Please join us at 2:00pm on Tuesday, February 28th, 2012 for the Official Inauguration of the Joint Center on Global Change and Earth System Science of the University of Maryland & Beijing Normal University. After the inauguration, there will be a research symposium featuring numerous speakers from both UMD and BNU.
The event will take place in Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs Alumni Center, University of Maryland
The afternoon will begin with the inauguration, featuring:
Wallace D. Loh, President of University of Maryland
Yanhua Liu, President of the Geographical Society of China, and former Vice Minister of Ministry of Science and Technology of the P.R. of China
Jonathan Wilkenfeld, Associate Provost and Associate Vice President for International Programs, University of Maryland
Chaochen Li, Minister Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C
Maotian Fang, Minster Counselor of Chinese Embassy in Washington D.C.
Peijun Shi, Executive Vice President of Beijing Normal University
John Townshend, Dean of College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, University of Maryland
To learn more about the event, see the Research Symposium speakers and find information about the history of collaboration between UMD & BNU, visit our official event page: