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Library books its place in cultural pantheon ࠇ഼ࣩሔ਩ቔ‫࣊྇ؿ‬ᎂ

New school to lead energy and environment teaching and research ณነ৑ʵეॶ฻ၤ᏷ྊઠ‫ޢ‬

New programmes tune into a complex world ณᇾೡᎶྦྷณ‫ܥ‬ኝ


From the Editor

New look, new initiatives Every new academic year brings with it new faces, new initiatives and new campus developments. The sense of excitement and regeneration that abounds this year is keener than ever. Perhaps befitting an edition that informs you of so many of the latest developments to the campus and its programmes, CityU Today has itself undergone a stylish transformation. The establishment of the School of Energy and Environment, the first in Hong Kong and one of the few in the region, heralds a dynamic new era in teaching and research that cross-examines two of the most pressing issues of our time. Also the talk of the University for all the right reasons is the revamped Library, which defines space and creates ambience intelligently by combining contemporary and traditional elements. Whether CityU Today is an old friend or a new acquaintance, share with us the joy and pride in all that is new at CityU.

ณ࣊ྋdŕ¸“ŕ§˝Éˆ áŠ?ÎąÍ Őścณ‍ŕ ?ؿ‏ʏdŕ¸“â€Ťŕ ŽŘżâ€Źá˜ŞŐ—ŕ¸“â€ŤŕˇŠŕŁŽŘżâ€Źŕł•ŕ˘„â€ŤŰ’ÝŻâ€ŹÉŁŕ › ŕŤšáŒ™áŠ?cĘŒÎąĘŽŕŻ?ÖĄÎąeŕŽ›Čšŕą¨Â?ĘŒË€â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÂ?ŕ°‚áŠ’Ę‘ŕ˘€á ™ ರ‍ࡊ࣎כ‏՗ᇞ೥ณೕࢄhಲá‹&#x;τ্c̚‍ŕ ?ŘŽŘżâ€ŹŕŽ‰ßŽÉ–ŕ ?ÍŒ ȚณcáˆŁâ€ŤÜŽâ€ŹÉŁáŠ?â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŻšŕˇŽŐ—ŕ§˝Éˆe

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ॄΚ͓‍༜—ؿ‏ฝʼá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?ŕ§‘Â˜ÉşĐŽŕ —ŕ˛‹Đ&#x;ŕ˛˛ŕśŠĎ„cÎ•Ô“ĘŞÎ”ŕ¨‚É–Ü°ŕś€ŕźŽ ეŕ¨&#x;ࠓ࣊ɞ͹cá?Žŕ´źŕĽśŕ¸ťŐ—á?ˇŕžŠÔ­ÉŁßžĘ˜á‡žá•€cŕŠ€ÉžŕŠ“Éƒŕ¸“ŢľĘ?e

COVER STORY ŰŹŕ ?‍ܨ‏ԑ ĚŠČšŕŁŽŕˇŠÔ™ŕťˇÜ°Ňˆŕ ¨Éşá’žáŠŹŕ˝“Í´ËŽŕł•â€ŤŕŁŠŕž‡Řżâ€ŹáŽ‚eáŽ‚Ę‘á—¸ŕľ”â€ŤŮŠŘżâ€Źŕś‚ŕş¤ŕ ‡ŕ¸“ ŕ§¸ŕ´¸Ő—áˆźŕŽšcŕŠŞĘśŕą…Î‹ŕś¨ŕŹťá ¤ŕŹŠË¤câ€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÉŁŕĄźŕ¤…ÎźŕľŹá„¨ŕ łŕ¸žâ€ŤÖ˛ŮƒŘżâ€ŹŘ…ŕŻźe

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Library books its place in cultural pantheon



ŕ ‡ŕ´źŕŁŠáˆ”ŕ¨Šá‰”â€ŤŕŁŠŕž‡Řżâ€ŹáŽ‚

ᚭ‍ֺٴ‏τÂ?ĘŒË€â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÂ?â€ŤŘżâ€Źá“żâ€ŤÚ†â€Źŕ¸“â€ŤŮƒâ€Źŕź?Ňˆŕ ¨ČšŕŚ´Ę—Ô”ŕŽ›ÍŤĎŹá‚šŐ—ŕŻŠŕ˘§i ‍ے‏ɣณ࣊ྋe $OOWKHEHVW

“Keep quiet and read when in the library.�

ŕś€Ő‚Ň„á…Ľe

It’s a concept instilled in our mind from childhood. Times have changed and so too Shih-ying Tan á–­Ë–ßœ Editor-in-Chef á?˘á‡ á?Ž

Editor-in-Chief : Shih-ying Tan / á?˘á‡ á?Žiá–­Ë–ßœr.BOBHJOH&EJUPS-POHHFO$IFOϡ‍ܧ‏ᇠá?Ži ŕŽšáŽ˜ŕŁ“r&YFDVUJWF&EJUPS4DBSMFUU-FVOHਨϡᇠá?Žiષ๥ౡr&OHMJTI&EJUPS$SBJH'SBODJT ßœĘźá‡ á?ŽiŕŻ?ɞቀr%FTJHOBOE1SPEVDUJPO$PNNVOJDBUJPOT1VCMJD3FMBUJPOT0ĂŽDFBOE0SJKJFO-UE ŕŽ‰ßŽĘĽá‚‡Đ?iŕś¨ŕŚŠĘĽĘ”á—?ŕ­ŽĘĽ2ULMHQ/WG 1IPOFŕ˝‹ŕťˇi  r'BYඨभi(852) 2628 2812 r8FCTJUFá ‰Ń?iIUUQXXXDJUZVFEVILOFXTDFOUSFr&NBJMཋྯiDQSP!DJUZVFEVILr.BJM$JUZ6 5PEBZ&EJUPST $PNNVOJDBUJPOT1VCMJD3FMBUJPOT0ĂŽDF $JUZ6OJWFSTJUZPG)POH,POH 5BU$IFF"WFOVF  Kowloon, Hong Kong / ŕŽ?঩iŕ —ŕ˛‹ČžáŽ˜ŕź Éžŕź?ࠗಋ‍Ě&#x;ے‏ɣáŠ?ŕś¨ŕŚŠĘĽĘ”á—?ŕ­ŽÂ?ĘŒË€â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÂ?ᇠá?ŽŕŽŤÎ˝ 2  É€22ȞιɊ˂

have libraries. 

Â—Ôˇŕž‡ŕŁŠáŽ‚Ě‹ËżËžášžŕŁŠcÉşËżá‚“ŕťˇeÂ˜ŕŽ›Ü° 



Ňˆŕ ¨ÔŤŕŁ‚â€ŤÍżŘżâ€Źŕľ‹eŕŁ‚ŕŹŤË–â€Ť×žâ€ŹcĘŒĘ¨â€ŤŕŁŠŕž‡Řżâ€ŹáŽ‚



Ε‍ঢ়ר‏É?É°á›°ŕŠĄÉŠĘ—Î›Ę?Ę?e


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FEATURES ਿᕀ

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New school to lead energy and environment teaching and research

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New programmes tune into complex world

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ณᇾೡᎶྦྷณ‫ܥ‬ኝ



Mr Reliable passes the test —ቌ੡Ͼ˜ͱ́ಡ໰΋ࣟ 

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18 Creativity in the making  ௚෮ི߮Щੀ—ˮᘅ˜  

Rapping all the way to fluent English and a positive identity —ᓳϯ˜਎ˮ‫ݚ‬Сߜႍd  ҒԷϬ҈

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NEWS & NOTABLE

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CityU leaps to 124th in world ranking ‫ے‬ɣͲଈખΊ ᙺʠϭ଱Ͻ

THROUGH THE LENS

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FROM THE HEART

ͮᄧ˖‫ވ‬

‫ے‬ɣɁႍ



From All Little Livings ́‫ݠ‬ᒨ࿮

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GOWN TO TOWN

Helping students develop appropriate attitude the most important task ਩ቔነ́—‫ݯ‬Ɂ˜



්࣎Է‫م‬ผ



Cheongsams, China and chartered accounting Ρነɺࠞ ι˲ɾ਀

today is published three times a year by City University of Hong Kong. The mission of the magazine is to inform the University’s stakeholders around the world of University issues, people, activities and achievements. ʌˀ‫ے‬ɣҰαɍ౨cοΕంኒࠗಋ‫̟ے‬ɣነΕઠነd‫ޢ‬Ӡʥ̔৻ೕࢄɐ‫ؿ‬௖ณ৽Ήe

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News & Notable

CityU leaps to 124th in world rankings â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÍ˛ŕŹˆŕŞ–ÎŠá™şĘ Ď­ŕŹąĎ˝

City University of Hong Kong surged 23 places to 124th among the world’s top

ŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤĚ&#x;ے‏ɣáŠ?Εߜŕ¨?Â?࣎રɥంŕ§?ೊઠӊऋ˰Â?ÎąŰšÍ˛ŕŹˆֺ௅Ώɣ

universities, according to The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) 2009

áŠ?ŕŞ–ÎŠÉťá™şĘ Ď˝cÖˆŕŹąĎ˝e

survey. CityU has enjoyed a steady ascent in the rankings since 2004, from 198th to 147th last year, and is ranked 124th this year. Professor Way Kuo, University President,

ĎŹÎąá™ťÓ¸Í˛ŕŹˆŕŻ–Ô™ÉŁáŠ?ŕŠœŕŞ–ÎŠŕż”câ€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÎ•Í˛ŕŹˆâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŞ–ÎŠá–‡ŇŻÉ?Ę cÍ… ଱Ď˝É?Ę Ď­ËžÎąâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹąĎ˝cĘŒÎąÍ´Ď‰á™şŕľŹĎ­ŕŹąĎ˝eŕŁŽâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹŕŽŹĎ˝ŕŞ ŕŞ’â€ŤŮ˛â€Ź

attributed the ranking rise to the joint efforts of all colleagues, students, alumni,

Í?cŕŽ›Ü°Í˛á›˝ŕŞ á“ťŕĄ—dáŠ?Í d࣎ʤdΛϽ‍ٽ࣎ڊ‏ʼɣáŠ?Ęťâ€ŤŮ‘Ü›â€ŹÉşáŠœĐŚÉˆâ€Ťؿ‏

former presidents and other supporters. He expressed his thanks to former and

Κ‍׎‏eË˘ÎƒŕŁ‚Î‰á‹ƒÍ¨ĘĽŕŹŠÍ¨ŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œËšŕ˘?՗Κॗ‍Í?ٲ‏ᑢࡎcŕˇ°á‘˘Ë˘ŕ ¨â€ŤŘżâ€ŹÉŁÉˆ

current Council chairmen and its members for their staunch support.

ʝ‍ܛ‏e

Distinguished alumnus named among “Ten Outstanding Young Persons�

ŢŤáŠ?ʼɎ೥áŠ?৑Կྙ࣎ʤdŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒÍŹŕ¸žŕĄź ஹŕŻ&#x;ŕąŁÍąÍ á?ľá?•â€Ťݯ‏ιۚ—Ɋɣ௑ˎ‍ڇ‏ ÎąÂ˜câ€Ťŕž´Ů˛â€ŹË˘Î•ÉŽĐ?ŕŠ?Ď˝É?‍ޯؿ‏ˎΚగcĘĽ â€ŤŮ…ÝŻâ€Źŕ¸œŕľŹŇŻĐ?ËŽâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŚłá˜†e

‍ے‏ɣԿྙ࣎ʤá?ľá?•â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹŕŻ‘ˎ‍ڇ‏ι ஹŕŻ&#x;ŕąŁâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹÉ Í ŕ˘”Ě á‚źâ€ŤËˆÜŞÂ—ÝŻâ€ŹŐ‡ŇĄâ€ŤÝŻâ€ŹĎ„ College of Science and Engineering alumnus

á€ŤÂ˜eˢዜรΑă?žâ€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œcŕ¨„á ¤Ő—á˜?á?’â€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œá€Ť

and information technology (IT) entrepreneur,

Хອ‍ঢ়רؿ‏cÔŽáŠŞŕšŤáƒ”áŠ’ÓŻĎłcΣˎͨ‍م‏ອ

Mr Jonathan Chan Pok-chi, has been selected as

ŕśĄÉŁËŚĘĽĎšŕŚłŕ¨‚âŽ˛ĐĄĘĽŕłŞŕŹ‘ŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œŐŻŕĄ—e

á‰™ŕ˛‹ŕŽŤŕś…Ö‚ĐœŕŽ„ŕ¨?â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁá›˝á›ťÍ â€ŤÝ â€Ź More than 80 officers and soldiers from the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (SAR) Garrison of the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), led by Major General Zeng Qingnian, the Deputy Political

one of the 2009 Ten Outstanding Young Persons in recognition of his distinguished professional

áˆŹŕŽ§â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁĘŒÎąá‚şá?ŠŢľÖ¨cˢŕŚ&#x;ʜѴજ˞ϊᆉ

Commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, visited

achievements and involvement in community

ŕś–Đ?â€ŤÍ ÝŻâ€ŹË€á“¤â€ŤŘ°â€ŹcŐ—Ě´ŕŁŽÉŁŕĄźŕ˘“ÎˆÎšŕĄ—Ę—

City University of Hong Kong on 16 October. During

services.

Ô”eࢄજ̰ԞcË˘ŕŠ€á˜—á™ŠŐ—ČšŕŹ ŕŁŽĘ¤á™™ĘšÎƒ

their tour around the CityU campus, they attended

ĘścŕŹ Ň Îšâ€ŤŰ’â€Źcâ€Ťá™ťŕŁŽĚ´ÝŻâ€ŹÓ¸Í˛ŕŹˆŕŻ–Ô™ČšĎ›Öş

lectures, enjoyed lunch and took part in a friendly

ÉŁáŠ?â€ŤÍŒŘżâ€Źá…&#x;Đ?ŕŚłá˜†e

table tennis match with students and staffs. The

Adhering to the motto “It is more blessed to give than to receive,� Jonathan is keenly involved in community services. He has organised and participated in various services for the Social Welfare Department. He served as a member of the Social Welfare Policy Committee of Wong Tai Sin and Sai Kung Districts for the Department.

