We are delighted to announce the establishment of the Richard M. Rosenberg Asian Studies Scholarship. With a generous donation from Mr. Rosenberg, the Scholarship offers assistance to Suffolk students in their study abroad in Asia.
To be eligible for consideration, applicants should be a fulltime Suffolk student, with a GPA of 3.0 or above, having declared a major or minor in Asian Studies.
For 2014, the application deadline is February 28. Students who are planning to study abroad in Asia before the end of 2014 are encouraged to apply. Please submit a resume and a short essay of about 500 words, stating your academic interest and plan of study abroad. The application material should be submitted to Dr. Ronald Suleski, Rosenberg Institute for East Asian Studies, 41 Temple Street, Boston, MA 02114. Materials may be sent by email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last year our Suffolk student Katharine Sampson spent the summer of 2012 in Seoul, Korea. She was on a scholarship granted by the Chongha Scholarship Foundation set up by the KCC Corporation in Seoul. Katie studied Korean at Yonsei University and had an internship at SBS Broadcasting, one of the major broadcasters in Korea.
Katie had been recommended by her professor Dana Rosengard, and through the work of the Rosenberg Institute and also of Professor Henry Kim of Economics, the scholarship and her summer internship were put in place.
Katie will be graduating this month and has accepted a position with the NBC station at Topeka, Kansas. Our congratulations to Katie.
In addition, she recently won two RAMMY awards for her reporting, which is the Department of Communication and Journalism’s annual student media award program. Her feature news reporting RAMMY-winning piece also won top honors in the New England Associated Press/Radio Television Digital News Association competition. Katie was also part of the award winning “Suffolk U News” team taking Top Student Newscast honors in the same annual competition.
Professor Da Zheng led a group of nine students and Suffolk alumni to Shanghai for the Chinese Language and Culture Program at Shanghai Normal University from June 1 to June 22, 2010.
The university’s International College of Chinese Studies is one of the most reputable Chinese language teaching sites in China. Upon their arrival, students were immediately immersed in language learning. Morning classes were full of grammar studies and practicing oral Chinese. In the afternoon, the group participated in various cultural activities, such as calligraphy, martial arts, and er-hu (a Chinese string instrument).
The group also spent time in vibrant Shanghai and its suburbs, and took excursions to Suzhou and Hangzhou, seeing historic sites and traditional Chinese architecture. Students also visited the World Expo in Shanghai, walking into various pavilions and encountering different cultures.
The entire experience reminded everyone of the richness of world culture and the need for mutual understanding.