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Jill Kleinberg Scholarship

The Jill Kleinberg Scholarship will provide $1000 to an undergraduate for study or an internship in East Asia during the summer of 2015 or AY 2015-16. Priority will be given to students pursuing double degrees in East Asian Studies and Business or taking courses in both areas. However, any undergraduate who plans to study in East Asia during this period is eligible to apply. This award may be used in combination with other scholarships or grants.

This scholarship will award $1000 to one recipient each year until 2015.

Applications are due February 2, 2015.  Awards will be announced by early April.
                                                
To apply, submit a letter and ARTS form to the Center for East Asian Studies, 200 Bailey Hall.

Your letter should include the following:

  1. Identification of the study abroad program in which you plan to enroll or the internship you will hold.
  2. Explanation of how this program or internship fits into your academic and career goals.
  3. An estimate of the total cost of your participation in the program.
  4. List of other sources of funding.
  5. A summary of your strengths as an applicant for this award.                                       

For further information, please contact Jun Fu at the Center for East Asian Studies. Tel. 864-3857, email junfu@ku.edu.

 


JET Program

Applications for the 2015 JET Program are now available at this website: http://www.us.emb-japan.go.jp/JET/. The deadline is Friday, November 14th.

New M.A. Program

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 (ceasma@ku.edu) 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.  

A couple of items of interest from the Lawrence Public Library: For kids: This Saturday's multicultural storytime is all about Korea! http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/news-events/events/multicultural-storytime-4-2014-11-01/ For adults: Fans of Japanese writer Haruki Murakami can find a list of reading recommendations here: http://www.lawrence.lib.ks.us/2014/10/like-try-why-murakami-edition/
Multicultural Storytime at the Lawrence Public Library Tomorrow features Korea! http://t.co/d00xDNIy7G
Inside KU: Protein research, biodiesel fuel, and KU's Bioscience & Technology Business Center "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. Also: 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.**


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