30 May, 2014
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“Teaching and learning are mutually beneficial. It is hard to imagine success in university education and in raising the competitiveness of our graduates without students’ opinions, feedback, suggestions and co-operation,” said President Leonard K Cheng in his third letter to Lingnanians issued on 17 May 2014. He called on students to provide more “objective comments and concrete suggestions” for enhancement of the courses and teaching performance of the University.

The Senior Management Retreat of Lingnan University was held on 5 May with a total of 73 participants, including Council and Court members, senior management and departmental representatives.

Lingnan University has organised a photo exhibition in celebration of its 125th Anniversary, showcasing over 70 valuable photos taken in Guangzhou as well as Stubbs Road and Tuen Mun campuses in Hong Kong that demonstrate its rich and eventful history.

Thirty-four Lingnan University students will work at prominent corporations such as Oriental Dreamworks, Shanghai Media Group and Always (Shanghai) Marketing Services Company Limited in a seven-week internship programme co-organised by the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, Lingnan University and the Hong Kong-Shanghai Youth Exchange Promotion Association from May to July.

Twenty-two outstanding Lingnan business students were inducted as lifetime members of Beta Gamma Sigma (BGS) at the third Induction Ceremony of the Lingnan University Chapter of BGS on 19 May.

Lingnan University Council Deputy Chairman Mr Rex Auyeung and Motor Insurers’ Bureau of Hong Kong General Manager Mr Jackie Chun were invited by the Student Services Centre to host a career talk on insurance to Risk and Insurance Management (RIM) students on 17 May. Mrs Loretta Shuen, Council Treasurer, also attended the talk to give encouragement to students.

About 300 graduating students, teachers, staff and guests of Lingnan attended the Dinner for Graduating Students at Kowloon Shangri-La Hotel on 20 May.

On 19 May, Chow Tai Fook Charity Foundation awarded scholarships to 47 Lingnan students for their participation in exchange programmes overseas and in mainland China for one semester in the next academic year 2014/15.

More than 100 Lingnan students will receive sponsorships to work as interns at 38 prominent corporations, government agencies and museums in Beijing and Shanghai this summer. Thirty-two of them are sponsored by the Chinese General Chamber of Commerce (CGCC) through the Mainland Summer Internship Programme 2014 to work as interns in Shanghai for more than eight weeks.

The Lingnan Education Organization (LEO) Ambassadors appointment ceremony was held at Lingnan Club on 27 May.

Research and academic activities

Lingnan Visual Studies students and interdisciplinary artists Mr Hamlet Lin and Mr Chris Hom-him jointly presented multimedia art workshops on 3 and 10 May.

The Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) of Lingnan University organised a workshop on Chinese Literature and Comparative Literature Research on 5 May, discussing renowned contemporary Chinese novelist Su Tong’s literary works including his full-length novels and short stories as well as their adaptation and translation.

Prof Liah Greenfeld, Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Sociology and Social Policy of Lingnan University, gave a short course on nationalism, its roots and implications on 12-15 May.

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“Left is a direction. In Shuowen Jiezi (a Chinese dictionary from Han Dynasty), ‘left’ is defined as a hand-held tool. This was later extended to mean political inclination, mistake, demotion, side or stubbornness. ‘Left’ also refers to those people who do not have the ‘right’ behaviour, thinking and lifestyle, and they are, therefore, being discriminated against and forsaken by society,” said Yu Bellini Guy Tse, currently the Artist-in-Residence of Lingnan University who is left-handed, on the concept of “left” as the theme of her artwork since 2013, as well as that of the exhibition on campus.

Distinguished philosophers of science around the world participated in the three-day conference “Science: The Real Thing?” on Lingnan campus to explore scientific realism on 2-4 May.

The showing of the documentary film series entitled “Youth and Citizenship” that spanned across two terms of 2013/14, co-organised by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office (CCGEO) and Centre for Cinema Studies of Lingnan University as well as the CNEX Foundation Limited, came to a close on 24 April.

On 23 April, Lingnan’s Core Curriculum and General Education Office (CCGEO) also organised a math and music seminar by Prof David Kung, visiting scholar from St Mary’s College of Maryland this semester.

Awards and people

Selected as the “President’s Scholar” of Lingnan University for the year 2014/15, Year two social sciences student Kelvin Ching will soon start his third year of study at The University of Leeds in the UK.

Surviving Central, a collection of short stories by Prof Mary Wong Shuk-han of Department of Chinese, has been elected one of Secondary Students’ Best 10 Books 2013/14.

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“Literature is nothing but carpentry. With both you are working with reality, a material just as hard as wood,” quoted by Ms Sarah Ann Bower, the writer-in-residence at Lingnan, from the late Gabriel Garcia Marquez. Despite more than 10 years’ teaching experience in university settings, Sarah has always tried to approach the teaching of creative writing as craft rather than academic discipline as this is what she believes it is.

Four academic staff will be given Lingnan’s Teaching Excellence Awards for 2013/14, while four others a Certificate of Merit for their enthusiasm for and commitment to quality teaching.

Publications

An article on the Chinese translation of Ernest Hemingway’s A Farewell to Arms by Prof Tong Man of Lingnan’s Department of Translation, as well as Department of Chinese visiting professor Shan Te-hsing’s interview with emeritus professor Joseph Lau Shiu-ming on his experience of literary translation, have been published in the latest issue of Journal of Modern Literature in Chinese.

Upcoming events

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