Dr. Robert Lueger, Dean of College of Arts and Sciences, visits Nanjing University of the Arts
March 12, 2012
Professor Robert J. Lueger from Creighton University's College of Arts and Sciences and Creighton's Dr. Jinmei Yuan visited NUA. Vice Principal Mr. He Xiaoyou, leaders and teachers from the Dean's Office, Postgraduate Department, International Communication Office and College of Industrial Design participated in the meeting.
During the meeting, both sides first reviewed the history of past communications, during which Vice Principal He was invited by Creighton University as a visiting scholar and conducted joint research on energy and industrial design with an energy program professor from Creighton University. NUA folk music teachers and students were invited to visit the US to give a performance at Creighton and professors from Creighton also made academic lectures at NUA. Both parties discussed graduate courses, joint education of industrial design management majors, communication and visits of students and teachers from both universities.
Both parties reached a preliminary agreement to jointly exploring setting up graduate courses in industrial design management and other fields. Those courses will be taught mainly in English by professors from both universities and open to both Chinese and American students. Students meeting relevant requirements will obtain a master's degree jointly issued by both universities.
Both parties also reached an agreement on exchange visits for teachers: both universities offering equal and mutual benefits and the host university will be responsible for the reception and relevant board and lodging expenses of the visiting scholars. With respect to the studentsí communication, both parties unanimously expressed they will encourage their students to make short-term exchange visits during which they will offer workshop, conduct professional research. Both parties expressed their willingness to make further discussion on this content, confirm relevant details and make a final written agreement. After the meeting, Dean Lueger visited NUA including the College of Design, Music, Film & TV as well as the College of Industrial Design.
(Yu Rui, International Communication Office)
Gandhi Grandson to Give Asian World Center Presidential Lecture
Rajmohan Gandhi will present the Asian World Center Presidential Lecture, "Larger than Politics, the Worlds of Lincoln, King and Gandhi"
April 23, 2012 / 7:00pm
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Mike and Josie Harper Center
A reception will be held prior to the lecture at 6:30 p.m.
The event is free and open to the public.
The lecture is co-sponsored by the India Association of Nebraska.
Creighton University President Timothy R. Lannon. S.J., will present Gandhi with a presidential medallion and Omaha Mayor Jim Suttle will present him with a key to the city at the lecture.
Rajmohan Gandhi, born in New Delhi, India in 1935, is the grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He has followed in the footsteps of his grandfather for more than 50 years, pursuing trust-building, reconciliation and democracy among nations. Gandhi continues to encourage dialogue among different people and has written widely on the Indian independence movement and its leaders, Indo-Pakistan relations, human rights and conflict resolution.
Gandhi is a research professor at the Center for South Asian and Middle Eastern Studies, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
Two of his books will be available for sale at the event. The biography of his father, Gandhi: The Man, His People, and the Empire (University of California Press, 2008) and A Tale of Two Revolts (Haus Publishing 2011). The books will also be available in the Creighton University bookstore in the Mike and Josie Harper Center, April 19-25.
2012 - 2013 Omaha Asian ForumDrivers of Citizenship Policies in Asia: Identity and Economics
by Tania M Chacho, Ph.D.,
Academy Professor and Director of the Comparative Politics Program
United States Military Academy, West Point
Lecture at Creighton:
Time: 12:30 to 1:30 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Location: Skutt Student Center, Ballroom East
Lecture at University of Nebraska at Omaha:
Time: 4:00 to 5:00 p.m.
Friday, February 24, 2012
Location: Arts and Sciences Hall, Room 216
This event is organized by the Creighton University Asian World Center in collaboration with the University of Nebraska at Omaha East Asian Study Group.
This event is free and open to the public.
Granting an individual formal and legal inclusion into a country as a citizen is one of the most basic, yet powerful, functions that a government performs. Determining the characteristics required of the individuals who seek to become citizens allows a country, through the creation of policy, to pursue its interests in two significant wars: first, through shaping critical elements of its collective identity; and second, via exerting influence on the human capital entering into the country. A government's criteria for citizenship can thus reveal the prioritization that it places on these components of its national interest at any given time. Using an analysis of competing hypotheses (ACH) approach, it is possible to place a country's citizenship policy on a spectrum between realist/economic-based interests and constructivist/identity-based ones.
For more information, please contact Dr. Maorong Jiang at Creighton at 402.280.2896 or Dr. Halla Kim at University of Nebraska at Omaha at 402.554.3934.
Tea, Sushi and Story about Hibakusha: A Japanese Day with Yukiko Shimono
The Creighton Asian World Center will host:
Yukikoo Shimono of Hiroshima, Japan
Mai Hoshino, Outreach Initiaitive Program of Japan Foundation
Ming Ip, Japanese Sushi chef of Fuji Food, Inc.
The events are free and open to the public
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Japanese Culture Presentation by Yukiko Shimono
Questions and Answer Session
12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
Making sushi together with Yukiko Shimono and Ming Ip
12:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Demonstration of Japanese Tea Ceremony by Yukiko Shimono
2:30 p.m. - 2:40 p.m.
Information on Never Again Campaign and Outreach Initiative Program of Japan Foundation by Yukiko Shimono and Mai Hoshino.