Assistant Professor Hui Cai will present "The Cultural Impact on Healthcare Design," on Thursday February 5 at 4:00 pm in Malotte Hall at the Kansas Union. Her talk is part of the East Asia Tea and Talk Series sponsored by the KU Center for East Asian Studies. It is free and open to the public and refreshments will be served.
Her talk will present a comparative study of Chinese and American nursing unit typologies starting with an overview of the current healthcare system in China. This will be followed by a brief introduction of the historical evolution of Chinese hospital design. It then addresses the question of whether seemingly westernized Chinese nursing units still retain certain characteristics of Chinese socio-cultural preferences, in particular organizational communicational needs that support the day-to-day operations.
Jan. 22, 2015, was a historic day on the Hill: President Barack Obama visited the University of Kansas campus (http://bit.ly/POTUSatKU), the first sitting president to do so in a century.
More than 7,000 people — including many students and faculty who had spent hours in line to get tickets for the event — packed inside KU’s Anschutz Sports Pavilion to hear the president speak.
Welcomed by Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little with “Barack Chalk, Jayhawk!” Obama told the gathering “I’m a Kansas guy,” because his mother was from Wichita and grandparents were from Augusta and El Dorado.
In his 35-minute talk, the president discussed themes (see official White House transcript http://1.usa.gov/1yMWJqy) from his 2015 State of the Union address, including his goal to lower the cost of attending college.