Newsletter No. 466

466 • 4.11.2015 1 466 4 • 11 • 2015 編見 博群大講堂又一次為校園帶來驚喜,請來穆罕默德 • 尤努斯教授談他顛覆傳統銀行業的 故事。《通訊》記者記錄了他的如珠雋語,供大家細味。 孟加拉學者不甘自困象牙塔而成就扶貧事業,吐露港畔的同仁也踏出結實腳步,紛紛以 所研所學為社會帶來轉變;幾個知識轉移基金項目展現了學府與社區的美妙連結。 尤努斯為窮人提供信貸,因為他別具慧眼,對他們的還款信用滿有信心。信用卡的運作也 本建基於信,成為獲利生意,放貸者就扭曲了原有觀念,叫你相信只要償付最低還款額, 已是信用的極致。想知道第一張信用卡的故事嗎?我們就為你送上。 人們賦予字詞的意義,總是受所處環境的影響。〈說東道西〉趣談幾個因視角不同而用詞 迥異的例子,令人會心微笑。 世事紛雜,令人困惑。只此一家的中大通識教育最近獲得國際殊榮。參與其中十多年的 梁美儀教授今期與我們聊聊,怎樣為新生準備扎實的學習基礎,訓練他們理性審視各種 現象,予以回應。 Editorially Speaking The University Lecture on Civility has brought another pleasant surprise to our campus by inviting Prof. Mohammad Yunus to tell the story of how he subverted conventional banking. Our reporter has recorded his wise and provocative words and shared them with our readers. As the Bengali scholar left the ivory tower to help the poor, so too have researchers in this part of Asia. Academics at the Chinese University have been granted the Knowledge Transfer Project Fund to make a social impact with their research. Yunus made it possible for the underprivileged to take out loans because he had insight and confidence in their repayment. Credit cards used to operate on a basis of trust but the earning of profits corrupted the original intention, and lenders now lead us to believe that minimum repayment is already a generosity. We will tell you the story of the first credit card. The one and only CUHKGeneral Education systemwas recently bestowed an international honour. We had a chat with Prof. Leung Mei-yee who has been involved in it for over a decade, on how to build a solid foundation in freshmen and train them to scrutinize and respond to the world with rationality. 目錄 CONTENTS 2 特寫 Feature 將貧窮送入博物館 Exiling Poverty to the Museum 4 特寫 Feature 知識轉移近觀 Fine Specimens of Knowledge Transfer 5 . . . 校園消息 Campus News 6 財金淺趣 Financially Friendly 6 說東道西 7 宣布事項 Announcements 8 口談實錄 Viva Voce Photo by ISO staff 美景良辰 A Blissful Union on a Beautiful Campus 中大景致秀逸,倘能在此共訂婚盟,是何等難忘。同為新亞書院和新聞與傳播學院畢業生的潘達培和徐岱靈,日前在新亞書院圓形廣場舉行婚禮,逾三百 名親友前來見證。 The unique Amphitheatre at New Asia College makes a perfect backdrop for a wedding. It was here that Eric Poon and Dora Choi, both alumni of New Asia College and the School of Journalism and Communication, tied the knot, witnessed by over 300 guests. 挑戰學生的大學通識課程 (頁8) The University General Education challenge ( p. 8 ) 攝影:戴毅龍先生 Photo by Mr. Tai Ngai-lung