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Asian/Pacific Islander Heritage Program

Everyone is invited to continue the celebration of the 32nd anniversary of the NIH Asian/Pacific Islander American Heritage Program on Friday, May 28 in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 between 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. The program will include performances of Chinese, Indian, Japanese and Korean music and dances performed by the Hua Sha Chinese Dance Center, Konark Dance School, USA, Onoe Kikuyuki Dancers and the Peace Mission Dance Group. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.

A reception in the area outside Rm. 1C174 will immediately follow the program. Everyone is invited to the reception to meet the artists and to sample Asian pastries and snacks. There is no admission charge for the performance and reception and no reservations are necessary.

The program is sponsored by the NIH OEODM, Asian/Pacific Islander American committees, R&W Association, Inc. and the NIH Federal Credit Union. For information on reasonable accommodation, contact Charly Wells, (301) 496-4627. Sign language interpretation will be provided. For more information, contact Victor Fung, (301) 435-3504,

Record Marks 55th Year

The NIH Record debuted at NIH on May 20, 1949, and has been published nonstop since then. The newsletter comes out every payday Tuesday, and enough copies are printed that each NIH employee should have one. If you do not get your copy regularly, contact the mail room servicing your area.

Wednesday Afternoon Lectures

The Wednesday Afternoon Lecture series — held on its namesake day at 3 p.m. in Masur Auditorium, Bldg. 10 — features Dr. Wylie Burke on June 2; his topic is "Using Genetic Tests to Promote Health: Evidence and Values." He is professor and chair, department of medical history and ethics, University of Washington, Seattle.

On June 9, from 1 to 3 p.m. in Masur, the General Motors Cancer Research Foundation Laureate Lectures will be presented by winners of the Kettering (Dr. Robert Langer, MIT), Sloan (Dr. Bruce Stillman, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, and Dr. Thomas Kelly, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center) and Mott (Dr. Charles Sherr, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital) Prizes for Cancer Research.

For more information or for reasonable accommodation, call Hilda Madine, (301) 594-5595.

NIH Library Offers New Classes, Convenience

Social scientists, the NIH Library has a new class for you — Social Sciences Resources. This course explores databases and research resources available at your desktop. Free, hands-on classes on 14 additional topics are also held in the Library Training Rm., Bldg. 10. And for your convenience, some classes are now held at the Fernwood Bldg. For more library training information, visit

ChildKind Marks 20-Year Anniversary

ChildKind, the NIH day care for infants and toddlers, is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. As part of the celebration, ChildKind is hosting an anniversary party where folks can greet the staff and celebrate 20 years of dedication to the children of NIH. The party will take place on Sunday, June 6 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the ChildKind playground (look for the outdoor tent and balloons). ChildKind is Bldg. T-46, near Bldg. 14 and behind MLP-8. There will be activities for kids and light refreshments for all. ChildKind is particularly eager to have old friends and students drop by; if you have ever had a child at ChildKind, feel free to visit.

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