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Midwest Leader in Serving Asian-American Students

Asian American Studies

UIC is the only university in the Midwest recognized by the U.S. Department of Education as an Asian American- and Pacific Islander-serving institution.

Kevin Kumashiro, UIC professor of Asian American studies and education, leads a research project that addresses academic experiences, community connections and support services for Asian Americans, a group that is more diverse than generally thought.

 “We're at a moment when UIC can really build the way it supports its Asian American students in succeeding, but also prepares all students to live in a multicultural society," Kumashiro said.
UIC’s Asian American Studies program welcomed its first official minors in the fall of 2010. The program seeks to foster a critical understanding of contemporary issues through study of Asian American histories and experiences.

The College of Liberal Arts and Sciences is UIC’s largest unit with 22 departments and programs in the humanities and social and natural sciences.

UIC is an urban university intimately connected to its home in one of the nation's largest and most diverse cities. A noted research center, particularly in urban affairs, medicine and the health sciences, UIC is committed to creating and disseminating new knowledge.


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Asian American Resource and Cultural Center
Asian American Studies Program
College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
University of Illinois at Chicago