Thursday, July 26, 2012

Sharing pictures from the NEH Summer Institute Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research and Teaching

We are heading into the final two days of the NEH Summer Institute "Re-envisioning American Art History: Asian American Art, Research and Teaching" July 9-28, 2012 at New York University in NY. I'll blog about this life changing experience when I've had some time to reflect and the vertigo settles down but I wanted to share my snapshots in the meantime. I hope the NEH will sponsor another institute (maybe in Chicago or LA or SF?) in the future. There are so many other artists, curators, critics, and art historians and academics working on Asian American art out there that need to be part of this conversation.
Margo Machida and Alexandra Chang

Alexandra Chang, Margo Machida

Core faculty:
Alexandra Chang
Dipti Desai
Karin Higa
Mark D. Johnson
Margo Machida
Marvin J. Taylor
Jack (John Kuo Wei) Tchen
Jeffrey Wechsler
Tom Wolf
Midori Yoshimoto

Jan Christian Bernabe
Abby Chen
Julianne Gavino
Curt Hansman
Krystal Hauseur
Santhi Kavuri-Bauer
Laura Kina
Mariam Lam
Viet Le
Kyoo Lee
Sonia Mak
Mary-Ann Milford-Lutzker
Susette Min
Joann Moser
Eun Park
Alpesh Patel
Greg Robinson
Amy Tang
Chuong-Dai Vo
Aileen Wang
ShiPu Wang
Steven Wong
Midori Yamamura
Michelle Yee

Awarded "Top 100 Under 50" from Diversity MBA

I am honored to be selected as one of the "Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Emerging Leaders" by Diversity MBA. 

Diversity MBA Magazine names 2012 Diverse Executive & Emerging Leaders

 CHICAGO, IL - DiversityMBA Magazine, an internationally distributed publication targeting women and multicultural professionals in corporate America, entrepreneurs and business students, has named the 2012 Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive  & Emerging Leaders.

The leaders were selected based on their position within a publicly or privately held company, a successful entrepreneurial company or not-for-profit organization, and for their scope of responsibility, community service work and education achieved.

“We wanted to celebrate leaders who value higher education, giving back while achieving their career goals,” said Pam McElvane, CEO & Publisher of Diversity MBA Magazine. “Many of the other mainstream publications recognize currently celebrated leaders, but I wanted to show the world that companies have leaders championing change and are the pipeline for the future.”

The honorees will be featured in DiversityMBA Magazine’s Summer 2012 issue and will be honored at the magazine’s Awards Gala held September 20th & 21st  at the Palmer House Hilton Hotel. The gala and leadership forum has proven to be one the of the most powerful and engaging forums of its kind, with 85 percentof the Top 100 Under 50 Diverse Executive and Emerging Leaders in attendance.

A list of the honorees is at the bottom of this press release.

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“As Diversity MBA Magazine celebrates our sixth year of recognizing women and diverse talent in leadership, we know we have established a niche that is second to none in recognizing talented individuals who make significant contributions in the workplace and community,” McElvane said.

Another product of the magazine is “50 Out Front List: Best Places for Diverse Managers to Work,” which recognizes companies that not only demonstrate their strong commitment to diversity, but also understand the value of supporting external programs that enhance leadership and retention within their organizations.

This year’s honorees come from around the world, including China, Africa, and Europe, and from a wide spectrum of industries, including retail, financial services, automotive, railroad, healthcare, education, medical, pharmaceutical, communications, government and consulting. Eighty percent are from corporate America. The percentage of honorees with MBAs (as opposed to other advanced degrees) is 80 percent, up from 50 percent in previous years. The list also shows a small increase in the nonprofit sector.

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