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January

A summary of upcoming events in Spring 2019.

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Potential students can now apply for the Master's in Asian Studies.

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Important dates and deadline for Spring 2019 students are included.

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February

Several of the best contestants identified at the AFTJ speech contests will participate in AFTJ Wakayama Japanese Video Speech Contest, and the winner will be invited on a free trip to Wakayama, Japan!

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March

As part of the Roots of Dōgen Studies event on March 29th, there will be a series of lectures on Japanese religion and culture taking place from 11:00am to 1:00pm in GC 355. Following the lectures, there will be a Roundtable Conference from 1:00pm to 5:30pm. For those interested in attending the Roundtable, please RSVP to asian@fiu.edu or 305-348-1914.

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April

Morikami Japanese Museum and Gardens is now hiring for the following positions: 1. A part-time weekend Membership Associate position. (Paid position). Please see attached description. 2. Looking for Education Interns for our summer tour programs. (Unpaid position). Please visit here for more info: https://morikami.org/job-opportunities/

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May

The Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) Program is an intensive overseas language and cultural immersion program for American students enrolled at U.S. colleges and universities. For 2019, two FIU students were awarded to study abroad in Asia.

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June

Love watching Japanese anime and reading manga? ASN 3202 Japanese Anime and Manga is a new course that will be offered online as of Fall 2019.

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Learn how K-pop and K-dramas became so famous! Are you a fan of BTS or the drama "My Love from the Star"? The Asian Studies Program is offering a new course, ASN 3154 Traditional and Modern Korea, starting Fall 2019. With a focus on various Korean feature films, dramas and music, students will the study the trajectory of contemporary Korean culture as it has emerged from the country's 5,000-year history. For more information, please contact the Asian Studies office.

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Asian markets and competition are a foreseeable reality and China has emerged as a major player in the business world. In ASN 3143 Corporate Culture of China, students will gain an understanding of the of the major economic, political and social developments in China and how globalization is shifting economic forces. For more information on the course, please contact the Asian Studies office.

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July

Please be aware of the following important dates: Friday, July 26 — summer B/C Ends Monday, Aug. 26 — Fall A/C begins Tuesday, Sept. 3 — Last day to add/drop courses

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August

We are proud to announce that Jane Marie Russell, an FIU Asian Studies MA alumni, has been selected for a prestigious fellowship form the Miami Foundation. She now works at Univision Communications, Inc. as in-house counsel. "A Miami native, she is committed to making Greater Miami a better place to live, work, and thrive, especially in the areas of childhood literacy and environmental resilience."

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Aug. 26: Fall 2019 Classes begin Sep. 02: Labor Day (University Closed) Sep. 03: Add/Drop Deadline Nov. 04: DR/WI Deadline Nov. 11: Veterans' Day Observed (No Classes) Nov. 28: Thanksgiving Holiday (No Classes) Nov. 29-30: Thanksgiving Break (University Closed) Dec. 07: Last regular class day Dec. 09-14: Finals Week

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Fall 2019 Edition: Includes information on two Japan Foundation Center for Global Partnership grant projects, Faculty News with a spotlight on Marcela Lopez Bravo, Student & Alumni News, as well as an overview of the year's accomplishments and cultural events, such as the "Roots of Dōgen Studies" Symposium, and more!

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September

The current 2019 issue (Volume XXIII) of the Japan Studies Review (JSR) is now available online. For hard copies, contact asian@fiu.edu.

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The deadline to apply for Fall 2019 graduation is this Friday, September 27!

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FIU Kendo Club is a new group on campus. Join them in learning one of the oldest martial arts of Japan on Sundays at 3-5pm (South Basketball Court 2) and Mondays at 6-8pm (North Basketball Court 1). All levels are welcome. Please contact them directly for more information.

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Please join us in congratulating this year's Omar K. Carrion Award winner and runner-up: Gabriela Avila Valbuena and Justin Raymond Hernandez!

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Advising for students currently pursuing or interested in a degree, minor or certificate in Asian Studies is available by appointment during the hours listed below. To schedule and appointment, please call (305)348-1914 or email asian@fiu.edu.

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October

Find information about registration and submission.

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