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Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
When Dr. Chia Youyee Vang arrived at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee five years ago, numerous Hmong students along with community residents called for more courses specifically examining their life experiences. Now, her university offers a certificate in Hmong diaspora studies. It's part of a growing tide within Asian American studies--more…
Descriptors: American Studies, Asian Culture, Hmong People, Asian Americans
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
For years, New York health-care providers have treated Asian-Americans afflicted by serious, even life-threatening illnesses with ever-increasing frequency. Many doctors in the nation's largest city agreed that Asians seemed particularly at risk for specific health problems, but there was neither research nor statistics supporting physician…
Descriptors: Medical Education, Public Health, Asian Americans, Disproportionate Representation
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Since its inception in 2000, Pan-Asian American Community House's (PAACH's) education mission has bridged Asian-American studies to student life. PAACH initiatives have helped spread Asian-American diaspora to thousands of students at the University of Pennsylvania. They have also helped students determine for themselves what it means to be a…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Students, Asian Americans, American Studies
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
Many efforts have helped increase the number of women and ethnic minorities in college presidencies the past two decades, but Asian Americans have not kept pace with other historically underrepresented demographics. In fact, Asian American presidents are barely replacing themselves on the national landscape as they retire. This fact appears even…
Descriptors: Mentors, Universities, Baby Boomers, Asian Americans
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
This article describes the Asian American Studies Program at the University of Massachusetts (UMass) Boston which complements students' career tracks and engages them in the surrounding Asian American community. For many educators, large numbers of graduates are not only a bragging right, but a goal. However, those involved in the Asian American…
Descriptors: Ethnic Studies, Asian Studies, Asian American Students, Intellectual Disciplines
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Asian-American performers were few and far between when Dr. Oliver Wang was growing up in the 1970s and '80s. Looking back, Dr. Wang, an assistant professor in sociology at California State University-Long Beach, says the lack of artists may have been the result of a lack of role models, since Asian immigrants did not begin to arrive in the United…
Descriptors: Role Models, Visual Arts, Classical Music, Artists
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Asian American college students are often stereotyped as immersed in math clubs or networking groups for future engineers or doctors. However, the campus groups that Asians most commonly join are actually Christian fellowships, educators say. In fact, Asian membership in the ministries has exploded in recent years and is most striking at the most…
Descriptors: Asian American Students, School Surveys, Group Membership, Religious Cultural Groups
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
Every time Dr. Larry Shinagawa teaches his "Introduction to Asian American Studies" course at the University of Maryland (UMD), College Park, he finds that 10 to 20 percent of his students are adoptees. Among other things, they hunger to better comprehend the social and political circumstances overseas leading to their adoption. In…
Descriptors: Cultural Education, Foreign Countries, Adoption, Asian Americans
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2007
Ask the average person what comes to mind at the mention of the Black Panther Party (BPP). Odds are the answer involves armed African-Americans winding up in shootouts with police. Those images have overshadowed the Panthers' free breakfast programs, medical clinics and other efforts to improve poor Black neighborhoods in the late 1960s. Also…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Clinics, Breakfast Programs, American Studies
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign (UIUC) is considered one of the major hubs nationally for Filipino-American studies. However, the fact that its core consists of only four tenured and tenure-track faculty members illustrates a historical disparity that exists among Asian Pacific Americans at U.S. colleges. Despite the diversity in…
Descriptors: Filipino Americans, Asian Studies, College Programs, Public Colleges
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
This article features the life of Yuri Kochiyama as a social, political and civil rights activist. Kochiyama is one of many whose social, political and civil rights activism was inspired by Malcolm X. She is one of the few non-Blacks often associated with him and has forged multi-ethnic coalitions, especially between Asian Americans and Blacks. An…
Descriptors: African Americans, Racial Discrimination, Asian Americans, Activism
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2010
Even as a little girl, Dr. Nitasha Sharma aspired to become a college professor like her parents, whose careers let the family spend entire summers or longer in either her mother's native Brooklyn, New York, or her father's native India. She dreamed of long vacations as a grown-up and going home for lunch on weekdays. But during a stay in India…
Descriptors: Black Studies, Race, American Studies, Foreign Countries
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2009
The author reports on the growing debate among educators on whether the umbrella Asian Pacific Islander label conceals disparities among Asian American students or provides political power in numbers. Nationally, experts say that support services aimed at not only Southeast Asians, but all Asian Pacific Islander students, remain scarce in higher…
Descriptors: Pacific Islanders, Political Power, Asian American Students, Ethnic Stereotypes
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2008
This article reports on the popularity of golf, which grew in Seoul after it held the 1988 Olympics, and the emergence and competitiveness of Korean golfers in which U.S. college coaches are now witnessing. According to Dr. Kyeyoung Park, an associate professor of anthropology and Asian American studies at the University of California, Los…
Descriptors: American Studies, College Athletics, Pacific Islanders, Foreign Countries
Lum, Lydia – Diverse: Issues in Higher Education, 2006
During his career as the publisher of a Vietnamese newspaper, Yen Do would frequently buy articles from writers even if he never intended to use them--just because he knew how badly they needed the income. For that reason, Yen would sometimes pay a triple fee to freelance writers. And for the same reason, he typically wouldn't fire the occasional…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Asian Americans, Vietnamese People, Newspapers
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