Monthly Archives: March 2014

Baruch Japan Club: Study Abroad Seminar

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This Thursday, April 3rd, Baruch Japan Club will be holding our annual Study Abroad Seminar! This event will be dedicated to educating anyone interested in studying abroad in Japan. Along with supplying information about how to go about applying through other schools (since Baruch doesn’t have its own study abroad program for Japan) we have also invited a couple students who have studied abroad in different areas of Japan to give presentations and speak about their process, many experiences, and what to expect while there. Food and drink will also be offered. Anyone who is interested is more than welcome to join us! This event will be held in our usual room VC 10-165 during club hours (12:45PM to 2:20PM). Feel free to invite friends too!

Event Information

Event: Study Abroad Seminar
Date: Thursday, April 3rd
Place & Time: 12:45–2:20PM at VC 10-165

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Student-Faculty Research and Service Travel Grant, AY 2014-15

Student-Faculty Research and Service Travel Grant, AY 2014-15: Open to any Baruch student and faculty member, regardless of rank, the Valentín Lizana y Parragué Travel Grant aims to encourage research-related and/or service-related  travel to other parts of the U.S. and, in some cases, abroad for up to $5,000.   Student-faculty pairs or small groups of students and a faculty member are encouraged to apply by submitting the following:  A one-page description of the proposed research project and how it would benefit from traveling to a particular location; the CV of the faculty member who will be guiding the student(s); the name(s) of the student(s) participating; and a budget and timeline for travel.    The grant especially encourages research related to issues of race, class, and social justice.  To be considered for this grant the faculty member would have to submit the above mentioned materials by  May 15, 2014.  Funds from this grant could also be used in conjunction with other Baruch or outside funding.  Please send all materials to: and   Sponsored by the Valenín Lizana y Parragué Endowed Chair.

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Language Project Job Opportunity! 3/25-3/31 TransPerfect Tranlations

I am reaching out to your club because we have a large JP>EN project that our company is working on for the next week. Currently we are seeking students that may be able to work as translators on this project. We can be flexible on per word rates, payment methods, and daily volume, and I am happy to further discuss details if you think that there are students available to work on this.

Project Details:
Large financial Japanese to English translation project. We have a wide range of files and material types within our batches.
We have PPTs and PDF files in a range of subjects from general to technical.

Due to the highly sensitive nature of the project, we have a supplemental NDA and the TransPerfect NDA that we require you to sign before we can send over any source files.

Please let me know if you have any additional questions. I look forward to speaking with you soon!

Raina N. Whitfield, MSW | Global Recruiter
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Baruch Japan Club: Japanese Conversation Class (JCC)

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This Thursday, March 27th, Baruch Japan Club will be holding our first official Japanese Conversation Class (JCC) this semester! This event will be dedicated to helping those who are interested in learning Japanese or are interested in polishing their Japanese speaking skills. Everyone participating will be split up into groups according to their level (but no knowledge of Japanese is required): beginner, intermediate, advanced. The main theme of this JCC will be Spring. Some topics of discussion include Sakura Matsuri and new beginnings. Anyone who is interested is welcome to join us! This event will be held in our usual room VC 10-165 during club hours (12:45PM to 2:05PM). Feel free to invite your friends to come.

Event Information

Event: Japanese Conversation Class
Date: Thursday, March 27th
Place & Time: 12:45-2:05PM at VC 10-165

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Kabuki Dance-Drama By Kyoko Ohnishi, Rutgers University


Rutgers University-Newark

Japanese Language and Culture

A Lecture and Performance

Kabuki Dance-Drama

                                        By Kyoko Ohnishi, Rutgers University

    Wednesday, April 9, 2014    2:30 p.m.-3:50 p.m.

