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No. 204 8 Oct 2013
Published on the first Tuesday of every month.


Information Day
A series of activities including admissions and parent talks, exhibitions, facility tours and student performances has been organised this year under the theme of "Discover & Innovate @ CityU" for the CityU Information Day on 19 October. For details, please visit here.  

Sustainable energy symposium
World renowned experts on energy will gather at a symposium titled "Sustainable Energy for the Future–How to Make the Best Choice?" organised by the School of Energy and Environment on 18 October to share their knowledge and insights on different energy choices and their implications, and shed light on the energy issues in Hong Kong. The speakers will be:

  • Ms Joan MacNaughton, Chair of Energy and Climate Policy Assessment, World Energy Council
  • Dr John Reilly, Senior Lecturer and Co-Director of the Joint Program on the Science and Policy of Global Change Center for Environmental Policy Research, MIT Sloan School of Management
  • Mr Neville Henderson, Commissioner of the Australian Energy Market Commission and Chairman of the Reliability Panel in the Australian National Energy Market
  • Professor Way Kuo, President and University Distinguished Professor, CityU

Mr Wong Kam-sing, Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, and Dr Christine Loh Kung-wai, Under Secretary for the Environment, HKSAR Government, will also attend.


President’s Lecture Series
In the next talk in the President’s Lecture: Excellence in Academia Series, Professor Liu Chain-tsuan, University Distinguished Professor, will discuss how the application of materials that have been discovered, invented, transformed and manipulated is critical to the quality of life and well-being of societies, countries and human civilisation. The talk is titled "Materials, civilization and technology innovation" and will take place on 21 October.


Distinguished Lecture Series
Professor Akihisa Inoue, Special Adviser to the Chancellor and Director of the International Institute of Green Materials at Josai University Educational Corporation in Japan, will give a talk titled "Development and Applications of Bulk Glassy Alloys" as part of the on-going City University Distinguished Lecture Series. This lecture aims to introduce the development history of bulk glassy alloys, their alloy systems and alloy components, structure, atomic configurations, glass-forming ability, production techniques and processes, fundamental properties, thermal stability, and so forth. The lecture will take place on 9 October.


France–Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture Series
Professor Anne Cheng of the Collège de France and Chair in Intellectual History of China will give a talk titled "From Confucian Orthodoxy to Chinese Modernity" as part of the France–Hong Kong Distinguished Lecture Series. In the lecture, Professor Cheng will explore problems and contradictions raised in the revival of a Chinese political way of thinking with reference to the canonical text of the Great Learning (Daxue). The lecture will take place on 16 October.


Naming ceremonies
The main lecture theatre in Academic 3 (AC3) will be named "Wong Cheung Lo Hui Yuet Hall" after the late Mr Wong Cheung and Mrs Wong Lo Hui-yuet in commemoration of their patriotism and humanitarianism as well as in appreciation of the generous support of their youngest son Mr Wong Chun-hong to CityU. A ceremony will be held on 11 October.

The English Language Centre will be named the "Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin English Language Centre" in recognition of the generous contribution to CityU by the philanthropist Mrs Chan Feng Men-ling. Officiating at the naming ceremony on 10 October will be Mrs Chan and Miss Chan Shuk-lin plus Professor Way Kuo, University President, Professor Roderick Wong Sue-cheun, Vice-President (Development & External Relations), and Mrs Fiona Williams, Head of English Language Centre.


Sharing session with Dr Alice Chong
The College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences will hold a sharing session in honour of the outstanding achievements of Dr Alice Chong Ming-lin, Associate Professor in the Department of Applied Social Studies and the winner of the 2013 UGC Teaching Award. Dr Chong will talk about her experience and her work related to the UGC award. The event will also be a good forum for fostering exchange and commitment in excellence of teaching among faculty. The event will take place on 23 October. For more information, please visit here.


Art exhibitions
Artists and intellectuals are exploring new spaces for creative self-expression as Myanmar’s political reforms unfold. Today writers give readings at literary festivals, musicians perform rap and hip hop in concert and painters exhibit canvases that for decades could be shared only with trusted friends. "Myanmar: Faces and Places" presents the work of about a dozen leading contemporary artists. Organised by the Department of Public Policy, the exhibition lasts until 27 October in the Library.

A collection of Chinese ink colour paintings titled "LotusĦETian Xing" by Lam Tian Xing will be on show at Singing Waves Gallery from 5 October until 17 November. This renowned contemporary artist has developed his own profound style using ink colour painting, which harmoniously blends the traditional framework of Chinese ink colour paintings with bold Western techniques in rich and vibrant colours, with layered images that are both abstract and concrete.


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