Last week I blogged about Xifan Liu, a Chinese instructor of physics at the Oklahoma School of Science and Mathematics, and his donation vehicle of choice to help victims of the earthquake in his home country.
That organization, the Society of Chinese Students and Scholars at the University of Oklahoma, has now raised more than $10,000, according to advisor Sharon Gou. They had raised about $6,500 when I first got in touch with them last week.
Gou said undergraduate student Weihao Zhang, who will graduate in 2009, was instrumental in organizing the relief effort. One of Zhang’s high school classmates died in the earthquake in Sichuan.
The group is still taking donations to help the victims. More information is available by visiting www.ou.edu and clicking “Campus Notices” in the lower right corner.
Wendy K. Kleinman