2021/01/13 Ryukoku University Japanese Culture and Language Program
Ryukoku University REC (Ryukoku Extension Center) Online Lecture Series —8 lectures—
Ryukoku University has hosted lectures open to the public for the last 30 years or so.
Although all our other lectures were cancelled due to the novel coronavirus, we have decided to host our public lecture series in an online broadcast format in response to popular demand from many of our past attendees.
A total of 8 online lectures will be presented in this series.
During this corona crisis, an increasing number of us are feeling the effects on our mental well-being. In this lecture series, we have prepared lectures that introduce some recently attention-gaining methods that will help us break out of these situations, such as “Thinking for Well-being”. In addition, we will present lectures unique to our university, such as “An Assembly of Buddhas and Gods: Outstanding OKAYAMA Treasures of Religious Art”, a lecture based on the two themes of “esoteric Buddhism” and “The syncretism of Shinto and Buddhism”.
Through this lecture series, we hope to propose a new style of mutual lifelong learning where attendees will be able to connect online with the university, and where we can learn from each other.
1. Date: Friday, January 8 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021
2. Venue: On-demand virtual lecture series.
3. Capacity: 50 people per lecture.
(Advance registration is required. The capacity may be increased according to the number of registrations received.)
4. Cost: 500 yen (tax inclusive) per lecture.
*Payment at convenience stores incurs a 187yen (tax inclusive) handling fee to be covered by the attendee.
5. Registration: Please register online at https://rec.seta.ryukoku.ac.jp/lifelong/lecture/2020.html
Online advance registration is required. (The deadline for receiving payment for each lecture is three days before the end of the lecture broadcast period.)
6. Lecture Details
Thursday, January 14 – Wednesday, January 27, 2021
(1)Looking after your mental health in a Corona Society – Tips on how to elevate one’s mood.
Hidemichi Suga (Psychiatrist)
Professor of Ryukoku University Junior College
(2)You can understand the weather! –Weather Basics
Tetsuhide Shigeno (Weather Forecaster)
Professor of Ryukoku University, Faculty of Letters
Thursday, January 21 – Wednesday, February 3, 2021
(3)Understanding genes – Learning about PCR and genome editing.
Kiyotaka Okada (REC Fellow)
Former Professor of Ryukoku University, Faculty of Agriculture.
Friday, January 8 – Sunday, January 24, 2021
(4) Ryukoku Museum collaborative lecture: “An Assembly of Buddhas and Gods: Outstanding OKAYAMA Treasures of Religious Art”
Tomohiko Ishikawa (Ryukoku Museum Deputy Director); Kanako Muramatsu (Ryukoku Museum Curator); Yuuri Kishida (Ryukoku Museum Curator)
*Four additional lectures are planned to be offered via pay-to-view broadcast in the future. Details will be uploaded to our website once finalized.
7. Other: Information about how to attend the lectures and other important notices can be found on the website listed above.