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People’s Liberation Army samples university life

interaction between the PLA officers and university teachers and students served to provide each with insight into the other’s lifestyle. This year not only marks the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China, but also the 25th anniversary of CityU, which gave an added significance to the visit.

As this year marks the silver jubilee of CityU, he

ɄɊΛϽɝŕ¨?É ĚľŕťŹâ€Ťßś×™â€Źá‰™ŕ˛‹ŕŽŤŕś…Ö‚ĐœÍ…ŕ§šâ€ŤÜ§â€ŹŐŻ

hopes his award will serve as a birthday present to

ŕąŚá„ŞÎąĘ­ŕŠ€ŕŹ…áƒ”â€ŤË‚×›â€ŹË€ŕŽ„ŕ¨?ŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤĚ&#x;ے‏ɣáŠ?c

be shared with the alma mater. Looking ahead, he

ŕŽŚŕźŚČšÎƒÉ?ᇞdྏᎠdĘ¤á‡ˇËˆá‘ŠdŕŽ‰â€ŤÜŞâ€Źŕ¨„áœŽcá ¤

will continue to make a concerted effort with all

â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕ˘‘Í ŕľŹĎˇÍšâ€ŤÝšâ€Źcá„ˆŕľŹČżŕťŹc‍͓ۺ‏ʤᇡeĘŒÎą

alumni to help CityU become one of the top 100

Ü°ŕ¨?य़Κ͓՚ιcáˆŹŕŽ§â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁá„ŞŕĽ‚՚ι࣎ᄪc

universities in the world.

ŕťŹâ€Ťßś×™â€Źá‰™ŕ˛‹ŕŽŤŕś…ÔžŕŽ„ŇĄÎ›ČżČšá„™ŕˇŽŕşŽe

 ɀ22ȞιɊ˂


â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕ§˝ŕž¸

25th Anniversary celebrations unfold á‚şá?ŠŕŁŽá„Şâ€Ťŕ§˝Ý â€ŹŕŽşá™Šá?žĎˇ To celebrate the 25th anniversary of CityU and broaden the alumni network, the Alumni Relations Office was staging a series of celebratory activities. The University Convocation is organising other celebratory activities. The first event was the Silver Jubilee Alumni Reunion in Beijing on 18 July. About 100 alumni who live or work in Beijing, Tianjin and other mainland cities took part in the reunion together with alumni from Hong Kong and celebrated the University’s 25th anniversary. The Silver Jubilee Reunion: Ocean Park Night was held on 19 September, while the Anniversary Concert was set to take place on 31October. The Alumni Relations Office will also be responsible for inviting alumni to attend the Anniversary Banquet on 6 December. ‍ݯ‏ᄪ༂‍ے‏ɣ՚ι࣎ᄪ˞ʼᒡá’?ŕŁŽĘ¤á ‰ŕłźc࣎ʤá?˛ŕłźŕ­Žá?žĎˇČżČšŕŽ&#x;ϝᄪ༂ ‍৽ݠ‏cĎ¤â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œÍ›ŕŠ€á?žá?’ԯˢᄪ༂‍৽ݠ‏e  ŕŹąČšŕś–á„ŞŕĽ‚â€ŤË‚ܰ৽ݠ‏ˀΕ˾ԕá?žĎˇâ€ŤŰ’—ؿ‏ɣႺá?ŠËľÔ•ŕŁŽĘ¤ŕŞŻŕĄ˝Â˜c޸Ț Ď›Ď˝ŕŹŠâ€ŤËľ×›â€ŹÔ•dĘ¨â€ŤÝ›â€ŹĘĽÔŻË˘Ę‘Î”â€ŤÖśÝ Í Ě&#x;ے‏ɎĐ?â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€ŹĘ¤á ¤ÔžĎŹŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€ŹĘ¤Čš ঴cËŽŕ˘?Ü°Ď‰á ™ŕ¸œcᄪ༂‍ے‏ɣႺá?ŠŕŁŽá„Şeઅ䪙ܰË‚Ë€á?žĎˇâ€ŤÂ—ؿ‏Ⴚá?Šá„Şŕž† ࡋiŕŁľâ€ŤÝ—â€ŹĘ”ŕˇŠÉžŐ§Â˜cá?­â€ŤÜƒâ€ŹÎŞŕŞ–â€Ťŕ§˝Ý Řżâ€ŹĎ„Ë‚Ë€â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€Źá„Şŕ ‘á…Ľŕ¸œeĎŠĚ”c ࣎ʤá?˛ŕłźŕ­ŽŕŠ€ß˛ŕŽ?ᑟᇟ࣎ʤ਄˹Ë‚Ë€á?žĎˇâ€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€Źá„ŞŕŞŻŕĄ˝e

Honours list recognition for Council members ŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—á?ľŕ¤‹ŕ¨‚‍֚ܧ‏઒ቺ Three current and former Council Members of CityU were included in this year’s Hong Kong Special

É?Ď˝ŕŹŠÍ¨ĘĽâ€ŤŰ’Í¨ÚŠâ€ŹÉŁŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—ĘŒÎąá?ľŕ —ಋऋ Đ&#x;ϡ‍֚ܧਂܧ‏઒ቺcâ€Ťŕž´Ů˛â€ŹÔŻŕ ŻÉ ŕž§ŕ —ŕ˛‹Đ?ˎ‍ؿ‏ ŕ ‡ßŹŕŚłá˜†cËžĘĽÔŻĐŚÉˆÉşáŠœdßŽÉˆâ€ŤŮ…ŕ§ť×¨â€Źŕş°â€ŤŘżâ€Ź á €ŕĽ e

Administrative Region Chief Executive Honours List in recognition of their significant contribution to Hong Kong and dedicated public and community service.

â€ŤŕŁŽÚŠâ€ŹŕťŽŕ¸œŕ§šËšŕ˘?dâ€ŤßœŕĄŒŮ˝Ě‡Ě‡ŕ§ťÜ§â€ŹÎąŕŻ&#x;ÉĄá?ľŕŠĄ ÉŁŕłšŕŚ†á‰şŕŻƒeŕĄŒŕŻ&#x;ÉĄá€žĘśá€ąÉˆâ€ŤÖšÜ§ÝŻâ€ŹĘĽŕ —ŕ˛‹Ě&#x;

Dr The Hon Henry Tang Ying-yen, former Council Deputy Chairman and Chief Secretary for Administration, is

̾‍ঢ়ר‏cΚá?œŕą›ŕ˛łcĘŽÔŻĎŹιˎͨ‍̇ঢ়ܧ‏

awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in recognition of his dedicated and distinguished service to the government

̇‍˞ٽ‏Ԟcʼ‍כ‏ϭÎąÍ¨á“ťŕŚ˛â€ŤŮ˝Ě‡Ě‡Ü§â€Ź

and the Hong Kong community, particularly in his role since 2007 as Chief Secretary for Administration and

ŕą¨ŕś‚cŕŚłá˜†ÓŞÎ›e

during his 2003 to 2007 tenure as Financial Secretary. ŕŹŠÍ¨ŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œŕ§šËšŕ˘?Ý€ŕŤœáˆŁÍąÍ á?ľŕŠĄá‚şŕłšŕŚ†Üą Mr Raymond Or Ching-fai, Deputy Council Chairman, is awarded the Silver Bauhinia Star (SBS) in recognition of his distinguished community service, particularly his work for the Community Chest and his exemplary accomplishments in relation to the charity’s major fund-raising projects. The Hon Marjorie Yang Mun-tak, former Council Member, current Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of Esquel Group, has been appointed as Justice of the Peace. Ms Yang served on CityU’s Council from 2001 to 2002.

ŕŻƒeÝ€ÍąÍ Î›ÎąÔžá†…Ęśâ€ŤŮ…ŕ§ť×¨â€Źŕ¸œcâ€ŤŮ˛â€ŹŕŹŠÔżŕ´&#x;c ĘŽÔŻá†…Ęśŕ¨„á ¤ŕ —ŕ˛‹Ę”ŕ¤Šâ€ŤŘżŮźâ€ŹÉŽĐ?cԎΚ˲á˜?á?’ ŕŽ&#x;ϝʔऊ‍ٟ‏ɣ‍ێ‏á˜?ಠ‍৽ݠ‏cŕŚłá˜†ÓŞÎ›e â€ŤŕŁŽÍ¨ÚŠâ€ŹŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—dŕŹŠÍ¨Ďˇâ€ŤÜ§â€Źŕ¸œá˜ŞÎšŕĄ—ĘĽŕ¸śŕź ŕś‘ ŕž†Ëšŕ˘?ฌણᄨɤɥá?ľâ€ŤÖšÜ§â€ŹŐŻÍ¨â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹĘŞĚĄŕ­ ÉĄe

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CityU to award five leaders with honorary doctoral degrees â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŠ€ŕ˝•ŕŞ’ŕż˜á™ˇŕŻ&#x;ÉĄáŠ?Ď˝Ę€Ę„áƒ”ŕ­ż CityU will confer honorary doctoral degrees on (from top to bottom) Dr Simon Ip Sik-on, Professor Justin Lin Yifu, Professor Susumu Tonegawa, Professor Wong Chi-huey and Professor Zhang Jie in recognition of their significant contribution to education and the well-being of society. â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŠ€ŕ˝•ŕŞ’ŕż˜á™ˇŕŻ&#x;ÉĄáŠ?ϽʀÍ…É?Ď­ÉŽÂ€ŕťˆá?˘ÎŞŕŻ&#x;ÉĄd‍׳‏ᅏʊઠ઒dХ࣓ɭྏઠ઒d ŕĽ¤ŕŞ˘ŕ°ŻŕŞ ŕŞ’ĘĽŕŠ›â€Ť×ľâ€ŹŕŞ ŕŞ’cËžâ€Ťŕž´Ů˛â€ŹË˘ŕ ¨ŕž§ŕŞ ÓŠĘĽâ€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œá€ŤŢŚâ€Ťŕ ‡Řżâ€ŹÉŁŕŚłá˜†e Dr Simon Ip TPMJDJUPS /PUBSZ1VCMJDBOEGPSNFS

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discovery of the genetic principle for generation of

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antibody diversity.

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Professor Wong Chi-huey will receive an Honorary %PDUPSPG4DJFODF1SPGFTTPS8POHTJNQSFTTJWF scientific credentials are evident in his ascension to 1SFTJEFOUPGUIF"DBEFNJB4JOJDB 5BJXBO 1IZTJDJTUProfessor Zhang Jie will receive an )POPSBSZ%PDUPSPG4DJFODF5IF1SFTJEFOUPG 4IBOHIBJ+JBP5POH6OJWFSTJUZ BOFYQFSUJOYSBZMBTFST  high field and laser-plasma physics, was elected as an Academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) in 2003.

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CityU ranks number one for engineering research papers in Hong Kong ‍ے‏ɣɎáŠ?ŢŤâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹáˆƒĘźáˆ”ŕľ´Í´Öˆŕ —ŕ˛‹Éžŕ – CityU has again ranked number one in Hong Kong for engineering research papers according to BTVSWFZSFMFBTFEPO+VMZCZUIF)JHIFS&EVDBUJPO Evaluation and Accreditation Council of Taiwan. The ranking is based on an evaluation of the quality of scientific research papers published by universities around the world.

Research projects attract more than $50 million in funding â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛á?ľŕŠĄŕźŠĘ„É?ŕş’Ę?â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ŕź…ĐĽ Almost 100 CityU research projects have been BXBSEFEGVOEJOHGSPNUIF(FOFSBM3FTFBSDI 'VOE5IFGVOEJOHJTHSBOUFEUP6OJWFSTJUZ(SBOUT $PNNJUUFFJOTUJUVUJPOTCZUIF3FTFBSDI(SBOUT Council. The latest funding announcement revealed that 96 CityU projects were funded with a nett value of $53.4 million, representing a 31.4% application success rate. â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁâ€ŤŮśâ€ŹĎ›ŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛á?ľŕŠĄxιۚ᎚৉‍ޢ‏

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New School to position CityU as leader in energy and environment ณ༜ฝʼá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?৑ᆢ͓‍ے‏ɣ͹ᚎΔϽ

The School is committed to improving environmental quality and supporting sustainable development in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.

CityU has established the School of Energy and Environment, the first in Hong Kong and one of the few in the region, to lead teaching and research in two of the most pressing issues of our time.

