Burmese Studies at NIU

Updated : August 4, 2019

Photo by Saya Dr. Yan Naing Lwin

Jan 19, 1987 · Center for Burma Studies at Northern Illinois University at “DeKalb”- The Center will have its formal opening on July 29 and 30, 1987. Richard Cooler, the Director of the new Center, will send out the detailed announcement !

I have arranged the key note address by U Nu, the first Prime Minister of Burma for the opening ceremony. U Nu also gave a summer class in “Buddhism” prior to the opening ceremony.

Here is a picture that I took of the group as we toured the Lake Shore one day.

You will notice U Nu & late Professor Than Tun (Visiting Scholar in residence) & Mrs. Than Tun. Also, Burmese Lecturer Sayar U Kyaw Hlaing. Dr. Cynthia Htaik is just behind U Nu. I still have some hair on my head! The Standard Oil Building can be seen in the back ground.

(Standard Oil Building (Chicago), Illinois, is now known as the Aon Center.)

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