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Confucius Institute at Pace University and China’s Nanjing Normal University to Host Chinese Culture Day on Tuesday, October 8 with a Job and Study Abroad Fair, Academic Symposium, and a Performance of Music and Dance
NEW YORK, NY, October 1, 2013 – As a significant part of a weeklong visit by a large delegation from China’s Nanjing Normal University to a number of schools of higher education along the East Coast, the Confucius Institute at Pace University and Nanjing Normal, its partner institution in China, will host a Chinese Cultural Day on Tuesday, October 8, 2013 from 11 AM – 6 PM, on the downtown New York City campus at 1 Pace Plaza in the Student Union (B-Level, 3 Spruce Street, New York).
The event will feature a Job and Study Abroad Fair, an Academic Symposium featuring faculty from Nanjing Normal University and Pace University, and a Music and Dance performance spotlighting students from Nanjing Normal. In addition to representatives from Pace and Nanjing Normal, also expected to attend are Education Counselor Cen Jianjun and Consul Chang Quansheng from the Consulate General of the People’s Republic of China in New York.
After a high-level meeting in the morning between leaders from Pace and Nanjing Normal (including from Nanjing – Vice President Miu Jiandong and Director of the Foreign Affairs Division, Gao Liping, and from Pace – Provost Uday Sukhatme and Dean of Dyson College of Arts and Sciences, Nira Herrmann), the event will commence with the Job and Study Abroad Fair. The fair will last from 11 AM – 3 PM and will focus on employment, research, and study abroad opportunities at Nanjing Normal University. Concurrently, starting at 2 PM, Pace faculty with expertise on China and faculty from Nanjing Normal University will engage in a multi-cultural dialogue touching on topics such as Literature, Economics and History. Wrapping up the day’s events, from 4:30-6 PM, will be the student performance, which will include such gems as Uyghur folk music, Tajik folk dances, traditional Chinese instrumental music, and Western classical music.
The event is free and open to the public but anyone who wishes to attend is encouraged to 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.
About the Confucius Institute at Pace University
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 Nanjing Normal University and 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
Since 1906, 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 Lower Manhattan and Westchester County, N.Y., 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.
About Nanjing Normal University (NNU)
With more than 110 years of history, the renowned NNU, the Pace CI’s educational partner in China, is ranked in the top tier of institutions of higher learning in China, according to the Ministry of Education of the People’s Republic of China. Enrolling over 20,000 students, NNU is renowned for its study abroad programs, scientific and educational research, and beautiful campus. NNU is also one of the few bases in China for teaching Chinese as a foreign language, a field which the university has had a long and in-depth involvement with.
Media contact: Bill Caldwell, Pace, 212-346-1597, email@example.com
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