Chinese paper cutting exhibit and workshop

The James A. Gibson Library is holding an exhibition of the works of master Chinese paper cutter, Zhu Musheng. This art form has been practiced for centuries with motifs and themes bearing strong cultural significance in China. One example, Double Happiness, pictured – is a decoration for wedding ceremonies which dates from the Tang Dynasty. The exhibit will run Sept. 12 to Sept. 16 in ST 211. In conjunction, Zhu will visit the Library to teach participants the basic techniques of this folk-art. This free workshop will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 14 from noon to 2 p.m. in ST 211. Space is limited. Participants are asked to register in advance by emailing [email protected] Zhu’s visit, the workshop and lunch for workshop attendees is sponsored by the Confucius Institute at Brock University. read more

JP Morgan cancels Twitter QA after negative tweet blitz

first_imgClick here for larger image Click here for larger image Click here for larger image Click here for larger image Click here for larger imageThe bank’s PR team soon realised it was not the clever idea they had originally thought and now it’s “back to the drawing board” for them.center_img Click here for larger image THE UNITED STATES’ biggest bank JP Morgan Chase was forced to cancel a Twitter Q&A planned for today after a rake of negative and markedly sarcastic tweets from the public using the hashtag #AskJPM.The bank announced the Q&A on its Twitter account yesterday:Jimmy Lee had worked on Twitter’s initial public offering which may be why they thought this would be a good idea.However the bank has been the subject of much controversy having been handed a whopping $30 billion in fines and legal costs over the last four years. Most recently the banking giant was fined a record $13 billion in a bid to settle an investigation into bad mortgage loans the bank sold before the financial crisis hit.The backlash on Twitter was merciless:Click here for larger image Click here for larger imageRead: Banking giant JP Morgan ‘fined $13 billion by US government’>Read: Promoters of Dublin student club night defend use of ‘C***’ stamp>last_img read more