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The event includes a variety of activities for all ages to increase cultural exposure and understanding.

Happy New Year from the Confucius Institute

February 16, 2018

The Confucius Institute at Webster University rang in the the year of the dog with its annual Chinese New Year celebration on Monday, Feb. 13, in the Grant Gymnasium. Over 500 local K-12 students, parents, teachers and Webster University staff and students attended. The keynote speaker was Chinese-American guitarist Kaiser Kuo, co-founder of the popular Chinese heavy metal band Tang Dynasty and a leader of initiatives promoting greater China-U.S. cultural understanding.

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Patty Li

Patty Li Named Director of Confucius Institute

November 29, 2017

The Office of Academic Affairs has announced that Patty Li has been named director of the Confucius Institute. Li comes to Webster with more than 10 years of nonprofit experience at the China Care Foundation and the Orianne Society, in addition to previous positions in auditing at Arthur Bell CPA firm, in research at John Hopkins University, and in English Language and Literature at Beijing Technology and Business University.

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Lynch named interim director of Confucius Institute

Bill Lynch Named Interim Director of Confucius Institute

September 30, 2016

The Office of Academic Affairs announced that William (Bill) Lynch, professor in the Conservatory of Theatre Arts and former director of Webster’s London campus, has been named interim director of the Confucius Institute at Webster University. Lynch joined Webster University in 1992 as associate professor of voice and speech and was promoted to full professor in 2006. He served as London director from 2009 to 2015.

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OASIS sessions on the Eden campus are held in the S.D. Press Education Center

OASIS Partnership at Eden Continues with Summer Sessions on Syria, China

May 16, 2016

Webster University continues its partnership with Eden Theological Seminary and The OASIS Institute, a leader in adult continuing education and volunteer programs, to offer high-level learning opportunities for adults age 50+ in the Webster Groves community. Classes held on the Eden campus feature instructors from Eden, Webster and OASIS. Courses this summer include Don Conway-Long on the Syrian civil war Aug. 2 and Deborah Trott Pierce on the one-child policy in China on Aug. 8.

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