OCTOBER 2009 ɀ22ȾαɊ˂
Library books its place in cultural pantheon ࠇ഼ࣩሔቔ྇ؿᎂ
New school to lead energy and environment teaching and research ณነʵეॶၤྊઠޢ
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.
ŕ¸“ŕŁŠŕľ‹dŕ¸“ŕ§˝Éˆ áŠ?ÎąÍ Őścŕ¸“â€Ťŕ ?Řżâ€ŹĘŹdŕ¸“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 ™ ŕ˛°â€ŤŕˇŠŕŁŽ×›â€ŹŐ—á‡žŕłĄŕ¸“ŕł•ŕ˘„hŕ˛˛á‹&#x;Ď„ŕ§ŤcĚšâ€Ťŕ ?ŘŽŘżâ€ŹŕŽ‰ßŽÉ–ŕ ?ÍŒ Čšŕ¸“cáˆŁâ€ŤÜŽâ€ŹÉŁáŠ?â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŻšŕˇŽŐ—ŕ§˝Éˆe
ŕĄ„ÎšÍ“â€ŤŕĽśÂ—Řżâ€Źŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?ŕ§‘Â˜ÉşĐŽŕ —ŕ˛‹Đ&#x;ŕ˛˛ŕśŠĎ„cÎ•Ô“ĘŞÎ”ŕ¨‚É–Ü°ŕś€ŕźŽ áƒ”ŕ¨&#x;ŕ “ŕŁŠÉžÍącá?Žŕ´źŕĽśŕ¸ťŐ—á?ˇŕžŠÔÉŁßžĘ˜á‡žá•€cŕŠ€ÉžŕŠ“Éƒŕ¸“ŢľĘ?e
COVER STORY ŰŹŕ ?â€ŤÜ¨â€ŹÔ‘ 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
Library books its place in cultural pantheon
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â€œKeep quiet and read when in the library.â€?
Itâ€™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
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OCTOBER 2009 ɀ22ȾαɊ˂
New school to lead energy and environment teaching and research
New programmes tune into complex world
Mr Reliable passes the test ቌϾͱ́ಡࣟ
18 Creativity in the making ෮ི߮Щੀˮᘅ
Rapping all the way to fluent English and a positive identity ᓳϯˮݚСߜႍd ҒԷϬ҈
20 18 COLUMNS ਿᙝ 2
NEWS & NOTABLE
CityU leaps to 124th in world ranking ےɣͲଈખΊ ᙺʠϭϽ
THROUGH THE LENS
FROM THE HEART
From All Little Livings ́ݠᒨ
GOWN TO TOWN
Helping students develop appropriate attitude the most important task ቔነ́ݯɁ
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. ʌˀےɣҰαɍ౨cοΕంኒࠗಋ̟ےɣነΕઠነdޢӠʥ̔৻ೕɐؿณ৽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 worldâ€™s top
ŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤĚ&#x;Ű’â€ŹÉŁáŠ?Î•ßœŕ¨?Â?ŕŁŽŕŞ°ÉĄŕ°‚ŕ§?ŕłŠŕŞ ÓŠŕ¤‹Ë°Â?ÎąŰšÍ˛ŕŹˆÖşŕŻ…ÎŹÉŁ
universities, according to The Times Higher Education Supplement (THES) 2009
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… ŕŹąĎ˝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 dŕŁŽĘ¤dÎ›Ď˝â€ŤŮ˝ŕŁŽÚŠâ€ŹĘĽÉŁáŠ?Ęťâ€ŤŮ‘Ü›â€ŹÉşáŠœĐŚÉˆâ€ŤŘżâ€Ź
former presidents and other supporters. He expressed his thanks to former and
current Council chairmen and its members for their staunch support.
Distinguished alumnus named among â€œTen Outstanding Young Personsâ€?
ŢŤáŠ?ĘĽÉŽŕłĄáŠ?ŕ§‘Ôżŕľ™ŕŁŽĘ¤dŕź…ŕŚŠŢŤŇŒÍŹŕ¸žŕĄź ŕŽšŕŻ&#x;ŕąŁÍąÍ á?ľá?•â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÎąŰšÂ—ÉŠÉŁŕŻ‘ËŽâ€ŤÚ‡â€Ź ÎąÂ˜câ€Ťŕž´Ů˛â€ŹË˘Î•ÉŽĐ?ŕŠ?Ď˝É?â€ŤŢŻŘżâ€ŹËŽÎšŕ°—cĘĽ â€ŤŮ…ÝŻâ€Źŕ¸œŕľŹŇŻĐ?ËŽâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŚłá˜†e
â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÔżŕľ™ŕŁŽĘ¤á?ľá?•â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹŕŻ‘ËŽâ€ŤÚ‡â€ŹÎą ŕŽšŕŻ&#x;ŕąŁâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹÉ Í ŕ˘”Ě á‚źâ€ŤËˆÜŞÂ—ÝŻâ€ŹŐ‡ŇĄâ€ŤÝŻâ€ŹĎ„ College of Science and Engineering alumnus
and information technology (IT) entrepreneur,
Mr Jonathan Chan Pok-chi, has been selected as
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 Peopleâ€™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
Commissar of the PLA Hong Kong Garrison, visited
achievements and involvement in community
City University of Hong Kong on 16 October. During
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
table tennis match with students and staffs. The
Adhering to the motto â€œIt is more blessed to give than to receive,â€? 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.
