30 August, 2013
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Lingnan University received almost 1,000 new students at the New Student Orientation on 24-26 August.

Lingnan University held a lunch party and a dinner reception on 27 and 29 August respectively to bid farewell to President Chan Yuk-Shee, who is leaving Lingnan after six years of service.


 

Lingnan University has successfully obtained support for 12 General Research Fund and five Early Career Scheme projects totaling $7.67 million in funding.

In celebration of the 10th anniversary of the Master of Cultural Studies Programme, a series of events including lectures, seminars, a cocktail reception and a party was held from May to August 2013. 

Alumni Homecoming Day, an annual highlight for Lingnanians, was held on 6-7 July. The event this year was enthusiastically received by alumni and achieved a record high of 600 participants.

Research and academic activities

Lingnan University and Hong Kong Trade Development Council co-organised a sharing session on English reading by renowned columnist Mr Chip Tsao (To Kit) on 2 July.

Awards and people

Prof Stephen Chan and Prof Mette Hjort have been appointed Associate Vice-Presidents overseeing academic affairs and academic quality assurance respectively, while Prof Grace Lau Yin-ping has taken up the post of Academic Dean, Faculty of Arts, effective August 2013. 

Two Lingnan University associate professors have been awarded a Bronze Bauhinia Star (BBS) and appointed a Justice of the Peace (JP) respectively.

Lingnan University Rowing Team has won the 2nd runner-up prize in the Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships 2013.

New appointment and re-appointment to the Council of Lingnan University have been made by the Chief Executive of the HKSAR.

Publications

The 35th Volume of Cultural Studies@Lingnan is now published.

Forty history students from Lingnan have interviewed medical staff at Kwong Wah Hospital on their fight against SARS for a book published in July.

Nature Travel Writing – Exploring the New Territories (in Chinese), the last book of trans-sector writing curated by the late Prof Leung Ping-kwan of the Department of Chinese at Lingnan, was published during the Hong Kong Book Fair in July.

Five new books (in Chinese) by Dr Chin Wan-kan, assistant professor in Chinese at Lingnan, have been launched at the Hong Kong Book Fair.

Upcoming events

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