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Asian Americans and the food justice movement in metro-Detroit—adding complexity, making connections

Asian News 05/30/2018 0 Comments

  “Before it was even called urban gardening, my parents kept a garden in the backyard ever since I was a kid,” said Shane Bernardo, a life-long Detroit resident and a consultant, facilitator and speaker actively involved in food justice. “So I learned at a very early age how strongly my family identified with our cultural roots and our traditional…

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Success Rates for MI University and Community College Students Reported

Did You Know... 05/30/2018 0 Comments

Student Demographics Added for the First Time   Lansing – Students at Michigan’s 15 public universities and 28 community colleges are finding more success, according to data reported today by the state’s Center for Educational Performance and Information. The success rates report now includes a breakdown of rates by student demographics, allowing the metrics to be viewed by race/ethnicity, gender, and race/ethnicity by…

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Michigan Based Tour Company Wins 2018 International Silver Travvy Award for Best Tour Packager for Asia

Asian News 02/01/2018 0 Comments

Grand Rapids, Michigan – January 24, 2018 – A&S Signature Journeys has earned the prestigious Silver statuette in the Travvy Awards for Best Vacation Packager—Asia which was held Wednesday, January 24, 2017 at Gotham Hall in New York City. The annual Travvy Awards, known as the Academy Awards of the travel industry, recognize the highest standards of excellence in the…

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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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