Peopleâ€™s Liberation Army samples university life
interaction between the PLA officers and university teachers and students served to provide each with insight into the otherâ€™s lifestyle. This year not only marks the 60th anniversary of the Peopleâ€™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
hopes his award will serve as a birthday present to
be shared with the alma mater. Looking ahead, he
ŕŽŚŕźŚČšÎƒÉ?á‡ždŕľŹáŽ dĘ¤á‡ˇËˆá‘ŠdŕŽ‰â€ŤÜŞâ€Źŕ¨„áœŽcá ¤
will continue to make a concerted effort with all
alumni to help CityU become one of the top 100
universities in the world.
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 Universityâ€™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. â€ŤÝŻâ€Źá„ŞŕĽ‚â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŐšÎąŕŁŽá„ŞËžĘĽá’ˇá’?ŕŁŽĘ¤á ‰ŕłźcŕŁŽĘ¤á?˛ŕłźŕŽá?žĎˇČżČšŕŽ&#x;Ďťá„ŞŕĽ‚ â€Ťŕ§˝Ý â€ŹcĎ¤â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕ´żá˜Şŕ¸œÍ›ŕŠ€á?žá?’ÔŻË˘á„ŞŕĽ‚â€Ťŕ§˝Ý â€Źe ŕŹąČšŕś–á„ŞŕĽ‚â€ŤË‚Ü°ŕ§˝Ý â€ŹË€Î•ËľÔ•á?žĎˇâ€ŤŰ’Â—Řżâ€ŹÉŁá‚şá?ŠËľÔ•ŕŁŽĘ¤ŕŞŻŕĄ˝Â˜cŢ¸Čš Ď›Ď˝ŕŹŠâ€ŤËľ×›â€ŹÔ•dĘ¨â€ŤÝ›â€ŹĘĽÔŻË˘Ę‘Î”â€ŤÖśÝ Í Ě&#x;Ű’â€ŹÉŽĐ?â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€ŹĘ¤á ¤ÔžĎŹŕ —ŕ˛‹â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€ŹĘ¤Čš ŕŚ´cËŽŕ˘?Ü°Ď‰á ™ŕ¸œcá„ŞŕĽ‚â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁá‚şá?ŠŕŁŽá„ŞeŕŞ…äŞ™Ü°Ë‚Ë€á?žĎˇâ€ŤÂ—Řżâ€Źá‚şá?Šá„Şŕž† ŕˇ‹iŕŁľâ€ŤÝ—â€ŹĘ”ŕˇŠÉžŐ§Â˜cá?â€ŤÜƒâ€ŹÎŞŕŞ–â€Ťŕ§˝Ý Řżâ€ŹĎ„Ë‚Ë€â€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€Źá„Şŕ ‘á…Ľŕ¸œeĎŠĚ”c ŕŁŽĘ¤á?˛ŕłźŕŽŕŠ€ß˛ŕŽ?á‘źá‡źŕŁŽĘ¤ŕ¨„ËąË‚Ë€á?žĎˇâ€ŤŕŁŽŘżâ€Źá„ŞŕŞŻŕĄ˝e
Honours list recognition for Council members ŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—á?ľŕ¤‹ŕ¨‚â€ŤÖšÜ§â€ŹŕŞ’á‰ş Three current and former Council Members of CityU were included in this yearâ€™s Hong Kong Special
É?Ď˝ŕŹŠÍ¨ĘĽâ€ŤŰ’Í¨ÚŠâ€ŹÉŁŕŁŽŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—ĘŒÎąá?ľŕ —ŕ˛‹ŕ¤‹ Đ&#x;Ďˇâ€ŤÖšÜ§ŕ¨‚Ü§â€ŹŕŞ’á‰şcâ€Ťŕž´Ů˛â€ŹÔŻŕ ŻÉ ŕž§ŕ —ŕ˛‹Đ?ËŽâ€ŤŘżâ€Ź 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
awarded the Grand Bauhinia Medal in recognition of his dedicated and distinguished service to the government
and the Hong Kong community, particularly in his role since 2007 as Chief Secretary for Administration and
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 charityâ€™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 CityUâ€™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?cÔŽÎšË˛á˜?á?’ ŕŽ&#x;ĎťĘ”ŕ¤Šâ€ŤŮźâ€ŹÉŁâ€ŤŰŽâ€Źá˜?ŕ˛ â€Ťŕ§˝Ý â€ŹcŕŚłá˜†ÓŞÎ›e â€ŤŕŁŽÍ¨ÚŠâ€ŹŕťŽŕ¸œÎšŕĄ—dŕŹŠÍ¨Ďˇâ€ŤÜ§â€Źŕ¸œá˜ŞÎšŕĄ—ĘĽŕ¸śŕź ŕś‘ ŕž†Ëšŕ˘?ŕ¸ŚŕŞŁá„¨É¤ÉĄá?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?Ď˝Ę€Í…É?ĎÉŽÂ€ŕťˆá?˘ÎŞŕŻ&#x;ÉĄdâ€Ť×łâ€Źá…ŹĘŠŕŞ ŕŞ’dĐĄŕŁ“ÉŕľŹŕŞ ŕŞ’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
ÍŽĘĽÂ—Ň„á’¨ËŒÂ˜á‹?ÍŽŕŁ?á ™á›°ŕ¨żŕĄźcâ€Ť×›â€ŹÎąá?ľá?• â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÉťŕ¨?ŢŤáŠ?ŕ§‘ŕ§‘ÉĄe
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.
