Tetsuden Kashima, Gail Nomura, and Stephen Sumida — three University of Washington (UW) professors of American Ethnic Studies — were honored in a “Sensei*tional 3 Celebration” on Aug. 27. Besides their many years of teaching (40 years for Professor Kashima), the professors have supported events like the Long Journey Home ceremony that finally awarded diplomas […]
On Aug. 16, King County Elections, the Seattle Foundation, and 22 community-based organizations, including Asian Counseling and Referral Services, InterIm Community Development Association, International Community Health Services, Korean American Coalition, and Rajana Society, kicked off voter outreach efforts for the November General Election. Together, they plan to reach between 20,000 and 40,000 limited-English speaking voters […]
Iron Chef Masaharu Morimoto threw out the ceremonial first pitch prior to the game between the Seattle Mariners and the New York Yankees at Safeco Field on Aug. 22. Born in Hiroshima, Japan, Morimoto trained in a sushi restaurant before moving to the United States in 1985 at the age of 30. His unique fusion […]
Kristi Heim joined the Beijing Genomics Institute (BGI) of Shenzhen as its Senior Director of Business Development and Communications, supporting the company’s global growth. The president of BGI, Dr. Jian Wang, is a University of Washington alumnus. Previously, Heim was president and executive director of the Washington State China Relations Council. She visited BGI in […]
Community members gathered for the 6th Annual Celebrate Little Saigon event on Aug. 28. The community festival, brings together Vietnamese American food, culture, and entertainment. Michael Truong was this year’s winner of the Pho Challenge, while Jake Le took top honors in the Che Challenge. The food challenges were sponsored by the Thach Real Estate […]
By Nirmala George Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — Doctors in northern India have surgically removed 40 knives from the stomach of a man who had swallowed them over the past two months, one of the physicians said. The 42-year-old man is recovering in a hospital in Punjab state after undergoing surgery Aug. 18 in […]
By Annabelle Liang and Dee-Ann Durbin Associated Press SINGAPORE (AP) — The world’s first self-driving taxis are picking up passengers in Singapore. Select members of the public began hailing free rides Aug. 25 through their smartphones in taxis operated by nuTonomy, an autonomous vehicle software startup. While multiple companies, including Google and Volvo, have been […]
By Trisha Thomas Associated Press ASCOLI PICENO, Italy (AP) — She became the face of Italy’s earthquake: Sister Marjana Lleshi, blood staining her veil as she texted her family and friends in her native Albania that she was alive. In an interview Aug. 25 at the mother house of her religious order, the 35-year-old nun […]
The local name for Victoria Falls is Mosi-oa-Tunya, meaning the smoke that thunders.
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