[Feb 20] The 14th Mini-lecture Program by UTokyo Graduate Students

Date/Time: February, 20th (Thu), 2020, 17:00–19:00 (Open from 16:30)

Venue: Library Plaza, B1, General Library Annex

Capacity: 40 (approx.) (Application is recommended.)

Target audience: Anyone who is interested in the lecture topics or active learning
*Anyone can apply regardless of their affiliation with the University of Tokyo.

Program schedule:
Moderator: Shigekazu Kawasaki (Project Researcher, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo)

Opening remarks: “Learn and meet something new at the library!” Kayoko Kurita (Associate Professor, Center for Research and Development of Higher Education, The University of Tokyo)
Dr. Kurita explains the purpose of the program such as the significance of the “Mini-lecture Program by UTokyo Graduate Students” and an overview of the UTokyo FFP.

Mini-lecture 1 “Have You Ever Heard of ‘Musicians’ Medicine’ Education? For Those Who Are Interested in Playing Music” Speaker: Miki Akaike (Graduate School of Interdisciplinary Information Studies)

Mini-lecture 2 “The Proper Use of Ambulances: How Much Is a Human Life Worth?” Speaker: Ryusuke Katsuki (Graduate School of Medicine)

Mini-lecture 3 “Let’s Learn about the Current Situation of Radioactive Contamination Caused by the Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Disaster” Speaker: Taiga Okumura (School of Science)

Mini-lecture 4 “It’s Not Just Pressure! Let’s Learn about Bedsores” Speaker: Mao Kunimitsu (Graduate School of Medicine)

Mini-lecture 5 “How to Create a New Kanji: Let’s Learn about Phono-semantic Compound Characters” Speaker: Shumpei Katakura (Graduate School of Humanities and Sociology)

Mini-lecture 6 “You Must Know This! Promoting Mental Work Style Reforms” Speaker: Yui Hidaka (Graduate School of Medicine)

Mini-lecture 7 “Your Behavior and Mind Can Be Changed by Your Appearance!? The Proteus Effect Caused by VR Avatars” Speaker: Keigo Matsumoto (Graduate School of Information Science and Technology)


Based on what they learned in the program, the UTokyo FFP alumni will explain interesting topics in plain words to those unfamiliar with the fields.
You can experience a new instructional method that allows speakers and the audience to discuss with each other.
This time, seven alumni who achieved excellent results in the microteaching session in FFP will deliver mini-lectures.

This program will be filmed and photographed to be published on the website “UTokyo TV” run by the University of Tokyo. We appreciate your understanding on this matter. We would also like to ask for your cooperation and consent to allow us to use the photos and videos for the purposes of publicity and promotion of Mini-lecture Programs and the University of Tokyo Library System.
Please let us know in advance if you need any assistance accessing the venue due to disabilities.

For applications and details, please click the following link:

We kindly ask for the following cooperation regarding the preventive measures against COVID-19:
This program will be held as scheduled, but please refrain from participating in case of symptoms such as fever.

We look forward to your participation.

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