CityU ranks number one for engineering research papers in Hong Kong â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÉŽáŠ?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 $53.4 million, representing a 31.4% application success rate. â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁâ€ŤŮśâ€ŹĎ›ŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛á?ľŕŠĄxÎąŰšáŽšŕ§‰â€ŤŢ˘â€Ź
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Ď˝cŕž¨á?ľŕ§?Űšŕ´żáƒŤeŕŁ“áŠŁĚŽáœŞŕŚ˛ŕž†Ř’É ŕ§?ŕłŠŕŞ ÓŠ
ĐĽÉŁáŠ?ŕŞ ÓŠŕź…ĐĽŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œá‘˛ÉŽâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ§‘ŕŁŽĐ?â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ Í‚ŕŽŞe
â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ŕź…ĐĽŃŤŕŻ–ŕ¸“Ę”Đ—á›ˇÍ?câ€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÍłŕś–â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛
New School to position CityU as leader in energy and environment ŕ¸“ŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?ŕ§‘á†˘Í“â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÍąášŽÎ”Ď˝
The School is committed to improving environmental quality and supporting sustainable development in Greater China and the Asia-Pacific region as a whole.
CityU has established the School of Energy and Environment, the first in Hong Kong and one of the few in the region, to lead teaching and research in two of the most pressing issues of our time.
Exemplary teachers claim teaching awards
The School is committed to improving environmental
á…Ąá†˛ŕŞ ŕĄ—ŕż˜á?ľŕŻ‘ËŽŕŞ áŠ?á†‰
quality and supporting sustainable development in It aspires to be one of the leading schools in the
Three CityU teachers received the Teaching Excellence Awards 2008-09 in recognition of their outstanding teaching performance. They were selected from 25 candidates nominated by students, alumni or programme committees. They were (from left to right) %S.FJZVOH-FVOH "TTJTUBOU1SPGFTTPS %FQBSUNFOU PG#VJMEJOHBOE$POTUSVDUJPO .T1FOOZ"LFST &OHMJTI Language Centre English Enhancement Course 5VUPS BOE%S"OOJT'VOH-BJDIV "TTJTUBOU1SPGFTTPS %FQBSUNFOUPG"QQMJFE4PDJBM4UVEJFT â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÉ?Ď˝ŕŞ ŕĄ—áŠ•á”„Ôżŕľ™â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŞ áŠ?â€ŤŮ˛â€ŹŕŹŠcÎ•ÎŠÍ… áŠ?Í dŕŁŽĘ¤Öśá‡žŕłĄŐŻŕĄ—ŕ¸œŕąŠÎŠâ€Ťŕ °Řżâ€Źá?•ŕŞ ŕĄ—Éťŕ“á‹ˇ Ď¤ËŽcÎšâ€ŤÝŻâ€ŹxÎąŰšŕŻ‘ËŽŕŞ áŠ?á†‰ŕŠĄËšeË˘ŕ ¨ 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. â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁÎšÍ“ŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠáŠ?ŕ§‘cŕťŽáŠ?ŕ§‘Î•ŕ —ŕ˛‹á™”â€Ťŕ –×›â€Ź ŕŻšcÎ•Ô“ĘŞŕ¨‚É–â€ŤÝŻâ€Źá…•ÉşÎ›cŕśśŕŠ€Ęľáƒ”ŕŽ›Ôŕ Żáƒ”ŕ¨&#x; â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŞ â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÉŽĐ?e ŕťŽáŠ?ŕ§‘ßŽÉˆŇ?ŕ´ ÉŁÉťŕ´œĘĽÔ“ĘŞŕ¨‚â€ŤŘżâ€ŹáŠŹá›˝á?ˇŕžŠŕĽ– áˆ”cÔŽĘťâ€ŤÜ›â€ŹŕŽ›Ô’Î”ŕ¨‚â€ŤÜ›Řżâ€Źá™Šŕł•ŕ˘„eáŠ?ŕ§‘Ň Î•Îšâ€ŤÝŻâ€Ź ŕ¨‚Ę‘áƒ”ÍąáŠ?ŕ§‘ÉžČšcŕąŠÔœŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠá†˛á•żâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¨żŕ¸ž ŕŞ ÓŠÔŽŕľŹĎˇŕŻ…ÎŹâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ cËžŕ§‰Î‹ÉŁÉťŕ´œĘĽÔ“ĘŞŕ¨‚â€ŤŘżâ€Ź áƒ?ßŹcŕťŹŇşĎ„á—?ŕĽśŕ¸ťÔœáŽśĘĽÎŞÍ˛dŕŁŠŕ °á›°Ę?ĘĽâ€ŤŮŠâ€Ź ŕŁŠĎ”ÜˇŕłŠŕŁ?Ęśá?ˇŕžŠŕ¨?á•€e
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
significant contributions to the development of,
and service to, the University. They are:
(FOFSBM.BOBHFSPG$IJOBDIFN(SPVQ Mr Gabriel Yu Chi-ming, founder and Chairman of iTVentures Group of Companies and Italade
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Mr Andrew Fan Ka-fai 1SFTJEFOUPGUIF(SFBUFS$IJOB
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.
Technology Holdings Ltd.
ŕŽšÔŻá›łŕŞ ŕŞ’c0+h ŕ´œáŽşŕś‘ŕž†ŕťŽÔ‘ŕ šŕś‘ŕž† ŕŠ&#x;Üąŕś‘ŕž†ŕŻšá?’É ĘĽâ€ŤÍ¨ÚŠâ€Ź Ëšŕ˘?dáŽ˜ŕ˛™ŕł•ŕ˘„Ď„ŕ ‰Ę” Ě‡ŕťŽÔ‘â€ŤŮ˝â€ŹŕŽšÉŁŘŒÍąÍ h
ŕŽˆŕ¸žŕż˜ÍąÍ dĐ•Ň â€ŤÍ Íą×˘â€Źd Ţťŕ¨?ÎŁŕ¸“ŕś‘ŕž†ÉŁÉťŕ´œŕ¨‚ Đ„á†Šŕ¸ĄÍąÍ dÝ€ŕŤœáˆŁÍąÍ d á?˘ŕ´¸ß‘ŕĄźáˆŁÍąÍ h ŕŞˇČ˝á—ŠŕŻ&#x;ÉĄdŕŽŹĎ˝ŕŞ ŕŞ’d ŕŽšÉŁŘŒÍąÍ dß‘ŕĄźáˆŁÍąÍ ĘĽŕŽšÔŻá›łŕŞ ŕŞ’e
CityU President delivers keynote reliability speech in China â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŁŽâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹËŽŕ˘?ŕŹąÉŠČšÖ‰Éťŕ¨?ŢŤÔžÎąŕ¸œ Đ?Ëšá•€ŕ°‚Đš 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 Chinaâ€™s future development.
