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Attend a free Japan Studies Seminar at WCC May 12 or 26

Sessions are supported by WWU Community Engagement Fellows program

Post Date:05/10/2016 3:56 p.m.

Whatcom Community College and Western Washington University Community Engagement Fellows program invite the public to attend free Japan Studies Seminars, beginning March 3 and continuing on select dates through May at Heiner Center 101. All seminars are 4-5 p.m.

Japan Studies Seminars
March 3 through May 26, 2016

  • March 3: “Japanese Cinema: Shoshimin Eiga in the ‘30s-‘50s and in Contemporary Japan,” Jeff Purdue, associate professor, the Commons and media librarian, WWU
  • March 17: “Japanese Internment Camp Experience,” Fumio Otsu, representative of local Sansei (Japanese Third Generation) Group
  • April 14: “Business in Japan and with Japan in the United States,” Dr. Murray Hill, former business company representative in Japan and the U.S.
  • April 28: “Women’s Status, Family Formation, and Boy Named Jiro,” Dr. Robert Marshall, professor emeritus, anthropology, WWU
  • May 12: “Environmental Issues in Japan,” Dr. Patrick Buckley, professor, environmental studies, Huxley College, WWU
  • May 26: “History of Japanese Immigration to the United States,” Russell Pritchett, attorney

The programs are coordinated by WCC world languages instructor Setsuko Buckley, who is one of eight WCC faculty members participating in WWU’s Community Engagements Fellows program. A collaboration among Western Washington University, WCC and Northwest Indian College, the program helps local higher education faculty to nurture citizen engagement and serve the public. Fellows engage in conversations about aspects of effective community engagement, and each fellow completes a project during the academic year such as creating new courses, redesigning existing courses, or writing grant proposals.

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