Minister Counselor of Education of Chinese Embassy Visits the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences

On April 30, a Chinese delegation led by Ms. Xinyu Yang, Minister Counselor of Education of the Embassy of the People’s Republic of China, visited the Brookstown Campus of the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences and met with Dr. Bradley Jones, Dean of the Graduate School, Dr. Sandra Dickson, Associate Dean for Academic Affairs, Dr. Chaowei Zhu, Assistant Dean for Global Initiatives, as well as a number of graduate program directors.  The main purpose of Ms. Yang’s visit was to explore potential opportunities for cooperation between the Graduate School of Arts & Sciences (Reynolda Campus) and Chinese academic institutions.

The Chinese delegation also visited the Interpreting and Translation Studies Graduate Program (ITS) and spoke with Dr. Olgierda Furmanek, the ITS director, who gave them a tour of ITS’s state-of-the-art simultaneous interpreting lab.

After visiting the Brookstown Campus, Ms. Yang and her colleagues went to the Reynolda campus and met with Wake Forest University President Dr. Nathan Hatch, Provost Dr. Rogan Kersh and Vice Provost Dr. Kline Harrison, respectively.  Dr. Furmanek also attended the meeting between Mr. Yang and Dr. Hatch.

Ms. Xinyu Yang is the first Minister Counselor of Education of the Chinese Embassy to visit Wake Forest University.

Other members of the Chinese delegation included Mr. Wu Chen, First Secretary of Education, and Ms. Cancan Yang, Second Secretary of Education.

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