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Center for Southeast Asian Studies 50th Anniversary logo
NIU’s first international Cambodia Studies Conference, scheduled from Thursday, Sept. 13, through Sunday, Sept. 16, tops a Center for Southeast Asian Studies calendar of special Southeast Asia-related events set to take place on campus throughout the 2012-13 academic year. The calendar lists conferences, exhibits, films, lectures, performances and several events organized around the center’s 50th...
Photo of diverse hands holding globe
NIU’s centers for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), Burma Studies (CBS) and Latino and Latin America Studies (CLLAS) will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 30, on College View Court, east of the Newman Center. The event welcomes students and faculty back to campus and introduces them to the facilities...
Bronze drum (Burma/Mayanmar), NIU Burma Art Collection
As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Music for the Divine” showcases Burmese traditions and musical instruments ranging from those used in Buddhist rituals, traditional royal court ceremonies and contemporary multi-ethnic expressions. This exhibition will run in the South Galleries, and will feature the Burma Art Collection at NIU...
Robert Gerhardt’s “Young Girl in the Market, Mae Sot, Thailand” (2006)
Offered in conjunction with the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Karen: A People on the Border” chronicles the lives of the Karen people as they have struggled to survive on the Thai-Burma border since 1962 and cope with the repercussions of a 60-year civil war. This exhibition featuring the documentary photography of...
Khvay Samnang’s “Human Nature Series” (2011)
As a part of the NIU Art Museum’s upcoming Southeast Asian Exhibition Suite, “Current Views and Actions: Photography and Performance Documentation from Phnom Penh” showcases contemporary work from young Cambodian artists Khvay Samnang and Lim Sokchanlina. This exhibition will be held from Tuesday, Aug. 28, to Saturday, Nov. 17, in the NIU Art Museum’s Rotunda...
Can a few lines on a scuffed up scrap of paper really hold the key to changing your life? Yes, they can, says NIU alumnus John Brandon, but only if you remain open to the opportunities they might present. While attending Drew University, Brandon picked up a flyer for the “Princeton in Asia” program, which...
Judy Ledgerwood
Christopher McCord, dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, is announcing leadership changes at the Center for Southeast Asian Studies (CSEAS), as well as in Women’s Studies, the Department of English and LGBT Studies. McCord said anthropology professor Judy Ledgerwood has been selected to serve as CSEAS director. One of only nine federally...
Shahin Aftabizadeh
When recent developments in Burma once again brought the sometimes troubled country into the headlines, Shahin Aftabizadeh was given the opportunity to speak as an expert on the region. Aftabizadeh, who graduated this May from the master’s program at the Center for Burma Studies, appeared on an online news program called “The Stream.” The program is...
NIU Southeast Asia curator Hao Phan has been awarded a $15,000 grant from the British Library to begin work on a preservation project of centuries-old Cham manuscripts in Vietnam. Historians consider Cham descendants, once part of the Champa kingdom, to be an important minority group in Vietnam, Phan said. The manuscripts they created give readers...
NIU received the Eileen Evans Overall Outstanding Chapter Award, signifying the strongest contributions to international education by a Phi Beta Delta Chapter over the preceding year. From left: J.D. Bowers; Christopher M. Jones, past president of Zeta Gamma Chapter; International President Richard Deming; and Deborah Pierce, chapter coordinator.
NIU representatives traveled to Kansas City last week for the annual conference of the Phi Beta Delta Honor Society for International Scholars and returned with some impressive hardware. NIU history professor J.D. Bowers received the Yvonne Captain Faculty Award for Outstanding Contributions to International Education. Bowers, the 2010 Outstanding International Educator at NIU, created and...
Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program
The Center for Southeast Asian Studies is urgently seeking three host families for high school students who will soon be visiting NIU to particpate in the Southeast Asia Youth Leadership Program. The U.S. Department of State program brings high schoolers from the countries of Southeast Asia to NIU and Washington, D.C., to learn about leadership,...
Taming Training Balance
“Taming Training Balance,” the traveling solo exhibition of the works of Siew Lian Lim, will be presented in DeKalb, Chicago, Aurora and St. Charles during the months of March, April and May. Lim is in her third year at NIU, where she is an MFA candidate in sculpture. In addition to her studio work, she...
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