Bulletin Spring‧Summer 1996

Chinese University Bulletin Spring • Summer 1996 Advisory Committee on Chinese University Bulletin Prof. Joseph M. Chan Dr. Chiang Ying-ho Mrs. Ho Wan Siu-wan Prof. C.Y. Lee Mr. Jacob Leung Prof. Andrew Parkin Ms. Amy Yui Editorial Staff Editor: Ms. Amy K.Y. Leung Assistant Editors: Ms. K. Lee Ms. Piera Chen Mrs. Shalini B. Bahadur Design: Ms. May Mui Ms. Ada Lam Production: Ms. Stella Lai • The Chinese University of Hong Kong 1996 Address all correspondence to the Publication O f f i c e , C U H K , Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong. Contents Vice-Chancellor Designate 1 Prof. Arthur K.C. Li to lead the University from August 1996 The 49th Congregation for the Conferment of 2 Higher and First Degrees The 50th Congregation for the Conferment of 3 Honorary Degrees The Intercollegiate Drama Competition: Then 16 and Now The Quest for Excellence — Students' Version 18 Research Newsboard 22 New Developments in the Application of Structural 23 Equation Models Xianggu Mushroom 一 How to Make it Palatable to Both 26 the Taste Buds and the Pocket Similarity Breeds Curability — Applying Findings on 28 Cervical Cancer to the Diagnosis of Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma The Why's and Wherefore's of Refraction — Laser 30 Interactions: Light vis-a-vis Water Droplets Profiles 33 News i n Brief 38 Gifts and Donations 49 Covers: The 50th Congregation