Vol. 23, No. 1: Spring/Summer, 2000 Preview

Here is what's inside this edition:

New Book Examines Race Relations and Key Role of Asian Pacific Americans

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center and LEAP Asian Pacific American Pubic Policy Institute have published the nation’s first report on the state of race relations for Asian Pacific Americans focusing on immigration and national race policies, residential patterns, including integration and isolation, racially motivated violence and an overview of hate-crime policy.


The Painting: A Work in Progress

The painting of my great grandmother is still a work in progress. I began this project las June and though it passes as a “finished” piece, the brush work that creates her arms and mine still needs work.


Center Awarded major Grant to Set Up Geriatric Healthcare Clearinghouse and Collaborative Network

The UCLA Asian American Studies Center together with the Asian Pacific International Health Awareness Institute have been awarded a $315,000 grant from the California Endowment to support a new project, “Asian Pacific American geriatric healthcare Clearinghouse and Collaborative Network.”


Professor Robert Nakamura and Karen Ishizuka Receive Prestigious Multimedia Award

Media makers Karen Ishizuka and Professor Robert Nakamura have been selected for Video Multimedia Producer Magazine’s Fifth Annual top 100 Award, a prestigious national list of one hundred producers to watch in the year 2000.


Center for Ethno communications Documents Life in Asian Pacific Communities

The UCLA Center for EthnoCommunications has produced more thatn 20 videos documenting life in Asian pacific American communities.


Hellen and Morgan Chu Establish Scholarship Fund

Morgan and Helen Chu – who are among the founders and early supporters of the UCLA Asian Americna Studies Center – have established a scholarship that will be awarded annually by the Center.


Center Co-Sponsors Leadership Academy for Asian Pacific American Elected Officials

The Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) and the UCLA Asian American Studies Center announced that they have selected 16 outstanding officials to participate in the second annual Leadership Academy for Asian Pacific American Elected Officials.


First-Year Graduate Students Bring Literary and Artistic Talents, Research Interests, and Activist Backgrounds into Asian American Studies

Research interests in health, religion and education; artistic talents in writing and poetry; and backgrounds in student and community activism are the characteristics defining the first-year class in the Asian American Studies master’s program.


First-Year Graduate Students Participate in Literary Reading

First-year graduate students from the Asian American Studies master’s program recently participated in “Mixed Up, a gathering of biracial APA Writers,” a petry reading presented by dis*orient journalizine, in Los Ageles Little Tokyo.


New Edition of Antional AsianPacific American Political Almanac Published

Praised as the “most comprehensive national guide to the politics of Asian America,” the new edition of the National Asian Pacific American Political Almanac has just been released by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center Press.


Six graduates of M.A. Program Gain Faculty Posts

Six graduates of the M.A. Program in Asian American Studies at UCLA recently have been hired to tenure track Assistant Professor positions at universities across the nation, according to Don Nakanishi, Direcctor of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center.


By Sand and Wave: Thoughts on NVM from His Student

as I cling to the good paper upon which NVM’s books of essays, The Novel of Justice, is printed, I feel both alone and greedy.


K.W.Lee Calls Upon Youth to Emphasize Community Values and Coalition Building

K.W. Lee feel. In one fatal step, his entire body hit the concrete at the doorway of a Korean cafe. The papers that detail over 50 years of his distinguished journalism career remained inside the plastic bag that he carried. Although the bag cushioned the impact between his hands and the cement, the fall was still hard and it alarmed everyone.


Dennis Arguelles Named New Assistant Director of Asian American Studies Center

Dennis G. Arguelles has been hired as the new Assistant Director of the Center, replacing Dr. Enrique Dela Cruz who was recently named professor and chair of the Asian American Studies Department at California State University, Northridge.


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