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Upcoming Workshops

SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, Oct. 3-5 2014

The Southwest Conference on Asian Studies (SWCAS) and the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) will hold a joint conference on October 3-5, 2014 at the University of Kansas, in Lawrence, KS. This marks the 6th time that the MCAA conference will be held at KU, but it will be a first for the SWCAS conference.

We are inviting area K-12 teachers to attend any or all of the conference FOR FREE. The Saturday sessions will be followed by a Breakout Session in the afternoon during which we will discuss the ways that you can put what you’ve learned to use in your classrooms. For more information on the conference, please visit our webpage: www.ceas.ku.edu The schedule and other information will be posted closer to the actual date of the conference.

Follow this link for Registation.

More About Our Workshops

The Center for East Asian Studies offers a number of professional development opportunities for K-12 teachers in Kansas and Western Missouri. Our teachers' workshops are designed to enhance teachers' knowledge of East Asian culture and their ability to teach this to their students. To find what workshops we are offering, sign up for Outreach Notes, our outreach newsletter. To sign up, send an email to Randi Hacker, Outreach Coordinator, at rhacker@ku.edu.

Please put "Outreach Notes" in the subject line.

The Center also houses the Kansas Consortium for Teaching about Asia (KCTA), which offers professional development classes in East Asian history and culture for teachers interested in learning how to incorporate Chinese, Japanese, and Korean content into the curriculum for all subject areas and grade levels. Classes are given throughout the year in either face-to-face or online formats. To learn more, please visit www.kcta.ku.edu.


Events
SWCAS & MCAA Joint Conference, 2014

CEAS will host a joint conference of the Southwest Conference of Asian Studies (SWCAS) &
the Midwest Conference on Asian Affairs (MCAA) in Lawrence, KS on October 3-5, 2014

Follow this link for more information.

Follow this link for registration.

Program Chair: J. Megan Greene, mgreene@ku.edu

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.

New CEAS Study Abroad Program

The University of Kansas recently participated in the Kakehashi Project-Bridge for Tomorrow, a 10-day study abroad trip to Japan for 23 students from Kansas universities. In the 2014-15 school year CEAS will host a group of students from Japan.

The KU School of Arts has a few photos from a course this summer on Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan. Take a look!
KU School Of The Arts
I love wandering the halls of the KU Department of Visual Art in the Art & Design Building. There's always so many interesting things to see. Here are a few gems to see now from the summer class, Papermaking & Printmaking in Japan.

KU student tricks monkey flower into growing protective ‘hair’ Thanks to a KU Undergraduate Research Award (see more at http://ugresearch.ku.edu/student/fund/ugra), Sukhindervir Sandhu, a KU junior in biochemistry, figured out which genetic button to push to get a monkey flower, or Mimulus guttatus, to grow protective trichomes, or plant hair. Sandhu was able to track it down to a gene called SKP-1. By silencing SKP-1, he discovered that gene regulates plant hair growth in monkey flowers.


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