CAUSES | Typhoon Haiyan relief efforts worthy of your support: Filipino American Museum’s Bayanihan Spirit and Purple Yam Restaurant’s Sunday brunch

As someone who has received tons of emails announcing their own typhoon relief efforts, I’d like to call attention to two benefits in Brooklyn for which I voice my whole-hearted support. Read More

GPS | TACLOBAN | Filipino writes message on basketball court: “Help SOS!!! We Need Food”

How can you help this man asking the world for help? In this post, I outline the latest information I can gather, as of November 12, 2013, about relief assistance for the victims of super typhoon Yolanda (aka Haiyan in international circles).
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DEADLINES | U.S. science competition awards college scholarships of up to $100,000 for high school students undertaking original research

ach year, the Siemens Competition provides budding high school scientists with scholarships ranging from $1,000 to $100,000 for original research in team and individual categories. Entries are judged at the regional level over three consecutive weekends in November at six leading research universities. Read More

Indigenous Peruvian culture fest | In D.C., 6-day Kaypi Peru Festival celebrates traditional music, dance, cuisine, alpacas

Kaypi Perú,which means “This is Peru” in the indigenous language of Quechua, includes an art market, music and dance performances, hands-on activities for kids, short films, photo exhibitions of Machu Picchu and the Inka Road, traditional plants, as well as Peruvian Paso horses and alpacas Read More