á?˘ŕş¤ŕŹ‰ŕŽˆŕ¸žŕż˜ÍąÍ h ŕ —ŕ˛‹Öƒŕ§?ŢŤŇŒŕŻšŕ¸žŕś‘ŕž† ĘĽÖƒĐĄŢŤŇŒŕŞ Ů–Ď„ŕ ‰Ę” Ě‡ŕŻšá?’É ŕ šËšŕ˘?Đ•Ň â€Ť×˘â€Ź ÍąÍ e
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$100,000 to help alleviate the suffering and rebuild homes. áƒ–ŕ “ŕŁÖźĐšâ€Ť×›â€ŹÉ„Ë‚ŕşłßŚĚŽáœŞcŕŠ“ÔžÓ”ŕ “á…˜â€ŤÚ†â€Źc
â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŁŽâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹŕŽŹĎ˝ŕŞ ŕŞ’ËŽŕ˘?â€Ť×›â€ŹĘ‘Î”ÉťĎšŕŽŤŕ ‡á”Şŕ ‡á„ŞĚ&#x;
ĘľŕŚ´á—˛ŕ ‡Ř‹Í?â€ŤÝšâ€Źá ¤É Í?ŕˇ“ŕŽžcáŠ’ßŽá…•Ď›É
Î‰ÓŽĚľŕąŠÔœá ‡â€ŤÜˆâ€Źá‚žá?œĘĽŕŞ&#x;ŕą?câ€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŐ“á?‘ŕŞ á“ť
ŕĄ—dáŠ?Í ĘĽŕŁŽĘ¤ŕ˘śĐĽŕ´ ŕ˛ cÎ‹Íłá˜?ŕŠĄŕ˛‹ŕžŹ
CityU professors awarded Cheung Kong Chair Professorships â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁĚ’ÎŠŕŞ ŕŞ’ ŕż˜Í¨â€ŤŮ˝â€ŹĎ?áŠ?Ů‘á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’
â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁĚ’ÎŠŕŞ ŕŞ’á?ľá?•â€ŤŮ˝ÝŻâ€ŹĎ?áŠ?Ů‘á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’cŕŠ€Ę—Đ&#x;
á ¤Ě’Öşŕ¨?ŕĄźŕ ‡á’¨â€ŤŰşâ€ŹŕŽ‰ŕ§?ŕŁŽÎ‹Đ?cŕľŹĎˇÉ Éˇŕ¨Šá‰”Ő—
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Four professors from CityU have been elected
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professionals and conduct research. They are:
ÔžŕŹ‰áŠ?ŕ§ťŕ§šŕŁŽâ€ŤŮ˝â€ŹáŠ?ŕşŕŽƒŕ˝˛ĘĽĚŻŢŤÍ ŕŞ ÓŠÂ€d
as Cheung Kong Chair Professors to collaborate with four leading mainland universities to nurture
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ŕŞ ŕŞ’h ŕź…ŕŚŠÓĄŕŹťáŠ?ÓĄÓĄËšÍ¨á‚Ąâ€ŤŰşâ€ŹÓŞá‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’hĘĽ á€łŕŹ‰ŢŤáŠ?á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’á‰â€ŤŰşâ€ŹŕŠœŕŞ ŕŞ’e
CityU launches vibrant new homepage â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁŕŞ?ËŽË¨ŕżśâ€ŤÝ â€ŹÉˆâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸“á ‰ŕ ’ An exciting new-look website for CityU was launched on 12 August, improving internal and external communications and projecting a more vibrant and contemporary image of the University.
â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁË‚Ë€ĚłÎ˛ŕŞ?ËŽÍ˛ŕ¸“ŕŽ‰ßŽâ€ŤŘżâ€Źá ‰ŕĽŽ Ëšŕ ’cá„ˆŕŠœŕž§Ę‘ŕž§Ě”ŕ¸źŕŽ?Éžá‰—cŕ˘„Í?ÉŁáŠ? Ë¨ŕżśâ€ŤÝ â€ŹÉˆâ€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸“Ńźŕľ‹e
Project on young people at risk extended to primary schools
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ŕŁŽŕˇŠŕ˛‚ŕ žâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ßŽŕ˝˛ŕ –Ď‰ŕŞ?á„¤ĎÉŠáŠ? 1SPKFDU$"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›ÖšÂœzzŕŁŽŕˇŠŕ˛‚Â›ŕ˝?ÂœßŽ ŕ˝˛Â˜cŕŻ–â€ŤÍ´Ůśâ€Źá?ľáŽšáˆ”ŕŞ ÓŠŕ¨Ľâ€ŤŮźâ€Źá…†ŕ˛ ŕľšŕźŚŕş’Ę?c ŕź…ĐĽá˜—á™Šâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ ĚŻŕ˛‹ŕŁŽŕˇŠŕ˛‚ŕ žŕ¨?á•€cÔŽŕ –Ď‰Ň?â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ á†˛ŕŻźŕŠŁÉťáŠ?á’ˇŕ˘„ĎÉŠáŠ?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 ÎąŕŚ´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
News & Notable Taekwondo team leads CityU medal haul
Taking part in their first National Taekwondo Championship for Universities in Beijing in July, the Taekwondo team from CityU collected an impressive
ཋɥɮೡਿพነ́ۤਝ Әɥඅྔȹঁɣነୂˈᑩ྆ᘏҌᑩȹΊ ʥɁᑩɀʥɍΊhɤɥඅڬᏵ྆̒ ΊdɁᑩɀdʄΊʥӞ༜৽ࡗᆉeϊ ̔cےɣᏵӞઠᆻࡗᆉرc˞ʥ၀ुʼע
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. ཋɥɮೡነӡԭΊɍαज़ነ́ۤਝeჳΉޫ ንԯ৽ݚɩێʨᇃஉ߮cᏵਝཋዀ
Two final year students from the Department of Electronic Engineering have won international acclaim.
