Bulletin Spring‧Summer 2001

CHINESE UNIVERSITY BULLETIN Spring • Summer 2000 • The Chinese University of Hong Kong 2000 Address all correspondence to the Publication Office, CUHK , Sha Tin, N.T., Hong Kong. E-mail address: pub2@uab. msmail.ciihk.edu.hk Website: http://www.cuhk.edu. hk/puo/bulletin/index.htm Advisory Committee on Chinese University Bulletin Prof. Joseph M. Chan Prof. Chiang Ying-ho Prof. Richard M . W. Ho Prof. C.Y. Lee Mr. Jacob Leung Prof. Andrew Parkin Ms. Am y Yui Editorial Staf f Editor Ms. A my K.Y. Leung Assistant Editors Ms. K. Lee Ms. Piera Chen Ms. Florence Chan Mr. Lawrence Choi Design & Production Ms. May Mui Contents 2 IT: The Name of the Game From University to Society 4 IT in Teaching and Learning 4 Promoting IT Literacy Among Students 6 Introducing Online Teaching 7 Offering New Programmes 8 Promoting the Internet 9 CUHK: The Internet Hub of Hong Kong 10 CUHK: Father of the Hong Kong School Net 12 Research into IT and IT in Research 12 A Glimpse into the Future of IT 14 IT as a Powerful Research Tool 17 Area of Excellence in IT 19 A New Research Institute Charged with The Modernization of Chinese Medicine A Regional Centre of Excellence to Promote Hospitality and Tourism Industry The New School of Hotel Management at CUHK Informing Life and Informed by Life Bioinformatics 3 2 Research News 33 Save the Brooks, Rivers, and the Seas Using Biosorption and Biodegradation to Fight Toxic Dyes 36 The 55th Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees 53 News in Brief