Peking University News Bulletin (May 22, 2011)

MAY . 22 2011

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Peking University News Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 9 released on May 22, 2011. Selected news, events, and updates from PKU (Beida), China's top higher education institution.



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Peking University News Bulletin


(Vol. 1, No. 9)


May 22, 2011


Archives of the Bulletin


Top Stories

PKUers to Taiwan: A trip for academic, cultural exchange

PKU delegation's visit to Taiwan promoted both cross-strait cultural communication and academic partnership with Taiwan's education institutions.

>> President Zhou's address on "PKU Day" at NTU


Stories behind the Universiade's torch relay launch ceremony

The 26th Summer Universiade (Shenzhen) torch relay launch ceremony kicked off at PKU on May 4 upon the university's 113th anniversary.

>> World University Games torch relay kicks off


Pakistani PM: "Yazhou youyi wansui!"

"Pakistan values the contribution that PKU has made towards promoting China-Pakistan friendship," said Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani during a speech at PKU on May 19.




Yenching alumna Chao Lan-kun passes away

Chao Lan-kun


"It is reported that today I return to my Alma Mater (muxiao) - my mother's university," said Lien Chan, Chao's son and then KMT chairman during his visit to PKU in May 2005. "Correct report."





The road to Poland, Romania

On a weeklong trip to Poland and Romania from April 8 to 14, President Zhou Qifeng and his delegation promoted academic friendship and cooperation between PKU and higher education institutions in Eastern Europe.


PKU, Australia-China Council sign MOU

PKU Executive Vice President Wu Zhipan and the Australia-China Council President Mark Wainwright signed a Memorandum of Understanding, aiming to encourage and facilitate collaborations between PKU and Australian researchers.


PKU holds second annual meeting of JRI

The PKU-UCLA Joint Research Institute for Science and Engineering held its second annual meeting. Both presidents of the two eminent universities attended the opening ceremony.


Provost Wang Enge attends APRU forum in Singapore

This forum aimed at providing provosts from members of the Association of Pacific Research Universities a chance to exchange opinions on issues of mutual concern.


[Video] In China, a rediscovery of Sanskrit

Satyavrat Shastri, a renowned New Delhi-based Sanskrit scholar and poet, arrived at PKU as a visiting lecturer to meet students and teachers.





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Rao Yi: A potential Nobel Prize in Chemistry

If scientists can do researches on the living structure and dynamic structure of macromolecules and observe their structural changes in vivo in the future, then the generalized structural biology will play a more important role.


Cai Hongbin: China's economic transition and social mobility

The key to avoiding the "middle-income trap" is to maintain reasonably high social mobility instead of adjusting certain structural factors as is often discussed.



Campus & Community

Peking University performance info (May & June 2011)

Campus performance information.


Creation of double degree in Chinese language and literature in dispute

An official announcement regarding the creation of a double degree in Chinese language and literature released on May 9 has triggered debate among students on the BDWM BBS.


Senior Chinese diplomat speaks at PKUSZ

"The 21st century should be the century of mankind,” said Professor Wu Jianmin, former Chinese ambassador to France.


Alumni Family Day held at PKU

Some 100 PKU alumni returned to the Alma Mater with their children on the Alumni Family Day.


Sci & Tech

International Solar Decathlon Competition launches at PKU

The competition carries out a comprehensive assessment of energy saving measures, environmental control, and energy self-sufficiency.


S&T for the public

The event "Opening of Research Institutes and Universities to the Public" began at PKU on May 14.


PKU, THU launch joint center for life sciences

The center aims to promote the research strength and talent training for life sciences at PKU and Tsinghua University.



Arts & Culture

Book donation for Chinese studies

The donation of the "Qianxuezhai" book collection from Yale Professor Chang Sun Kang-i aims to promote Chinese studies at PKU. 


Deputy Chairman of European Choral Association conducts PKU Student Choir

Jean-Marie Puissant heaped praise on the professional quality of PKU student chorus members - who benefited from Puissant's global musical concept.




[Photo Gallery] PKU holds annual sports meeting

The annual athletic festival beginning April 23 is an important practice and a critical component of PKU's general physical education program.


[Photo Gallery] 2011 sports meet at PUHSC

Peking University Health Science Center held its 48th annual sports meeting May 14 to 16.











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