STONY BROOK, NY, April 1, 2011 – Stony Brook University President Samuel L. Stanley, Jr., M.D., and his wife, Ellen Li, M.D., Ph.D., will travel to China April 16 through April 23, 2011 with a Stony Brook University delegation to explore the possibility of new and expanded cooperating relationships with Chinese academic institutions and reconnect with Stony Brook Alumni living and working in China.
The Stony Brook University and China relationship was initiated shortly after the arrival of Nobel Laureate C.N. Yang in 1965 and solidified when Stony Brook benefactor and co-founder of Computer Associates International, Charles B. Wang, the Chinese Academy of Sciences and Stony Brook’s College of Engineering and Applied Sciences, joined forces to bring 100 of China’s best and brightest in information technology to the U.S. for the Advanced Information Management Program.
The Stony Brook delegation will visit four of China's premier universities. In Beijing, the President will renew Stony Brook University’s active and long standing student exchange agreements with Peking University and Tsinghua University. The president, with his delegation, will also enter into talks regarding new cooperative academic programs with selected University-based Academic Medical Centers.
While in Beijing, the Stony Brook University delegation will also meet Hu Zhiping, Deputy General of Hanban, the executive body of the Chinese Language Council International, and sponsor of the Worldwide Confucius Institutes of which Stony Brook is a member.
After meeting with the President Wu Handong of Zhongnan University of Economics and Law (ZUEL) SBU’s Confucius Institute partner in Wuhan, China, the SBU delegation will continue on to Nanjing University to discuss expansion of Stony Brook University’s Exchange and Dual Degree programs. Established in 2007, the Dual Degree program involves two years of study at NJU and two years of study at SBU.
During the visit to China, Dr. Stanley and Dr. Li will host alumni receptions in Shanghai and Beijing;
Beijing: The Ritz-Carleton Hotel, Saturday, April 16, 8:00 PM to 10:00 PM
Shanghai: Hyatt on the Bund, Friday, April 22, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Any alumni, parents and friends interested in attending either event should register at www.stonybrook.edu/chinaalumni . There is no fee for attendance.