panel C. Disaster and Vision (Chair & Moderator: Gennifer Weisenfeld, Professor, Duke University)

Panelists: David Odo, Director of Student Programs and Research Curator, Harvard Art Museums; Joel Smith, Curator of Photography, Morgan Library & Museum; Lisa Sutcliffe, Curator of Photography, Milwaukee Art Museum

Naoya Hatakeyama, Photographer Presentation (Introduction: Anne Nishimura Morse and Anne E. Havinga, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston)

Panel D. The Japanese Photobook (Moderator: David Senior, Bibliographer, MoMA Library)

Panelists: Ryuichi Kaneko, Independent Photography Historian; Miwako Tezuka, Director of the Japan Society Gallery; Futoshi Miyagi, Independent Author

Photographer Daisuke Yokota and Musician Aki Onda, Artist Performance (Introduction: Ivan Vartanian)

The Shashin: Photography from Japan fesitival and symposium is organized by The Council for Photography from Japan along with The New York Public Library and the International Center of Photography (ICP).

The symposium is free and open to the public, but registration is required.

For information on additional festival activities, including gallery exhibitions, films, publications & general announcements, please visit the main SHASHIN website.

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Katzen Fellowship

Through Chani Katzen ’96, The Katzen-Laufer Family is providing $3000 stipends for Weissman Arts & Sciences and School of Public Affairs undergraduate students who will be working in unpaid internships and/or formal volunteer positions in non-profit, the arts, education, or government organizations. The Katzen Fellowship for the Common Good recipients will be selected on the basis of the student’s genuine potential for future contributions to “the common good.” Preference will be given to students who are not receiving on-going scholarship assistance. (Students receiving government financial aid are eligible to apply.)


We have attached the flyer, application, validation of position, and evaluation form—all needed to apply for the Katzen Fellowship for the Common Good. The forms will also be available after the first week of January for download from our

Katzen Fellowship Application Link:


Please click here to apply online. Forms should be emailed to Dr. Heyman  subject heading:  Katzen Fellowship


Physical applications can be picked up at the STARR Career Development Center, Room 2-150. Complete and return application with written statements and Validation of Position Form to Dr. Heyman, Room 2-150 or by Email, Subject heading: Katzen Fellowship.  Or leave physical forms with Starr Career Development Center reception



We will begin officially promoting (SCDC website, e-blast, STARR Weekly) during the first week of January.


Please forward this information to appropriate students. Please post the attached flyer advertising the stipend.


Have a lovely holiday season. 




Wendy Heyman PhD

Arts & Sciences Coordinator

Starr Career Development Center

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From: Valeria L. Hymas, Post-Graduate & National Fellowships Advisor

Grants for paid 2015 overseas summer internships and professional and cultural exploration.
The Cultural Vistas Fellowship affords underrepresented U.S. university students the unique opportunity to advance their career goals, develop global competencies, and experience life in another culture. Cultural Vistas selects fellows to take part in a multinational professional development program that includes eight-week summer internships in Argentina, Germany, and India. The theme for summer 2015 is entrepreneurship and innovation.

This spotlight presentation provides a detailed overview of the Cultural Vistas Fellowship program, reviews the competition timeline and major application components and suggests strategies on how to prepare a competitive application.

Students, faculty, and staff are encouraged to attend.
Thursday December 4, 12:45 – 2:00pm, NVC 13-150

For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Fellowships Advisor,

Valeria L. Hymas
Post-Graduate & National Fellowships Advisor
Baruch College
137 East 25th Street, Suite 306
New York, NY 10010
City University of New York
Phone: 646-312-2129
Office: 306

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Baruch Japan Club: End of Semester Party & AIESEC Global Village

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Dear Members,

We hope your Thanksgiving holiday was filled with family, festivities and of course food! Surprisingly the end of the semester is near. We wish you success on your upcoming finals, before that however we invite you to come and enjoy Japan Club’s last event of the semester: the End of Semester Party! Join us as we say goodbye to the semester with good food, interactive games, and great company. This event will be on December 4th in our usual room VC 10-165, we invite both new faces and old to end the semester with the Japan club family, hope to see you there! Feel free to check out our Facebook event page as well.

Earlier in the week feel free to join us as we cosponsor AIESEC’S Global Village. For those of you who may not know this is an annual cultural showcase which will feature speakers who have studied and worked abroad as well as cultural games and plenty of great food! Interested? Feel free to check out their event page and come through on Tuesday, December 2nd to the multipurpose room from 12:30-3:00 PM for this great event!

Event information:
Event # 1: End of Semester Party
Date: Thursday, December 4th
Time & Place: VC 10-165, 12:45-2:05 PM

Event #2: AIESEC Global Village
Date: Tuesday, December 2nd
Time & Place: Multipurpose Room, 12:30-3:00 PM

Best regards,

Amy Campos
Co-Secretary | Baruch Japan Club
Baruch College

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Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program in Summer 2015.

Dear Sensei-gata,

We are pleased to announce that the Hokkaido International Foundation
(HIF) offers the 30th Japanese Language and Japanese Culture Program in
Summer 2015. It is an eight-week summer intensive program accompanied
with a homestay.

Place: Hakodate, Hokkaido
Program Duration: June 11- August 8, 2015
Application Deadline: February 6, 2015 (JST)

Application is now open through our online application system. Please
visit our website or contact us for more information:

HIF Office

一般財団法人 北海道国際交流センター(HIF)
〒040-0054 北海道函館市元町14-1

Hokkaido International Foundation (HIF)
14-1 Motomachi, Hakodate, Hokkaido 040-0054 Japan

Tel: 0138-22-0770 (+81-138-22-0770)
Fax: 0138-22-0660 (+81-138-22-0660)

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Baruch Japan Club: Food Day and Relay for Life Kick off!

Dear members,

Now that midterms are over it’s time to celebrate!  Come join us for a full two hours of food!  Join us this Thursday, November 20th, for Japan Club’s Food Day event!  Not only will we be serving up Japanese cuisine we’ll also be demonstrating how to make okonomiyaki.  This will be held during club hours in the usual clubroom, VC 10-165.  Feel free to check out the event page  and invite your friends!

Also this Thursday from 12:30 to 4 we will be cosponsoring Colleges against Cancer: Baruch College, at their Relay for Life Kickoff!  Join us and many other clubs in the second floor lobby as we try to raise money to help fight cancer! We will be making Choco pan (pandas out of bread and nutella and will be selling them for $0.50 a piece). Hope to see you there!

Event Information:


Event # 1: Food Day

Date: November 20th, 2014

Time & Place: 12:45-2:05 PM, VC-165

Event # 2: Relay for life Kick Off!

Date: November 20th, 2014

Time & Place: 12:30-4:00 PM, 2nd floor lobby

Best regards,

Jennafer Mukofsky

Co-Secretary | Baruch Japan Club

Baruch College

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