CEAPS News & Announcement

CEAPS News & Announcement

  • Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium
    4/29/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Business and Languages in Emerging Markets Symposium

    Time/Place: Friday, April 29 / Room 405 Illini Union

    This interdisciplinary symposium will bring people from diverse backgrounds (language instructors, business professionals, and students) together to explore the role that languages and language learning play in emerging markets. The symposium will help to inform business students and students of less commonly taught languages (LCTLs) about the importance of learning languages of the countries where global/multi-national companies are located, in order to engage in successful business practices. This symposium will also provide instructors with guidance on designing successful  business language curricula. Participants will gain a better understanding of the importance of languages for business and will make connections with the real-life implications of learning languages.

    The symposium will consist of a workshop for instructors on creating business language curricula, a keynote lecture, a networking event with local businesses that have ties to international markets, and a student panel discussion. Our workshop facilitator and keynote speaker is David Victor, who is Professor of Management and Director of International Business at Eastern Michigan University. He teaches a range of courses in international business and researches conflict management, international differences in organizational structure, cross-cultural business communication, and the relationship between headquarters and subsidiaries in the multinational corporation.

    9:00-10:30 a.m. Pedagogical Workshop (for instructors)
    11:00 a.m.-Noon Keynote Lecture
    Noon-1:00 p.m. Lunch
    1:00-2:00 p.m. Networking with Business Professionals
    2:00-3:00 p.m. Student Panel Discussion

    The event is free, but registration is encouraged. Register here: http://go.illinois.edu/Bus_Lang_Symposium

  • iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English
    4/27/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    iCU OIIR Intercultural Dialogue Series– Erhuayin in Mandarin Chinese and American English

     
    Date/time: Wednesday, April 27, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm   
    Location: AACC Lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
     
    Only heard about Mandarin or Cantonese as a Chinese language? Did you know there are many similarities between Chinese and American English? Want to advance your understandings of cultures behind the languages? Come join us for a fun and interactive session featuring Erhuayin (a special way of pronunciation) in Beijing Hua, which is one of the biggest dialects in China!
     
    Sponsored by OIIR, AACC, Chinese Students and Scholars Association (CSSA), and Illinois Abroad and Global Exchange
     
    ** Please see the attached flyer for more information.

     

  • Spring Concert: Bridging Cultures
    4/24/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    Featuring Japanese and American choral and instrumental music in folk, classical, and gospel styles

    Date/Time: Sunday, April 24, 2016, at 7 PM
    Location: McKinley Presbyterian Church (809 South Fifth Street, Champaign)

    - Part 1: Music from Japan - Organ & Koto (Japanese harp)
    - Part 2: Choral music from several cultures - McKinley Choir

    **Please find the attached flyer for more information.

  • InterConnect: Renting an Apartment Off Campus
    4/20/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    InterConnect: Renting an Apartment Off Campus

    Date/Time: Wednesday, April 20, 2016, 6:30-7:30pm  
    Location: AACC Lounge, 1210 W. Nevada St., Urbana
     
    Event Sponsored by Campus Community and Student Service, Counseling Center, International Student and Scholar Services, Asian American Cultural Center, Office of Inclusion and Intercultural Relations-International Education, Family and  Graduate Housing
     
    What you need to know BEFORE signing that LEGALLY BINDING CONTRACT! Presented by Campus Community and Student Service.
  • Summer Internship Opportunity at JIC - Application Deadline on Apr. 20
    4/20/2016Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) writer Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS) published by Center for East Asian and Pacific Studies (CEAPS)

    The Japan Information Center (JIC), at the Consulate-General of Japan in Chicago will offer one unpaid, part-time student internship (14-21hrs/week) between June and September, 2016. Internship start/end dates and hours are customized to fit the academic schedule of the selected applicant.

    Job Description
    Interns at the JIC contribute to and participate in many valuable cultural and international relations programs and events by assisting diplomats and public relations professionals. Specific duties may include, but are not limited to:
     Conducting research and drafting letters to respond to inquiries from the public
     Creating resource materials to educate the public on Japanese culture
     Preparing for and assisting with events
     Updating the JIC’s social media pages
     Participating in the JIC’s School Visit Program, a Japanese cultural presentation program for local schools and community centers.

    Application Process
    Please submit your resume and cover letter* in PDF format for consideration to Internship Coordinator at jic@cg.mofa.go.jp by Wednesday, April 20th, 2016. *Please include your dates of availability for the internship.

    More details about this position can be found on the attached document, our website, and our social media sites.

    Facebook: (https://www.facebook.com/jic.chicago/)
    Twitter: (https://twitter.com/jpncons_chicago)