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Workshop series to help educators explore Asia

Presenters to cover education, medicine, women's issues.

The Department of Asian Languages and Cultures is sponsoring a series of three workshops aimed at local educators and interested members of the campus community.

The first workshop, taught by Director of Asia Teaching Partnership’s Sherry Gibbon, is titled “Myth and Reality: The Japanese System of Education. The session will be held on April 17 at 4:00 p.m. in Stern 304.

On April 26, Assistant Professor of History Lisa Yoshikawa will lead a workshop titled “From Amaterasu to Birth-Giving Machine: Reflections on Women in Japan which begins at 4:00 p.m. in Stern 304.

The final event, scheduled for May 2, will consist of three sessions covering topics related to acupuncture and traditional oriental medicine. Darlene Easton M.S., L.Ac, assistant professor at New York Chiropractic College, will present an overview of the techniques from 4:00-4:45 p.m. and discuss their medical uses from 5:00-5:45 p.m.

Easton is a full-time faculty at the New York Chiropractic College’s School of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine. She teaches courses in basic and advanced Oriental Medicine Theory, Clinical Skills, Eastern Diet and Nutrition and is a supervisor of student interns in the College’s integrative clinics. She has a well established private practice at the Seneca Falls Integrative Health Center and has recently opened a practice with her husband in the Body-Mind Center at Thomson Hospital.

Kim Verstringhe, a student at the Chiropractic College, will offer a student perspective on traditional oriental medicine from 6:00-6:45 p.m. All sessions will take place in the Geneva Room and participants may attend any or all of the presentations.

The events are sponsored by the Department of Asian Languages and Cultures and by the Education Department.