31 October, 2013
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“Lingnan University Week 2013” (LU Week) was held on 20-26 October to showcase the vivid features of the University’s liberal arts education.

Lingnan University conferred honorary fellowship upon five distinguished individuals on 21 October.

“Cloud World” – an exhibition by Anna Glynn, Australian contemporary artist and artist-in-residence of the Department of Visual Studies, Lingnan University, is being held from 24 October to 2 November at Tsi Ku Chai Gallery, Central.

Can you become an economist if you failed in school exams? Yes, according to Mr Chris Leung, Executive Director & Senior Economist, Group Research, DBS Bank (Hong Kong) Ltd.

Lingnan University’s Master of Cultural Studies Programme collaborated with Craftopia and the Hong Kong Art School to organise an exhibition on 8-28 October at the University’s Library, showcasing works by artisans from rural China and Hong Kong.

Lingnan University’s Master of Cultural Studies Programme and Centre for Community Cultural Development co-organised a performance art festival entitled “INTER-VIA – Encountering Taipei’s Performance Artists at Lingnan” on 10 October.

A mid-term gathering was held on 5 October 2013 as an informal occasion for the mentors and mentees of the third Leadership Mentoring Programme (LMP), co-organised by Lingnan University and the Hong Kong Professionals & Senior Executives Association (HKPASEA).

Lingnan alumni volunteers shared a green day with kids from Hans Anderson Club Chuk Yuen Centre on 5 October.

Research and academic activities

Instead of building Terminal 10 in the near future, Hong Kong should re-position its port to become an international trans-shipment hub by optimising utilisation of its existing infrastructure, shipping service development and human capital, Prof Liu Liming, Chair Professor and Head of Department of Computing and Decision Sciences at Lingnan University, said in his inaugural lecture on 25 October.

The so-called US “Grand Strategy” is actually the result of a confluence of factors and dynamics among various parties and interests, said Mr Robert Kokta, political officer of the US Consulate-General in Hong Kong, at a seminar organised by the Department of Political Science and the Centre for Asian Pacific Studies of Lingnan University on 8 October.

On 4 October, Mr Lee Cheuk-yan was invited by the Department of Visual Studies to talk about the establishment of the June Fourth Memorial Museum and the history of the Tiananmen Square democracy movement in 1989.

Awards and people

Lingnan University will confer honorary doctorates upon four distinguished individuals, namely, Mr Gaston Kaboré, Mrs Carrie Lam Cheng Yuet-ngor, GBS, JP, Ms Ng Wing-mui and Mr Wong Pak-heung, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.

Lingnan University Year 3 accounting student Vicky Li represented Hong Kong to attend the International Intern Leadership Conference of the EY (Ernst & Young) Academy in the US this summer.

Tam Tsz-ying, Sally, Year 2 accounting student, has won the 8th China Youth Innovation Technology Award organised by the China Youth Federation.

Mr Chris Song, Research Development Officer of the Centre for Humanities Research, has won an Extraordinary Mention of the 2013 Nosside International Poetry Award (Italy).

Lingnan University held a dinner reception for 2012/13 academic honours recipients on 30 October in recognition of their excellent academic performance.

The Lingnan University Aquatic Meet 2013 was held on 30 September at Tin Ka Ping Swimming Pool on campus.

Lingnan University Swimming Team has achieved excellent results at the annual aquatic meet of the City University of Hong Kong on 5 October.

Publications

The 36th volume of “Cultural Studies@Lingnan” is now published.  

All six titles of the “Hong Kong Literature and Culture of the 1950s” series edited by the Centre for Humanities Research, Lingnan University, has now been published by Chung Hwa Book Company.

The second issue of Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) e-news has been published.

Upcoming events

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