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Faculty and Staff to Travel to China This Summer

April 20, 2010

By Pamela McLaren

Soon Cal State Fullerton faculty and staff members will be packing their bags and preparing to share experiences, knowledge and skills with their educational counterparts in China.

Fifteen campus members are headed to China for the June 3-12 CSUF/Fudan University seminar. This year’s program includes visits to Fudan University in Shanghai, to HangZhou and Suzhou.

Campus members will participate in seminar discussions on such issues as higher education in China, foreign policy, urban growth and population management, economic transformations and cultural arts.

This year’s participants are:

  • Rick Pullen of Yorba Linda, dean of the College of Communications, who will serve as delegation leader;
  • Kim Apel of San Clemente, manager of physical and capital planning
  • Ermira Farka of Corona, assistant professor of economics
  • Jeff Kuo of Cerritos, professor of civil and environmental engineering
  • Charles Lee of Chino Hills, associate professor of mathematics
  • Ryan Nichols of Buena Park, assistant professor of philosophy
  • Katherine S. Powers of La Habra, director of graduate studies and associate professor of music
  • Chris Renne of Chino Hills, director of the Center for Careers in Teaching and professor of elementary and bilingual education
  • Carrie Stewart of Fullerton, associate vice president of central development
  • Ying-Chaio Tsao of Rowland Heights, associate professor of communications
  • Chen Wang of Buena Park, assistant professor of visual arts
  • Shawn X. Wang of Fullerton, associate professor of computer science
  • Robert T. Watson of Fullerton, professor of music
  • Feng Xiao of Placentia, associate professor of economics
  • Lisa Xue of Placentia, director of International Programs, Asia

Cal State Fullerton has partnership agreements with more than 80 universities, colleges and government/private business institutions around the world. Such arrangements involve faculty collaborations on research and projects, faculty and student exchanges and/or degree and certificate offerings. The largest number of agreements and the oldest partnerships are with Chinese universities.

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