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Monday, November 12, 2012

Lecture by Gareth Fisher, Syracuse University

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Jost Foundation Rm, DC 422
Description: Lecture by Gareth Fisher, Syracuse University, 4:00pm - 5:30pm, Jost Foundation Room, Davis Center 422.
"(Dis)organized Chaos: Religious Pluralism at a Beijing Buddhist Temple". Based on more than ten years of field research, this presentation will explore the dynamic diversity of religious life at a practicing Buddhist temple in contemporary Beijing. Far from being the tranquil retreat from everyday life that many westerners imagine Buddhist temples to be, the Temple of Universal Rescue (Guangji Si) has a “marketplace” atmosphere that features young devotees dressed in formal business clothes shoving their way past elderly laypersons in brown robes; competing lay preachers who give public sermons vilifying the temple monks for their greed; and even the occasional fist fight. It is a religious space that even some of its own participants label as “chaos,” but how and why does this chaotic temple setting exist, especially in a country where religious practice is still so tightly controlled by a central government? This presentation will explore the answers to these questions and what they reveal about religion and culture in the rapidly-changing society of present-day China.
Free and open to the public. The lecture is sponsored by the UVM Department of Religion and the Asian Studies Program. Call 802-656-1096 for more information.

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Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Winter Break

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Thursday, December 27, 2012

Winter Break

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Friday, December 28, 2012

Winter Break

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Wednesday, February 6, 2013

Asian Studies Lecture by Prof. Vanessa Fong, Amherst College

Time: 4:15 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Center, Willms Fam Rm 403
Description: UVM Davis Center, Williams Family Room, #403, 4:15-5:30pm Wednesday, Feb. 6, 2013.
Paradise Redefined: Transnational Chinese Students and the Quest for Flexible Citizenship in the Developed World by Vanessa Fong, Associate Professor, Department of Anthropology and Sociology, Amherst College.
In 2004, Vanessa Fong offered a groundbreaking ethnographic exploration of the social, economic, and psychological development of children born since China's one-child policy was introduced in 1979. Her book Only Hope left readers with a picture of stressed, ambitious adolescents for whom elite status was the ultimate goal, though relatively few were in a position to achieve it.
In Paradise Redefined, Fong tracks the experiences of many in her initial cohort of Chinese only-children -- now college-age --as they study abroad in Australia, Europe, Japan, New Zealand, North America, and Singapore. Fong’s research offers insights into China's globalization by examining the expectations and experiences that affect how various Chinese students make decisions about studying abroad, staying abroad, immigration, and returning home.
Please call 802-656-1096 with questions.

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Monday, February 25, 2013

Mid East Studies Lecture by Prof. Beth Baron, CUNY

Time: 3:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Billings Marsh Lounge
Description: The UVM Global & Regional Studies Program and the Department of History present a lecture by Prof. Beth Baron, CUNY. Prof. Baron will speak on "Missionaries and the Rise of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt" Monday, Feb. 25, 2013, 3:30-5:30pm, Billings Marsh Lounge. Call 802-656-1096 or email bogac.ergene@uvm.edu for more information.

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Tuesday, April 2, 2013

Lecture by Alla Perminova, Senior Fulbright Scholar, Kiev Univ.

Time: 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Location: UVM Old Mill John Dewey Lounge
Description: "The Law on the Principles of State Language Policy: The Politics of Ethno-Linguistics in Ukraine", Tuesday April 2, 2013, 4:30-6:30pm, John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill building room 325. Sponsored by the Department of German and Russian and the Russian/East European Studies Program.

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Monday, April 8, 2013

Asian Studies Lecture by Prof. Haruo Shirane, Columbia Univ.

Time: 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Description: Prof. Haruo Shirane of Columbia University talks about his most recent book,Japan and the Culture of the Four Seasons, where he explores the tradition of intricate representations of nature and the four seasons that are common in a wide range of Japanese genres and media. His book explains how, when, and why this practice developed and analyzes its social, religious, and political meanings. Monday, April 8, 2013, 4:00-6:00pm, UVM Terrill Building, Room 108. Call 802-656-1096 or email kikeda@uvm.edu for more information.

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Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Global & Regional Studies Plenary Meeting

Time: 3:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: Davis Ctr Jost Foundation Rm 422
Description: A meeting of all Global and Regional Studies affiliated faculty, Wednesday April 24th, Davis Center Jost Foundation Room #422, 3:00pm. Refreshments will be served. Call 802-656-1096 or email marylou.shea@uvm.edu with questions.

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Thursday, May 2, 2013

Robert V. Daniels and SIR Honor Society Awards Ceremonies

Time: 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Location: John Dewey Lounge, Old Mill 325
Description: Join us for the GRS Robert V. Daniels Award Ceremony for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. This year's award will be presented to Denise Youngblood, Professor of History.
In conjunction with the Daniels Award we will hold our annual Sigma Iota Rho National Honor Society Induction Ceremony where we will be honoring 16 graduating seniors who have excelled in their area of study. Please call 802-656-1096 or email marylou.shea@uvm.edu for more information.

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