Following his assumption of office at Lingnan University on 2 September, President Leonard K Cheng has initiated a number of activities to enhance communication and connection with students, staff and other stakeholders.
A visiting team from the University Grants Committee (UGC) came to Lingnan University on 5 September to foster better mutual understanding and enhance direct communication with staff and students. Led by UGC Chairman Mr Edward Cheng Wai-sun, the 18-member team was accompanied by Secretary-General Dr Richard Armour and Secretariat staff.
The Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies (APIAS) of Lingnan University has been commissioned by the Government of the Macao Special Administrative Region to launch the Macao Old-Age Security Inter-Departmental Study, the first of its kind in Asia.
Prof Jesús Seade, Vice-President of Lingnan University, has been interviewed by the Chinese newspaper Ming Pao Daily News recently about his views on the future of the Chinese and global economies. His comments were included in a feature story on the fifth anniversary of the global financial tsunami published on 18 September.
The kick-off ceremony of the Lingnanian Career Mentoring Programme (LCMP) 2013/14, officiated by President Leonard K Cheng, was held on 12 September.
Ms Yookie Wong, an alumna of Lingnan University, gave a talk on her tough battle with cancer at the “Tuesday with Mentors” dinner on 17 September.
Lingnan University and the Federation of Hong Kong Chiu Chow Community Organizations co-organised “The 13th and 14th Seminars for Senior Administrators from the East Guangdong Region” on 8-14 and 22-28 September respectively on the University campus.
President Leonard K Cheng presented his insights on renminbi (RMB) internationalisation and the role of Hong Kong to some 200 students and staff members at the first University Assembly 2013/14 on 23 September.
On 11 September, Mr Adam Wong Sau-ping, director of a recent blockbuster The Way We Dance, was invited by the Centre for Cinema Studies to share with about 50 teachers and students his inspiration for making the film and views on the development of the local film market.
At a seminar on 7 September, Dr Mary Wong Shuk-han of the Department of Chinese of Lingnan University discussed with four guest speakers which Hong Kong literary works they wished most to be adapted to film.
The emphasis on the production of research papers has led to questionable research practices and a call for socially responsible scholarship from Prof Anne Tsui, Professor Emerita at the Arizona State University.
Lingnan University will confer honorary fellowship upon five distinguished individuals, namely, Mr James Chen; Mrs Sophie Leung Lau Yau-fun, GBS, JP; Prof Anna Pao Sohmen, SBS; Mr Tang Shu-wing and Prof Tang Yunwei, in recognition of their valuable contributions to the well-being of society.
The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has recently made several appointments/re-appointments to the Council and the Court of Lingnan University.
Lingnan University held an award ceremony on 25 September to appoint eight honorary Court members.
The Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University (CHR) has co-published a collection of urban short stories entitled In Search of a Flat: An Anthology of Hong Kong Urban Short Stories with the Association of Stories in Macao (ASM).
Dr Mary Wong Shuk-han of the Department of Chinese of Lingnan University has published a new book titled Hong Kong Cinema and Literature: Writer, Film and Adaptation.
The 15th Volume of “Slant”, entitled “Let’s Change the World…Together. Wake up, Dream on!”, is now published. To read the e-magazine, please go to: http://www.ln.edu.hk/osl/publications/newsletter_1314_15.pdf
More information on upcoming activities available at https://www.ln.edu.hk/events