FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Mr. Ansel Lurio
Confucius Institute at Pace University
Confucius Institute at Pace University to Celebrate 3rd Year Anniversary:
Featuring Chinese Opera, Fortune-Telling, Calligraphy, and Student Performances
With a Panel Discussion on Parenting in Asia and the United States as part of Pace University’s 20th Annual Psychology Conference
NEW YORK, NY, April 26, 2012 — The Confucius Institute at Pace University will hold an event celebrating three years of successful programming and classes on Saturday May 5, from 2 – 5 PM, in the Pace Student Union, B-Level, 1 Pace Plaza. The event will feature a panel discussion on parenting, performances by student groups and the New York Chinese Opera Society (NYCOS), calligraphy demonstrations, fortune-telling, and a raffle.
From 2-2:30 PM, the Institute will have an opening reception with demonstrations of the ancient art of calligraphy, fortune-telling, and food and drink. Following this will be a panel discussion, “Parenting: West and East” in conjunction with Pace University’s 20th Annual Psychology Conference. On the panel will be Dr. Barbara Mowder from Pace’s Department of Psychology, Dr. Alan Roland, Faculty of the National Psychological Association for Psychoanalysis, and Dr. Xiao-Lei Wang from Pace’s School of Education. Dr. Weihua Niu, of Pace’s Department of Psychology and Director of the Confucius Institute at Pace University, will moderate. The panelists, in response to the popular but controversial book by Amy Chua: “Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother,” will explore the differences in childrearing beliefs and practices among American, Chinese, Japanese and Indian cultures; examining issues such as hyper-parenting, the balance between discipline and love, and the role of parent education in raising well-rounded children in a multicultural world.
From 4-5 PM the Institute will celebrate its 3rd Year anniversary with performances, refreshments, cake-cutting and a showcase of its programming and classes. In addition, Olivia Drouhaut, a Confucius Institute Scholarship Recipient, will speak on her experiences studying at Xiamen University this winter.
The event is open to the public. RSVP to either firstname.lastname@example.org or 212-346-1880. Details about the Confucius Institute at Pace University can be found at www.pace.edu/confucius. More information on the Pace Psychology Conference is available at http://pacepsychologyconference.net/.
About the Confucius Institute at Pace University
Strategically located at the financial, civic, and cultural center of Manhattan, The Confucius Institute at Pace University is the first university-based institute of its kind in New York City. Founded in partnership with China’s Phoenix Publishing and Media Group, Pace’s Confucius Institute integrates pedagogical, scholarly, and professional expertise to promote the learning of Chinese language and culture and to facilitate cross-cultural understanding between people in the United States and China.
For 106 years Pace has educated thinking professionals by providing high quality education for the professions on a firm base of liberal learning amid the advantages of the New York metropolitan area. A private university, Pace has campuses in New York City and Westchester County, New York, enrolling nearly 13,000 students in bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral programs in its Lubin School of Business, Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, College of Health Professions, School of Education, School of Law, and Seidenberg School of Computer Science and Information Systems. www.pace.edu
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