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President Clinton Names Hsin-Ming Fung to the National Council on the Arts 1/3/01

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                              THE WHITE HOUSE

                       Office of the Press Secretary

For Immediate Release                                      January 3, 2001


     President Clinton today announced the recess appointment of Hsin-Ming
Fung as a member of the National Council on the Arts.

     Ms. Hsin-Ming Fung, of Los Angeles, California, is a co-founder and
Director of Design for Hodgetts & Fung Design Associates. Ms. Fung also is
a Professor of Environmental Design at the California State Polytechnic
University in Pomona, California and holds the Eero Saarien visiting Chair
at Yale University?s Graduate School of Art and Architecture.  In 1991, she
was the recipient of the National Endowment for the Arts Rome Prize Advance
Fellowship.  Ms. Fung and partner Craig Hodgetts were awarded the 1994
Architecture Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters, and most
recently the 1996 Chrysler Award for Innovation in Design.  Ms. Fung
directed the development of several award-winning projects, including the
Towell Library at UCLA and the recently completed Egyptian Theater for the
American Cinematheque.

     Ms. Fung received a B.A. in Behavioral Sciences from California State
University and a Masters of Architecture from the University of California
at Los Angeles.

     The National Council on the Arts advises the Chairperson of the
National Endowment for the Arts on policies, programs, and procedures for
carrying out the agency?s functions, duties, and responsibilities.  Council
members are chosen for their widely recognized knowledge of the arts or
their expertise or profound interest in the arts.


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