March 6th, Thursday, 10:00-11:30amAmerican Documentaries:Facts versus Fabrications
March 6th, Thursday, 15:30-17:00New Orleans: Racism, Classicism, and Hurricane Katrina
February 27-28, Thursday and Friday
This event kicks off a full spring line-up which is supported by acultural affairs grant from the US Embassy. We will hold a seriesof two-day programs of music, media and conversations withscholars, documentarians and musicians that explore the profoundperformance traditions and environmental uniqueness of the GulfCoast stretching from Louisiana to Florida. University and publicaudiences will engage diverse cultural landscapes of Gulf CoastLouisiana and Florida in continuity and transformation of life asexpressed in music, narrative and media.
Birth (12 minutes) Signe Baumane
Secret Bee (3 minutes)
House Bunny (2 minutes)
Two (3 minutes) Steven Subotnick
Flying Fur Fragments (7 minutes) George Griffin
Overgrowth09 (1 minute) Lisa Crafts
Why Do I Study Physics? (3 minutes) Shixie (XiangjunShi)
Eye Liner (4 minutes)
Split Ends (4 minutes)
Waiting Room (1 minute)
Down Into Nothing (1 minute) Jake Fried
Paredolia (8 minutes) Maya Erdelyi
A Modern Convenience (6 minutes) Maureen Selwood
Stay Home (6 minutes) Caleb Wood
Lazslo Lassu (4 minutes) Ben Popp
PINBALL (7 minutes) Suzan Pitt
Fishwife (4 minutes) Luke Jaeger
Taxonomy (4 minutes) Karen Aqua
Co-sponsor NYIT Nanjing School of Management: Professional Enrichment Program
Guest Speaker Event: "U.S. - China Business Cooperation."
On Wednesday, November 20, 2013 Consul General Robert Griffiths of the U.S. Consulate General Shanghai delivered a speech on “U.S. – China Cooperation” before an audience composed of more than one hundred students, faculty, and administrators for the joint New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) School of Management Professional Enrichment Program and the NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT), Xianlin, Nanjing. The Consul General quoted Ambassador Gary F. Locke, Former Secretary of State Hilary Clinton, and President Barack Obama as to the respective desire of each to see China take a strong and prosperous leadership role on the global stage. He provided evidence for the annual increase in China-US trade, and pointed out the continued cooperation between the two countries particularly in regard to the following: world trade, Chinese investment in the United States; exchange of students, language, and education; anti-corruption, food safety, and environmental health strategies; leadership in international organizations, energy development, and science; the celebration of Chinese culture in the USA and Hollywood in China. The Consul General also elaborated on the successful expansion of visa services which allows, significantly, for more face to face cooperation to occur between the individuals of the two countries.
Students asked a great variety of questions, for example: Why didn’t the United States get involved in World War II until Pearl Harbor was attacked? Why does Apple have Taiwan as a separate nation on the map in its IPhone? Racial discrimination is a serious problem in the United States. What does the Consul General think about this?
Television Moving Online: How the Rise of Netflix, Hulu, and Online Television is Changing American Television and American Pop Culture
FRIDAY, November 22
Political Officer DoriEnderle, U.S. Consulate General, Shanghai, presents "Television Moving Online: How the Rise of Netflix, Hulu, and Online Television is Changing American Television and American Pop Culture"
12:30 - 1:30 pm. Teaching Bldg. One, room 207
Audience: Communication Arts seniors
On Friday, November 22, 12:30 – 1:30 pm, United States Consulate General Shanghai Political Officer Dori Enderle offered a PowerPoint presentation on “Television Moving Online: How the Rise of Netflix, Hulu, and Online Television is Changing American Television and American Pop Culture” at the New York Institute of Technology (NYIT) Center for Humanities and Culture at Nanjing University of Posts and Telecommunications (NUPT) to an audience of twenty senior Communication Arts students. Ms. Enderle elaborated on how being able to watch television online has increased the extent to which viewing audiences influence the content of shows as well as inspired individuals to make their own television shows and post them online. She indicated that patterns of viewing have changed, described the history of shows such as “House of Cards” and “Veronica Mars,” and included mention of the 2008 Writer’s Strike. Students asked questions such as the following: How does traditional TV deal with the threat of online TV?; Are comedies such as “Modern Family” areflection of ordinary American families?; How much do gay characters portrayed on TV reflect the society? Students interested in American society also asked questions about the U.S. Consulate General in Shanghai.
NYIT’s School of Management Professional Enrichment Program
Vice Consul James Core on “International Business Education in the United States”
U.S. Consulate General Shanghai Vice Consul James Core presented “International Business Education in the United States” to more than one hundred students, faculty, and administrators on Wednesday, November 13, 12:30 -1:30 pm on the Xianlin, Nanjing campus.
Vice Consul Core provided an overview of his topic by providing statistics in regard to the composition of business students in MBA programs, discussed business school diversity, and stressed typical classroom interaction; in addition, he described the need to focus on case studies, to give oral presentations, and to write papers in graduate school. Mr. Core suggested strategies for success by learning to prioritize and to work well in groups. The Vice Consul very generously shared his personal experiences in regard to why he chose Brigham Young University in Utah, the quality of his workload and relationships in the graduate program there, and his graduate training related travels. Finally, this political officer emphasized the need for writing well, innovation, and risk taking. The students felt extremely comfortable with the very personable Vice Consul Core as was evident by the numerous questions posed following his talk.
American Culture Club: Halloween Party!
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NYIT Center for Humanities and Culture at NUPT
Fall 2013 Film Colloquium: Louisiana Wednesdays
A screening followed by discussion beginning at 6:30