YOCA Happy Hour - The Gatsby Night at the Pump Room
On 5/30, Thursday, please join YOCA as we kick off a night of fun and classiness at the Pump Room in Chicago’s Gold Coast area. From 6 – 8pm, we will be hosting an happy hour event for all the young Chinese professionals / students in the Greater Chicago Area.
Come experience the interior elegance of the Pump Room while enjoy the comfortable sofas and relaxing lighting of the Room’s library lounge. Filled with intriguing stories and like-minded people, this will be the best event to catch up on old memories and discover new surprises.
To make the night more interesting, we will be adding some “Great Gatsby” flavor to make your encounters more memorable. To get more details about the “Gatsby” flavor, be sure to sign up before the event through the link below.
To sign up for the event, please register to through the link below: http://yocagatsby.eventbrite.com/
Further event summary:
The Pump Room
1301 N State Pkwy, Chicago, IL 60610
5/30/2013, Thursday, 6 - 8pm
Free ticket in advance by Thursday, May 30th, $5 afterwards and at the door
Get your free ticket now: http://yocagatsby.eventbrite.com/
Gold Coast: 5 minutes walk from Red line Clark/Division stop
#22 and #36 CTA buses; limited street parking.
smart casual or business classy
Hope to see you all there!
YOCA (Young Overseas Chinese Association)
Young Overseas Chinese Association
Together, We make a difference
The Young Overseas Chinese Association (YOCA) is founded in 2013 with the objective of serving and representing the interests of young overseas / immigrant Chinese professionals, particularly in the Greater Chicago Area. The mission of YOCA is to present and assist internationally trained professionals in gaining recognition, cultural integration, career advancement and civic engagement in the United State through quality programs and services.
The fields of expertise of YOCA members cover a wide range of professions. Based on their academic backgrounds, members are divided into seven major divisions, which are: Arts, Business, Engineering, Finance and Investment, Information Technology, Medicine and Pharmacy, and Science. Composition of the YOCA membership includes an exclusive group of professionals with post-graduate degrees from North American universities to a more diverse group with more and more new immigrants from China.g
The pharmaceutical industry has experienced tremendous challenges in recently years due to “patent cliff” threats as well as changes in public and healthcare policies pertaining to how medicine is accessed and paid for. These challenges have caused investors, industrial leaders and scientists to question return on investment, justification of capital spending and career sustainability in R&D. With a theme of “Transforming Pharmaceutical R&D”, Yao Yuan’s 5th Biotech-Pharma Symposium seeks to gather and inspire scientists at the forefront of discovery and development in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries and to provide some context in this period of transition. This event will be a valuable opportunity for learning amongst professionals, academicians and students, and serves as a platform for discussions around transforming pharmaceutical R&D. Though primarily intended to be a Midwest regional gathering, e.g., Illinois, Indiana, Iowa and Wisconsin, the Symposium has historically attracted attendees from all areas of the country.
Time: May 18, 2013 (Saturday)
Venue: Illinois Science & Technology Park (8045 Lamon Avenue , Skokie, IL60077)
Featured Speakers & Topics:
Companion Diagnostics: Consideration of Tumor Heterogeneity
Prof. Mark J. Ratain, Leon O. Jacobson Professor of Medicine and Director of the Center for Personalized Therapeutics, the University of Chicago.
Transform Pharmaceutical R&D, Leveraging Open Innovation & Accessing Global Talents
Guoxin Zhu, Ph.D., Executive Director, Eli Lilly.
The Discovery of Omecamtiv Mecarbil: the First, Selective, Small Molecule Activator of Cardiac Myosin
Bradley Morgan, Ph. D., Vice President, Cytokinetics.
Discovery of Potent Inhibitors of HCV NS5B Polymerase
John Randolph, Ph.D., Associate Research Fellow, AbbVie.
Ponatinib, a third generation BCR-ABL inhibitor approved for leukemia treatment and AP26113, a phase 2 trial compound for ALK+ non-small cell lung cancer treatment
Wei-Sheng Huang, Ph.D., Associate Director, Ariad
This conference is free, but please register ASAP to reserve your seats at the following address: http://yypharm.org/?q=5th_symposium. Attached please find the final program and directions to the auditorium. Thank you and look forward to an exciting symposium.
Organizing Committee of the 5th Yao Yuan Biotech-Pharma Symposium
The Greater China Business Conference (GCBC) 2013-2014 New Functional Chairs Selection is around the corner!
