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Webster's Dragon Boat team

Snapshots: Webster Team Races in Gateway Dragon Boat Festival

June 27, 2018

On Saturday, June 23, under the organization of the Confucius Institute at Webster University, Webster fielded a team of students, staff, and faculty at the 12th Annual Gateway Dragon Boat Festival at Creve Coeur Lake. Team members made new friends from throughout the Webster community and across the world, and had fun while showing off their Gorlok pride!

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Levine speaks with Nancy Hellerud, vice provost, and Patty Li, Confucius Institute director.

Trade War? Webster Hosts U.S.-China Economic Relations Expert

April 16, 2018

Are the United States and China headed for a trade war? That was the theme for a talk by Chinese affairs expert Hank Levine to an audience of over 80 Webster University students, faculty and community members. With the recent announcements of tariff hikes by both countries, Levine provided timely insights during an engagement moderated by Webster professor Allan MacNeill as part of the Contemporary China speaker series hosted by the Confucius Institute at Webster.

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Bristol Elementary Students Celebrate Chinese New Year at Confucius Institute

March 14, 2018

As part of its ongoing celebration of Chinese New Year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University recently partnered with teachers at Bristol Elementary School in Webster Groves to give students a taste of this holiday’s major customs and over all significance to the over one billion people who celebrate it worldwide.

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Registration for Children's After School Chinese Classes

March 01, 2018

Do you and your kids want to know more about Chinese culture? Do your kids want to learn Chinese language in a fun way? Now is the time! This year, the Confucius Institute at Webster University is offering a Chinese language and culture class for kids aged 7-11. The kids will learn some spoken Chinese for day-to-day use through doing fun activities, watching videos and making traditional Chinese handicrafts.

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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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