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Summer Sonata of Yaoyao Lou

January 6th, 2016 · No Comments


Yaoyao Lou (BA 2015) received the KCC Company scholarship in 2015. Yaoyao was a media studies major at the Department  of Communication and Journalism. She graduated in May 2015 with the Latin Honors summa cum laude.

At Suffolk, she worked on Korea-related projects such as proposing a new media company that produces reality shows for Korean pop icons in Business of Media and a presentation on Korean business etiquette in Presentation  Skills.

She spent six weeks in Seoul taking language lessons at Yonsei University in the morning and interning at Chosun TV in the afternoon.  Shown above is a video that she made for Suffolk to document her days in Seoul.

Yaoyao got placed in the second level class where the teacher instructs in Korean only. Most students in her class were Korean Americans who would like to know about their heritage. Their class made a video called  “Where are our classmates?” (need to refresh the page if you see a blank screen) and won the Talents Prize.


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Panel on finding a career path in education

April 7th, 2015 · No Comments


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Rupendra Guha-Majumdar

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(L to R): Ron Suleski, Elizabeth Robinson, Du Yu Ping, Da Zheng, Susan Wang, and Rupendra Guha-Majumdar.

Education, career, and life in a changing world

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Fulbright scholar’s talk on Bengali-Indian literary figure

February 28th, 2015 · No Comments

In these two lectures on the significance of the creative genius of  Rabindranath Tagore (1861-1941) and his development as a Bengali-Indian  literary figure of universal stature in the contexts of the East and the West in the dawn of the twentieth century, Dr. Rupendra Guha Majumdar first, drew attention to the  manifestation and  acknowledgment of his poetry in the West in collaboration with  the likes of  W.B.Yeats, Sir William Rothenstein, Ezra Pound and Harriet Munroe . The award of the Nobel Prize for Literature soon after, in 1913, further enhanced Tagore’s image of a new world prophet and intellectual and drew large crowds to his humanist  and, at times,  controversial  lectures. He spoke  about the self-destructive consequences of myopic Nationalism that the juggernaut of Imperialism  brought about at the cost of the peace and equanimity of the common man. Not only did he take a vital part in the independence movement against British colonialism in his own country, but he also protested against political exploitation in every corner of the world. Inspired by his philosophy and the qualities he projected, men and women—like C.F.Andrews, E.P. Thompson, Romain Rolland, Harriet Moody, Victoria Ocampo, W. B. Yeats, Ananda Coomaraswamy, and many more were drawn  to him and cherished his friendship and vision. As a seer, poet, essayist, novelist, musician, educationist and  late but expressive , septuagenarian   painter, Tagore travelled all over the world and also invited the world to his humble courtyard in the creation of his university in Santiniketan, Bengal. Till the last he dreamt of a world in which the East and the West would combine their individual resources and wisdom to ensure a peace and a state of fulfilment that would surpass the conflicts of nations. But when he died in 1941  that dream was yet to blossom into reality.
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Dr. Majumdar presenting a book to Suffolk.

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Alum Miguel Candela’s picture of Hong Kong protestor commended at World Photography Organisation

February 27th, 2015 · No Comments

Suffolk alum’s picture taken at the Hong Kong protest for democracy was commended at the Open Competition People category at the Sony World Photography Awards.

Peaceful protestor

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Jing Chen—another Asian Studies major—graduates!

December 5th, 2014 · No Comments

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Going Global

November 4th, 2014 · No Comments

A busy month for Asian Studies.  Here are the panelists for the Going Global event.

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L to R: Monique Costello; Amber Oberc; Jonathan Darden.

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Asian Americans in Suffolk

October 2nd, 2014 · No Comments


Frederick H. Dow talked about his father’s legacy at Suffolk Law School and in the legal field, as well as his activism in the South End of Boston.  Jessica Sedgwick talked about the archivists’ work in identifying history of diversity at Suffolk and how the Archive could be used.  Allan Tow, an Asian American who grew up in the 1950s, talked about his teaching experiences and legal practices as well as his thoughts on typecasting in his acting and modelling work.

Harry Dow eventL to R: Ron Suleski (moderator); Allan Tow; Jessica Sedgwick; Frederick H. Dow; and Da Zheng (organizer).

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Restoring Fukushima

September 4th, 2014 · No Comments

Restoring Fukushima with Suffolk Alumnu Tomo Honda

Tomo Honda

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Student receiving Jongha Student Scholarship Foundation

July 16th, 2014 · No Comments

Suffolk has a student studying in Seoul, Korea this summer.  He is Neilson Lam, a business major specializing in management, who is at Yonsei University, one of our partner schools.

Neilson was awarded a scholarship from the Jongha Student Scholarship Foundation, established by the KCC Company, which has been giving scholarships to Suffolk students for the past four years.

In June Neilson arrived in Seoul to begin the summer term and received the scholarship money during a meeting at KCC Company.  Our congratulations to Neilson and our continued thanks to KCC.

Story on the College’s homepage.

Neilson Lam

(From L to R) SH Lee, President of KCC Company; CY Lee, Chairman of KCC Company; Suffolk student Neilson Lam: Ronald Suleski, Director of the Rosenberg Institute at Suffolk University.

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Linxiang Li’s art exhibition “Heaven the Equalizer”

April 24th, 2014 · No Comments




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