On April 7, more than 100 guests attended the inaugural party and dinner for the International Leadership Foundation (IFL)’s Seattle chapter at the home of IFL Seattle
Seattle filmmaker Jimmy Zhang’s short film selected for NFFTY
Local Asian American filmmaker Jimmy Zhang’s short film, “The Boy and the Tree,” is an official selection for the 2012 National Film Festival for Talented Youth (NFFTY). The film was selected as one of 225 films from 30 states and more than 20 countries. During his freshman year of college, an interest in Pixar led […]
UW Bothell Associate Vice Chancellor Hung Dang receives Fulbright Award
Hung Dang, University of Washington Bothell’s associate vice chancellor for enrollment and student affairs, has received a Fulbright Award. As a Fulbright scholar, he will participate in the U.S.–Japan International Education Administrators’ Seminar, designed to introduce participants to the society, culture, and higher education system in Germany, India, Japan, or Korea. Dang’s work will aim […]
Rainier Valley Community Development Fund turns 10 under the watch of new Executive Director Wayne Lau
After the previous executive director of the Rainier Valley Community Development Fund (RVCDF) left in 2010, the organization hired Richard McIver to serve as interim director until the end of 2010. The RVCDF then managed to operate without an official executive director until it hired Wayne Lau. Lau has years of banking experience, having worked […]
N. Korean rocket a suspected ruse for missile testing
By Jean H. Lee The Associated Press PYONGYANG, North Korea (AP) — North Korean space officials said all assembly and preparations for this week’s planned satellite launch have been completed and denied it is a cover for a missile test.
Pakistani president visits India in effort to thaw relations
By Nirmala George The Associated Press NEW DELHI (AP) — The leaders of India and Pakistan said they agreed in talks that strained relations between their rival South Asian nations should be normalized. Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and visiting Pakistan President Asif Ali Zardari said their meeting was friendly and constructive.
Q&A Rosetta Lee — Anti-bullying expert discusses the role that Asian communities can play in addressing bullying
By Tiffany Ran Northwest Asian Weekly On April 10, Rosetta Lee, a national anti-bullying expert and science teacher at the Seattle Girls’ School, held a lecture that addressed ways that parents can prevent and address bullying.
Young leaders promote diversity in local community and beyond — Diversity Makes a Difference nominees receive awards and scholarships
By Nina Huang Northwest Asian Weekly On Friday, March 30, the Northwest Asian Weekly Foundation presented scholarships and awards to high school students from Western Washington at its Diversity Makes a Difference awards dinner. The event, held at the New Hong Kong Restaurant, honored 55 student nominees.
A new editor comes on board
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly If you’ve had to do a double take at our staff box recently, you’re not mistaken. Something is different. At the end of last month, the paper said goodbye to its editor Stacy Nguyen, and a new editor came on board. Nguyen found a new opportunity working with social media […]
BLOG: Sake and mushrooms: a good combination?
By Assunta Ng The other day, I was surprised to see my senior Jewish friend shopping at Uwajimaya. He confessed that it was his first time shopping in the ID. Last Christmas, I gave him a bottle of plum sake, knowing that he loves sake. “My girlfriend told me to get some mushrooms,” he said. […]