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2009-11 News Archive

Beyond Hello Kitty!

Japanese culture of 'cute' scores an international victory over samurai and ninja.

New Confucius Institute Expands W&M’s Global Reach

In partnership with Beijing Normal University and the Office of Chinese Language Council International (Hanban), the College will offer Chinese language and culture courses, provide teacher training, and support study abroad, officials announced Tuesday.

Candlelight vigil held for Japan

The dancing yellow glow of candlelight illuminated the faces of about 70 William & Mary and local community members who gathered in the Wren Yard Monday night to remember the victims of the earthquake that devastated Japan just one month ago.

W&M theatre professor learns ancient art

William & Mary Theatre Professor Francis Tanglao-Aguas recently spent time in Japan learning the ancient traditional art of Noh Theatre

Japan’s disaster affects W&M family

Greenbaum is one of many William & Mary alumni, students and faculty who were impacted by the magnitude-9.0 earthquake and subsequent tsunami that devastated Japan on March 11.

Japan Recovery Initiative

A&S Home » Global Studies » East Asian Studies » Japan Recovery Initiative Japan Recovery Initiative The William and Mary Japan Recovery Initiative aims to help those affected by the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan’s Tohoku region on March 11, 2011.

Kitamura Publishes Screening Enlightenment

Associate Professor Hiroshi Kitamura has published Screening Enlightenment: Hollywood and the Cultural Reconstruction of Defeated Japan

Interview with Professor Max Katz

As a South Asian myself, it is always wonderful to meet new people who are not only interested in my culture, but also make the added effort to learn more about it. I find myself extremely lucky to have come across one such individual here on campus, Professor Max Katz.

Abdul-Karim Rafeq Becomes Honorary Fellow of MESA

The Middle East Studies Association of North America named Professor Abdul-Karim Rafeq, William and Annie Bickers Professor of Arab Middle Eastern Studies, an Honorary Fellow

Interview with Professor Debra Shulman

Gulan, a weekly news magazine in Iraqi Kurdistan, published an interview with Prof. Shulman in October 2009.

Ed Dept. Grant Awarded

John Eisele and Driss Cherkaoui have been awarded a Dept. of Education grant for their textbook series on Arabic

Kevin Vose Book cover thumb
Congratulations EAS faculty publication!

Professor Kevin A. Vose`s new book, Resurrecting Candrakirti: Disputes in the Tibetan Creation of Prasangika, was published from Wisdom Publications in 2009. Congratulations! Read more about its content here.

Islam in America: Madeeha's journey

The United States is the best place to be a Muslim, says William and Mary senior Madeeha Hameed, who traveled with the "Journey into America" program.

'Purple' brings professor's story to W&M stage

"When the Purple Settles," an original "hip-hopera" by Francis Tanglao-Aguas, is set for its American premiere at William & Mary's Phi Beta Kappa Hall Feb. 26 - March 1.

Music in Time of War and Peace

Music serves as a lens through which the West can view Middle Eastern culture. "It is an excellent way to investigate important aspects of culture-from history to colonialism and from contemporary politics to social constructs, like gender," says Anne Rasmussen.

Dinitto Book
Congratulations: Faculty Publication

Congratulations to Rachel DiNitto for the publication of Uchida Hyakken: A Critique of Modernity and Militarism in Prewar Japan (Harvard University Press, 2008).