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Has CityU made up its mind on how to deal with the looming crisis of the budget crunch, in the face of cutbacks in government funding? Is delinking our salaries from those of the civil service, with a consequential cut in our paychecks, already on the cards? If you have paid attention to what our President, Professor H K Chang, has said to the newspapers over the past few days, the answers seem to have been set in stone.
"Life is the most precious gift we ever have, the problem is¡K we don't realize it until we are about to lose it!" said Katherine Leung on a bed at the Prince of Wales Hospital. Katherine, 26, a CityU graduate, now fighting against a deadly blood cancer, is waiting for a bone marrow transplant. If you wish to render your support, drop by the i-Cafe at the Academic Building today and tomorrow and donate several drops of your blood. You may be the one to bring Katherine a new life.
Mutual understanding is essential to promote economic cooperation between countries and to resolve trade disputes in a globalized economy. Building up bilateral rapport between member states is a fundamental working principle of WTO. In this context, CityU's School of Law received a rare guest from high office and a WTO diplomat.
In the face of likely dwindling public funding support over the next few years, City University has to find ingenious ways to generate extra income to help focused on its vision and mission. This responsibility has now largely fallen on the shoulders of Mr James Ng, Executive Director of CityU Extension (CTEX).
The campus bookshop, which used to be located on the Level 4 Mall of the Academic Building will be moved down to Level 3 right next to the new escalator off the library entrance in the Green Zone. The new shop, sporting a complete facelift, is targeted for opening on 4 February. A new operator, the Commercial Press (HK) Ltd, will take over when the new venue is filled out, hopefully, with a wider choice of textbooks and general books, better services and more competitive prices.
About 300 guests, staff and students turned out on 16 January for the naming ceremony of the first residential block of City University's Student Hostels Project. The block was named the Jockey Club Humanity Hall, in honour of the generous contribution made by the Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust towards the development of the student residences.
About 100 of Ms Guan Xiaoyun's traditional Chinese paper cut artworks, including the first ever showing of her masterpiece titled "Revisit of the Qinhuai River in Nanjing" - a 15 x 3 metres long artwork which took six years to complete --are on display at the CityU Gallery from 16 January to 28 February.
Plot the path of your professional education at CityU from our newly published Prospectus for Postgraduate Programmes 2003 Entry, your guide to our pioneering programmes designed to keep your finger on the pulse of the changing needs of time.
City University's Run Run Shaw Library has received a donation of more than 100 valuable titles covering a wide variety of Western art. The mostly rare, out-of-print editions were donated by Donald Stone, Professor of English at City University of New York. The books will be on display in the Library until January 17.