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February

A nationwide professional development program for K-12 teachers to encourage teaching and learning about Asia. Asian Studies at FIU is proud to host the NCTA program for the ten southern counties in the state of Florida. This project is an ideal introduction to Asian culture, history, and society that demonstrates to teachers how to infuse Asian materials into their classrooms. Inquire for Summer 2017 schedule.

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March

James Herring graduated in 2013 with a Masters in Asian Studies. Check out all of the interesting things that he has been up to since graduation.

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Recent events highlighted the remarkable achievements of two outstanding Jewish singer-songwriters, Bob Dylan, the Nobel Laureate for Literature in 2016, and Leonard Cohen, who passed away a few weeks after the prize was announced. This event features an introduction by Distinguished Prof. Tudor Parfitt, lectures on Dylan by Dr. Steven Heine and on Cohen by UC-Santa Barbara Dr. Elliott R. Wolfson. Musical accompaniment by Aaron Fishbein will feature songs by Dylan and Cohen.

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April

Lyanne Maldonado graduated in 2015 with a B.A. Asian Studies and a Japanese Studies Certificate. Find out what she has been doing since graduation.

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Nicole Consuegra graduated in 2016 with a B.A. in Asian Studies and a Chinese Studies Certificate. She also studied for one summer in China. Check out what Nicole has been doing since.

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Nicholas Roma graduated in 2010 with a B.A. Asian Studies with Honors and a Japanese Studies Certificate. See what he has been up to since graduation.

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We would like to congratulate all of the School of International and Public Affair Award recipients but especially those from Asian Studies that were honored at last nights ceremony.

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Jennifer Garcia graduated in 2011 with a combined B.A. / M.A. in Asian Studies, a minor in Religious Studies & International Relations and Certificates in Asian Studies, Asian Globalization & Latin America and Japanese Studies. She also studied one semester in Japan. See what she has been doing since she graduated from FIU.

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On April 7th preople attend an event on Bob Dylan and Leonard Cohen called Our Jewish Troubadors. Both Dr. Steven Heine and and Professor Tudor Parfitt, lectured on Dylan and Cohen. Attendees were also treated to music by Aaron Fishbein. Click More Information to watch the video.

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On April 2nd the University hosted the 10th Annual FIU Chinese Speech and Skit Contest, bringing together a diverse group of nearly 200 students, along with their teachers and parents from throughout South Florida. They represented nearly 30 institutions that participated. The event was also honored with the presence of Dr. Steven Heine, Director of Asian Studies Program, Dr. Jim Yu, Director of the Confucius Institute at MDC, Ms. Fengmei Du, Presdient of Chinese Language Teachers Association.

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Kristina Loveman graduated in 2014 with the Graduate Certificate in Asian Globalization. See what she has been up to since leaving FIU.

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Ansen graduated FIU in 2009 after completing a B.A. Asian Studies, M.A. Asian Studies, 2nd B.A. Liberal Studies/Pre-Med as well as studying for one summer in Japan. See what he has been up to since.

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