ST. PAUL — As part of the China 100 celebration, the University of Minnesota China Center will host a Chinese New Year reception on Friday, Jan. 31, 2014, from 3 to 5 p.m. at McNamara Alumni Center, Johnson Great Room, 200 Oak Street S. E., Minneapolis, MN 55455.
The event will feature the grand opening of the China 100 historic exhibit. Light appetizers and refreshments will be served.
Please RSVP online at http://china100.umn.edu/forms/en/reception-chinese_new_year.php.
China 100 is a yearlong celebration honoring the first students from China and the wealth of connections that have come since. This celebration will honor the past and take a look forward at the engagement between the University of Minnesota and China.
The first Chinese students, Pan Wen Huen, Pan Wen Ping, and Kwong Yih Kum, enrolled at the University in 1914. Today, the University hosts more than 2,200 students and scholars from China each year, while its American students are studying in more than 15 study abroad and exchange programs in greater numbers each year.
With more than 80 memorandum of agreements signed with some 30 Chinese universities as strategic partners, the University’s world-renowned faculty works with Chinese researchers to address some of the world’s most pressing problems.
As one of the first universities to resume academic exchanges with China in 1979, the University of Minnesota hopes to continue its strong commitment to developing more exchange and partnership opportunities with China in the next 100 years.