Message from the Chair
The Department of Asian American Studies at UCLA, founded in 2004, has been a national leader in promoting the study of the histories, contemporary realities, and diverse experiences of Asian and Pacific Islander Americans. The Department is also the largest and intellectually most diverse of its kind in the country: It has 15 core faculty; 12 affiliated faculty, 1 adjunct professor, 3 continuing lecturers, and more than 100 majors and minors.
In addition to training students in the field, the Department satisfies a significant portion of UCLA's graduate and undergraduate eduction by offering over 70 Asian American Studies courses per year to more than 2,000 students from all over the campus.
Congratulations to Professor Victor Bascara on receiving the 2015 Royal Morales Community Achievement Award! The UCLA Pilipino Alumni Association pays tribute to the legacy of Royal Morales, or Uncle Roy as affectionately called, by presenting the Royal Morales Community Achievement Award to an alumnus, faculty member, or community partner who have made extraordinary contributions to the UCLA Pilipino community.
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