HKU weekly notice
21 Apr 2017
HKU Department of Civil Engineering to hold Scholarship Presentation Ceremony 2016-17
The Department of Civil Engineering of the University of Hong Kong (HKU) will hold a Scholarship Presentation Ceremony on April 24 (Monday) to present a total of 22 scholarships and awards to their civil engineering students, including undergraduates and taught postgraduates this year.
Ir Enoch Lam Tin Sing, JP, Director of Water Supplies, will be the Guest of Honour at the Ceremony.
Media representatives are welcome to join the Ceremony, with details as follows:
Date: April 24, 2017 (Monday)
Time: 6:30 pm
Venue: Eliot Room, 14/F K.K. Leung Building, HKU
Scholarships include AECOM Civil/Structural Engineering Scholarship, AECOM Environmental Engineering Scholarship, AECOM Geotechnical Engineering Scholarship, AGS Scholarship, Arup Scholarship, Chan Hon Chuen Scholarship, Civil 77 Scholarship, Dick Feast Memorial Prize, HKU Centenary Scholarships for Civil Engineering Students, The HKU Civil Engineering Departmental Scholarship, Hip Hing Construction Scholarship, Highways into the Next Century 1996 International Conference Scholarship, Leung Ting Kui Scholarship, Leung Ting Kui and Chow Che King Scholarship, Madam Ng Man Ching Prize, Professor Y.K. Cheung Scholarship, Society of Construction Law Hong Kong Prizes for Department of Civil Engineering, Tony Gee and Partners Structural Engineering Scholarship, and Western Harbour Tunnel Scholarship.
For enquiries please contact Ms Esther Lau, Faculty of Engineering, HKU (Tel: 3917 1924 / E-mail: email@example.com) or Ms Melanie Wan, Communications and Public Affairs Office, HKU (Tel: 2859 2600 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org).
HKUL Book Talk: Inside the World's Major East Asia Collections
Speakers: Dr Patrick Lo, Dr Dickson Chiu, Professor Ricardo Mak
Moderator: Mr Peter Sidorko
Date: 27 April 2017 (Thursday)
Time: 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Venue: Special Collections, 1/F, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
About the Speakers
Dr Patrick Lo is an Associate Professor at the Faculty of Library, Information and Media Science at the University of Tsukuba in Japan. Dr Lo earned his Doctor of Education from the University of Bristol (U.K.) in May 2009. He has a Master of Arts in Design Management from Hong Kong Polytechnic University (2004), a Master of Library & Information Science from McGill University (Canada; 1994), and a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) from Mount Allison University, (Canada; 1992).
Dr Lo has served in a number roles as a Librarian at The Open University of Hong Kong, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Lingnan University, Hong Kong.
Dr Dickson K.W. Chiu received his Bachelor of Science (Hons.) degree in Computer Studies from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) in 1987. He received a Masters of Science (1994) and a Doctor of Philosophy (2000) in Computer Science from the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST). He has taught at several universities in Hong Kong and served as a Research Fellow at the City University of Hong Kong. He is currently teaching at HKU.
Dr Chiu is the founding Editor-in-chief of the International Journal on Systems and Service-Oriented Engineering and EAI endorsed Transaction on e-Business, co-Editor-in-chief of International Journal on Organizational and Collective Intelligence, and EAI endorsed Transaction on Industrial Networks and Intelligent Systems, and serves in the editorial boards of several international journals. Dr Chiu is a Senior Member of both the ACM and the IEEE, and a Life Member of the Hong Kong Computer Society.
Professor Ricardo Mak is a Professor within the Department of History and the Director of Advanced Institute for Contemporary China Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University.
