In July, JICUF launched a series of online meetings with UNHCR to discuss higher education initiatives for refugees in Asia and the Pacific with institutions across the region. Two sessions have already been held, with about 80 participants representing close to 20 countries across the region. Two more sessions will be held in September.
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ICU was one of the first universities in Japan to announce switching to online learning in response to the COVID-19 crisis. JICUF is supporting ICU by covering ICU’s Zoom license fee for a year. To learn how online learning has been going so far, we interviewed Professor Insung Jung.
Mr. Shinichi Hirabayashi graduated from the College of Liberal Arts in 1963 and the Graduate School of Public Administration in 1965. He was the President of the ICU Alumni Association of the Americas in the early 2000s and currently resides in Connecticut. We are excited to share his story.
JICUF has two coordinators based in Turkey to help promote the Syrian Scholars Initiative. Nadine Jamous and Abulhadi Hanifeh play a crucial role in our program.
The 2020 Spring JICUF Undergraduate Research Day was held at ICU on February 21, and 33 graduating students presented their research.
The Hachiro Yuasa Society was founded in 2005 to recognize the thoughtful graduates and friends who make an estate gift or other form of deferred gift that the Japan ICU Foundation will receive in the future.
Three alumni have recently pledged a planned gift to JICUF. We asked each new member of the Society to share why they chose to do so.
Dr. Hisato Yamaguchi majored in physics at ICU and graduated in 2001. He currently resides in New Mexico and works as a researcher at the Los Alamos National Laboratory. Please enjoy his alumni story.