Monthly Archives: October 2016

Annual Diversity Pipeline Career Programs Panel & Networking Event



Hi everyone,


It’s that time of the year again!  Attached please find the event flyer for our award-winningAnnual Diversity Pipeline Career Programs Panel & Networking Event (see additional details below).  Kindly assist in spreading the word.  Thank you in advance for sharing this information with your culturally diverse, underrepresented students.


Event Details:


Starr Career Development Center Presents:

Annual Diversity Pipeline Career Programs Panel & Networking Event

(In Collaboration with Baruch SEEK Program and the Urban Male Leadership Academy)


DATE:   Tuesday, October 18th

TIME:    12:30 – 2:20 PM

PLACE:  Room 14-220/ Newman Vertical Campus

Undergrad Students: Please RSVP via STARR Search at


Attend this event and learn about prestigious internship, fellowship, leadership, & professional development programs and opportunities for underserved/underrepresented students.


Guest Speakers include representatives from:


– America Needs You (formerly New York Needs You)

– American Association of Advertising Agencies/Multicultural Advertising Intern Program (MAIP)

– HACU National Internship Program


– Management Leadership for Tomorrow (MLT)

– Modern Guild

– Sponsors for Educational Opportunities (SEO)

– T. Howard Foundation (Diversity in Media & Entertainment)


Panel Moderator:   Shantel Deleon, NABA Baruch President

Closing Remarks:   Angela Rosario, ALPFA Baruch President


Club Co-Sponsors:  Advertising Design Society, ALPFA, Ascend, Delta Sigma Pi, Ecuadorian Club, Golden Key, Marketers of Baruch, NABA, PRSSA, Peers For Careers, RSSP/P2P, Sigma Alpha Delta, SOCA, Wall Street Club and WIB


Please do not hesitate to contact me should you have any questions.  Feel free to join us!





Ingrid Tineo, Acting Deputy Director

Employer Relations & Diversity Initiatives

Baruch College–Starr Career Development Center

55 Lexington Avenue, Box B2-150

New York, NY 10010

Phone: 646-312-4686




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RESOBOX Japanese Short Film Festival


Lights, Camera, Action! Summer is over but we’re still bringing in the films at our Japanese short film festival this Fall! On October 22, we will be showing a total of 16 films by 7 different directors in the RESOBOX Japanese Short Film Festival. These films capture the true spirit Japanese film and celebrate those that are inspired the culture. Each film incorporates at least one Japanese factor including setting, story, theme and even if they are made by creators of Japanese heritage. As a result, a diverse group of directors and short films were gathered to help celebrate the wonder of Japanese film.

Date: Saturday, October 22, 2016 7:00pm – 9:00pm


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Shin-Godzilla from Oct. 11 -18th in NYC!!!!

Shin Godzilla will be screened in NYC! The director is Hideaki Anno who is famous for TV/film series Neon Genesis Evangelion

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Grandma’s Love Letters Tue 11/15 7:30pm

Grandma’s Love Letters

Written and Performed by Yuki Sakamoto, JAPAN

Tue 11/15 7:30pm

drama, comedy, tragedy, storytelling, 55 min.

“Our lives become memories and fade away someday. Our lives, ourselves, the war …and everything become the past and we all fade away in the history …” Yuki embodies the memories of her 90-year-old Japanese grandmother: her life, her relationship with her husband, and experiences through World War II. Recommended for: all audiences. Links: show, artist, video.

2016 United Solo is the world’s largest solo theatre festival, currently in its 7th season. All shows are staged at Theatre Row: 410 West 42nd Street, New York City. TICKETS, with a price of $20.25 (including a $2.25 theatre restoration charge) are available at the Theatre Row Box Office and online through Telecharge at You may also call Telecharge at 212-239-6200. When placing your reservation, please provide: the FESTIVAL name (United Solo Theatre Festival), the name of THEATRE (Theatre Row – The Studio Theatre), and the specific DAY and TIME of SHOW you would like to see.

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Welcome to the Kyogen Performance in Hunter College Oct.19th Wed 7:30 PM

This is the message from Maayan Barkan, the acting head of the Japanese Division at Hunter College.