Exemplary teachers claim teaching awards

The School is committed to improving environmental

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quality and supporting sustainable development in It aspires to be one of the leading schools in the

Three CityU teachers received the Teaching Excellence Awards 2008-09 in recognition of their outstanding teaching performance. They were selected from 25 candidates nominated by students, alumni or programme committees. They were (from left to right) %S.FJZVOH-FVOH "TTJTUBOU1SPGFTTPS %FQBSUNFOU PG#VJMEJOHBOE$POTUSVDUJPO .T1FOOZ"LFST &OHMJTI Language Centre English Enhancement Course 5VUPS BOE%S"OOJT'VOH-BJDIV "TTJTUBOU1SPGFTTPS  %FQBSUNFOUPG"QQMJFE4PDJBM4UVEJFT ‍ے‏ɣÉ?ϽઠॗንᔄԿྙ‍ؿ‏ઠáŠ?â€ŤŮ˛â€ŹŕŹŠcΕΊͅ áŠ?Í dŕŁŽĘ¤Öśá‡žŕłĄŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œŕąŠÎŠâ€Ťŕ °Řżâ€Źá?•ŕŞ ŕĄ—Éťŕ­“á‹ˇ ϤˎcΚ‍ݯ‏xιۚ௑ˎઠáŠ?á†‰ŕŠĄËšeˢࠨ Ü°iÍ…ĚžĎ­Ě Â€â€ŤŰşâ€Źá‹žÓĄĐĽŕŹ‰ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕŞˇŢťŕ˘€ ŕŻ&#x;ÉĄdßœá‚?ÉťĘśßœá‚?ŕľŹŕś†ŢŤÍŒáŠ’ŕ˘‘3HQQ\$NHUV É¤ÉĄĘĽáŽśÍ‚â€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œŢŤáŠ?ÓĄĐĽŕŹ‰ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕś&#x;á—Ťá°˘ŕŻ&#x;ÉĄe

region, specialising in professional education and cutting-edge research in energy and environment, and addressing core environmental issues relating to FOFSHZTVĂŽDJFODZBOETFDVSJUZ DMJNBUFDIBOHFBOE air pollution. ‍ے‏ɣΚ͓༜ฝʼá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?৑c໮áŠ?ŕ§‘Î•ŕ —ŕ˛‹á™”â€Ťŕ –×›â€Ź ௚cΕԓʪਂɖ‍ݯ‏ᅕɺΛcŕśśŕŠ€Ęľáƒ”ŕŽ›Ô­ŕ Żáƒ”ŕ¨&#x; ‍ؿ‏ઠ‍ޢ‏ɎĐ?e ໮áŠ?ŕ§‘ßŽÉˆŇ?ŕ´ ÉŁÉťŕ´œĘĽÔ“ĘŞŕ¨‚â€ŤŘżâ€ŹáŠŹá›˝á?ˇŕžŠŕĽ– ሔcÔŽĘťâ€ŤÜ›â€ŹŕŽ›Ô’Î”ŕ¨‚â€ŤÜ›Řżâ€Źá™Šŕł•ŕ˘„eáŠ?ŕ§‘Ň Î•Îšâ€ŤÝŻâ€Ź ŕ¨‚Ę‘áƒ”ÍąáŠ?৑ɞȚcŕąŠÔœŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠá†˛á•żâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¨żŕ¸ž ઠӊԎྏϡ௅Ώ‍ޢ‏ӠcËžŕ§‰Î‹ÉŁÉťŕ´œĘĽÔ“ĘŞŕ¨‚â€ŤŘżâ€Ź áƒ?ߏcŕťŹŇşĎ„á—?ŕĽśŕ¸ťÔœáŽśĘĽÎŞÍ˛d࣊࠰ᛰĘ?ʼ‍ي‏ ࣊ϔܡೊŕŁ?Ęśá?ˇŕžŠŕ¨?á•€e

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News & Notable Honorary fellowships ŕż˜á™ˇŕ§‘ÉĄ

Professor Chan Kei-biu, MH, Chairman and Senior

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CityU conferred the title of Honorary Fellow upon six distinguished persons in recognition of their

Mr Chan Tai-ho, founder and former Chairman of

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and service to, the University. They are:

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(FOFSBM.BOBHFSPG$IJOBDIFN(SPVQ Mr Gabriel Yu Chi-ming, founder and Chairman of iTVentures Group of Companies and Italade

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region for Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc.; (from left) Mr David Hui, Mr Gabriel Yu, Mr Peter Ho, Mr Raymond Or Ching-fai, Dr Norman Leung Nai-pang, Professor Way Kuo, Mr Chan Tai-ho, Mr Andrew Fan and Professor Chan Kei-biu.

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CityU President delivers keynote reliability speech in China ‍ے‏ɣ࣎‍ٽ‏ˎŕ˘?ŕŹąÉŠČšÖ‰Éťŕ¨?ŢŤÔžÎąŕ¸œ Đ?˚ᕀంК 1SPGFTTPS8BZ,VP 1SFTJEFOUPG$JUZ6 UPPLQBSUJO UIFUI"OOVBM.FFUJOHPGUIF$IJOB"TTPDJBUJPOGPS Science and Technology held in Chongqing, China. )FQSFTFOUFEIJTQBQFSUJUMFEi3FMJBCJMJUZJOUIFTU Centuryâ€? on 8 September, discussing the importance of reliability research to China’s future development.

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CityU community offers support to typhoon victims áƒŚĘśŕą?ĐĽĚŽáœŞáƒ–ŕ “ÓŽĚľ 5IFEFWBTUBUJOH5ZQIPPO.PSBLPUTUSVDL5BJXBO in August, causing tremendous destruction to the island. Intense rain and wind triggered the worst floods in 50 years and caused widespread mudslides that claimed hundreds of lives, with over ten thousand people trapped in mountain villages. In the weeks following the tragedy, the CityU community pulled together to raise HK$100,000 to help alleviate the suffering and rebuild homes. áƒ–ŕ “ŕ­ŁÖźĐšâ€Ť×›â€ŹÉ„Ë‚ŕşłßŚĚŽáœŞcŕŠ“ÔžÓ”ŕ “á…˜â€ŤÚ†â€Źc

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ઠ઒h  ŕź…ŕŚŠÓĄŕŹťáŠ?ӥӥ˚ͨႥ‍ۺ‏Ӫá‘&#x;࢔ઠ઒hĘĽ  á€łŕŹ‰ŢŤáŠ?á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’á‰­â€ŤŰşâ€ŹŕŠœŕŞ ŕŞ’e

CityU launches vibrant new homepage ‍ے‏ɣŕŞ?ËŽË¨ŕżśâ€ŤÝ â€ŹÉˆâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸“á ‰ŕ ’ An exciting new-look website for CityU was launched on 12 August, improving internal and external communications and projecting a more vibrant and contemporary image of the University.

‍ے‏ɣË‚ˀ̳βŕŞ?ËŽÍ˛ŕ¸“ŕŽ‰ßŽâ€ŤŘżâ€Źá ‰ŕĽŽ Ëšŕ ’cá„ˆŕŠœŕž§Ę‘ŕž§Ě”ŕ¸źŕŽ?ɞ቗cࢄÍ?ÉŁáŠ? Ë¨ŕżśâ€ŤÝ â€ŹÉˆâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸“Ńźŕľ‹e

Project on young people at risk extended to primary schools

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ŕŁŽŕˇŠŕ˛‚ŕ žâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛ŕ –Ď‰ŕŞ?ᄤϭɊáŠ? 1SPKFDU$"3& $IJMESFOBOE"EPMFTDFOUTBU3JTL Education), spearheaded by CityU, received renewed funding of more than $6.7 million from the Quality &EVDBUJPO'VOE 2&' 5IFHSBOUBMMPXTUIFQSPKFDUUP continue studying school bullying in Hong Kong and to expand its scope from secondary schools to primary schools.

â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁáƒ”áŠ’â€ŤÂ—Řżâ€ŹĎ„ŕŞ ŕ˛˛Â›ÖšÂœzz࣎ࡊಂ›ŕ˝?œߎ ŕ˝˛Â˜c௖‍ʹٜ‏á?ľáŽšáˆ”ŕŞ ÓŠŕ¨Ľâ€ŤŮźâ€Źá…†ŕ˛ ŕľšŕźŚŕş’Ę?c ŕź…ĐĽá˜—á™Šâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ĚŻŕ˛‹ŕŁŽŕˇŠŕ˛‚ŕ žŕ¨?á•€cԎࠖωŇ?‍ޢ‏Ӡ á†˛ŕŻźŕŠŁÉťáŠ?ᒡࢄϭɊáŠ?cá‰ľŕŠŁÉŠáŠ?Í ŕ´&#x;ĘšcŕźĽË… ŕŁŽŕˇŠá…˜Éˆŕ¨?á•€e â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁáŽśÍ‚â€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œŢŤáŠ?ÓĄĐĽŕŹ‰ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕś&#x;á—Ťá°˘ŕŻ&#x;ÉĄĎŹ α঴á?ľŕŠĄŕ¨Ľâ€ŤŮźâ€Źá…†ŕ˛ cŕľŹĎˇŕťŽâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ cÎ‹ÍłŕľšŕźŚ ŕş’Ę?e

The grant allows the project to continue studying school bullying in Hong Kong and to expand its scope from secondary schools to primary schools. October 2009

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News & Notable Taekwondo team leads CityU medal haul

‫ے‬ɣൣࢪ༞අ˂֛ࠖω਄˱˵ԕ଱ʄ։Ͳ

ൣࢪ༞අʹω༗ᙷϤᓊ

ᆉඖe

Taking part in their first National Taekwondo Championship for Universities in Beijing in July, the Taekwondo team from CityU collected an impressive

ਝɣነ́ൣࢪ༞፦ᅟᑩՅ੡ԙᐜc‫ྔڭ‬Ⱦ࠯

ཋɥɮೡਿพነ́౔ۤਝ჌ Әɥඅྔ੡ȹঁɣነୂˈᑩ྆᛽ᘏҌᑩ଱ȹΊ ʥ࠯Ɂᑩ଱ɀʥɍΊhɤɥඅ‫ڬ‬Ᏽ੡྆᛽଱̒ Ίd࠯Ɂᑩ଱ɀd଱ʄΊʥ᎚Ӟ༜৽ࡗᆉeϊ ̔c‫ے‬ɣᏵ੡᎚Ӟઠᆻࡗᆉ‫ر‬c˞ʥ၀ुʼ‫ע‬

nine titles.

Electronic engineering students shine on international stage

༜৽අᆉ‫ر‬e The men’s team took home first prize in the general university team event and placed second and third in the individual events. The women’s team finished in

Two final year students from the Department of Electronic Engineering have won international acclaim. Liu Xiangke was awarded the IEEE MTT-S Undergraduate/Pre-graduate Scholarship for Fall 2009 by the IEEE Microwave Theory and Techniques Society, US, for his “Design of Small Antenna for Mobile Communication” in support of his MS/PhD programme in Electrical Engineering at Stanford University. Tung Hin-chuen was winner of the Bronze

fourth place in the team event and attained second

Prize in the Grand Final and also Runner-Up for the

and fifth positions, and winner of the outstanding

Hong Kong Region in the 2009 Amway Pan-Pearl

athlete award in the individual events. In addition,

River Delta Region Universities IT Project Competition,

CityU received certificates for outstanding coaching

for his project “Wireless Multimedia Station (WMS)”.

and team displaying the most athletic spirit. ཋɥɮೡነӡԭΊɍαज़ነ́౔ۤਝ჌eჳΉޫ ንԯ—‫৽ݚ‬஝঩ɩ‫ێ‬ʨᇃஉ߮˜cᏵ੡ਝ჌ཋዀ

Two final year students from the Department of Electronic Engineering have won international acclaim.

࿒ཋɥɮೡ࢑ነผ,(((€ཕೕαޭտ෬ؐ ଉሃၤҌ୺ነผ̯ޫ́ᆉነ‫ټ‬c˞༅Хԯʠᚾ̌ ɽါɣነ‫ؿ‬ཋዀɮೡޫነဨɡĀࡑነ௟ɡᇾೡe ೧ߪႿஉ߮‫—ؿ‬ಲᇃΛఌ᛽ୂ΋˜cΕ‫؟‬क ɍӯΪС‫״‬ɣነ့́߮ዀА‫ۂ‬ᑩɻᘰ੡ᐢҺᑩႻ ᆉʥࠗಋਂԓ߶e

Future biomedical scientist admitted to prestigious Oxford graduate programme

Shenzhen funding promotes green wireless communication research

́‫ذ‬ነ௑ˮነ́ᏵͲᔾᆉነ‫ټ‬Ҟᚾ˒ ‫ݛ‬௟ɡᇾೡ

‫ے‬ɣᏵ૯Γ‫֚ܧ‬ຒઐ৽၆ϳಲᇃ ஝঩‫ޢ‬Ӡ

Jamie Zhan Bao, final year student of the Department

Wireless communication technology research of

of Biology and Chemistry, was one of only five

City University of Hong Kong has been funded

students accepted into the four-year graduate

RMB 3 million by the Government of Shenzhen to

programme in Chromosome and Developmental

set up a Millimetre Wave and Wireless Broadband

Biology: the Cell in Heredity and Development, which

Communication Key Laboratory that will promote

leads to a PhD degree at the University of Oxford.

research in “green” wireless communication technology.

