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Friday July 1, 2011

3rd Annual National Association of Asian MBAs Leadership Conference and Exposition

National Association of Asian MBAs

The Largest Assembly of Asian Business Leaders, Professionals, Students, and Job Seekers
Friday July 1, 2011

Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities Formed


Monday, June 27 marked the formation of the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU), an organization that hopes to change misconceptions about those minority students and support institutions that enroll the most Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.
Friday July 1, 2011

Asian Economies Seek IMF Posts

Asia's fast-rising economies set their sights on securing key IMF appointments under newly named chief Christine Lagarde today, hopeful she would be the one to make good on pledges to swing more power to emerging markets.
Friday July 1, 2011

Growing Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Population Dramatically Changing the "Face" of America's Higher Education System

PR Newswire

The recent release of the 2010 Census data shows that America is at the crossroads of tremendous demographic changes, including a significant growth among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The face of American education from K–12 to higher education is quickly experiencing profound changes spurred on by the fast pace growth among AAPIs—a population that is expected to reach nearly 40 million people by 2050.
Friday July 1, 2011

Chinese Americans Divided Over Ban of Shark Fin Soup

International Business Times

A bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins - a Chinese delicacy - has divided the Chinese-American community in California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Myth of 'Model Minority' Conceals Asian-American Health Needs

Nakul M. Havnurkar,

A recently published report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for example, reveals startling findings relevant to the health of the Asian-American population. According to the report, disparities in access and in the quality of care are common for this population.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Cambodian-American Issues Heard on the Hill

Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer

Cambodian-American representatives from various US states went before Congress last month, in an intensified lobbying effort to get representatives to understand the hardships and struggles faced by Cambodian immigrants today.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Looking to Win Votes? Change Your (Chinese) Name

NPR Staff, NPR

One of every five residents of San Francisco is Chinese-American. And many don't read English, which means city election ballots have to be translated into Chinese...That presents an opportunity for the politicians doing the translating.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Invitation to Recruitment Event 2011 in New York

Soonyong, Hong, President of KOTRA North America

Would you like to pursue a professional career in South Korea? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our recruitment event in New York City on June 15th 2011, where many recognized South Korean companies will be present.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Asian Men ‘Most Excluded’ on the Internet Dating Scene

Sunil Adam,

According to a survey of racial exclusion patterns in Internet dating, the most excluded categories are Asian men and black women. A survey of 6,000 Internet dating profiles by Belinda Robnett and Cynthia Feliciano of the University of California, Irvine, reportedly found that “Asian males and black females are more highly excluded than their opposite sex counterparts.”
Wednesday May 18, 2011

10 API Events That Are Shaping Our Lives TODAY

Tessa Sari, Northwest Asian Weekly

During Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, we typically focus on the past —on what has happened and the events that have shaped who we are. But for a change, we decided to focus on the here and now...So, what’s currently happening on the API front in the United States? Here are the top 10 events that are shaping our lives today.
Wednesday May 18, 2011

Indian-American Population is Fastest-Growing Minority Group

By Matt O'Brien, Contra Costa Times

In the summer of 1965, when a group of students at UC Berkeley met in a hillside home to talk about founding the first local Sikh temple, it was hard to imagine the East Bay's Indian-American population would someday expand to nearly 100,000.

Wednesday May 18, 2011

Wesley Yang’s “Paper Tigers” and the APA Identity Crisis


When you open Wesley Yang’s “Paper Tigers” in New York Magazine, you will notice a half-naked East Asian man staring blankly right back at you as its greeting. Playfully, you may think that the title evokes images of tigers made out of paper until you read the tagline: What happens to all the Asian-American over-achievers when the test-taking ends?
Wednesday May 18, 2011

Do Immigrant Kids Get Fat to Fit In?

John Cloud, Time

Many foreign-born American citizens have said they feel that their fellow U.S. citizens question their Americanness. This spurning can be particularly difficult for immigrants' U.S.-born children: some Asian-American kids, for instance, have sought plastic surgery or blue contact lenses to give their eyes a more "American" appearance. Now comes evidence that immigrants' kids may even eat more in an effort to fit in with U.S.-born kids, which is to say they try to be fat.
Wednesday May 18, 2011

Why Can’t Asian Americans Speak Their Native Tongue?

Northwest Asian Weekly

A child can be bilingual if the parents speak both Asian and English languages at home. But there are unusual circumstances.
Wednesday May 4, 2011

Presidential Proclamation–Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

The White House,

This month, our Nation celebrates the contributions and accomplishments of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI).
Wednesday May 4, 2011

Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month, by the Numbers

Thomas McAdam,

In 1978, a joint congressional resolution established Asian/Pacific American Heritage Week. The first 10 days of May were chosen to coincide with two important milestones in Asian/Pacific American history: the arrival in the United States of the first Japanese immigrants (May 7, 1843) and contributions of Chinese workers to the building of the transcontinental railroad, completed May 10, 1869.
Wednesday May 4, 2011

Impact of Bin Laden’s Death in South Asia

Rahul K. Bhonsle, Sri Lanka Guardian

What is likely to be the impact of elimination of Osama from the terrorist landscape?
Wednesday May 4, 2011

Corporate Boards Getting Whiter While America Is Not

White men's already dominant control of the boards that oversee the nation's largest corporations widened during the last six years, according to a new report issued by the Alliance for Board Diversity...

Wednesday May 4, 2011

Asian Americans Dominate NY’s Top Minority Firms

Benjamin J. Spencer, Crain Communications

Asian-American firms are making it big in the Big Apple, accounting for 10 of the Top 25 minority-owned companies in the New York area, according to a new Crain's list.
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