Sunday, September 30, 2007
"The Asian-American Collective".
-presented by the
MultiCultural Student Coalition
Date: Friday, October 5, 2007
Where: Multicultural Student Center Lounge (Second Floor Red Gym)
THE ASIAN AMERICAN COLLECTIVE!
The Asian American Collective is an event which will occur once per month, providing a forum in which people from all backgrounds can discuss Asian-American issues such as identity, equality, representation, sterotypes, and progression. *Note: The Asian American Collective is not an organization at all, but just an event to promote discourse amongst the Asian-American as well as multicultural community.
-Indian Student Organization (ISA)
-Vietnamese Student Organization (VSA)
-Korean American Student Association (KASA)
-Chinese Undergraduate Student Association
-Cambodian Student Association
-East Asia Forum (EAF)
-Filiipino American Student Organization (FASO)
-Asian Christian Fellowship (ACF)
-Lao American Organization of Students (LAOS)
-Hmong American Student Association (HASA)
-Thai Undergrad Association (TUA)
-Asian Pacific American Council (APAC)
-Hawaii Club (Na Ha Pili O' Hawaii)
-Hong Kong Student Association (HKSA)
-Malaysian Student Association of Madison (MSA)
-Singapore Student Association (SSA)
-Multicultural Student Center (MSC)
-Multicultural Council (MCC)
-Multicultural Student Coalition (MCSC)
Invited Graduate Student Organizations
-East Asian Studies Graduate Student Association
-Association of Asian American Graduate Students
-Korean Association for Engineering and Sciences
Invited University Departments:
-Southeast Asian Studies
-East Asian Studies
-South Asian Studies
-Southeast Asian Student Academic Resources
Please feel free to e-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
or call my cell phone at 952-237-5070
Ya'll interested, just contact me and don't miss out on the:
ULTIMATE ASIAN-AMERICAN POTLUCK!
Pz and Blessings,
Jonathan Minhzy Truong
Saturday, September 29, 2007
Are you currently working on your dissertation? Would you be interested in joining a peer group that will help you stay on track?
Ray Hsu would like to create an informal dissertation group for regular meetings on chapters and ideas.
Please contact Ray at rjhsu at wisc dot edu if you would like to join.
Monday, September 24, 2007
Saturday, September 22, 2007
AAAGS and APAC present the Asian American Mentorship + Student Leadership Potluck.
If you are a graduate student, please bring a dish or dessert to share with everyone. If you are an undergraduate student, just bring yourself and another friend!
WHEN: Thurs, Sept 27, 2007 @ 6:30 p.m.
Wednesday, September 19, 2007
" Addressing Injustice on Campus”
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Location: MSC Satellite Lounge
The MSC Satellite is located in the Gordon Commons complex. The entrance is located on Lake Street underneath the bridge connecting Witte Hall to Gordon Commons. The lounge is on the left once you enter.
- Update on the recent Law School incident.
- Strategies on moving forward pro-actively.
- Campus climate issues.
- Confronting similar incidents in your academic experience.
You may e-mail, in advance, questions you would like to have addressed at the Session to Nancy Vue at: email@example.com
*UW's 8th Annual Plan 2008 Diversity Forum will be held at the Memorial Union, Friday, Sept. 28, 2007. Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Jane Hamilton-Merritt (Dr. Jane is a photo-journalist, educator, activist, and author, nominated for the Nobel Prize for her work on behalf of the Hmong people of Laos.) There will also be a Hmong Art Exhibition. To register online and view forum schedule, please visit: http://www.diversity.wisc.edu
*Hais Lus Hmoob invites your ideas for future Session topics. If there is an issue or topic you would like us to coordinate, please e-mail Nancy Vue at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Hosted by Hais Lus Hmoob (Hmong Talk)
Excerpts from Edward Said's Orientalism
Excerpts from Lisa Lowe's Immigrant Acts
The readings can be found at the Learn@UW website. If you would like access to the readings, please email Emily Yu at EYU at WISC dot EDU.
WHERE: Lakefront at Langdon dining room at the Memorial Union
WHEN: Wednesday, September 26th at 3pm
CONTACT: Emily Yu
Friday, September 14, 2007
“Crafting Kimono” exhibition opens at the Design Gallery October 31
Dates: October 31, 2007 – February 3, 2008
(NOTE: The gallery will be closed December 17 – January 23 for the university’s winter break)
Opening reception and lecture: Sunday, November 4, 1-4 p.m.
With a lecture by Japanese textile scholar Dr. Mary Dusenbury at 2 p.m.