́‫ذ‬ʥʝነӡɍαज़ነ́໽ᗸᏵ˒‫ݛ‬ɣነ፣Յc

‫ے‬ɣಲᇃ஝঩ޫҌ‫ޢ‬ӠᏵ੡૯Γ̟‫֚ܧ‬ຒʏɁ

ɃᚾҰα̋τʄ࠯ነᔾ‫ܷؿ‬ϳ᛽ʥೕө́‫ذ‬ነ̒

̵ྫྷ༅Хcι͓૏ϝؐʥಲᇃᄖ፼஝‫ࠇڌ‬ᒨྡྷ᛻

αԹ‫ޢ‬Ӡ́ᇾೡe

۩c˿શɣɈ‫ڔ‬൬—၆ϳ˜ಲᇃ஝‫ޫڌ‬Ҍ‫ޢؿ‬Ӡe

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Creative media graduate portrays the life of an old Shatin village ŕŻšŕˇŽŕ°Œá›˝ŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ Ëžŕł‹ŕłŤŕŚ¤á?ŁŇłÍ„Ď˘ŇŚÍ â€ŤÝ â€Ź A 2008 creative media graduate, Rainbow Leung Hiu-man (pen name Lee Heung-lan), was selected as one of the eight winners in the Second Young Writers’ Debut Competition co-organised by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Joint Publishing. Rainbow received sponsorship to publish her first picture book – Wo Che Village, which was launched in the Hong Kong Book Fair earlier this year. ŕŻšŕˇŽŕ°Œá›˝áŠ?৑ÎąŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ ŕŞˇáŠŽĘź್Ίңࠗᙏ€c਄˹ͅณᒤ਼ΔŕŹ? á ¤É?á?˛ŕŁŠÖ™Î‹á?’â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹąÉ€Ö‰Â—Îąá‚ŚĐ?य़௚Đ?ˈᑊ˜cá?ľá?•â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÉ„Ď˝ŕŠĄá†‰Îąá‚Ś

Science summit unravels secrets of how the brain learns

Đ?य़ɞȚcÔŽŕŠĄÔˇá–łĐĽâ€Ť×›â€ŹĘŒÎąŕ —ŕ˛‹ŕŁŠŕ˘„ËŽâ€ŤŘŽâ€ŹŕŹąČšĚŻŕž‡Ęźŕ´&#x;Đ?Â?É? •Ɏ͑ â? Â?e

ŢŤáŠ?ŕ˘‹ŕ¸œŕĄ ŕťŹÉŁŕşžáŠ?ŕ­ŒĘĽŕŚ¤áŠ™Éžá‘œ An academician conference featuring some of the best brains in the world was held at CityU in June to unravel the secrets of how the brain learns and remembers. A host of prominent scholars from around the world converged at the “Frontiers in Bioscience: Learning and Memoryâ€? conference to shed light on neuroscience advances that could help enhance memory and brain function. Among the speakers was Nobel Laureate Professor Susumu Tonegawa. Three more conferences were held or scheduled for October, November and December on the advancement of science, energy and environment, and engineering science and technology, each of which bears enormous relevance to the future of mankind. ‍ے‏ɣ‍˂כ‏á?žĎˇÂ—Í â€ŤŢŤŘ°â€ŹáŠ?â€ŤŘœÚŠâ€ŹiáŠ?ŕ­Œá ¤ŕŚ¤áŠ™Â˜áŠ?ŕ­şŕ˘‹ŕ¸œcË–â€ŤŢˆâ€ŹŕŻ…ÎŹáŠ?Ů‘ŕś¸ á ™â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁcࡠ໬ɣ຾áŠ?ŕ­ŒŐ—ŕŚ¤áŠ™Éžá‘œeËŽŕ˘?ŕ˘‹ŕ¸œâ€ŤŘżâ€Źá‘&#x;Ů‘Ëłâ€ŤÜ˘â€ŹáŒťÓ´á€?á†‰ŕŠĄËšĐĄŕŁ“ É­ŕľŹŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕłŠŕŹ áŠ?Ů‘á ™ŕ –Čšŕ¨Ścá˜ťß¸Ď„ŕŞśŕąŠĘ ŕŚ¤áŠ™ĘĽŕşžŕŽŤË˛ŕĽśâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕşžŕĽ ŕş¤ŢŤáŠ?௖ ณೕࢄe  ĚŠĚ”É?ŕŻżŕ˘‹ŕ¸œâ€ŤË‚כ‏dË‚ĘĽË‚á?žĎˇcĘ—Đ&#x;ŕŞ„ŕŚŚŢŤáŠ?ೕࢄd༜ฝ՗á?ˇŕžŠ ˞ʼɎ೥ލáŠ?Ő—ŢŤŇŒŕłŠŕž§É á—˜Ě°Ôžŕł•ŕ˘„â€ŤŘżâ€Źá„§ášŠe

Symposium examines regional future of IT ŕ¨?áƒŒáˆƒáŠ‹ŕŞ„ŕŚŚŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒĚ°Ôžŕł•ŕ˘„ The “Information Systems Symposium – IT Innovation in the Next Decadeâ€?; staged by the Department of Information Systems, provided informed

The “Information Systems Symposium – IT Innovation in the Next Decade� provided informed insights into the potential developments in this field.

insights into potential developments in this field, including its anticipated impact on management, regional potential and the response of industry and commerce to the evolution of this rapidly-changing sector.  ŕź…ŕŚŠÓĄŕŹťáŠ?ÓĄá?žá?’—ŕ¨?áƒŒŕź…ŕŚŠÓĄŕŹťáˆƒáŠ‹ÄśÄśĚ°ÔžÎąâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒŕŻš ŕ¸“Â˜câ€ŤÝŻâ€Źŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒâ€ŤĚ°Řżâ€ŹÔžŕł•ŕ˘„â€ŤÜžâ€Źá’¨ĘżÎ‰cËłâ€ŤÜ˘â€Źŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒŕž§á€łŕŹ‰â€ŤŘżâ€Źá„§ ᚊdŕ¨‚Ę‘â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕł•ŕ˘„á…śÉˆcËžĘĽÉŽŕ¨†ŕ¸žâ€Ťŕž§Ţˆâ€ŹŕŽ›ČšÓžŕŽ á›°Ę?ეŕ¨&#x;‍ؿ‏ʌ᎜ೊe

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Library books its place in cultural pantheon

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By Jenny Kwan ʼiᗐऔ‫ޔ‬

˲ॶΛᅚcࠍႜȹณ ࠇ഼ࣩሔ਩ቔ‫࣊྇ؿ‬ᎂ

“Keep quiet and read when in the library.” It’s a concept instilled in our mind from childhood. Times have changed and so too have libraries. No longer a simple repository for books, library services have expanded tremendously, and the Run Run Shaw Library at CityU is an excellent example. October 2009

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“The role of a library is to provide the most appropriate facilities and services to suit the needs of our readers at different times and in different places,� said Professor Steve Ching Hsianghoo, University Librarian. 5IF-JCSBSZJTDVSSFOUMZJOOFFEPGTQBDF#FGPSF any expansion can be considered, the Library has been renovated to improve its functionality and the effectiveness of its space usage. A rich cultural ambience has also been created.

Cultural integration “There is a Chinese saying, ‘The best reward of learning is a change in personal quality.’ It has always been one of the Library’s primary objectives to help students develop their personal qualities,� explained 1SPGFTTPS$IJOH5IFOFXMZEFTJHOFE-JCSBSZ showcases an integration of arts and culture through the new features described below.

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Library for different disciplines, including business, humanities and social sciences, science and engineering and law. Seats designed for reading are provided in each collection area to offer a quiet environment for students. schools, the Hall of Liberal Arts is aimed at continuing

hall is carefully and uniquely designed in fine detail,

Mini Theatre

the tradition of private schools from the Song

from the selection of colours to the installation of

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furniture, incorporating the traditional Chinese arts

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Chinese classics. With the promotion of free lectures,

of music, chess, calligraphy and paintings as well as

activities can also be held to introduce students to

the hall will become an interactive learning centre

the concepts of Chinese and western astronomy. The

different artforms.

and meeting place for academics and students to

rooms in the hall are named after the five Chinese

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Hall of Liberal Arts

will be invited to deliver lectures on Chinese culture

and Taoism. At the right and left ends of the hall are

Integrating the Chinese shiheyuan architectural design

and other humanities subjects to enhance student

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with the philosophy of traditional private Chinese

knowledge on Chinese and world civilisations. The

the convergence of East and West.

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“There is a Chinese saying, ‘The best reward of learning is a change in personal quality.’ It has always been one of the Library’s primary objectives to help students develop their personal qualities.� A good teacher 1SPGFTTPS$IJOHQPJOUTPVUUIBU i"T)BO:VXSPUFJO IJTGBNPVTFTTBZA0O5FBDIFST BHPPEUFBDIFSTIPVME be capable of performing all three tasks: imparting knowledge, guiding students and resolving their doubts. It is the Library’s objective to become another important learning space outside the classroom.

“As Han Yu wrote in his famous essay ‘On Teachers’, a good teacher should be capable of performing all three tasks.� While assisting in the dissemination of knowledge, the Library also encourages a high level of exchange of cultures and ideas to help students develop into knowledgeable and determined persons. Above all, the Library should play its proper role as a bridge linking readers and authors, traditions and conventions, historical and contemporary times, and UIF&BTUBOE8FTU#ZFOSJDIJOHUPEBZTDJWJMJTBUJPO with our ancient heritage and developing tomorrow’s culture, our civilisation can pass from generation to generation.�

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—Է྇࣊ᎂ̋˿˞ᚾ࣊cɺ˿႓ ໷e˜஛ܰ҈ࠨԫࣂ‫Ϳؿ‬ോe ࣂଫ˖‫מ‬cʌʨ‫࣊྇ؿ‬ᎂΕ‫৻ר‬ ɐɰᛰ੡ɊʗΛʏʝcࠗಋ‫̟ے‬ ɣነ‫ے‬ɣ€‫ٷ‬൫ʩ྇࣊ᎂ ྇࣊ᎂ€ҡܰԯɻ‫ّٲٲؿ‬e —̳ΣҰ࠯ɁΕɺ΃ආ‫ݒ‬՗ࣂ‫ي‬஭τ ɺ΃჏߬cᚾّ‫ؿ‬ұነ༦ೡɖȹᅚc Ϥ྇࣊ᎂ‫ؿ‬ӯϳcగܰ৉΋ˢࠨΕɺ΃ ආ‫ֶݒ‬௿΋‫ؿ‬჏߬cొԜ௖ሬʘ‫ؿ‬உ‫ܪ‬ ՗‫৻ר‬c˜྇࣊ᎂᎂ‫ٽ‬ౡନỶઠ઒႓e

ɩ‫ێ‬ᄧ৑ ɩ‫ێ‬ᄧ৑е୶‫ێ‬cോᄩ‫ك‬ᖫ‫ྜྷؿ‬ʝcਿ‫؀ݯ‬ሌ ཋᄧdࠑᅥֺஉc͛ผΪખɺ΃‫৽ݠ‬c਩ቔ΃ነ ྦྷɺ΃ఌ᛽‫ؿ‬ᖚ୺ᘩᘨe

Ɂʼነਦ Ɂʼነਦ౅΋ɻਝ̒΋৑‫ؿ‬ऋϳၤඨ଻࣊৑‫ؿ‬ล

ଊࣂc྇࣊ᎂ‫يؿ‬ංࢴᖦӮӦcΕ̰ॶᒷ‫کۺ‬c

֨cࡈ෮ܰ‫ֻو‬Ѩˤ࣊৑ඨ଻cొ࠮Ϭͅᑟነc

ࠖͱߎɈ඀‫يׅ‬ං‫ֲॶ˲ؿ‬cҡѴશᏪ஥ఒτɁ

ᜑኬ࠯ʃ৽ነୌਂι‫ݯ‬ʼʝ⾫കdነɁၙࠖ‫ؿ‬Δ

ʼࣩࢠ‫ؿ‬᏷ྊcར᎞΃ነұ‫ك‬ɾ቗cɺѿొʠɁ

ʿeϊਂผɺࣂᑼᇼነّᒤተగɻਝʼʝֶԯˢ

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Ɂʼነޫ২࿫ᑟc˱૯΃ነྦྷɻਝ˞ϭ˖‫ވ‬ʼ‫ע‬ ‫ؿ‬ႏᖫeΕஉ߮ɐcኬ࠯ਂਟ੣ᔿϳԷᒻஉ஭;

—̀ɁཹӰl›‫ݯ‬ነɣऩcΕϬ ұᛰʝࣩሔœcΐϊcԾХ΃ ነ਩ቔࣩሔc஽Нֲੱcȹ‫ق‬ ܰ྇࣊ᎂ‫ؿ‬ȹ࠯ࠇ߬͌ᅟe˜ ೶΋ʼʝ෮૪c਩ቔᚾّࣩሔ —̀ɁཹӰl›‫ݯ‬ነɣऩcΕϬұᛰʝࣩሔœc ΐϊcԾХ΃ነ਩ቔࣩሔc஽Нֲੱcȹ‫྇ܰق‬ ࣊ᎂ‫ؿ‬ȹ࠯ࠇ߬͌ᅟc˜ౡઠ઒ࡰࡰ༞ԞeͲณ உ߮‫࣊྇ؿ‬ᎂ೶΋ȿʼʝ՗ᖚ୺ࣩࢠcऋϳஉ߮ ˳‫ܢ‬i

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ʶዟ༜cጪɃೄd౸d࣊dೋdϹʿʨʼነၤɻ ਝʨോ೩ล֨cָංҡܰ˞ʄ຤՗ඨ଻ተdᘷd ༞ɍࡼ‫܆‬෱՜Ίc౨શ΃ነΕϦᏤܷ͌Ɏᄈ˱ྦྷ ඨ଻ʼʝ‫ؿ‬ႏᖫ՗ႏ΃e̒΋৑‫̞́ؿ‬ԭဲcܰ ఒτᒚਝ՗ؐ౜ʼʝऋϳ‫ָؿ‬ංcఓ෮‫׭‬Ϲʼʝ මၙcར᎞༎Δਟ઄ॗe

ɩ೶ ౡᎂ‫ٽ‬౦།҈ࠨʗԔˢ‫ؿ‬ᗙౡc˿Аϊʼ຺ഽl —࣓ኣᒚ෵“࢑႓”cȹ࠯Ρ‫ؿ‬Ϣ࢑Ꮆॶඨ༞d ઒พd໬ఫcɍّॠȹɺ˿e྇࣊ᎂ‫ྒؿ‬෱c గܰ৉΋஝ᖫઠөcι‫ݯ‬ᇾਦ˞̔̊ȹ࠯ࠇ߬ነ ୌ‫ي‬ංc̨वነޫɾං‫ވؿ‬ᇃcΕԾХ‫ك‬ᖫ‫ؿ‬ඨ ઒ɾ቗c͛ར᎞ঢ়ᄙω‫܆‬෱՗ʼʝྦྷ໷cΕᅶଫ ᎖ʝɻ਩ቔˮ౗‫ۂ‬᎞ነd௟ነዿҁ‫ؿ‬Ɂࣟe๫ಳc ௖ࠇ߬‫ؿ‬ᑹܰ྇࣊ᎂᎶҘ࿫Ρኽᅨ‫ؿ‬ӯϳcҐА

