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ASIAN STUDIES NEWS

Chinese Teaching Associate Reflects

Throughout the academic year, the Asian Studies Department has welcomed Yao Li as a Chinese Teaching Associate at the Colleges for 2015. Li arrives at HWS on behalf of the ALLEX Foundation, or the Alliance for Language Learning and Educational Exchange. The Foundation operates with the purpose of facilitating excellence within the study of East Asian language and culture in colleges and universit...
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Cerulli Named 2015 Guggenheim Fellow

Assistant Professor of Religious Studies Anthony Cerulli is the recipient of a 2015 Guggenheim Fellowship, earning the sole award in the area of South Asian Studies this year. Since its establishment in 1925, the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has granted more than $325 million in Fellowships to almost 18,000 individuals, among whom are scores of Nobel laureates and poets laureate, as ...
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'Fukushima: Four Years Later'

In March 2011, a record 9.0-magnitude earthquake struck Japan's Tohoku region resulting in one of the largest disasters in modern times. Its immediate aftermath brought on a tsunami that hit the nation's coastline about 230 miles northeast of Tokyo, tragically causing widespread loss of life, devastation and nuclear fallout following severe damage sustained by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power ...
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Lunar New Year Festival

To mark the Year of the Goat, the Asian Student Union will host a Lunar New Year Festival. The Lunar New Year Festival will be held from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 20. Doors will open at 5 p.m. Tickets cost $5 for HWS students and $7 for faculty and staff. The dress code is semi-formal. The event will include a variety of authentic foods, including: sushi, dumplings, Coke chicken wings, Bu...
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Learning Communities Explore D.C.

Students and faculty participating in the first-year Learning Community Program this fall visited Washington, D.C., for a weekend excursion in which students explored the nation's capital with their peers and faculty advisers. "The idea behind this trip is part of the learning community philosophy, where students make strong connections between their first-year seminar and experiential, hands-on ...
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