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Friday, May 3, 2013

Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month Exhibit at Wilson Library

In Celebration of "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month", Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit titled "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." Also, they have recently acquired books on Asian American Studies that are available in a special bookshelf near the "Celebrating Our Hmong Heritage" exhibit in Wilson Library. Also, new AAS DVDs are available at Walter SMART Learning Commons.

Just earlier today, President Obama declared May 2013 as "Asian & Pacific Islander Heritage Month. In his proclamation he notes that:

"The month of May is designated as a time to recognize, appreciate, and celebrate all the contributions of our Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. Please take the opportunity this month to celebrate and learn more about the culture and history of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders who have helped fulfill the promise of the American dream."

In celebration of this month, Wilson Library has mounted a special exhibit which, this year, features "Celebrating Our Hmong heritage." the exhibit focuses on some of the many firsts here at the University and on four key Hmong leaders right here on campus!
The exhibit includes a timeline and some facts that just might surprise you!
I hope you will take a few minutes at this busy end-of-the-semester time to stop over and give it a look. The exhibit is located on first floor by the information desk.
The University Libraries work to support Asian American Studies throughout each year. Some of our recently acquired books on AAS are available in a special bookshelf near the exhibit. The attached list includes just a sampling of some of the great DVDs in our collections in Walter SMART Learning Commons that you might want to take a look at as well.
For full list of DVD's, please click here.