May 6, 2009
ALL ACADEMICS AND STAFF AT UCSD
ALL STUDENTS AT UCSD
During the month of May, UC San Diego will celebrate Asian and Pacific Islander American Heritages. This year's theme is “Refining the Lens: Intersecting Stores of Asian and Pacific-Islander American Experiences.”
A sample of this year’s celebration includes:
May 8: Albert Lin, Ph.D., Powell Lee Fellow at UC San Diego, will speak on “The Search for Genghis Khan: Using Modern Tools to Hunt for an Ancient Past” at noon at Calit-2.
May 18: “The Passion of El Hulk Hogancito” by Jason Magabo Perez at 7:00 p.m. at the Cross-Cultural Center.
May 19: Iron Chef Throwdown sponsored by the UCSD Pan-Asian Staff Association and Coalition for Asian Pacific Islanders at noon at the International Center.
For more information on the celebration, please visit:
I am approving two hours of administrative leave with pay so that employees may participate in a UC San Diego Spring Roles activity, and I ask supervisors to allow employees to attend, as long as the absence does not infringe upon the performance of required job duties or patient care.
I would like to thank the members of the UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Planning Committee for their work to coordinate these educational and celebratory campus activities. Please join me and the UC San Diego Asian and Pacific Islander American Planning Committee, special guests, visitors and me as we collectively and publicly celebrate the legacy and contributions of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans.