Asian Studies

Lafayette College

October 26, 2009

Students Will Visit the Far East in January Faculty-Led Course

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The syllabus reads like a travel brochure: Visit the Imperial Palace and Nishiki Market–Make folding fan at Maisendo–Zen meditation at Kenninji temple–Hiking in bamboo forest in Arashiyama. Those are a few of the experiences awaiting students enrolled in “A History of Japanese Culture and Government: 400-1600 A.D.” For three weeks in January, they will be [...]

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August 27, 2009

Would You Like Some Research With Your Sushi?

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Martin Racenis ’11 writes about his summer research trip to Japan with Joshua Smith, assistant professor of mechanical engineering Martin Racenis ’11 (Hopkinton, Mass.), a mechanical engineering major, spent two weeks at Tohoku University in Japan studying techniques for dispersing medications through the brain with Joshua Smith, assistant professor of mechanical engineering. The project was [...]

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June 29, 2009

College Introduces New Major in Asian Studies

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Program will help expand the geographical and cultural scope of the College’s global offerings Lafayette is offering students a new avenue to study the culture, traditions, history, and politics of the major regions of Asia. The faculty approved an interdisciplinary major in Asian studies at its May meeting. The College previously offered a minor in [...]

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February 7, 2008

Samuel Levin ’09 Immerses Himself in Japanese Culture

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He discusses his experiences studying abroad in Tokyo Samuel Levin ’09 (Weston, Fla.) is majoring in economics and East Asian studies, with a focus on behavioral finance. He is currently participating in a yearlong study abroad program to Tokyo, Japan. The following is a first-hand account of Levin’s experiences halfway through the program. Ah, Japan: [...]

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December 12, 2007

From Paper Airplanes to Engineering

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SAE Aero Design team allows Clark Britan ’08 to take his education to the next level Clark Britan ’08 (Falls Church, Va.) is a mechanical engineering major on this year’s SAE Aero Design team. The goal of the senior capstone project is to build a remote control cargo aircraft capable of flying a prescribed distance [...]

Lafayette College

November 26, 2007

Experimental Printmaking Institute Involved in Numerous Exhibitions

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Prints and artwork appear in exhibits and collections in Maine and New York Prints and artwork produced at the College’s Experimental Printmaking Institute (EPI) have been included in a number of upcoming and current exhibits in the northeast. EPI has produced eight original serigraph prints by artist Faith Ringgold for Letter from Birmingham City Jail [...]