Bulletin Spring‧Summer 1995

Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 1995 Advisory Committee on Chinese University Bulletin Dr. Joseph M. Chan Dr. Chiang Ying-ho Mr. John Dent-Young Mrs. Ho Wan Siu-wan Mr. Jacob Leung Prof. S.W. Tam Ms. Amy Yui Editorial Staff Editor: Ms. Amy K.Y. Leung Assistant Editors: Ms. K. Lee Ms. Florence Chan Mrs. Shalini Bahadur Design: Ms. May Mui Production: Mrs. Alice Ma © The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1995 Address all correspondence to the Publication Office, C U H K , Sha Tin, N . T . , Hong Kong. C O N T E N T S 1 The 48th Congregation for the Conferment of Honorary, Higher and First Degrees 13 A Day Well Spent — The Round-the-CU- Walkathon 14 Research Newsboard 16 They Mushroom on Different Materials 19 To 'Antagonize' at the Cellular Level 2 1 Four Decades of Vibrant Musical Life 24 Restriction Enzymes: The Key to DNA Mystery 26 An Intelligent Environmental Monitoring System 29 To Peg, or Not to Peg? 31 I n Pursuit of Excellence in Educational Studies —I n t r oduc i ng The Hong Kong Institute of Educational Research of CUHK 34 Profiles 39 News in Br i ef 47 Gifts and Donations Cover: Snapshots of the 'Round-the-CU-Walkathon'