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The NIEHS Diversity Council's Asian and Pacific Islanders Celebration

By NIEHS
June 2006

Xiaodong Wu
Xiaodong Wu of the Department of Economics at UNC delivers her lecture "The Growing Asian Economies: Will Tighter Regulation Mingles with Bribery Hurt Direct Foreign Investment?" (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)

Alyce Bradbury
Alyce Bradbury, Chair of the NIEHS Diversity Council, introduces the participants for the traditional Japanese tea ceremony. (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)

Ayako Wilson
Dressed in a beautiful silk kimono, Ayako Wilson explains the four governing principles of a traditional Japanese tea ceremony: harmony, respect, purity, and tranquility. Wilson said, "Silk kimonos start at $3,000 and the sky is the limit!" (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)

from left to right, Hideko Tsurumi, Chika Koike, and Chizuko Sueyoshi
The ceremony is made up of simple movements that together form an elaborate choreography as much art as tradition. Chika Koike (right) serves as "hostess" and performs the ritualistic service for "guest of honor" Hideko Tsurumi (left) and "second guest of honor" Chizuko Sueyoshi (middle). (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)

Jennifer Chang
Jennifer Chang performs traditional Chinese music on the Guzheng or "table harp." Chang, an accomplished musician, has played for the Japanese Emporer and President Bill Clinton. (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)

NIEHS staff sample teas and cuisine from Asia and the
  Pacific Rim
NIEHS staff sample teas and cuisine from Asia and the Pacific Rim (Photo by Steve McCaw, Image Associates)



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