Newsletter No. 29

中 — 大 — 通 I 訊 CUHK Newsletter Vol 3.4 No. 29 April 1992 University News Counc i l News Sir Run Run Shaw has been appointed a Life Member of the University Council from 16th March 1992 in recognition of his distinguished service and numerous contributions to the University. Sir Run Run's long association with the University began in 1967 when he became a member of the Board of Trustees of United College. He was elected vice-chairman of the board in 1972 and chairman in 1983. He also served as a member of the University Council from 1977 to 1992. Throughout the past 25 years, Sir Run Run has not only played an important part in the development of the University through his presence in its several governing bodies, he has also given substantial financial support towards the University's academic and development programmes. Notable examples are his generous donations towards the construction of the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall, the Lady Shaw Building and the building complex at Shaw College. Sir Run Run completed his term of office as chairman of the Board of Trustees of United College on 15th March 1992 and thus ceased to be their representative on the University Council. He has subsequently been appointed Honorary Chairman and Permanent Member of the Board of Trustees of United College, and the University Council has appointed Sir Run Run as a Life Member to ensure that the University will continue to benefit from his wise counsel and support. Mr. Shum Choi-sang has recently been elected by the Board of Trustees of United College as a member of the University Council for a period of three years from 16lh March 1992, following his being elected vice-chairman of the board of trustees. Mr. Shum is a much respected personality in the local press. He has for many years been publisher of Wah Kiu Yat Po and has served in important positions on various professional bodies and government advisory committees, including chairman of the Chinese Language Press Institute, chairman of the Newspaper Society of Hong Kong, vice-chairman of the Hong Kong National Committee of the International Press Institute, and chairman of the Journalism Training Board. Mr. Shum is also an active figure in community service, and is closely involved in the activities of many welfare agencies and educational institutions. He has been a member of United College's Board of Trustees since 1963. Dona t i on to Support Environmental Research Lord Caithness, Minister of Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs with special responsibility for Hong Kong, visited the University on 6lh March and presented an advanced noise monitoring system, some noise planning software and books to the University's CentreforEnvironmental Studies. Prof. Charles K. Kao, the vice-chancellor, received these gifts from the British Foreign Office on behalf of the University . The donation w i l l enable members of the centre to undertake environmental noise research programmes in Hong Kong. The centre will conduct a survey of environmental noise and study the propagation of, and human response to, noise in an urban setting. The 1