At the University of Chicago Office of Multicultural Student Affairs, we want students to have access to academic and cultural resources, but to also have opportunities independent of the classroom and student life. Thus, the following is a list of opportunities where students can go to search for funding, enrich their summers or find work after graduation.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Oberlin College's 17th Midwest Asian American Student Conference

We are pleased to the University of Chicago to the 17th Biennial Midwest Asian American Student Conference (MAASC) hosted at Oberlin College!

Now in its 34th year, this biennial conference aims to gather students from colleges and universities across the Midwest region in order to engage in open discussion of all facets of the Asian American community. This year’s theme will focus on the historical and cultural significance of food in Asian America, from the disciplines of history, literature, anthropology, and gender/sexuality studies. Food is the battleground for tensions in commodification and appropriation, through debates over who has rights to sell and market, as well as claims to be able to use and consume. Despite assimilation, generational passage, and the progression of history, food has consistently maintained its significance in the Asian American experience.

The MAASC will be held March 2-3, 2012. For registration information, please visit the conference’s website here.

You are welcome to contact the committee at with any further questions, including those regarding travel, transportation, and weekend accommodations.

Conference Date and Location:

March 2-3, 2012
Oberlin College
Oberlin, OH 44074

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