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2021/04/21 21:20:00 1st-Year Student Orientation 2021

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  • Posted byDepartment of Global Studies
On Friday, April 16, 2021, the Department of Global Studies (DGS) hosted a new student welcome event in preparation for the start of the 2021-2022 academic year. Unlike any other, a special interactive hybrid program was developed during the pandemic to bring new students into the DGS, allowing them to meet and interconnect faculty, administrative staff and senpai students. The program included opening remarks by the DGS Chair, Prof. Aaron Campbell and other faculty members from DGS, the Hult Prize Presentation (Onigiri), and an introduction to navigating the school language center services and NINJA.

Following the break, the students were divided into four groups and discussed in each of the breakout rooms. Discussion Forums enabled new students to discuss topics of mutual interest with their peers.

At the end of the event, the senpai divided the new students into eight groups and led them on a campus field tour.

There was some drizzle in the morning, but it cleared up by the end, making it a great way to start the new school year!
  • Three DGS senpai present to 1st-Year students HULT Prize Winners' Presentation
  • Listening to the opening welcome speech. 1st-Year DGS Students
  • 1st-year students with their senpai leader. On the Group Campus Tour

2020/07/22 22:10:00 Be a Changemaker

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  • Posted byThe Department of Global Studies

As the end of the spring semester comes to a close and the cicadas begin their summer songs, we in the Department of Global Studies are busy preparing for our annual August Open Campus events. For everyone’s safety in this Covid-19 era, we have decided to host the event online. Three of our professors are scheduled to livestream their lectures on YouTube. They will be talking about topics that are relevant to being a global citizen and a Changemaker. Now is a great time to learn more about our Global Studies program and consider your future. 

Learn More @ Kyoto University of Foreign Studies Open Campus

Visit Virtually the Department of Global Studies on August 1st , 2nd and 8th

 

Date: Saturday, August 1st (14:50~15:10)

Topic: The Importance of a Global Studies Education in a Post-Covid-19 World

 

 

Professor: Aaron Campbell 

 

 

Date: Sunday, August 2nd (14:50~15:10)

Topic: Working with People from All Around the World

 

 

Professor: Ryohei Nakagawa

 

 

Date: Saturday, August 8th (14:50~15:10)

Topic: What the United Nations Can Do and Cannot Do

 

 

Professor: Takaaki Miyaguchi

 

Please join us for Open Campus. We look forward to meeting you!

 

Sincerely yours,

 

Aaron P Campbell

Department of Global Studies Chair

Faculty of Global Engagement

 

 

2020/04/19 21:10:00 Welcome DGS Students!

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  • Posted byThe Department of Global Studies
Dear DGS students,

It is my pleasure to welcome you all to the 2020~2021 academic year! Whether you are a new or returning student, we are happy that you have chosen to work with us in pursuing your degree in Global Studies at KUFS.

Global Studies is a broad and dynamic field that addresses the world’s most pressing challenges. Issues like climate change and globalization are some of the most important forces shaping our world in the 21st century. And now, we suddenly find ourselves in the midst of a global pandemic due to the outbreak of the Covid-19 virus. This event is causing profound changes to social life as we know it, while serious economic challenges are still to follow.

As was just recently announced, classes will begin online on Thursday, May 7th and continue online until it is safe to return to campus. I can assure you that all faculty and staff are working around the clock preparing to deliver our courses online using the latest educational technologies available. We’ll be employing a Learning Management System called Manaba, using Microsoft Teams for real-time video conferencing and project management, as well as taking advantage of other tools for screencasting, collaborative document creation, file sharing, and audio and video streaming. We will do our best to make sure you get the most out of your online DGS experience.

But just because we all may be sheltering at home, doesn’t mean we cannot continue to build a tight-knit academic community. That all starts with good communication. Use LINE, email, and social media to communicate regularly with your classmates. And reach out to your professors and academic advisors, who are happy to help you with your questions and feedback. Our virtual doors are open!

Again, I am honored to welcome you to this new academic year. I want you to know that we are all thrilled to serve your academic needs.

Sincerely yours,

Aaron P Campbell
Department of Global Studies Chair
Faculty of Global Engagement

2018/12/11 00:00:00 Readers4Readers (3) 2018

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  • Posted byThe Department of Global Studies
Volunteer students in the Faculty of Global Engagement (FGE) at Kyoto University of Foreign Studies (KUFS) set a collective reading word-count goal of 7 million words for a 10-week period beginning Monday, October 8th.

Students read as many books as they can in order to reach their individual word count goal within the 10-weeks. Word counts are tracked with Xreading, a digital library and extensive reading tracking tool. While they are reading, volunteer students collect sponsors from members of their own communities. These people will pledge to donate money to R4R if the student reaches his or her word count goal at the end of the 10-week period.

On Sunday, December 17th, the reading marathon ends. If participating students reach their word count goals, they will then begin collecting money from their sponsors. Donations from Sponsors will be pooled together in January of 2019 and then donated to the recipient community in Kratie, Cambodia: a school in need of a library. Using the donations from the R4R event at KUFS, teachers at the Cambodian school will purchase as many books as possible for their students. A final party for all volunteer readers will be held on KUFS campus. Results of the event will be shared and photos will be taken, while students enjoy some delicious food and drinks.

Photos of the new library and a message from the recipient community will be shared with R4R participants once all the books have been purchased and made accessible to Cambodian students.

Please visit our website to check our progress: http://readers4readers.org

There is also a large progress thermometer in the display case in front of Building One.

2018/11/07 14:40:00 Students, Professors and Staff Volunteer at TEDxKyoto 2018!

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  • Posted byThe Department of Global Studies
TEDxKyoto is a community event, organized entirely by volunteers. Professors and students from the Department of Global Studies worked side by side with students from the Department of Global Affairs, students and teachers from Kyoto Gaidai Nishi High School, many KUFS graduates, professors and staff from across the university, as well as with other students and professionals from Kyoto. Founded by Professor Klaphake, TEDxKyoto is Japan's largest TEDx event, and this year was held at the Kyoto International Conference Center. Global Studies Professor Reynolds is a past speaker, Lecturer Kageura is a Curation team member, and Associate Professor Nakagawa previously served as Director of Partnerships. Associate Professor Hawkinson (Global Tourism), and Lecturer Barr (British American Studies) are also team leaders. Kyoto Gaidai Nishi H.S. teacher Mr. McGregor is Director of Operations, and Professor Smith (Global Affairs) is a past coach.

Global Studies students spent weeks planning, organizing and preparing for the event as full members of the TEDxKyoto team!



This year's speakers and performers included: an artist, composer and animator residing in Pakistan; a nurse who works in troubled areas around the world with Medicins Sans Frontieres; an American ceramic artist; an entrepreneur; the first mixed heritage woman to be crowned Miss World Japan; a multilingual vocalist, composer and producer; a lifesaver who won the Beach Flags Japan National Title seven times; an author, columnist and activist from Brooklyn NY; Representative Director, United Sports Foundation; a sound designer artist and producer; an Around-the-World Dancer who connects children in Japan, Africa, and the world; a world-class opera singer; a Peace Advocate; an Aerospace Engineer; and The Ambassador of the Republic of Colombia to Japan.
  • Photo courtesy of TEDxKyoto, by Javier Montano High school and university students as well as Kyoto community members make this volunteer event possible.
  • Photo courtesy of TEDxKyoto,  by Hiromasa Akaishi A Global Studies student welcomes participants to the venue.
  • Photo courtesy of TEDxKyoto, by Hiromasa Akaishi The "Making of TEDxKyoto" video was produced by a Global Studies student.

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