USF World News

2017 Chinese New Year Events Completed
February 9, 2017

The USF Chinese New Year celebration was successfully completed on January 28 in the MSC Oval Theater. More than 500 USF students/staff and community members experienced artistic performances lasting for an hour and a half. (Read More…)

Three CI Lectures Completed in the Fall Semester of 2016
December 2, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) continued the tradition of providing three or more lectures each semester. In this semester, we had a very special guest speaker from the Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU) and two professors from USF. (Read More…)

A Message to International Students
November 14, 2016

Dear International Students and Scholars,

On behalf of USF World, I would like to reiterate President Genshaft’s message shared with the USF community last Thursday. USF is a caring and inclusive community. Whether you are a domestic student from Miami or Minneapolis, or an international student from Mumbai, Moscow or Medina each of you is integral to the USF community. Our cultural diversity is our strength. (Read More…)

Confucius Institute at the University of Florida | Annual Report for 2016
October 22, 2016

The USF Confucius Institute (CI) has made significant achievements in 2016, thanks to the support from USF, its partner Qingdao University and the Hanban/CI Headquarters. Our priority areas of services are focused on supporting the USF academic programs (including providing two Chinese language instructors), assisting K-12 schools with Chinese programs (including four Confucius Classrooms), and facilitating cultural exchange or community engagement.  The CI has contributed to the USF World efforts in globalizing our campus in areas of providing CI Scholarships to USF students, bringing visiting scholars from China, offering non-credit classes, and outreach to K-12 schools and Tampa Bay communities.

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First USF Confucius Institute Chinese Culture Week Completed with Great Success
September 22, 2016

In addition to its strong support for the Chinese language programs at USF and local K-12 schools, the USF Confucius Institute has enhanced programs that promote cross-cultural understanding and US-China relations in the Tampa Bay region. The best example of this effort is the Chinese Culture Week with multiple opportunities for cultural exploration: a photo exhibition, a CI lecture, the Mid-Autumn Festival, and a concert with Chinese and Western music. Together, the events reached more than 1,500 USF students and faculty/staff, as well as community members, and received positive feedback from participants. (Read More…)

“People and Places of China” Photo Exhibition
September 4, 2016

USF World and the USF Confucius Institute are pleased to host the president of Middle Tennessee State University (MTSU), Dr. Sidney A. McPhee, for his photography exhibition “People and Places of China” hosted in the Centre Gallery at the USF Marshall Student Center from September 12 to 23, 2016. The exhibition is a selection of his photographs taken during recent travels in China. (Read More…)