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Workshop to discuss Americanization, reverse culture shock

By Stephanie Kim

April 22, 2014


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They make up 21 percent of the University’s student body, represent 115 countries from around the world and help make the University the most diverse public university in the Big Ten. They are the 8,850 international students on campus. On Tuesday, the Asian American Cultural Center aims to change ...

Students share cultural experience during International Week

March 31, 2014


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The University is home to 8,850 international students who represent over 115 countries. International students will be able to show off their cultures during the various events of the University’s International Week. “It is really a time to highlight when the international component of our campus can ...

Filipino Culture Night raises cultural, value awareness

Filipino Culture Night raises cultural, value awareness

By Ariana Conner

February 23, 2015


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On Saturday night in Lincoln Hall Theater, more than 400 audience members gathered to address the question, “Paano ka nakarating dito?” This, meaning “How did you get here?” in Filipino, was the theme for the second annual Filipino Culture Night, a conjoined benefit show and dinner hosted by Philip...

GWS professors, student to host Hip Hop and Punk Feminism symposium

By Alexander Vassiliadis

December 5, 2013


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Punk. Hip-hop. Feminism. Three seemingly unrelated subcultures will be brought together and analyzed during “Hip Hop and Punk Feminisms: Theory, genealogy, performance” on Thursday and Friday in the Asian American Cultural Center lounge at 9 a.m.  Professor Mimi Thi Nguyen, Dr. Ruth Brown, Dr. K...

Karen Jaime to discuss Nuyorican Poets Café in queer, political context

By F. Amanda Tugade

November 12, 2013


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Dr. Karen Jaime found her voice at 22, as the words to her poem “The Open Room” first tickled the tip of her tongue. The lines of her poem contorted to the movement of her mouth, while the rhythm caused dramatic waves reverberating against the static, attentive audience. She tasted the spotlight ...