The IMPAC logo was designed by Jim
Hardesty, a local artist and specialist in Chinese calligraphy.
Mr. Hardesty has been a student of Chinese calligraphy for over 40
years. During his years living in Taiwan he studied under a famous
Taiwanese calligrapher. The logo means "falcon"
(the animal) in Chinese.
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Marks of Distinction:Cornell was the first university to teach modern Far Eastern languages.
Cornell's Full-Year Asian Language Concentration (FALCON) program
provided unusually comprehensive and intensive one-year study of
Chinese or Japanese.