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Creighton University Celebrates Asian Culture Week

Creighton University’s Asian World Center will host the eighth Asian Culture Week Oct. 7 - Oct. 12, 2012 on the Creighton campus. All events are free and open to the public.

An exhibit featuring the work of photojournalist the Rev. Don Doll, S.J., will kick-off the week on Oct. 7, followed by several events including keynote presentations.

An opening reception by the Asian World Center and Creighton University will celebrate the award winning photography of Don Doll, S.J., in "Jesuit Vision In Asia and Beyond,” Sunday, Oct. 7 from 4:00 pm to 7:00 p.m. in the Skutt Student Center Ballroom.

A keynote presentation, "Asia Megatrends and Implications for U.S. Asia Policy” will be presented by Charles Morrison, Ph.D., president of the internationally recognized East-West Center, from 12:30 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 9, in room 3023 of the Mike and Josie Harper Center.

The East-West Center, headquartered in Honolulu, has served for more than 50 years as a U.S.-based institution for public diplomacy in the Asia Pacific region. With international governance, staffing, students and participants, the Center has built a worldwide network of 57,000 alumni and more than 750 partner organizations.

Other events include:

Oct. 7 -16, Photo Exhibit: “Jesuit Vision in Asia and Beyond,” featuring the photography of the Rev. Don Doll, S.J., Skutt Student Center Ballroom: Opening reception 4 p.m.- 7 p.m., Sunday Oct. 7. The exhibit will be on display through Oct. 16, Mon. - Fri. 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sat. - Sun. 12 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 8, 9:30 a.m. - 10:20 a.m. Roundtable Discussion: “Writers’ Dilemma: Consciousness and Political Circumstance,” with Mrs. Zhang Dening and Mr. Yue Jianyi, writers and editors, Beijing, China. Location: Reinert Library on the Creighton campus, Union Pacific Room.

Monday, Oct. 8, 5:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Public Reading: Zhang Dening, Yue Jianyi, Lin Chun Ying, Chi Tak Chan, and Stephanie Ye. Location: room 104, Skutt Student Center

Tuesday, Oct. 9, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Sharing Visions? Open Discussion with Asian Writers. Location: room 3029, Mike and Josie Harper Center

Wednesday, Oct. 10, 3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Asian World Center Guest Speaker Series: “Be Mindful in between Karma and Free Will: A Philosophical Inquiry” by Jeremy Evans, Ph.D. candidate, University of Texas at Austin. Location: room 3028, Harper Center.

Thursday, Oct. 11, 11:45 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. Asian World Center Guest Speaker Series: “Impacting Souls: Glenn Paige’s Nonkilling Projects in Asia” by Joam Evans Pim, director for the Center for Global Nonkilling. Location: Reinert Alumni Library, Union Pacific Room.

The Center for Global Nonkilling was established in 1988 as acreative facilitator of research, education-training, and action in the form of problem-solving leadership for nonviolent global transformation.

Friday, Oct. 12, 12:30 p.m. -1:30 p.m. . Asian WorldCenter Guest Speaker Series: “A Director’s Diary: Filming in ‘Tibet’” by Jocelyn Ford, Director of Zanta. Location: room 105, Skutt Student Center.

Jocelyn Ford is a Beijing-based multimedia journalist and filmmaker. During her ten years in China, Ford has served as bureau chief for U.S public radio’s Marketplace, and contributed to public radio shows including Radio Lab, the World and Studio 360. Prior to living in China, she was Marketplace bureau chief in Tokyo. Ford started her journalist career at Kyodo, Japan's largest news service.

Creighton University is a Jesuit, Catholic university bridging health, law, business and the arts and sciences for a more just world.