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Annual “Confucius Institute Day” Events Completed

The fourth annual “Confucius Institute (CI) Day” celebration was held on September 28 during 10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m. at the USF Patel Center for Global Solutions. Participants included about 200 middle-high school students and teachers from the Middleton High School and Village of Excellence Academy. Continue reading

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Mr. and Mrs. Griffith Donate 10 Chinese Artifacts to the Confucius Institute

George (Bern) Griffith is a world traveler particularly to the Greater China region. He traveled to Hong Kong and Macao in the late 1950s, and then made numerous trips to China. Over the years, he accumulated a large collection of Chinese artifacts, some dating back to hundreds of years. Recently, he decided to donate ten items to USF to be displayed for the students and faculty as well as the larger community. Continue reading

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Fifth Annual Summer Camp for Florida High School Students to China

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) continues its support in organizing the fifth annual Florida high school students for study trips to China. With support from the Hanban and Qingdao University, the CI sponsored 17 high school students for a total immersion experience in Chinese language and culture from June 19 to July 3. Continue reading

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Another Workshop on Chinese Art and Culture for K-12 School Teachers

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) is proud to continue its fifth annual partnership with the UF Harn Museum of Art in offering another workshop on Chinese art and culture for K-12 teachers in Florida. Twenty three teachers attended the two-day workshop on June 20-21 at the Harn Museum of Art. Continue reading

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Three More Classes by CI Staff to Enhance Partnership with OLLI

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) has provided classes related to Chinese culture, history and language for USF employees and community members since 2011 (a list of courses available at http://global.usf.edu/confucius/courses.php). The courses usually last 4-6 weeks with 8-12 sessions, and most of them are provided for the senior citizens in partnership with the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI). Continue reading

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Confucius Institute Lectures by Dr. Smagula, Dr. Tian and More in the Spring

Our USF Confucius Institute (CI) sponsors typically host at least three CI lectures each semester. This spring, however, we did much more by hosting and co-sponsoring six lectures with several prominent invited speakers. Continue reading

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