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Media Advisory/Photo Op: Party Secretary Li Yuanchao of China Tours UAlbany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as Part of Economic Development Mission
Li Addresses School of Business Graduates at Commencement Ceremony

Contact: Catherine Herman (518) 437-4980

ALBANY, N.Y. (May 18, 2006)

Li Yuanchao, party secretary of Jiangsu Province in China, will tour the University at Albany's College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering as part of an economic development mission which includes stops in New York City and Albany. Secretary Li will also deliver the keynote address of the School of Business commencement ceremony.

Li Yuanchao, Party Secretary, Jiangsu Province, China
Kermit L. Hall, President and professor of history, University at Albany
John R. Ryan, Chancellor, State University of New York
Paul A. Leonard, dean, University at Albany School of Business

Sunday, May 21, 2006,
11:30 a.m. - College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, Nanofab South Rotunda.
2 p.m. - School of Business Commencement Ceremony, Recreation and Convocation Center

University at Albany, 1400 Washington Ave, Albany, N.Y. (uptown campus)

Secretary Li is the highest-ranking official of Jiangsu Province, home to the cities of Nanjing and Suzhou and approximately 75 million people. As part of his visit, Secretary Li will sign a Memorandum of Understanding with State University of New York Chancellor John R. Ryan before meeting with New York Governor George Pataki and New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg on Friday and Saturday.

University at Albany President Kermit L. Hall has focused on China in his endeavors to internationalize UAlbany as a higher education institution. On May 11, Hall signed a comprehensive agreement with President Lizhong Yu from East China Normal University (ECNU) to expand research collaborations, joint degree and curricular programs, and provide regular student and faculty exchanges. The University has also entered collaborations with Fudan University, Sichuan University, and Nanjing University in Jiangsu Province. UAlbany will host 150 students from China in the summer of 2006, as well as 30 university presidents from throughout Jiangsu Province.


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