First, Gen. Shinseki was nominated by President-elect Obama to be the next Veterans Affairs secretary. Steven Chu was also nominated as Energy secretary. Then we learned that Anh “Joseph” Cao made history in Louisiana by becoming the first Vietnamese American to serve in Congress. To finish off the week, Yahoo top dog Qi Lu was hired by Microsoft to run its online services business, a prestigious position …
MUMBAI, India (AP) — The only gunman captured by police after a string of attacks on Mumbai told authorities he belonged to a Pakistani militant group with links to the disputed region of Kashmir, a senior police officer said Sunday, Nov. 30.
Donning a gray sweater and sitting behind a laptop, Nancy Chang blends in with most of the other API faces that are taking up residency in a non-descript café in the University Village. Yet, for a person with a rather mild-mannered demeanor, Chang can probably kickflip better than most of the students pacing the coffee shop in their oversized UW hoodies.
KUNMING, China (AP) — Zeng Yawen’s outdoor laboratory in the terraced hills of southern China is a trove of genetic potential — rice that thrives in unusually cool temperatures, high altitudes or in dry soil; rice rich in calcium, vitamins or iron.
Karen Kodama, International Education Program administrator at Seattle Public Schools, received the Washington Association for Language Teaching Pro Lingua Award in October for her advocacy and support of world languages.
Cascade Elementary principal Shannon Harvey was awarded the prestigious 2008 Milken National Educational Award for her outstanding work as an educator. The award comes with a prize of $25,000. Teacher magazine calls the Milken the “Oscars of Teaching.”
The Foundation for International Understanding Through Students (FIUTS) celebrate 60 years of building peace and cross-cultural understanding through a variety of events held on the University of Washington campus and around Seattle in November.
Author Indu Sundaresan — critically praised for her historical novels “The Twentieth Wife,” “The Feast of Roses,” and “The Splendor of Silence” — brings her perceptive eye to bear on the lives and conflicts of contemporary Indian women in a new collection of short stories.
International Community Health Services (ICHS) held a reception at the Wing Luke Asian Museum on Tuesday, Oct. 28. It brought together community supporters and others who helped ICHS during its formative years. Under the theme, “Reunite & Rebuild: Bringing Health Care Home,” the event gave ICHS and the ICHS Foundation the opportunity to honor its past and highlight the expansion at its International District Medical & Dental Clinic.
Humanities Washington has granted $80,356, a total of 16 grants, for humanities projects to serve Washington’s Asian American communities.