Newsletter No. 11

CUHK Newsletter 中 — 大 — 通 — 訊 Vol No. 11 October 1990 University News Overseas Member of the University Council Prof. Peter Karmel Prof. Peter Karmel, AC, CBE, emeritus professor of the University of Adelaide, has been appointed a member of the University Council from 1st July 1990. He is the former vice-chancellor of two universities, the Australian National University (1982-87) and the Flinders University of South Australia (1966-71). He was also the chancellor of the University of Papua New Guinea from 1969 to 1971. During the last two decades, Prof. Karmel has headed a number of expert inquiries into education, the best known of which led in 1973 to the Karmel Report on Australian schools. He was from 1971 to 1977 chairman of the Australian Universities Commission and from 1977 to 1982 chairman of the Commonwealth Tertiary Education Commission. In 1974, he led the first cultural delegation from Australia to the People's Republic of China. An economist. Prof. Karmel is retired but continues to be involved in a number of organizations. He is the executive chairman of the Canberra Institute of the Arts; chairman of the Australian National Council on AIDS and the Australian Institute of Health; and president of the Australian Council for Educational Research and the Australian Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia. Prof. Karmel has been honoured by various academic bodies for his outstanding contributions to the development of education. He became honorary life member of the Higher Education Research and Development Society of Australasia in 1984 and honorary fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences in Australia in 1986. Prof. Karmel is also the patron of the Australasian Institute of Tertiary Education A dministrators. Service Held in Memory of Dr. Ch'ien Mu D r . Ch'ien Mu, the founder and first president of New Asia College, passed away on 30th August i n his residence in Taipei at the age of 96. Prof. Ambrose King, pro-vice-chancellor of the University, and Prof. T. B. Lin, head of New Asia College, represented the University at his funeral service in Taipei on 26th September and expressed condolences to the bereaved family. A memorial service for Dr. Ch'ien was also organized by the University and other educational and cultural organizations on 30th September at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, and was attended by over 300 people. Dr. Ch'ien's wife, Ms. Hu Mei-chi from Taiwan, and his two sons, two daughters and two grandsons from mainland China were invited by the University to attend the service. The memorial service began at 3.00 pm. During the one-hour ceremony, speeches in memory of Dr. Ch'ien were made by Prof. Charles K. Kao, the vice-chancellor; Prof. T. B. Lin, head of New Asia College; the representative from the New Asia Educational and Cultural Association; the chairman of the New Asia Alumni Association; and Dr. Gungwu Wang from the University of Hong Kong. Prof. Ambrose King, the pro-vice- chancellor, also gave an account of Dr. Ch'ien's life and achievements. At the end of the service, Mr. Ch'ien Xing, second son of Dr. Ch'ien, thanked the congregation on behalf of Dr. Ch'ien's family. In the vice-chancellor's speech, Prof. Kao praised the monumental contributions that Dr. Ch'ien had made in education and the promotion of traditional Chinese culture. He also described Dr. Ch'ien's close association with the University and with New Asia College in particular over the last forty years. A great historian and Confucian scholar, Dr. Ch'ien will be forever remembered by his friends, students and members of the University community. I