President Obama’s Legacy for Asian American and Pacific Islander Communities

By Anisha Singh and Sanam Malik | Friday, May 20, 2016 Since 1990, the United States has observed May as Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month to celebrate and learn about the contributions of the diverse communities of people whose roots extend from the Asian continent and Pacific Islands. Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month replaced the week of…

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Biophysics researcher wins $2.5 million NIH award

A Florida State University researcher is among the first batch of scientists to be awarded a new type of National Institutes of Health grant that will provide full support for their research programs over the next five years. Huan-Xiang Zhou, a professor in FSU’s Department of Physics, will receive $2.5 million as part of the…

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Maryland declares Jan 13th ‘Korean American Day’

The U.S. state of Maryland has declared Jan. 13 as “Korean American Day” in recognition of contributions the Korean community has made to the state. Gov. Larry Hogan and Korean-American First Lady Yumi Hogan declared the day in a ceremony at the Governor’s Reception Room at the Maryland State House. In 2005, Congress designated Jan….

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FSU AAA Alumna named to Forbes 30-under-30

We are extremely proud of our Executive member, Anisha Singh (FSU c/o 2009), who was named to Forbes 30-under-30 in Law & Policy. A true Seminole that bleeds garnet and gold, Anisha is a great ambassador for FSU and the Asian American community. She was recognized for winning a historic case against the US Army…

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Donnie Yen in Star Wars Episode VIII

Hong Kong action star Donnie Yen is to star in Episode VIII of the Star Wars franchise, said a report. According to Apple Daily, Yen is expected to be in London early next month to start film work. He will play a Chinese Jedi who meets iconic character Han Solo and becomes his ally, said…

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FSU receives $100 million donation

FSU receives $100 million donation – its largest ever – to establish the nation’s largest interdisciplinary degree-granting school of entrepreneurship, the Jim Moran School of Entrepreneurship. Read the full article at the Tallahassee Democrat.



Three Recent Graduates Receive Prestigious Film Awards

Three recent graduates of Florida State University’s College of Motion Picture Arts have earned prestigious awards for their extraordinary creativity as film directors. Saad Nawab, Yingxiang Huang and Clara Diez were recognized at the Directors Guild of America’s 21st annual Student Films Award Ceremony Thursday, Dec. 10, in New York City. Three of the DGA’s…

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George Takei challenges Donald Trump

In response to Donald Trump’s recent comments during his presidential campaigning regarding his likely support of the WWII internment camps had he been involved, actor George Takei, challenges Donald Trump to see his broadway show, “Allegiance“, to experience the days of the Japanese internment camps “from the comfort of [his] own seat”. Check out the…

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20 Questions with Mia Lustria

Meet Dr. Mia Lustria – A professor and Chair of the Undergraduate Program in Information Technology at FSU’s iSchool (School of Information), within the College of Communication and Information (CCI). She has doctoral directive status at the iSchool and the School of Communication and also serves as adjunct faculty for the Department of Behavioral Sciences…

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Why Asian Americans don’t vote Republican

During the recent No Labels-hosted Problem Solver Convention in New Hampshire, things got a little uncomfortable. When Joseph Choe, an Asian-American college student, stood up to ask a question about South Korea, Donald Trump cut him off and wondered aloud: “Are you from South Korea?” Choe responded, “I’m not. I was born in Texas, raised…

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