˚߬ᔀ࣊˞ነޫʗᗘc߮τ˞ਆነdɁʼʥ‫م‬ผ

ّ՗ᚾّdඨ଻՗ଊˤc‫ޅ‬ϭ̀ʌɻϹடᖎ঴Ԟc

ޫነdؒ‫܁‬ነ՗ޫነʥɮೡነ‫˚ݯ‬ᕀ‫ؿ‬ᎂᔀਂe

˞‫ם‬ˀʼ‫ע‬ᅼዉʌˀʼ‫ע‬cʹᜑʌˀʼ‫ע‬ιగ̰

ҰਂяᄈஉϬ࠳ቇᙴ‫࢔ؿ‬Ͻc᏷ྊྟ፷cԜ΃ነ

Ԟʼ‫ע‬hΣϊcɁᗘʼ‫ॶڏע‬ᑀˌ‫ޚ‬ඨć́

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October 2009

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Institutional Development

New School to lead energy and environment teaching and research By Karen Cheng Ęźiáˆ˛á‡ˇŕş°

Energy and environment are two key issues on the agenda of most, if not all, governments in the world, with the training of relevant professionals and research leading to better utilisation of precious resources topping their priorities. 3FDPHOJTJOHUIFTFOFFETBOEUIFGBDUUIBU$JUZ6OJWFSTJUZPG)POH,POH $JUZ6  possesses some of the expertise, the University Council has approved the establishment of the School of Energy and Environment (the School). It represents a first for Hong Kong and is one of few such schools in the region to lead teaching and research in two of the most pressing issues of our time. The School is committed to improving environmental quality and supporting TVTUBJOBCMFEFWFMPQNFOUJO(SFBUFS$IJOBBOEUIF"TJB1BDJĂąDSFHJPOBTBXIPMF It aspires to be one of the leading schools in the region specialising in professional education and cutting-edge energy and environment research, while addressing DPSFFOWJSPONFOUBMJTTVFTSFMBUJOHUPFOFSHZTVĂŽDJFODZBOETFDVSJUZ DMJNBUF change and air pollution. 4JODFJUTFTUBCMJTINFOUPO+VMZ UIF4DIPPMIBTCFFOSFDSVJUJOHSFTFBSDITUVEFOUT GPSUIFDVSSFOUBDBEFNJDZFBSBOEIBTGPSNFEB1SPHSBNNF$PNNJUUFFUPJSPO PVUUIFEFUBJMTSFHBSEJOHUIFJOUSPEVDUJPOPGB.BTUFS%FHSFFQSPHSBNNFJO collaboration with other colleges and schools of the University in the 201011 academic year. It also plans to introduce general education courses for undergraduate students and executive education programmes for senior executives.

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energy and environment are two of the primary concerns of every country/region

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in the world. Countless companies are in dire need of expertise in these areas to meet regulatory requirements and the growing demands of consumers for

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environmentally-friendly and sustainable products and goods.

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“The School will fill a substantial gap in the demand for graduates and researchers

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ŕśŤÍ ŕ¸“áŠ?৑‍ؿ‏৑‍ٽ‏dáŽśÍ‚â€ŤŘ°â€ŹŕŹ‰á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕŽšÍŚÓŞŕŞ ŕŞ’â€ŤÍ?ٲ‏c༜ฝʼá?ˇŕžŠÜ° Ň°Čšŕ Żŕ¨?य़ʼΔਂá—?ʜ‍ؿ‏ԭɣᇞᕀeŕŽˆÎ›ÍŹŕ¸žŕ˛žŇąŕŽ›Ô­Ężŕ ?‍ؿ‏ਿɡc˞ҹ ŕź ÔˇŘ’ŕŽƒßŹŇąĘĽË€ŕ¤ŠßžĘ˜â€ŤŕŁąŘżâ€Źŕľ’Ů‘áƒ?ŇącÍ ŕŹ?á?ˇâ€ŤÚ“‏ʼ˿‍ܛ‏ᙊŕŹ?â€ŤŰ‚â€ŹĘĽŕŽ’â€ŤŰ‚â€Źe ŕŽšŕŞ ŕŞ’á‚“iÂ—ŕŹŠĘŒâ€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œŕž§ŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠÔ­ÉŁá†˛á•żâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ Ő—â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ É ŕĄ—â€ŤŘżâ€Źáƒ? ҹτȚ࠯‍۞‏ɣ‍͉يؿ‏cŕŽ›á€­áƒ?ŇąÎ•Ëżŕ˝‘ÓŽâ€ŤĚ°Řżâ€ŹÔžĚ‹ŕ¸œË€ŕ¤Šá„ˆÉŁcáŠ?৑˿ Ëžŕˇ’ŕť¤ŕŽ›Čšâ€ŤÍ‰ŮŠâ€Źe˜ ˢ‍Í?ٲ‏cáŠ?ŕ§‘â€ŤŮąâ€Źŕą¨â€ŤŢ˘Řżâ€ŹÓ ŕ ‡á’¨ŕŠ€ŕś‘ÉťÎ•ËżŇĄŕ¸“ŕĽśŕ¸ťá‚‡ŕŽĽd༜ฝáŽ?ÎŚdࢽ ŕŹ…ĘĽŕş?༜dá?ˇâ€Ťŕ˘żŘ°Ú“‏d࣊࠰ᛰĘ?ʼ‍࣊ي‏ϔܡೊ‍ޚ‏á—?â€ŤŢŤŘżâ€ŹŇŒŕ¨?á•€É?cɺЎ ߬༠Էŕ¨?áƒŒáŽšÓžË‹ĚĄcÎƒŕŁ‚ŕŠœáˆ Ę˜Î‹ĚŻÎ”ĘĽŕ¨‚Ę‘áƒ?Ňąe —áŠ?ŕ§‘ŕŠ€Ř‡ŕ ‡ŢŤŇŒâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ cᔄϊПʾ༜ฝʼá?ˇŕžŠŢŤŇŒáƒ”ŕ¨&#x;â€ŤÍŹŘżâ€Źŕ¸žĘĽĎˇŕ¸žá ¤áŠ? ৑΋Đ?cŇ?ഠˢࠨ‍ؿ‏พঢ়՗ŕŹ?‍ۂ‏cÂ˜ŕŽšŕŞ ŕŞ’á‚“e

IJHIDBMJCSFGBDVMUZNFNCFSTBOE1SPGFTTPS$IBOJTQMBOOJOHBTFSJFTPGWJTJUTPWFS the next six to 12 months to overseas universities with expertise in energy and

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environment to explore collaborative opportunities. It is also in discussions with

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representatives will be formed to advise on the best approach.

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October 2009

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Institutional Development

Creativity in the making ௚෮ི߮Щੀ—ˮᘅ˜

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By Craig Francis ʼi௏ɾቀ


ɣ�ೕࢄ Dean of the School of Creative Media (SCM), Professor Jeffrey Shaw, discusses his new role, the changes taking place in the School and how CityU is shaping the creative media landscape. Throughout my career I have been drawn to situations where such societal opportunities inspire and allow artists to explore new ideas and build a technologically meaningful and culturally qualitative future. Strategically located at the crossroads of east and west, Hong Kong is poised to play a pivotal role in defining the shape of tomorrow’s global creative industries. %JHJUBMDVMUVSFJTOPXBHMPCBMQIFOPNFOPO&VSPQFUPPLUIFùSTUTUFQTUP converge art and technology with groundbreaking initiatives in the 1980’s. I was GPSUVOBUFUPCFBCMFUPEJSFDUUIFGPVOEJOHPGUIF;,.TOFXNFEJBSFTFBSDIBOE

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production programmes, where I could advance those programmes as director of UIFJ$JOFNB$FOUSFGPS*OUFSBDUJWF$JOFNB3FTFBSDIBUUIF6OJWFSTJUZPG/FX4PVUI

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Wales. Here at CityU I will maintain those partnerships to give Hong Kong the

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opportunity to benefit from these synergies.

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train the artists, designers, curators, scientists and technologists who will shape

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this growth with their vision and innovation. We are doing more than just keeping up - we are actually inventing, prototyping and demonstrating what will become

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tomorrow’s ‘latest technology’.

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it will become a Hong Kong icon, winning international admiration. Such a powerful symbol and hotbed of creativity will be an industry magnet and help

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programme in creative media. This research venture will have its own dedicated

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Professional Education & Research

New programmes tune into a complex world ณᇾೡᎶྦྷณ‫ܥ‬ኝ By Michelle Leung ʼiષɥშ

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The world’s rapidly changing financial and physical landscape has been the catalyst for CityU’s introduction of several new interdisciplinary and multi-disciplinary programmes.

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Environmental policy has become increasingly critical as natural resources are

complicated problems cannot be resolved from a single disciplinary background.

being consumed at a voracious rate. The changes wrought by this exploitation of

The new programme brings together experts from his department and those from

the environment have presented new challenges to governments and enterprises

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around the globe. This need to balance the preservation of the environment with

Chemistry to train a new generation of environmental policy professionals.

the economic need for natural resources has spawned a new offshoot to the undergraduate curriculum.

“Hong Kong is a perfect platform from which to launch education programmes on environment policy as it is a place where international experts frequently gather,�

In the financial world, business operations and financial investment strategies continue to evolve to reflect an economic climate that fluctuates from one extreme

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to another. The complex array of influences on the economy necessitates industry professionals with a broader understanding of the factors at play. To cater for this new demand for professionals versed in these varied but interconnected fields, three new bachelor degree programmes that commenced in 2009 combine public administration with international studies and biology and chemistry, marketing with information systems, and financial engineering with management science.

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social and economic necessities. Environmental policymakers need an in-depth

60% of the human resources departments in Hong Kong enterprises planned to

understanding of the environment’s condition and must comprehend how

strengthen their marketing team; 35% believed IT skills to be the most important

physical, chemical and biological processes can be utilised to mitigate the effects

other than marketing; and 80% agreed that professionals with both marketing

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competitiveness.

measures.

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Professional Education & Research

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IT marketing and marketing intelligence professionals.

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significant role in marketing, through internet marketing, mobile marketing and

able to design innovative financial products

data mining. Each is a powerful tool that can create new marketing opportunities, assist in connecting with customers, and provide analysis of customer profiles and behaviour. The new programme covers general business knowledge but also focuses on specific areas such as e-marketing, database marketing and analysis, and customer relationship management. Students are given real-life case studies to help them understand marketing, while learning how to use different management technologies and software to dissect marketing information. “The programme trains a new generation of marketing professionals who are on one

“Hong Kong is a perfect platform for launching education programmes on environment policy as it is a place where international experts frequently gather,� said Professor Forrest. “It is also adjacent to mainland China, where environment policy is becoming more of a concern.�

hand equipped with essential knowledge

and apply derivative instruments in risk management and investment.

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corporations can compete in the world market.�

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α඀ፒ‫ؿ‬ɍ࠯ነɡነϽᇾೡcʗП೶΋ʔͳϷ‫ܧ‬ʥਝ჌‫ޢ‬Ӡၤ́‫ذ‬

΃۪ʸ၉೼c˞ʥʗ‫׹‬ᚋ۪༅ࢿʥᚋ۪Ϸ‫ݯ‬e

ʝነd̟௿Ꮺሻၤ༅঩ޫҌc˞ʥ‫ټ‬ጪၤဳଉޫነe ໮ᇾೡʑࢀ૪ၰਆพʥ၉೼Ϸሻdᅕኣ࢒Ꮺሻʥʗ‫׹‬d۪ʸᗐ‫ဳڝ‬ଉ೩c

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᏷‫ړ‬ᘪᕀ࿺Շࠇ഼cಲሃܰೕ༠ֶೕࢄɻਝࡼc‫ٶ‬α஭Ґ᏷‫ړ‬ᘪᕀͶɃ‫م‬ผ

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ʗ‫׹‬՗༜͂༅঩ޫҌ‫ؿ‬Ҍ̝c૯Ƀȿ໬ᚋ۪჏߬e˜

वᕝcɖ߬ᚋʥ‫م‬ผነd‫؝ܧ‬dؒ‫܁‬d຤Ꮬ՗༞ᄨᄙࠍe ‫ے‬ɣৌྦྷɐ߸ਐᕀ඀ፒ‫ؿ‬᏷‫ܧړ‬೪ณᇾೡc‫ݯ‬ነ́ొԜτᗐϬಳ᏷ྊဳ‫؝‬՗ ‫ܧ‬೪Թ߯‫ؿ‬ਿพফᆻeᇾೡ˚ͨdʔͳʥ‫م‬ผϷ‫ܧ‬ነӡ5D\)RUUHVWᑟ࢔ઠ ઒‫͐ٲ‬c᏷‫ܧړ‬೪‫ؿ‬Թ߯ܰᇲᔵ‫ؿ‬ነਐc௰ȹነޫ‫ك‬ᖫɰɺӷ˞Ꮆ˟cณᇾ ೡඑ΋ȿʔͳʥ‫م‬ผϷ‫ܧ‬ነӡdԓ‫ݘ‬ʥਝ჌ነӡd́‫ذ‬ʥʝነӡ‫ؿ‬ਿࡼነ ّcߎɈ਩өณȹˤԹ߯᏷‫ܧړ‬೪‫ؿ‬Ɂɷe

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)RUUHVWઠ઒႓i—ࠗಋܰઐϷ᏷‫ܧړ‬೪ᇾೡ‫ؿ‬ଉ෱Δᒨcɺඩਝ჌ਿࡼ຤

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ԎԾХዀ࿚ΕͲଈ‫ټ‬ጪ̟௿‫ܛړ‬ᘏ‫ج‬᎚බe˜

October 2009

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Face to Face

Mr Reliable passes the test —ቌ੡Ͼ˜ͱ́ಡ໰΋ࣟ By Craig Francis

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CityU has set up a Centre for Prognostics and System Health Management (PHMC) with headquarters in Hong Kong and a laboratory in Shenzhen. This new centre, established in collaboration with the CALCE PHM programme at University of Maryland, came about in response to the growing interest in PHM implementation and reliability testing on the part of a large number of companies in China in avionics, aerospace, computing, telecommunications, LED lighting and the power and automotive industries. The ever-reliable Professor Michael Pecht, Director of PHMC, took some time out to explain the intricacies of prognostics, reliability testing, some mathematics and just how the space shuttle keeps on lifting off.

