Vol. 20, No. 2: Fall/Winter, 1997 Preview

Here is what’s inside this Edition:

End of Diversity at UCLA?

With the end of affirmative action, the 1997 freshmen class may be the last diverse group of incoming students for several years to come.

 

Center receives $100,000 Grant from California Wellness Foundation to Study Violence among Asian American Youth

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center recently received a $100,000 grant from the California Wellness Foundation to study youth violence among Asian Americans.

 

From War-torn Laos to Fresno Farms to UCLA: Shingly Lee Heads Asian Pacific Coalition in 1997-98

Shingly Le could have gone to college in the Fresno area where she grew up. After all, her four older brothers all attended California State University, Fresno.

 

Smithsonian Exhibit on Wartime Internment and redress Movement Coming to UCLA Oct. 30 to Dec. 22

The Asian American Studies Center is collaborating with the UCLA Powell College library in organizing a series of public educational programs that will be held with the only Los Angles showing of a national Smithsonian Traveling Exhibits, “A More Perfect Union: Japanese Americans and the United State Constitution.”

 

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.

 

Amerasia Journal Special Issue Explores Perspectives and Identities of Asian Descent Multiracial Americans

“No Passing Zone: the Artistic and Discursive Voices of Asian-Descent Multiracials” is the title of the thought provoking special issue of Amerasia Journal exploring the experiences of Asian descent multiracials.

 

Revisiting Walnut Grove: The Culture of My Past and My Future

This July, I told my parents I wanted to go to the annual Walnut Grove Buddhist Bazaar in northern California. “We’ve never gone before, why do you want to go now?” my father asked.

 

Two More Asian American Professors Granted Tenure at UCLA in 1997

Two more professors who are affiliated with the Center were promoted to the rank of Associate Professor with tenure at the end of Spring quarter 1997.

 

IAC Grans Support Research Projects in Asian American Studies

The institute of American Cultures (IAC) announced the following grants and graduate fellowships for 1997-98 to support research projects in the field of Asian American Studies.

 

Center Welcomes Two New Staff Members

The Asian American Studies Center welcomes two new staff members: Thao Lam and Sefa Aina.

 

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 coordinator 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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