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Thursday August 11, 2011

Asian Americans Lose Top Spot

By Karen Sue Smith

Public discussion of a new study by the Pew Research Center titled “Twenty to One” has focused on the report’s main finding: that the Great Recession has resulted in record highs in wealth disparity in the U.S., especially among Latinos and blacks in comparison with whites.
Thursday August 11, 2011

U.S. Credit Downgrade Worries Indian Business Schools

By Vinay Umarji, Swati Garg & Kalpana Pathak / Ahmedabad/ Kolkata/ Mumbai

Days after the American government lost its top-tier AAA credit rating from Standard & Poor’s, engineering institutes and business schools in India are bracing for a possible impact on their placements.
Thursday August 11, 2011

For Asian-American Stars, Many Web Fans

By Austin Considine

ASIAN roles in Hollywood have come a long way since Mickey Rooney played a Japanese neighbor in “Breakfast at Tiffany’s.” But the dearth of Asian lead characters today suggests that there is still a way to go.
Thursday August 11, 2011

Locke Sworn in as Ambassador

By Tan Yingzi and Meng Jing, China Daily

WASHINGTON / BEIJING - Gary Locke was sworn in Monday as the first Chinese American to serve as ambassador to China.
Wednesday July 20, 2011

NAAMBA Conference and Exposition Early Bird Registration Extended Until July 31st!

The National Association of Asian MBAs

Early bird registration for the 3rd Annual National Association of Asian MBAs (NAAMBA) Leadership Conference and Exposition has been extended until July 31st.
Wednesday July 20, 2011

How the Model Minority Myth Hurts Asian Americans

Megan Cottrell

Everyone knows the stereotype, right? Asian children are good students. They play piano and violin. They excel in everything. Asian adults have advanced degrees and high incomes. Asians haven't struggled like those other minority groups that are still unequal. Asians are the model minority. They excel.
Wednesday July 20, 2011

Young and Unemployed

Martin Patience

There are approximately 81 million young people around the world actively looking for work, according to the UN. In most countries, 15-24 years olds are more than three times as likely to be unemployed than older adults. The BBC's Martin Patience reports from a job fair in Beijing, where competition for jobs is fierce.
Wednesday July 20, 2011

Study Shows Changing Demographics in Japanese American Community


The Japanese American community is aging and becoming more multiracial, and those who are foreign-born still make up a significant portion of the population
Wednesday July 20, 2011

Asian Cities Dominate World’s Top Business Locations


The world’s largest companies are opting to locate their offices in booming Asian economies, reflecting a shift in global economic power, according to new research by CB Richard Ellis (CBRE).
Friday July 1, 2011

3rd Annual National Association of Asian MBAs Leadership Conference and Exposition

National Association of Asian MBAs

The Largest Assembly of Asian Business Leaders, Professionals, Students, and Job Seekers
Friday July 1, 2011

Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities Formed


Monday, June 27 marked the formation of the Asian Pacific Islander American Association of Colleges and Universities (APIACU), an organization that hopes to change misconceptions about those minority students and support institutions that enroll the most Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) students.
Friday July 1, 2011

Asian Economies Seek IMF Posts

Asia's fast-rising economies set their sights on securing key IMF appointments under newly named chief Christine Lagarde today, hopeful she would be the one to make good on pledges to swing more power to emerging markets.
Friday July 1, 2011

Growing Asian American and Pacific Islander Student Population Dramatically Changing the "Face" of America's Higher Education System

PR Newswire

The recent release of the 2010 Census data shows that America is at the crossroads of tremendous demographic changes, including a significant growth among Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs). The face of American education from K–12 to higher education is quickly experiencing profound changes spurred on by the fast pace growth among AAPIs—a population that is expected to reach nearly 40 million people by 2050.
Friday July 1, 2011

Chinese Americans Divided Over Ban of Shark Fin Soup

International Business Times

A bill to prohibit the sale of shark fins - a Chinese delicacy - has divided the Chinese-American community in California, the Los Angeles Times reports.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Myth of 'Model Minority' Conceals Asian-American Health Needs

Nakul M. Havnurkar,

A recently published report by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, for example, reveals startling findings relevant to the health of the Asian-American population. According to the report, disparities in access and in the quality of care are common for this population.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Cambodian-American Issues Heard on the Hill

Sok Khemara, VOA Khmer

Cambodian-American representatives from various US states went before Congress last month, in an intensified lobbying effort to get representatives to understand the hardships and struggles faced by Cambodian immigrants today.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Looking to Win Votes? Change Your (Chinese) Name

NPR Staff, NPR

One of every five residents of San Francisco is Chinese-American. And many don't read English, which means city election ballots have to be translated into Chinese...That presents an opportunity for the politicians doing the translating.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Invitation to Recruitment Event 2011 in New York

Soonyong, Hong, President of KOTRA North America

Would you like to pursue a professional career in South Korea? Now you have the opportunity to participate in our recruitment event in New York City on June 15th 2011, where many recognized South Korean companies will be present.
Tuesday June 7, 2011

Asian Men ‘Most Excluded’ on the Internet Dating Scene

Sunil Adam,

According to a survey of racial exclusion patterns in Internet dating, the most excluded categories are Asian men and black women. A survey of 6,000 Internet dating profiles by Belinda Robnett and Cynthia Feliciano of the University of California, Irvine, reportedly found that “Asian males and black females are more highly excluded than their opposite sex counterparts.”
Wednesday May 18, 2011

10 API Events That Are Shaping Our Lives TODAY

Tessa Sari, Northwest Asian Weekly

During Asian Pacific Islander (API) Heritage Month, we typically focus on the past —on what has happened and the events that have shaped who we are. But for a change, we decided to focus on the here and now...So, what’s currently happening on the API front in the United States? Here are the top 10 events that are shaping our lives today.
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