On Friday, June 15, 2012, Chancellor Gene Block presented the UCLA Medal, the university’s highest honor, to UCLA alumnus and Professor Emeritus of Surgery Paul Terasaki, a pioneer in organ-transplant medicine who was the first to devise a method to perform “tissue typing,” which assesses the compatibility of organ donors and recipients.
On Friday, June 1, 2012, the Terasaki Center hosted The New Visions of Japan Annual Forum -- a series of events to commemorate the Center’s 20th Anniversary.
Paul Ichiro Terasaki, a pioneer in organ transplant medicine, will be awarded the UCLA Medal, the university's highest honor, at the UCLA College of Letters and Science commencement ceremony on June 15.
Dr. Paul Terasaki named Edward A. Dickson Alumnus of the Year
The 2011 - 2012 academic year marks the 20th Anniversary of the UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies. To commemorate this milestone, the Terasaki Center will be holding its first ever annual forum, New Visions of Japan. Please join us for this special event on Friday, June 1, 2012 at 4 PM.
The Miyagi Prefectural Government and the Nanka Miyagi Kenjin Kai would like to extend an invitation to the members of the Nanka Miyagi Kenjin Kai and the Japanese and Japanese American communities who supported Miyagi Prefecture in the aftermath of the earthquake disaster to the Miyagi Earthquake Recovery and Tourism Seminar.
On March 11, 2011, Japan’s Tohoku coastal region was destroyed by a 9.0 magnitude earthquake and devastating tsunami that followed. The film, PRAY FOR JAPAN, takes place in the devastated region of Ishinomaki, Miyagi – the largest coastal city in Tohoku with a population of over 160,000 people. Filmmaker Stu Levy – an American living in Japan - filmed the tsunami aftermath during his trips to Tohoku as a volunteer and over a period of 6 weeks, captured over 50 hours of footage.
UCLA community unites to remember those lost from the earthquake and tsunami that hit Japan a year ago
"Moving Forward: Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake," an exhibit featuring large-scale photographs, short articles and videos, runs until April 15 at the Fowler Museum.
Exhibit commemorates the victims and the struggles of the survivors and highlights the reconstruction and recovery efforts.
After successful runs in Washington D.C. and Chicago, "Moving Forward: Life After the Great East Japan Earthquake" returns to Los Angeles. RSVP for opening events now.
UCLA's Center for Japanese Studies announces plans for 20th anniversary year
"New Visions of Japanese Cinema" kicks off next month at the James Bridges Theater
Participants will spent two weeks touring disaster-ravaged regions in Sendai, Minami Sanriku and Ishinomaki.
The UCLA Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies and The Kahoku Shimpo, a local newspaper in Sendai, have come together to present a traveling photo exhibition that documents the disaster and recovery efforts in northeastern Japan. From 2011-2012, this exhibit will travel to multiple American cities including Washington D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles and possibly New York and Boston.
Paul I. and Hisako Terasaki Center for Japanese Studies post-doctoral fellow Chad Diehl will give a public talk about the resurrection of Nagasaki after the 1945 atomic bombing on Oct. 17 in the UCLA Faculty Center Sequoia Room from 4 to 7 p.m.
There are no public events currently scheduled.
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