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No. 226 4 August 2015

New logo
Our new logo design presents a refreshed image of CityU, one that reflects our achievements and aspirations. It is consistent with our energetic, innovative and forward-looking character as well as our aspirations to be a global leader. The bold burgundy colouring and the dynamic shape perfectly capture the essence of CityU—Professional, Creative, For the World—while the 3D visual effects stemming from the gradation, or the sunray on the logo, add energy and vibrancy. A video on the new logo can be viewed here.


Honorary Doctorates 2015
The University will confer honorary doctoral degrees on the following persons in recognition of their significant contributions to learning and/or to the well-being of society:

• Mr Bernard Charnwut Chan Honorary Doctor of Social Science
• Mr Bruce Cheng Honorary Doctor of Engineering
• Professor Herbert Gleiter Honorary Doctor of Science
• Mr David Harilela Honorary Doctor of Business Administration

The Ceremony for the conferment of honorary degrees in 2015 will be held on 20 November 2015. 


New LT head
Professor Liu Meichun will assume duty as Professor and concurrently Head of Department of Linguistics and Translation on 10 August 2015. Professor Liu received her PhD from the University of Colorado Boulder and is currently Professor of Linguistics at the National Chiao Tung University, Taiwan. Her areas of expertise lie in functional syntax, lexical semantics and cognitive linguistics. 


Acting heads
School of Creative Media:
Professor Horace Ip Ho-shing assumed the role of Acting Dean of School of Creative Media (SCM) from 1 August until a new Dean has been identified.  The acting appointment is in addition to his substantive position as Chair Professor of Computer Science and concurrent appointment as Vice-President (Student Affairs). Professor Jeffrey Shaw completed his term of office as Dean of School of Creative Media on 31 July 2015. Under Professor Shaw’s deanship, SCM has achieved its long envisioned prominence.  Doubling in size within a five-year period, SCM has attracted a significant group of internationally prominent artists and researchers. Upon completion of his deanship, Professor Shaw will continue to actively support the School in his capacity as Chair Professor of Media Art.

School of Energy and Environment:
Professor Peter Brimblecombe
, Chair Professor of Atmospheric Environment and Associate Dean in the School of Energy and Environment (SEE), will assume the role of Acting Dean of SEE following the completion of Professor Johnny Chan Chung-leung’s term of office as Dean until a new Dean has been identified. Professor Chan was the Founding Dean of SEE. Under his leadership, the School successfully recruited talented academics who together are performing cutting-edge research and providing professional education in energy- and environment-related issues. He will continue to support SEE in his capacity as Chair Professor of Atmospheric Science. Professor Brimblecombe, who received his PhD from the University of Auckland and joined CityU in 2013, assumed his new role from 1 August 2015.


Rebuilding the Tong-an Ships New Media Art Exhibition
The “Rebuilding the Tong-an Ships New Media Art Exhibition” co-organised by the National Palace Museum (NPM) in Taipei and City University of Hong Kong (CityU), and supported by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum, will be held from 15 August to 30 September, 10am to 7pm daily (except for Thursdays), at 3/F, Academic 3.

The exhibition is the first such collaboration between CityU and NPM following a memorandum of understanding signed in October 2014 for the promotion of cultural and art exchanges between Taiwan and Hong Kong. It features installations using a holographic projection, naked-eye 3D, augmented reality, and Kinect sensor technology as an interactive and digital art form to reinterpret the rise and fall of Tong-an ships in Chinese maritime history.


International Sustainable Campus Network
CityU has joined the International Sustainable Campus Network (ISCN). Membership will facilitate the University’s participation in global exchanges with other campus sustainability leaders. ISCN provides a global forum that supports leading colleges, universities, and corporate campuses in the exchange of information, ideas, and best practices for achieving sustainable campus operations and integrating sustainability into research and teaching.


International marine protection conference
CityU strives to promote academic exchange and collaboration in marine environmental science in order to enhance the awareness of marine environmental protection. An international conference in August at CityU will cover related interdisciplinary topics under the theme “Tools for Ocean Research”. The International Conference on Underwater Science, Technology and Education (ICUSTE) will be held from 19 to 22 August. The event is being organised by the Division of Earth Sciences of National Natural Science Foundation of China; CityU’s State Key Laboratory in Marine Pollution; and our School of Veterinary Medicine.


Professor Luk Kwai-man, Chair Professor of the Department of Electronic Engineering, and his PhD student, Li Yujian, received the Best Paper Award at the 2015 IEEE 4th Asia Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation for a paper titled “A Transparent Water Dielectric Antenna”.  Their work was selected out of 286 other papers. The Asia-Pacific Conference on Antennas and Propagation is an international forum for the exchange of information on the progress and recent advancements in the research and development of innovative antenna technology and radio wave propagation.

Two graduates from the Department of Electronic Engineering, Mr Chan Hung-kit and Mr Tung Chung-pui, have won the Champion Award in the Student Project Competition 2014–15 organised by The Institute of Measurement and Control (Hong Kong Section). Their winning project, titled “Smartphone Controlled Quadcopter”, was supervised by Dr Ricky Lau Wing-hong, Associate Professor in EE.


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