In late July we welcomed to our campus Dr.
Wang Ning, director of Sino-American Programs at International College Beijing
(ICB), and Ms. “Betty” Zhao Jia, Ms. Ning’s assistant. Having served as our academic partner in
Beijing since 1994, ICB is one of 14 colleges of China Agricultural University,
one of the premier institutions of higher learning in China.
During their inaugural visit to Denver (and
to the U.S.), Dr. Wang and Ms. Zhao toured our mile-high campus and adjacent housing
facilities. And met key CU Denver
academic and administrative players who work “behind the scenes” to make the ICB
program a success. On the eve of their departure, Drs. Hartnett
and Keranen (Communication) graciously opened their home to host a delightful
farewell reception in honor of our guests.
Both left with splendid impressions of our campus and city. In Dr. Wang’s own words: “The time was too
short, but it was a good opportunity to visit the partner university and to
meet the colleagues in person whom I have only known via emails or phone calls.
The campus is beautiful. I enjoyed the sunny days in Denver! I feel very
optimistic about the collaboration between our two universities.”
(The International College Beijing (ICB) is a joint
education program between the University of Colorado Denver (CU Denver)
and China Agricultural University (CAU). This partnership, formed in 1994, was
one of the first of its kind approved by the Chinese Ministry of Education. ICB
is accredited by the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools in the
U.S. and maintains a reputation as a challenging, robust academic program.)