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Anish Shroff ’04 Named Speaker for AAPI Heritage Month Commemorative Lecture
The Office of Multicultural Affairs (OMA) and Office of Program Development will welcome Anish Shroff ’04 as the Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Heritage Month commemorative lecturer. His talk will be titled “Ethnic Identity and the Power of Being Undefined.” Shroff will speak in Peter Graham Scholarly Commons (114 Bird Library) on Friday, April 13, from 6-7:30 p.m.
Born in Bloomfield, New Jersey, Shroff earned a bachelor’s degree in broadcast journalism from the S.I. Newhouse School of Public Communications in 2004. He joined ESPN in January 2008 as an anchor and studio host for ESPNEWS, ESPN’s 24-hour sports news network. He currently works as ESPN’s studio host, anchor and play-by-play commentator for college sports, including lacrosse, football, basketball and baseball.
“A trailblazer and a role model in his own right, Anish is someone who has a story that we thought would resonate with the AAPI community, especially AAPI students,” says Huey Hsiao, associate director in the Office of Multicultural Affairs and chair of the planning committee. “We are thrilled to partner with the Office of Program Development to bring Anish to campus and share his experiences with the campus community.”
AAPI Heritage Month is a national celebration each May that honors the history and contributions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders. The University observes and celebrates AAPI Heritage Month in April so that all students, faculty and staff can participate before the conclusion of the semester. The full calendar of events for AAPI Heritage Month will be available soon on the OMA website.
For more information on AAPI Heritage Month or the lecture, contact Hsiao at firstname.lastname@example.org.