Monday, September 29, 2008
Saturday, September 27, 2008
Critical Perspectives on Hmong Scholarship and Experiences
The focus of the speaker series is to provide a platform for scholars, community leaders, and artists from, and working with, the Hmong community to share their work with the UW-Madison campus and the Madison Hmong community.
Please join us Friday, October 3, 2008 from 2-4 pm in welcoming Dr. Chia Youyee Vang, Assistant Professor of History, from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee.
Location: 206 Ingraham Hall
Please save the following dates for upcoming colloquium events:
October 31, 2008, 2-4 pm
November 21, 2008, 2-4 pm
December 12, 2008, 2-4 pm
Monday, September 22, 2008
WHO: Everyone is invited - new and old AAAGS members. Welcome new APALSA/SALSA Members!
WHERE: Red Gym (on Langdon), Mezzanine Room C. Walk up the stairs towards the back of the Red Gym.
WHEN: Thursday, September 25, 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm (feel free to bring your own dinner)
WHAT: General Meeting. The agenda will include:
2. Recap of the Retreat
3. Upcoming Academic Events
4. Upcoming Social Events
5. Steering Committee Confirmation
Questions? email email@example.com.
SAVE the Date: Tuesday, Oct 21, 2008, is the Asian American Faculty/Grad/Staff Dinner and Dialogue. EVITE will go out to current members in the gmail address book. RSVP required and space is limited to 45 individuals.
Sunday, September 21, 2008
Obama Statement on Mid-Autumn Festival
September 12, 2008
I appreciate the opportunity to share a few thoughts with the Asian American communities that gather now to celebrate the Mid-Autumn Festival. This is a wonderful time to reflect on the year past and look toward the year ahead.
The Mid-Autumn Festival celebrates the abundance of the summer harvest. As Americans, it is a time to celebrate our blessings and rededicate ourselves to extending the opportunity to those who lack it across our country, and around the world.
That's why I have developed detailed plans to jumpstart the economy and put us on a path to long-term economic growth and job creation, provide middle class Americans with tax relief, support small businesses, and protect homeownership. I also have plans to provide every American access to quality, affordable health care and to fix our schools. We can accomplish these goals at home, and we can rebuild our alliances, encourage individual involvement and service in the Peace Corps, and improve our foreign aid programs so that we help other countries accomplish these goals as well.
Change only happens when people demand it, so I hope you'll get involved in this election and vote on November 4th. Together as one nation, we can work together to create a better future. I wish you all the best for a wonderful celebration of the Mid-Autumn Festival.
(Appeared Sept 19, 2008 in an email from political consultant, Bill Wong, who edits the Sunfire Newswire Political Digest highlighting Asian Americans and politics in California. To subscribe, email firstname.lastname@example.org)
Sunday, September 14, 2008
THAO WITH THE GET DOWN STAY DOWNia female-fronted alterna.rock.folk band hailing from San Fran. Hot of tours first with Xiu Xiu and then Rilo Kiley, Paste Magazine named this Kill Rock Stars darling one of their "4 to Watch" in February '08. Watch her.
September 20, 2008 (SAT)
Tickets for the entire festival can be purchased here: http://www.forwardmusicfest.com - $25 for admission to all shows around town on 19-20th Sept.
A few AAAGS members are attending (contact Mytoan).
Wednesday, September 10, 2008
Thursday, September 4, 2008
Sept 4, 2008, Thursday
Time: 4:30-7:00 pm (happy hour prices last until 6pm)
Sucre Patisserie + Dessert Lounge
20 W Mifflin St. (at the top of State Street, turn left at the State Capitol)
Madison WI 53703
Tel: (608) 310-4520
Madison's newest dessert lounge and recently voted best new restaurant. Sucre has freshly prepared sweets such as summery fruit tarts, devilish chocolate cakes and recently added green tea white chocolate mouse cakes. During happy hour from 4:00 pm-6:00 pm, you can enjoy summer cocktails or wines for only $5. Thanks to Hong Tran, one of the chefs (and a friend/member of AAAGS), for helping us plan this event.
A Group of AAAGS folks will be at the outdoor seating area (indoors if raining)
NO RSVP needed, just show up!
These are just some rough figures (we don't know, however, the methodologies for how these numbers were generated or how durable the definitions have been over time).
- Faculty: 216/2198 = 9.8 percent (we don't really know how accurate this is!)
- Academic Staff: 509/6826 = 7.4 percent
- Graduate Students (Masters and PhD non-professional school): 319/8860 = 3.6 percent
- Professional School Students: 189/2080 = 9.1 percent*
* We have reason to believe that this number is inflated due to the possible inclusion of overseas graduate students. This means that the number of Asian American graduate students, as well as the number of graduate non-professional Asian American students, is actually lower than these figures would suggest.
All ethnic minorities: 861/8860= 9.7 percent
Source: Academic Planning and Analysis, UW Madison, 2007-2008 Figures (assembled from various excell spreadsheets). If you know of some more accurate or up to date figures, please let us know!