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Openlink Vol 18 Issue 1 (February 2009)
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President's Message
Campus Phase Two
New campus unveiling and
20th Anniversary celebration launch
Facilities named after philanthropists
Other facilities named
Campus Phase Two design embraces University motto
Seventeenth Congregation

Honorary Doctoral Degrees for industrialist, educationalist, Chief Secretary for Administration and translator

Year-round activities to commemorate the OUHK's 20th Anniversary

Upcoming 20th Anniversary activities

Cast your vote to elect the
next OUHK Students' Union Executive Committee and Council

Two new books to commemorate Anniversary
Environmental award for Prof. Ho Kin-chung
Research grant for work on red tide
New academic staff on board
New Honorary Professor of the School of Science and Technology
Dr Philip Tsang receives President's Award again
Mainland Links
New Master of Laws in Chinese Business Law programme with Northwest University of Politics and Law
Programmes and Courses
LiPACE new Chinese arts and culture courses and updates
OUHK's Elder Academy
Sponsorship and Donations
Scholarship and bursary awards ceremonies
Fundraising success
for government matching grant

Recent donations

Student Support and Activities
China Law Society anniversary dinner and seminars

A&SS Alumni Society graduates photo-taking tour and dinner

Be a mentor to a Sichuan student
Singapore exchange study tour

Legislator gives talk for Chinese Affairs Society

WiMax project and USB e-auction sale

Nursing symposium and centre visits
Director of short films shares thoughts with OUHK students

Students' Union inauguration and next election

Chinese Students and Scholars Association inauguration
Accounting Society's new cabinet
SIFE leadership training and inauguration
Investment Society 2009 activities
Photo-taking for kendo championships
Christian Fellowship's retreat on Tao Fong Shan
Full-time student joins Taiwan exchange
Playing Mary Warren in Arthur Miller's The Crucible
Psychology Society leadership training

Year-round activities to commemorate the OUHK's 20th Anniversary

'lbsen and the Modern Self' Conference

The first activity of the Anniversary celebration was the 'Ibsen and the Modern Self' Conference, which examined the impact of Henrik Ibsen, the father of modern drama, on society and culture. Jointly organized by the OUHK's School of Arts and Social Sciences, Hong Kong Baptist University and Guangdong University of Foreign Studies, the conference held on 19-23 November last year in Hong Kong and Guangzhou brought together 40 renowned Ibsen specialists from around the world. It also included a dance performance on the playwright by the award-winning Norwegian Dance Ensemble herStay at the Cattle Depot Artist Village.

Modelling and make-up show

LiPACE co-organized a new star show with Metro Broadcast at the Hongkong International Trade and Exhibition Centre in Kowloon Bay on 29 November last year. Graduates of the Professional Diploma in Creative Image Styling and Cosmetology, Professional Certificate in Modelling and Professional Diploma in Commercial Photography programmes held a make-up and styling show during the event.

Lecture by Antarctic explorer

Prof. Tang Miaochang was invited by the School of Science and Technology to give a public lecture on 'Global environmental changes: First-hand experience of a Chinese over-winter explorer in Antarctica' on 8 December 2008. Prof. Tang has been to the South Pole four times and stayed for 16 months on a trip that began in 2002. He has been involved in research work on the North and South poles for over 24 years and helped establish a
research institute in Pudong, Shanghai.

Alumni Association New Year Countdown Dance Party

The multi-purpose hall in Campus Phase Two was put into use for the first time and turned into a dance floor on 31 December 2008 for the Alumni Association's New Year Countdown Dance Party. There were also magic and Chinese music performances as well as a demonstration of traditional Chinese paper-cutting skills.

Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong 4th Annual Conference

The School of Arts and Social Sciences co-organized the 4th Annual Conference of the Asian Studies Association of Hong Kong on 9-10 January, during which more than 60 scholars and researchers from mainland China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Japan, the US and the UK presented their research findings on political, social, economic, historical and cultural developments in Asia. Prof. Arif Dirlik of the Chinese University of Hong Kong gave the keynote speech on 'Revisioning modernity: Modernity in Eurasian perspectives.' A dinner speech was delivered by Dr Hans J Roth, Consul General of Switzerland in Hong Kong.

Investor Education Day

The Li Ka Shing Institute of Professional and Continuing Education (LiPACE) joined hands with the Securities and Futures Commission to host an Investor Education Day on 10 January. This was the sixth year that the Institute and the commission jointly organized investor education seminars for the public. Experts analysed stock trends and gave advice on investment strategies under volatile market situations.

Parent education talk on positive parenting

The School of Education and Languages invited psychiatrist Dr Tsang Fan-kwong to give a talk on 8 February on parent education entitled 'Positive parenting,' offering tips on how to establish good relationships by developing the habit of sharing personal emotions between parents and children. Dr Tsang used real-life examples to illustrate the importance of s humour in family relationships, how reward and positive reinforcement are useful for effective parenting, and how parents can manage their emotions and help children to think positively. More than 600 people attended the talk. Dr Tsang is a Senior Medical Officer and Specialist in Psychiatry at Castle Peak Hospital, as well as the Chairman of the Executive Committee of the Institute of Mental Health at the hospital.