Founded in 1973, the Edwin O. Reischauer Institute of Japanese Studies (RI) promotes research on Japan and brings together Harvard faculty, students, leading scholars from other institutions, and visitors to create one of the world’s leading communities for the study of Japan.In the weeks since the March 11 earthquake and tsunami in Japan, officially named the Great East Japan Earthquake, in cooperation with the Harvard Club of Japan, the Rotary Club of Okayama, Doshisha University, the Harvard Japanese Language Program, the Office of Career Services, the Harvard Summer School office, the Office of International Education, and other entities in Japan and across campus, the Reischauer Institute has thrown wholehearted support behind the maintenance of Harvard student participation in activities and programs in Japan. For graduate students with a Japan interest, RI has provided dissertation completion grants, language study grants, and other travel and research awards. In the case of undergrads, RI has provided support for research, Japanese language study, internships, Harvard Summer School in Kyoto, volunteer relief efforts in the aftermath of the earthquake, and other activities across Japan. Now, more than ever, RI seeks to enable students to go to Japan to study, to work, to learn, and to grow as scholars and as human beings.View the full list of students supported by RI during the 2010-11 and summer 2011 academic year.
Reports are rife that Stephen Keshi, who less than 24 hours ago, led the Super Eagles to the victory in the Africa Cup of Nations, has resigned as coach of the national team.According to SuperSport presenter, Robert Marawa, who revealed the information on Twitter, ‘The Big Boss’ confirmed his departure from the post, in an interview with a radio station in South Africa.He tweeted: “Stephen Keshi has just announced that he handed over his resignation letter after the game exclusively on [email protected] Marawa on MetroFM”The Nigeria Football Federation is yet to confirm this development, even as the team and officials are expected back in the country, where they will be received by President Goodluck Jonathan.
MIAMI (AP)—Tourism promoters say LeBron James is giving South Florida a boost already. The reservations team at the Fountainebleau Resort in Miami Beach says they’re getting asked about packages that include Heat tickets.Prime 112 says athletes, sportscasters and regular diners want to know if they’ll still be able to get tables at the South Beach restaurant that’s bracing for even more popularity with celebrities.Real estate agents say James’ move drove up the price of at least one condo near the AmericanAirlines Arena, and home buyers want Heat tickets as part of the deal.The star already has snack named for him: the “Le-Brat James” bratwurst at the Shake Shack in South Beach.
For more information about the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health, visit www.co.thurston.wa.us/health or call the Health Department’s Women’s Health Coordinator at 360-867-2516. Facebook3Tweet0Pin0OLYMPIA – A federal grant will help Thurston County improve the health of local girls. Thurston County Public Health and Social Services has been awarded a $300,000 grant by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office on Women’s Health. Funding will be used to offer the Girls Circle program to middle-school age girls and continue efforts of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health.In early 2011, the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health determined that reducing violence against women and girls was their top priority. “We came to consensus as a Coalition and decided investing earlier made sense, said Karmel Shields, YWCA Executive Director. “The Girls Circle program builds on strengths, those of local girls and our community”. The YWCA of Olympia is taking the lead in bringing the science-based Girls Circle prevention program to Thurston County.Research shows that Girls Circle reduces alcohol use, improves the ability of girls to form healthier bonds with others and promotes academic achievement. The University of Washington Division of Public Behavioral Health & Justice Policy has signed on to evaluate ThurstonCounty Girls Circle to determine the program’s potential to influence beliefs and behaviors thatreduce risk for health consequences of violence and abuse.“Improving health outcomes among local girls requires us to be mindful that healthy relationships are key – those with caretakers, friends and significant others.” said Dr. Diana Yu, Thurston County Health Officer. “Unfortunately, experiencing aggression and coercion within adolescent dating relationships is not uncommon.”If Thurston County meets performance expected by the Office on Women’s Health, an additional 4 years of grant funding is possible. “We are looking forward to helping the Coalition tackle their priorities for women’s health” said Jim Cooper of TOGETHER!. TOGETHER! will lead local efforts to promote awareness of the Coalition’s prevention priorities and the science behind them.Current members of the Thurston Coalition for Women’s Health are:Behavioral Health ResourcesCHOICE Regional Health NetworkCommunity Action CouncilCommunity Youth ServicesFamily Education and Support ServicesGroup Health CooperativePhysicians of Southwest WashingtonPlanned ParenthoodProvidence St. Peter HospitalSafePlaceSea Mar Community Health CentersSouth Puget Sound Community CollegeSouth Sound Breastfeeding NetworkStonewall YouthThurston County Chamber of CommerceThurston County Prosecuting Attorney’s OfficeTOGETHER!United Way of Thurston CountyYWCA of Olympia