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Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp

Posted by AC Team - on Tuesday, 28 May 2013

Update: LA City Council Approves Motion to Designate 1 Acre Oak Grove Landmark Status at site of former Internment Camp
  Photo Credit: Tuna Canyon Detention Station Facebook Page Photo credited to David Scott, the Scott Family, and Little Landers Historical Society. David Scott is the grandson of Merrill Scott who was the superintendent of TCDS. Photo circa 1941-1943. The structures were removed, but the oak and sycamore trees dating back to World War II still live on this site.  June 25, 2013 UPDATE: Los Angeles The Los Angeles City Council voted unanimously to support an amending motion by...

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Open Call to Participate in A Multi-ethnic Internet Study On Menopausal Symptoms

Posted by AC Team on Friday, 06 July 2007

Open Call to Paricipate in A Multi-ethnic Internet Study On Menopausal Symptoms

Increasing ethnic diversity of the U.S. population requires health professionals to practice with greater cultural competence in areas such as the management of menopausal symptoms, where cultural beliefs mediate the biology of reproduction and aging. A growing number of studies have challenged the universality of menopausal symptoms by indicating significant ethnic differences in how women experience them. However, few investigators have studied ethnic populations in the U.S., and few studies have been national in scope. With advances in computer technologies, the Internet now provides an excellent medium of national and international communication and allows people in different geographical areas to communicate and exchange their experiences and opinions. The proposed study uses innovative Internet data collection methods to collect national data and essential information about specific ethnic differences in menopausal symptom experience while respecting women's own experiences.

Eun-Ok Im, MPH, PhD, School of Nursing, University of Texas at Austin and her colleagues are conducting an Internet study on menopausal symptom experience among diverse ethnic groups of middle-aged women. In the study, Internet survey and online forums using a Web site (home-page) will be conducted to get information on women's symptom experience during the menopausal transition.

You are being asked to participate in...

Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

Posted by AC Team on Monday, 13 May 2013

Nicole Wong to join Obama Administration as White House's first Chief Privacy Officer

Nicole Wong Photo credit: Bart Nagel

Washington, D.C.

May 8, 2013

President Barack Obama has reportedly selected Nicole Wong as the White House's first Chief Privacy Officer. Wong received her law degree and a master's degree in journalism from the University of California at Berkeley. She was a partner at Perkins Coie law firm. After working for Google for eight years as a vice president and deputy general counsel overseeing censorship issues for products such as YouTube.com, she joined Twitter as its legal director in November, 2012. 

Wong's new role will be to advise the Obama administration on matters involving Internet Privacy. She will reportedly be a senior advisor to Todd Y. Park who was appointed in March, 2012 as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President.

Todd Y. Park Photo credit: WhiteHouse.gov   Prior to Todd Y. Park's latest White House post as the United States Chief Technology Officer and Assistant to the President, he was appointed in 2009 by President Obama as the Chief Technology Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Park is a graduate of Harvard, and co-founder of two health information technology companies.

Related sources:

White House Blog profile on Todd Y. Park
Wikipedia on Todd Park

Wikipedia on Nicole Wong

CNET.com

Yale Admissions Officer Scott Clark Shares Insight into the Admissions process wit AC's Marissa Becker

Posted by Marissa Beker on Tuesday, 22 November 2005

'Tis the season for submitting last minute college applications. AsianConnections' Marissa Becker sits down for a rare interview with Yale Admissions Officer Scott Clark.

As students are putting the final touches on their college admissions applications, Yale Admissions Officer Scott Clark shares insight on the complex selection process in a rare interview with AsianConnections' Marissa Becker.

Marissa What advice can you share for students applying to college today?

Scott: The biggest piece of advice that I would have for students is just to relax as they go through this for several reasons.

For one, getting your heart rate up is unhealthy and nobody wants to see that.

Two, it ends up being counter productive for your goals, as far as getting into schools and doing well, being happy and being successful because youll be making choices based on anxiety, based on status, what have you, and those are all the wrong reasons to make your decisions.

And so, were very concerned about all the anxiety thats coming into play these days and we really want to just see students emotionally divest a little bit, not get so wrapped up into getting into the most prestigious college but rather spend their time finding the college where they think theyll be happy and where they think they will be successful.

Your self esteem, your self worth has absolutely no business being wrapped up in this because if most students dont get in, then you can just think to yourself of actually being in good...

Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

Posted by AC Team on Tuesday, 14 May 2013

Son Surprises Mom with a new house on Mother's Day

Las Vegas

May 13, 2013

Photo credit: DIYMike's Youtube.com Channel videoMother's Day was a very special day for a Mom in Las Vegas. Her son, known as "DIYMike" on YouTube.com with his own channel of helpful do-it-yourself videos, decided to surprise his Mom with her dream come true. Click the top headline to the YouTube.com video or here.

CNN HEROES Honors Efren Penaflorida of The Phillipines and Budi Soehardi of Singapore

Posted by AC Team on Sunday, 17 January 2010

With the massive humanitarian efforts underway in Haiti after the earthquake devastation, we are reminded and inspired that heroes are everywhere.

Here below is a list of heroes that were honored from more than 9,000 nominations at the third annual CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

Efren Penaflorida of The Phillipines and Budi Soehardi of Singapore are among the honorees at CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

With the massive humanitarian efforts underway in Haiti after the earthquake devastation, we are reminded and inspired that special people like Efren Penaflorida are working hard to make our world a better place.

Here below is a list of heroes that were honored from more than 9,000 nominations at the third annual CNN HEROES: AN ALL-STAR TRIBUTE.

Press release from CNN:

Carrie Underwood, Leona Lewis Perform at Third Annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute"

Celebrity Presenters, Performers Honor Everyday Citizens Changing the World

Hosted by CNN anchor Anderson Cooper from the Kodak Theater in Hollywood, the third annual "CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute," honored everyday citizens who are making a difference in their communities and beyond.

Celebrities scheduled to present the awards included: Nicole Kidman, Kate Hudson, Neil Patrick Harris, Pierce Brosnan, Dwayne Johnson, Eva Mendes, Randy Jackson and Julia Louis-Dreyfus.

During the November 26 broadcast, the Top Ten Heroes will each be awarded $25,000, and CNN will reveal the CNN Hero of the Year, who will receive an...