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Over 40 paintings in a smorgasbord of styles, including impressionism, cubism and traditional Chinese brush painting, are on display now in CityU's Multi-Purpose Room C from 21 to 25 May. Organized by the Cultural and Sports Committee, the exhibition unveils not only works of art by Mr Chiang Hau Fun, but also the artist's love of Hong Kong.
CityU graduates have achieved encouraging job-seeking performance in 2002. An employment survey conducted by the University's Student Development Services (SDS) shows that, by the end of December last year, as many as 93.5% of its 2002 bachelor's degree programmes graduates, and 94% of its graduates from higher diploma and associate degree programmes have found jobs, started their own business or pursued further studies.
CityU Enterprises Ltd, the extension arm of City University that helps to commercialize research outcomes, technologies and innovations through technology transfer and the development of viable businesses in the community, has welcomed two new companies in the past few months.
"It's the first legal text written and compiled by Western academics with China's law reform in mind," said Professor Mike McConville, Dean of the CityU's School of Law (SLW), at the book launch of the English Criminal Justice Process, in Beijing on 11 April. "The book gives a comprehensive account of the structure of criminal justice in England and related issues," he added. "We hope it will contribute .... "
A delegation of consuls-general representing seven countries was greeted by CityU President Professor H K Chang and other staff members on 14 April.
The anxious wait is finally over, sort of. On 9 May, the University Grants Committee (UGC) formally notified CityU that 13 of its 19 associate degree (AD) programmes would be cut off from government funding by 2008. Only six* will retain public support. The withdrawal process is to begin as early as in 2004-05 and end, within a more accelerated timeframe than previously expected, by 2007-08.
CityU will confer honorary degrees on four distinguished individuals at its 18th Congregation on 12 November, in recognition of their contribution to knowledge, to the development of the University and to the well-being of society. The recipients are:
Despite its long and rich cultural heritage, China must advance in the sciences and technologies to become a stronger country," said Professor S T Lee, speaking to Linkage after being awarded Second Prize in China's National Natural Science Award 2002 at a ceremony on 28 February.

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