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NorthStar visiting scholars to present research at BSU

BEMIDJI—Eight members of the NorthStar Visiting Scholar Academy at BSU will present research comparing social and national constructs between the United States and China at a poster symposium at BSU on Monday, Dec. 3.

The event is free and open to the public from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Hobson Memorial Union Lakeside Lounge.

Ms. Qi Fan, a Chinese opera performer from Changzhi University in Shanxi, China, and visiting scholar in Bemidji State's Department of Music, will open Monday's event with two Chinese folk songs to provide a musical comparison of the U.S. and China.

The NorthStar Visiting Scholar Academy promotes understanding and cooperation between American and international university scholars "through a unique experience of mutual enrichment," a release said. Faculty members from various international institutions make up the participating scholars at BSU. They spend a semester or full academic year attending Bemidji State lectures, workshops and classes while learning about the U.S. educational system.

Each scholar has a BSU faculty mentor who guides them through their immersion experience and assists on their research projects.

The presentations at Monday's event will be:

• "A Glance at Medical Insurance in China and the U.S." by Dr. Mei Liping.

• "A Brief Comparison of Criminal Proceedings Between China and the United States" by Ms. Ye Chengfang.

• "Comparison of the Ancient Chinese and Greek Philosophical Intelligence" by Ms. Liu Manyun.

• "The Spread and Obstruction of Western Liberalism in 20th Century Chinese Literature" by Dr. Li Gang.

• "How to Train Future Nurses to Perform Nursing Skills Competently and Confidently" by Ms. Chen Guiyuan.

• "The Different Communication Frequency Bands Used in China and the U.S.: Will Your Cell Phone Work on the 4G Network in China?" by Mr. Xuan Feng.

• "Chinese High-Speed Train and Railway" by Ms. Ruan Shuaishuai.

Micah Friez

Micah Friez is a sports reporter for the Bemidji Pioneer. A native of East Grand Forks, Minn., he is a 2018 graduate of Bemidji State University with a degree in Creative and Professional Writing. Follow him on Twitter at @micahfriez for Lumberjack and Beaver updates.

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