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March 28, 2011

UMBC to Raise Funds, Awareness for Japan Disaster

Chelsea Haddaway
Communications Manager

From March 29 through April 6, UMBC will host a variety of events designed to foster awareness and understanding of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and to raise funds for the victims of the disaster.

Below is a schedule of events for the week:

Origami Rose Keychain Fundraiser
Tuesday, March 29-Friday, April 1, 12-1 p.m., the Commons

The Japanese Culture Club will be offering origami rose keychains, with proceeds benefitting disaster relief efforts. The keychains are meant to raise awareness and support for those suffering in Japan, and the red roses symbolize that there can and will be re-growth from a shattered Japan

Sponsored by the Japanese Culture Club

Help Japan! Arcade Day
Friday, April 1, 11:00 am-3 p.m., Main Street in the Commons

The Japanese Culture Club will sponsor an "arcade day" to help raise money for disaster relief. For a donation, students will play a timed round of popular games on Wiis and Xbox360s that will be set up in the Commons.

Sponsored by the Japanese Culture Club

Music for Japan Concert
Wednesday, April 6, 6:00-6:50 p.m., Recital Hall (Fine Arts 118).

Sponsored by the Department of Music

Lecture: Earthquakes, Tsunami, and “Meltdowns”—Japan’s Black Swan?
Wednesday, April 6, 7:00-8:00 p.m., Recital Hall (Fine Arts 118)

Constantine Vaporis, professor of history and Asian studies, and Kate Brown, associate professor of history, will discuss the potential effects of the triple disaster in Japan. Vaporis is an expert on Japanese culture and history. Brown had studied and written on the history of nuclear disasters.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program and the Department of History

Posted by chelseah at March 28, 2011 11:36 AM