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Welcome to the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute. Read Jason Chang's message here.
FOCUS ON FACULTY & INSTITUTE INITIATIVES
An interview conducted by Jason O. Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, with Ryan Verano ’18 (CLAS), a UConn economics major and Asian American studies minor, on his mission in the healthcare field.
Read the interview here.
- Forum 1ASIAN AMERICAN STUDIES FOR THE UNPROGRAMMED: HOW TO BUILD YOUR SHELTER IN THE ACADEMIC STORM Mai-Linh Hong, Assistant Professor of English, Bucknell University and Co-Chair, Circle for Asian American Literary Studies Audrey Wu Clark, Associate Professor of English, United States Naval Academy In this forum, we will discuss vulnerabilities and challenges of AAS scholars […]Posted on November 14, 2019
- Basketball in Asia- Event RecapThe Asian and Asian American Studies Institute Presents Basketball in Asia: History, Trends, and Careers. A panel presentation and discussion with a player, recruiter, journalist, and scholar. Connecticut is basketball country. The state is home to amazing basketball talent. From the WNBA Sun team to the home of ESPN, the center of sports journalism, and […]Posted on October 17, 2019
- Water Security on a Gender Continuum: Global Challenges Research FundPlease check out Dr. Debanuj Dasgupta’s new project with the Global Challenges Research Fund regarding water security! More information about their upcoming workshops and research here: https://research.kent.ac.uk/researchservices/gcwi/#Posted on March 27, 2019
Shattered: The Asian American Comics Anthology10:00am
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Storrs Campus Asian American Cultural Center SU 428Join us for an open classroom discussion of "Shattered: the Asian American Comics Anthology"
Sponsored by the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute
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Not Stories About Race, Per Se: On the Indie Asian American Indie Rock Film4:00pm
Friday, April 3rd, 2020
04:00 PM - 06:00 PM
Storrs Campus Stern Lounge, Austin BuildingAsian American Activism event featuring Douglas Ishii, Assistant Professor of English at Emerson College
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AAHO Opens With JASMINE CHO - CANCELLED7:00pm
Tuesday, April 7th, 2020
07:00 PM - 08:30 PM
Storrs Campus SU TheatreAsACC opens April's Asian American Heritage Observance with well known baker JASMINE CHO.
Jasmine M. Cho is the Founder of Yummyholic, an online bakery specializing in adorably delicious small treats, but she considers herself a baker turned artist turned cookie activist. In 2016, she began to create portrait cookies as a way of uncovering and sharing the hidden histories of underrepresented and marginalized communities. Her cookie activism has since been featured internationally on various media outlets that include NPR, HuffPost, CBS This Morning, and The Korea Daily. Jasmine also had the opportunity to give a TEDx talk on her work which immediately went viral and has since reached over 47K views.
Jasmine expanded her edible artwork to traditional fine art while pursuing art therapy studies in college. In 2019, she wrote, illustrated, and published the children’s book Role Models Who Look Like Me: Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders Who Made History. She is also a contributing artist for an aluminum and glass panel mural that surrounds the top floor of the University Commons Building on Carlow University’s campus in Pittsburgh, PA.
While managing the stressors of owning a small business, Jasmine became more aware of the therapeutic impacts of baking. Believing that mental health services should be as diverse as the communities they serve, she is now exploring the frontiers of research-based bake therapy with hopes to make the kitchen a more accessible and empowering space for creativity and healing for all people.
Jasmine has received numerous accolades including CREATOR of the Year by the Pittsburgh Technology Council, the Small Business Community Champion Award by Citizens Bank, and was also awarded a Mayor’s Proclamation declaring Jan. 28th, 2020 as “Jasmine Cho Day” in the City of Pittsburgh. She is also a Food Network Champion, taking the win on Season 3, Episode 8 of the show, Christmas Cookie Challenge.
Jasmine was born in Los Angeles, California to parents who immigrated from South Korea. Her lived experience as someone who identifies as an Asian American woman has been uniquely shaped by her time living throughout the country from New Mexico to Hawaii before settling in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. In addition to her passions in baking and social justice, Jasmine holds a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Tae Kwon Do and loves to indulge in martial arts films and Korean variety shows.
This event is sponsored by the Asian American Cultural Center, Dining Services, and the Resident Hall Association and is free and open to the public.
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Humanities Fellow Research Talk: Nu-Anh Tran4:00pm
Wednesday, April 15th, 2020
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs Campus Humanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th FloorOur UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on “Disunion: Anticommunist Nationalists in the Republic of Vietnam, 1954-1963” followed by a light reception. For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/fellowships/current-and-previous-fellows/. If you require accommodation for this event, please contact email@example.com at least one week prior to the event.
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Asian American Representation & Cathy Schlund-Vials
For more information about the program, please contact Jason Chang, director of the Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, at email@example.com or (860) 486-5717.
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