2016 UD-NSLIY: Are You Ready?

Funded by the US State Department and American Councils, the Confucius Institute at the University of Delaware (UDCI) is implementing the 2016 National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y)’s Summer Institute of Chinese Language and Culture program again this year! Thirty talented American high school students from sixteen states in the nation are recruited from a very competitive national selection process for this prestigious NSLIY Scholarship program. Participants from Alabama,  California,  Delaware,  Florida,  Illinois,  Kansas,  Maryland,  Massachusetts,  Nevada,  New York,  Ohio,  Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin will join the UDCI’s Director Dr. Jianguo Chen, director of the UD-NSLIY program as welll, and other chaperons at the Pre-Departure Orientation (PDO) in Hilton Newark Airport from June 29 to 30.  The group will depart for China on July 1st and spend the next six weeks in Xiamen, its surrounding areas as well as Shanghai and Beijing for a full immersion experience in Chinese language and culture in July and August. Stay tuned for more updates.

Congratulations to Chinese Speech Contest Winners

On Thursday, April 21, the Confucius Institute and the University of Delaware’s Chinese Program co-sponsored a Chinese Speech Contest for students taking Chinese at all levels. Participants showed off their skills and creativity by performing skits, singing songs, and reciting poetry. Congratulations to the winners in each category!

Beginner Level
First Place: Nick Rogers and Nina Davila
Second Place: Dante Pavan and Norma Cruz
Third Place: Kaelyn Zusi and T.J. Gibbons

Intermediate Level
First Place: Megan Mannino
Second Place: Adam Sallade, Desmond Stanback, Dunia Tonob, Reed Bidgood, Sara Suarez, and Wesley Yang
Third Place: Tim Schroeder

Advanced Level
First Place: Evangelista Barylski
Second Place: Davis Pfund, Fernando Rodriguez, and Gabriel Menoscal
Third Place: Amin Lo and Maricanna Green


China Forum Features Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue on April 12, 2016

lotus-enlightThe Confucius Institute cordially invites you to a new “China Forum” lecture on Buddhist-Catholic dialogue on Tuesday, April 12th 2016 on UD campus.

Robert Magliola received his doctorate in 1970 from Princeton University in comparative literature. He is retired from the (interfaith) Graduate School of Philosophy and Religions, Assumption University of Thailand, where he was professor of philosophy and religious studies; and from National Taiwan University, where he was distinguished chair professor in the Graduate School of Liberal Arts. Prof. Magliola, who first became known as a specialist in hermeneutics and deconstruction (Purdue U. and National Taiwan U.), has for the last twenty-two years focused on Buddhist-Catholic Dialogue, publishing widely in Buddhist Studies and comparative religion (book chapters and articles). He is the author of the following important books: Phenomenology and Literature; Derrida on the Mend; On Deconstructing Life-Worlds: Buddhism, Christianity, Culture; Facing Up to Real Doctrinal Difference: How Some Thought-Motifs from Derrida Can Nourish the Catholic-Buddhist Encounter.

Prof. Magliola will talk about “Ways of Doing, Thinking and Non-thinking: Buddhist Wisdom for Western Dialogists” in the upcoming China Forum at UD.

Please mark your calendar for this lecture:

Date: Tuesday April 12, 2016
Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm
Location: Gore Hall 102
Direction and parking info for Gore Hall: http://maps.rdms.udel.edu/map/index.php?id=NC36

Light refreshments and beverages will be provided after the event. The event is open to the public for FREE.