The title of the centre conjures images of operating tables and surgery theatres. But there’s a little bit more to it than that, I believe? We are actually looking at the health, or reliability, of a machine or system. Our general area is reliability but we have a particular focus and that is called prognostics. With prognostics, what we are trying to achieve is the prediction of failures before they actually happen. If you can predict a failure before it happens, you can arrange maintenance, you can prevent accidents and costly malfunctions and save a lot of time and money. Prognostics also has a role in design, with results helping answer the question: “Is there a better way to make this product?”

What are the immediate aims and longer term aspirations of PHMC? Asia is such a manufacturing hub that there is undoubtedly enormous potential in this field. We see this as an area that has been missing in Asian information systems and something that can really help to revitalise the regional economy. Asian producers outside Japan have traditionally not had a solid understanding

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of reliability. They have brought in quality equipment and often adapted other designs but reliability has

But the ramifications of reliability testing go beyond cheap fans, I presume?

been seen as expensive because it requires reliability

Absolutely. This is very valuable for anyone who

PHMC has a particular affinity with the defence industry. How has this come about?

engineers, designers, testing equipment and so on.

needs to carry out maintenance. Airlines, the MTR,

I did a lot of work with NASA a few years ago on the

There is not really any strong place in Asia in terms of

people running huge LED lighting systems all need

space shuttle. Much of the electronics on the shuttle

reliability. PHMC’s vision is, firstly, to bring together at

to schedule maintenance. They may schedule this

were first designed and built in the late 1970s - with

CityU experts in this area. But expertise is not enough.

for once a year but such a regular programme may

a 20 year life in mind! So the question was – can it

We can’t be doing reliability the way we used to do it,

be wasteful if tests show there is no reason to do

continue to fly? Reliability’s approach here is that we

as it is too costly and time consuming. We are bringing

it. Alternatively, it could prove fatal if tests show

effectively try to put a ‘doctor’ with every ‘system’ to

it in in a way companies can utilise these methods,

a component of the system only has a life span

monitor all these internal systems within the whole

making them more productive and differentiating

of six months. This condition-based maintenance

unit. We know not every system undergoes the same

them from competitors.

can provide huge cost savings to an organisation.

conditions and stresses, so we need to examine them

Associated with this, we look at how we can extend

independently. It is the same with consumer

the life of some systems.

goods – not everyone drives a car or uses a computer

So how do you test such a wide range of products? You just turn it on and let it run a couple of years until it breaks down? Well, no. No one has time for that! You’re right in that our tests have to cover the life spans of a multitude of very different items, some highly complex, others more simple, some mechanical, some electrical. Let’s say, for example, we are testing two fans, one costing 40 dollars and one costing 400 dollars. Both may pass a simple pass-fail test but how do you detect which is going to last perhaps six months, or maybe a few years? When we look at measurements for fans, we are developing qualification tests, where we are monitoring acoustic noise, vibrations, the speed of the fan and the current. Applying mathematical models, we work out what is a healthy system and what is an unhealthy system.

the same way. So we need to test for these extreme

We are actually looking at the health, or reliability, of a machine or system. Our general area is reliability but we have a particular focus and that is called prognostics.

behaviours. The military has been very quick to accept this principle and test accordingly.

At PHMC, what is the division between education, research and contract work? It is predominantly research at the moment but we have been offering a lot of training to companies and industry groups. We’ve been spending a lot of time getting potential customers and government agencies, both here and on the mainland, educated about exactly what PHMC is all about. As well as that we’ve been giving talks and short courses at universities and other companies. Hopefully next year we’ll be able teach some graduate courses here at CityU in prognostics, reliability and quality.

October 2009

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Face to Face

‫ے‬ɣ௖‫ٶ‬ι͓ȿ—‫ܨ‬჋དಡၤӡ଻৪੖ဳଉ‫ޢ‬Ӡ ɻʶ˜cԯᐢ஫ʥྡྷ᛻۩ʗПஉ‫ࠗכ‬ಋʥ૯Γe ͅ‫ٶכ‬αɻਝॾ‫ي‬ཋɥdॾʨdཋɥ့߮dཋɥ ஝঩d/('๑‫ע‬dॶ฻ʥӁӹ೩Ϸพɺʭʔ̇෵ Ԟ෵ࠇ഼‫ܨ‬჋དಡʥӡ଻৪੖ဳଉc‫ے‬ɣၤ޻ਝ ৛Ԉᙬɣነ—ͱ൬́՜՚౨ɮೡx‫ܨ‬჋དಡၤ৪ ੖ဳଉི߮˜΋Аι͓ɐ߸ณɻʶe ‫ݯ‬ȿᎳХᚾّ‫ܨ͉ע‬჋དಡd˿ቌ۹ಡ໰dȹԒ ᅕነล֨˞ʥʪ‫ૄޮي‬ዀΣЄʦᔍʠ‫ؿي‬ෙќc ̷Ⴉ—ቌ੡Ͼ˜‫ܨ—ؿ‬჋དಡၤӡ଻৪੖ဳଉ‫ޢ‬ Ӡɻʶ˜˚ͨ0LFKDHO3HFKWઠ઒cऋПᅆˮࣂං ‫ࠨ҈ݯ‬А໯ୀ໬ᘷe ɻʶ‫ؿ‬Ίီ˥Ɂᐲ෱Էʹ୺۩՗ʹ୺̎cЎɻʶ ྡྷ჌‫ؿ‬ɮАԎ‫ڈ‬Σϊᓯ௰cྦྷලj ɣࡼྦྷɻʶ‫ؿ‬Ίီ˿ॶτᒨ႒ผȿeɻʶᗐ؇‫ؿ‬ ԯྡྷܰዀኂֶӡ଻‫ؿ‬৪੖‫˿ֶؗر‬ቌೡ۹e҈ࠨ ᗐ؇ኬ᛽˿ቌ۹cԎऋП؇ࠇ‫ܨ‬჋དಡcѴશ ዀኂֶӡ଻ˮଊˉञ‫ک‬cగॶᏎ݅ད‫ك‬cԎ‫ݯ‬ϊ Ϊખၐ࠳e஛ᅚɺЎ˿˞ԉ˅෮ֶ̔ԉ˅˿ॶʵ ߎࠇɣฌ̖‫ܨؿ‬჋ೕ́cҡ˿ຝ‫ޘ‬ɣ൴ࣂං՗ ‫ټ‬፠e‫ܨ‬჋དಡɖτХଐ‫ۂ‬உ߮cΐ‫ݯ‬དಡ˿ ˞໬೮˞Ɏਐᕀi—τ‫ޅ‬ფҡΡ‫ؿ‬ʿؒႇ஥ଐ‫ۂ‬

ɻʶᗐ؇‫ؿ‬ԯྡྷܰዀኂֶӡ଻ ‫ؿ‬৪੖‫˿ֶؗر‬ቌೡ۹e҈ࠨ ᗐ؇ኬ᛽˿ቌ۹cԎऋП؇ࠇ ‫ܨ‬჋དಡe

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ලj˜ ɻʶτ‫ޅ‬ფ೛౨͌ᅟ՗ɻ౨ི߮j ԓ‫Ͳܰݘ‬ଈ‫́ؿ‬ଐႇ஥ɻʶcԮௐ̜ɣ‫ؿ‬ᅶሔe ˿ܰcॶਪ‫ڔ‬Ԛਂʑ຤Ꮬనೊ‫ܨؿ‬჋དಡʥӡ଻ ৪੖ဳଉcԎ̰Εԓ‫ݘ‬ᄥࡼ‫ܪ‬Ϸeˀ̯˞̔‫ؿ‬


