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NTNU and Penn State University announce collaborations for 2019

National Taiwan Normal University and Pennsylvania State University became sister school in 1998. The Collaboration Development Fund Request for Proposals started last year for strategic Partnership. After closely reviewed, seven projects were chosen for funding, in a variety of disciplines, from math education to geosciences to information sciences and technology. The seven awardees will start their cooperation with professors in Penn State university. They would be funded by the two schools for travel and business expenses. In late April, Vice President Frank Ying lead a group of administrators to Pennsylvania State University

Outstanding Alumna Shu-mei Shih elected to board of ACLA

Outstanding Alumna of NTNU (2018), Prof. Shu-mei Shih of UCLA Asian Languages & Cultures, Comparative Literature, and Asian American Studies ,has been elected second vice-president of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA).

VR work of Prof. Huang Hsin Chien Enters Cannes XR

Huang Hsin Chien, a new media creator and Professor at the Department of Design, is invited to the Directors' Fortnight of the Cannes Film Festival. Artistic Director Paolo Moretti invited Huang to the Directors' Fortnight and this is the first complete and solo exhibition of Huang and Laurie Anderson, the avant-garde musician after their four years of cooperation on VR exhibition. La Camera Insabbiata/ Chalkroom, which received the Best VR Experience Award at Venice Film Festival will be presented with the two latest works, "To the Moon" and "Aloft". This would also be the premiere of Lim Giong's latest piece, The Missing Body Episode 1 on the Cannes XR Kaleidoscope’s Development Showcase.

Outstanding Alumna Nancy Rao Received Awards for her Publication

Outstanding Alumna of NTNU, Prof. Nancy Rao, Head of the Music Theory Department, was presented with 2018 Lowens Book Award, 2018 Music in American Culture Award and 2019 Book Award in Humanities and Cultural Studies for her book Chinatown Opera Theatre in North America: The transformation of Chinese Music into American Music in the Early Twentieth Century (University of Illinois Press, 2017).

UCLA-NTNU Taiwan Studies Initiative Conference in Taiwan Attracts Scholars All Over the World

The Initiative Conference, co-organized by National Taiwan Normal University and the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), was held at UCLA from April 12 to 13. The theme of the conference was "Sinophone Studies:Interdisciplinary Perspectives and Critical Reflections" During the two-day conference, a total of 48 scholars from Taiwan, the United States, Germany, France, Australia, Italy, South Korea, Vietnam and Hong Kong published papers. More than 100 academics attended the conference, making it a major event for Chinese language studies.