In partnership with Dongbei University of Finance and Economics in Dalian, China, USM has established the state’s first Confucius Institute. With an initial focus on language, culture, and education, the institute will provide Maine's educators, businesspeople, and community members with opportunities to engage in Chinese studies. The USM Confucius Institute joins more than approximately 400 institutes throughout the world and 90 institutes nationwide.
Join President Theo Kalikow, Dean Joseph McDonnell, USM friends and community members, members of the Chinese consulate, and representatives from Dongbei in celebrating this new venture with an evening of festivities, including a Chinese dance performance, art exhibit, and ceremonial tree planting.
Free and open to the public
For more information: http://www.usm.maine.edu/confucius/inaugural-celebration-confucius-institute