International Educator - March/April 2012 - 2

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International EDUCATOR
MAR+APR�12 n VOL� 21 n NO� 2
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Ephemeral Beauty
SAKURA, OR CHERRY BLOSSOMS,
are an iconic image to the Japanese—they embody mono no aware, which means “an empathy toward things” and describes the transience of physical objects and the feeling of melancholy at their passing. Cherry blossoms, with their brief flash of beauty and quick death, have been a metaphor for mortality in Japanese culture. In the early twentieth century, one woman’s vision to bring cherry blossoms to the United States helped transform the capital of the nation and beautify a park in New York City. Eliza Ruhamah Scidmore came back from Japan in 1885 with an idea to bring cherry blossoms to this country. Her idea did not bear fruit until she wrote a letter to First Lady Helen Taft in 1909, who ultimately pushed the idea forward. In 1910 a gift from Japan of 2,000 trees was given to the United States; two years later, another gift of 3,020 cherry blossoms were give to replace the earlier crop that had to be destroyed due to disease. The trees were planted in Sakura Park in Manhattan and at the shore of the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. Every year in Washington, where NAFSA’s national office is, we look forward to cherry blossom season in early spring. It falls in March or April depending on the year, and each spring, local residents and tourists alike flock to the Tidal Basin to enjoy the beauty of these delicate flowering trees. Last March, just as cherry blossoms were beginning to bud here and to flower in much of Japan, disaster struck that nation with a catastrophic earthquake and tsunami. Now, one year later, the disaster has faded, but is not forgotten, and the cherry blossoms are beginning to bud yet again. They remind of us of the preciousness and brevity of life, of those whose lives were cut short, just like the trees themselves that have only brief moments of glory followed by a quick demise. This issue’s cover story, “Overcoming Chaos,” details how last year’s earthquake and tsunami affected Japan’s higher education system and how universities abroad dealt with the crisis and assisted those studying in the country while it happened.

Stephen C. Dunnett Everett Egginton Patricia I. Jones Paul J. McVeigh

University at Buffalo–SUNY New Mexico State University Western Illinois University Northern Virginia Community College

Jolene Koester, PhD Mora McLean, JD

California State University-Northridge Africa-America Institute

Jody K. Olsen, PhD Kavita Pandit, PhD

Susan Buck Sutton
Bryn Mawr College

University of Maryland School of Social Work University of Georgia

Susan Thompson

University of Nevada–Las Vegas

Mary H. Reeves, PhD Peter M. Robinson Jem Spectar, PhD Yenbo Wu, PhD

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of International Educator - March/April 2012

International Educator - March/April 2012
Contents
From the Editors
In Brief
Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
Overcoming Chaos
Degrees of Distinction
Macalester College
Foreign Student Affairs
A View from Out Here
In Focus
Language Supplement
The language of Business
Launching Pad: Community College Programs
Intensive English Language Directory
Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - Cover2
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Contents
International Educator - March/April 2012 - From the Editors
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - In Brief
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - Voices: University at Buffalo President Satish K. Tripathi
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - Foreign Student Affairs
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - 59
International Educator - March/April 2012 - A View from Out Here
International Educator - March/April 2012 - 61
International Educator - March/April 2012 - 62
International Educator - March/April 2012 - 63
International Educator - March/April 2012 - In Focus
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Cover3
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Cover4
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Language Supplement
International Educator - March/April 2012 - BB2
International Educator - March/April 2012 - SCover1
International Educator - March/April 2012 - SCover2
International Educator - March/April 2012 - The language of Business
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S2
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S3
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - Launching Pad: Community College Programs
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S10
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S11
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S12
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S13
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Intensive English Language Directory
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - S16
International Educator - March/April 2012 - S17
International Educator - March/April 2012 - Intensive Foreign Language Directory
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International Educator - March/April 2012 - SCover3
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