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“The Fascinating Treasures of China’s Dynasties”

Mar 31, 2008

The Henry Schmieder Arboretum will present the third Founders Lecture of the Spring 2008 season on Wednesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. in Room 114 of the Mandell Science building.

Dr. Mingwang Liu, Associate Professor in Ornamental Horticulture and Environmental Design at Delaware Valley College, will speak on "The Fascinating Treasures of China's Dynasties." Dr. Liu came to the United States from Beijing, China, where he worked at the Beijing Botanical Garden. He earned his B.S. degree from Beijing Forestry University and a Ph.D. degree in Horticulture, with a specialization in Horticultural Therapy, from Kansas State University.

As part of DelVal's committment to cultural diversity and elightenment, the Natural Resources and Biosystems Management department has scheduled trips to China to promote cultural exchange and understanding. Wednesday night's presentation will provide an opportunity to learn more about one such trip, where Dr. Liu and 15 DelVal students toured China last summer.

Learn about the two capital cities (the current one and the historical, oldest one), as well as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, the Sacred Road, the Ming Tombs, Tian'anmen Square, Beijing Botanical Garden, the Terra-cotta Warriors and Horses and the Big Wild Goose Pagoda. 
 
Please feel free to join us; there will be baked items and refreshments for those in attendance.

Schmieder Arboretum presentations are free to DelVal students and Arboretum members; there is a $5 fee for nonmembers. 

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