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Squeezed Out

Business News 12/02/2017 0 Comments

– Rising rents and gentrification are the dark side of Detroit’s resurgence.   It is the dark side of urban revitalization.  A rundown part of town gets a facelift.  Old buildings with good bones are gutted and restored while others come down to make way for shining new structures. Trendy shops and restaurants open and a once undesirable area is…

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New Research on Refugee Economic Contributions

Asian News Business News 10/17/2017 0 Comments

Global Detroit, University of Michigan release study detailing up to $295 million in annual economic activity West Bloomfield, Michigan – Every year, refugees to Southeast Michigan contribute up to $295 million to the region’s economy and, in 2016 alone, they create up to 2, 311 new jobs. That’s according to a new study released by Global Detroit and University of…

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Premium Processing Now Available for All Petitioners Seeking H-1B Visas

Did You Know... 10/04/2017 0 Comments

WASHINGTON — U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) resumed premium processing today for all H-1B visa extension of stay petitions. Premium processing is now available for all types of H-1B petitions.   H-1B visas provide skilled workers for a wide range of specialty occupations,including information technology, engineering, and mathematics. When a petitioner requests the agency’s premium processing service, USCIS guarantees a 15-calendar…

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Nam Center’s 2017 Colloquium Series

Events 09/25/2017 0 Comments

Co-sponsored by the Department of Sociology and the Program in Transcultural Studies.  Scholars have long examined the relationship between nation-states and their “internal others,” such as immigrants and ethnoracial minorities. With her award-winning book Contested Embrace: Transborder Membership Politics in Twentieth-Century Korea (Stanford University Press, 2016), Jaeeun Kim (Korea Foundation Assistant Professor in Sociology, U-M) shifts the analytic focus to explore…

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Security smarts for smartwatches

Did You Know... 09/22/2017 0 Comments

  Smartwatches have quickly gone from sci-fi to commonplace, and it’s easy to see why. Users can conveniently manage messages, music, fitness, and more right from their wrists as they go about the day. But enjoying the convenience of a smartwatch means trusting it to keep your data safe. Smartwatches offer a variety of security features, so keep security in…

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New Michigan Media appoints Keyta Roberson to lead digital, social media and community engagement strategy

Asian News 09/13/2017 0 Comments

August 31, 2017 | DETROIT – New Michigan Media (NMM), the collaborative network of the five largest ethnic and minority media publications in Michigan, has appointed Keyta Roberson as the organization’s social media and community engagement manager. This position was created through the Detroit Journalism Engagement Fund, which is funded by the Ford Foundation, James S. and John L. Knight…

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With Local Elections Looming, Group Calls on Community Partners to Hold National Voter Registration Day Drives

Asian News 09/12/2017 0 Comments

Washington, DC – In advance of this year’s municipal and statewide elections, 2,000 groups across the country will mobilize to celebrate National Voter Registration Day on September 26, 2017. The National Voter Registration Day Steering Committee is calling on libraries, universities, community organizations, and businesses to partner in this effort by hosting a local registration drive. “These local elections have…

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