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Second Annual Giving Day a Great Success

The Beloit College community is generous and showed its heart and soul during its second annual Giving Day on Wednesday, April 20, 2016. In just 24 hours, the college raised over $65,000 from more than 450 supporters.

Not only did the gifts far surpass the original goal of $25,000, the event also raised $25,000 more than last year. Beloit is touched by the fantastic response received from supporters and is grateful to be backed by such a strong foundation of alumni, parents, faculty, staff, and friends. These gifts help make ‪#‎BeloitPossible for the next generation of Turtles, Bucs, and Beloiters.

The unconditional support, enthusiastically offered by our alumni, parents, and friends is a tribute to the character of our community, and the value that we all collectively recognize in the mission we seek to advance. We at Beloit are privileged to have a community so willing to invest in the future of our great institution, and our students. For this, we are grateful,” said Mark Wold’95, Senior Director of Alumni & Parent Relations and Annual Support.

Thank you to all who supported Beloit College’s second annual Giving Day. As College President Scott Bierman often says, it’s “turtles all the way down.”

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Visiting scholar explores historical Chinese trade routes

February 5, 2013 at 5:29 pm

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Yale University History Professor Valerie Hansen will give a lecture titled “The Silk Road: A New History,” on Thursday, Feb. 7 at 7:30 p.m. in Pearsons Hall’s Moore Study Lounge.  

In the past decade, Hansen has spent three years in China: on a Fulbright grant in Shanghai and twice teaching at Yale’s joint undergraduate program with Peking University. Her research explores how nontraditional sources capture the experience of ordinary people. She will spend tomorrow and Friday on campus as part of the Phi Beta Kappa Visiting Scholar Program, which brings a dozen distinguished scholars to colleges and universities with chapters of Phi Beta Kappa.

In Hansen’s lecture, “The Silk Road: A New History,” she details the remarkable archeological finds that revolutionize our understanding of these Chinese trade routes. The lecture is based on her book of the same name that was published last summer.  Her other books include “The Open Empire:  A History of China to 1600,” “Negotiating Daily Life in Traditional China,” and “Voyages in World History.”

Want to bring a friend? This lecture is free and open to the public.

The above photo of Dunhuang Desert in western China, a major stop on the ancient silk road route, was taken by Vincent Poulissen.