UMBC Events for Japan Disaster Relief (3/29-4/6)

From March 29-April 6, UMBC will host a variety of events designed to foster awareness and understanding of the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, and to raise funds for the victims of the disaster. Below is a schedule of events for the week.

Origami Rose Keychain Fundraiser

Tuesday, March 29-Friday, April 1, 12-1 p.m. in the Commons

The Japanese Culture Club will offer origami rose keychains, with proceeds benefitting disaster relief efforts. The keychains are meant to raise awareness and support for those suffering in Japan, and the red roses symbolize that there can and will be re-growth from a shattered Japan.

Help Japan! Arcade Day

Friday, April 1, 11 a.m.–3 p.m., Main Street in the Commons

The Japanese Culture Club will sponsor an “arcade day” to help raise money for disaster relief. For a donation, students will play a timed round of popular games on Wiis and Xbox360s that will be set up in the Commons.

Music for Japan Concert

Wednesday, April 6, 6-6:50 p.m., Recital Hall (FA 118)

Sponsored by the Department of Music.

Lecture: Earthquakes, Tsunami, and “Meltdowns”—Japan’s Black Swan?

Wednesday, April 6, 7-8 p.m., Recital Hall (FA 118)

Constantine Vaporis, professor of history and Asian studies, and Kate Brown, associate professor of history, will discuss the potential effects of the triple disaster in Japan. Vaporis is an expert on Japanese culture and history. Brown has studied and written on the history of nuclear disasters.

Sponsored by the Asian Studies Program, Department of History.

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