࿒ཋɥɮೡነผ,(((ཕೕαޭտ෬ؐ ଉሃၤҌነผ̯ޫ́ᆉነټc˞༅Хԯʠᚾ̌ ɽါɣነؿཋዀɮೡޫነဨɡĀࡑነɡᇾೡe ೧ߪႿஉ߮ؿಲᇃΛఌୂcΕ؟क ɍӯΪС״ɣነ့́߮ዀАۂᑩɻᘰᐢҺᑩႻ ᆉʥࠗಋਂԓ߶e
Future biomedical scientist admitted to prestigious Oxford graduate programme
Shenzhen funding promotes green wireless communication research
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.
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 Writersâ€™ Debut Competition co-organised by Sun Hung Kai Properties and Joint Publishing. Rainbow received sponsorship to publish her first picture book â€“ Wo Che Village, which was launched in the Hong Kong Book Fair earlier this year. ŕŻšŕˇŽŕ°Œá›˝áŠ?ŕ§‘ÎąŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ ŕŞˇáŠŽĘźŕłŤÎŠŇŁŕ —á™ŹÂ€cŕ¨„ËąÍ…ŕ¸“á’¤ŕ¨ĽÎ”ŕŹ? á ¤É?á?˛ŕŁŠÖ™Î‹á?’â€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹąÉ€Ö‰Â—Îąá‚ŚĐ?ŕĄźŕŻšĐ?Ëˆá‘ŠÂ˜cá?ľá?•â€ŤÝŻâ€ŹÉ„Ď˝ŕŠĄá†‰Îąá‚Ś
Science summit unravels secrets of how the brain learns
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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 â€œFrontiers 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. â€ŤŰ’â€ŹÉŁâ€ŤË‚×›â€Źá?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€ŹÉŁcŕĄ ŕťŹÉŁŕşžáŠ?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?ŕŻ– ŕ¸“ŕł•ŕ˘„e ĚŠĚ”É?ŕŻżŕ˘‹ŕ¸œâ€ŤË‚×›â€ŹdË‚ĘĽË‚á?žĎˇcĘ—Đ&#x;ŕŞ„ŕŚŚŢŤáŠ?ŕł•ŕ˘„dŕĽśŕ¸ťŐ—á?ˇŕžŠ ËžĘĽÉŽŕłĄŢŤáŠ?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 â€œInformation Systems Symposium â€“ IT Innovation in the Next Decadeâ€?; staged by the Department of Information Systems, provided informed
The â€œInformation Systems Symposium â€“ IT Innovation in the Next Decadeâ€? 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?’Â—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„§ ášŠdŕ¨‚Ę‘â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕł•ŕ˘„á…śÉˆcËžĘĽÉŽŕ¨†ŕ¸žâ€Ťŕž§Ţˆâ€ŹŕŽ›ČšÓžŕŽ á›°Ę?áƒ”ŕ¨&#x;â€ŤŘżâ€ŹĘŚáŽśŕłŠe
Library books its place in cultural pantheon
By Jenny Kwan ʼiᗐऔޔ
“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
â€œThe 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,â€? 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 â€œThere is a Chinese saying, â€˜The best reward of learning is a change in personal quality.â€™ It has always been one of the Libraryâ€™s primary objectives to help students develop their personal qualities,â€? 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,
the tradition of private schools from the Song
from the selection of colours to the installation of
furniture, incorporating the traditional Chinese arts
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
and meeting place for academics and students to
rooms in the hall are named after the five Chinese
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
with the philosophy of traditional private Chinese
knowledge on Chinese and world civilisations. The
the convergence of East and West.
â€œThere is a Chinese saying, â€˜The best reward of learning is a change in personal quality.â€™ It has always been one of the Libraryâ€™s primary objectives to help students develop their personal qualities.â€? A good teacher 1SPGFTTPS$IJOHQPJOUTPVUUIBU i"T)BO:VXSPUFJO IJTGBNPVTFTTBZA0O5FBDIFST BHPPEUFBDIFSTIPVME be capable of performing all three tasks: imparting knowledge, guiding students and resolving their doubts. It is the Libraryâ€™s objective to become another important learning space outside the classroom.
â€œAs Han Yu wrote in his famous essay â€˜On Teachersâ€™, a good teacher should be capable of performing all three tasks.â€? While assisting in the dissemination of knowledge, the Library also encourages a high level of exchange of cultures and ideas to help students develop into knowledgeable and determined persons. Above all, the Library should play its proper role as a bridge linking readers and authors, traditions and conventions, historical and contemporary times, and UIF&BTUBOE8FTU#ZFOSJDIJOHUPEBZTDJWJMJTBUJPO with our ancient heritage and developing tomorrowâ€™s culture, our civilisation can pass from generation to generation.â€?
