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January

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, WC 130

Dr. Masahisa Nakamura from Shiga University in Japan will be coming to give a lecture at FIU in WC 130 as part of the weekly Plant Talk from the FIU Biology Department: “Integrated Lake Basin Management (ILBM) as a Contributing Framework toward Meeting the Global Water Management Challenges”

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Venue:Books & Books, 265 Aragon Avenue, Coral Gables

Dr. Steve Heine will be presenting his new book, Sacred High City, Sacred Low City: A Tale of Religious Sites in Two Toyko Neighborhoods, at the Books & Books located at Coral Gables.

Target Wednesday After Hours: Chinese artist Qin Feng

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Opening reception of Qin Feng at the Frost Art Museum

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum

Meet and Mingle with Qin Feng

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 125

Sponsored by the Consulate of General of Japan in Miami.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, SIPA 502

Lecture by Michihiro Ama (Assistant Professor, University of Alaska)

February

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, MARC Pavilion

Joint Southern Japan Seminar (SJS) and Midwest Japan Seminar (MJS)

March

Japanese Speech & Skit Contest 2012

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100 A & B

For more information, please contact Naoko Komura at komuran@fiu.edu.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

Eastern Japan Earthquake and Tsunami Memorial Film Event

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, CBC 155

Book Discussion by Phil Goldberg, Interfaith Minister; Co-sponsored by the Program in the Study of Spirituality

Chinese Speech Contest 2012

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GL 100

Chinese Speech Contest

April

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 243

Thinking about Obamacare in Japan. Lecture by Takakazu Yamagishi, Nanzan University, Japan. Co-sponsored by Department of Politics & International Relations and Asian Studies Program.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC Ballroom

The Department of Religious Studies and the Program in the Study of Spirituality present the Second Annual Mahavir Jayanthi Lecture tited "God as King or God as Ascetic? Seeing and Ornamenting the Jina Image" by John E. Cort from Denison University.

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Venue:Coral Gables Congregational Church Parsonage 3131 DeSoto Boulevard, Coral Gables

The Program in the Study of Spirituality presents a lecture by Jan Willis from Wesleyan University titled: "Who Then is My Neighbor? A Baptist-Buddhist Reflection on the Spiritual Common Ground of Love" Co-sponsored by the Coral Gables Congregational Church.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, Green Library

This gallery exhibit features pictures provided by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan and is sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami. The pictures show the recovery and rebuilding of the area directly affected by the earthquake and tsunami and also highlight the beauty and culture of the Tohoku region.

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus, GC 140

"Wanko: The Story of Me, My Family, and My Dog"

May

Summer A & Summer C

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Summer A: May 7-June 21, 2012. Summer C: May 7-August 10, 2012.

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Venue:MDC - InterAmerican Campus - Room 401

Dr. Steven Heine will be speaking on the "Pathways to Zen" for the Asian Pacific American Heritage Month Event at the Miami Dade College - InterAmerican Campus on Tuesday, May 29, 2012 at 6:00 p.m.

June

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Venue:FIU Modesto A. Maidique Campus

Now accepting applications! For more information, please email us at asian@fiu.edu.

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Venue:UM

UM Lowe Art Museum Showcases Almost 300 Years Of Japansese History In Its 60th Year Exhibition Preview and Lecture Friday, June 22 at 7 p.m. The Lowe Art Museum, located at the University of Miami 1301 Stanford Drive Coral Gables.

Summer B & Summer C

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Venue:FIU

Summer B: June 25 - August 10, 2012 Summer C: May 7-August 10, 2012.

August

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Venue:SIPA 502

Asian Studies Graduate Students Orientation. August 15, 2012.

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Venue:FIU

Fall Registration Opens: August 6, 2012 Classes Begin: August 20, 2012

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Venue:Miami Art Museum

On June 28, Miami Art Museum opens Kimsooja: A Needle Woman – a multi-channel video installation by Korean artist Kimsooja. The exhibition provides an epic sense of globalization’s impact on cities throughout the world. The eight synchronized large-scale videos, each depict a major metropolitan center: Cairo, Delhi, Lagos, London, Mexico City, New York, Shanghai and Tokyo.

Last Day to Add/Drop

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Venue:FIU

August 31, 2012 is the last day to add or drop a course without a fee. Please be sure to add or drop earlier rather than later!

September

Last Day to Apply for Fall Graduation

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Venue:FIU

September 14, 2012 is the last to to apply for Fall 2012 graduation. Please be sure to apply early!

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Venue:GC 243

Iwami Kagura - This dance group will be coming from Masuda City, Shimane Prefacture to perform an ancient Japanese dance called "Iwami Kagura" as part of their U.S. tour. Event is free and open to all students and faculty. Co-sponsored by the Consulate General of Japan in Miami, Japan Foundation, FIU's Department of Modern Languages and Asian Studies Program.

October

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Venue:GC Panther Suite

This symposium will critically examine language teaching policies, methodologies, and trends in two regions of the world: Asia and the European Union. Jointly organized by the Asian Studies Program and the Miami-Florida European Union Center along with Modern Languages Department, we are honored to bring together two top scholars in the field of applied linguistics and language learning: Dr. Chuanren Ke (University of Iowa) and Dr. Meg Malone (Center for Applied Linguistics).

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Venue:GC 314

The Japan Exchange & Teaching (JET) Program is an opportunity through the Japanese government for college graduates to work in Japan. Come learn more about the requirements and benefits of this program at the Info Session this Monday, October 15 at 1:00 pm in GC 314.

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Venue:SIPA 502-3

JET Program FOLLOW-UP Meeting Monday, October 22 1:00-3:00 PM SIPA 502-3

November

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Venue:GC 140

The film "Quartet!" (2011) directed by Junichi Mimura, shot during the Great East Japan Earthquake, will be shown in GC 140 on Monday, November 5th.

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Venue:PG5 Room 134

2012 CLTA-FL Fall Workshop. Theme : "Chinese New Year." Registration: Sunday Nov 11, 2012. 9:00 am - 5:00 pm (PG5-134). Presented by the 孔子學院 Confucius Institute of Miami Dade College.

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Venue:Graham Center Art Gallery

Study Abroad Art Exhibition Opening Reception. Featuring works from students who participated in FIU's study abroad programs to China, France, and Japan.

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Venue:GC 150

Lecture by Dr. Naoki Tanaka, President of Center for International Public Policy Studies (CIPPS), Japan, focuses on current trends of globalization and Japan's economic diplomacy policy aimed at promoting a stronger economic and trade relationship with the Americas. Presented by Asian Studies at FIU and co-sponsored by LACC. Free and open to the public.

December

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Venue:SIPA 502-3

NCTA @ FIU: A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. 30-hour seminar in 6 sessions.

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Venue:FIU

The Chinese Proficiency Test (HSK) is China's national standardized test designed and developed by the HSK Center of Beijing Language and Culture University. HSK test will be administered on Sunday, December 2, 2012 at FIU. Applicants must register to take the test before November 16.

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Venue:GC Pit, GL 100

A great time to enjoy Japanese culture, meet other Japanese students, learn more about Japan, and more! Presented by the Association of Florida Teachers of Japanese (AFTJ).

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Venue:SIPA 503

Asian Studies Holiday Reception will be held on Monday, December 10th from 2:00 to 3:00 PM in SIPA 503.