And you won't want to miss out on this unique opportunity to learn more about business, economy and culture in Greater China, expand your network outside of United States, and hone your leadership skills.
Start your application by clicking at http://kellogg.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_3DHNvNJgvsoSBXD
The application is due on May 5th. The decision will be released by May 10th.
We are excited to have you on board to build up an even more impactful conference next year. We look forward to receiving your applications.
Highlights for Advanced degree students.
What is a better chance to build your portfolio and cv, than by joining the most prestigious annual Kellogg's GCBC? Join the GCBC team, outreach your social network, work with them, fight with them! Here, we highlight a new functional chiar for 2013-2014 GCBC:
Video Editing, Photoshop, visual design, publicizing, webinar construction and administration
if you are interesting in this position, please apply at
Ya’an Earthquake Relief
On April 20th, a strong magnitude 7 earthquake hit Ya’an, a city of 1.5 million not far from Chengdu, Sichuan, China.
The disaster has already taken the lives of hundreds and left thousands wounded and homeless.
The trauma again reminded us of the Wenchuan earthquake five years ago that jolted nearby area and left almost 90,000 people dead.
THE MOMENT IS NOW.
We can stand together as a community and show our utmost support.
It is time to show your love and support with other people in Chicago area and DaringQ Charity Foundation.
Participating Schools (alphabetical order):
Illinois Institute of Technology
School of Art Institute Chinese Students Association
University of Illinois at Chicago
University of Chicago
At this moment, distance is no longer an obstacle as long as we march together.
At this moment, love and support are the common language we speak:
Pray for Ya’an. Donate for Ya’an.
Click this link and offer your support for Ya’an TODAY:
Donate with PayPal:
All the donations will be sent to earthquake survivors in Ya’an. Details of each donation (name of donors, amount of donation) will be listed on DaringQ Foundation official website within three business days.
Charity Project Details
April – May, 2013
Fundraising for Ya’an
Establishment of Chicago For Ya’an Charity Fund
July – Auguest, 2013
More details of this charity project?
We are also actively recruiting volunteers to go to Ya’an this summer. For more information
Contact us at: firstname.lastname@example.org
DaringQ Foundation works to eliminate educational inequity in China by supporting projects that enrich the lives of children in underserved communities with inspiration, hope and joy.
Do you want to know your true nature in a month's time?This non-profit organization has caused a sensation around the globe. It has grown from one meditation center to 300 centers worldwide in just 16 years. Check out these two youtube videos to learn more. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jan13LAj0iY http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9d-CHlOBcPM Shoot me a email if you are interested. My email email@example.com-Laurel
I am starting a NU Maum Meditation student group under The Graduate School. Maum means body, soul and spirit in Korean. Our group's goal is to help members realize what their true nature is and rediscover their true purpose in life. Through practicing Maum Meditation, the Human Mind changes to Infinite Universe Mind. It is a simple 7-step guided method of subtraction that allows you to become free of human suffering. It creates room within each meditation student for true repentance, true acceptance, and true love.
Yao Yuan and SAPA-Midwest will co-host a conference at IIT on April 21, 2013 with a theme of "New Drug Discovery in China”.
This conference attempts to provide the latest updates on the drug development in China, and serves as a forum for R&D leaders of major Chinese and American pharmaceutical companies to share their successes and challenges in drug innovation. This event will be a valuable opportunity for learning amongst professionals, academicians and students particularly from the Midwest area. This conference will also serve as a platform to foster the interactions and communications among pharmaceutical professionals with peers from China. Major industrial parks or developmental zones, along with some pharmaceutical companies from China, will showcase their efforts and packages in attracting oversea talents and provide ideal environments for entrepreneurs. If you want to know the current status of drug discovery activities, or are interested in exploring career opportunities in China, we strongly encourage you to make every effort in attending this conference.