    Paul Robeson Campus Center, #231

                            350 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. Newark, NJ

           * Demonstration of kimono costuming

          * Comparison of male and female style dance

     Refreshments will be served.                                        Free Admission

     Supported by Department of Spanish and Portuguese Studies

     For more information:


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Ad Hoc Major At Baruch


Are you interested in majoring “Japan Studies” or “Asian Studies”? Or, do you want to major in Asian Literature or Culture? Baruch students can create an ad hoc major by combining courses from two or more departments. Please consult the following pages.

To create  your own major, your attendance to one of the ad hoc major workshop is necessary. Please consult the flyer attached in this message.
Ad Hoc Majors

Detailed information and requirements are here:

From Dr. Wendy Heyman:
The last two ad hoc workshops of the semester are 3/25 @ 5:30 and 5/5 @ 3pm.  Both will be held in room 2-190.  Attendance at one workshop is mandatory for any students wishing to create their own major.

This Arts & Sciences major is an opportunity to combine two or more arts and science department offerings, creating a unified major. Students may also integrate 9 business or public administration credits, into their major. Some of the majors (the students name the major themselves) have included:  Law and the Underrepresented, International Relations, Technology and Communications, Religion and Culture, Critical thinking,  and Graphic Communication and Digital Marketing.

At the workshop there will be a 3- person – panel, where alumni will discuss their career path subsequent to creating their own major and graduating from Baruch.

Faculty are welcome to attend.


Wendy Heyman, PhD

Arts and Sciences Coordinator
Starr Career Development Center
(646) 312-4681

Baruch College
1 Bernard Baruch Way
(24th Street, between Lexington & third)
Vertical Campus
Rm 2-150
Box B2-150
New York City, New York 10010


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from Baruch Japan Club

photoWe hope everyone is faring well with midterms and wish the best of luck to those who will be taking them soon. This Thursday, March 20th, Baruch Japan Club will be holding a general meeting for our upcoming events. Anyone who is interested in what future events we’re going to have is welcome to join us! It will be in our usual room VC 10-165 during club hours (12:45PM to 2:05PM).

Secondly, it’s time for our second social/dinner event! This time, on Friday the 21st, we’re going to Sushi Park. We had a lot of fun on our last social, join us again if you have time. We love to socialize and meet new people so don’t hold back!
If you’re coming, please let us know so we can reserve seats by filling out this short form and clicking join on our Facebook event.

Lastly, in honor of the famed anime movie director Hayao Miyasaki and his retirement, as well as support in the fight against cancer, our friend JAA (Japanese Anime Asylum) is currently holding a weekly movie night on Tuesdays from 6PM to 8PM in room 3-210. This week, they will be screening “Spirited Away.” $1 donation is suggested for popcorn and soda. Drop by and enjoy a great movie!
For more details, please visit: Movie Night Facebook Page

Event Information

Event #1: JAA Movie Night: Spirited Away
Date: Tuesday, March 18th
Place & Time: 6-8PM at VC 3-210

Event #2: General Meeting
Date: Thursday, March 20th
Place & Time: 12:45-2:05PM at VC 10-165

Event #3: Dinner at Sushi Park
Date: Friday, March 21st
Time: 6PM onward
Place: 121 E 2nd Ave, New York, NY 10003

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Photography and the Japanese American Memory on Exhibit at New Jersey College


My student shared this exhibit info. with us.

Article about the exhibit:

Website for New Jersey College’s art gallery (scroll down a bit):

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Sugar Coated – A short documentary about Lolita Fashion

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West Meets East Matsuri

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Last year, we created West Meets East Matsuri to celebrate the fusion of two different cultures from Tokyo to New York.

This year, from musical instruments and Japanese drumming to an authentic samurai sword battle performance, this year’s show has been revamped to include all new and widely recognized international performers, Japanese professional artists, and even one of Baruch’s own talented students.
You just can’t miss out on this one.

Event info:
Date: Thursday, March 6th, 2014
Time: 6:00PM to 9:00PM
Location: Multi-purpose room (1-107) at Baruch College
Come early because there is limited space and refreshments will be served.

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