Newsletter No. 30

中 — 大 — 通 — 訊 CUHK Newsletter Vol. 3.5 No. 30 May 1992 University News Faculty of Medicine Celebrates Tenth Anniversary T he Faculty of Medicine held a series of activities in late April and early May to mark its 10th anniversary. Celebration activities began with a symposium on ‘Cancer Today' on 25th April at the lecture theatre of Shaw College. Eminent local and overseas medical experts were invited to present papers on a wide range of topics related to cancer, and Prof. Sir Anthony Epstein of the Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Oxford, delivered a keynote lecture on ‘Current Progress towards Human Trials of an Epstein-Barr Virus Vaccine'. On the same day, the faculty held a celebration dinner at the Hong Kong Hilton Hotel. To introduce to the public the history, development and research activities of the medical faculty, a Tenth Anniversary Exhibition' was also staged, first at the exhibition hall of the City Hall from 27th to 30th April, and then at the exhibition gallery of Shatin Town Hall from 1st to 3rd May. There were 21 exhibition booths giving information on the faculty's 19 teaching departments, its studentassociation — the Medical Society — and its medical library. The Faculty of Medicine admitted its first batch of students in September 1981 , and has now produced close to 500 graduates. The Vice-chancellor Honoured by Thames Polytechnic P rofessor Charles K. Kao was made a Centenary Fellow of Thames Polytechnic, London, on 29thApril. Dr. Norbert Singer, director of the polytechnic, came to Hong Kong to personally present the honour. The presentation ceremony was held at the Cho Yiu Conference Hall and among the audience were some 40 recent graduates of the polytechnic. Prof. Kao himself was a graduate of the polytechnic in 1957. The citation for Prof. Kao reads, ‘He is one of those unique individuals, an academic of the first rank, an innovator, a manager, someone who can apply his research findings to great common good, the common good that has changed the world of communications.' A total of seven centenary fellowships have been awarded by ThamesPolytechnic to distinguished individuals to mark its centenary this year. 1