Peking University News Bulletin (Nov.20, 2011)

DEC . 13 2011

Peking University News Bulletin Vol. 1, No. 12 released on November 20, 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. 12)


Nov 20, 2011


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2011 PKU International Cultural Festival kicks off


The 2011 PKU International Cultural Festival (ICF) has come out since late September. The theme of this year's ICF is going to be "Creativity and Our Future".


PKU alumnus Shu Chien receives US National Medal of Science

UCSD Prof. Shu Chien, a Chinese-American biologist, received the US National Medal of Science. The list of altogether 7 winners was announced by US President Barack Obama on Sept.27, 2011.


Prof. Justin Lin Yifu is showing up

Prof. Justin Lin Yifu, senior vice president and chief economist of the World Bank, is invited to deliver a keynote speech at the eighth annual meeting of Beijing Forum, which will be held in Beijing during Nov.4 and 6.



Prof. Zhang Weiying awarded for economic theory innovation

Chao Lan-kun

PKU Professor Zhang Weiying from the Guanghua School of Management was honored the 4th China Economic Theory Innovation Award on Nov.6, 2011.



PKU and Kitakyushu join together in research

PKU School of Electronics Engineering and Computer Science (EECS) signed agreement for research cooperation with Japan’s Kitakyushu, and Kitakyushu Foundation for the Advancement of Industry, Science and Technology (FAIS) on Oct.19.


Nobel Economics Prize winner Amartya Sen joined Beijing Forum

Invited by the Beijing Forum academic board, Harvard Prof. Amartya Sen, the 1998 Nobel Economics Prize winner, agreed to be the consultant of the board, and accepted an interview during his visit to PKU on Oct.15.


BIMCR held International Conference: Perspectives in Mathematics

The Beijing International Center for Mathematical Research (BIMCR) formally moved to its new permanent location on Oct.18. Professor Wang En'ge, vice president and dean of PKU, attended the opening ceremony.


Prof. Mario Bunge donated academic works to PKU Library

Due to his reputation and academic contributions to the philosophy of science, Prof. Mario Bunge from McGill University was invited to PKU to give lectures. He attended the ceremony of donating academic works to the PKU Library.


Grand Opening of 2011 GEDC Conference at PKU

2011 Global Engineering Deans Council (GEDC) conference opened at PKU Yingjie Overseas Exchange Center on Oct.21. Over 200 engineering school deans from more than 30 countries and regions gathered to discuss educational development.





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Are bicycles becoming a luxury in China?

"Lord! It costs 22,000 Yuan!" said a lady customer, looking at a bicycle displayed in Wang Fujing Street's Oriental Plaza - Beijing's golden center for most luxury brands.


Zhu Xing: progress in investigations of Fano Resonance

In a recent collaboration with Rice University, Zhu Xing, professor from the Near-field Optics Research Group in the PKU School of Physics, made a breakthrough in the investigation of Fano Resonance.


Campus & Community

Peking University performance info (Oct. 2011)

Campus performance information.


Observational Astronomy Summer School 2011 held in PKU

Observational Astronomy Summer School 2011 was successfully held at PKU and Xinglong Observation Station of National Astronomical Observatories from Oct.3 to 18.


PKU students held chatiry sale to raise money for Zuo Yan

With the theme of "Let every piece of love reach where it should be", a charity sale was held by PKU Sunshine Volunteers Association on Oct.15 and 16 at PKU.


To cherish and to memorize, to Chef Li

The recent death of Chef Li Jianhua, a hospitable chef in Nongyuan Dining Hall, a man loved by all, has created a voluntary donation from PKU students throughout Oct.26 - 28.


PKU teachers and students actively took part in blood donation

At the beginning of the new semester, the first blood donation was held from 8:30 to 16:00 on Sept.28 and 29.


Sci & Tech

Prof. Gu Hongya's paper published on The Plant Cell online

An academic result of PKU Prof. Gu Hongya's research group, was published on The Plant Cell online on Sept.27.


PKU HSBC School of Business obtains EPAS official accreditation

The EPAS accreditation was officially conferred on the PKU HSBC School of Business for its Master of Economics Program on Sept.15, 2011.


Arts & Culture

Ten years, it all ends

On the evening of Oct.15, as invited by PKU Association for Cinema, Prof. Dai Jinhua from PKU Department of Chinese Language and Literature,, presented a wonderful lecture titled "Dai Jinhua's Dialogue with Harry Potter - Ten Years, It All Ends".


PKU Mid-autumn Festival Celebration: a Cross-Strait "Family Reunion"

PKU students from Hong Kong, Macao, Taiwan and Chinese mainland joined together to celebrate Mid-Autumn Festival on Sept.8, the important Chinese traditional festival that represents family reunion.



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