Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders in the United States
Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders have always been an important part of American history. This group is identified by the US Census Bureau as one with origins in any of the peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia, Indian subcontinent or Pacific Island
"May is Asian/Pacific American Heritage Month – a celebration of Asians and Pacific Islanders in the United States. A rather broad term, Asian/Pacific encompasses all of the Asian continent and the Pacific islands of Melanesia (New Guinea, New Caledonia, Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands), Micronesia (Marianas, Guam, Wake Island, Palau, Marshall Islands, Kiribati, Nauru and the Federated States of Micronesia) and Polynesia (New Zealand, Hawaiian Islands, Rotuma, Midway Islands, Samoa, American Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Cook Islands, French Polynesia and Easter Island)."
"Each spring, the Tidal Basin in Washington, D.C. is alive with crowds of visitors who come to see the iconic monuments framed by delicate pink and white cherry blossoms. The trees that line the walkways were a gift from the citizens of Japan in 1912, an act of landscape diplomacy and design initiated by First Lady Helen Taft. The relationship symbolized by these cherry trees continues to be recognized through both formal ceremonies and the admiration of visitors."
As the nation’s storyteller, the National Park Service strives to tell the stories of ordinary and extraordinary Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders preserved in our nation’s parks, memorials, and historic sites.
"UT Dallas has the privilege of hosting more than 4,000 students from more than 100 countries, who enhance our diversity to become a unique place to be globally engaged at home. Internationalization at home is an essential part of university life, where cultures, values, languages and art come together in one place on daily basis. Intercultural Programs (ICP) invites you to embrace any of the institutional opportunities to be globally engaged."
The Office of Diversity and Community Engagement (ODCE) provides leadership for diversity initiatives at the University of Texas at Dallas. The ODCE seeks to develop institutional policies and procedures that improve and strengthen the University’s efforts to promote diversity, a culture of respect, and inclusion.
"The Trammell and Margaret Crow family has donated the entire collection of the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art, together with $23 million of support funding, to The University of Texas at Dallas to create the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art of The University of Texas at Dallas.
The University will continue to operate the Trammell and Margaret Crow Museum of Asian Art in its current space in the downtown Dallas Arts District, where it has been located for more than 20 years. The gift funding will provide for the design and construction of a second museum on the UT Dallas campus, which will allow for a wider range of the full collection to be viewed by the public."
The Fort Worth Japanese Garden, built in 1973, has many features such as a zen garden, a moon viewing (tsukimi) deck, waterfalls, cherry trees, Japanese maples, a pagoda, and hundreds of koi that visitors can feed. At 7.5 acres filled with cherry trees, Japanese maples, magnolias, bamboo, bridges, and ponds the Garden makes for a pleasant visit.
Open Culture is a "compilation of resources which can be used for personal and professional development. It has 6 main sections: Audiobooks, Online courses, Movies, Language lessons, e-Books and Textbooks. “Audiobooks” offers hundreds of “talking” books (mainly classics) that can be downloaded on a computer or MP3 player."