Bulletin No. 2, 2020

60   Chinese University Bulletin No. 2, 2010 Intellectual Cross-currents Role of the National University Prof. Ian Chubb, Vice-Chancellor and President of Australian National University (ANU), was invited to host a lecture on ‘Australia’s Engagement with Asia: The Role of the National Universit y’ on 9 September 2010. About 120 people were in attendance. In the lecture, Professor Chubb discussed how research and teaching on the Asia-Pacific at ANU serve as an important national resource for Australia, how they help to build bridges between academics and policymakers, and the broader Australian and international communities, which in turn foster trusted people-to-people networks between nations and strengthens Australia’s engagement with Asia. From Peppers, Peppermints to Pain Prof. David Julius, Shaw Laureate in Life Science and Medicine 2010, was invited to host a lecture on ‘From Peppers to Peppermints: Natural Products as Probes of the Pain Pathway’ on 29 September 2010 at the Shaw College Lecture Theatre. One of the signature events of the Silver Jubilee of Shaw College, the lecture attracted an audience of about 500. The Shaw Prize in Life Science and Medicine was awarded to Professor Julius, professor and chairman of the Department of Physiology at the University of California, San Francisco, in recognition of his discovery of mechanisms by which human beings sense pain and temperature as well as mechanisms that underlie pain hypersensitivity. His work has provided knowledge that opens the door to rational drug design for the treatment of chronic pain.