Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month

May 1-31, 2021

This May, LMU honors Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month by celebrating the community on and off the bluff.

Asian Pacific Islander graduates

Honoring the Class of 2021

On Sunday, May 2, we celebrated the achievements of our Asian and Pacific Islander graduates in a virtual a celebration. We look forward to honoring all graduates in in-person ceremonies in July.

Congratulations, Graduates!



Student's hands writing in notebook in science lab
Student Spotlight

UNESCO Program Selects Lion to Lead COVID-19 Study

Lianlen Joy Go Distor’s team will conduct research on how the pandemic has affected young people.

Alum Michelle Nguyen
Beyond the Bluff

Michelle Nguyen ‘20 Awarded Prestigious APAICS Fellowship

Nguyen serves on a legislative team focused on issues affecting the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Student Fosse Lin-Bianco in acrobatic pose
Interdisciplinary Research

An Acrobatic Feat

Electrical engineering major and dance minor channels his passions for science and circus arts into innovative project.

famous black and white photograph from 1940 of a storefront with a large sign reading

In Six Words

The LMU’s Anti-Racism Project’s In Six Words series gets to the heart of our community’s struggles and fight against the unjust and unequal experiences that plague our society, in hopes of sparking conversation, understanding, and empathy. As we seek to eradicate Anti-Asian bias, May stories will spotlight the perspectives and experiences of the Asian American and Pacific Islander community.

Image: Dorothea Lange, 1942


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Reading Room: Celebrating the Work of Our Faculty

Podcast: Centering: The Asian American Christian Podcast, “Is There Room for Us in Racial Justice,” Feb 26, 2021
Guest Grace Kao





Podcast: Asian America: The Ken Fong Podcast: episode 161, Sep 11, 2018
Guest Grace Kao