30 December, 2014
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Campus news

In his Letter to Lingnanians on 16 December, President Leonard K Cheng reported on several new initiatives at the University that had borne fruit, such as the inauguration of the Lingnan Gardeners project, the establishment of the Equal Opportunities Committee and the first “Music Day”.

The “Postcards Between Friends: Collaborative Drawing and Creativity Pedagogy” exhibition, showcasing postcards drawn collaboratively by 85 Visual Studies students in the past two years, is held from 1 November to 30 January next year at Lingnan University’s Fong Sum Wood Library.

Some 450 Lingnan staff took a break from their work and celebrated the coming of a new year at the annual staff party held on 23 December 2014. The occasion also paid tribute to 41 long-serving colleagues with dedicated contributions to Lingnan.

Different generations of Lingnanians gathered together and shared the memories of their joyful days at Lingnan at the annual Alumni Day Gala Dinner organised by the Lingnan University Alumni Association on 7 December. The occasion also celebrated the 60th Anniversary of the “Lingnan Newsletter”.

Research and academic activities

To strengthen research on issues related to the economic and financial development of Mainland China and Hong Kong, Lingnan University has established the Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre with a generous donation from Mr Pan Sutong, Chairman of Goldin Group.

In a press conference held on 4 December, Lingnan University’s Centre for Public Policy Studies announced the results of the Hong Kong Happiness Index Survey 2014, which revealed that the Happiness Index for Hong Kong people remained the same as last year.

Mr Franklin Lam, founder of HKGolden50, gave a talk entitled ‘Rising city in a sinking world – why we must build capacity for Hong Kong to realise its “outsized” future’ at Lingnan University on 3 December.

Awards and people

The Chief Executive of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region has made several appointments and re-appointments to the Council and the Court of Lingnan University.

During her residency at Lingnan from September to December, award-winning British illustrator Ms Cat O’Neil introduced to students the field of contemporary illustration and the skills of visual storytelling.

A team of four Lingnan students has won the 2nd runner-up in the Qualification Programme (QP) Case Analysis Competition 2014 organised by the Hong Kong Institute of Certified Public Accountants.

Publications

In a recent interview with Lingnan Chronicle, new Council Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung Pak-kuen reflected on the path of his life and its possible connection to the University’s vision and mission.

A book launching ceremony was held on 2 December to introduce two new books related to higher education, community engagement and service learning.

Lingnan Gardeners' Newsletter No 1 is now published.

Upcoming events

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