The Hunter College Japanese Division members, in collaboration with the Theatre Department, would like to invite you to join us and experience the joyous laughter of Kyogen, the Japanese classical comic theater which seeks out the humor in people’s daily lives!


Kyogen performance:
Place: Hunter College, 695 Park Ave. New York, NY 10065

(The Lang Recital Hall)
Date & Time: Wednesday, October 19, 7:30pm

Since sitting is limited, it is a first come first serve bases.

1. The event is free.
2. The location of the Recital Hall is: Hunter North 414.

This event is sponsored by the Theater Department  and the Classics and Oriental Studies Department/Japanese Division. It is the first cultural event in a serious of cultural events the Japanese Division is going to host in the 2016-2017 year.

We are planning to have many other cultural events this academic year and will be thrilled to have you and your students join us.


Maayan Barkan
Acting head
Japanese Division

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Funding for Unpaid Internships


For details go to our website   There will be aninformation session on October 20th, 12:30  room 2-190 (with food J) Please register for it on StarrSearch. Fellowship application deadline is Nov. 7th.  Applications can be downloaded from our website or are also available at reception at Starr Career Development Center, room 2-150.  Any questions send me an email:   SUBJECT HEADING   Katzen 2016/17

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JACL Kakehashi Program!

ddApply now for the 2016-2017 JACL Kakehashi Program!

Up to 200 participants will be selected to participate in this year’s JACL Kakehashi Program, coordinated by the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL) and the Japan International Cooperation Center (JICE), and supported by funding from the Japan Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The goal of the JACL Kakehashi Program is to build relations between Japan and Japanese Americans/Asian Americans. The program provides participants with a better understanding of Japan through a variety of fields, including politics, economics, and culture. JACL Kakehashi Program alumni are encouraged to become effective advocates in enhancing U.S. – Japan relations.

Participants selected in a competitive process will travel to Japan for 9-days where they will visit a number of historical and educational sites, experience traditional and cultural activities, and participate in a homestay with a local family.

Trip Schedule

Trip 1: September 5-13, 2016  
Application Deadline: July 15, 2016  *CLOSED* 
Copy of Passport Deadline: August 16, 2016
Selection Notification: Early August 2016

Trip 2: December 12-20, 2016
Application Deadline: October 1, 2016 *CLOSED*
Copy of Passport Deadline: November 25, 2016
Selection Notification: Early November 2016

Trip 3: March 13-21, 2017
Application Deadline: December 15, 2016
Copy of Passport Deadline: January 23, 2017
Selection Notification: Early January 2017

Program and Application Guidelines

Applicants must be (1) a student in good standing currently enrolled in accredited college or university OR a young professional who has completed a minimum of a bachelor degree from an accredited college or university; (2) between the ages of 18-25 years old, (3) Japanese American or Asian American heritage. Please click here for additional program and eligibility guidelines.

You do not need to be a JACL member to be eligible.

All applications and requested documentation must be received by the deadlines specified on the application.

If you have any questions or issues, please contact Merissa Nakamura at, or call 202-223-1240 (MondayFriday, 10:00am-5:30pm EST).

Click Here to Apply Today!!

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Internship Program (unpaid) in Japan at Ibaraki Christian University (TEFL)

This is a message from Rory S. Baskin from Ibaraki Christian University in Hitachi, Japan.



I am emailing from Ibaraki Christian University in Hitachi, Japan to ask for your assistance in informing interested students of our unpaid internship program. The program is now in its fourth year, and we have welcomed interns from all over North America. With the experience gained through the internship, eight out of nine of our former interns who applied to the JET Program have been accepted and another intern received a Fulbright Scholarship to study in India. We are also hoping to welcome future interns from colleges and universities in Australia, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. The following is the basic information that we post with career centers, internship offices and international offices:

We are looking for students who are interested in doing an unpaid international internship related to teaching. Specifically, we are looking for interns to help undergraduate English majors in Japan improve their English. Interns will work with students in and outside of the classroom to help them academically and provide opportunities to practice English communication. Interns will also plan and create opportunities for students to use their English in nonacademic settings such as playing games, sports and other extracurricular activities.

Those interested in our program can visit 

for more information including testimonials from past participants. Please note that the position is ongoing. We welcome all students at American, Australian, Canadian, Irish, New Zealand and United Kingdom colleges and universities irrespective of religious faith, culture and nationality.

