Monday, March 24, 2008

Dr. Meirong Fu to speak tonight, March 24th, on "Education in China"

This evening brings an excellent opportunity to learn from UM's distinguished visiting scholar, Dr. Meirong Fu.
The numbers are staggering. Recent statistics estimate that the number of K-12 students in China is over 223 million. Another 11 million are enrolled in undergraduate programs at universities, and 651,000 are attending graduate programs. How then, do the Chinese continue to rise to the top academically? What can we learn from the education system in China?

University of Montevallo Fulbright Professor, Dr. Meirong Fu, will lead a lecture/discussion titled "Education in China" on Monday, March 24 from 5:45 p.m.—8:00 p.m. at the Parnell Library in Montevallo.

Dr. Fu will address the topic of education in China, as well as discuss the prestigious Fulbright Scholars Program. In this lecture, you can learn why the Chinese continue to dominate many academic fields.

The event is co-sponsored by the University of Montevallo TRiO programs—Upward Bound, Student Support Services, and the McNair Scholars Program—as well as the Montevallo Branch of AAUW.

The community is invited to attend. Admission is free.

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