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Happy Beginnings | Sormaz Seeks New Challenges Teaching in Japan

Olga Sormaz in her office at Chubu University

Editor’s Note: The Happy Beginnings series features recent College of Arts & Sciences graduates who are getting started in careers, graduate school and service. Ohio University alumna Olga Sormaz BA ’15, MA ’18 is always seeking out new challenges. She spent a year in a British school during her middle […]

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January 10, 2020 at 11:00 amAlumni

Nakada’s Tale: Finding a Long-Lost Japanese Fishing Boat, Washed Ashore in Okinawa

Viewing documents related to the lost-then-found fishing vessel from Iwate: Masaru Yonashiro of the Kinjo-cho town hall, Koudai Nakada and Chris Thompson.

Koudai Nakada’s educational journey has entwined with Ohio University for five years, most recently tied to the incredible tale of a fishing boat that disappeared during Japan’s 2011 tsunami, only to wash ashore seven years later and 1,200 miles away. Nakada and Dr. Christopher Thompson are researching the unusual adventure […]

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December 1, 2019 at 5:13 pmAlumni News Research

Linguistics Colloquium | Japanese University System and Challenges of EFL in Japan, Nov. 22

Greg King '99, Associate Professor at Chubu University

The Linguistics Colloquium series presents Ohio University alumnus Greg King ’99 discussing “The Japanese University System and the Challenges of EFL in Japan” on Friday, Nov. 22, from 12:55 to 1:50 p.m. in Gordy 301. King is Associate Professor in the Department of English Language and Culture at Chubu University. […]

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November 1, 2019 at 6:45 pmEvents

Visiting Professor Yutaka Hirata Reflects on Stay at Ohio University

During his stay in Athens, Hirata met with neuroscience students from the Honors Tutorial College.

By Amanda Biederman Chubu University Professor Yutaka Hirata recently returned home after spending five weeks in Athens as part of Ohio University’s Robert Glidden Visiting Professor program. Hirata was hosted through the Biological Sciences Department. Hirata is a professor in the Department of Robotic Science and Technology in the College […]

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September 29, 2018 at 5:23 pmResearch

Thompson Headed to Japan as Miura Visiting Professor

Dr. Chris Thompson with a photo taken of participants in the 2015 September edition of the OHIO-IPU Tsunami Relief Project.

Dr. Christopher Thompson, Associate Professor of Linguistics at Ohio University, will spend Fall 2018 in Japan, representing OHIO as the 43rd Kohei Miura Visiting Professor at Chubu University. He’ll head up the eighth year of the Tsunami Relief Project, study folk traditions, and connect with OHIO alumni. “Professor Thompson’s participation […]

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July 17, 2018 at 12:27 pmNews

Linguistics Students Volunteer with Tsunami Relief in Japan

96-year-old tsunami survivor thanks OHIO students and Iwate Perfectural students and faculty for delivering water.

  Dr. Chris Thompson, Associate Professor and Chair of Linguistics, is in Rikuzentakata, Iwate Japan at the beginning of October with the annual Chubu Study Abroad group of Ohio University students. The students are studying Japanese at Chubu University alongside their Iwate Prefectural University partners, who also are delivering water […]

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October 9, 2017 at 8:28 amNews

College Remembers Tomoyasu Tanaka, Physics Professor and Founder of Chubu Exchange

College Remembers Tomoyasu Tanaka, Physics Professor and Founder of Chubu Exchange

By Jean Andrews Physics & Astronomy Dr. Tomoyasu Tanaka, age 94, Emeritus Professor of Physics at Ohio University, passed away in May in his native Japan. He was a highly respected theoretical physicist, loving parent to five children, husband, and son. “Professor Tanaka was a wonderful colleague. He was interesting […]

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June 24, 2014 at 7:00 amNews