This year marks the 150th anniversary of the completion of the Transcontinental Railroad—financed by the US government and private companies, owned in part by robber baron Leland Stanford (Sr), and built with Chinese labor across the western United States. Here is their story.
One of the most popular and rabble-rousing events at the first API summit two years ago, we’re bringing the Town Hall back in 2019! Join us at Reunion Homecoming for a candid community conversation with Prof. Gordon Chang. Open to all Stanford API alumni and friends. We will discuss:
1) What is the state of Asian American issues and representation on campus, including in university leadership roles? Is there a “bamboo ceiling” on the Farm and how do we transcend it?
2) What does the future hold for Asian American Studies at Stanford? Faculty see growing student interest in Asian American Studies every year, but this hasn’t been matched by support from the administration. Why?
3) What can alumni DO to address these priorities? How do we unite to make change in the administration, support tenured API faculty, support API students, ensure the A3C continues to receive funding?
Join SAPAAC for a musical outing! On the afternoon of October 6, at Stanford’s very own Bing Concert Hall, we will attend a performance of "Men of Iron and the Golden Spike - A Symphonic Oratorio," a newly-composed work that commemorates the thousands of Chinese workers who helped to complete the Transcontinental Railroad.
Meet other SAPAAC members, bond with Board Members, and joyfully celebrate July! Enjoy tasty dishes from the grill and witness the culinary skills of Stanford alumni. Also a great chance to ask current Board Members questions about serving on SAPAAC Board, with elections coming up.
Event is free for all SAPAAC members, family & friends. Please bring a dish to share.
Join SAPAAC & H4A for a talk from Buck Gee, Founder of the Ascend Foundation for Pan Asian Leaders and retired Vice President and General Manager of the Data Center Business Unit at Cisco. He will share the data from his study with Stanford University which showed Asian Americans are the least likely to be promoted at the middle management level and above. Mo Fong, Director of Google Technical Solutions for Assist and Search, will discuss practical tips for mid-career professionals and TOPPA, the program she helped start at Google to create community and overcome challenges in career progression for its Asian American employees.
An audience of about 80 filled a lecture room on a stormy Saturday night to hear faculty member Dr. Bryant Lin introduce a new Stanford Medical School program focusing on Asian health issues. Dr. Lin described how Asians have different levels of health risk than whites—for example, Asians are nearly three times more likely to develop liver cancer than non-Hispanic whites and twice as likely to develop stomach cancer.
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Stanford's first-ever Asian American Summit
From March 31-April 2, the Summit brought together alumni from different eras, majors, professions, and walks of life to learn, share, network, reconnect and celebrate! Learn more about what happened and watch the video about the history of Asians at Stanford that premiered at the event.
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The Stanford Asian Pacific American Alumni Club is one of Stanford University's largest alumni organizations. We are dedicated to connecting Asian American & Pacific Islander (AAPI) alumni to the university and to each other! Membership empowers you to attend numerous events in your region, engage with a thriving alumni community, and receive the latest communications about our alma mater, from an AAPI perspective. Learn more.