31 July, 2015
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The “Lingnan University Fundraising Dinner 2015” held on 2 June met with enthusiastic response from the University’s alumni, staff, students and friends from different sectors of society and raised over HK$3.4 million to support the University’s student development programmes.

A group of Lingnan students joined a three-day exchange programme to visit Lingnan (University) College, Sun Yat-sen University, and learned more about Lingnan’s history and culture.

Alumni Homecoming Day 2015, the annual highlight for Lingnanians, was successfully held on 11 and 12 July. The event was participated enthusiastically by alumni, their families and friends, and made a record high of 700 participants.

The “Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme 2015”, co-organised by Lingnan University and the Hongkong-Shanghai Economic Development Association, held its farewell dinner in Shanghai on 13 July.  President Leonard K Cheng was invited to join the event and share the joy of 36 Lingnan students in completing the programme.

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.

Lingnan University recently announced its latest Associate Vice-President appointments which will take effect on 16 August.  Appointment of the new Dean of Faculty of Arts has also been effective from 16 June.

Lingnan University Karate Team came third in the 25th Joint University Karate Competition held on 31 May at Kowloon Bay Sports Centre.

Lingnan Rugby Team was crowned the champion in the final march of the 2014/15 Standard Chartered Rugby Tertiary League – Varsity Cup.

Research and academic activities

Lingnan scholars have successfully obtained funding support for 13 General Research Fund and five Early Career Scheme projects totaling over HK$6.8 million in the 2015/16 funding exercise of the Research Grants Council.  The result is a vivid demonstration of Lingnan’s unique research strength.

Between September 2014 and April 2015, over 80 students from three Visual Studies classes assisted in the curatorial and education works of the exhibition “Made in Hong Kong: Our City, Our Stories” organised by the Hong Kong Maritime Museum.

Prof Liah Greenfeld, Distinguished Adjunct Professor in Sociology and Social Policy, gave an intensive master course on “The Nesting Dolls of Culture: Mind, Institution, Nation, Civilization” from 11 to 20 May.

Publications

The new issue of Chronicle includes a special feature on degree-seeking international (non-Mainland) students at the University.

Co-edited by Assistant Professor of Cultural Studies Ip Iam-chong and Mr Chan King-fai, Boycott Classes, Continue Learning (The Age of Disobedience 06) was published in May.

Prof Law Wing-sang, Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, published a book (in Chinese) entitled Collaborative Colonial Power – The Making of the Hong Kong Chinese in June.

Co-authored by Prof Annie Hau-nung Chan, Director of BSocSc (Hons) Programme and Associate Professor of Sociology and Social Policy of Lingnan University and Dr Lawrence KK Ho, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences at the Hong Kong Institute of Education, Sixty Years of Hong Kong Policewomen was launched at this year’s Hong Kong Book Fair.

Prof Ma Kwok-ming, Adjunct Associate Professor of Cultural Studies, published a book (in Chinese) entitled [The Age of Disobedience 08] The Violence Irresistible by Umbrellas, which explores the meaning and possible development of civil disobedience movements.

Prof Chin Wan-kan, Associate Professor of the Department of Chinese, published his new book City-State Sovereignty (in Chinese).

Lingnan Gardeners’ Newsletter No. 8 is now published.

Upcoming events

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