Monthly Archives: January 2015

$3000 Katzen Public Interest Fellowships for Baruch’s A & S and BSPA undergrads; Deadline extended to 2/17

Dear Baruch colleagues,

The Katzen-Laufer Family is providing 13  $3000 fellowships for Weissman Arts & Sciences and School of Public Affairs undergraduates who work in unpaid internships and/or formal volunteer positions in non-profit, the arts, education, or government organization. The Katzen Public Interest Fellowship recipients will be selected on the basis of the student’s genuine potential for future contributions to “the common good.”  Note:  Preference will be given to students not already receiving on-going college financial funding.(Pell Grants & student loans are fine) This fellowship was formerly called Katzen Fellowship for the Common Good.

We have attached the flyer and application needed to apply for the Katzen Public Interest Fellowship. Students can also download this information from

Completed application forms should be brought to Starr Career Development Center, 2-150 with a 5pm 2/17 deadline.  (Applications can also be picked up from reception at 2-150)  Questions can be emailed to Dr. Heyman at  subject heading Katzen Fellowship


Thank you for helping us to publicize these fellowships provided by the generosity of Chani Katzen ’96 and the Katzen- Laufer Familyand with the on-going assistance of Cruz Marina Esquilin, Nicole Souza, Deputy Director of Special Gifts at Baruch and Patricia Imbimbo, Director of Starr Career Development Center.



Wendy Heyman, PhD
Arts and Sciences Coordinator
Starr Career Development Center

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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Symposium Flyer by Baruch Japan Club!


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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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