the Vietnam Culture Night held by West Virginia University in
Morgantown of the US on Oct. 12, Neal A. Newfield, Associate Professor
at the Division of Social Work, said that the programme was held to help
introduce the West Virginia University community and the Morgantown
community at large to the diversity of Vietnam culture and to celebrate
the developing friendship between the United States and Vietnam.
the view with the US Associate Professor, Nguyen Vu Tung, Deputy Chief
of Mission for the Vietnamese Embassy, said that the relationship
between Vietnam and the US has been improving in a way that nobody could
imagine just a few years ago. The Deputy Chief of Mission spoke of and
answered a number of questions relating to, the country, the people and
the culture of Vietnam.
Susan Newfield, PhD of West Virginia
University, described the Vietnam Culture Night as a successful event as
participants were informed more of Vietnam. She said such an event
should be held more frequently so that Americans could have better
understanding of Vietnam and through such cultural events, people of the
two countries could come closer.
Ketlin Sussman, in Vietnam's
"Ao Dai", said she felt herself more beautiful and happy when wearing
Vietnam's traditional costumes and that her friends and she herself
wished to have more occasions to put on the very impressive "Ao Dai"
Ketlin, an Amercian social work master student,
added: "I love Ao Dai right from the first days I was in Vietnam in
2005. I better love Ao Dai as I have more loved ones being Vietnamese".
Susan and Ketlin are among many students and lecturers of West Virginia
University who visited Hanoi, Da Nang, Quang Nam and An Giang many
times in recent years for researches, lectures and study on social work
under cooperation programmes signed between West Virginia University and