Events: Webster Celebrates Chinese New Year

| January 20, 2012

Vogel visits Webster Jan. 24-25

The Chinese New Year begins Jan. 23, 2012 — the Year of the Dragon by the traditional Chinese calendar — and Webster University will have several events during the week coinciding with this annual Chinese holiday.

Jan. 26: Noon Cultural Event

Webster’s Center for International Education will hold a celebration from noon – 2 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Sunnen Lounge in the University Center on the home campus in Webster Groves, Mo. The event includes Chinese food, lectures, entertainment, calligraphy, caricatures and games. All are welcome to this free event.

Contact Kate Brooks (314-246-7705) in the Center for International Education for more information.

Jan. 24: International Studies Symposium 

Harvard University professor Ezra F. Vogel will visit campus for two events. The author of Deng Xiaoping and the Transformation of China will lead the International Studies Symposium Tuesday, Jan. 24, from noon – 1 p.m. in the Emerson Library Conference Room.

Vogel is Henry Ford II professor emeritus of the Social Sciences at Harvard University and former director of Harvard’s Fairbank Center for East Asian Research and the Asia Center.

Jan. 25: Vogel on Deng Xiaoping

Vogel will also discuss China’s recent history, reform leader Xiaoping and the future of the region’s economy in a 7 p.m. presentation at the University Center Sunnen Lounge [note new location] Wednesday, Jan. 25. The presentation is free, with a free reception at 5:30 p.m. RSVP for the reception to gie@webster.edu. Presented by Global Internship Experience at Webster University. Contact Stephanie Kessler (314-246-5979) for more information.

Media Note: Professor Vogel, Global Internship Experience director Jennifer White, and Center for International Education director Debbie Pierce will be interviewed on St. Louis Public Radio 90.7 from 11 – 11:30 a.m. on St. Louis On the Air on Jan. 25, 2012. Tune in live: http://www.kwmu.org/listen.php.

Webster China

Webster, home to Missouri’s first Confucius Institute, offers programs in China at campuses in Shanghai, Chengdu and Shenzhen.

Click here for the story of three Americans who earned their MBA degrees through Webster in China.

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