On May 14, 2013, Mr. Zheng Jie, President/CEO of China Association for International Exchange of Personnel (CAIEP) New York Ltd and Dr. Zhao Xinli, Counselor of Chinese Mission to the United Nations led a four person group to visit Hofstra University. They had a meeting with Vice President Jessica Eads, Professor Bernard J. Firestone, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, Professor Robert Brinkmann, Director of Sustainability Studies and Dr. Ying Qiu, Director of the Asia Center to explore the opportunities to build a long-term partnership between Hofstra University and the 21st Century Center affiliated to the Chinese Ministry of Science and Technology, and Tsinghua University in the area of the research into sustainable studies. They also had a discussion with the three Chinese visiting scholars at Hofstra University who were sponsored by China Association for International Exchange of Personnel.
Tuesday, May 28, 2013
Monday, May 13, 2013
On May 10, 2013, three Chinese visiting scholars, Mr. Chuanxian Chen and Ms. Jinfeng Ma from Hainan University, and Ms. Juan Sha from Hainan Provincial People’s Government, were invited for a picnic hosted by Professor Robert Brinkmann, Director of Sustainability Studies, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability, and Director of Sustainability Research, National Center for Suburban Studies. This event took place in Eisenhower Park, with approximately 20 faculty and students from this Department attending the event.
Tuesday, May 7, 2013
In the afternoon of May 6, 2013, three visiting scholars namely Mr. Chuanxian Chen and Ms. Jinfeng Ma from Hainan University of China and Ms. Juan Shan from the Hainan Provincial Government of China, gave an impressive presentation on sustainability at Hofstra University. The three scholars briefed the audience about the sustainability studies in the USA, , as well as a general picture of Hainan province in the People’s Republic of China. Referring to what happened in Florida in terms of its sustainability practices, and in response to the challenges currently facing Hainan’s sustainable development, the three Chinese scholars proposed innovative policy recommendations
Monday, May 6, 2013
On April 11, 2013, a China Cultural Training was held at Hofstra Cultural Theater. During the training, Ms. Jenn Christ, Director of the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office, discussed the key features of the Chinese students at Hofstra. As of Spring 2013, there are over 500 Chinese students on campus, which accounts for around 64% of our international students from 78 countries. Dr. Ying Qiu, Director of the Asia Center introduced the general trends of education in the USA, particularly international recruitment in regard to Chinese students, as well as the key cultural components to understanding the values, beliefs, and behaviors of the Chinese, as well as the unique needs of our Chinese student population on campus. Around 30 administrators, staff, faculty and students attended this event. The Training was sponsored by Asia Center, the Multicultural & International Student Programs Office and LuShan Society.
Dr. Irene Plonczak and Dr. Susan G. Zwirn from the School of Education at Hofstra University were invited by Xi’an International Studies University (XISU), China to be visiting professors between March and May 2013. During their stay in XISU, Dr. Plonczak and Dr. Zwirn gave a series of workshops to the Chinese students and faculty at the School of English Education and the School of Arts.
For details, please visit http://blog.sina.com.cn/s/blog_9ee1d2230101crm4.html
A reception was held on February 15, 2013 to welcome three visiting scholars from Hainan, China. They are Chen Chuanxian (Allen), Associate Professor and Ma Jinfeng (Fiona), Associate Professor at Hainan University and Sha Juan (Sasha) at Hainan Provincial Government, China. They are invited by Professor Robert Brinkmann to work on a joint research project entitled “Building a More Sustainable Hainan with a Particular Reference to the Cases in the USA”
For details, please visit http://blog.sina.com.cn/u/2665599523
In July 2012, Professor Grant Saff, Chair of Department of Global Studies and Geography, Professor Robert Brinkmann, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability and Director of Sustainability Research, National Center for Suburban Studies, and Dr. Qiu Ying, Director of Asia Center, were invited by the National Institute of South China Sea Studies (NISCSS) to visit Hainan, China to carry out a collaborative research for three weeks. During their stay at Hainan, they conducted a joint research project entitled “A Comparative Study of Tourism Development Models: Hainan, China and Florida, USA ”, with NISCSS. Three seminars were held during their stay at the institute, including an open talk entitled “Planning a Sustainable Urban and Suburban Future for Hainan: Case studies from the United States”, which attracted more than one hundred audience members including the policy-makers and urban-planners from the governments at the provincial, city and county levels as well as the academia from the universities in Hainan.
For details, please visit http://www.nanhai.org.cn/en/ace_detail.asp?lm=aca&newsid=2874
June 29, 2012, Professor Grant Saff, Chair of Department of Global Studies and Geography, Professor Robert Brinkmann, Department of Geology, Environment, and Sustainability and Director of Sustainability Research, National Center for Suburban Studies, and Dr. Qiu Ying, Director of Asia Center, were invited to Qiongzhou University, China. They held a series of meetings with President Wu Yaoting, Vice President Chen Limin, Vice President Guo Jianchun, Professor Wei Jing, Director of International Cooperation and Exchanges Office, Professor Jin Hailong, Dean for the School of Tourism Management, Professor Lin Zhixian, Dean for the School of Life Science and Technology, Xu Shengyun, Dean for the School of Engineering to explore the feasibility of building a continuing education program (3+1) in Sustainable Studies.