Newsletter No. 47

中大通訊 CUHK Newsletter Vol. 4‧10 No. 47 October 1993 University News 30th Anniversary Celebration Activities Highlights from 16th October to 30th November • 30th Anniversary Banquet: Pearl Reunion Date: Saturday, 16th October Time: 7.30 p.m. Venue: Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre • 30th Anniversary Lecture: Fuzzy Logic and Soft Computing: Principles, Applications and Perspectives Speaker: Prof. Lotfi A. Zadeh, professor emeritus, and director of the Berkeley Initiative on Soft Computing, University of California at Berkeley, USA Date: Tuesday, 26th October Time: 4.30 p.m. Venue: Sir Run Run Shaw Hall Organizer: Faculty of Engineering • CU Open Day Date: 20th and 21st November • Portmann Course on Functional Microsurgery of the Ear andWorkshop on the 'Hong Kong Flap' in Open Mastoid Surgery Date: 22nd to 26th November Venue: Prince of Wales Hospital Organizer: Department of Surgery • 30th Anniversary Lecture: C 60 Buckminsterfullerene, the Celestial Sphere that Fell to Earth Speaker: Prof. Harold Walter Kroto, F RS School of Chemistry and Molecular Sciences, University of Sussex, UK Date: Tuesday, 23rd November Time: 4.30 p.m. Venue: Shaw College Lecture Theatre Organizer: Faculty of Science Tin Ka Ping Building Formally Opened The Tin Ka Ping Building was formally opened on 10th September 1993 by the Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten, Governor of Hong Kong, Mr. Tin Ka Ping, managing director of Tins' Chemical Industrial Co. Ltd., and Prof. Charles K. Kao, vice-chancellor of the University. The function was attended by over 100 guests. Located on the central campus right next to the University Library, the new building has 11 storeys and a gross floor area of 9,000 square metres. It provides high-quality accommodation for a number of important academic exchange and research centres, including the Hong Kong-America Center, the Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, the Office of Academic Links and the Universities Service Centre. Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Patten pointed out that the free exchange of ideas was the surest way to promote intellectual and cultural development and to drive out misunderstanding and fear, and he praised the University's efforts to establish these centres for the promotion of academic exchange. The new building also houses an extension to the University Library and an Independent Learning Centre, where students can improve their English on a self-learning basis. The 11-storey tower has been named after Mr. Tin Ka Ping, an eminent local industrialist and philanthropist, who donated HK$25 million to the University last year in support of academic research and development programmes. 1