A group of seven students and three faculty from the Department of Asian Studies have arrived in Japan for a Carnegie Mellon Humanities Initiative. During the twelve day trip they will research topics related to the theme of "Japan and the Environment."
For the fourth year in a row Bowdoin Japanese language students (Michael Amano '17, Nan Ding '19, and Justin Ehringhaus '17) won top awards at the Japanese Language Contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
Ethan Barkalow '19, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, will spend the summer in Japan conducting research on the development of the city of Sapporo in Meiji Japan and continuing his Japanese language studies.
Japanese language students Michael Amano '17 and Ginny Crow '18 recently appeared in a New York Times article about students collaborating with college museums. The two students spent last summer doing research in the U.S. and Japan for an exhibition titled “Perspectives From Postwar Hiroshima: Chuzo Tamotzu, Children’s Drawings, and the Art of Resolution.”
Bowdoin’s Michael Amano ’17 had a Curatorial Fellowship from the Bowdoin College Museum of Art to spend last summer in Japan tracking down and interviewing some of the people who had participated in a 1952-1953 art exchange between Japanese and US schoolchildren.
The two Bowdoin students are currently in Japan carrying out research for an exhibition next year at the Bowdoin College Museum of Art featuring drawings made by Hiroshima schoolchildren in the 1950s.
This is the third year in a row that Bowdoin has won first and second place in the Japanese language essay contest for advanced level students, and it's the first time the college has picked up four awards in total.
Violet Ranson '16, recipient of a Goldsmith Adams Research Award, is spending the summer in Tokyo, Japan on a research internship at Temple University, Japan Campus conducting sociological research on the Fukushima Daiichi disaster.
Greg Stasiw ’15 has a paid internship this summer with L.L.Bean, working for its inventory team. This seems a normal enough job for a college student in Maine — until you learn that he's based in Tokyo.
Bowdoin Japanese language students Justin Ehringhaus ’16, Alexandra Mathieu ’15 and Tianchen Zhou ’14 all placed in a recent Japanese language contest organized by the Consulate General of Japan in Boston.
Over 70 students gathered at Howell House last weekend for Bowdoin’s first-ever Sushi Party, an event sponsored by the Japanese department. Students were treated to tea and miso soup, followed by fresh sushi created by chef Shuji Oki.
The children, about 10 in all, are part of a new Japanese language program at the Harriet Beecher Stowe Elementary School in Brunswick. The weekly class is taught by two Bowdoin students, Ehringhaus and Rob Hughes ’14, who are both Asian studies majors and advanced Japanese language speakers.