27 December, 2013
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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In his second letter to Lingnanians, President Leonard K Cheng encouraged students to make good use of the various learning opportunities provided by Lingnan University and strengthen their language proficiency to raise their competitiveness, so that they can have more choice in selecting a career and life path they wish.

“Ask what you can do for society, not what society can give you,” Sir Gordon Wu Ying-sheung, founder and Chairman of the board of Hopewell Holdings Limited, told Lingnan students and staff members at the second University Assembly of 2013/14 on 2 December.

Hong Kong people are slightly happier than last year, despite declined satisfaction with public policy and the living environment, according to the Hong Kong Happiness Index Survey 2013.

More than 400 Lingnan staff enjoyed the annual staff party at Gold Coast Hotel on 23 December, during which a total of 28 colleagues received Long Service Awards in recognition of their contribution to the University.

Research and academic activities

On 6 December, Prof Manju Puri, J B Fuqua Professor of Finance, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University and Vincent Woo Distinguished Visiting Scholar 2013/14 of Lingnan University, was invited to give a public lecture entitled “Understanding Bank Runs”.

Centre for Humanities Research of Lingnan University organised an international academic conference on Hong Kong pulp fiction of the 1940s and 1950s on 13-14 December.

Dr Rajesh Tandon, UNESCO Co-chair in Community-based Research and Social Responsibility in Higher Education and President of the Society for Participatory Research in Asia (PRIA), cited Lingnan University as “a powerful example” of smaller, faith-based universities in Asia-Pacific that vigorously pursue community engagement despite peer pressures to chase the world ranking sweepstakes.

Prof Alfred Chan, Director of Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan University, was invited to attend a High Level Meeting on Population Development organised by the United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA) on 17-18 November, and presented his keynote speech on “Ageing Issues from Global Perspectives: Diversities and Significance” in the House of Representatives, Japan.

Publications

A new book titled Multinationals and Global Consumers: Tension, Potential and Competition, edited by Prof T S Chan, Shun Hing Chair Professor of Marketing and Prof Cui Geng, Professor of Department of Marketing & International Business, Lingnan University, has been published by Palgrave Macmillan – the publisher of Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS).

Two new essays on life and death, love and hatred in classical Chinese fiction and Cantonese opera by Prof Grace Lau Yin-ping, Academic Dean of Faculty of Arts, Lingnan University, have been published.

Upcoming events

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