Vol. 20, No. 1: Spring/Summer, 1997 Preview

Here is what’s inside this Edition:

Center-affiliated Scholars Win Civil Liberties Grants

A number of scholars affiliated with the UCLA Asian American Studies Center were among the initial one hundred recipients from around the national receiving grants from the five million dollar Civil Liberties Public Education Fund.

Searching for Roots in an Ethnic “Homeland”

Bananas are very expensive in Korea. they used to be incredibly expensive a few years ago. A friend of mine told me how he used to love bananas, but of course his family couldn’t afford them in Korea. The first thing his family did when they came to the U.S. was to go to the grocery store and buy a big bag of bananas. He said that he ate so many of them he felt sick and could not eat bananas for years afterward.

 

Center Acquires Important Archive on Asian American Movement

The Asian American Studies Center has acquired an important archive documenting the beginnings of the Asian American Movement of the late 1960s and early 1970s and the birth of Asian American Studies.

 

Professors Fan and Takeunchi Chart a New Course for Asian American Studies at UCLA

Two professors from vastly different backgrounds will oversee the The Asian American Studies Center’s curriculum and degree programs as we move into the next millenium.

 

Today’s Student Assistants at Our Center Are Tomorrow’s Community Leaders

They answer the phones, type up envelopes, photocopy reports and letters, and serve as receptionists greeting visitors to the The Asian American Studies Center.

 

First-Year M.A. Students Address the “Politics of Representation”

This year’s entering class in the The Asian American Studies Center’s master degree program consists of 12 students with research interests focusing on literature, history, arts, film, and the humanities.

 

UCLA and Community Groups Plan First Korean American Studies Conference for April 25-26

Students’ lives are dictated by the academic demands of a college career, the financial pressures of young adulthood, and extracurricular activities.

 

UCLA to Host Philipino studies conference May 2-3

“Philippino Americans: sharing Our visitations for the 21st Century” is the theme of the Third Annual Philipino Studies Conference to be held May 2-3 at UCLA’s Ackerman Union.

 

Center Offers 6 Asian American Studies Scholarships

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center is now accepting applications for six scholarships. Deadline for applications is April 25. The six scholarships are:

 

Los Angeles Filipino Americans Honor Dr. Enrique Dela Cruz for Community Service

Dr. Enrique Dela Cruz, Assistant Director of the Asian American Studies Center, was the 1996 recipient of the Bayanihan Community Service Award at the 24th Anniversary Awards Dinner of SIPA (Search to Involve Philipino Americans) in Los Angeles.

 

Darryl Mar Hired as Center’s Publications Distribution Coordinator

Darryl Mar, a recent graduate of the M.A. Program is Asian American Studies, has been hired as the new distribution coodinator for Center publication.

 

Center Unveils New Asian American CD-ROM

“The Asian-American Journey” is the title of a new CD_ROM developed by Primary Source Media and the Asian American Studies Center. The project is part of Primary Source’s “American Journey” series.

 

UCLA Law Professor Jerry Kang CoAuthors Comprehensive Report on Asian Americans and Affirmative Action

Professor Jerry Kang of the UCLA Law School joined with three other Asian American law professors to produce a comprehensive report analyzing the impact of affirmative action on Asian Pacific Americans.

 

Center’s Web Site Has a New Look!

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center has a new web page design created by new webmaster Gene Moy, a graduate student in our master’s program.

 

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