Է྇ᎂ̋˿˞ᚾcɺ˿႓ eܰ҈ࠨԫࣂͿؿോe ࣂଫ˖מcʌʨ྇ؿᎂΕ৻ר ɐɰᛰɊʗΛʏʝcࠗಋ̟ے ɣነےɣٷ൫ʩ྇ᎂ ྇ᎂҡܰԯɻّٲٲؿe ̳ΣҰɁΕɺආݒࣂيτ ɺ߬cᚾّؿұነ༦ೡɖȹᅚc Ϥ྇ᎂؿӯϳcగܰˢࠨΕɺ ආֶݒؿ߬cొԜሬʘؿஉܪ ৻רc྇ᎂᎂٽౡନỶઠ႓e
ɩێᄧ ɩێᄧе୶ێcോᄩكᖫྜྷؿʝcਿݯሌ ཋᄧdࠑᅥֺஉc͛ผΪખɺ৽ݠcቔነ ྦྷɺఌؿᖚᘩᘨe
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ɩ ౡᎂٽ౦།҈ࠨʗԔˢؿᗙౡc˿Аϊʼ຺ഽl ࣓ኣᒚ႓cȹΡؿϢᎶॶඨ༞d พdఫcɍّॠȹɺ˿e྇ᎂྒؿc గܰᖫઠөcιݯᇾਦ˞̔̊ȹࠇ߬ነ ୌيංc̨वነޫɾංވؿᇃcΕԾХكᖫؿඨ ɾc͛རঢ়ᄙω܆ʼʝྦྷcΕᅶଫ ᎖ʝɻቔˮۂነdነዿҁؿɁࣟeಳc ࠇ߬ؿᑹܰ྇ᎂᎶҘΡኽᅨؿӯϳcҐА
New School to lead energy and environment teaching and research By Karen Cheng Ęźiáˆ˛á‡ˇŕş°
Energy and environment are two key issues on the agenda of most, if not all, governments in the world, with the training of relevant professionals and research leading to better utilisation of precious resources topping their priorities. 3FDPHOJTJOHUIFTFOFFETBOEUIFGBDUUIBU$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$PNNJUUFFUPJSPO PVUUIFEFUBJMTSFHBSEJOHUIFJOUSPEVDUJPOPGB.BTUFS%FHSFFQSPHSBNNFJO collaboration with other colleges and schools of the University in the 201011 academic year. It also plans to introduce general education courses for undergraduate students and executive education programmes for senior executives.
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energy and environment are two of the primary concerns of every country/region
in the world. Countless companies are in dire need of expertise in these areas to meet regulatory requirements and the growing demands of consumers for
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environmentally-friendly and sustainable products and goods.
â€œThe School will fill a substantial gap in the demand for graduates and researchers
ŕłĄháŠ?ŕ§‘ÎƒŕŁ‚ßŽŕ˝˛â€ŤÍ ŢŤĚŻÝŻâ€ŹĘĽŕ§?ŕĽ›Ďˇâ€ŤÜ§â€ŹÉ ŕĄ—ŕąŠÔœŕŽ?á–ŤŢŤÍŒĘĽĎˇâ€ŤÜ§â€ŹÉ ŕĄ—ŕŞ in the areas of energy and environment, and such a demand will only grow in the GPSFTFFBCMFGVUVSF u1SPGFTTPS$IBOTBJE In regard to research, he said the initial focus of the School would be in the science and technology areas relating to renewable energy generation, energy TUPSBHF FOFSHZFĂŽDJFODZBOEDPOTFSWBUJPO HSFFONBUFSJBMT DMJNBUFDIBOHFBOE air pollution, with a dual emphasis on global excellence and local and regional relevance. â€œThe School places a strong emphasis on science and technology research, which will attract companies and industries working in the areas of energy and environment technology to collaborate with us to improve their business and QSPEVDUT uBEEFE1SPGFTTPS$IBO Staff and space are two crucial elements in ensuring that high-quality teaching and research can be conducted in the School. To this end, the School is recruiting
ŕśŤÍ ŕ¸“áŠ?ŕ§‘â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ§‘â€ŤŮ˝â€ŹdáŽśÍ‚â€ŤŘ°â€ŹŕŹ‰á‘&#x;ŕ˘”ŕŞ ŕŞ’ŕŽšÍŚÓŞŕŞ ŕŞ’â€ŤÍ?Ů˛â€ŹcŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠÜ° Ň°Čšŕ Żŕ¨?ŕĄźĘĽÎ”ŕ¨‚á—?Ęśâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹÔÉŁá‡žá•€eŕŽˆÎ›ÍŹŕ¸žŕ˛žŇąŕŽ›ÔĘżŕ ?â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¨żÉˇcËžŇą ŕź ÔˇŘ’ŕŽƒßŹŇąĘĽË€ŕ¤ŠßžĘ˜â€ŤŕŁąŘżâ€Źŕľ’Ů‘áƒ?ŇącÍ ŕŹ?á?ˇâ€ŤÚ“â€ŹĘĽËżâ€ŤÜ›â€Źá™ŠŕŹ?â€ŤŰ‚â€ŹĘĽŕŽ’â€ŤŰ‚â€Źe ŕŽšŕŞ ŕŞ’á‚“iÂ—ŕŹŠĘŒâ€ŤŮ…â€Źŕ¸œŕž§ŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠÔÉŁá†˛á•żâ€ŤŘżâ€ŹŕŹ“ŕ¸žÍ Ő—â€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ É ŕĄ—â€ŤŘżâ€Źáƒ? ŇąĎ„Čšŕ Żâ€ŤŰžâ€ŹÉŁâ€ŤÍ‰ŮŠŘżâ€ŹcŕŽ›á€áƒ?ŇąÎ•Ëżŕ˝‘ÓŽâ€ŤĚ°Řżâ€ŹÔžĚ‹ŕ¸œË€ŕ¤Šá„ˆÉŁcáŠ?ŕ§‘Ëż Ëžŕˇ’ŕť¤ŕŽ›Čšâ€ŤÍ‰ŮŠâ€ŹeÂ˜ Ë˘â€ŤÍ?Ů˛â€ŹcáŠ?ŕ§‘â€ŤŮąâ€Źŕą¨â€ŤŢ˘Řżâ€ŹÓ ŕ ‡á’¨ŕŠ€ŕś‘ÉťÎ•ËżŇĄŕ¸“ŕĽśŕ¸ťá‚‡ŕŽĽdŕĽśŕ¸ťáŽ?ÎŚdŕ˘˝ ŕŹ…ĘĽŕş?ŕĽśdá?ˇâ€Ťŕ˘żŘ°Ú“â€ŹdŕŁŠŕ °á›°Ę?ĘĽâ€ŤŕŁŠŮŠâ€ŹĎ”ÜˇŕłŠâ€ŤŢšâ€Źá—?â€ŤŢŤŘżâ€ŹŇŒŕ¨?á•€É?cÉşĐŽ ßŹŕź Ôˇŕ¨?áƒŒáŽšÓžË‹ĚĄcÎƒŕŁ‚ŕŠœáˆ Ę˜Î‹ĚŻÎ”ĘĽŕ¨‚Ę‘áƒ?Ňąe Â—áŠ?ŕ§‘ŕŠ€Ř‡ŕ ‡ŢŤŇŒâ€ŤŢ˘â€ŹÓ cá”„ĎŠĐźĘľŕĽśŕ¸ťĘĽá?ˇŕžŠŢŤŇŒáƒ”ŕ¨&#x;â€ŤÍŹŘżâ€Źŕ¸žĘĽĎˇŕ¸žá ¤áŠ? ŕ§‘Î‹Đ?cŇ?ŕ´ Ë˘ŕ ¨â€ŤŘżâ€Źŕ¸žŕ§ťŐ—ŕŹ?â€ŤŰ‚â€ŹcÂ˜ŕŽšŕŞ ŕŞ’á‚“e
IJHIDBMJCSFGBDVMUZNFNCFSTBOE1SPGFTTPS$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.
