University of Memphis Magazine
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Fall 09 Features


A shooting star
A firm foundation
Honor roll of donors

The Columns: Alumni Review
Confucius Institute Anniversary
Alumni Association Annual Report
Confucius Institute second anniversary
The University of Memphis celebrated the second anniversary of its Confucius Institute with an unveiling of a statue of the Sage in Wilder Tower. The Institute promotes understanding of the Chinese language and culture, helps to develop friendly relations between the U.S. and China and encourages faculty and student exchange programs, among many other things.

The University is one of only 150 locations around the world hosting a Confucius Institute. Left to right are Provost Ralph Faudree, Hubei University Vice President Liu Guo Xin, U of M President Shirley Raines and Liu Jiang Yi, Second General Council Secretary of Education in the Chinese Embassy in Washington, D.C. Visit for more information on the Institute.

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