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Faculty traveling to China are encouraged to notify Gateway director Phoebe You of their impending visit. The staff at the Shanghai office can help by facilitating focused networking, targeted recruitment and support for scholarly work abroad. The Gateways can also help identify accommodations and provide recommendations and general wayfinding. 

The East Asian Studies Center has selected the winners of its Intensive Chinese Language Scholarship and the Louise Loh Memorial Scholarship. Three undergraduate students were chosen to receive the $1,500 Intensive Chinese Language Scholarship, created in 1985 to establish an incentive for students who will have careers in business, journalism, government and community service to pursue a dual major or a dual degree in Chinese and in another discipline. Two graduate students were selected to receive the Louise Loh Memorial Scholarship and will receive funds towards graduate coursework and/or research on East Asia.

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Building on existing agricultural collaborations, The Ohio State University and Huazhong Agricultural University have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to deepen joint training of graduate students, establish study abroad programs, expand research and exchange findings. On May Chongguang Li, Vice President of Educational Administration, and William Brustein, Vice Provost for Global Strategies and International Affairs, made the collaboration official.

Located in Wuhan, Hubei province, Huazhong Agricultural University is one the top two agriculture universities in China. Ohio State has collaborated with the Huazhong Agricultural University College of Fisheries and Aquaculture in joint training of graduate students, exchange of scholars and collaborative research projects in aquaculture research and education for over seven years.

Additional members of the Huazhong Agricultural University delegation included, , Heng Jiang, Director of Office of Academic Affairs, Mimi Cui, Deputy Director of Department of International Cooperation and Exchange, Xiangping Xiao, Deputy Director of Office of Academic Affairs, and Hongxia Zeng, Associate Dean of Foreign Language School.

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Professor Lingying ZhaoThe China Gateway Research Seed Grant competition promotes research collaborations between Ohio State faculty and partners in the Greater China region, including Hong Kong and Taiwan. The grant provides seed funding that promotes interdisciplinary research on the Discovery Themes of food production and security, health and wellness, energy and environment and the humanities and arts.

This year's grant recipients are:

Lingying Zhao, professor in the Department of Food, Agricultural and Biological Engineering, for her proposal, Agricultural Energy and the Environment: China-U.S. Research and Education Collaboration.

Shu-Hua Wang, MD, associate professor in the Department of Internal Medicine, for her proposal, Establishing a New Unique Partnership Between The Ohio State University and China Global One-Health Partners.

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