The Center for East Asian Studies (CEAS) at The University of Kansas is offering a new M.A. program in Contemporary East Asian Studies, beginning in the 2014-2015 academic year. Full-time students with prior East Asian language training will be able to complete the degree within 12 months. For more information about this M.A. program including specific requirements for admission, visit www.ceas.ku.edu/degrees, or contact Ayako Mizumura, Assistant Director of CEAS, by email (email@example.com) or call 785-864-1478. You can also download our program flyer (PDF) Please share this information with your friends, colleagues and students! We are looking forward to hearing from you.
KU Works for Kansas: A Free Undergraduate Study Tour of Japan
CEAS conducted a Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow study tour to Japan for 23 students from colleges and universities throughout Kansas in summer 2014. The tour, which was funded by the Japan Foundation and led by CEAS members Maggie Childs (core faculty) and Nancy Hope (staff), visited selected sites in Tokyo and Shizuoka June 23rd - July 3rd. For more about the Project, view the video, the itinerary, or excerpts from participant reports. This fall, the Kansas students will make presentations about Japan at local elementary and secondary schools, while CEAS will host 23 students from Shizuoka University who are visiting KU in early spring as part of their Kakehashi tour of America.
We had a good time on Tuesday learning more about Japanese Sweets. If you missed the lecture (or if you attended, and now want to learn more about this topic) check out the link below, for a whole magazine issue devoted to the topic of Japanese Snacks and Sweets. This magazine, Niponica, is published by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan.
Cover: Tai-yaki cakes made from a wheat flour and egg dough. The dough is stuffed with an bean paste, then pressed into a fish-shaped mold to be baked. (Kotai-yaki, by Tourindou Co. Ltd., Photo by Takeuchi Akio)
"Inside KU" takes a look at how the expanded Bioscience & Technology Business Center (http://bit.ly/1zzPvrw) brings a number of beneficial services to small start-ups, Fortune 500 companies, and everything in between.
A KU startup at the BTBC, KanPro, is producing proteins for research in medicine, biotechnology, and life sciences (See http://bit.ly/1DSY3s9).
KU Innovation and Collaboration focuses on turning the university’s research into industry (See http://bit.ly/ZTOKZF).
The "Feedstock to Tailpipe Initiative" grows algae to provide a sustainable source for biodiesel fuel (See http://bit.ly/1oPRovz).
Undergraduate Research Awards allow students to explore their fields deeper (See http://bit.ly/KUcugr).
**The Time Warner Cable Sports Network's "Inside KU" is hosted by Jeannie Hodes.**