On February 19, the first day in the Year of the Sheep, the George Washington University has also its university wide celebration on campus. The event was spearheaded by the GW Confucius Institute, and cosponsored with Sigur Center for Asian Studies, Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, as well as the Multicultural Student Services Center. One student has performed music “Spring Dawn of the Snow Mountains” using traditional Chinese instrument, zither (古筝). Students studying Japanese and Korean at the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures have read poems related to spring in these two languages. About 200 guests have come to the event and listened to the greetings from the provost as well as Dean Vinson of the Columbian College. Dean Vinson has acknowledged the achievements GW Confucius Institute has made over the past 18 months, in terms of offering a wide range of cultural events to GW and broader Washington DC community, while the provost emphasized GW’s identity as a global institution. Faculty, staff, students, and guests from DC community have shared joy at this event, and GW Confucius Institute is proud to serve as the main sponsor.

2月19日,也就是农历羊年大年初一,乔治·华盛顿大学举行了全校范围的春节庆祝活动。今年的庆祝活动是由乔治·华盛顿大学孔子学院牵头,我校西格尔亚洲研究中心,东亚语言文学系,和多元文化学生中心协办的。庆祝活动一开场,学生在台上演奏了雪山春晓的古筝曲目,我校东亚语言文学系的学生们也分别用韩语和日语朗诵了以春天为题材的诗歌。超过200人前来参加了我们举办的庆祝活动,并聆听了GW教务长和哥伦比亚文理学院文森院长的致辞。文森院长在致辞中向孔子学院在过去一年半的时间里为GW和DC社区所提供的文化活动表达了感谢。教务长同时也强调了GW作为一所全球性高等学府的重要性。乔治·华盛顿孔子学院为能够组织一场全校性的春节庆祝活动而感到自豪!

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