30 November, 2012
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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A total of 1,171 students were awarded undergraduate and postgraduate degrees as well as diplomas at the 43rd Congregation of Lingnan University on 15 November. Five distinguished individuals were also conferred honorary doctorates on the same occasion.

Lingnan University and Asia Society Hong Kong Centre co-organised a luncheon discussion on “China at the Core of the Global Economy: Opportunities and Challenges” on 16 November.

Mr Raymond Tong, CEO of Pacific Coffee, shared with Lingnan students his experience in corporate management as the guest speaker of the Lions Club of Metropolitan Hong Kong Business & Career Mentoring Forum 2012 held on 13 November.

Sketches by students who have completed the course “Understanding drawing” were put on display at an exhibition in the Leung Fong Oi Wan Art Gallery on campus on 28 November.

The Suzhou Pingtan Troupe was invited to perform Cao Yu’s drama masterpiece Leiyu (Thunderstorm) on campus on 7 November, drawing an audience of more than 100 students and staff members.

A group of philosophy students participated in a service-learning programme at the Catholic Sustainable Garden of Joy in Yuen Long, whereby they contemplated the relationship between man and nature under capitalism, and Hong Kong’s development which allows commerce to take precedence over agriculture.

More than 300 teachers and local and international students celebrated Thanksgiving together on 21 November.

More than 1,000 elderly, middle-aged and young athletes participated in the biennial Elder Academy Sports Day held at the Stanley Ho Sports Centre, The University of Hong Kong, on 18 November.

The annual “Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme” was held on 11-17 November on campus.

About 20 volunteers from the Lingnan University Alumni Volunteer Team received 15 disadvantaged families supported by the Benji’s Centre on campus on 24 November, kick-starting its service to the community.

Research and academic activities

Dr Kacey Wong was invited by the Department of Visual Studies to share his thoughts on “Using Art to Change the World” on 5 November.

Mr Jack Picone, Artist-in-Residence of Lingnan University’s Department of Visual Studies in the first semester of 2012/13, gave a lecture on “Documentary Photography in Motion – 1200 Miles: Life and Death on the Thai-Burma Border” on 5 November.

At the invitation of Lingnan University, former Deputy Foreign Minister of Israel Dr Yossi Beilin spoke on “From Oslo Accord to Agreement between the State of Israel and the Palestinian Authority” on 7 November.

Prof Ma Yau-woon was invited by Lingnan’s Department of Chinese to speak on the history and authenticity of the Qing court’s Japan-made Chung Shan Gunboat on 10 November.

Independent filmmaker Evans Chan and Lingnan’s Distinguished Adjunct Professor of Sociology and Social Policy Prof Liah Greenfeld were invited to discuss on 26 November the concepts of race and nationalism as presented in a popular Chinese TV drama series Toward the Republic.

Awards and people

Lingnan University appointed nine distinguished individuals as honorary Court members in recognition of their contributions to the University as former Council and/or Court members or to the community at large. An award ceremony was held on 7 November at Lingnan Club in Central.

President Chan Yuk-Shee was conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws honoris causa at the 20th Congregation of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology on 16 November.

Lingnan University held a dinner reception for 2011/12 academic honours recipients on 30 October in recognition of their excellent academic performance.

“South Boys” of Lingnan University won the 1st runner-up prize at the Diamond Sedan Competition held on 14 November at Stanley Plaza.

Lingnan University Men’s Basketball Team came fourth in an inter-college competition held by Chinese weekly New Monday on 20 November at Southorn Stadium, Wan Chai.

Upcoming events

More information on upcoming activities available at http://www.ln.edu.hk/events