Celebration of Life for Don Nakanishi


A celebration of life will be held for Don Nakanishi (1949-2016), former director of the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, on Wednesday, June 8, from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Sequoia Room of the UCLA Faculty Center.

Don Nakanishi

Don Nakanishi

Presented by the UCLA Asian American Studies Center, Asian American Studies Department, Graduate School of Education and Information Studies, and Institute of American Cultures.

Join the Nakanishi family, students, faculty, staff, alumni, friends and colleagues as they celebrate the life of Professor Nakanishi, who passed away on March 21 at the age of 66. A UCLA faculty member for 35 years and director of the Asian American Studies Center from 1990 to 2010, he gained national recognition for establishing Asian American studies as a viable and relevant field of scholarship, teaching, community service and public discourse.

RSVP to http://bit.ly/celebratedon.

The Nakanishi family has requested that in lieu of flowers, donations be made to the Don T. Nakanishi Engaged Scholar Endowment at UCLA: http://giving.ucla.edu/nakanishi.

The UCLA Faculty Center is located at 480 Charles E. Young Drive East (Corner of Hilgard and Westholme) in Los Angeles. For more detailed directions, visit http://facultycenter.ucla.edu/about-us/directions.aspx

Self-service parking pay stations are located in Parking Structure 2 or by the Law School. For more information on these stations, visit http://bit.ly/parkucla. You can also purchase a day parking permit for $12 (cash only) at the parking information booth at the Westholme Avenue entrance.



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