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Carol Lee: Solving The Mystery of Terrestrialization

Dr. Carol Lee and her Taiwan host, Dr. Wen-Hsiung Li, are using novel genome sequence data, generated for the first time for 35 arthropod species, to determine patterns of evolution across habitats. From these data, we can infer adaptations over both macro- and micro evolutionary time scales to determine physiological

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A Preliminary Research Note on International Teaching Partnerships

Introduction The Fulbright English Teaching Assistantship (ETA) Program is a collaborative effort between the United States and host countries around the world.  Bringing together young U.S. citizens with experienced English teachers in the host country, it provides enriched English language instruction to students in elementary, junior high, and senior high

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Kimberly Wilson: Ambiguity and Change in China’s and Taiwan’s South China and East China Sea Claims

Kimberly Wilson illustrated her research findings on both China’s and Taiwan’s maritime and territorial claims in the South China and East China Seas. She also shared her observation of Taiwan and her host institution, National Chengchi University. Kimberly Wilson is a doctoral student studying international relations and comparative politics at the

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Kirsten Asdal: Naval Perspectives on Asia-Pacific Maritime Conflict

Kirsten shared her experiences living and studying in Taipei in 2013-2014 and discussed what she has learned about Asia-Pacific international relations and regional maritime conflict. Kirsten Asdal graduated from the US Naval Academy in May 2013 with a B.S. in Chinese. She will complete a masters in Contemporary Chinese Studies

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Kenneth Loh: Smart Sensors for Safer Bridges

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qVcmAxpJfHwDr. Kenneth Loh explained his research which characterizes the performance of a sensor prototype for monitoring bridge scour, which is the erosion of soil/riverbed materials by flowing water near bridge foundations that could cause collapse. Dr. Loh is an Associate Professor in Civil Engineering, Nano-Engineering and Smart Structures Technologies (NESST) Laboratory,

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Daniel Indro: The Next Asian Tigers? Economy in ASEAN

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4duoIaY3RyU Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Indro shared his pedagogical activities that encourage students to analyze business opportunities and risks in the ASEAN countries from a Taiwanese company’s perspective.    Dr. Daniel C. Indro is an Associate Professor of Finance at Penn State University’s Great Valley School of Graduate Professional Studies. He

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Jason Protass: New Perspectives on Old Buddhist Poetry

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XEwZJFJmRrQ    Jason Protass shares his research on Daoqian (道潛), a Buddhist monk lived in Song Dynasty, who is a close friend of Shu-shi (蘇軾). There was a large amount of Daoqian’s poetry survived and gave Jason an opportunity to look at the poetry used in social situation, in different kinds of

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Charles Musgrove: Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall and the Emergence of Democracy in Taiwan

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eMeab3DKXXA    Fulbright Senior Scholar Dr. Charles Musgrove discusses how the impressive Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall in central Taipei has defied the original intentions of its creators to become a popular lightning rod of democratic activity.     Dr. Charles Musgrove is Associate Professor of History at St. Mary’s College of Maryland. He

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