Festivities!

Mark your calendars! The Asian American Studies Center at UCLA is hosting a Welcome Reception to be held on Tuesday, September 29 from 5-7 in the Powell Library Rotunda, and it’s the opening event for the exhibit that will be displayed there from September 25 to December 11. (Pacific Ties will also be part of…

Corazon Aquino passes away at 76

  Reputed as the “housewife” opponent of Marcos’ dictatorship and democratic leader of the Philippines, Corazon Aquino has died at 76 due to heart failure. She is best known for her mobilization of thousands of people to overthrow of the corrupt Ferdinand Marcos in February 1986. A controversial figure, Aquino restored democracy–namely, promoting free elections,…

WWII internees receive UC honorary degrees

On July 16, the University of California Board of Regents voted to grant honorary degrees to approximately 700 Japanese-Americans forced to discontinue their studies at the UC for internment during World War II. After Roosevel’s 1942 executive order, students of Japanese ancestry at UC Berkeley, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Davis were removed by the…