Creativity in the making ෮ི߮Щੀˮᘅ
By Craig Francis ʼiɾቀ
ÉŁáŠ?ŕł•ŕ˘„ 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 tomorrowâ€™s global creative industries. %JHJUBMDVMUVSFJTOPXBHMPCBMQIFOPNFOPO&VSPQFUPPLUIFĂąSTUTUFQTUP converge art and technology with groundbreaking initiatives in the 1980â€™s. I was GPSUVOBUFUPCFBCMFUPEJSFDUUIFGPVOEJOHPGUIF;,.TOFXNFEJBSFTFBSDIBOE
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Wales. Here at CityU I will maintain those partnerships to give Hong Kong the
opportunity to benefit from these synergies.
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train the artists, designers, curators, scientists and technologists who will shape
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
tomorrowâ€™s â€˜latest technologyâ€™.
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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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and mixed reality, interactive narrative, panoramic and immersive visualisation
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educational programme, with its core new major, Entertainment Engineering.
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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 worldâ€™s rapidly changing financial and physical landscape has been the catalyst for CityUâ€™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
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.
â€œHong Kong is a perfect platform from which to launch education programmes on environment policy as it is a place where international experts frequently gather,â€?
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 environmentâ€™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
and IT capabilities could work more effectively and help improve the companyâ€™s
the sociological, political, legal and economic ramifications of preservation
Professional Education & Research
Risk and reward
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The recent financial uncertainty induced changes in business strategy but has
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. â€œThe programme trains a new generation of marketing professionals who are on one
â€œHong Kong is a perfect platform for launching education programmes on environment policy as it is a place where international experts frequently gather,â€? said Professor Forrest. â€œIt is also adjacent to mainland China, where environment policy is becoming more of a concern.â€?
hand equipped with essential knowledge
and apply derivative instruments in risk management and investment.
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and skills to promote products and services,
professionals and the new programme aims
and on the other hand capable of using IT tools to understand customersâ€™ needs,â€?
to nurture such professionals who can
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handle derivative instruments properly to minimise management risk so
corporations can compete in the world market.â€?
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Face to Face
Mr Reliable passes the test ቌϾͱ́ಡࣟ By Craig Francis
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
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.
Face to Face
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Through the Lens
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we have been indulging in ourselves, always.
we will take off our masks,
and unveil the feeling underneath, for a while.
The meaning of blessing and degenerating, whether it is right or wrong, depends upon being joyful or not, and is linked together.
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
ʼiᆻԫɡ 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
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.
