ADE Director's Communication Memo Form

Memo Number : COM-08-136

Date Created : 05/13/2008


Co-op Directors
Middle School Principals
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Type of Memo: Informational
Response Required: No
Section:   Central Administration - Dr. Diana Julian, Deputy Commissioner
East Asian History Seminar

Regulatory Authority:

Contact Person:
Dr. Walter Nunn

Phone Number:


The National Consortium for Teaching about Asia and the East Asian Curriculum Project of Columbia University are sponsoring an Arkansas-based seminar this summer on China, Japan, and Korea. The Arkansas International Center at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock (UALR) will host the 30-hour seminar on East Asian History at the University of Arkansas Community College in Hope, Arkansas, beginning July 28, 2008, through August 7, 2008. This is a non-credit course that qualifies for in-service hours. There will be a one-half day follow-up session on Saturday, November 8, 2008. Participants will receive a $500 stipend, books valued at $200, and $300 for the purchase of Asian history materials for the school library.

The East Asian History Seminar is funded by the Freeman Foundation of New York and Vermont, which is devoted to teacher education about Asia, including Chinese and Japanese language instruction, as well as history.

The number of participants is limited to 20. The deadline for submitting an application is Monday, May 26, 2008. Complete information and application are attached. For further information, please contact Dr. Walter Nunn, Director of the Arkansas International Center at UALR by phone 501-569-3515, or by e-mail at


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