While applications are welcome at all times, we are especially interested in applicants who would like to intern during our spring semester, between the months of April and July and our fall semester, which starts in late September and runs until the end of January. From this year, we are also changing our internship program to welcome interns for winter terms too. Interns are also welcome for a full academic year. Dates for internships are flexible and can be arranged depending on individual schedules.

We would appreciate it if you could inform any students who might be interested. If there is a specific person I should contact to have this emailed to interested students at your school, please contact me directly to avoid overloading anyone with multiple email messages. Thank you for your understanding and help. If there is any more information that I can provide for you, please feel free to contact me at anytime.

Lastly, I am attaching a flyer on our program. If it is possible to post or distribute the attachment to students who may be interested, we would appreciate it.

We look forward to hearing from you and your students.

Rory S. Baskin
Department of Contemporary English
Ibaraki Christian University
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An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan

Upcoming Exhibitions

Genjiro Yeto (1867–1924). Untitled [Young Girl Practicing Calligraphy], 1914 Gouache and pencil. Museum purchase with donor funds in memory of Noboru Uezumi, 2008.04

An Eye to the East: The Inspiration of Japan

October 12, 2016 through February 26, 2017

In 1854 Commodore Matthew Calbraith Perry established a treaty that opened trade between the United States and Japan, a nation closed to the rest of the world until then. Perry could never have imagined the far-reaching effect that document would have. Within a year, French artist Félix Bracquemond “discovered” the woodblock prints of Hokusai and circulated them among his Paris art circle. Their influence was immediate, and visiting Cos Cob artists John Henry Twachtman, J. Alden Weir and Childe Hassam all took note. The introduction of Japanese art and culture made a splash at International Exhibitions in London (1862), Paris (1867) and Vienna (1873), and resulted in Europe’s captivation with all things Japanese.

The American Civil War delayed the introduction of Japanese art and culture in this country, but upon its introduction at the 1876 Centennial Exhibition in Philadelphia and the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago, the “exotic” Japanese aesthetic was enthusiastically embraced.

Through paintings, prints, photographs, carvings, ceramics and textiles, An Eye to the East looks at the influence of Japanese art and culture in the late 19th and early 20th centuries with a special emphasis on the Cos Cob art colony. The contribution of Genjiro Yeto, who studied under John Henry Twachtman at the Art Students League in New York and spent part of each year from 1895 to 1901 at the Holley House, is explored in a separate gallery and features a recent donation of his work to the Greenwich Historical Society by his granddaughter.

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Dr. Reiko Tomii’s talk on Japanese contemporary art

Stony Brook University—Manhattan
387 Park Avenue South (Entrance at 27th Street) 3rd floor
Friday October 14, 2016
5:30-7:00 pm
Reception to follow
*Open to the public, no registration required*


Based on her latest publication, Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan (MIT Press, April 2016), Dr. Reiko Tomii will outline two basic concepts “wilderness” and “contemporaneity” as key methodological frameworks to construct local and global art histories. First and foremost an artist’s strategy, “wilderness” was inventively and imaginatively exploited by three protagonists of her study, Matsuzawa Yutaka, a pioneer conceptualist in central Japan; The Play, a Happeners’ collective in Osaka; and GUN, a politically aware group in Niigata. “Contemporaneity,” a geo-historical concept derived from the Japanese notion of kokusaiteki dōjisei (international contemporaneity), offers an art-historian’s strategy for world art history of postwar practices, for which she has proposed such theoretical and methodological terms as “connection,” “resonance,” and “similar yet dissimilar” among others. She will demonstrate their application by focusing on the stone-based works of Mono-ha and conceptualism around 1970.

Dr. Reiko Tomii is an independent art historian and curator, who investigates post-1945 Japanese art in global and local contexts. She is co-director of PoNJA-GenKon (, a listserv group of specialists interested in contemporary Japanese art, which she co-founded in 2003. Among her prolific publications, the latest is Radicalism in the Wilderness: International Contemporaneity and 1960s Art in Japan, was published by The MIT Press in Spring 2016.

“Wilderness as Method, Contemporaneity as Method” is organized by the Department of Art at Stony Brook University. Organizer: Prof. Sohl Lee,

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