I’ve just heard, as you can’t go back yet, Tsinghua will provide you with online courses. I think this is an excellent response to the situation, as it ensures to help minimize any disruption to your studies. If possible, I’d like to offer my help with computer graphics courses.”
In the video, Professor Martin sent his message of support to China in fighting the novel coronavirus (COVID-19), and expressed willingness to support online learning with computer graphics courses.
He praised Tsinghua University’s quick response to ensure the delivery of teaching and learning for all Tsinghua teachers and students through online courses.
He also expressed his wishes for the speedy resolution of the situation: “I believe the epidemic will soon be under control. I hope your online courses go well and things will soon be back to normal.”
Ralph Robert Martin is an Emeritus Professor of Cardiff University in the U.K., and a winner of the 2014 Chinese Friendship Award. In 2001, Professor Martin started to collaborate with Chinese universities and in 2007 he joined Tsinghua as a guest professor at the Tsinghua Department of Computer Science. He is one of the main lecturers on a national course entitled "Fundamentals of Computer Graphics" and a Tsinghua University graduate course "Computer Graphics.”
The full text of the video is provided below.
We’ve all heard the news that you are fighting the new coronavirus. As a guest professor of Tsinghua, I am very concerned about your situation. Please pay careful attention to protecting yourself with face-masks and handwashing, I hope in this way, you remain healthy and safe, and overcome the difficulties of the epidemic as soon as possible.
I've just heard, as you can’t go back yet, Tsinghua will provide you with online courses. I think this is an excellent response to the situation, as it ensures to help minimize any disruption to your studies. If possible, I'd like to offer my help with computer graphics courses.
Please try not worry too much and keep a sense of proportion. The death rate for the new coronavirus is really quite low, lower than flu, influenza, for example, which many people get each winter. Nevertheless, to protect yourself and others, please be careful, and take some physical exercise to help strengthen your resistance.
I am glad to see that the Chinese government has moved quickly and I was very impressed by the speed with which you build new hospitals and send many doctors to Wuhan. I believe the epidemic will soon be under control. I hope your online courses go well and things will soon be back to normal.
I send you my best wishes and ensure you that the world stands with you at this difficult time!
Writer: Guo Lili
Editor: Natalie Meyer, John Olbrich