The University of Findlay’s fall visiting Vietnamese educator, Nguyen Diep Quy Vy, who specializes in sociology, will give a free public lecture at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3 in the Virginia B. Gardner Fine Arts Pavilion’s Malcolm Dining Hall, located off Frazer Street just to the north of the Frank J. Egner Center for the Performing Arts. Her presentation is titled, “Conversation and Modernization for Urban Development in Vietnam: A Case Study of Ho Chi Minh City.”
She will arrive in Findlay on October 21 and spend one month visiting classrooms on campus and throughout Findlay and Hancock County.
Vy is a lecturer in the Urban Studies department at the University of Social Sciences and Humanities in Ho Chi Minh City, where she offers instruction in topics such as social analysis theories, the urban history of Vietnam and urban community development projects. She has a Master of Arts in applied social research from Monash University in Melbourne, Australia, and a Bachelor of Arts in sociology from the University of Social Sciences and Humanities.
She was recognized as Best Student of the 2001-2005 Sociology Undergraduate Training Program, and served as Vietnam’s representative at the 2008 Copenhagen Consensus Youth Forum held at Copenhagen Business School in Denmark.
She has also written several academic papers, including one that she co-authored with Nguyen Hai Nguyen titled, “An Evaluation of Community’s Role in Minimizing the Impact of Flooding on Residential Areas.” Her research has focused on subjects such as sustainable urban heritage conservation and improving living environments of Ho Chi Minh City’s slums.
Vy will arrive in Findlay on October 21 and spend one month visiting classrooms on campus and throughout Findlay and Hancock County. She will give five different presentations, including, “An Overview of Vietnam and Its History,” “Current Issues in Urban Areas of Vietnam – The Case of Ho Chi Minh City,” “Ho Chi Minh City – A City of Cultural Diversity,” “Urban Heritage Conservation in Vietnam – The Case of Ho Chi Minh City,” and “Changes in Vietnam since the 1986 Reform (Doi Moi) – The Case of Ho Chi Minh City.” Hiroaki Kawamura, UF’s associate professor of Japanese and Chair of the Language and Culture Department, is coordinating her visit. He can be reached at (419) 434-4619, or at email@example.com.