30 November, 2015
The Liberal Art University in Hong Kong
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Lingnan Highlights

Lingnan University conferred honorary doctorates upon The Hon Bernard Charnwut Chan, Former Council Chairman of Lingnan University, Prof Roy Chung Chi-ping, renowned industrialist of Hong Kong and Prof James J Heckman, Nobel Laureate in Economic Sciences at the 46th Congregation.

In a press conference held on 30 November, the University’s Centre for Public Policy Studies announced the results of the Hong Kong Happiness Index Survey 2015.

Achievements

The Service-Learning project entitled “Think, Act, Contribute”, a unique way to promote healthy living in Tuen Mun District, received the “Outstanding Health Promotion Project Award” at the Health Promotion Symposium 2015.

Research and academic activities

The “Art and Life” Film Series, presented by the Core Curriculum and General Education Office, Centre for Cinema Studies and CNEX Foundation, attracted the participation of students and teachers of Lingnan as well as those from local secondary schools.

President Leonard K Cheng attended the Guangdong-Hong Kong University Presidents’ Forum on 3 November to explore further collaboration and exchange opportunities between higher education institutions of the two places in the areas of teaching, research and talent nurturing.

The Service-Learning Symposium 2, with the theme of “Community-University Partnership: Learn about Community Needs and Build a Sustainable City”, was held on 10 November as part of a series of symposiums to mark the 10th Anniversary of the inauguration of Service-Learning at Lingnan.

Scholars and experts from the United States, Japan, Malaysia, Vietnam, mainland China, Taiwan and Hong Kong gathered at Lingnan University on 14 November for the international symposium entitled “How Sustainable is the Current Massification Surge in Asia Pacific?”.

The 8th Shanghai-Hong Kong Metropolitan Development Seminar co-organised by Lingnan University’s Pan Sutong Shanghai-Hong Kong Economic Policy Research Centre, Hong Kong-Shanghai Economic Development Association and Shanghai Chinese Overseas Friendship Association was held on 24 November with some 500 participants.

The annual “Tin Ka Ping Mainland Scholars and Senior Administrators Exchange Programme”, which aims to promote liberal arts education in Mainland China with the support of the “Tin Ka Ping Education Fund”, was held from 22 to 26 November.

Teaching and Learning

Led by Cultural Service-Learning Elderly Ambassadors of the Sustainable Development Fund Project, a group of 20 Lingnan students of the Service-Learning course “Travel Writing in Chinese” toured around campus on 5 November to explore different varieties of greeneries.

Lingnan students who participated in the “Shanghai-Hong Kong Future Leaders (Lingnan Elites) Internship Programme 2015” recited and shared the fruitful work and life experience they gained during their internship in Shanghai.

Launching ceremony of the Navigation Scheme for Young Persons in Care Services jointly organised by Lingnan University’s Asia-Pacific Institute of Ageing Studies, Lingnan Institute of Further Education and the Haven of Hope Christian Service since this year was held on 7 November.

Campus Snapshots

A team of 16 volunteers from the Lingnan University Alumni Volunteer team joined the singleton elderlies home visit activity organized by Christian Family Service Centre - Kwun Tong Integrated Home Care Services on 14 November.

Naming Ceremony of “The Chinese Manufacturers' Association of Hong Kong Integrated IT Study Centre” was held on 24 November in appreciation of the Association’s generous donation to establish the “First Generation University Education Fund”.

The University received a donation of over 130 books from the Royal Thai Consulate-General in Hong Kong in celebration of the 60th birthday of Her Royal Highness Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn of Thailand.

More than 300 students and staff members joined the Thanksgiving Dinner on 26 November and enjoyed a warm and happy celebration of the Thanksgiving Day.

Publications

The new book Cantonese Opera and Adaptation — Study of the work of Tang Ti-sheng, edited and co-authored by Prof Grace Lau Yin-ping of the Department of Chinese, examined Tang Ti-sheng’s adapted works based on the texts of classical Chinese opera.

November issue of the Newsletter of the Centre for English and Additional Languages is now published.

Lingnan Gardeners’ Newsletter No. 12 is now published.

The 49th Volume of Cultural Studies@Lingnan is now published.

The 4th Volume of the electronic newsletter of the Bachelor of Social Sciences programme is now published.

Upcoming events

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