Chinese Education Delegation To Visit Baylor March 17-20

March 15, 2002

by Lori Scott Fogleman

A delegation of university presidents and other administrators in higher education from the People's Republic of China will visit Baylor University March 17-20.

China's Ministry of Education is sponsoring the group's U.S. tour during which they will learn more about research support, technology and administration at American colleges and universities. While in the United States, the group will take part in tours and seminars at Baylor, as well as University of California at Los Angeles, California Polytechnic University, the University of Texas at Austin and Rice University. Dr. James L. Williamson, The Fred Hale Professor in Baylor's department of educational administration, has coordinated the delegation's visit to America.

While at Baylor, the group will tour science research labs, the Sheila and Walter Umphrey Law Center, the McLane Student Life Center and the renowned Armstrong Browning Library. In addition, the delegation will attend seminars on several topics, including student activities, international education, libraries and research support systems and intellectual property rights, and will meet with Baylor President Robert B. Sloan Jr. at 1:30 p.m., Monday, March 18, in the Cowden Room in the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The Chinese delegation will take part in some truly American pastimes, including the NCAA women's basketball sub-regional championship at 6:30 p.m. Sunday, March 17, at the Ferrell Center. They also will have a traditional Texas barbeque at 6:30 p.m. Monday, March 18, at the Gov. Bill and Vara Daniel Historic Village.

The group also will visit McLennan Community College and Texas State Technical College on Tuesday, March 19.

For more information, contact Williamson at (254) 710-6109.

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