Ɂ‫ذ‬ਿ஄

ԓ‫ݘ‬ᄥࡼȹ‫ق‬஭ɺʪ‫͉ע‬ዀኂ˿ቌ۹‫ֲ߬ࠇؿ‬c

࠳e஛Ԓዀኂֶӡ଻ɖஈҰαց౨ၐ࠳ȹωhɺ

ˢࠨᑪɃ᎚ሔዀኂஉௐcֶҝ஥ԯˢஉ߮c‫ڳ‬Ґ

༦c߬ܰಡ໰ᛷ͐ɺ඘ၐ࠳cԅფց౨ֺ২‫ؿ‬ၐ

ዀኂ˿ቌ۹഼‫ݯ‬ਫԢcΐ‫ݯ‬჏߬཭ᇼ˿ቌ۹ɮೡ

࠳గᛰι࣯൒e̊ȹʿࠍc৥Σಡ໰ᛷ͐ӡ଻ܺ

࢑dஉ߮࢑ʥᑪສಡ໰შኂ೩eᑟԷ˿ቌ۹cԓ

ȹୂͧ̋ॶʹ͂ʒ࠯˂cΣɺʥࣂҡ౒c‫˿׮܃‬

‫˞˿ਂݘ‬႓˜ഁ˿ஹeɻʶ‫͌߬ࠖؿ‬ᅟܰੀ஛ȹ

ॶ‫۾‬ᗲࠇe‫ྦྷޚ‬ց౨ၐ࠳ϤӰc‫ؗੱܘ‬൬Ϸၐ࠳

ეਟ‫ؿ‬ਿࡼ‫׃‬ढ़Է‫ے‬ɣeЎܰcͮቌਿࡼ‫ك‬ᖫֆ

˿˞‫ݯ‬ዀ࿚ຝ‫ޘ‬ɣ൴඀ʻeၤϊ΃ࣂc҈ࠨผఖ

˘ɺਪcΐ‫ݯ‬ԗ఩˞֡‫ؿ‬ʿؒၐ‫˿ܛ‬ቌ۹ྡྷΕʪ

ұʿؒ֝‫ܺٽ‬Ԓӡ଻‫ྐؿ‬՜e

३ι̯՗ࣂංeΐϊc҈ࠨΕʵ൬ਿࡼࣂc̦඘ ϣᄬͬพܰЯॶਪᎶ͂τᗐʿؒc˞ొঢ়́ଐࢽ

ɻʶЍ˝ၤਝԉɮพᗐ‫ڝ‬਽ʘc‫܉‬ფผ‫ؿ‬ՙj

Ɉc൚൙ྦྷʹe

҈Εᅕα‫޻ݯک‬ਝਝࡼॾ‫ي‬࿒ʪ‫ي‬ᐢອ‫ؿ‬ʪ‫ޮي‬ ૄዀ২ȿ‫۾‬ΛɮАeޮૄዀɐֺ͂‫ؿ‬ɣ஫ʗཋɥ

ɺ΃‫ؿ‬ዀኂ՗ӡ଻஛ფΛcБࠨ‫܉‬ფಡ໰ՙjᗒ

შኂܰȼɊαˤ̱உ߮ႇ஥‫ؿ‬c໰෱෱cԅɰܰ

༞గҐዀኂઢ৽cͨԯᔝ৽Λαc‫ق‬ϭˮଊ‫ܨ‬჋

ɀɊα‫ؿک‬ଐ‫ۂ‬ȿkͅϊଐ́‫ؿ‬ਐᕀܰiޮૄዀ

৤ɎԞj

ᑹॶᘗᙩࠔලj‫ܘ‬๑˿ቌ۹‫ؿ‬Ꮞ݅ʿؒc҈ࠨ˿

๫ಳɺܰ஛ᅚcӀτɁ٦੡঴ࣂං஛ᅚ২eɺ

˞Εኬ̎ޮૄዀ‫ֺؿ‬τʑ஫ӡ଻ʑ‫ݯ‬Ұȹӡ଻Ϊ

༦cБ႓੡ྦྷc҈ࠨ̦඘ಡ໰‫۾‬Λɺ΃ᗘ‫ؿێ‬ዀ

໦ȹϽ—ᔢ́˜൬Ϸဟྦeͅ‫כ‬Ұ࠯ӡ଻ֺࠍྦྷ

ኂcಲሃܰᇲᔵ‫ؿ‬dᓯ௰‫ؿ‬dዀુ‫ֶؿ‬ཋɥዀ

‫ؗੱؿ‬՗ֻՇ‫ؿ‬ᎦɈΈɺ‫΃ޚ‬c҈ࠨ඘ዟ͓Ꮞ݅

ኂc҈ࠨ஭඘Ғˮ̚ࠨ‫́ؿ‬՜՚౨eᐾȹ࠯ԝ

Ұ࠯ӡ଻eగΣԯˢࣱ൒‫ۂ‬ȹᅚcҰ࠯ɁቝቛӁ

ɥc҈ࠨ߬ಡ໰ԭ̎ཋࠓࢩcძࠤʗП‫̒ݯ‬Ɋʏ

ӹֶԚ͂ཋ຾‫ؿ‬ʿؒ஭ɺȹᅚcΐϊ҈ࠨ߬ಡ໰

՗̒ϛʏeԭ̎ཋࢩ஭஝༦ᓯ௰‫ؿ‬΋ࣟಡ໰cЎ

รဲɺ΃‫ؿ‬ΈိԚ͂ʿؒeਝԉ஫‫҄۾‬અढ़҈ࠨ

‫܉‬ᅚɷผ‫ك‬༞࡚ȹ̎ཋࢩॶਪ͂ʒ࠯˂‫ޅ‬ϭᅕα

‫ڬࡈؿ‬cԎ‫ܘ‬ϊ൬Ϸಡ໰e

ՙjԑྡྷɐc҈ࠨ‫ݯ‬ཋࠓࢩஉց൴۹ʿؒࣂcผ உ߮ɺ΃‫ؿ‬΋ࣟಡ໰c˳‫ܢ‬ဟྦኁࠑdቊ৽dࠓ

ɻʶΣЄིʗઠөd‫ޢ‬Ӡ՗΋޸ɮАj

ࢩᔝ৽‫ؿ‬஠۹˞ϭཋ‫ݚ‬eንᔄᎶ͂ᅕነᅡβc҈

҈ࠨ͌‫ޢ˞ک‬Ӡ‫˚ݯ‬cЎɖ‫۾ݯ‬Λʔ̇՗ɮพୂ

ࠨగ˿ʗፑˮ࡚࠯ܰ৪੖‫ؿ‬ӡ଻c࡚࠯ɺܰe

ᓱొԜ਩ফe҈ࠨɖ٦ȿ‫۾‬ΛࣂංcΉ̯Δʥਝ ʑ‫ୂ֚ܧ‬ᓱ՗̰Ԟ۪ʸʍଽɻʶ‫ؿ‬ɮАeϊ̔c

˿ܰc҈Ѕ߮˿ቌ۹ಡ໰߬ˈ෧ძཋࠓࢩಡ໰ᇲ

҈ࠨɖ‫ݯ‬ɣነʥԯˢʔ̇ᐾፒᑟ࢔ʥ೛౨ᇾೡe

ᔵ੡Λбj

҈ࠨѴશ‫ע‬α˿‫ےݯ‬ɣ඀உȹԒ૯஥ነϽޫ͌c

೸ྦྷܰeྦྷ‫כ‬ၐ࠳ɁࡗԞ႓cԅగҡࠇ߬ȿeࠔ

ᑟ઒‫ܨ‬჋དಡd˿ቌ۹ʥሔॖe

ዀdΔᚁ˞ʥɣ‫ێ‬/('๑‫ע‬ӡ଻c஭჏߬ցࣂၐ

October 2009

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Through the Lens

From All Little Livings This series of photos was produced by School of Creative .FEJBTUVEFOU/JDL$IFVL:JDLIJNBOENBEFBTJHOJñDBOU JNQBDUBUUIF*OOP$FOUSFFYIJCJUJPO 1MBZGVM.FEJB BOE UIF$JUZ6(BMMFSZFYIJCJUJPO*/41*3"5*0/m1IPUPHSBQIJD 4IPXDBTFPG4DIPPMPG$SFBUJWF.FEJB ஛ȹୂ๑ːͅ௚෮ఌ᛽ነ৑ነ́Կ͛ᑞ௚АcԎΕ ༖ξ‫ؿک‬௚ณɻʶࢄᙴ3OD\IXO0HGLD˞ʥ‫ے‬ɣᖚఢ ᐾϷ‫ؿ‬௚෮ఌ᛽ነ৑ᙘᄧࢄ—᜙෰˜ɻcяʵ঴ ᜮሌّ؇͌e Photography by Nick Cheuk ᙘᄧiԿ͛ᑞ

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ͮᄧ˖‫ވ‬

́‫ ݠ‬ᒨ࿮

௚АɁႍ ߇‫ؿ܃‬᎖᎖ʻ‫ّܛ‬છ҈ࠨϤ˾ɾ‫ک‬c ҈ࠨᐢܰ஽ሶ‫כ‬Ϭ҈˖‫ވ‬e ‫ق‬ϭ̖෮ɺ֗‫ؿ‬ԑੱೕ́c

Artist’s statement

ɷผ్඀ᐻɐ‫ࠍؿ‬Ԯc

#FGPSFUIPTFXIPXPSLTJMFOUMZGPSVTEFQBSU

೟‫ࢄݯ‬ᚉ૯ᔀ‫֛כ‬Ɏ‫ੱؿ‬෰e

we have been indulging in ourselves, always.

ɺဳྦྷֶ፟c

0OMZBGUFSUIFUSBHFEZIBTPDDVSSFE

֗ၤɺ֗‫ؿ‬भጳc

we will take off our masks,

̋Ε˝БܰЯ҄ᅥc

and unveil the feeling underneath, for a while.

Ϥ‫ؿྦྷޚ‬ԭّᐢܰ၇၇‫ޚ‬டe

The meaning of blessing and degenerating, whether it is right or wrong, depends upon being joyful or not, and is linked together.

October 2009

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In the Know

Rapping all the way to fluent English and a positive identity By Dr Angel Lin Mei-yi, Associate Professor, Department of English

ʼiᆻ޻ԫ௟ɡ ߜʼӡ৹ઠ઒ Learning English, to many Hong Kong students, is hardly an interesting

practice has the potential to build their confidence

hobby. The idea of arousing interest in learning English through rap and hip

as English speakers.

hop music emerged in a research interview in 2005 with MC Yan, a firstgeneration hip hop artist and rapper in Hong Kong.

Introducing the concept to local secondary schools has not been easy, given the stereotyped

For my research on ‘conscious rap’ (i.e., rap that is socially conscious, with a social

image of hip hop music due to commercialization,

message), I interviewed MC Yan and other hip hop artists. We were chatting about

but I successfully obtained funding in 2007 to

how we could use this music to help young people when the idea suddenly

launch an “ELT Rap Ambassador Programme”

dawned on me: we could use the music to help young people learn English, but it’s

among over 30 schools involving more than 900

actually more than just learning English. The ultimate goal is for young people to

students. Working with hip hop artists, we created

acquire the verbal art for creative self-expression, to voice their feelings, to connect

songs like: Lend me your ears, to raise students’

with other young people in the world and to feel empowered and find a positive

critical awareness about the persuasive power

self-identity in the process.

of the mass media; Rap the tenses, a very simple song for use with low-banding junior secondary

Meanwhile, I examined the research literature on rap lyrics; for instance, an

school students, to arouse their interest in learning

article by the sociolinguist, Geneva Smitherman, highlights the eight features of

the tenses of English; and Rapping Shakespeare,

signification (i.e., meaning-making) in rap lyrics. Among these features are: humor,

‘sampling’ two lines from Shakespeare’s play to

irony, rhythmic fluence and sound, punning, and play on words.

create a song and arouse students’ interest in appreciating English literature.

Overseas research has shown that rap has great potential in English language

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learning. The rhythmic nature of rap lyrics facilitates the acquisition of the stress-

This education method is also adaptable to other

timed rhythm of English. This has special significance in Hong Kong, where the

areas. My colleagues and I are thinking about using

majority of learners speak Cantonese, a syllable-timed language, as their mother-

conscious rap to engage young people in critically

tongue. The play on words, often a feature of rap, has great appeal for youngsters

analyzing and discussing social issues, including

when they repeat raps for practice. The rhyming nature of rap lyrics can also

the recent issue of drug abuse among teenagers

heighten learners’ phonetic skills and phonological awareness, and rapping

and their need to find a positive identity.


ਿࡼќ೫

—ᓳϯ˜਎ˮ‫ݚ‬Сߜႍd ҒԷϬ҈ ߜႍነୌྦྷஈΛࠗಋα‫ڇ‬ɁԞ႓c‫۾‬ᗒီ੡ɐܰ

α‫ڇ‬Ɂነผ͂˨࿶௚෮‫ؿ‬ʼΥԞ‫ٲ‬༠Ϭɯ‫ؿ‬෮ӮcᇹሃϬɯ‫ؿ‬෰ՇcၤͲ

τመ‫৽ݠؿ‬eΣЄొʠα‫ڇ‬Ɂነୌߜႍ‫ؿ‬ጙመc

˖‫ؿވ‬α‫ڇ‬Ɂ‫ޚ‬ʃᐲᖎcԎΕ༦ೡɻҒԷϬ҈c෰ՇϬӸ‫ؿ‬Ɉ൴e

ΉԞܰ࠯‫ܥ‬ኝe˞ᓳϯֶ+LS+RSࠑᅥነୌߜႍ

ၤϊ΃ࣂc҈Ͳࠍቇᚾτᗐᓳϯʼʝ‫ޢؿ‬ӠʼᘆcԝΣ‫م‬ผႍӰነࡼ

‫ؿ‬෱ؒcܰ҈Εα২‫ޢ‬Ӡ஄ਐ༤Էࠗಋ଱ȹ

*HQHYD6PLWKHUPDQొˮ‫ؿ‬ᓳϯ࿨ീ‫ؿ‬Ʉ࠯ऋϳcΣ۷᎖dጾԶd‫ݚ‬࿑‫ؿ‬

ˤ+LS+RS‫ݚ‬Ϸ՗ᓳϯ࿨ʹ0&ʆஹᄤʆ€ɾ

ຝۗʥᐰࠑdᔶᗐႍdʼΥ༝Ꮋ೩e

‫܃‬ഢ́‫ؿ‬e ̔ਝ‫ޢ‬Ӡᛷ͐cᓳϯࠑᅥʼʝΕߜႍነୌɐ‫ؿ‬ᅶɈ‫۾‬ɣeᓳϯ࿨ീ‫ؿ‬ᗗ‫܁‬ ২ғРֲᓳϯࠑᅥЩ੓τ‫م‬ผ‫ؿࢠڌ‬ᓳϯ€‫ޢ‬

ऋϳτХుోߜႍ‫ࠑࠇؿ‬ຝۗe஛ȹᒨΕࠗಋʮԯࠇ߬cΐ‫ݯ‬ɣ஫ʗɁ஭

Ӡࣂc҈஄ਐȿ0&ʆ՗ԯˢ+LS+RSࠑᅥɁcদ

ܰ˞ᄤ‫׭‬໷‫̴ݯ‬ႍcϤᄤ‫׭‬໷ܰ˞ࠑຝ‫ݯ‬௰Ͻ‫ؿ‬ႍӰeʹّcᓳϯ࿨ീ຤

ሃΣЄС͂α‫ڇ‬Ɂ‫ࠑؿ‬ᅥᎳХα‫ڇ‬Ɂc຾ɻནಳ

੒˳фʼΥ༝Ꮋcྦྷ‫כ‬ነ́ࠇᇲᆻୌᓳϯ࿨ςτ‫۾‬ɣмʵɈeᓳϯ࿨ീ‫׋‬

৐༦ȹ࠯֨፾i̚˿˞ᎳХα‫ڇ‬Ɂነୌߜႍeԯ

ᗗ‫ؿ‬ऋᒨcτХొʠነୌّ‫ؿ‬ႍࠑҌ̝՗ࠑᗗ෰cϤᆻୌᓳϯ࿨ς͛τХ

ྡྷ஛Ԏɺࠉ‫כ‬ነୌߜႍԅფᓯ௰c௖ୄ͌‫ܰؿ‬ᜑ

ነ́‫͓ۺ‬༜͂ߜႍ‫ڌؿ‬ʶe ͅ‫כ‬+LS+RSࠑᅥ‫ؿ‬ѼോΐਆพʝϤ୽ց‫ێ‬cΉ ɻነʵ൬஛ိነୌߜႍ‫ؿ‬ณล֨կྡྷɺ‫מ‬c֗ Ρ҈‫כ‬αᏵ੡ᅆಁΉΛංነ࣎༩Ί ነ́ઐϷ—(/7ᓳϯɣԚི߮˜e҈ၤ+LS +RSɣ࢑΋Аc௚АȿΛࠖ࿨ςc˳‫ܢ‬/HQG

PH\RXUHDUVτХొʠነ́ྦྷɣଠඨఌ‫ؿ‬ғ РॶɈ€h5DSWKHWHQVHVȹࠖ‫۾‬ᓯ௰‫ؿ‬࿨ ςc˿ొʠ‫ٱ‬ɻ́ྦྷነୌߜႍࣂྸ‫ؿ‬ጙመ€h ˞ʥ੣ଡ଼ɡˈԓΊടɻ‫׊‬ˮԭ̏Ί̏ᄘι‫ؿ‬

5DSSLQJ6KDNHVSHDUHȹࠖొʠነ́ቇᚾߜ ႍʼነጙመ‫ؿ‬࿨ς€e ஛ိઠነʿؒ͛˿Ꮆ͂‫כ‬ԯˢᆲᕿe҈།΃ԑ ̳ϣᄬС͂+LS+RS՗ᓳϯࠑᅥઐ৽α‫ڇ‬Ɂғ Рdʗ‫׹‬՗দሃࣂԑc˳‫ܢ‬௖‫ٶ‬ʵ঴ᗐ؇‫ؿ‬ነ ́ᏠᖞԑͧʥఖҒϬ҈‫ؿ‬ʿؒe

October 2009

31


Gown to Town

Cheongsams, China and chartered accounting Ρነɺࠞι˲ɾ਀ By Jo Kam

ʼi‫ܑټ‬ᑈ

“We need to cherish every opportunity to better equip ourselves, as you never know when your knowledge or skills are required,” said Ms Venus Tang Lai-wah, Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary of Excel Technology International Holdings. Ms Tang started her career in information technology but later switched to accounting. Studying part-time after work, she graduated from CityU’s first accounting degree programme and became a fellow member of the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants and a Certified Public Accountant of the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants. After working in public-listed companies, including Henderson Land Development Company and Shui On Group, she took up the role of Group Financial Controller in Star Telecom and South China Media Group. She is one of the few women to have served as a financial controller in the telecommunication, media and technology industries. At Excel Technology, a Hong Kong public-listed company, Ms Tang now applies her computing and accounting expertise to selecting appropriate accounting systems for the company. “Our company mainly provides corporate software solutions and information technology planning and consulting services for the banking and financial sector. Since our business covers 10 geographical regions, I need, in my capacity as the Group Financial Controller and Company Secretary, to ensure our group is in a sound financial position and complies with the regulations set for public-listed companies,” she said. She takes the initiative to work with colleagues in the computer department to improve the company’s accounting system when there’s none on the market that can fulfill the company’s requirements. Her heavy workload has not subdued her enthusiasm for study. Instead it has made her realise the importance of continuous learning. After graduating from CityU’s first Executive Master of Business Administration (EMBA) programme in 1999, she recently enrolled in CityU’s first Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) programme to further enhance her management skills. “CityU’s College of Business has many distinguished professors who are very willing to advise us of the proper ways to study and conduct research. I’m glad I can study amidst a group of experienced and outstanding

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්࣎Է‫م‬ผ

management professionals,” said Ms Tang. She

—߬ҐోҰȹ࠯ነୌዀผΡΡ໦ௐϬɯcΐБɺ

—‫ے‬ɣਆነ৑ኟτ‫۾‬᎚Ӟ‫ؿ‬ઠ઒c‫ܞ‬ኒ҈ࠨ‫ޢ‬

currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Learning

‫ك‬༞‫ك‬ᖫʥҌॶЄࣂผ‫ݢ‬ɐ͂௿c˜ҁᒤޫҌඑ

Ӡነਐ‫ؿ‬ʿؒe҈‫۾‬ᄪ֗˿˞ၤȹະ༅૯d᎚

Partner Committee of CityU’s DBA programme and

྆ল৻ᐢဟ࿒ʔ̇ो࣊ሳᗫജ႓e

Ӟ‫ဳؿ‬ଉɁࡗι‫ݯ‬ነୌྑЂcɣࡼȹ঴ʘᆠነ

organises activities for her fellow students.

