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陳銘俊博士哈佛費正清中心做「台山話」專題演講

【本報記者李強波士頓報道】波士頓地區有大批祖籍廣東台山的僑胞。駐波士頓台北經文處副處長陳銘俊博士日前在哈佛大學費正清中國研究中心,以訪問學者的身邊發表專題演講,詳細探討了台山話的發音與其他廣東方言之間的異同。

上圖:陳銘俊博士在演講中。主辦方 提供
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Council President Wu on Planned Boston Common Rally on 8/19

Boston, August 16, 2017, — The organizers of the Free Speech Rally in Boston Common said earlier today they have received a permit for holding the rally in Boston Common on August 19.

Multiple media outlets have confirmed that the permit is for 12 PM to 2 PM for the Free Speech Rally, which features some speakers from the Unite the Right rally in Charlottesville, VA last week.

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Petition to Stop MA House Bill H3361 Gained over 1,000 Supporters

Boston, August 12, 2017, — A petition titled “Stop Bill H3361. Stop Identity Profiling” was started on change.org recently. Over 1,000 supporters have signed this petition against MA House Bill H3361, which would dis-aggregate the Asian American population by requiring identifications of five top Asian ethnic groups in government surveys and data collection.

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中研院廖俊智院長率團出席BTBA年會 關注職業發展

【本報記者李強波士頓報道】波士頓台灣人生物科技協會(BTBA)所舉辦之第五屆波士頓台灣人生物科技研討會於近日在哈佛大學登場。為期兩天的研討會的主題為加強學術界與業界之間的溝通,大會內容含括學術領域及業界座談,技術轉移座談及焦點主題座談等。本屆共有來自台灣、歐洲及美國20個州超過330位與會者聚集在波士頓互相交流分享經驗,共同探討美國及台灣生技領域的未來發展。

上圖:葉公杼院士在演講中(photo credit: Yi-Chien Chang)。
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波士顿国际机器人夏令营纽约之旅

【波士顿双语网】在深圳全童科教带队老师何红玉、俞瑞芳,导游兼助教全恒毅的带领下,波士顿国际机器人夏令营的团员们8月6日游览了纽约市的著名景点:自由女神像、世贸中心、9-11纪念碑、华尔街、联合国总部、洛克菲勒中心、时代广场。

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華人之友白堅禮去世 享年80歲

【波士頓雙語網記者李強波士頓報導】原柯德文殯儀館高級總管白堅禮(Ken Bennett)7月14日不幸去世,享年80歲。在其長達40年的職業生涯中,白堅禮先生為成千上萬的華人家庭服務,並結交了很多華人朋友。

上圖:白堅禮(中)和陳建立夫婦(前排左一、左二)等在華埠合影。陳建立 提供
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Mass Pike Tenants Seek Resident and Community Control

Boston, July 14, 2017, — Tenants from Mass Pike Towers, a 200-unit low-income housing development in Boston Chinatown, staged a protest today with supporters to highlight an ongoing dispute over the tenant association’s right to purchase the tenants’ homes according to a 2000 agreement between Trinity Financial and the Mass Pike Towers Tenant Association.

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Pianist George Li Awarded 2017 Arthur Waser Prize

Lucerne, Switzerland, July 13, 2017, — The Arthur Waser Foundation and the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra have awarded the American pianist George Li the Arthur Waser Prize. In addition to a prize money of 25,000 francs, this also includes a debut at KKL Luzern with the Lucerne Symphony Orchestra.

George Li will performance on May 2, 2018 with Lucerne Symphony Orchestra(Photo Credit: KKL Luzern).
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大提琴家莫漠獻藝GBAAYSO夏季音樂會

【本報記者李強波士頓報道】亞文亞裔青少年交響樂團(GBAAYSO)的年度夏季音樂會日前在牛頓市浸信教會禮堂舉行。在指揮楊捷的帶領下,樂團演奏了中國民族歌曲《康定情歌》、西方經典古典樂《貝多芬D大調第二交響曲》及《柴可夫斯基C大調弦樂小夜曲》等精彩曲目,為數百位的觀眾帶來了一場充滿中西民族風韻的視聽盛宴。今年,GBAAYSO樂團邀請了中國青年大提琴家莫漠以特邀嘉賓的身份參與到音樂會中,與波士頓的青年藝術家們共同演奏了捷克民族音樂大師德沃夏克的作品《B小調大提琴協奏曲》。

上圖:大提琴家莫漠和樂團合作演出(亞文中心提供)。
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被蔡英文政府解職 馬滌凡表示問心無愧

【本報記者李強波士頓報導】蔡英文政府7月1日宣布解除11位美國地區僑胞的僑務榮譽職務,理由是他們不久前受邀組團訪問中國大陸、被大陸統戰。波士頓地區知名僑領馬滌凡女士就被她解除僑務諮詢委員職務之事,在7日接受記者電話採訪時表示問心無愧,由這個蔡英文政府「對我們進行人格摧殘」的事件而對台灣的未來感到悲哀和憂心。

上圖:馬滌凡(右一)出席黃氏宗親會春宴。李強 攝
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ACDC Unveils Community Mural Project Led by Residents and Youth

Boston, July 7, 2017, — Chinatowns across the country face the threat of gentrification despite their historical and current importance as cultural and political sanctuaries for the Asian American community. Boston’s Chinatown is no exception, with its borders seeing rapid erosion in recent years. In its 30 years of community building, the Asian Community Development Corporation (ACDC) has been integral to the movement of preserving Boston’s Chinatown, with creative placemaking as part of its core mission since 2013.

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大学H1-B签证不受指标限制或将成为历史

【波士顿双语网讯】总统川普下令紧缩H-1B工作签证规定,然而大学院校已将此方案扩大运用于具高度技能的外籍人士,以赞助国际企业家及新创公司创始人的临时工作许可证。全美目前有数所教育机构采此作法,引起广泛批评,称其为高等教育滥用此热门而配额有限的工作签证豁免权。

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