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No. 219 6 January 2015
Published on the first Tuesday of every month.


Mr Sunny Lee Wai-kwong has been appointed as Acting Vice-President (Development and External Relations), effective from 1 January 2015, until the completion of the search for a new Vice-President (Development and External Relations). This acting appointment is in addition to his current appointment as Vice-President (Administration).

In addition, Professor Yang Tong has been re-appointed as Head of the Department of Mathematics from 1 August 2015 to 31 August 2018, and Mrs Fiona Jane Williams has been re-appointed as Head of the Chan Feng Men-ling Chan Shuk-lin English Language Centre from 1 July 2015 to 30 June 2017.


President’s Lecture
The upcoming President’s Lecture on 20 January will be delivered by Professor Zang Xiaowei, Dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Social Sciences. The title of the lecture is “Are Western Criticisms of China’s Nationality Policy Valid?”


Distinguished Lecture
The first City University Distinguished Lecture of 2015 will be delivered by Professor Stephen Forrest of the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, Physics and Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Michigan on 9 January.


Professor Paul Chu Kim-ho, Chair Professor of Materials Engineering in the Department of Physics and Materials Science, was elected as Fellow of the Hong Kong Academy of Engineering Sciences for his seminal contributions to surface functionalisation and engineering of functional materials and industrial components by plasma-based and related technology in 2014.        
A final-year project titled “One-Man Orchestra: Conducting Smartphone Orchestra” by Blue Tsui Chun-kit and Thomas Law Chi-hei from the School of Creative Media was accepted by the Emerging Technologies programme at SIGGRAPH Asia 2014. It won the Best Demo award (voted for by attendees), and was one of the only two awards given for the works in the Emerging Technologies programme this year. SIGGRAPH stands for Special Interest Group on GRAPHics and Interactive Techniques, and is internationally renowned for publishing computer graphics research and exhibiting interactive techniques.


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