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Event Name: 弦と剣 (Gen to Ken)Musical Notes and Magical Knives
Categories: Academic/College Events
International Education
International Interest
Sub Category: University wide
Description: A celebration of creative expression, cultural awareness and international partnerships! Please join us for a very special presidential symposium on the banjo and Japanese swords; both instruments with deep cultural, historical, and symbolic importance.

In recognition of the 20th Anniversary of the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) partnership with Kanazawa Institute of Technology (KIT), President Bill Destler and KIT President Ken-ichi Ishikawa discuss their passion for the banjo and the sword and explore how each instrument reflects the innovative and creative energy of the Japanese and American cultures. President Ishikawa, is an international expert on Japanese sword making. President Destler is one of the worldfs foremost collectors of antique banjos.

Reception to follow in the Fireside Lounge.
Schedules: 10/08/2013   (3:30 PM - 5:00 PM)
Ingle Auditorium

Contact: Lyndsey McGrath
Phone: 475-5177
Cost: 0