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Day 6 | So Long Beijing

Today was our last full day in the City of Beijing. We began the morning with two lectures; the first session focusing on the Chinese Educational System was taught by Dr. Li Yongcheng, associate professor of International Relations in the School of International Relations and Diplomacy at Beijing Foreign Studies University. For this session, we learned about the differences and …

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Morgan Woos Top Scientist As New Science Dean

Morgan State University President David Wilson announced today the appointment of Hongtao Yu as dean of the School of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (SCMNS). He comes to Morgan from Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi. “I am pleased to welcome Dr. Yu to the administrative team at Morgan,” said President Wilson. “This is a critical time for minorities in …

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Day 5 | Learning the Language

The next morning, the tune we sang went from Annie’s, “The Sun will Come Out Tomorrow” to “You brought the Sunshine,” by the Clark Sisters. Finally, the rain had stopped and the sun was peeking through the cloudy sky. Before heading into the classroom we posed outside for several pictures on the campus. It was our first time being outdoors without …

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Day 4 | The ChaoYang Theater

After our first “full night’s” rest since arriving, the next morning we opened the window shades in our rooms hoping to see the sun shining bright, but instead, we were greeted by the same rain from the day before. Watching the new reports we learned that this was a historic amount of rainfall in the history of the city of …

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Day 3 | Exploring the Forbidden City

Today, we woke up to a foggy morning and a sky full of rain clouds. At our morning lecture on Chinese Philosophy, Associate Professor Shen Yiwen of the School of English for Specific Purpose at Beijing Foreign Studies University shared with us that having rain in the summer in Beijing is considered “Good Luck.” With that in mind, we looked …

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Day 2 | Welcome to Beijing!

  The next morning, we, along with our cohorts from Bowie State and Philander Smith College, started the day off with an early “East meets West” breakfast. We departed the Aloft Hotel and headed to our host site at the Beijing Foreign Studies University. Our day there began with an opening ceremony and a presentation by Ambassador Yonglong Chen. We …

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Day 1 | The First Roll Call

On the morning that we prepared to leave for China, the scenery couldn’t have been any better. It was a stunningly beautiful Saturday morning and the City of Baltimore was in full swing. It was a great day for our group of eight Morgan students to depart and meet the rest of the HBCU-China Exchange participants in Washington, D.C. Prior to departing, …

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Morgan’s SA+P Students Create “Space Place” Exhibit for Artscape 2016

Morgan State University has once again been invited to participate in Baltimore City’s Artscape – America’s largest free arts festival. For Artscape 2016, Morgan’s School of Architecture and Planning (SA+P) installed a design-build anchor project tying into the festival’s 2016 theme of “Space: Explore What’s Out There.” SA+P instructor Brian Stansbury and his student collaborators created the Space Place exhibit as …

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MSU Safety Administrator Earns FEMA Certification

Morgan State University’s Executive Director of Campus & Public Safety, Adrian Wiggins, recently successfully completed the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) National Emergency Management Academy held at the Emergency Management Institute in Emmitsburg, MD. With completion of the academy curriculum, Wiggins brings to the Morgan campus a strategic level of training and education that bolsters the University’s emergency management programs. …

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