For your reference, the following lists some of the companies that plan to participate in this exciting event:
Laureate Biopharmaceutical Services, Inc., Sundia Meditech Company Ltd., Nanjing Sanhome Pharmaceutical Co. Ltd., China Council for the Promotion of International Trade ( CCPIT ), Jiangsu Hengrui Medicine Co., Ltd., CGeneTech Shouzhou, Johnson & Johnson Innovation Center, Shanghai, Harbin Limin Economic and Technical Development Zone, SPV Jiaxing International Bio-Tech Park, Chengdu Tianhe Biomedical Technology Park Limited Company, Shanghai Zhangjiang Biotech and Pharmaceutical Base Development Co., Ltd., Wuhan Optics Valley Biomedical Industrial Park, CUSABIO, Angel Yeast Co., Ltd., Shenzhen BGI aquatic science and Technology Co., Ltd., Beijing Zhongguancun Life Science Park Bio-medical Incubatoe Co., Ltd., Jinan High-tech Business Incubator, Jinan Chensheng Medical Silicone Rubber Product Co., Ltd., Hebei Yuxing BIO Engineering Co., Ltd., Hebei Create Instrumentation Technologies Co., Ltd., Chenguang Biotech Group Co., Ltd., Hebei Xingtai Pharmacy Industry Company, Shanghai Biothchnology Corporation, JenKem Technology Co., Ltd., Robiot Co., Ltd.---Biological Buffers, CHINESE PHARMACEUTICAL ENTERPRISES ASSOCIATION, Amoytop Biotech.
This conference is free, but please register ASAP at the following link:
Thank you and look forward to seeing you soon.
Now China has entered a new period of transformation with profound changes in the economic environment. The slowing economic growth creates necessity and chance for economic restructuring. Please join us to hear how the traditional banking industry will change in response to the overall economic transformation and new challenges.
Speaker Dr. Ma Weihua is the Executive Director, President and CEO of China Merchants Bank (CMB). Established in 1987, CMBis China’s first joint-stock commercial bank entirely owned by enterprise legal person. CMB has won many awards domestically and internationally, and become one of the most influential brand in China. Dr. Ma also serves as the Chairman of the Board of Directors forCIGNA & CMC life Insurance Company Ltd., Chairman of China Merchants Fund Management Co. Ltd., and Wing Lung Bank Ltd. He has also served on multiple international educational and research institutes, social organizations and industry associations, and received numerous awards and recognition for his contributions to China’s private sector.
Event will be held on Wednesday April 17th, 11:45am - 1:15pm, Harper 104, University of Chicago. Free lunch provided.
Please RSVP here as I have to get an accurate count for translation audio facilities and lunch. Thanks for your cooperation and look forward to seeing you!
Hello, I’m a Ph.D. student in the Speech Research Laboratory (Patrick Wong, Principal Investigator) in the Department of Communication Sciences and Disorders at Northwestern University. We’re looking for participants for hearing experiments. To participate, you will need to meet the following criteria:
1) Mandarin Chinese is the first language you learned;
2) 18 to 35 years old;
3) No history of neurological disorders;
4) Have normal hearing.
You will be asked to listen to some speech and other sounds in one of our sound booths.
Monetary compensation will be provided for your participation.
If you are interested, please email firstname.lastname@example.org or go to http://cns.northwestern.edu/experiment/registration.html to register.
Project Pumpkin is looking for Northwestern student groups to run a booth with a game/activity for kids on Thursday, October 25th!
Project Pumpkin is an annual trick-or-treat event run by the Northwestern Community Development Corp (NCDC). Our goal is to provide local kids with a safe and fun place to trick-or-treat. Each year we turn Norris into Halloween paradise with themed rooms, a haunted house, and agiant pumpkin bouncy house. Because trick-or-treating is not allowed in Evanston, Project Pumpkin is an amazing way to help make Halloween awesome for more than 1,000 kids... and we need your help to do that! (For more information about Project Pumpkin, visit the website HERE
All we need from your student group is to:
Think of a fun activity for kids to do and buy appropriate supplies.
Check in at Norris, day-of by 3:30pm.
Make sure there is always someone manning the booth.
Make Halloween awesome for over 1000 kids.
We will provide you with a booth and FREE CANDY to give away to the kids!
To sign your student group up to run a booth at Project Pumpkin, click here
The deadline to sign up is next Wednesday, October 17th!
If you have any questions at all, please feel free to reply to this email or contact the Project Pumpkin Booths Committee head (Karen Wilber) at KarenWilber2015@u.northwestern.edu
Mark your calendar for September 5th!
芝加哥外商投资集团（CFIG）与你好传媒集团将于9月5日，周三晚上6点到8点半于111 East Wacker Drive, 26th Floor, Chicago 举行“EB-5移民签证介绍会”。EB-5项目允许任何境外国民通过投资经EB-5授权的项目或商务进而获得在美国的永久居留权。相信很多中国的留学生都会对此很感兴趣。
与此同时，活动主办还将为参加活动的来宾提供free dinner! 名额有限，希望感兴趣的朋友尽快注册！具体的活动安排请见附件。