ᓳϯˮݚСߜႍd ҒԷϬ҈ ߜႍነୌྦྷஈΛࠗಋαڇɁԞ႓c۾ᗒီɐܰ
܃ഢ́ؿe ̔ਝޢӠᛷ͐cᓳϯࠑᅥʼʝΕߜႍነୌɐؿᅶɈ۾ɣeᓳϯീؿᗗ܁ ২ғРֲᓳϯࠑᅥЩτمผؿࢠڌᓳϯޢ
ነ͓́ۺ༜͂ߜႍڌؿʶe ͅכ+LS+RSࠑᅥؿѼോΐਆพʝϤցێcΉ ɻነʵ൬ိነୌߜႍؿณล֨կྡྷɺמc֗ Ρ҈כαᏵᅆಁΉΛංነ༩Ί ነ́ઐϷ(/7ᓳϯɣԚི߮e҈ၤ+LS +RSɣАcАȿΛࠖςc˳ܢ/HQG
PH\RXUHDUVτХొʠነ́ྦྷɣଠඨఌؿғ РॶɈh5DSWKHWHQVHVȹࠖ۾ᓯ௰ؿ ςc˿ొʠٱɻ́ྦྷነୌߜႍࣂྸؿጙመh ˞ʥଡ଼ɡˈԓΊടɻˮԭ̏Ί̏ᄘιؿ
5DSSLQJ6KDNHVSHDUHȹࠖొʠነ́ቇᚾߜ ႍʼነጙመؿςe ိઠነʿؒ͛˿Ꮆ͂כԯˢᆲᕿe҈།ԑ ̳ϣᄬС͂+LS+RSᓳϯࠑᅥઐ৽αڇɁғ Рdʗদሃࣂԑc˳ܢٶʵᗐ؇ؿነ ́ᏠᖞԑͧʥఖҒϬ҈ؿʿؒe
Gown to Town
Cheongsams, China and chartered accounting Ρነɺࠞι˲ɾ By Jo Kam
“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
management professionals,” said Ms Tang. She
currently serves as Deputy Chairman of the Learning
Partner Committee of CityU’s DBA programme and
organises activities for her fellow students.
In the face of today’s uncertain economic
environment, she has some advice for new graduates.
“Graduation from university is only a starting point.
It is more important to pursue lifelong learning
and continue to study. To enjoy a rich and colourful life, we should not only strike a balance between
ɣነଓพ̋ܰᒨc ҡࠇ߬ܰؿΡነɺࠞd ୄӸነୌcুұɁ ࠳ቔe
work, family and study, but also enhance our artistic
and cultural qualities and make a contribution to
society,” said Ms Tang. A practitioner of her own
philosophy, aside from managing her career, family
and studies, she volunteers with many public
musical instrument, with her son. Her reading
recommendation is Chinese Civilisation: A Source Book,
explored. This is a series of books that systematically
illustrates Chinese history and heritage,” she said.
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
From the Heart
Helping students develop appropriate attitude the most important task By Dr Mei-yung Leung, Assistant Professor, Department of Building and Construction ĘźiŕŞˇŢťŕ˘€ŕŻ&#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
and respect is also a core component in
I must please everyone. When there is confusion about the Universityâ€™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
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
directly from a practical tender document. When I rejected his project,
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 canâ€™t
It came as a great honour when I received the
tolerate students being late for class, the same way an employer canâ€™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
students and colleagues.
ɺؿઠነʿؒᄧᚊነ́ؿነୌ༦ೡʥιcԎॶҺց҈ࠨ Ѵશөؿነ́ؿᗘێe҈Εᇾਦ裏ઔ͂ʃ৽βઠነؒc Ԏ˱Ƀརነ́Ϭ˚ነୌ৽ݠؿe҈ݯነ́ొԜكᖫc ɖࣂΕነୌ༦ೡɻʀʵኒe ઠөܰᔶΉ৽ݠeɺԷነ́ؿႏֶʻܛc҈ࠨޅფɖ২ɺȿe ɺ༦cԎɺ߬ࠨ҈͐ٲদΡҰነ́e༤ɐነ́ྦྷɣነؿ౨શ߬ұ Էဘఫࣂc҈ผသɈΉˢࠨᘷcړᖬֺ২ؿȹʘяܰ˞ˢࠨؿɣ ऩݯˮೕᒨeగܰ҈ؿઠነʿؒe ઠነऋПɾ୮cܰɺነ́ผݯઠነɁࡗԞɺܥؿኝeτȹωc ȹΊነ́قઅ҉ᚻȹͫϷʑ׃ᅟʼͧА˲ݯᇾe҈ొˮဘਐcԎׂνˢ ؿАพcˢɊʗɺc།҈оԞeЎܰc܃ˢ҈͉עԅᅚ২ԯྡྷ ܰݯˢ eడ˂܃cˢᇼ҈ኪͨˢଓพАพؿኒe ȹঁԞ႓c҈ˈ༖ ࠇነ́ؿᇾਦ܁eነ́ɐᇾࣂc߬ਿʶɷ˿ነ ୌe҈ɺઅՇነ́ɐᇾፖԷc̳Σ˚ɺผஈࡗɐऒፖԷe ΐϊc҈ႏݯነ́ʥξቔιӪΡྸؿ۹cҡτऩ୮e
“This is my approach to teaching. One of the great things about teaching is that different students present different sets of challenges.”
ɺ༦cઠነԎ̋ڈᑟұ܁Թc҈ҡ ෮ݯነ́ᙠፏ̳قdτᓤ కࠇ೩ʑΕᄨc˞ө̳ࠍྸ۹eАݯઠc҈Ѵશነ́ੀԞҙӸم ผɮАࣂɖॶԮτ̳ؿقኧΨeٽႩԞ႓cԾХነ́ቔۿɁઅذɾ ༞cˈ௰௰ඨكᖫҡ˱ࠇ߬e ᒖಳ҈ઠۺܰؿዾޫ͌cɖτ൬ϷઠነʥԯˢޢӠe҈ؿɡޢӠᕀ͌ ܰۺዾძࠤဳଉeۺዾɮೡඖࣹ͌ʥ̒ိϷݯᗘێiעᆢֲd ၤdᇰޯၤҙɃeΕ҈༦˾Ɋαےɣؿઠነ́ cя౦Ꮆ͂כઠነe ʌαᏵˮઠነᆉc҈Է۾࿘֗cԎԷ۾ᄱc҈ؿઠነଉ֨ ҙɃԷႏe҈߬টʶᑢʻܛར҈ؿነ́ԑe
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Published on Jan 25, 2010
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