Tuesday’s Link Attack: Daniel Henney, K-Pop Robots, Moon Bloodgood
Author: Crystal Kim
Posted: June 26th, 2012
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Suspect arrested in UT sexual attack
KXAN (Texas)

University of Texas police late Monday afternoon arrested the man accused of attacking a woman at her campus dorm throughout the weekend.

Ji Hun Choi, 21, was booked into jail at 5:20 p.m. after he was already inside the police station, police said.

Dan Rutherford Campaigns For Governor in Korea
NBC Chicago

State Treasurer Dan Rutherford is taking his campaign for governor to Asia this week. Rutherford is on a six-day junket to South Korea, sponsored by that country’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Trade, to drum up business for Illinois.

62% – Most Asian Americans Describe Themselves by Country of Origin
Pew Research Center

About six-in-ten Asian Americans (62%) say they most often describe themselves by using the country where they or their family originated (e.g., Chinese or Chinese American). One-in-five (19%) most often describe themselves as Asian or Asian American, and 14% most often describe themselves as American.

First Armenian Korean Festival Set for September
Asbarez (Armenia)

Talents, culinary feasts, music, and traditions of two vibrant and historical peoples will come together this fall for a unique event. The 1st Annual Korean Armenian Festival is slated to take place on Saturday September 15 through Sunday September 16, 2012. The two day affair will take place at Crescenta Valley Park and promises to be a fun filled day for families and children of all ages

Korea Tackles Record Drought
Wall Street Journal

The prolonged dry spell has prompted the government to set up a disaster relief center to coordinate responses and set aside 7 billion won for drought-relief efforts.

Provincial governments in many parts of the country have been drilling wells and supplying residents with drinking and agricultural water. As of Tuesday, about 80% of the country was rated at the most extreme drought level.

S.Korea to build navy base on frontline island
AFP via Google News

South Korea’s navy is to build an advance base on a frontline island to bolster defences near the disputed Yellow Sea border with North Korea, officials said on Tuesday.

The navy has been given local government approval to reclaim 23,489 square metres (250,000 square feet) at Baengnyeong island to build the base, said an official at Incheon city, west of Seoul, which oversees the islands.

Overseas Korean community leaders reconnect with Seoul
Korea Times

Over 400 community leaders and executives from approximately 70 different nations around the world met in the Sheraton Grande Walkerhill Hotel for the 13th World Korean Community Leaders Convention.

The event was hosted by the Overseas Koreans Foundation to give Koreans around the world, who may find themselves increasingly distant from their culture, a chance to form a solid link to their home country and to discuss the role Korean community associations can play in strengthening cultural networks.

Daniel Henney wins Best New Actor
Han Cinema

“Shanghai Calling”, featuring Hallyu actor Daniel Henney, won two awards at the 15th annual Shanghai International Film Festival.

The 32-year-old actor of Korean and American descent won Best New Actor for his role in the romantic comedy that centers on the theme of intercultural romance and the obstacles that arise when Sam, a top notch lawyer from New York, is relocated to Shanghai.

S.Korea robot manufacturer to launch ‘K-pop star robots’
Straits Times (Singapore)

According to Dongbu, the robot ‘will be able to fully reenact movements and dances of stars’ using more than 20 artificial motor ‘joints’ installed all over its body. In addition, users can make the robots look like their favourite stars using attachable artificial skin.

Users will be able to download the latest songs and dances via Android and Apple application stores and link them to the robot, said the company.

Moon Bloodgood on ‘Falling Skies’ Season 2
Crave Online

On “Falling Skies” she plays Dr. Anne Glass, a medic who treats the human resistance and helps fight the aliens. Anne’s story continue in the second season; which is currently running on TNT.

Previously, Bloodgood appeared in movies like Pathfinder and Terminator Salvation, and I saw her next movie Six Sessions earlier this year at Sundance. After all of that viewing, it was a treat to sit with Bloodgood one on one and catch up on everything she’s done in her career.

Arizona’s Refsnyder Named CWS Most Outstanding Player
Yahoo Sports

The Korean American adoptee was named the top player of this year’s College World Series, which was won by U of A.

He hit .476 with 2 HR and 5 RBIs during the series, leading all other players in home runs (2), hits (10), runs scored (6), total bases (16) and his five runs batted in tied him for first.

Basketball bridges U.S.- North Korea gap
Dayton Daily News (Ohio)

It’s not surprising North Korea didn’t know what to make of Luke Elie and the rest of his American teammates when they first landed in Pyongyang a little over a week ago.
According to several sources, they were the first American basketball team to visit North Korea since the bitterly-divisive Korean War, which began 62 years ago today.

Utah native Dia Frampton performs tonight in Utah
Salt Lake Tribune (Utah)

As if tonight’s concert calendar weren’t packed enough, Utah native Dia Frampton performs tonight at 7 p.m. at The Complex in Salt Lake. Tickets are $20 at SmithsTix.

Frampton finished in second place during the first season of the NBC series “The Voice.” But she was robbed.

Book Review: Making Paper Cranes by Mihee Kim-Kort
Huffington Post

Mihee, a Korean American Presbyterian immigrant woman, takes us on a journey of honest self-discovery employing a wry sense of humor, keen cultural insight and an ability to ask and respond to powerful questions with which we can all identify.

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