Upcoming Events

The Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC) offers a wide range of diverse programming throughout the academic year. Our signature programs include the Speaker Series, Lunch & Learn Series, Student Leadership Summit, and Cultural Celebrations.

We welcome the campus and public community to attend all of our events which are free of charge. These gatherings provide valuable opportunities for individuals from all backgrounds to engage in meaningful dialogue and build connections within our vibrant community.

Furthermore, we welcome collaboration and co-sponsorship opportunities with other campus units. If your department or organization is interested in partnering with AAARCC for an event or activity, please feel free to reach out to us via email. We believe that by working together, we can create even more enriching experiences and make a broader impact on campus life.

Thank you for your continued support, and we look forward to welcoming you to our upcoming events at AAARCC.

Graduate Student Study Hours Spring 2024 Download

Feburary 8, 2024

Student Panel Discussion

Experiences of undergarduate student research

Feburary 15, 2024

Faculty Panel Discussion

Mentoring and supporting undergraduate student researchers

Feburary 22, 2024

Dr . Jonathan Ying, Lecturer, Organizational Behavior/Human Resources, Mitchell E. Daniels, Jr. School of Business

Personal impact of the model minority myth on life choices

Feburary 29, 2024

Dr. Nien-Hwa Linda Wang, Norman and Jane Li Professorship in Chemical Engineering

March 7, 2024

Dr. Long T. Bui, Associate Professor Department of Global & International Studies at University of California, Irvine

Model machines: the dehumanization and treatment of asians as robots

March 21, 2024

Dr. Ashima Krishna, Clinical Associate Professor in the John Martinson Honors College

Serendipitous Conservation: faith-to-faith conversation of historic churches in buffalo, Ny

March 28, 2024

Shagun Sethi, Ph.D. Graduate Student, Sociolog, College of Liberal Arts


April 4, 202

Alumni Panel Discussion hosted by the Center for Career Opportunities


Lunar New Year Celebration

Saturday, February 24, 2024

  • 11 AM - 2 PM ET
  • Black & Gold Gyms 1 - 3

This event is free & open to the public featuring live performances, food, and activity booths with free parking available at the CoRec parking lot.   

We hope to see you there!

Co-Sponsored by: Purdue Student Government, Purdue Graduate Student Government, University Residences, John Martinson Honors College, Asian Studies, Hawkins Hall, First Street Towers Titan Club.

Consider Volunteering

Consider volunteering for the 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration on 
Saturday, February 24, 2024. Multiple Volunteering Time Options
 Corec Black & Gold Gym 
Registration closes February 1, 2024.

Sign up at this link

Lunar New Year Tabling Opportunity (Registration Closed) 

  • Saturday, February 24, 2024
  • 11 AM - 2 PM ET
  • Black & Gold Gyms 1 - 3

Attend one of the largest Lunar New Year celebrations in the state of Indiana! Enjoy learning more about the diversity of Asian and Asian American cultures and customs, play some games, watch incredible performances, and enjoy good food!

Inviting Purdue campus partners & student organizations to host an activity table at the AAARCC's 2024 Lunar New Year Celebration and Spring Festival (Saturday, February 24, 2024, 11 AM - 2 PM at the CoRec Black & Gold Gym). Registration closes Dec 31, 2023. Register your activity table at this link.

Asian Americans in an Anti-Black World

  • Dr. Claire Jean Kim
  • Wednesday, February 7, 2024
  • 5:30 PM ET Via Zoom

Claire Jean Kim is Professor of Political Science and Asian American Studies at University of California, Irvine. Her first book, Bitter Fruit: The Politics of Black-Korean Conflict in New York City (Yale University Press, 2000) is the recipient of the American Political Science Association's Ralph Bunche Award for the Best Book on Ethnic and Cultural Pluralism and a Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics. Her second book, Dangerous Crossings: Race, Species, and Nature in a Multicultural Age (Cambridge University Press, 2015), is the also the recipient of a Best Book Award from the American Political Science Association Organized Section on Race, Ethnicity, and Politics.

RSVP to attend the virtual event.

Co- Sponsored by: Purdue Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center, Black Cultural Center, and the School of Interdisciplinary Studies.

Model Machines: The Dehumanization and Treatment of Asians as Robots

  • Dr. Long T. Bui
  • Thursday, March 7, 2024
  • 12 - 1 PM ET Via Zoom at Purdue AAARCC

Long T. Bui is an Associate Professor of Global and International Studies at the University of California, Irvine. He had previously taught as a faculty member in Science and Technology Studies and Sociology at Vassar College. He held the University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellowship at UC Riverside and the Chancellor's Research Associate Fellowship at the University of Illinois Urban-Champaign. His scholarly interests include refugee memory, contemporary Vietnam and Global Asias, higher education, race/gender/sexuality in the media, and the history of technology. He is the author of Returns of War: South Vietnam and Price of Refugee Memory (2018), and Model Machines: A History of the Asian as Automaton (2022).

Purdue University's Holi Celebration

  • Date: TBD
  • 1 - 6 PM ET
  • Location: Purdue University Memorial Mall

Attend Purdue University's Holi Celebration and enjoy time with friends and the community celebrating the Festival of Colors! This event will feature a shower of colors, music, and snacks!


Purdue Asian American and Asian Resource and Cultural Center and Purdue Libraries presents our inaugural episode of Diversity and Making: A Podcast and Video Series! In this episode we speak with Purdue alumni Dr. Avneet Hira (Ph.D., Engineering Education) about her path into Making and the ways in which Making is unique from engineering design practices. Listen to the podcast and learn about the Making activity called Mood Avatar!

We have 25 free kits available to make the mood avatar. You can pick up the kit at Purdue AAARCC (for instagram put the handle), 915 5th Street, M-F from 8 am to 4pm (phone number: 765-496-0488). Showcase your finished work on the Podcast webpage!

Click here to access the Podcast and the Mood Avatar making project.


Graduate Student Study Hour Spring 2024

  • Location: Asian American & Asian Resource and Cultural Center (AAARCC)
  • Address: 915 E Street
  • Dates
    • Tuesdays 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
    • Wednesdays 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Utilize the AAARCC and join fellow graduate students for snacks and refreshments during the graduate student study hours.


915 5th Street (corner 5th/Waldron)
West Lafayette, IN 47907

Email: aaarcc@purdue.edu 
Phone: 765-496-0488  
Fax: 765-494-1225

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Center Hours

Summer 2023 Hours (begins May 26th)

Remote Work:
Monday & Friday
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

In-person hours:
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

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