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Penn Club of Beijing Newsletter May 2009
Dear Penn alumni,
wasn’t it winter 2 weeks ago? Oh well, 30 C weather means:
- more outdoor activities
- more vitamin D conversion to stop bone loss
- more fruit (watermelon season, whohoo!)
- which all lead to healthier lifestyles to offset all the eating and drinking you’ll be doing at the upcoming Penn / friends of Penn events (see below)!

Great to see everyone who came to the event with Dr. Eduardo Glandt, Dean of the Penn Engineering School. Spectacular attendance and gorgeous venue, not to mention great speech by Dean Glandt, as expected. Special thanks to our organizers Jeffrey Cheung and Loretta Evans! By the way, here’s a recent article from Knowledge@Wharton on the cool robotics projects Penngineers are working on, including the “Little Ben” Prius that rocked the car competition Dean Glandt mentioned! “Making Robots More Like Us” http://knowledge.wharton.upenn.edu/article.cfm?articleid=2194


For those of you who came to the event, you also got a sneak peak of our soon-to-be-launched
Penn Club of Beijing website that Loretta is putting the finishing touches on! We’ll be sending an announcement once it’s launched.

wear short shorts and sunscreen! B) Until next month,
Your Penn Club of Beijing Board
Loretta Evans (GEX 95), K.T. Wu (WG 95), Tiffany Liu (C 03), Jiang Yong (GEE 00), Yin L. Yin (C 05, W 05, WG 06), Terry Crossman (C 78, PAR 08) pennclub.beijing@gmail.com
PENN CLUB OF BEIJING EVENTS:
Judy Shen (Penn Law) runs an NGO called CAI, which is headquartered in Beijing and provides character building arts and sports programs to Beijing's migrant children as well as left behind children in rural China at their local schools. In addition, CAI is in development phase for a school for gifted, underprivileged children (focused also on children of migrant laborers). We plan to open the school in late 2009 which will be a bilingual academy for gifted and talented rural students.
Get involved: www.cai-china.org.

1) Meals that Matter
CAI launched its Meals that Matter Voucher Booklet Initiative. Proceeds will be used to support its ongoing arts and sports as well as rural teacher training programs and its launch of Promise School (a pioneering school for gifted, rural children).
The Meals that Matter voucher booklet contains promotions and discounts from many of Beijing’s
distinguished restaurants and cafés. With savings worth over ¥2000 and at a cost of just ¥299, the booklet will allow you to enjoy fine dining at reduced prices while supporting a worthy cause. e.g.
- blue frog (buy one, get one free)
- Art of Wine (25% off)
- The Rickshaw (Free bucket of beer for 4+)
(see attached pdf for full list of participating restaurants)


2) Charity Fundraiser: wine tasting fundraiser
Date: May 16 (time tbd)
Location: The Opposite House in Sanlitun (Punk Bar)
RSVP: to be announced
Cause: CAI
2) Charity Fundraiser: Inter-Alumni Charity Cook-Off
- CAI, the Australia-China Alumni Association, and University of Pennsylvania invite you to a unique networking event
- This is an opportunity to meet alumni from around the world, including the University of Pennsylvania, Dartmouth University, and various Australian universities, in a personal, fun and casual setting.
- Each alumni association is invited to nominate two representatives who will join in a cooking competition against teams from the five other alumni associations.
- Guests will get a chance to sample and vote for all of the meals and there will be great prizes for the winning teams.
- Enjoy drink specials, including on boutique Australian beers, all evening and expand your business and social networks all for a great cause.

Date: 5-9pm on June 7th 2009
Location: The Hutong, 1 Jiu Dao Wan Zhong Hutong, Dongcheng District, Beijing
北京东城区九道弯中巷1号, www.the-hutong.com (see attached map)
RSVP: RMB250, events@austchinaalumni.org
Cause: CAI’s Summer Camp for migrant children in Beijing in July. Proceeds will be used to cover the costs of lunch for the children participating in the Summer Camp, arts and sports materials and transportation for outings during the Camp.
OTHER EVENTS

Yale Spring BBQ

Live music, free beer, soft drinks, hamburgers, sausages, steaks,
BBQ ribs, chicken wings, sandwiches, salads, and more!

Date: 5:00 – 8:00 p.m. on Saturday, May 16
Location: The Courtyard by Marriott, No. 101 Jingshun Road, Chaoyang District, 朝阳区京顺路101号 北京人济万怡酒店, Phone: 5907.6666 (see attached map)
RSVP: Yale Club Members: 100 RMB, General Admission: 150 RMB, reserve your spot at Yale Club of Beijing’s Day of Service Page www.yaleclubbeijing.org

Wharton undergrads from the Wharton China Business Society are coming to Beijing on their annual trip. On 27 May 2009, they’ll attend an event hosted at the Boston Consulting Group, organized by Yin Yin (C 05, W 05, WG 06)

Wharton Alumni Forums 2009
The big date is approaching! BEIJING, China: June 12-13, many distinguished speakers, incl. Zhang Ruimin, Chairman and CEO of Haier Group

We already have over 350 attendees signed up and are expecting to top the capacity (500) of the venues (Ritz and JW Marriott)

Wharton Reunion Weekend

May 15-17, 2009
Philadelphia, PA
ANNOUNCEMENT SECTION:
→Send in your announcements (pennclub.beijing@gmail.com) to share with fellow alumni…weddings, babies, start-ups, invitations

Loretta Evans, D.Sc. (ExMSE '95) will be delivering speeches at Shandong University at Weihai's School of Information Engineering titled "International Business Partnerships" May 9 and "Engineering Management" May 10.

Support the Penn Fund      http://www.makinghistory.upenn.edu/
ONE FISCAL YEAR       July 1, 2008 – June 30, 2009
ONE GOAL       28,000 undergraduate alumni donors
ONE REASON           Penn students

Support the Campaign for Wharton http://www.thecampaignforwharton.com/overview.php
$295 million raised to date…54% of Goal.
CAREER SECTION:
We want to set up a “Quakers in Beijing” internship program. Please let us know if you can provide tips, tricks and (most importantly) internship opportunities to current Penn students.

→Send in your internship and other job opportunities
Best in the following format to pennclub.beijing@gmail.com:
- Firm X, Position Y, location, requirements, attachments
 
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