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1 Lance Bosart Symposium Comments on Graduate Study at Albany George Tai-Jen Chen Chair Professor/Distinguished Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences National Taiwan University 14:00 –14:20 April 19, 2013, 14:00 –14:20 D’Ambra Auditorium, Life Science Building The University at Albany 1

2 2 Completed a M. S. Degree

3 M.S. Dr. Bosart: encouragement and suggestions Thesis published in Tellus 3

4 4 Completed a Ph. D Degree

5 Ph.D. Dr. Bosart: guidance, inspiration, and continuing support and encouragement Thesis published in J. Atmos. Sci. (2 papers) 5

6 pre-processing requirement for faculty position at NTU 6 Go Back to NTU

7 requirement for faculty position at NTU 7

8 Summer 1970 at Washington Park (Susie & George) Graduate Study at Albany 8

9 Courses Taken on Graduate Study 77 Credits in Synoptic Meteorology Dynamic Meteorology Atmospheric Physics (Cloud Physics, Atmospheric Electricity…) Micrometeorology (Atmospheric Transfer Processes, Turbulence…) 24 Credits (~1/3) in Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology, (mainly taken form Dr. Bosart) Weather Analysis Lab.: 1 st graduate course in Synoptic Meteorology taken from Dr. Bosart Great challenge for me! 9

10 Courses taken from Dr. Bosart SemesterCourse No.Subject Fall 1969ATM 421Weather Analysis Lab. Fall 1970ATM 619 Seminar on the General Circulation of the Atmosphere Fall 1971ATM 721Special Problems in Synoptic Meteorology Spring 1972ATM 521Synoptic Meteorology II Spring 1972 ATM 719 Seminar in Synoptic Meteorology Fall 1972ATM 619Seminar in Atmospheric Sciences Spring 1973ATM 721Special Problems in Synoptic Meteorology Spring 1973ATM 522General Circulation of the Atmosphere Fall 1973ATM 521Advanced Synoptic Meteorology II Spring 1974ATM 521Advanced Synoptic Meteorology II (sit in) 10

11 University administration 2005, 8 – 2011, 7Vice President for Academic Affairs and Provost, National Taiwan University 2002, 8 – 2005, 7Dean of Academic Affairs, National Taiwan University 1988, 8 – 1991, 7Chairman, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University Academic Society 1999, 3 – 2001, 3President, Chinese Geophysical Union. 1991, 3 – 1995, 3President, Meteorological Society of the Republic of China 11 Overall Performance in Taiwan

12 Honors A. University 2006-presentChair Professor of National Taiwan University 2006-presentDistinguished Professor, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University 2009International Alumni Award for Exceptional Achievement, The University at Albany B. National Science Council 2002Outstanding Special Invited Research Fellow Award of National Science Council Special Invited Research Fellow of National Science Council 1986,1988, 1990,1992 Outstanding Research Award of National Science Council 12

13 C. Ministry of Education 1999National Chair Professor 1989Outstanding Teaching Award 1984Outstanding Research Award D. Society 2001Fellow, the Meteorological Society of the Republic of China 1998“Common Wealth Magazine” elected as one of 200 most influential persons during the past 400 years history of Taiwan 13

14 "The Greatest Sage and Teacher of China" -- Confucius (B.C ) Dr. Bosart to me Once a teacher, for life a father-figure ( 一日為師,終身為父 ) 14 Influenced My Life the Most

15 15 Overall Through Dr. Bosart’s loving teaching in all aspects, I have gained precious wisdom,which tremendously influenced my life, either in academic achievement or in personal characters. Never will I forget the kindnesses, patience, and love that he cultivated in my heart, so I may harvest the abundant fruit in my life today. Hardly, could I put down my gratitude in word, and all I could say is “Thank you so much Dr. Bosart”

16 16 He is so happy with students’ decoration on his office door for his 70 th birthday on 24 August 2012.

17 17 He is so happy to have Kittie Ellie “help” him write and do things on his Mac Laptop.


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