AUBURN – Seventy-nine Auburn University students and 16 faculty and staff will spend 10 days in China on a musical performance tour taking them to Beijing, Shanghai and Hangzhou.
The tour begins Sunday, March 11, in Beijing at the China National PLA Army Band Hall. The Symphonic Band will give seven performances throughout China, while also visiting such sites as Tiananmen Square, the Great Wall and the Forbidden City. They were invited by the United States-China Cultural and Educational Foundation to the People’s Republic of China for the musical tour to promote cultural and educational exchange between the two countries.
AUBURN – The Chinese Ambassador to the United States, Wenzhong Zhou, will visit Auburn University Oct. 20-21 at the invitation of Auburn President Jay Gogue to promote international education partnerships.
Ambassador Zhou will give a public presentation, “China’s Development and China-U.S. Relations,” at 2:30 p.m. Oct. 21 in the Auburn University Student Center. His visit also will include campus tours as well as gatherings hosted by President and Mrs. Gogue, the Chinese Professional Association and the Chinese Student Organization.
Governor Bob Riley will host the ambassador at 11:30 a.m. Oct. 21 in Montgomery.
Auburn University assistant professor Yifen Wang prepares to analyze slides of food samples in his biosystems engineering laboratory. Wang has served on the Beijing Olympic Food Safety Expert Committee since 2005.
– With more than 10, 000 athletes and 22, 000-plus international journalists in Beijing, China, for the 2008 Summer Olympic Games, an Auburn University biosystems engineering assistant professor has played a pivotal role in helping ensure that the foods they are served are safe.
Auburn’s Yifen Wang is one of 15 food safety authorities on the Beijing Olympic Food Safety Expert Committee. This international group has been working since 2005 in establishing safety standards and setting up systems for food testing and monitoring, including a mobile laboratory.
AUBURN – The government of China has recognized Auburn University’s Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures as housing the premier program of its type in the world.
Out of that recognition has emerged a partnership between AU and the university housing China’s most prestigious fisheries programs.
The recognition is part of a Chinese initiative to establish educational partnerships with institutions worldwide that carry the distinction of premier universities in select fields, which China has deemed of major importance to the country’s economic and cultural development.