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Confucius Institute Brings Two New Courses This Fall

The Confucius Institute for Healthcare is proud to bring you two exciting 10-week courses this fall - Tai Chi with Master Fukui Yang and Beginner and Intermediate Mandarin.

Tai Chi with Master Fukui Yang
When: Every Friday from 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Start Date: February 28th, 2013
Where: SUNY Optometry at 33 West 42nd Street (3rd floor)
Cost: Free for SUNY Optometry students, faculty and staff. $50 for community members.

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Beginner and Intermediate Mandarin
Duration: 10 weeks
Beginner level: 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm
Intermediate level: 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Start Date: March 19, 2014
Where: SUNY Optometry at 33 West 42nd Street  (11th floor classroom)
Cost: Free for SUNY Optometry students, faculty and staff. $50 for community members.

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Confucius Institute Has Ribbon-Cutting Ceremony

On Wednesday, October 27, the Confucius Institute at the SUNY College of Optometry held its official opening with a ribbon-cutting ceremony.  In attendance were Ambassador Peng Keyu, Consul-General of the People's Republic of China in New York, Dr. Qu Jia, President of Wenzhou Medical College, Dr. Mitchell Leventhal, SUNY Vice Chancellor for Global Affairs and several officials, dignitaries and delegates from China and the UN.  Dr. Michael Heiberger, Director of the SUNY Optometry Confucius Institute, was the Master of Ceremonies for the day.

The program began in the Schwarz Theater with opening remarks from Dr. Heiberger, President Heath, Ambassador Peng, President Qu and Dr. Leventhal followed by the unveiling of the Confucius Institute plaque and the exchange of gifts between the SUNY College of Optometry and Wenzhou Medical College.  

The ribbon-cutting ceremony was held immediately after the opening program at the Confucius Institute on the 11th Floor.

The afternoon consisted of a concert of Chinese songs by SUNY's Professor Hong Zhang of Binghamton University and two concurrent seminars, one on "Traditional Chinese Medicine in the Context of the 21st Century Medical Practice" and the second on "The Traditional Chinese Cultural Elements" in the New Eye Care Model in China.