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AARCC News and Upcoming Events


AARCC Lunchbox: "Love in Islam: A discussion of 'Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women

lunchboxFriday, September 26
12:00 - 1:00 PM
Latino Cultural Center Gallery
Lecture Center B2

The AARCC Lunchbox series is BACK! Join us for "Love in Islam: A discussion of "Love, InshAllah: The Secret Love Lives of American Muslim Women" with guest speaker, Editor and Writer, Nura Maznavi.

Lunchbox is a casual discussion series where participants get to learn and engage with a topic related to the Asian American community.

Lunch is provided, but is served on a first-come, first-served basis- no RSVPs will be taken.


Complimentary Tickets to Ching Chong Chinaman

8:00 pm Friday, October 10, 2014 at Raven Theater Complex (6157 North Clark Street)

Image from Ching Chong Chinaman

Lauren Yee’s Ching Chong Chinaman satirizes the Asian American identity and explores what happens when a Chinese American family loses all sense of their cultural heritage. The ultra-assimilated Wong family is living the American dream, but not all is perfect. Upton, the Wongs' youngest child, dreams of becoming a World of Warcraft champion and the only things that stand in his way are his daily chores and homework. Desdemona, the Wongs' daughter, has goals of attending Princeton, but her math grades are not up to par. Upton comes up with an idea to solve both their problem by acquiring Jinqiang, a Chinese indentured servant who envisions an American dream of his own.


If you would like to sign up for this event, please come to Taft Hall 101 with a $10 deposit which you will be refunded at the time of the event! Last day to sign up is Friday, September 26, 2014.


The 2014-2015 Asian American Resource Book is now available!

Resource Book 2014-2015

This book contains information about campus resources, Asian and Asian American Studies classes, student organizations, scholarships, as well as Chicagoland associations that do work related to Asian Americans. Stop by the AARCC office and pick up your FREE copy, or you can view the pdf form through, http://aarcc.uic.edu/resourcebook.





Take the UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey of 2014-15 here:

Survey link: https://uic.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_2gi2M3EI12ayscZ

ALL new and returning eligible students are asked to complete the survey once between Sept. 2014-May 2015. Please take the survey this year even if you have taken it in previous years. Qualifying respondents will be entered into a random drawing to receive one of a hundred $20 Amazon.com gift cards. For more information on who should take it: see UIC AANAPISI On-line Demographic Survey

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Fall Asian American Mentor Program Registration Is Now Online!

Register for Fall AAMP 2014. The Asian American Mentor Program is a peer mentor program that helps incoming first year and transfer students get acclimated and have a smooth transition to UIC.


AARCC 2013-14 Annual Report

Here's an overview of our accomplishments this past academic year in our 2013-14 Annual Report.


Director's Search Information

We will be posting at the AARCC website the latest updates on the director search.

Learn how you can benefit from AANAPISI at UIC


The University of Illinois at Chicago is a federally-designated Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander-Serving Institution. The campus will receive close to $4 million dollars over the next five years from the U.S. Department of Education to support recruitment, retention and graduation of Asian American and Pacific Islander students and all UIC students.

See The UIC AANAPISI Initiative page for more information on the programs, scholarships, activities, and news related to UIC's AANAPISI Initiative.