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Alumni Event April 29, 2017 Sunda: Fusion of Food and Culture
posted Sat, 29 Apr 2017 12:00:00 CDT

 

You are invited to an extraordinary dining experience at Sunda, an award-winning restaurant featuring America’s new
Asian cuisine.

The afternoon will begin with a reception featuring a signature drink created by owner and alumnus Billy Dec (BA, '95, eco
nomics). Billy is an Emmy Award winner and TV personality, attorney, and CEO/founder of Rockit Ranch Productions. He will present a mixology demonstration, share his signature drink recipe, and tell us about his experience serving on President Obama’s White House Commission on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders.

You’ll enjoy a lunch that’s a tasty and lively mix of Asian flavors that gives a modern twist on Filipino and Southeast Asian culinary traditions. You’ll meet our new dean, Feng Sheng Hu, who will share the latest news about the college. Martin Manalansan, head of the Department of Asian American Studies and author of "Eating Asian America: A Food Studies Reader," will enlighten you about the fusion of Asian culture and food.

We’ll end with prizes and a salute to the Department of Asian American Studies' 20th anniversary. The LAS Alumni Association is excited to offer you this unique opportunity. We hope to see you on Saturday, April 29 at Sunda!

New AAS Grad course for Fall 2017: AAS 590 Militarized Violence & US Empire
posted Thu, 13 Apr 2017 08:00:00 CDT

New AAS Grad course for Fall with Prof A. Naomi Paik

AAS 590:  MILITARIZED VIOLENCE & US EMPIRE
You don't want to miss this one.....

This seminar examines the relationship between militarized violence and US empire. Given that the United States has not formally declared war since WWII, the course approaches the question of militarized violence broadly, to encompass not only warfare, but also the production of state sanctioned
and extra-state violence deployed against external enemies “over there” and internal enemies within US territory. Course description

AAS Professor Fiona Ngo Named Conrad Humanities Scholar
posted Sat, 09 Jul 2016 08:00:00 CDT

Asian American Studies and Latino/Latina Studies Professor Fiona Ngo has been named a Conrad Humanities Scholar for the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences for 2016-2021. The award recognizes mid-career scholars with the highest potential for continued achievement in the humanities fields.

AAS Professor Martin F. Manalansan wins Richard Yarborough Mentoring Award
posted Tue, 07 Jun 2016 08:00:00 CDT
Congratulations to Asian American Studies Professor, Dr. Martin Manalansan for winning this year's Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award!
The American Studies Association Minority Scholars Committee awards the Richard A. Yarborough Mentoring Award to honor a scholar who, like Richard Yarborough, demonstrates dedication to and excellence in mentoring underrepresented faculty, postdoctoral fellows, and/or college, university or high school students.

 

AAS Professor A. Naomi Paik's New Book Published in April
posted Tue, 24 May 2016 08:00:00 CDT

https://news.illinois.edu/blog/view/6367/365620

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