Archive for May, 2009

  • Ron Takaki: Words from Professor Larry Shinagawa

    Ron Takaki: Words from Professor Larry Shinagawa

    Dear Friends, The greatest scholar, teacher, and mentor in the world – Dr. and Professor Ronald T. Takaki – has passed away.  He was my personal mentor, my academic father figure, and meant the most to me.  I am heartbroken with his passage.  Dr. Takaki […]

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  • Ron Takaki: Words from Dale Minami

    Ron Takaki: Words from Dale Minami

    By Dale Minami When I met Ron Takaki in the UC Berkeley Asian American Studies conference room in the early 70’s, he seemed like a harmless, cordial and restrained scholar type.  I was a Lecturer in the department but was somehow assigned to the Hiring […]

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  • Remembering Ron Takaki

    Remembering Ron Takaki

    It is with great sadness to announce that Professor Emeritus Ronald Takaki passed away on the evening of May 26th, 2009. He is survived by his wife, Carol Takaki, his three children Dana, Troy, and Todd Takaki, and his grandchildren. Ron Takaki was one of […]

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  • On Lok Hosted Annual Spring Banquet

    On Lok Hosted Annual Spring Banquet

    Outstanding Community Members Honored On Lok’s annual Spring Banquet was held April 29 at the InterContinental San Francisco Hotel. Mistress of Ceremonies, co-host of ABC 7’s “View from the Bay,” Janelle Wang, was an excellent emcee as On Lok honored outstanding community members while raising […]

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  • Chinese American Heroine: Ruby Chow

    Chinese American Heroine: Ruby Chow

    Name in English: Ruby Chow Name in Chinese: 周马金 [周馬金] Name in Pinyin: Zhōu  Mǎ Jīn Gender: Female Birth Year: 1920-2008 Birth Place: Seattle, WA Philanthropy: Yes

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  • A Look Back – Hepatitis B Awareness Month

    A Look Back – Hepatitis B Awareness Month

    By Christine Hsu The month of May was designated in 1990 as the “Asian Pacific American Heritage Month,” commemorating the immigration of the first Japanese to the United States on May 7, 1843, and to mark the anniversary of the completion of the transcontinental railroad […]

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  • Chinese American Heroine: Evelyn Lee

    Chinese American Heroine: Evelyn Lee

    This is Week 10 of AsianWeek’s salute to Chinese American Heroes, and this week, we are going to talk about a very small, but very special group of people – those very few who have dedicated all or most of their lives to caring about […]

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  • Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/22/09

    Daily Dose & Announcements: 05/22/09

    >> AALDEF Releases 2008 Exit Poll Results for the NY Asian American Vote >> Translated Info on Swine Flu >> First Dragon Boat Festival Celebration At the New “Singing Books” Plaza >> “The Color of Funny: A Multi-Culty Comedy Show” >> Oh! A Mystery of […]

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  • Real life hero from “Heroes” honored on Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Real life hero from “Heroes” honored on Asian Pacific Islander HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

    Los Angeles – Actor James Kyson Lee, who plays “Ando” on NBC’s “Heroes”, was called a real-life hero May 19, for encouraging members of the Asian and Pacific Islander communities to get tested for HIV. Lee was just one of the honorees at the 5th […]

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  • Chinese American Hero: David K. Lam

    Chinese American Hero: David K. Lam

    Name in English: David K. Lam Name in Chinese: 林杰屏 [林傑屏] Name in Pinyin: Lín Jiépíng Gender: Male Birth Year: 1943 Birth Place: China [grew up in Vietnam and Hong Kong] Philanthropy: Yes

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