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Student Awards

Author: Jessica Green

East Asian Languages and Cultures gives out four awards annually at the Department Graduation ceremony to those students who best exemplify scholarly achievement. At the May 2011 ceremony the students were honored with the awards and were able to explain how their studies impacted their time at Notre Dame and their future endeavors.  Their names also are added to the awards placed outside the EALC office in O'Shaughnessy Hall. Read More

China Expert Lionel Jensen Comments on Release of Ai Weiwei


After being apprehended by the Chinese government and detained for more than two months on charges of tax evasion, Chinese artist and activist Ai Weiwei has been released. “I suspect that the condition of Ai’s diabetes, his resistance to confession, intense and embarrassing international pressure from capitalist and political institutions, as well as an ongoing struggle within the ranks of the Chinese Communist Party itself, all have contributed to this development,” says Lionel Jensen, associate professor in the Department of East Asian Languages and Cultures and Department of History at the University of Notre Dame. Read More

Summer in Taiwan Provides Cultural Immersion

Author: Kate Cohorst

When Notre Dame political science major Jee Seun Choi wanted to understand Taiwanese national identity, she didn’t just go to the Hesburgh library on campus. Instead, she applied for a Summer Language Abroad (SLA) grant so she could absorb the island’s language and culture firsthand. Read More

Professor Yang winner of Joyce Award for Undergraduate Teaching

Author: Marie Blakey

Xiaoshan Yang is the winner of the prestigious Rev. Edmund P. Joyce, C.S.C. Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching for 2011. This award was established in 2007 to recognize faculty members who have had a profound influence on undergraduate students through sustained exemplary teaching. Read More

Notre Dame Suspends Remainder of its Program in Japan

Author: Michael O. Garvey

The University of Notre Dame has suspended its international undergraduate program in Nagoya, Japan. In a letter to the two Notre Dame students participating in the Japanese study abroad program, the University’s Office of International Studies described the decision as “very difficult,” but that suspension was the most prudent course of action “due to the deteriorating environmental conditions in the areas around Tokyo and ongoing uncertainty about the stability of the nuclear power plant.” Read More

2011 Asian Film Festival Focuses on Japanese Anime

Author: Kate Cohorst

Ninjas, mysterious dream worlds, and evil social-networking sites are among the themes that will play out on the big screen this weekend during the University of Notre Dame’s seventh annual Asian Film Festival and Conference. Presented by the Kellogg Institute for International Studies and the DeBartolo Performing Arts Center March 25-26, the festival will showcase five recent animated films from Japan, including two from internationally acclaimed director Satoshi Kon. Read More

Notre Dame Cancels Japan Undergraduate Program

Author: Michael O. Garvey

A spring semester program for University of Notre Dame students in Tokyo, Japan has been canceled by Notre Dame’s Office of International Studies due to the situation following that country’s March 11 earthquake and tsunami and its subsequent nuclear crisis. The three students enrolled in the canceled program had been scheduled to leave for Japan March 27. Read More

Rogers Program Supports Arts and Letters Summer Internships

Author: Kate Cohorst

Matthew Gallivan, a University of Notre Dame senior majoring in political science and Arabic, spent last summer in China, thanks to the new Rogers Summer Internship Awards for students in the College of Arts and Letters. Read More