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York U. prof's research mentioned in NY Times

By Brittany Duggan

The research of Patrick Alcedo, assistant professor in the Department of Dance at York University, was mentioned in The New York Times on November 12th, 2009, for his role as co-producer of a multimedia project that looked at the role of boxing for young men in the Philippines. Alcedo’s research for this project, inspired by boxing champion Manny Pacquiao, was summarized in the paper’s online Sports section in a video clip titled “Boxing To Be The Next Pacquiao” and looks at how these young men are trying to escape poverty by boxing for money in hopes of reaching international fame. Dr. Alcedo is currently writing a book about the Ati-atihan festival, a street dance festival that is celebrated in his hometown of Kalibo, Aklan, in the Philippines and by Filipino diasporic communities in the U.S. and Canada. He was also recently elected to the board of the international Congress on Research in Dance.

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