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Title: Campus-Community Response to the Crisis in Japan: Teach-in and Benefit
Sharing: Public
Start Time: Wednesday March 30, 2011 07:00 PM
End Time: Wednesday March 30, 2011 08:30 PM
Location: Whittenberger Auditorium, Indiana Memorial Union
Url: http://www.indiana.edu/~acc/tsunami/press.html
Category: IU Calendar
Free/Busy: busy
Description: Indiana University and the Bloomington community have been shocked and saddened by the March 11 earthquake and tsunami which struck Japan and the resulting nuclear radiation crisis in that nation. We extend our deepest sympathy, our prayers, and our support to all those affected by this ongoing tragedy.

As part of the community-wide relief effort, the campus will host a teach-in and benefit event featuring faculty experts, students from the regions affected, and musicians from the Jacobs School of Music. Representatives from various organizations will report on their fund-raising efforts, and IU's Japanese Student Association will have donation boxes at the site. Audience members will be able to participate in a question-and-answer session with the expert speakers.

Moderator: Michiko Suzuki, Assistant Professor of East Asian Languages and Cultures

Welcoming Remarks: Matthew Auer, Dean, Hutton Honors College

“Geological Setting of the March 11, 2011, Tôhoku, Japan Earthquake”
Gary L. Pavlis, Professor, Dept. of Geological Sciences

“The Disaster at the Fukushima Nuclear Power Plant”
Chuck Horowitz, Professor of Physics

"Japanese and World Media Reactions"
Joe Coleman, Roy W. Howard Professional-in-Residence at IU School of Journalism

"Giving and Volunteering: Lessons from the Japan Quake"
Beth Gazley, Assistant Professor, School of Public and Environmental Affairs

"The Effect on Trust in Government"
Gregory J. Kasza, Professor of Political Science and East Asian Languages and Cultures, and Interim Director of IU's East Asian Studies Center

"Tôhoku: Its Fishing Towns, Coastal Geography, and Tsunamis"
Shingo Hamada, Ph.D. candidate in Anthropology

"Current Living Conditions in Sendai"
Mikela Asano, Masters student, Jacobs School of Music

Question & Answer Session

Contact Email: acc@indiana.edu
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