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Bandana Purkayastha Receives 2016 American Sociological Association Contribution to the Field Award
The president elect for the Asia & Asian American section of the American Sociological Association, Jianbin Shiao, presented the 2016 Contribution to the Field Award to AAASI’s core faculty Bandana Purkayastha. This award recognizes professors who have worked to build the fields of Asian and/or Asian American Studies within their institutions and the discipline at large.
On hand to show their support for this prestigious honor were UConn alumni, many of them her former advisees and now current professors in the field. Also in attendance were AAASI colleague Manisha Desai and CLAS Associate Dean Davita Glasberg, both of whom are also fellow Sociology faculty at UConn.
In his remarks, Dr Shiao noted that Bandana Purkayastha’s nomination included letters of support from 23 colleagues, including many of her former advisees who now fill tenure-track faculty lines. He pointed out that Purkayastha has been recognized seven times before, for teaching and mentoring awards from her home department, the University of Connecticut, the State of Connecticut, and the ASA. And while Purkayastha is a prolific scholar, whose work appears in 11 books and over 50 peer reviewed articles
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Wednesday, September 26th, 2018
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
Hartford CampusUConn Hartford Barnes and Noble
Poetry reading featuring Sueyuen Juliette Lee. Lee is a writer, video artist, scholar and The Program Director forthe Chinook Fund.
This event is free and open to the public.
Sponsored by: Asian and Asian American Studies Institute, UConn Hartford and UConn Hartford Barnes & Noble
Sunday, September 30th, 2018
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
Storrs CampusCampus Wide
Open House for Prospective Students
Sunday, September 30th, 2018
08:00 AM - 03:00 PM
Storrs CampusCampus Wide
Campus wide open house for prospective students and families
Saturday, October 13th, 2018
08:00 AM - 09:00 PM
Storrs Campusvarious locations on campus
FIND, Inc. Announces 2018 Fall Dialogue Date and Venue
Storrs, CT - The Filipino Intercollegiate Networking Dialogue, Incorporated (FIND, Inc.) is proud to announce that this yearâs Fall Dialogue will be held on Saturday, October 13th, 2018. The event will take place at the Storrs Campus of the University of Connecticut, hosted by District II and UConn FASA.
District II encompasses the regions of Connecticut, Western Massachusetts, and Vermont. It was at a District II conference hosted at Yale University, through which FIND, Inc was conceived.
District II is the smallest district within FIND, Inc, currently only being comprised of one school and organization: UConn FASA. This has not stopped the District from networking with other organizations. In the past, District II has had the opportunity to network with students from the US Coast Guard Academy, Mount Holyoke College, Yale University, Wesleyan University, the University of Massachusetts-Amherst, and Trinity College. District II has also hosted two prior Fall Dialogue programs: in 1994 at Fairfield University, and in 2015 at the University of Connecticut.
The leaders of District II and UConn FASA aim to reignite the networking ties that the District has had, in order to help create and shape the rising leaders of the next generation.
For more further updates related to Dialogue, stay connected to FIND, Incâs social media platforms.
Friday, November 2nd, 2018
12:20 PM - 01:10 PM
Storrs CampusAUST 434
Not all who travel are immigrants: Asian seafarers and the limits of citizenship
Taken from work on the first book length survey of Asian American maritime history. The project expands upon the inter-imperial history of Chinese, Filipino and South Asian migration beyond the constructs of immigration and citizenship. In this revisionist design, the research establishes a trans-colonial historical framework to examine the development of maritime traditions that came to inform the patterns of Asian seafaring and maritime occupations migration encountered by Americans from the eighteenth century onward. These histories unmoor Asian America from its continental preoccupation.
Thursday, November 29th, 2018
04:30 PM - 06:30 PM
Storrs CampusHBL - Class of 1947 Room
Fall 2018 Gender and History Seminar
East Asia Center, Director
University of California Santa Barbara
Homer Babbidge Library
Class of 1947 Room, 1st Floor
About the speaker:
Sabine FrÃ¼hstÃ¼ck is interested in the study of modern and contemporary Japanese culture and its relationship to the rest of the world. Her research has engaged several intellectual fields. Playing War: Children and the Paradoxes of Modern Militarism in Japan (2017) is a cultural history of the naturalized connections between childhood and militarism. It analyzes the rules and regularities of war play, from the hills and along the rivers of 19th century rural Japan to the killing fields of 21st century cyberspace. The ethnography, Uneasy Warriors: Gender, Memory and Popular Culture in the Japanese Army (2007) employs gender, memory and popular culture as technologies of engagement with a number of debates that centrally involve the ambivalent status and condition of Japanâs contemporary military. Colonizing Sex: Sexology and Social Control in Modern Japan (2003) is a sociohistorical study of the creation, formation, and application of a âscience of sexâ from the late 19th through the mid-20th century.
Wednesday, January 30th, 2019
04:00 PM - 05:30 PM
Storrs CampusHumanities Institute Seminar Room, Babbidge Library 4th Floor
Our UCHI Fellow will be presenting their research talk on âShore Leave: Asian Sailors, Maritime Culture, and the Making of Greater Asian Americaâ followed by a light reception.
For more information, please visit https://humanities.uconn.edu/2018-19fellows/.
If you require accommodation for this event, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org at least one week prior to the event.
Saturday, March 30th, 2019
07:30 PM - 10:00 PM
Storrs CampusJorgensen Center for the Performing Arts
Asian Nite 2019 is the annual talent showcase presented by AsACC and PAC. Please join us for one of the most entertaining shows of the year!
Tickets available at the Jorgensen Box Office - call 860-486-4226 or on-line at http://jorgensen.uconn.edu
Tickets at prior sales are $12 for Students, $15 Others and $10 children under 10. ALL tickets at the door on 3/23/18 will be $20.