February 23, 2007


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LEWISBURG, Pa. — Cathy Bao-Bean will give the lecture, "The Chopsticks-Fork Principle," Thursday, March 1, at 7 p.m. in the Cultural Center Lounge (Vedder Hall 127) at Bucknell University.

The lecture, which is free to the public, is sponsored by Multicultural Student Services, International Student Services, and the Women’s Resource Center.

Bao-Bean is the author of The Chopsticks-Fork Principle: A Memoir and Manual. She identifies herself as "daughter, mother, friend, sister, aerobics instructor, business manager, and board member of the Claremont Graduate University School of the Arts and Humanities, the New Jersey Council for the Humanities, and the Society for Values in Higher Education." 

She says of herself, "In a previous incarnation, I was a philosophy teacher, cook, student, carpool driver as well as founding member of the Ridge and Valley Conservancy."

Bao-Bean has been learning to make the "foreign" more familiar and to bring the ordinary and the extraordinary into each other; she says, "None of it has been painless. All of it has been fun – except the cooking."

Posted Feb. 23, 2007

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