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2010.04.02 > For Immediate Release
contact: Beverly Newsam - University Relations
phone: 402.554.2129 - e-mail: bnewsam@mail.unomaha.edu

UNO Asian-Pacific Heritage Month Celebration Begins April 8

Omaha - The University of Nebraska at Omaha (UNO) will host several events on campus beginning Thursday, April 8, to celebrate Asian-Pacific culture.  All activities are free and open to the public.

The event schedule:

Thursday, April 8
- "Tea Please!: Make it the American Way - The Chinese Tea Culture"
Presenter: Maorong Jiang, director of the Asian World Center at Creighton University
11 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Milo Bail Student Center Chancellor's Room
Free food will be served.

Tuesday, April 13
- "American National Images of China: Is History Repeating itself?"
Presenter: Elizabeth Dahl, assistant professor of political science at UNO
12:30 to 2 p.m.
132 College of Public Affairs and Community Service Building (CB) Collaborating Commons

Wednesday, April 21
- "Slumdog Millionaire" film screening and discussion
Presenters: Birud Sindhav, associate professor of marketing and management at UNO; and Julien R. Fielding, adjunct faculty member with the UNO Religious Studies Program
11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
132 CB (Collaborating Commons)

Event sponsors include UNO Student Organizations and Leadership Programs (SOLP), the Asian Student Association and Ladies of Various Ethnicities.

For more information, contact Valerie Thompson, assistant director of cultural programs with SOLP, at (402) 554-2711.

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