30 September, 2014
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The Jockey Club New Hall, a new student hostel of Lingnan University funded by The Hong Kong Jockey Club Charities Trust with an HK$85 million donation, was officially open on 18 September. Together with the existing Jockey Club Hall, the northern area of the Lingnan campus where the hostels are located was named “Jockey Club Student Village”.

To give Risk and Insurance Management (RIM) undergraduate students more exposure to the insurance industry and to equip them with enhanced skill-sets for future career challenges, Lingnan University launched the AR Mentorship Programme on 18 September.

“University is a place for personal discovery and transformation. It is also where students explore and define their dreams, and equip themselves with the necessary knowledge and skills for their future pursuits,” said President Leonard K Cheng in his fifth Letter to Lingnanians published on 1 September, urging students to take full advantage of the learning opportunities to identify and attain their goals.

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In response to the nomination by Legislative Council member the Hon Charles Peter Mok, Lingnan University Council Chairman the Hon Bernard Chan took the “Ice Bucket Challenge” on 21 August and then nominated President Leonard K Cheng, who took the challenge on 22 August.

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In celebration of the 125th anniversary of Lingnan University and the introduction of Performance Studies as a new minor in the 2014-15 academic year, the University invited Tang Shu-wing Theatre Studio, a renowned centre for theatrical research and creation in Hong Kong, to present the show Detention at the Shouson Theatre of Hong Kong Arts Centre on 30 August 2014.

Alumna Brenda Hong, an outstanding local artist, shared her knowledge of modern ink painting with Lingnan staff and students at a seminar on 16 September.

With the completion of the Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme organised for the first time from May to July this year, a number of participating students talked about their internship and life experience gained during the seven weeks they spent in Shanghai in a sharing session held on 23 September.

At the “Tuesdays with Mentors” dinner talk on 16 September, Lingnan alumnus Dr Henry Choi shared with students how he overcame the challenges in career development and encouraged students to build a positive attitude.

The Council of Lingnan University has set up a panel to review the Lingnan University Ordinance, focussing mainly on student participation in Council business as stipulated in the Ordinance. A campus-wide consultation is being launched from September through November.

The first LU Service Day, co-organised by five student societies and the Student Services Centre, was held in the afternoon of 13 September, with about 140 Lingnan students serving the needy in six different service projects.

Research and academic activities

The opening of the “We Are Golden” Film Series, jointly organised by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office (CCGEO), the Centre for Cinema Studies (CCS) and CNEX Foundation Ltd, was held on 18 September.

More than 70 Deloitte China staff, Lingnan students and alumni who have participated in the “Village Adoption Project in Yunnan”, attended the closing seminar at the Youth Square in Chai Wan on 9 August to share their experience and project results.

The Service-Learning Festival 2014 was held successfully from 4 to 26 September with an array of activities to promote the giving culture on Lingnan campus.

Awards and people

Prof Charles Kwong Yim-tze has been selected as one of the recipients of the University Grants Committee (UGC) Award for Teaching Excellence 2014.

Lingnan University will confer honorary doctorates upon three distinguished individuals, namely, Dr Philip Chen Nan-lok, GBS, JP; Prof Liu Yi-chang, BBS, MH and Prof Frederick Ma Si-hang, GBS, JP in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.

Lingnan University will confer honorary fellowships upon six distinguished individuals, namely, Dr Alman Chan Siu-cheuk; Dr Adrian Cheng Chi-kong; Prof Christine Fang Meng-sang, BBS, JP; Mr Shen Jinkang, BBS, MH; Dr Deric Daniel Waters, ISO, BBS; and Ms Fermi Wong Wai-fun, in recognition of their outstanding achievements in their respective professions and valuable contributions to the well-being of society.

Lingnan University appointed four distinguished individuals as Honorary Court Members in recognition of their contributions to the University as former Council and/or Court members or to the community at large. An award ceremony for the Honorary Court Members was held on 11 August at Lingnan Club in Central.

The University records with deep sadness the passing of Dr Ng Wing-mui (Mui-E) in late July.

Lingnan University’s Chinese Debate Team won the First Runner-up and the best debater prizes at the 16th Basic Law Debating Competition organised by the Joint Committee for the Promotion of the Basic Law of Hong Kong on 31 August.

Lingnan Rowing Team achieved remarkable results in the 7th Jackie Chan Challenge Cup Hong Kong Universities Rowing Championships 2014 held on 16-17 August at Shing Mun River, Shatin.

Lingnan University graduate Lau Sui-lung started cycling from Guzhang county of Hunan province in Mainland China in mid-September to raise funds for five rural primary schools there to build libraries.

Publications

After one and a half years of comprehensive research, Associate Professor Lau Chi-pang of Lingnan’s Department of History concluded his study of Hong Kong’s airports – from the Kai Tak era to Chek Lap Kok – in his new publication Legend of the Sky – from Kai Tak to Chek Lap Kok, a project commissioned by the Airport Authority Hong Kong. A book launch was held at Asia Society Hong Kong on 12 September.

The new issue of the Library Matters, a publication of Fong Sum Wood Library of Lingnan University, is now available online.

The 17th volume of Slant, a newsletter of the Office of Service-Learning of Lingnan University, is now published. The theme of this issue is “Continue to Grow in Wisdom”.

Upcoming events

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