Lecture Series to Enrich Understanding of Chinese Culture
Release Date: 02-24-2010
Contact: University Communications Staff
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A series of presentations on Chinese culture has begun this semester in preparation for the June arrival of the first cohort of Chinese undergraduate students as part of a new endeavor at UVM to bolster international enrollment, the U.S.-Sino Pathway Program.
The presentations, designed to familiarize the UVM community with the background of the growing Chinese student population, will cover Chinese history, culture, education, and other topics. Presented by UVM faculty, the talks are free and open to all; no registration is required.
An upcoming lecture, "China: Diversity Issues in Ethnic Groups, Gender, Regions, Languages, Socio-Economic Status, and Social Customs," presented by Jeanne Shea, associate professor of anthropology, will take place Thursday, Feb. 25 at noon in the Davis Center's Jost Foundation Room. On Monday, March 1, Professor John Yin, from the Department of Asian Languages and Literatures, will present "China: Cultural Aspects of Chinese Daily Life" at noon in the Davis Center's Williams Family Room. On Wednesday, March 3, Professor Emeritus Juefei Wang will speak on, "China: Educating Its People toward Modernization" at noon in the Davis Center's Mildred Livak Room. See the full schedule and descriptions of the presentations, and the dates they will be repeated..
The U.S.-Sino Pathway Program is a partnership between the Consortium of North American Universities, comprising Baylor University, Northeastern University, the University of Utah and the University of Vermont, and global education service provider Kaplan China. Through this program, Chinese students will complete a one year foundational program in China, then apply for admission to one of the partnership schools. Learn more on UVM's U.S.-Sino Pathway Program website.