Thursday, July 2, 2015

OU Day Celebrated at Tsinghua University

CEES faculty members David Sabatini, Robert Nairn, Yang Hong and Naiyu Wang represented CEES as part of an OU delegation to Tsinghua University (Beijing, China) led by VPR Kelvin Droegemeier.   Faculty from OU Microbiology and Plant Biology, and Meteorology were also present.  June 9 was declared "OU day" on the Tsinghua campus and included a full day of research presentations by OU and Tsinghua faculty as well as a ceremonial signing of a Memorandum of Understanding between the universities to facilitate scholarly collaboration.  Further discussions identified several areas of mutual strength in the Environmental Sciences and developed preliminary plans for more formal research partnerships, student and faculty exchanges, and establishment of an OU presence in Beijing.