When classes conclude this spring, two Penn State mechanical engineering students will join the growing ranks of those that have helped export cutting-edge engineering communication from University Park to China.
It’s the year of the rooster, and Penn State York is celebrating Chinese New Year from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. on Jan. 31 with a variety of activities, food and more. The festivities, which will take place in the Conference Center of the Main Classroom Building, are free and open to the public.
Penn State, internationally known for its cutting-edge research technologies and collaborative research efforts, is teaming up with Tsinghua University to sponsor the second annual Sino-U.S. Conference on Quality, Analytics and Innovations this summer.
China’s “new Silk Road” — an ambitious initiative to increase China’s presence on the world stage through greater economic ties to Europe, the Persian Gulf, and Africa — will exert a profound influence on international affairs and American foreign policy in the coming years, argues Penn State School of International Affairs professor Flynt Leverett in a new publication.
Although the number of Penn State Law graduates in China has been growing, Chenyang Xie felt sometimes it could be a challenge to stay connected to fellow members of his Penn State family. That changed in November with the first Penn State Law Alumni Reunion in Qingdao, which brought nearly 30 graduates together from all over China to celebrate Penn State's renowned worldwide alumni network.
Getting a summer internship is a great way to gain real-world work experience. Securing an internship with the largest petroleum company in China would be even better. And that is what Penn State students got the chance to do this summer through Penn State’s Energy Business and Finance (EBF) program.
Joseph M. DeThomas, Penn State School of international Affairs professor, retired U.S. ambassador, and nonproliferation expert, was interviewed by several media outlets regarding North Korea’s claim of detonating a hydrogen bomb on Jan. 6. DeThomas’ comments focused on the truth of the claim, how the U.S. might react, and how repercussions might affect North Korea-China relations.
Penn State York’s cultural series continues Oct. 14, when the Wong People Chinese Lion Dance and Martial Arts group takes to the stage at Penn State York’s Pullo Family Performing Arts Center. This performance is free and open to the public; no tickets needed. The cultural series is sponsored by the Penn State York Office of Student Affairs.
The Henry Luce Foundation recently awarded a three-year grant of $395,000 to Penn State to partner with Nanjing University on the Globally Engaged Humanities Project. Among the planned activities are academic courses embedded with short-term study abroad at either university; learning exchanges of undergraduate students; graduate student and faculty teaching and research collaborations; international conferences; and translation of Chinese academic work.
Classical dance, Tibetan dance, the fan dance, and more will be a part of the performance by the Pennsylvania Chinese Dance Company (PCDC) when they take to the stage at the Pullo Family Performing Arts Center at Penn State York at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 4. This free performance is the kick-off event for the campus’ Teaching International (TI) program for 2015-16. Tickets are not needed for this event and it is open to the public.
Doctoral student presents her research on how rural China has changed following the growth of tourism in the region over the past 15 years. Lan Xue, doctoral student in the Department of Recreation, Park, and Tourism Management, will present “Tourism development and changing identity in rural China,” at 10 a.m. April 23, in Foster Auditorium, 102 Paterno Library on the University Park campus of Penn State. This indigenous knowledge seminar is free and open to the public and can be viewed online.
China is sometimes called "The Red Dragon," but another, less common nickname for the world's third largest country is "The Kingdom of Bicycles." For some economists, the bicycle -- a vehicle that must keep moving to remain stable and maintain forward momentum -- is an apt metaphor for China's economy. For over three decades, China has had the world's fastest growing major economy. But some believe that the speed and size of its recent expansion mean the country is steering headlong into a crisis.