Jiyuan Yu, professor of philosophy, was appointed director of
the UB Confucius Institute (CI) in August, and says he plans to
revamp the institute to enhance and support Chinese studies and
promote traditional Chinese culture on campus.
On Saturday, February 22, join Jorge J.E. Gracia, Samuel P.
Capen Chair in Philosophy and SUNY Distinguished Professor and
curator of the exhibition Painting Borges: Art Interpreting
Literature, for a 1pm guided tour with an informal question and
The SUNY Network of Excellence in Energy, Environment, Education
and Economics (4E) has awarded a grant, in the amount of $135,000,
to a team of UB researchers. Ken Shockley is serving as
Co-Principal Investigator on the research team.
Jorge Luis Borges is one of the most prominent literary figures
whose work is also profoundly philosophical. His stories are filled
with conceptual puzzles that prompt the reader to face the most
fundamental questions concerning human existence.
Professor Jiyuan Yu hosted the meeting of the International
Society for Chinese Philosophy in Buffalo in the summer of 2013.
The conference is profiled in the Chronicle of Higher Education
article by Carlin Romano.
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