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Past events

2017

A Night at the Museum of Chinese In America (MOCA)

This informal gathering is organized to bring together students and alumni who share an interest in supporting the Asian and Asian American community. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Binghamton alumni and students, expand your personal and professional network, and tour the museum including the current special exhibition, Sour, Sweet, Bitter, Spicy: Stories of Chinese Food and Identity in America.

2016

Brooklyn Nets vs. Houston Rockets

Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to join co-hosts: AABANY, AAAYA (Association of Asian American Yale Alumni), APEX for Youth, Asian Ivy League and FF Fraternity for a Sports Outing.


 A Night at the Rubin Museum of Art 

Join us in the K2 Lounge at the Rubin Museum of Art and connect with members of the Asian and Asian American Alumni Council and fellow alumni. Enjoy cocktails and pan-Asian tapas, music from the featured DJ and a guided tour of the permanent collection.

2015

Brunch and Alcatraz Tour

The Alumni Association's San Francisco Bay Area Chapter invites you to a unique opportunity to view the art exhibition of Ai Weiwei on Alcatraz and a brunch conversation with Harpur College Dean Anne McCall and Cheryl Haines '77, who was instrumental in bringing Mr. Ai's exhibition to Alcatraz. Ms. Haines is the owner of Haines Gallery in San Francisco and founder of For-Site Foundation, a nonprofit foundation to help realize site-specific public-art projects in the Bay Area.

Ai Weiwei is a contemporary Chinese artist internationally renowned for work that defies the distinction between art and activism. In this exhibition of new works created specifically for Alcatraz, Ai responds to the island's layered legacy as a 19th-century military fortress, a notorious federal penitentiary, a site of Native American heritage and protest, and now one of America's most visited national parks. Revealing new perspectives on Alcatraz, the exhibition raises questions about freedom of expression and human rights.

Ai's sculpture, sound, and mixed-media installations occupy four locations in the former prison, three of which are usually restricted to the public. The artworks directly and imaginatively address the situation of people around the world who have been deprived of their freedom for speaking out about their beliefs - people like Ai himself. Learn more.

Join us for good food, stimulating conversation and an exciting trip to Alcatraz. Attendees will gather for brunch at 10:30 a.m., and depart for Alcatraz Island as a group at 12:30 p.m. Attendees can take the return ferry back to San Francisco as they wish throughout the afternoon. The last ferry departs Alcatraz at 4:25 p.m.


"22 Lewd Chinese Women": Trial Reenactment

Chy Lung v. Freeman (1876)
Moderated by Judge Denny Chin of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

For Asian Pacific American Heritage Month, the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to a presentation by the Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY) and the New York City Bar Association.

2014

Spring Networking Mixer

This informal gathering is organized to bring together students and alumni who share an interest in supporting the Asian and Asian American community. It is a great opportunity to meet fellow Binghamton alumni and students, expand your personal and professional network and learn more about the goals and projects of the Alumni-Student Engagement Committee of the Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council. There is no admission fee for this networking event. Enjoy light appetizers and cash bar available.


Alumni-Student Networking Event

(Homecoming Weekend) This will be an opportunity to make an impact by sharing your advice and insights with current Harpur College students. To register, please contact Leah Joggerst at ljoggerst@binghamton.edu by Friday, Oct. 4 and include your current employer and job title with your response.

2013

Eating Asian America

Editor and Binghamton University Associate Professor of Asian and Asian American Studies, Robert Ji-Sing Ku, Martin F. Manalansan IV, and Editor Anita Mannur discuss Eating Asian America with Krishnendu Ray (Chair of the Department of Nutrition, Food Studies & Public Health, NYU Steinhardt) alongside some of the most prominent figures in Asian American food.


Asian Americans/Pacific Islanders: Invisible or In Charge? Exploring AAPI Leadership in America

Join our panel of distinguished speakers as they broaden our understanding of the rise of Asian and Asian American and Pacific Islanders in leadership roles across private and public sectors.

Our panelists include:

Patrice Tanaka, Co-Chair, Chief Creative Officer and whatcanbe℠ Ambassador for CRT/tanaka. Wayne H. Tang, Director of Research Administration & Special Projects, Department of Surgery, Columbia University. The Honorable Lillian Wan '97, New York City Family Court Judge, Kings County Family Court. David C. Stahl, PhD, Associate Professor & Chair, Department of Asian & Asian American Studies, Binghamton University (Program Moderator).

We will explore:

  • Why is AAPI leadership important? Is it more than the issue of diversity?

  • How do the motivations and aspirations of Asian Americans differ from their colleagues, mentors and role models?

  • How can the advancement of AAPI leaders in a wider array of industries and professions be encouraged?

  • These and related issues will be explored as we seek to gain an in-depth understanding about the effects of culture and race on leadership.


Corporate Connections Night at Leo Bar

The Binghamton University Asian and Asian American Alumni Council invites you to expand your circle and connect with Binghamton University alumni and new peers from other companies while adding a dash of culture to your network. Admission to our event is free.


Love of ballroom dancing helps Yang Chen excel as lawyer and mentor

In August 2009, Yang Chen '87 left his job of 15 years as a partner at Constantine Cannon, a New York City-based law firm that specializes in antitrust and commercial litigation, to become the first executive director of the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

Last Updated: 6/12/17