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Stanford Center at Peking University


May 2014

Dear Friends of SCPKU,

Welcome to SCPKU News, a periodic update on programs, upcoming events, and recent activities at the
Stanford Center at Peking University.  We look forward to seeing you soon at the Center and appreciate your support! . 

Jean Oi
Lee Shau Kee Director

First Lady Michelle Obama Visits SCPKU

The First Lady of the United States, Michelle Obama, spoke at SCPKU on March 22 and said study abroad allows students to realize that countries all have a stake in each other's success. Following her remarks, she held a conversation with students on the Stanford campus via SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom. Read more.  Watch more on YouTube.

New Immersive Classrooms Connect Stanford Globally

In collaboration with Stanford's Graduate School of Business, an SCPKU Anchor Program, the Center unveiled two new immersive classrooms earlier this year which enrich the overall student experience and increase Stanford's online and distance education program's impact. SCPKU's Executive Director, Andy Andreasen, shares more about the development of these classrooms with Stanford's Office of International Affairs. Read more.
Challenges in the Process of Urbanization: China in Comparative Perspective

When: Sunday, May 25, 2014, 8:30-4 pm
Where:  SCPKU
Event details
RSVP required
Mobile Health in Ophthalmology: A View From Silicon Valley

Robert Chang, SCPKU Faculty Fellow and Assistant Professor of Ophthalmology, Stanford University Medical Center
When: Thursday, May 29, 2014, 3:30-4:45 pm
Where:  SCPKU
Event details
RSVP required
New SCPKU Faculty Fellows and Graduate Seminars This Summer

The Center will host three new SCPKU faculty fellows and two graduate seminars before the end of the summer.  

Our newest faculty fellows:
  • Randall Stafford - Professor of Medicine, Stanford Prevention Research Center (July/August)
  • Robert Chang - Assistant Professor, Ophthalmology (May/June)
  • Matthew Sommer - Assistant Professor, History (September)
Graduate seminars:

"Creating Music With Laptop Orchestra"
June 14-July 5
Instructor: Ge Wang - Stanford Professor, Center for Computer Research in Music and Acoustics
Seminar overview

"Conducting Fieldwork Research in China"
June 21-July 12
Instructor: Xueguang Zhou - Stanford Professor in Sociology and Senior Fellow, Freeman Spogli Institute for International Studies  
Seminar overview

Approaching Deadlines

July 2014 Deadline for SCPKU Program Proposals and Applications

The next round of applications for SCPKU faculty and pre-doctoral fellowships and proposals for graduate seminars is Tuesday, July 15, 2014.

Stanford PACS Hosts August Workshop

China-US Strategic Philanthropy Partnership (CUSP) will hold its fourth annual workshop at SCPKU August 28-29, 2014.  The event will be hosted by the Stanford Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS), an SCPKU Anchor Program, which develops and shares knowledge to improve philanthropy, strengthen civil society and effect social change.  Participation will be by invitation only. 

Recent SCPKU Events:

May 7 Lecture, "Electron Superhighway:  A Quantum Leap for Computing"
Shoucheng Zhang, SCPKU Distinguished Fellow, JG Jackson and CJ Wood Professor of Physics, Stanford University
Event flyer

April 21 Hepatitis B Conference
Stanford's Asian Liver Center (ALC) hosted a conference on the elimination of mother-to-child transmission of hepatitis B through timely immunization at birth and education of healthcare providers for hospital, CDC and health officials from China Gansu and Qinghai provinces. The event's main focus was to discuss the progress of an ongoing Jade Ribbon campaign to train healthcare providers using an online training course and educate women who are pregnant or of child bearing age with both print and multimedia educational materials developed by the ALC. An SCPKU Anchor Program, the ALC addresses the disproportionately high rates of chronic hepatitis B infection and liver cancer caused by hepatitis B in Asians and Asian Americans. China happens to have the greatest burden with 100 million people living with chronic hepatitis B resulting in half a million deaths each year from liver cancer and liver disease.
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