The Opening Ceremony for Grade 2019 New Students of School of Life Sciences
On September 16, the opening ceremony for grade 2019 new students of School of Life Sciences was held in Dewang Library, Xiamen University. It was attended by Professor Dawang Zhou, dean of School of Life Sciences, Mingzhi Zhang, the secretary of CPC committee of School of Life Sciences, Professor Zhenghong Zuo, the vice dean of School of Life Sciences, Professor Boan Li, the vice dean of School of Life Sciences, Professor Qinxi Li, the vice dean of School of Life Sciences, Professor Xianming Deng, the vice dean of School of Life Sciences,Haorui Ge, the deputy secretary of CPC committee of School of Life Sciences, Xuefeng Ge, the deputy secretary of CPC committee of School of Life Sciences, Professor Chensong Zhang and other related teacher representatives. The ceremony was held by Jiabei Wu, Deputy Secretary of CY committee of School of Life Sciences.
The ceremony started with all standing up and singing the national anthem. Prof. Zhou first warmly welcomed grade 2019 new students. He pointed out that students nowadays can be called lucky generation in terms of their growing environment, conditions of study, opportunities of the times and so on. They are the pillars of the country’s future and the fresh forces for the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation. He hoped that the students can practice the motto of Xiamen University: Pursue Excellence; Strive for Perfection and develop the habit of active and continuous learning. He also hoped the students will accumulate profound knowledge through learning, improve their comprehensive literacy, exercise their ability, and foster a glittering personality, and ultimately produce scientific research results that can benefit the country and all mankind.
Prof. Chensong Zhang conveyed his expectations and wishes to the students in a humorous way. He mentioned that he had studied and worked for 13 years in School of Life Sciences. Under the careful cultivation of the School, he grew up as a professor from an ignorant new student, and witnessed the continuous development of the college. In his view, the resources and conditions for the study and research of School of Life Sciences are comparable with any other domestic and foreign universities. He hoped the students can be passionate and maintain the enthusiasm for scientific research.
Xinhe Gao and Zhixiong Liu spoke on behalf of old undergraduates and graduate students respectively. Xinhe Gao showed the undergraduate freshmen the meaning of “real university” from the three aspects of freedom, colorfulness and research, and encouraged the students to explore more in the future study life, work diligently and create their own wonderful university life. Zhixiong Liu sincerely welcomes all graduate students to join School of Life Sciences. He suggested that students should read more literature, learn with humility, and pay attention to exercises to achieve the balance of work and leisure.
Next, Huimin Wang and Xinyi Ren made speeches on behalf of undergraduate and postgraduate new students respectively. Huimin Wang sincerely expressed her joy of being admitted to School of Life Sciences and her devotion to tireless work. Xinyi Ren hopes that all graduate students can pay attention to academic integrity, constantly improve their ability, and treat scientific research work with an independent, innovative, pragmatic and realistic attitude.
In the melodious School Song, the opening ceremony of the 2019 freshmen came to an end.