Patrick Hayashi, former associate president of the University of California system, will lecture on Asian-American culture at noon Wednesday at Fresno State.
Hayashi’s talk, entitled “Aging the Asian-American Way,” will happen in the Alice Peters Auditorium in the Peters Business Building as part of Fresno State’s Amerasia Week. A reception from 1 to 2 p.m. will follow the lecture.
Hayashi‘s work at the UC system allowed greater opportunities for students of color or economic strife. He retired in 2005.
The Fresno State Amerasia Organization will host dance, song and skit performances to celebrate various Asian cultures each night this week from 6 to 8 p.m. in the Satellite Student Union. A festival will cap off Amerasia Week from 7 to 9 p.m. on Saturday.