Achievements by Students and Alumni
has been selected to receive the
for Academic Excellence
Anne is an exceptionally talented and accomplished young scholar in Japanese and Korean
languages and linguistics. She just presented her research on translation at the
1st AAAS Student Research Symposium and will also present at the upcoming URECA at
the end of April 2018.
will present her new research on photography and state violence in the era of Duterte
at the Cornell University conference, "
Kings and Dictators:The Legacy of Monarchy and the New Authoritarianism in Asia" on April 13-14, 2018
in Ithaca, New York.
Asian and Asian American Student Research Symposium
will showcase the best project work of undergraduates and the continuing research
of graduate students in the Department of Asian and Asian American Studies. Please
April 11, 2018.
The Mattoo Center for India Studies
& SBU Taandava presents
Jana Sera, a night of live Classical Indian dances to aid the Global Education Profect,
Saturday, April 7, 2018.
* Nick Staffa, AAAS-major, LIN and CHI-minor (Class of 2009), was featured in
America the Bilingual.
Zachary Strum and Anthony Otters (Class of 2017) were awarded 2017 China Studies Scholarship,
$1,000 and $500, respectively for their excellence in the study of Chinese language
Grace Chang (AAAS-major), mentored by Peg Christoff, got the runner up for the Think
Big Competition (Her project: "
The Global Problem: Hepatitis B").
Grace was honored at
the CAS Awards and Recognition ceremony, The Difference You Make, on April 5th.
* Anthony Vicario, Ivy Lin Wu and Liza Yanovskaya were awarded with the
Hong Kim scholarship ($1,000 each, Fall 2016), an undergraduate award for academic achievement
and leadership for Korean Studies minors.
* Tiara Hess '16 (Japanese minor) was awarded with the Merit Award in the Japan Center’s
11th Annual Essay Competition sponsored (2015-2016) by Canon USA. See the article
Ria Chang-Mockrish '12 is now Head of the World Language Department at the Cebu International
) in Cebu, Philippines. CIS is an accredited international school and an authorized
IB world school. Ria has been teaching Middle and High School Mandarin, and IB Mandarin
ab initio and started the first cohorts of Mandarin B at the school for the diploma
* Robin Caselli '15 (Japanese minor) was awarded with
Undergraduate Recognition Award for Academic Excellence. She studied both Japanese
and Korean at Stony Brook and
created Online Grammar Dictionary for Japanese and Korean as a part of Honors Project:
* Morgan Macklin ’16 is Ready to Take on the World! Please
, one of our Religious Studies graduates, accepted a position as a tenured lecturer in
Islamic Studies at King's College London
* Amy Dang (AAAS major, '15) was selected as the
URECA Researcher of the Month,
in January 2016. Please
* Recent graduate, Nicholas Staffa, is now teaching Chinese at the
Canadian International School of Hong Kong
. Nick is the only non-Chinese (of a total of about 20) instructor! Prior to taking
the post in Hong Kong, he was Head of the Chinese Department at an international school
in Seoul, Korea, after receiving Chinese Language Teacher Certification in the U.S.
, who majored in Religious Studies, teaches at the University of Nebraska, Omaha as
in the department of