There is word on the page and then there is word given breath. This past April, students and faculty from the University of Kentucky brought words to life thanks to a 12-hour open air poetry reading. The event, organized by English professor and published author Julia Johnson, was held outside of the Student Center welcoming anyone and everyone to come read their favorite poems aloud.
The UK Japan studies program, with the help of the Consulate-General of Japan in Nashville, will screen two documentaries addressing recovery efforts in Japan after the 3.11 earthquake (see below). Please join us and encourage your students to come.
●“Fukushima Hula Girls” (100 min, 2011) *In Japanese with English subtitles
This documentary tells the story of the famous hula dancers from the popular resort, Spa Resort Hawaiians, located in the area affected by the March 11, 2011 disasters. The resort was forced to close but the dancers embark on a nation-wide tour to build support for the Fukushima tourist destination as everyone works to rebuild the facility for their grand reopening. The documentary is narrated by the 2006 film Hula Girls actress Aoi Yu and follows the lives of the dancers, many of whom are from the affected areas.
●"Reborn from the Debris, Fishing Town, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture" (30 min, 2011) **English narration with English subtitles
Bright news was brought to one disaster stricken area, Ofunato-City, Iwate Prefecture, one month after the Great Eastern Japan Earthquake. More than 150 kg of fish caught by local fishermen were sold out instantly through the Internet. This was the earliest signs of reconstruction in Iwate Prefecture whose fishing industry suffered extensive damage. The documentary focuses on activities of local fishermen who began to move quickly toward the revival of the fisheries industries.
We invite all Arts and Sciences faculty and staff (family and friends) to join us at 6:30am at Barker Hall for this fun event. Coffee, hot chocolate, and healthy breakfast options await you at the finish line. Please see attachment for details.
Please RSVP to email@example.com by Monday, October 15 if you plan to participate and let me know if you will be a runner or a walker
In addition to being an Investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, a member of the National Academy of Sciences, and the recipient of numerous awards for her pioneering research on skin stem cells, Dr. Fuchs is also well known for her support of women in science.
This forum will be an excellent opportunity for you to hear about Dr. Fuchs’ experiences as a woman in science, to ask questions and share your own thoughts, and to interact with your peers from the Colleges of Medicine and Arts and Sciences. Please join us!
Seating is limited, so please RSVP to Ann Morris in the Department of Biology to reserve a spot: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lunch will be provided.
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