30th Anniversary events
A number of events will be held in April to mark the University’s 30th anniversary. More than 100 calligraphy artworks created by academicians and scholars from Taiwan, Hong Kong and mainland China will be showcased at the Science and Art: Chinese Calligraphy Exhibition by Renowned Academicians. The participants are all leading scholars in their fields of study and also talented artists. The exhibition will be held at the Singing Waves Gallery and the Run Run Shaw Library through 11 May. The aim of the exhibition, which was proposed by Professor Way Kuo, University President, is to narrow the gap between traditional culture and modern-day students and promote interest in broadening their knowledge, improving artistic taste and cultivating cultural appreciation.
The 9th IEEE International Conference on Nano/Micro Engineered and Molecular Systems will take place from 13 to 16 April, providing researchers with the opportunity to share their most recent research results in this dynamic field. The CityU 3rd Distinguished Alumni Award Presentation Ceremony on 16 April honours alumni for their remarkable personal achievements and significant contributions to their professions/careers, the University and the community. The student-initiated 30th Anniversary Joint Concert performed by the CityU Philharmonic Orchestra, CityU Chinese Orchestra and CityU Choir will take place on 6 April at City Hall.
The Asian Experimental Video Festival x Leung Chi Wo Exhibition focuses on presenting experimental videos from Asia (Hong Kong, Macau, mainland China, Japan, Malaysia, South Korea, Taiwan), and creates a platform for cultural exchange among Asian cities. The featured artist Mr Leung Chi-wo, Assistant Professor in the School of Creative Media, will display new works. He is considered to be one of Hong Kong’s leading visual artists with numerous awards and growing international recognition. The Video Festival runs from 1 to 4 April and “Leung Chi Wo: I don’t really know sometimes if it’s because of culture” runs from 24 April to 18 May, both to be held at the Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre.
In addition, the Literature: CityU Year of Global Literary Expression, a world-class series of presentations by award-winning writers, educational sessions for students, creative writing workshops, and an exhibition of CityU’s Hong Kong Cultural Atlas project, kicks off with the CityU Literary Festival & Literary Contest from 25 April to 15 May.
On a more sporting note, the Global Marathon-Gyeongju Cherry Marathon 2014 will see a team of CityU students, staff and alumni reaching out beyond campus and beyond Hong Kong to promote fitness and a more healthy lifestyle within the University community as CityU runners compete in one of South Korea’s major long-distance running events, to be held in Gyeongju on 5 April.