Laurel Rodd

Professor of Japanese wins imperial decoration from Japan

July 3, 2017

When Laurel Rasplica Rodd began studying Japanese language and culture, she was one of only about 7,000 students nationwide. Today, the United States has an estimated 200,000. At CU Boulder, Rodd helped fuel and meet the student demand.

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Banning Muslim Travel: Why It Matters

April 4, 2017

The 2017 executive order limiting travel to the United States from six majority-Muslim countries will be discussed by a panel of experts from the University of Colorado Boulder this month.

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‘Climate of fear’ can erode social fabric, Japanese American scholar says

Feb. 5, 2017

Tom Ikeda, founder of Japanese American Legacy Project, to give keynote address at CU Boulder event on Feb. 23.

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New internship program places students in Japan

Sept. 7, 2016

What do a rubber company, a meat exporter and a multinational conglomerate have in common? All have offices in Japan and are part of the first student internships organized through the Center for Asian Studies at CU Boulder.

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Profs find new benefits, some harm in "voluntourism"

Dec. 3, 2015

Generally, ‘voluntourism’ is a poor substitute for traditional development work. Most projects are short-term, organizations that promote voluntouring don’t always ‘understand the place where it happens,’ and travelers typically don’t have skills needed for particular projects, researchers find.

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