Monthly Archives: October 2016

Japanese Kirie Artist KROUD Returns to New York for Solo Exhibition

KROUD Solo Exhibition: Contemporary Evolution Theory

Tuesday, November 1 through Sunday, November 6
Opening reception: Thursday, November 3 at 6:00 p.m.

Jadite Galleries – 413 W. 50th Street (between 9th and 10th Avenues)

Admission: Free

Japanese kirie artist KROUD brings his intricate artwork back to New York for his third solo exhibition at Jadite Galleries. KROUD specializes in the Japanese art of paper cutting, and in a 2012 interview with JapanCulture•NYC, the artist said he generally takes up to 40 hours to complete one piece.

This exhibition will showcase his most recent efforts, which consist of multi-layered, black-and-white images that depict animals and insects with a mechanical twist. The meticulously altered paper shows the delicate balance between nature and machines.

For more information, please visit KROUD’s website.

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Foreign Language Study Abroad Funding

clspicForeign Language Study Abroad Funding (Critical Language Scholarships/Boren Scholarships) – INFORMATION SESSION

Want to learn a foreign language? Want to do it in a fully immersive environment?  Wondering how to pay for it?

At this information session, we will explain the different scholarship opportunities for foreign language learning, discuss the application process, talk about preparing a competitive study abroad scholarship application, and give you tips on how to plan ahead—academically, financially and personally. Scholarships that will be highlighted include the David L. Boren Awards for International Study and theU.S. Dept. of State Critical Language Scholarships. This is also a great opportunity for you to ask questions.

All students, faculty and staff are encouraged to attend.

When:           Thursday, October 20th from 12:45pm to 2:00pm

Where:         Room 3-125 of the William and Anita Newman Vertical Campus

For more information contact: Valeria Hymas, Deputy Director, National & Prestigious Fellowships Advising,

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Exhibition of YOKAI IN NEW YORK by Kyoichi Yamada

Gallery Talk:Yokai in New York
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016

Exhibition of YOKAI IN NEW YORK by Kyoichi Yamada

The Nippon Gallery is pleased to host an exhibition of YOKAI IN NEW YORK by Kyoichi Yamada from October 27 to November 2, 2016. He searched for yokai (ghosts or monsters) hiding in New York, like Pokemon GO hunting, and created his own original paintings from them. We think this kind of exhibition is the first attempt in the USA. We hope a lot of people will enjoy this exhibition.

Yamada is a modern artist from Nagoya City located in the center of Japan. He got interested in yokai at one time, but he didn’t study or research old traditional yokai. He took everything about strange phenomena, eccentric people and unusual buildings as yokai and through his own interpretation he created new yokai. He organized them and published a book. At the same time, because he is an artist, he illustrated pictures of yokai in his book. It was about several months ago when that popular TV program ‘yokai watch’ started on TV.

He stayed in New York for his exhibition in 2014 and got interested in finding yokai also in New York. He visited here again, found out a lot of yokai and published a book titled ‘Yokai in New York’. Of course, he painted pictures for the book as well. In this exhibition 30 paintings out of them are displayed.

In 1964 Yamada was selected for the exhibition, ‘14 Japanese Artists’ held in New York, which was the first exhibition of Japanese artists after the World WarⅡin the USA. He was the youngest of the 14 artists. After that he has won many grand prix at the contest inside and outside Japan. At Wakayama International Printing Biennale, a judge, Sam Francis, a famous American artist, gave Yamada’s work the highest praise and decided that his work was awarded the grand prize.

◎ Gallery Talk:Yokai in New York
1:30 pm – 2:30 pm on Saturday, October 29, 2016
What is yokai? Ghost? Alive or dead? If everything can be yokai, what is it like? What kind of yokai did Yamada find out? He is going to have an interesting and funny talk comparing with Japanese yokai. (The Talk will be conducted in Japanese)

Period October 27(Thursday)-November 2(Wednesday), 2016
Hours 10:00 am – 6:00 pm (Monday – Friday) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm (Saturday)
Location The Nippon Gallery at The Nippon Club
Admission Free
Detail Tel:(212)581-2223 Fax: (212) 581-3332
E-mail: URL:
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Dear Colleagues,


So the flyer announcing the 14 $3000 fellowships for unpaid volunteer or internship work toward the common good, has been slightly modified, see the attached. Fast summary:  Students must find their own internship that contributes to the common good and the 230 hours they would need to complete, would be done subsequent to being accepted for the fellowship. The student could be majoring in any of our undergraduate programs and/or may not have decided on a major.


