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China Center Hosts Welcome Reception for China Champion Athletes

On Saturday October 25, 2014 the University of Minnesota's China Center and American Cultural Center for Sport (ACC) hosted a reception to welcome Chinese Olympic and World Champion athletes to Minnesota. The 10 athletes are visiting scholars at the University, hosted by the School of Kinesiology in the College of Education and Human Development, as part of the new China Champions Program.

Associate Vice President and Dean of International Programs Meredith McQuaid gave welcoming remarks where she wishes them a productive ten-month study at the University. China Center Executive Director Joan Brzezinski, China Center Advisory Council Chair Mr. Ed Lord, and Director of School of Kinesiology Dr. Li Li Ji attended the reception. The reception was hosted at the lakeshore home of China Center Advisory Council member Ms. Kaimay Terry.  About 50 guests from the Global Programs and Strategy Alliance, China Center Advisory Council, School of Kinesiology, University Chinese Faculty  Association, University Chinese Students and Scholars Association, and the Chinese community attended the reception.

The China Center supports China sports programs and initiatives through the ACC, which was established in 2012.  As a partnership between the University’s China Center and School of Kinesiology and the Tianjin University of Sport in Tianjin, China, the ACC aims to demonstrate to the Chinese people how sport culture and values are integrated into the larger American society. Through various programs and events, the ACC shares American cultural values, viewpoints, global outlook, and engagement in everything from business and politics to arts and communication.

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明尼苏达大学中国中心为中国奥运和世界冠军运动员举办欢迎招待会

2014年10月25日,明尼苏达大学中国中心及其中美体育文化中心为来校访学的10名中国奥运会和世界冠军运动员举办了欢迎招待会。他们在中国国家留学基金委员会和北京体育大学的支持下,即将作为访问学者在明尼苏达大学运动机能学院进行为期十个月的访问和学习 。

明尼苏达大学国际项目副校长梅瑞思代表明尼苏达大学致欢迎词,希望大家在美国访问期间一切顺利愉快。明尼苏达大学中国中心主任琼·布热津斯基女士、顾问委员会主席爱德劳先生和运动机能学院院长吉立力博士也出席了该活动。中国中心顾问委员会成员开梅女士慷慨提供她位于美丽湖畔的房子作为此次招待会的地点。来自明尼苏达大学国际项目与规划部、明尼苏达大学华裔教授协会、中国学生和学者联谊会以及明州华人社区代表也参加了此次活动。

明尼苏达大学中国中心于2012年成立中美体育文化中心并大力支持两国之间的体育运动交流。通过明尼苏达大学运动机能学院和中国天津体育学院的战略合作,中美体育文化中心旨在向中国人民传达美国社会的体育文化和价值,以及这些体育竞技精神如何在政治和经济领域得到体现。