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Date: Apr 08, 2008
Hofstra Honors Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Tour of China Town, Multicultural Film Series, Readings & ReceptionHofstra University, Hempstead, NY – Hofstra University honors Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month, a month devoted to celebrating the cultural traditions, ancestry, native languages, and unique experiences representing more than 47 ethnic groups from Asia and the Pacific Islands.
“We look forward to the month of April being a great month,” said Director for Multicultural & International Student Programs Ryan Greene. “Not only for the Asian American and Pacific Islander community on campus, but for every member of the Hofstra family interested in celebrating the rich & robust culture that the AAPI community has contributed to our campus environment and our global society.”
Some of the AAPI Heritage events are listed below. These events are open only to members of the Hofstra Community.
Wednesday April 9, 2008
5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Rochelle and Irwin A. Lowenfeld Conference and Exhibition Hall, Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, 10th Floor
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Opening Reception
Wednesday April 16, 2008
11:15 a.m. – 12:40 p.m. Joan and Donald E. Axinn Library, Main Floor
Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month Readings
4:30 – 5:30 p.m. 103 Breslin Hall, South Campus
Religious Pluralism in Malaysia and the United States
6 - 8 p.m. Leo A. Guthart Cultural Center Theater
Multicultural Film Series: “Slaying the Dragon”
A Documentary Regarding the Lack of Asian Actresses in Hollywood.
Wednesday April 23, 2008
4:30 -5:30 p.m. 103 Breslin Hall
From Swords to Skyscrapers, the Legacy of an Ancient Asian Steel
The legendary Damascus steel swords, famous for their reputed sharpness, flexibility, and attractive surface pattern were made in Central Asia and India for around 2,000 years. Nineteenth century European research on this steel directly led to the discovery of alloy steels, which are used all over the world today.
Saturday April 26, 2008
9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
New York City China Town Walking Tour and Scavenger Hunt
If you are a Hofstra student and would like to go on this walking tour and scavenger hunt you must sign up in the Office of Multicultural and International Student Programs in Student Center Room 242. Space is limited.
"The events planned for AAPI Heritage Month have been planned by Hofstra student groups, faculty departments, academic centers, and staff members in coordination with the Office of Multicultural & International Student Programs in the Division of Student Affairs so there was a holistic approach toward involving various members of the community to build a strong program that highlights and celebrates AAPI culture and heritage,” added Ryan Greene.
For more information on AAPI Heritage Month events please visit the website at www.hofstra.edu or call 516-463-6796.