June 2016

Chinese philanthropists celebrate 20th anniversary

"The Friends of Beida," a philanthropic group established in 1996 by Hong Kong entrepreneurs to support the development of Peking University, visited SCPKU on April 16 as part of their 20th anniversary celebration.  A number of past and current Mingde Scholars joined the celebration which truly used SCPKU as a bridge across the Pacific.  Read more.

Human Cities Initiative convenes practitioners

The Stanford Human Cities Initiative convened practitioners, researchers, and students in Beijing May 27-29 to explore alternative pathways for an urban vision in China. Events on the last day were held at SCPKU. Drawing from the theme, Design, Build and Live in the Human City, the initiative invited key experts to share development models that advance human-centered urbanism at various scales. By learning from practitioners’ and developers’ firsthand experiences, participants had the opportunity to meet new colleagues and collaborators, gain insights into the opportunities and challenges of urban development in China, and explore a framework to advance the human city in the local context.  Read more.

Asian Liver Center holds inaugural health summit

Stanford's Asian Liver Center and the Global Business Group on Health jointly hosted the inaugural JoinJade for China Summit and Awards Ceremony at SCPKU on April 22. 29 major employers committed to a hepatitis B discrimination-free workplace were honored at the event. Read more.

GSB Salon leverages Highly Immersive Classroom

Stanford's Graduate School of Business used SCPKU's Highly Immersive Classroom (HIC) in March to hold a GSB Salon - "Founder Dynamic" - featuring GSB Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior Lindred Greer.  Using the HIC's state-of-the-art telepresence technology, Professor Greer gave a lecture on Team Dynamic and facilitated a simulation from the Stanford campus with both Stanford and SCPKU participants. 

GSB hosts Ignite Information Session

The Graduate School of Business held an information session at SCPKU in April for its Stanford Ignite-Beijing Program.  Focused on innovation and entrepreneurship, the program will be held at the center for the third time this fall. Joseph Piotroski, Stanford Associate Professor of Accounting and faculty director of the Beijing-based program, introduced the program to prospective applicants and moderated a panel discussion with four past participants who shared their insights and experiences. Over 100 people attended the session.  Read more.

Stanford PACS holds annual conference

Stanford's Center on Philanthropy and Civil Society (PACS) co-hosted its annual conference series at SCPKU March 16-18.  The key goal of the conference was to leverage philanthropic investments for social good.  The events were in partnership with Leping Foundation, Yintai Foundation, and the Peking University Guanghua-Yintai Research Center for Philanthropy and Social Impact.  Read more.


July 2016 Deadline for SCPKU Program Proposals and Applications

The deadline for the next round of applications for team-based faculty, faculty and pre-doctoral fellowships and graduate seminar faculty proposals is Friday, July 15, 2016.

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