Vol. 17, No. 2: Fall/Winter, 1994 Preview

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Center Planning Series of Activities for 25th Anniversary

Students, alumni, staff, and faculty of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center are planning a year-long array of campus and community activities to mark the 25th anniversary of Asian American Studies on campus.

 

Remembering Manong Philip

For our generation of Pilipinos-for the Pilipino youth in American-Manong Philip Vera Cruz represented and will continue to represent the values of social responsibility and political activism.

 

Center Launches Ambitious Undergraduate Major in Asian American Studies

The University of California recently approved the establishment of a bachelor’s degree program in Asian American Studies at UCLA.

 

Students Propose Mural for Asian American Studies Center in Campbell Hall

“I am an American.” These words appear in a 1993 mural by artist Darryl Mar commemorating the struggle for Asian American Studies at UC Irvine.

 

Asian Pacific Students Win Language Classes in Hindi, Thai, and Vietnamese

Marking another major victory in their campaign for curricular reform, Asian Pacific students at UCLA recently gained language classes in Hindi, Thai and Vietnamese for the 1994-95 academic year.

 

Center and Four Community Groups Awarded Grant for Telecommunications

The Asian American Studies Center and four community-based groups have been awarded a $100,000 grant from the national Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA), U.S. Department of Commerce, to access the information superhighway.

 

New Associate Director to Focus on Film, Video and Media Projects

Professor Robert Nakamura of the School of Theater, Film, and Television is Associate Director of the Center.

 

Dr. Pauline Agbayani-Siewert: Scholar; Teacher, and Mentor

“It’s the best of both worlds,” says Professor Pauline Agbayani-Siewert about her recent joint appointment as Assistant Professor in Asian American Studies and Social Welfare at UCLA.

 

Graduate Students, Researchers and Faculty Awarded Grants for Asian American Projects

The UCLA Institute of American cultures for 1994-95 has awarded grants to graduate students, researchers, and faculty to support research projects.

 

Dr. Harry Kitano Retires from UCLA

Dr. Harry H. L. Kitano, a pioneering scholar in Japanese American Studies, has retired from his posts in the UCLA School of Social Welfare and Sociology Department.

 

Akira Togawa Papers Donated to UCLA Library

The Akira Togawa Papers Reception was held at UCLA on January 16, 1994, at the Department of Special Collections, University Research Library.

 

Friends of Reading Room Formed

The Asian American Studies Center announces the formation of an organization devoted to the support and enhancement of its library: the Friends of the Reading Room.

 

Amerasia Journal Publishes Alexander Saxton Essay Awards

The current issue of Amerasia Journal features prize-winning historical essays by Arleen de Vera and Eiichiro Azuma, recipients of the Alexander Saxton Essay Awards for 1992 and 1993 respectively.

 

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