Newsletter No. 57

CUHK NEWSLETTER Office of Director of Administrative Services Office of Graduate School Buildings Office Computer Services Centre A l l other applications and relevant written recommendations by unit heads should be forwarded to Mr. S.S. Tarn, Secretary, Administrative Affairs Committee, c/o Personnel Office, University Administration Building, on or before Friday, 9th September 1994. To be eligible for consideration, applications must be submitted before the training courses start. Enquiries may be directed t o the Personnel Office (Ext. 7286). B i shop Wi l l i ams Memo r i al Fund V i s i t i ng Researcher/Trainee Pr og r amme i n Japan The Board of Trustees of the Bishop Williams Memorial Fund of the Anglican-Episcopal Church of Japan (Nippon Sei Ko Kai - NSKK) invites applications for participation in their Visiting Researcher/Trainee Programme 1995-97. Successful candidates w i ll be attached t o Rikkyo University at Tokyo or other NSKK-affiliated institutions in Japan to do research or receive training in their chosen field. The period o f research and/or training will be approximately one and a half years, commencing October 1995. During the initial six months, participants in the programme w i ll be expected t o undertake training i n the Japanese language. Tuition will be waived, and a stipend of ¥185,000 per month and single person's quarters w i ll be provided. Transportation expenses to and from Japan for the visiting researcher/trainee will be reimbursed. The applicant should be (a) under 35 years of age on 1st October 1995; (b) a graduate o f a university o r college, be currently employed i n the civil service, o r other commercial, agricultural or educational enterprises; or enrolled in a graduate school; or engaged in research or training at a recognized educational o r research institution; o r a graduate of a junior college or of a specialized technical or vacational school with a few years of actual working experience subsequent to his graduation; (c) an Anglican recommended by the Anglican bishop of his diocese, o r a Christian o f another denomination recommended by an Anglican bishop. Application forms and further information may be obtained from the Personnel Office (Enquiries: Ext.7286). Applications should be sent direct to the following address by 31st October 1994: Bishop Williams Memorial Fund c/o Office of the President Rikkyo (St. Paul's) University Nishi Ikebukuro, Toshima-ku Tokyo 171, Japan Ma n d a r in and Cantonese Courses f or Staff and Spouses The New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Centre will again offer Mandarin and Cantonese courses t o the Uni- versity's academic and administrative staff and their spouses from 13th September to 6th December 1994. The following courses have been tentatively scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.30 to 4.15 p.m. at the Fong Shu Chuen Building: (1) Beginner's course in Mandarin for foreigners; (2) Beginner's course in Cantonese for foreigners; (3) Beginner's course i n Mandarin for non-Mandarin speakers of Chinese origin; (4) Beginner's course i n Cantonese for non-Cantonese speakers of Chinese origin. The size of each class will be limited to eight students and participants will be enrolled on a first-come-first-served basis. The minimum number of students to form a class i s four. Basic tuition fee for each course i s HK$4,440. The University will subsidize 40 per cent of the tuition fee for all full-time academic and administrative staff as well as their spouses who are expected to be with the University for at least two years, and who are not receiving a language study subsidy from any other source. For enrolment, please contact the Chinese Language Centre (Ext. 6727) before 3rd September 1994. P r i n t Wo r ks by Con t empo r a ry Japanese A r t i s ts An exhibition on 'Print Works by Contemporary Japanese Artists' is being held at the Hui Gallery of New Asia College u n t i l 16th September 1994. Sponsored b y th e Consulate-General of Japan in Hong Kong, the exhibition is jointly presented by the gallery and The Japan Foundation. A ll are welcome. Servic e t oth eCommunit y an d Internationa l Organization s • Prof. Wesley E. Fabb of the Department of Community and Family Medicine has been appointed chairman of the Academic Board of the Hong Kong Institute of Family Medicine from 20th January 1994. He has also served as Chief Censor of the Hong Kong College of General Practitioners since 27th September 1993. • Mr. Yeung Chung Kwong, lecturer in surgery, was selected Paediatric Researcher of 1994 by the Hong Kong College of Paediatricians and the Hong Kong Paediatric Society on 28th May 1994. His research findings are published in an article entitled 'Bladder Function in Infancy: Myth and Mythogenesis.' • Dr. Stephen C. K. Chan, lecturer in English, has been invited to serve as a member of the Council for the Internationalization of Cultural Research and Exchange, USA, in 1994-95. (The list in this box is compiled by the Information and Public Relations Office. Contributions should be sent direct to that office for registration and verification before publication.) NO.57 AUGUST 1994 14