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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.
Changes will be made to JICUF Student Funds and Faculty Grants to better serve the ICU community. Students and Faculty may now submit inquiry forms at any time of the year.
On Friday, September 13th, JICUF hosted a 70th Anniversary Dinner at Riverside Church in New York City. 113 alumni and friends attended the event from the New York Metro Area, Boston, Washington D.C. and beyond. Chair of the ICU Board and alumnus Hirotaka Takeuchi was the keynote speaker.
JICUF Executive Director Paul Hastings will move to Mitaka this summer with his family to live and work at ICU for one year. ICU will be providing Paul with an office on campus and he and his family will live in a faculty house.
Ms. Noriko Iwase, who graduated from ICU in 1974, currently lives in Washington, D.C. After a long career at the United Nations and World Bank, she decided to pursue a different path. A generous supporter of JICUF and ICU, she shared her ICU story with us.
ICU Student Wins Best Speaker Award at the 2019 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition
In April, three ICU students participated in the 2019 Jean-Pictet International Humanitarian Law Competition held in Obernai, France, and ICU graduate student Kalika Kastein won the Best Speaker Award in the Anglophone section. The JICUF grant that their instructor Assistant Professor Hiromichi Matsuda was awarded was used to cover some of the cost of participating in the event. This is a report from Kalika. Congratulations, ICU team!
On April 4th, the Institute of International Education (IIE) hosted the first Global Forum for its Platform for Education in Emergencies Response (PEER) Initiative in New York. Paul Hastings, Executive Director of JICUF, contributed as a panelist in a breakout session on “How to Build Successful Partnership in Higher Education in Emergencies. ” He spoke about JICUF and ICU’s scholarship program for Syrian students, Syrian Scholars Initiative.