of Acting President
The CityU Council has appointed
Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki as Acting President of the
University with effect from 1 May. Professor Ho's appointment is until
31 December 2007 or the date a new president is appointed, whichever is
for research excellence
CityU has introduced a new Research Excellence Awards
(REA) Scheme to recognize and reward research excellence. The Scheme reflects
the University's commitment to an environment conducive to research at
an internationally competitive level, and aims to enhance role-related
performance in the delivery of its research agenda. Applications for the
awards will be invited biennially, and will be assessed by a selection
Application is now open for the first REA. Each application
should summarize the research undertaken by the researcher/team, its significance
and its contributions to society. The deadline for application is 30 June,
and the results of the Selection Panel's assessment are expected in October
Up to five awards will be granted, each carrying
a cash prize of HK$15,000 and a trophy. A Grand Award of HK$25,000 may
be granted to give recognition to exceptional achievements. Certificates
of Merit will also be awarded.
support for students encouraged
Staff Giving Club Awards have been established to benefit
students directly and enhance student development. The Awards will be
used to subsidize students to participate in meaningful student projects
that will enrich their life experience and to provide financial assistance
to needy students to enable them to make the best use of the learning
opportunities at CityU. Staff are invited to make donations to support
the Awards and bring the caring and giving culture to student recipients.
in Building Design and Health Protection
Researchers from the Department of Building and Construction will share
with the local industry their mature technologies for building design
that takes into account health protection at a CityU Technology Transfer
Forum entitled "Breakthroughs in Building Design and Health Protection".
The forum, on 18 May, will feature talks by Professor Edmund Choi
Cheong-chuen, on wind tunnel facility technologies; by Dr
Lam Heung-fai, Assistant Professor, on a user-friendly structure
analysis software; and by Dr Albert So Ting-pat, Adjunct
Professor, on application of a virus cleaner.
The creativity of students in the School of Creative Media (SCM) has been
rewarded in three competitions. Lo Chak-wing, studying
on the Master of Fine Arts in Media Design & Technology programme,
beat out 197 entries to win the Grand Adjudicator Award for his documentary
Me, Mother, Grandmother, Father, DV at the Eighth Short Film
Competition of the 14th Beijing Student Film Festival.
Ms Mak Hei-yan, an SCM graduate, won the
Gold Award in the Open Category for Lover's Lover at the 12th
Hong Kong Independent Short Film and Video Awards Festival. Lam Wai-keung,
a second year student, received the Special Mention Award in the Single-screen-based
Interactive Media Category with his installation art The Peeper.
Within a Letter of Love created by Mak Yuen-shan
and Chan Tsz-kin, second year students, and Meta-fishpond
by Choi Chi-chung, a final-year student, made the finals
in the Open and Single-screen-based Interactive Media Categories, respectively.
A team of students led by Cheng Kai-ming,
a second year student, won the Best Creativity Award in the Student Division
with their short film Tracking at the Second Fresh Wave Short
Film Competition co-organized by the Hong Kong International Film Festival
Society and the Hong Kong Arts Development Council.
Six CityU students and alumni were among the winners at the prize presentation
ceremony of the Second City Literary Awards on 5 May. Students performed
particularly well in the Prose Category, capturing the second and third
places and two merits. Two alumni also won the second place in the Poetry
Category and a merit in the Short Story Category respectively. Eighteen
prize winners were selected from 250 entries from young people in Hong
Kong and Macau this year. The winning entries will be published in the
second issue of City Literature in the summer.
Report wins bronze priz
CityU's 2005-06 Annual Report received the Bronze Award in the
17th International Astrid Awards competition in the category of "Annual
Reports ¡X Overall Presentation ¡X Corporate: Distinctive Format".
One of the most prestigious award competitions in the industry world-wide,
the International Astrid Awards competition recognizes outstanding achievement
in design communications.
Dr Alice Chong Ming-lin, Associate Dean of the Faculty
of Humanities and Social Sciences, has been appointed a member of the
Community Investment and Inclusion Fund Committee, HKSAR Government, from
1 April 2007 for a term of two years.
Mrs Sharon Dawn Melloy, Assistant Professor
in the School of Law, has been appointed District Judge by the Chief Executive
of the HKSAR, with effect from 2 May 2007.
"Splitting Images 2007", an exhibition of
the photographic works of students in the School of Creative Media, will
showcase the diversity of the students' visual creativity. Local celebrity
Mr To Kit
will officiate at the opening ceremony on 10 May. The exhibition will
be held from 11 to 20 May at the CityU Gallery.
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