ਐʥʗԔ́‫ݠ‬ɐ‫ߕؿ‬ၤᅥc˜ሳᗫജ႓e΢ҡ ሳᗫജ௩ᚭޮ࿏஀‫̨ؿ‬Ҙcᐻɐᐢ઎䪙ጱʘ‫ؿ‬ॐ

ኪͨ‫ے‬ɣɮਆဳଉነ௟ɡነୌྑЂկࡗผ৹˚

ࢀe΢‫ٱ‬ˮ‫م‬ผ২ԑࣂ੣ԑ༅঩ޫҌɮАcԯංೕ

࢐cዶรᘐፒԎ਄ၤ‫৽ݠ‬e

In the face of today’s uncertain economic

ଊϬɯྦྷผ߮‫۾‬τጙመc༟ᔝᓻผ߮࢑ϷcԎ‫כ‬ɮ

environment, she has some advice for new graduates.

቗ࣂං˞࠹ᚾѼβ࠳ᚾ‫ے‬ɣ଱ȹ։ผ߮ነɡᇾೡc

“Graduation from university is only a starting point.

ҡϣՅߜਝऋஈʔႏผ߮࢑ʥࠗಋผ߮࢑༅ࣟe΢

It is more important to pursue lifelong learning

ͱ‫܏כ܃‬ਥd๥Ϊ೩ɐ̟ʔ̇ͨᓻcҡ‫ܱͮכ‬ཋ঩

and continue to study. To enjoy a rich and colourful life, we should not only strike a balance between

ʥ‫ڲ‬ജඨఌͨඑ྆ল৻ᐢဟcι‫ݯ‬ʭᅕॶΕཋ঩d ඨఌʥޫҌϷพˮͨল৻ᐢဟ‫ؿ‬ɤֲe

—ɣነଓพ̋ܰ঴ᒨc ҡࠇ߬‫ܰؿ‬Ρነɺࠞd ୄӸነୌcুұ࠯Ɂ ࠳ቔe˜

work, family and study, but also enhance our artistic

ሳᗫജଊΕగᓻࠗಋɐ̟ʔ̇ҁᒤޫҌඑ྆eΛ

and cultural qualities and make a contribution to

αԞc΢੒༜͂ϬɯΕཋ຾ʥผ߮ԭʿࠍ‫ؿ‬ਿพ

society,” said Ms Tang. A practitioner of her own

‫ك‬ᖫc౧ʔ̇ృፕሬ΋‫ؿ‬ผ߮ӡ଻e΢႓i—ʔ

philosophy, aside from managing her career, family

̇˚߬‫ݯ‬ႺϷʥ‫ټ‬ጪ‫ొވ‬Ԝͬพசͧʿ࣐d༅঩

ࠍྦྷଊʌГ়‫ؿ‬຤Ꮬࣩ࠰cሳᗫജ೽ଓพ́‫ؿ‬

and studies, she volunteers with many public

ޫҌ೪ིʥᚋਐ೩‫৻ר‬eΐʔ̇พ৻ᔍၰ࠯Δ

֦йܰi—ɣነଓพ̋ܰ঴ᒨcҡࠇ߬‫ܰؿ‬Ρ

ਂcӸ‫ݯ‬එ྆ল৻ᐢဟ࿒ʔ̇ो࣊c҈჏߬ᆢ‫ړ‬

ነɺࠞdୄӸነୌcুұ࠯Ɂ࠳ቔeɁ́Λ‫ٻ‬

එ྆ল‫ؗرܧ‬৪Ͳ࠹၇Ψɐ̟ૈԝe˜΢ೕଊы

Λۜc৖ȿ̡ጫɮАdࡼ࢓ʥነพcᑹᎶুұ

ං‫ؿ‬ผ߮ӡ଻ɺॶѧͲ࿶ӷʔ̇჏ұc‫৽˚ڏ‬ၤ

ʼʝʥᖚ୺ʿࠍ‫࠳ؿ‬ቔcҡᎶΑ㏾‫م‬ผcɷॶ

ཋ຾஫΃ԑ΋Аcҝഁʔ̇ผ߮ӡ଻e

‫ݠ‬੡ᔔଞe˜ሳᗫജ৖ȿ࠹ᚋԑพdࡼ࢓ʥነ พcҡ਄ၤΛඖ‫م‬ผʔᓻc˳‫ܢ‬ΛαԞ䤺ͨ‫ے‬

musical instrument, with her son. Her reading

ᒖಳɮАᐥࠇcЎӀτಕʭሳᗫജྦྷነୌ‫ؿ‬ᆅ

recommendation is Chinese Civilisation: A Source Book,

໶cʦ˥΢᛽ผԷ‫ܛ‬ᙩ൬࠳‫ֲ̦߬ؿ‬e΢‫כ‬

ɣነ́‫ؿ‬ነ‫ٽ‬e΢ᆅෲࠑᅥcଊ̳ၤԫɥȹ ΃ነୌᄦ်ۗ̀e΢͛ᆅෲቇᚾcʹ஁䞍੒‫י‬

α࠳ଓ‫ے‬ɣ଱ȹ։Ϸ‫ܧ‬Ɂࡗɮਆဳଉဨɡ

䪙̯࣊c˞‫ڏ‬Ґోࣂං፭ࣂ፭Δቇᚾe΢ऋП

ᇾೡc‫ٶ‬αʹҞᚾ‫ے‬ɣ଱ȹ։ɮਆဳଉነ௟ɡᇾ

ઐʍͅ‫ے‬ɣɻਝʼʝɻʶˮ‫ؿخ‬ɻਝʼʝኒ

ೡc˞ొʠეኒሔॖeȹ༏ӶԞcሳᗫജΕ‫ے‬ɣ

ᚾe΢႓i—ɻਝʼʝ฻Ⴉ‫ٽݚ‬c௟ɣ၀

explored. This is a series of books that systematically

۹༦ȿɊΛ࠯఑ౢcӮᖬȿ‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ι‫ٽ‬cҡ෰ው

૯e஛ܰȹࡨ‫۾‬τӡ଻‫࣊ؿ‬ᘒc૯Ƀ૛ˮΔ

illustrates Chinese history and heritage,” she said.

‫ے‬ɣΛαԞྦྷ΢‫ࣛؿ‬਩ʥઠቔe

ᑟ໬ɻਝዃ̌՗ʼʝe˜

services, including serving as a mentor for CityU students. An ardent lover of music who likes to dress in classical Chinese cheongsam (mandarin gowns), she is currently learning guzhen, a classical Chinese

compiled by CityU’s Chinese Civilisation Centre. “There is a long and rich history of Chinese culture to be

October 2009

33


From the Heart

Helping students develop appropriate attitude the most important task By Dr Mei-yung Leung, Assistant Professor, Department of Building and Construction ĘźiડޝࢀŕŻ&#x;ÉĄ â€ŤŰşâ€Źá‹žÓĄĐĽŕŹ‰ŕŞ ŕŞ’

Teaching approaches influence the learning process and determine the learning outcome or what kind of students we bring up. In my class, I adopt interactive teaching techniques, combined with self-directed learning activities. I serve as a knowledge source and, at the same time, a facilitator in the learning process. Education is a two-way street. I cannot do anything without the

intrinsic core values such as integrity, courtesy

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and respect is also a core component in

I must please everyone. When there is confusion about the University’s

developing a positive attitude. As a teacher,

expectations and requirements, I do my best to clarify the issue and

I expect my students to eventually bring this

reassure the students that we are acting in their best interest.

integrity to their professional career. In the long run, helping students develop an appropriate attitude

This is my approach to teaching.

towards dealing with all sorts of people and work situations is more important than simply imparting

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knowledge.

present different sets of challenges. Although I teach construction, I am also conducting I once had to contend with a student who had copied an assignment

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directly from a practical tender document. When I rejected his project,

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understand that I had acted in his best interests and a few months later he asked me to be his supervisor for his final year project.

characteristics regarding a construction project, i.e. specificity, participation, conflict and commitment, also apply to teaching. I have adopted them in

Normally, I do indeed emphasise classroom discipline for the students. When

my teaching over the last 10 years or so at CityU.

students attend classes, they need to concentrate in order to learn. And I can’t

It came as a great honour when I received the

tolerate students being late for class, the same way an employer can’t tolerate an

Teaching Excellence Award this year. The award is

employee always late for work. Therefore I believe it is beneficial for students to

a gratifying recognition of my teaching philosophy

cultivate a good attitude early.

and dedication. I would like to express my gratitude for the support and encouragement provided by my

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students and colleagues.


‫ے‬ɣɁႍ

਩ቔነ́—‫ݯ‬Ɂ˜

ɺ΃‫ؿ‬ઠነʿؒᄧᚊነ́‫ؿ‬ነୌ༦ೡʥι‫׮‬cԎॶҺց҈ࠨ Ѵશ਩ө‫ؿ‬ነ́‫ؿ‬ᗘ‫ێ‬e҈Εᇾਦ裏ઔ͂ʃ৽βઠነؒc Ԏ˱Ƀར᎞ነ́Ϭ˚ነୌ‫৽ݠؿ‬e҈‫ݯ‬ነ́ొԜ‫ك‬ᖫc ɖ΃ࣂΕነୌ༦ೡɻ೽ʀʵኒe ઠөܰᔶΉ‫৽ݠ‬e੡ɺԷነ́‫ؿ‬ႏ΃ֶʻ‫ܛ‬c҈ࠨ‫ޅ‬ფɖ২ɺȿe ɺ༦c஛Ԏɺ‫߬ࠨ҈͐ٲ‬দΡҰ࠯ነ́e༤ɐነ́ྦྷɣነ‫ؿ‬౨શ՗߬ұ ෰Էဘఫࣂc҈ผသɈΉˢࠨ໬ᘷc‫ړ‬ᖬֺ২‫ؿ‬ȹʘяܰ˞ˢࠨ‫ؿ‬௖ɣ ੡ऩ‫ݯ‬ˮೕᒨe஛గܰ҈‫ؿ‬ઠነʿؒe ઠነ௖ऋПɾ୮cܰɺ΃ነ́ผ‫ݯ‬ઠነɁࡗ੓Ԟɺ΃‫ܥؿ‬ኝeτȹωc ȹΊነ́‫ق‬અ҉ᚻȹͫϷʑ‫׃‬ᅟʼͧА‫˲ݯ‬ᇾe҈ొˮဘਐcԎׂνˢ ‫ؿ‬АพcˢɊʗɺ࿶c௄།҈о঴ԞeЎܰc௖‫܃‬ˢ‫҈͉ע‬ԅᅚ২ԯྡྷ ܰ‫ݯ‬ˢ ෱eడ࠯˂‫܃‬cˢᇼ҈ኪͨˢଓพАพ‫ؿ‬ኒ࢑e ȹঁԞ႓c҈ˈ༖ ࠇነ́‫ؿ‬ᇾਦ޵‫܁‬eነ́ɐᇾࣂc߬ਿʶɷ˿ነ ୌe҈ɺઅՇነ́ɐᇾፖԷc̳Σ཭˚ɺผࢀஈ཭ࡗ຤੒ɐऒፖԷe ΐϊc҈ႏ‫ݯ‬ነ́ʥξቔιӪΡ‫ྸؿ‬۹cҡτऩ୮e

“This is my approach to teaching. One of the great things about teaching is that different students present different sets of challenges.”

ɺ༦cઠነԎ‫̋ڈ‬ᑟұ޵‫܁‬՗Թ޸c҈ҡ ෮‫ݯ‬ነ́ᙠፏ̳‫ق‬dτᓤ՗ కࠇ೩ʑΕ޻ᄨc˞਩ө̳ࠍྸ۹eА‫ݯ‬ઠ࢑c҈Ѵશነ́ੀԞҙӸ‫م‬ ผɮАࣂɖॶԮτ̳‫ؿق‬ኧΨe‫ٽ‬ႩԞ႓cԾХነ́਩ቔ‫ۿ‬Ɂઅ‫ذ‬ɾ ༞cˈ௰௰ඨ઒‫ك‬ᖫҡ˱ࠇ߬e ᒖಳ҈ઠ‫ۺܰؿ‬ዾޫ͌cɖτ൬Ϸઠነʥԯˢ‫ޢ‬Ӡe҈‫ؿ‬௟ɡ‫ޢ‬Ӡᕀ͌ ܰ—‫ۺ‬ዾძࠤဳଉ˜e‫ۺ‬ዾɮೡඖࣹ͌ʥ̒ိϷ‫ݯ‬ᗘ‫ێ‬i‫ע‬ᆢֲd਄ ၤdᇰޯၤҙɃeΕ҈༦˾Ɋα‫ے‬ɣ‫ؿ‬ઠነ́૟ cя౦Ꮆ͂‫כ‬ઠነe ʌαᏵ੡௑ˮઠነᆉc҈෰Է‫۾‬࿘֗cԎ෰Է‫؀۾‬ᄱc҈‫ؿ‬ઠነଉ֨՗ ҙɃ੡Էႏ΃e҈߬টʶ෰ᑢʻ‫ܛ‬՗ར᎞҈‫ؿ‬ነ́՗΃ԑe

October 2009

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