Asian American Alumni Community News
President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities
Since 1990, the United States has observed May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate and learn about the contributions of the diverse communities of people whose roots extend from the Asian continent and Pacific Islands. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month replaced the week of recognition that was first observed in 1979. Regular Race and Beyond columnist Sam Fulwood III asked two of his colleagues, Anisha Singh and Sanam Malik, to share their insights on the significance of this month.
Maryland declares Jan 13th ‘Korean American Day’
The U.S. state of Maryland has declared Jan. 13 as “Korean American Day” in recognition of contributions the Korean community has made to the state. Gov. Larry Hogan and Korean-American First Lady Yumi Hogan declared the day in a ceremony at the Governor’s Reception Room at the Maryland State House.
FSU AAA Alumna named to Forbes 30-under-30
Anisha Singh (B.S. '09), was named to Forbes 30-under-30 in Law & Policy. She was recognized for winning a historic case against the US Army requring accomodation for a 19-year-old Sikh.
Donnie Yen in Star Wars Episode VIII
Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is to star in Episode VIII of the Star Wars franchise, said a report. According to Apple Daily, Yen is expected to be in London early next month to start film work. He will play a Chinese Jedi who meets iconic character Han Solo and becomes his ally, said Apple.
FSU receives $100 million donation
FSU receives $100 million donation – its largest ever – to establish the nation’s largest interdisciplinary degree-granting school of entrepreneurship, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship.
Three Recent Graduates Receive Prestigious Film Awards
Three recent graduates of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts have earned prestigious awards for their extraordinary creativity as film directors. Saad Nawab, Yingxiang Huang and Clara Diez were recognized at the Directors Guild of America’s 21st annual Student Films Award Ceremony.
Meet Dr. Mia Lustria – A professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology at FSU’s School of Information, within the College of Communication and Information (CCI). She has doctoral directive status at the School of Information and the School of Communication and also serves as adjunct faculty for the Department of Behavioral Science
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