Design Gallery, School of Human Ecology
University of Wisconsin-Madison
1300 Linden Drive, Madison WI 53706
Hours: W-F 11 a.m. – 5:30 p.m., S-S 12 – 5 p.m.
Free and open to the public.
Visit www.designgallery.wisc.edu for directions and parking. Free parking is available after 4:30 p.m. and on weekends in several campus lots.
So much of dress is tied to identity. Even in today’s “global market” the simple (or not) decision about which outfit to wear says a great deal about you. The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection has many garments that reflect the identity of the wearer and the maker.
Kimono, the national dress of Japan, offers clear clues as to the wearer and more subtle ones from the maker. It would be easy to assume that a kimono is a kimono, with its straightforward construction, simple t-shape, and one size-fits-all nature. In fact, nothing could be further from the truth. Although adult kimono are uniform in size—made from one bolt of fabric, approximately 14 inches wide and a little over 12 yards long—the elegant t-shape of the garment is altered and patterned to reflect social and personal issues.
A man’s kimono is fairly straightforward: short sleeves with a square edge, often in somber hues. Colorful kimono are usually hidden under these more somber outer kimono. Women, however, have many choices when they select a kimono. A woman must take into account her marital status, the season, the occasion, and her age. The sleeve length and design of a woman’s kimono signal her age and marital status. The weave and design on the kimono can identify whether the garment is to be worn in the winter or summer, and the placement of the design is different for domestic wear, formal visits, or ceremonial occasions.
Crafting Kimono will reveal these subtle nuances and explore the materials and techniques that go into creating a kimono. Examples of kimono (wedding, formal and everyday) featuring Ro (gauze weave), Chirim (silk crepe), Shibori (tied and dyed), Kasuri (bound resist or Ikat), and Yuzen (paste resist) will be on display. Selected from the extensive holdings of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection by its curator, Rebecca Kasemeyer, this exhibition is part of a series of biennial exhibitions showcasing the HLATC collections in the Design Gallery.
The opening reception for Crafting Kimono will take place Sunday, November 4 from 1-4 p.m. At 2 p.m. during the reception, Japanese textile scholar Dr. Mary Dusenbury will give a lecture. As acting curator of Asian art for Kansas University’s Spencer Museum of Art, Dr. Dusenbury curated the exhibition “Flowers, Dragons, and Pine Trees: Asian Textiles in the Spencer Museum of Art” in 2006. She previously served as president of the Textile Society and as adjunct research associate at the Center for East Asian Studies at the University of Kansas.
The reception and lecture on November 4 follows and complements the international symposium held at the Chazen Museum of Art on November 3, Competition and Collaboration in Edo Print Culture: A New Perspective. The symposium is being held in conjunction with the opening weekend of the exhibition Competition and Collaboration: Japanese Prints of the Utagawa School held at the Chazen.
The Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is housed in the School Human Ecology at 1300 Linden Drive on the University of Wisconsin-Madison campus. The collection features 12,000 textiles and costumes representing countless eras, places, and techniques, making it one of the largest university textile collections in the United States. The size and scope of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection, along with its related programs, make it an outstanding resource for scholars, designers, students, and members of the community. The mission of the Helen Louise Allen Textile Collection is to provide educational resources that further the understanding of human beings within their material and social environments through the study of textiles of artistic, cultural, and historic significance.
Contact: Jody Clowes.
Thursday, September 13, 2007
Saturday, September 8, 2007
I am in the process of setting up the Asian-American reading group. We will be reading critical theory, novels, poetry, and other texts written by or about Asian-Americans.
My hope is that we can meet monthly to discuss a schedule of texts. The tentative schedule is currently every fourth Wednesday at 3pm in Memorial Union (Lakefront on Langdon dining room).
September 26th at 3pm will be our first meeting. I will have the readings available on Learn@UW shortly.
If you've already contacted me about your interest in the reading group, you will be receiving an email in the next week to join the Learn@UW site. If you are interested but have not emailed me, please do so. I can be reached at eyu at wisc dot edu.
All the Best,
Wednesday, September 5, 2007
Sewell Soc Sci 3470
Organizer: Ruth N. López TurleyHere are the topics they are presenting on:
|9/10||Jackie Nguyen, UW Ed Psych, & María Hernández, UW Social Work||Integrity in Research: Examining Ethics & Methods in Studying & Protecting Immigrant Families & Other Unique Populations|
|10/22||Ray Hsu, UW English||Buying the Farm: Sharecropping, Property Ownership, and Race Neutrality in Law|