This is a terrific opportunity for someone who wants to explore nonprofit or making a contribution toward the common good, etc.  Sites could be in the arts, in hospitals, in political and/or government settings, in nonprofits, in school/college settings etc.  In the past, Katzen fellows have worked at a variety of sites including the ASPCA, God’s Love–We deliver, Social Assurity, March of Dimes, King’s County District Attorney’s Office, Global Potential, United Nations—various permanent missions, New York City Council, Aisecs and Girls Write Now—to name a few.


Students could conceivably work 35 hours a week in January and then back down to 14 hours a week when the new semester begins to bring the total number of hours to 230. Or they could commit to 14 to 35 hours a week to bring the total to 230.   Applications are on our website: or can be picked up at Starr Career Development Center, room 2-150.  Deadline is November 7th.


Any questions please Email me at    And make the subject heading:

Katzen 2016/17



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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Tsugaru Shamisen Concert 2016 in NYC (Thursday, November 17th)


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JET Information Session (Thursday, October 27th)


There will be a JET program information session on Thursday, October 27th during the club hours (12:45 to 2:15 pm). The information session will be conducted by Ms. Noriko Furuhata, a program coodinator. A Baruch alumna, a former JET teacher, will share her experience of being a JET member and living experience in Tokyo.Please drop by this week’s Baruch Japan Club event.

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J+B DESIGN & TRAVEL Internship Opportunity

My name is Angelina Kurganska and I am currently working for J+B Design and Travel in Brooklyn. We are currently offering an internship program for motivated people who are interested in Japanese culture. Students who have interest please see the detail below and feel free to contact with any questions.



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Boren Awards: Language Study and Research in Japan


Boren Awards fund U.S. undergraduate and graduate language study and research abroad in world regions critical to U.S. national interests (including Africa, Asia, Central & Eastern Europe, Eurasia, Latin America, and the Middle East). Boren Awards promote longer-term linguistic and cultural immersion overseas, and are available to applicants in most fields of study.

Boren Awards will give preference to applicants planning to study in a number of East & Southeast Asian countries, includingCambodia, China, Indonesia, Japan, South Korea, Malaysia, the Philippines, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam. Preference is also given to students who are willing to study abroad for longer periods of time, and those who are highly motivated to work in the federal government following graduation.

The Boren Scholarships provide up to $20,000 for undergraduate students for language-focused study abroad

1400 K Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20005

Phone +1.800.618.NSEP |

Twitter @BorenAwards | Facebook  BorenAwards | YouTube BorenAwards

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Tomu Uchida: A Retrospective October 21–November 7, 2016


A Hole of My Own Making. 1955. Japan. Directed by Tomu Uchida. Courtesy of National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo

An artful stylist and shrewd social critic, the Japanese filmmaker Tomu Uchida (1898–1970) left an illustrious body of work little seen or acknowledged outside his home country. Working within the Japanese studio system, he proved to be a dexterous, adaptable visionary comfortable at the helm of any production—from samurai films, thrillers, and literary adaptations to social satire and even a pseudo-Western set in Japan’s “Wild North” of Hokkaido. Uchida started making films during the silent period, found his career as a director interrupted by a decade spent in Manchuria at the end of WWII, and later returned to Japan to amass a rich and far-reaching body of work. This retrospective, the most extensive ever held outside Japan, includes 35mm prints of works from the early 1930s through the late 1960s, when Uchida’s films tracked monumental social and political changes in Japan with a cinematic flair that puts the director among legends like Masaki Kobayashi and Kihachi Okamoto.

Organized by La Frances Hui, Associate Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art, in collaboration with independent curators Alexander Jacoby and Johan Nordström, and the National Film Center, The National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. Special thanks to Masaki Daibo and Max Carpenter, intern.

The exhibition is supported by the Annual Film Fund.

Upcoming events

  • *Yoto monogatari: Hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin giri (Killing in Yoshiwara).* 1960. Directed by Tomu Uchida. © Toei Company, Ltd.

    Yoto monogatari: Hana no Yoshiwara hyakunin giri (Killing in Yoshiwara). 1960. Directed by Tomu Uchida

    1. Friday, October 21, 7:00 p.m.
    2. Saturday, November 5, 7:00 p.m.
    1. Saturday, October 22, 2:30 p.m.
      Introduced by Akira Tochigi
    2. Sunday, November 6, 5:00 p.m.
      *Kagirinaki zenshin (Unending Advance).* 1937. Japan. Directed by Tomu Uchida. Courtesy National Film Center, Tokyo

      Kagirinaki zenshin (Unending Advance). 1937. Directed by Tomu Uchida

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JET Program Info Session Hosted By Baruch Japan Club



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