I often find that events happening in the world parallel things that are happening in a micro-level around my life. I’ve always been a firm believer that there aren’t really that many unique events in the world, that macro-level events replicate themselves in microenvironments. The example I’m going to use is “superpowers in a post-superpower world,” or more specifically, “How Lambda Phi Epsilon mirrors the United States of America.” I’m finding it increasingly fascinating how similar the problems of each are to each other and how even more similar the responses that each group can take to their problems can be.
Check out my talk on HealthData.gov at the D.C. Health 2.0 STAT event this February!
As Todd Park, the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department for Health and Human Services writes on the inaugural blog post, “HealthData.gov is a one-stop resource for the growing ecosystem of innovators who are turning data into new applications, services, and insights that can help improve health.”
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**Edit: This correction notice was sent out 7/15/2010**
This is a correction to our earlier message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.
Please note that the attached announcement is for the U.S. Department of Education application for Asian American Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institutions (AANAPISI) funding (under Title III, Part A) and not for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation. This funding application closes on August 9, 2010. If you applied for designation (opened December 7, 2009 and closed January 6, 2010), you can now apply for funding under this announcement.
Only AANAPISI-designated institutions can apply for funding under this announcement. If you did not apply for designation, but your institution may be interested, we anticipate that the announcement for the reopening of eligibility for AANAPISI designation will be made soon. We will notify you once the announcement is published in the Federal Register.
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This is a correction to our message with the subject line Application for AANAPISI Designation Open sent on July 14, 2010.
I’ve included the below post because I feel that it’s critical that we get the word out on the impact of the Gulf Oil spill, especially on the AAPI community that is there in the region. Many people don’t know that there is a population of AAPI’s living there, mostly South East Asian, and are deeply affected by the oil spill. Read all about it below.
Disclaimer: My personal views might have affected this blog due to some selective hearing…
On Tuesday, June 29, 2010, the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) hosted an immigration debate featuring both progressive and conservative debaters. This event was the brainchild of my colleague, vice-chair Jonathan To, who realized last year the potential of bringing together speakers from opposite sides to debate the issues at hand after CAPAL’s healthcare panel.
The debate was an Oxford style debate modelled after the Intelligence Squared style that is so popular throughout media. The motion discussed at table was “We should provide a path to citizenship for undocumented immigrants.”
The side arguing for the motion cited reports from the Cato Institute about the economic impact of immigrants and also the emotional impact of having undocumented immigrants and their families torn apart.
The side arguing against the motion pointed to studies that discredited the economic impact that immigrants had, and advocated for stronger enforcement while acknowledging the situation had to be dealt with in the long term.
On Monday, June 21, 2010, the Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership held its Washington Leadership Program session “Resume Workshop” on Capitol Hill. Each year CAPAL hosts this event to assist Asian American and Pacific Islander interns who are interested in careers in the public service to give them some advice from seasoned professionals in the field on how to get a position in Washington, DC, whether it’s with the government, Capitol Hill, or a nonprofit organization. The speakers of this event were fantastic, and what I wanted to do was to summarize some of their main points for the folks who weren’t able to make it.
Matt Adkins, Job Bank Manager, The Heritage Foundation
Daniel Chao, Chief of Staff, Congresswoman Grace F. Napolitano