The Center for Asian Studies is sponsoring a competition for undergraduates and graduate students who wish to study an Asian language not currently offered at Notre Dame. The program selected can be either in the U.S. or a foreign country.
It is expected that such study will contribute to the student's further education at Notre Dame. In most cases, language classes will be counted for academic credit at Notre Dame. The competition is not open to seniors or graduate students completing their degrees.
Come HERE for more information or an application. The deadline for application is Friday, March 28, 2008! Apply now!!
The Center for Asian Studies is currently sponsoring an essay competition for both undergraduate and graduate students. Any and all essays (previously written for a specific class, research project, or individual research) are applicable.
Come HERE for more information. The deadline for application is Friday, April 11, 2008.
2008 Asian Film Festival
This year's Asian Film Festival will take place March 27-29! Watch for details soon!!
ND Asian program growing
Over the past several years, student interest in Asian Studies has grown - prompting the University to expand its academic offerings in the subject. Notre Dame's connection to Asia began nearly 30 years ago, as University President Emeritus Father Theodore Hesburgh traveled there to create a stable interconnection and exchange with academics in China.
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Sir John Bond
Chairman, Vodafone Group Plc.
"China: A Perspective"
Thursday, September 13, 2007;
Jordan Auditorium - Mendoza College of Business
Sponsored by the Kellogg Institute and CAS
Sir John Bond is chairman of the Vodafone Group Plc, the world's largest mobile telecommunications company. He also serves as a non-executive director of Ford Motor Company. Until May 2006, when he stepped down after a 45 year career, Bond was group chairman of HSBC Holdings Plc, one of the largest banking and financial services organizations in the world, having joined The Hongkong and Shanghai Banking Corporation in 1961.
Bond worked in Asia for 25 years and in the US for four years, before moving to London in 1993 to become HSBC Group CEO. He became group chairman in May 1998. Under his leadership, HSBC expanded from being a predominantly Asian bank with branches in 20 countries to a global bank with 10,000 offices in 78 countries around the world, including Latin America, Canada, the UK and the US.
In 1999, during the Queen's Birthday Honors, he was knighted for his services to banking. In 2003 he received both the Foreign Policy Association's Gold Medal and the Magnolia Gold Award from the Shanghai Municipal People's Government. Most recently, in 2007, he was recognized for his lifetime achievements at the European Business Awards.
Bond serves as chairman of the Hong Kong Chief Executive's Council of International Advisors and has been a governor of the English-Speaking Union (1997-2003). He was chairman of the Institute of International Finance, an organization of over 300 banks in Washington, DC (1998-2003), and was elected president of the International Monetary Conference (IMC) in June 2002. In addition to serving as non-executive director of the Ford Motor Company, his previous appointments include non-executive director of London Stock Exchange (1994-99), British Steel (1994-98) and Orange (1996-99)
Arts celebration to feature literary conversation between Gao, Alvarez
A literary conversation between Nobel Prize-winner Gao Xingjian and Dominican-American writer Julia Alvarez will highlight "Between Homeland and Heartland," a four-day celebration of the arts Sept. 10 to 13 at the University of Notre Dame.
Gao, the 2000 Nobel Laureate in Literature, and the best-selling author Alvarez will make a joint presentation at 4:30 p.m. Sept. 10 (Monday) in the McKenna Hall auditorium. As artists who live and work in countries and societies very different from their homelands, they will exchange their perspectives on how art of all kinds transcends linguistic, ethnic and political borders.
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Dr. Pravina Shukla
Thursday, 27 September, 5-6:30 pm
Hesburgh Center C100 with light reception to follow, 6:30-7:30 pm
"Aesthetic Complexity and Social Tension in the Art of Dress in Modern India."
Co-sponsored by Anthropology, Center for Asian Studies, Art, and the College of Arts and Letters
Pravina Shukla specializes in analyzing body art, conceptions of beauty, adornment, and folk art in India and Brazil. Bodily adornment is one of the oldest, commonest, and even universal form of material expressions of culture and identity. Pravina was born to South Asian parents in Oslo, Norway and grew up in São Paulo, Brazil. She completed her undergraduate degree in Ethnic Studies at UC Berkeley, and earned her Masters and Ph.D. in Folklore and Mythology at UCLA. Her Ph.D. dissertation (1998) was based on research she conducted on women’s adornment in the northeast region of India. Her new book, The Grace of Four Moons: Dress, Adornment, and the Art of the Body in Modern India, will be published by IU Press in January 2008. In her work she focuses on issues of gender, age, caste, religion and ethnicity in exploring the way people adorn themselves with dress and jewelry in everyday life in India. She also has spoken and published on bodily adornment and beauty in Brazil.