Bulletin No. 1, 2016

What a University Can Do about Climate Change 2
Is It That Serious? 4
Nature Drops Many Hints 6
Prof. Lin Liuon the Thawing of Permafrost 7
Prof. Francis TamonIntensified Precipitation 7
Prof. Amos Taion Air Pollution, Climate Change and Food Security 7
Reduction of Food Waste 8
Keep It in the Ground 10
Climate and the City 12
Climate and Health 16
Greener on the Other Side? 18
Humanity and Nature 20
No Effort Too Small, No Effort to Spare 22
Congregations for the Conferment of Degrees 24
Fifteenth Honorary Fellowship Conferment Ceremony 30
Ms. Chow Pei-fong Therese 30
Mr. Fan Shi-hoo Hamen 30
Dr. Li Kwok-tung Donald 31
Prof. Liu Pak-wai 31
Dr. Akihiro Nagahara 31
As Much Remembrance, As Many Words 32
Familiarity Breeds Interest 40
The Best and the Brightest 44
Statistics Student Wins Best Student Research Paper Award at INFORMS 44
First Prize in Hong Kong Tertiary Schools COP21 Challenge 2015 44
Life Sciences/United College Student Named Rhodes Scholar 44
Honours in National English Speaking Competition 45
Business School Wins National Championship of Business Case Competition 45
Champion of 2016 Vis East International Arbitration Moot 45
News in Brief 46
Appointments 46
Honours and Recognitions 48
Research 51
Activities and Events 54
Brain and Mind Institute Established 54
Scholarships for Young Talents Established with Donation from Dr. Li Dak-sum 54
MOE Key Laboratory of Regenerative Medicine Established 55
CUHK–BLCU Joint Research Centre for Chinese Linguistics and Applied Linguistics 55
Naming of Lau Chor Tak Institute of Global Economics and Finance 55
Naming of CUHK T Stone Robotics Institute 56
CUHK–UT–UU Partnership 56
Lui Che Woo Distinguished Young Scholars Award Launched 56
Global First Study Confirms New Colorectal Cancer High Risk Group 51
CUHK Researchers Take Part in LIGO’s Detection of Gravitational Waves 51
3D Printing Technology in Complex Cardiac Surgery Procedures 51
Structure and Functions of Rice YchF-type G Protein Uncovered 52
Novel Drug Candidate for Rare Neurological Diseases Found 52
Detecting the Most Precise Measurement of Reactor Antineutrino Spectrum 53
Study Implicates a Gene in Alzheimer’s Disease 53
Hidden Genetic Mechanism Discovered in Horseshoe Crabs 53
Distinguished CUHK Scholars Receive Recognitions from Croucher Foundation 48
Prof. Rossa Chiu: Croucher Senior Medical Research Fellowship 48
Prof. Jun Yu: Croucher Senior Research Fellowship 49
Prof. Jonathan Choi: Croucher Innovation Award 49
Prof. Lan Hui-yao’s Research on Chronic Kidney Disease Awarded by CMA 50
Prof. Lyu Rung-tsong Michael Conferred ACM Fellowship 2015 50
Prof. Huang Jianwei Elected IEEE Fellow 2016 50
Prof. Raymond Yeung Receives 2016 IEEE Eric E. Sumner Award 50
Prof. Ng Mee-kam Wins AESOP Best Published Paper Award 2015 50
New Council Chairman 46
New/Reappointed Council Members 46
Reappointed Pro-Vice-Chancellors 46
New Associate Vice-President 47
Reappointed College Masters 47
Reappointed Dean of Faculty of Education 47
Emeritus Professors 47