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No. 97 2 October 2007


Information Day 2007
This year the annual Information Day will take place on 13 October. Under the theme "From Student to Professional", CityU's commitment to helping young people transform into well-educated professionals will be highlighted. Information Day will consist of an array of briefing sessions on different progarmmes, exhibitions, talks and guided tours, plus a series of seminars for parents co-hosted with Metro Radio. CityU professors and celebrity guest speakers will share their experience and expertise with both young people and parents and provide guidance on personal growth, academic development and career prospects.


Parents' Day at CityU
About 400 parents, career masters and members of parents and teachers associations from local secondary schools participated in the "Parents' Day at CityU" organized by the Community Relations Committee of the University Council on 27 September. The talks delivered by Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki, Acting President; Dr Chan Yan-chong, Associate Professor of the Management Sciences Department and Dr Wong Sing-wing, Associate Professor of the Applied Social Studies Department, were well received by the participants.

Eminent speakers lecture series
The School of Law is organizing a public lecture on "Sustainability Considerations for Infrastructure Development" featuring Dr Raymond Ho Chung-tai, a member of the Hong Kong Legislative Council representing the Engineering Functional Constituency and a Hong Kong Deputy to the Tenth National People's Congress of the PRC. Dr Ho was awarded Honorary Doctor of Business Administration by CityU. The lecture will be held at 4:30pm on Wednesday, 3 October 2007 in Lecture Theatre 3, 4/F, Academic Building.

International conference on terrorism, human security and development
The School of Law, in collaboration with the United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan, will host a two-day international conference on 16 October and 17 October at the Multi-media Conference Room. This conference is the first of its kind in Hong Kong and will bring together more than 25 experts from around the world in law and policy issues relating to terrorism, public law, comparative and international law, human rights, and development. They will discuss the topic from the human perspective in order to enhance the understanding of various related issues and their overall implications for promoting and protecting human rights.

International Feng Shui conference
The 3rd International Conference on Scientific Feng Shui & Built Environment 2007 X Sustainability & Operability, co-hosted by the Department of Building & Construction, Asian Institute of Intelligent Buildings and Building Services Operation and Maintenance Executives Society, will be held at Wei Hing Theatre on 26 October and 27 October 2007. More than 10 distinguished environmental scientists, architects and Feng Shui researchers from Australia, Germany, Italy, Japan, Serbia, US, Brazil, UK, Malaysia, mainland China and Hong Kong will be assembled to share their case studies and research on scientific Feng Shui and the built environment. A study tour will be included in the 2-day conference to present the cases to the participants.


Japan Week 2007
The Department of Chinese, Translation and Linguistics (CTL) will hold Japan Week 2007 from 9 October to 12 October with the aim of enhancing students' understanding of Japanese language and culture. Programmes include four seminars by well-known scholars from Japan on linguistics, culture and politics in Japan, performances in Japanese tea ceremony, traditional clothing, flower arrangement and traditional drums and swords. Japan Week will be opened on 9 October by Mr Sato Shigekatsu, Consul-General of Japan in Hong Kong; Professor Richard Ho Yan-ki, Acting President; Professor Martin John Painter, Acting Dean of Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences; Professor Jonathan Webster, Head of Department of CTL; and Mr Chan Che-shing, Departmental Advisory Committee Member of CTL.


Annual Athletic Meet (2007-2008)
The 14th CityU Annual Athletic Meet will be held on Sunday, 7 October between 9am and 5pm at the Joint Sports Centre on Renfrew Road. Organized by the Physical Education Section of Student Development Services and sponsored by the Cultural and Sports Committee, this annual sports event welcomes all students, full-time staff and their dependant children (for children's events only) to participate.


Dress Special Day
Staff and students raised $16,427.20 for this year's Dress Special Day, which took place on 25 September. All donations will go to support the Family and Child Welfare Services under the Community Chest Umbrella.


Outstanding Paper Award
Professor (Chair) Douglas Vogel and Dr Ron Kwok Chi-wai, Associate Professor, of the Department of Information Systems, won the Outstanding Paper Award at the 19th World Conference on Education Multimedia, Hypermedia and Telecommunications, organized by the Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education. The paper titled "Do Mobile Device Applications Lead to Learning?" was co-authored by Dr David Kennedy of the University of Hong Kong.


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