Newsletter No. 225

40th Anniversary F air To Open on 20th September 2003 Duration: 21st to 26th September 2003 Venue : CUHK campus Details: Events on 20th September • Opening Ceremony The opening ceremony of the fair w i ll take place at 3.00 p.m. at the University Mall. Dr. Alice Lam, cha i rman o f the Un i v e r s i ty Grants Committee, Dr. Edgar W.K. Cheng, council- chairman designate of the University, Mr. Paul M. F. Cheng, chairman of the 40th Anniversary Celebration Organizing Committee, and Prof. Ambrose Y.C. K i ng, vice-chancellor of the University, w i ll officiate at the ceremony. After the ceremony, the guests w i ll tour the exhibition and partake in a tea reception to be held inside the Institute of Chinese Studies at 3.30 p.m. • Public Lecture by the Vice-Chancellor 4.30-5,30 p.m., T.Y, Wong Hall, 5/F Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building Prof. Ambrose Y.C. King will deliver a public lecture on 'Universities in the Age of Globalization' in putonghua. Admission by ticket. • A Musical Offering of the East and the West 6.00-7.00 p.m., Lee Hysan Concert Hail ' A Musical Offering of the East and the West' by the Department of Music wi ll take place in the evening. Staff and students will perform vocal and instrumental pieces by Chopin, Milhaud, Finzi, Poulenc, Scriabin, and Rachmaninoff. The Chinese Music Ensemble of the department w i l l also perform. Admission by ticket. Come celebrate with us! T he 40 t h Ann i ve r sa ry Fair w i l l e n c a p s u l a te t he Un i v e r s i t y 's development along wi th the growth of Hong Kong over the last 40 years, and l ook ahead t o a d v a n c eme nt and excellence in the next decade. Through multi-media exhibitions, the Fair wi l l project the mission and vision of the University. The impact of the University on education and society as well as a s e l e c t i on of i ts i n n o v a t i o ns and i nven t i ons w i l l also be presen t ed. Academic disciplines wi ll be introduced t h r ough i n t erac t i ve games. Student performances wi ll enliven the campus. Other • Public Lectures 19th September - 13th October A series o f i n t e r e s t i ng l ec t u r es by distinguished alumni and faculty members have also been organized. Topics range f r om the performing arts to education reform, the Hong Kong economy, and genetic engineering. A l l lectures will be conducted on campus at 7.30 p.m., mostly in Cantonese. For details, please go to • Library Exhibition and Tours The University Library will hold an exhibition on its history from 20th to 27th September. Guided tours of the University library and its Rare Books Collection, C.N. Yang Archive, Hong Kong Studies Collection, and Chinese Overseas Collection etc. are scheduled on 20th and 21st September. Tours to its branch libraries have been arranged on 27th September. • Cultural Tours There w i l l be guided cultural tours of the campus on 21 St September. • Art Museum Tours The A r t Mu s e um w i l l h o l d gu i ded tours every two hours f r om 10,00 a.m. to 6.00 p.m. on 21 St September, and at 5.30 p.m. daily from 22nd to 26th of the same month. Four Pavilions with Four Themes The fair w i l l have four pavilions featuring four different themes. Theme 1 : Heritage and Vision Sir Run Run Shaw Auditorium • Open from 20th to 25th September 2003 From its foundation 40 years ago, the University has come of age together with Hong Kong. The lofty ideals of the founding fathers, rooted in a deep cultural heritage, have defined the direction along which the University has progressed. As Hong Kong rose from an entrepot to a vibrant metropolis and financial hub, the CUHK too has advanced from an amalgamation of three colleges to a comprehensive research university of regional and international standing. This story, at once sentimental and glorious, is told in this pavilion through images interweaving the history of Hong Kong and that of CUHK. Theme 2: Impact on Education and Society University Mall The University has contributed to the educational and social well- being of Hong Kong and the region, through its education programmes, research, and service to the community. Showcased in this pavilion are some of the more prominent examples, such as the creation of the Internet hub in Hong Kong, achievements by students and graduates, major research centres and their accomplishments, outreach and support to local schools, promotion of art and archaeology. Tribute will be paid in a special section to those who have played a pivotal role in Hong Kong's recent victory over SARS. Theme 3: Innovations and Inventions Ground floor, University Library The University also contributes through tangible inventions and innovations that bring direct benefits to the community. Some of these are presented in this pavilion. They include micro-generators that produce electricity from tiny vibrations, artificial intelligence for combating crime, a computerized database of ancient Chinese texts, diagnostics and treatment for liver and nasal cancer, technology for assisted reproduction, identification of foetal DNA/RNA in maternal blood circulation. All these products and technologies are among the top in the world and many are currently being used in different industries. Theme 4 : Fun and Games University Mall While some academic pursuits are necessarily abstract, much of a university's teaching and research can be enlivened by interactive games and displays. Visitors will have the opportunity to come into close contact with projects exhibited in this manner, so that even non-experts can appreciate the subject-matter and accomplishments. 1 No. 225 4th September 2003