Volume 4 Issue 4 - May 9, 2008

Research Express@NCKU        May 9~ May 15, 2008


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【NCKU R&D Forum】

Recent Events at NCKU
  • Conference:The 2008 International Symposium Transnational Feminisms and Local Responses
    Date:Sunday, May 18, 2008
    Place: Conference Site, Shiou Chi Building修齊大樓, Kuang Fu Campus光復校區
    In this Symposium we would like to bring together scholars from different regions of the world to reconsider the impacts the global trafficking in information, population, discourses, commodities, images, and even desires has made on gender studies, both here in Taiwan and elsewhere in other parts of the world. Issues that we would like to address include: how would feminists, in our local contexts, respond to the call to “think globally and act locally”? How can a transnational politics of alliance be forged, given that the imperative for situated politics has driven feminists to stress more on particularity and regional differences than on universality and global collaboration? How can a delicate balance be maintained between the drive towards border crossing and the reality of border patrol? How does gender fit in to this already rather troubled arena? Do women benefit from transnationalism or do women become the unwitting victims of transnationalism? How are ideas of manhood and womanhood reconfigured and performed as transnationalism encounters nationalism? How is sexuality, heterosexual and homosexual, mediated by these conflicting forces, with each one being its spectral other?

    With invited speakers coming from the United States of America, South Korea, Malaysia and Australia, we will set up a forum for the fruitful exchange of ideas and views.
    Symposium Organizers:
    Department of Foreign Languages and Literature, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    Center for Gender and Women’s Studies, National Cheng Kung University, Taiwan
    National Science Council, R.O.C.
    Office of International Affairs, National Cheng Kung University
  • Lecture
    Topic: Introduction of Multi-Stage Flushing (MSF) Technology and Its Application in Desalination
    Speaker: Dr. Wei-Li Lee李偉立 研究員 (Researcher, Taiwan Water Corporation 台灣自來水公司)
    Date: Tuesday, 13th May
    Place: 4F, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Lecture
    Topic: Driving the exploration in nano-scale materials with non-uniform fields
    Speaker: Prof. Cheng-Hsun Nien 粘正勳 教授 (Dept. of Physics, National Central University)
    Date: Thursday, 15th May
    Place: 4F, Department of Chemical Engineering
  • Lecture
    Topic: Untangling elastic knots by energy decreasing flows
    Speaker: Prof Lin Chun-Chi 林俊吉 教授 (Dept. of Mathematics, National Taiwan Normal University)
    Date: Thursday, 15th May
    Time: 16:10-17:00
    Place: Lecture Hall, Math Building (數學館演講廳), Cheng Kung Campus成功校區
  • Conference
    Host : Center for Micro/Nano Science and Technology
    Moderator : Professor Yu-Cheng Lin of Engineering Science, NCKU
    Date : June 22nd – 25th, 2008
    Website : http://apcot2008.ncku.edu.tw/

The others
  • 2008 International Conference on Life Stories, Narratives, and Cultural Diversity
    Organizers: Department of Applied Foreign Languages and Department of Early Childhood Care and Education, Shu-Te University

    Co-organizers: College of Applied Social Sciences, Shu-Te University
    Dates: May 22-23, 2008
    Venue: Shu-Te University, 59 Hengshan Road, Yanchao Township, Kaohsiung County, 82445, TAIWAN

    Guest Speakers:
    Dr. Sharon Pugh, Indiana University-Bloomington, USA
    Dr. Leni dlR. Garcia, De La Salle University-Manila, Philippines
    Dr. William Ayers, University of Illionis-Chicago, USA.

    Languages: English

    • Life stories of women
    • Second/foreign language learners and their stories
    • Stories of language teachers
    • Stories in second/foreign language learning and teaching
    • Stories of marginalized individuals/groups
    • Bibliotherapy
    • Teaching and learning through children’s and young adult’s literature
    • Narrative inquiry
    • Narratives and stories as ways of knowing and learning
    • Multiple perspectives and diverse learners

    Submission Guidelines:
    Both abstract (form attached) and full-length paper should be written in English. The abstract should not exceed 500 words and the full-length paper (includes bibliography and appendix) should not exceed 10,000 words. The paper draft and final manuscript should conform to the guide stipulated in the American Psychology Association Style Manual (APA 5.0). Each paper is intended for a 20- to 25-minute presentation. Should you have any questions, please contact Dr. Mei-Yu Lu at melu@mail.stu.edu.tw (樹德科技大學應外戲盧玫錥老師, TEL: 07-6158000-4005或4002).

    Important Deadlines:
    Submission Deadline: May 5, 2008
    Notification of Acceptance: May 12, 2008

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