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August 9, 2018

Anh Dinh poses with Balinese dancers

DAnh Dinh poses with Balinese dancersr. Susan Spencer and English education major Anh Dinh spent four weeks at the East-West Institute on the University of Hawai’i at Manoa campus this past summer, attending a National Endowment for the Humanities Summer Institute on Buddhist East Asia: The Interplay of Religion, the Arts and Politics. The Institute included 25 university and college faculty members and graduate students from across the United States. Anh was the only undergraduate in attendance. The Institute provided several cultural opportunities, including a performance by Balinese dancers based on the ancient Hindu epic, Ramayana, and a trip to the Buddhist shrine in Oahu’s Valley of the Temples. In this photo to the right, Anh poses with the dancers who performed the roles of the hero Rama and his sacred bird, Garuda.