Bulletin Vol. 6 No. 2 Oct 1969

T H E C H I N E S E U N I V E R S I T Y O F H O N G K O N G T H E U N I V E R S I T Y BULLETIN V O L U ME S I X • O C T O B E R 1 9 6 9 • N U M B E R TWO C o n t e n t s Page Tenth Congregation 1 Chinese-English Dictionary Project . . 3 Council News 4 Opening of Theology Building of Chung Chi College 4 Library News 4 Vice-Chancellor's Monthly Meeting with Senior Lecturers/Lecturers . . . . 6 Workshop on News Translation — Moon-Landing 6 Receptions to Welcome New Members of CUHK 6 Members of Graduate Council (1969-70) 7 Membership of Appointments Board . . 7 Staff Profiles 7 Comings and Goings 8 College News 8 T e n t h Co n g r e g a t i on A t the Tenth Congregation held in the City Hall on 7th October, Hi s Excellency the Chancellor, Sir David Trench, conferred degree s on 479 graduands of the University. Vice-Chancello r Choh-Ming L i then addressed the congregation. He stressed in his remarks th e urgent demand for "effective bi-lingualism" in Hong Kong and exhorted the graduates to continue to improve themselves as "effective bi-linguists". A Graduation Dinner wa s held the same evening to give the new graduates an opportunity to meet the Chancellor, members of the University Council and the College Board s of Governors, and leaders of the local community. A t the Dinner Mr . Chik-ho Lam, member of the University Council, spoke to the graduates. His topic was “the Part I I I Examination", which "tests ou r ability to cope with developments in society according to a pattern of ideas that is coherent to ourselves and, if possible, to others as well" . Mr. Sit Yum Cho (United College) and Mr. Chan Shing-Kee (New Asia College) responded on behalf of the graduates. Miss T in Tak Sim (Chun g Chi College) acted as mistress of ceremony for the occasion. The 479 graduates this yea r included 22 Masters of Arts, 9 Masters of Commerce, 2 Masters of Social Science, 148 Bachelor s of Arts, 119 Bachelors of Science, 55 Bachelors of Commerce, and 124 Bachelors of Social Science. English Version of the Vice-Chancellor's Speech Recently two anecdotes have come to my attention. Since they have wide implications, they deserve our serious consideration. A few secondary school students who have not done well in Chinese in primary school, have lost confidence and preferred to take up French instead. Now French is certainly an important language. An y young pupil willing to learn a new language deserves to be praised and given encouragement. But when he takes up French in th e place of Chinese, it means that English becomes his first language and French his second language. Is thi s not a source of our deep concern? Another anecdote is about a number of students who have gone abroad t o further their studies. They have developed a deep interest in Chinese culture and asked their parents t o send them Chinese books and magazines. Some have practise d Chinese calligraphy