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CityU's College of Higher Vocational Studies has hit the road, showcasing various aspects of its programmes through the perspective of graduates, at selected malls in Hong Kong, Kowloon and the New Territories.
Millie Chan's exhibit, Disintegrate The Simultaneous Dress, featured a two-by-four-metre area wrapped in dark cloth. Outside the room, several white T-shirts were placed on the floor, and a viewing screen hung on a wall. Inspired by the tunnel linking CityU and Festival Walk, Chan said her multimedia boutique allowed visitors to design their own clothes, which were then shown on the display screen by an overhead projector.
Hot on the heels of the successful public listing of TeleEye Holdings Ltd, CityU is banking on yet another winner in the Smart Asset Management (SAM) Research Laboratory, which was launched at a donation ceremony on 14 May.
Three CityU students were honoured for their excellent work in French language studies at the First French Awards Presentation Ceremony, organized by the French Section of the Division of Language Studies on 11 May 2001.
TechExpo 2001, the Division of Computer Studies' two-day extravaganza featuring 55 special projects of graduating students, was launched 11 May before an audience of more than 150 professionals, academics and students.
Dealings in TeleEye Holdings Ltd, of which City University of Hong Kong is a founding shareholder, commenced on 8 May on the Growth Enterprise Market (GEM) of the Stock Exchange of Hong Kong.
Dressed in a grey t-shirt and blue jeans, Eddie Mak blends naturally with his fellow CityU students. But there is more underneath the laid-back exterior of this confident and talkative 21-year-old student. Mak is an experienced Web designer whose company, EO Design, is fast gaining a reputation for fine and innovative work.
Following the explosive development of IT, a technological revolution is taking place in the international linguistic scene-the use of technology to save the world's endangered languages. And this is probably why the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities in the US jointly sponsored the establishment of the Electronic Meta-structure for Endangered Language Data Project (EMELD) a few months ago.
A Website Management Programme for students in the Bachelor of Arts with Honours Degree in Language Information Science, offered by CityU's Department of Chinese,Translation and Linguistics, is proving a great success, with student participation now including a large number of students from all three years. The programme is run by Dr Jonathan Webster, Acting Head of CityU's Department of English and Communication.
Since its establishment in 2000, CityU's Institute of Chinese Linguistics (ICL) has undertaken a number of research projects utilizing the collective expertise of the staff associated with the institute. One of these projects involves research in the specific context of Chinese language mediated e-commerce. Dr Matthew Lee, Head of the Department of Information Systems (IS), is working with colleagues from the ICL on this groundbreaking project.

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