This year around 10,000 awards, ranging from associate degrees to PhDs,
will be conferred on CityU students. The 2007 Congregation will be held
from 6 to 15 November in Chan Tai Ho Multi-purpose Hall, while the ceremony
for the honorary doctoral degrees will take place on 8 November. Four
distinguished persons will receive the honorary doctoral degrees this
year, including Dr Chan Sui-kau, founder and Executive
Chairman of Yangtzekiang Garment; Nobel laureate Professor Claude
Cohen-Tannoudji; Ms Elizabeth Wang Ming-chun,
an acclaimed artist; and Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, Chairman
of Hopewell Holdings and former Council Chairman of CityU, in recognition
of their significant contributions to education, learning and the well-being
speakers lecture series
Chemistry Nobel laureate Jean-Marie Lehn will be delivering
a lecture titled "From Matter to Life: Chemistry? Chemistry!"
in the Multi-media Conference Room on 30 October. This is part of the
France-Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture Series, which is a programme of
high-profile lectures under the auspices of the French Academy of Sciences.
The talk represents a special chance to hear the 1987 Nobel Chemistry
Prize winner expand upon the realm of chemistry where the inanimate meets
the living. Professor Lehn will also be delivering lectures on 30 October
and 31 October on Supramolecular Chemistry in the Department of Biology
The seminar "Language Companion Course — An innovative approach
to enhance students' English writing skills" (LCC) was organised
by the Offices of the Dean of Student Learning (DSL) and Chief Information
Officer (CIO) on 10 October 2007. It reported the latest developments
of LCC, one of the initiatives taken by the University to help students
master English. LCC provides online English tutors who comment on students?course
work before they submit it to their teachers. The pre-pilot stage commenced
in semester B 2006?7 and will advance to pilot status next semester. The
University plans to include 10 to 15 courses in the pilot scheme and is
now inviting subject teachers to join LCC. For interested teaching staff,
please contact the offices of DSL or CIO directly.
Scheme Presentation Ceremony
The A+++ Scholarship Scheme Presentation Ceremony will take place on 24
October. The purpose of A+++ Scholarship Scheme is to reward those students
admitted to the University in 2007?8 who have achieved outstanding academic
and sporting results. On offer are entrance, student exchange and residence
The School of Law has launched the Global Legal Education and Awareness
Programme (G-LEAP), the first of its kind involving a Hong Kong law school.
It will enable CityU law students to spend a month studying at the Faculty
of Law, Monash University, Melbourne, Australia. The programme will commence
in June 2008 and is expected to involve 50 CityU students every year.
One of the objectives of G-LEAP is to instil a sense of global understanding
among law students that will benefit them in their professional careers.
The 9th China Hi-Tech Fair is being held from 12 October to 17 October
at the Shenzhen Convention and Exhibition Centre. Fifteen applied research
projects from the Department of Physics and Materials Science, the Department
of Biology and Chemistry, the Department of Computer Science, the Department
of Electronic Engineering and the Department of Manufacturing Engineering
and Engineering Management of CityU are showcased during the exhibition.
This is one of the largest and most influential science and technology
fairs in China. It has attracted delegations from 30 countries, including
the US, UK, Germany, Canada, Australia, Italy and Russia and more than
40 famous multinationals including Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, Siemens, British
Telecommunications, Ericsson, Philips, SAP, Sony, Samsung et al.
The Research Council of the Government's Food and Health Bureau has appointed
Professor Michael Yang, Department of Biology and Chemistry,
to its Grant Review Board (GRB) for the Health Services Research Fund
and the Research Fund for the Control of Infectious Diseases. Professor
Yang has accepted a two-year term with the GRB and will be instrumental
in evaluating the research proposals received by the two research funds.
The GRB also provides scientific support for the research projects of
the Health Care and Promotion Fund and the aforementioned Health Services
Two graduates in Bachelors of Arts (Hons) in Chinese from the Department
of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics, Mr Chong Tat-shing
(2004 graduate) and Ms Wan Kit-yin (2005), who teach
at QualiEd College and the Lok Sin Tong Wong Chung Ming Secondary School
respectively, received commendation certificates in the 12th Teachers'
Commendation Scheme. Organised by the Committee on Respect Our Teachers
Campaign, it promotes the respect of teachers and care of students. The
commendation scheme awarded 1,400 teachers for their outstanding professional
performance this year.
Year 2 students from the Faculty of Business have dominated
the Young Leadership Development Programme organised by the AIA Foundation
this year. Five students claimed three of the four major awards up for
grabs, outperforming all other participating local institutions. Louis
Ching Ka-kit, Eman Lam Yi-man, Joe Kwok
Lai-yi, Marco Ng Yiu-fung and Candy
Tse Fung-ling were chosen to join the programme after a careful
selection process and interviews at the beginning of the year.
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