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Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave

Posted by AC Team - on Friday, 06 January 2012

Hallyu: Riding the Korean Wave
If you know Rain, BoA (shown left), and Sistar, then you already know K-Pop, Korea’s contemporary pop music and its artists. K-Pop music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the world, and along with Korea’s popular TV drama serials, films and comic books are a growing source of export revenue for Korea.   The growing global fan base of Korea's entertainment and cultural offerings, known as "Hallyu" or the "Korean Wave" feels more like a tidal wave in some...

AAPI Appointments to National and California Humanities Boards: Stanford Scholar Dr. Daniel Okimoto is appointed by Pres Barack Obama to the Natl Council on the Humanities

Posted by Suzanne Kai on Tuesday, 10 September 2013.


President Barack Obama has appointed Stanford scholar Dr. Daniel Iwao Okimoto to the National Council on the Humanities. Dr. Okimoto and four other appointees were confirmed by the US Senate. They will advise the chairman of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The NEH is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

Fritz-Friedman-2013-340x510Fritz Friedman, Cal Humanities Board Member (Photo:


California Governor Jerry Brown has appointed entertainment industry executive Fritz Friedman of West Hollywood (Photo credit:, and reappointed non-profit (Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders in Philanthropy) executive Alice Y. Hom of Los Angeles to the Cal Humanities Board. Friedman and Hom join ten others appointed by Governor Brown.