UB College of Arts and Sciences
Asia@Noon, Brown Bag Symposia

Asia at Noon is a series of lunchtime presentations normally held in 280 Park Hall on the north campus of the University at Buffalo various Fridays throughout the semester, from 12:00-1:00 pm. The presenter usually speaks for about 30 minutes, with the rest of the time devoted to Q&A and discussion. Undergraduates, graduate students, faculty, and people from the Buffalo community are invited and encouraged to attend.


Fall 2014 Speakers (click titles to view pdf posters for each talk)


September 26

What Does Asia Look Like? The View from Vladivostok

Bruce Acker, Assistant Director, Asian Studies Program, University at Buffalo



Violence, Trauma and Resilience: Experiences of Children from Mumbai’s Red-Light Areas

Shraddha Prabhu, PhD Candidate, School of Social Work, University at Buffalo



Bikers and Bodhisattvas: Female Buddhist Priests in 21st-Century Japan

Mark Rowe, Associate Professor, Religious Studies, McMaster University



Slanted Memorial: Memorial and Housing at the DMZ for Families Separated by the Korean War

Jin Young Song, Assistant Professor, Department of Architecture, University at Buffalo