Professor Mak received his Ph.D. from the University of Regensburg and his Master of Philosophy and Bachelor of Arts (Hons) from the The Chinese University of Hong Kong
About the Book
This book is intended to serve multiple purposes. In particular, it examines the rise of the "LAM", an acronym that stands for libraries, archives, and museums and in doing so, profiles leading experts -- librarians, archivists, and museum curators -- who specialize in East Asian collections from across the world. In examining the dynamically shifting role of the cultural institution in the context of managing information and collections, this book provides important themes offered by these cultural experts in understanding the necessary professional skills, knowledge, and personalities that are required for working in such environments of varying size, scope, and composition in LAMs. As galleries, LAMs manage preservation and access of history and culture, their missions and goals as cultural institutions continue to converge.
For enquiries, please contact Ms Marina Yeung at email@example.com / 2859 8903
Media Contact: Mr. Gary Chin, Tel: 2859 2211 / Ms. Marina Yeung, Tel: 2859 8903
The Stephen Hui Geological Museum to present the largest exhibition on private mineral collections in Hong Kong
Period: Now till August 31, 2017
This exhibition will showcase over 200 precious minerals from 18 collectors from Hong Kong homes. Highlights are the infinite variety of minerals on display including one of the best gemmy single crystals of Tanzanite from Merelani Mine, a very rare large gem quality Aquamarine on Albite with large fluid inclusions from Balochi, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan and a 18 cm large gemmy Rhodochrosite on Quartz from the famous Sweet Home Mine in Colorado, U.S.A.. The mineral display cabinet of the late Dr Stephen Hui Sze-fun with a selection from his private collection is also included.
Details of the Exhibition:
Venue: 1/F, Stephen Hui Geological Museum, James Hsioung Lee Science Building, Main Campus, the University of Hong Kong
Opening hours: Monday to Friday, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Closed on Saturdays and Sundays, University and Public Holidays
Special Weekend Openings from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on:
April 22/23, 2017 (Earth Day, special program to be announced later)
May 13/14, 2017 (International Museum Day)
June 10/11, 2017
July 15/16, 2017
August 12/13, 2017
Stephen Hui Geological Museum website: http://www.earthsciences.hku.hk/shmuseum/
The Mineralogy Society of Hong Kong website: http://www.minsochk.org/ENG/home.php
Tel: (852) 22415472 / Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
HKU Communications and Public Affairs Office Rhea Leung (Tel: 2857 8555/ 9022 7446; Email: email@example.com)
1. Illustrious Illuminations II: Armenian and Georgian Christian Manuscripts from the Eleventh to the Eighteenth Century --- Exquisite manuscripts from the Caucasus
Period: Now till June 11 2017 (Sunday)
Armenian illustrated manuscripts are some of the most lavishly decorated codices of the Christian churches from the Middle East. The Gospels are paramount among these, primarily because of the Armenian community’s respect for the sacred texts, revering them in the same way that Greek and Russian Christians regard holy icons. Such texts were carried into war by Armenian rulers and individual copies of the Gospels were often given sacred names and believed to hold miraculous powers.
Few Armenian manuscripts predate the Middle Ages. Individual examples of manuscripts from the seventh century are among the earliest known. Since the eighth century, Arab domination within Armenia largely suppressed Christian artistic expression, and no work is known prior to the end of the Caliphate in the mid-ninth century. Although a few manuscripts survive from the later ninth and tenth centuries, extant Armenian illustrated manuscripts are not common until the twelfth and thirteenth centuries. Examples from these early periods begin the exhibition’s chronological display, introducing the tradition of teaching the Gospel through both word and image. The show is then complemented by a set of Georgian Gospel leaves illustrating the Evangelists.
The UMAG is grateful to Robert McCarthy for his generosity in sharing these many fine works with the general public.
Venue: 1/F, Fung Ping Shan Building, UMAG, HKU, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
2. Louis XV’s Qianlong Tapestries and Battle Scene Prints at the Imperial Court in Beijing A crossover of Chinese and French Imperial Collections
Period: Now till May 28 2017 (Sunday)
This unprecedented exhibition highlights four of the magnificent chinoiserie tapestries of Chinese Emperor Qianlong and the print of the Conquests of the Qianlong Emperor. This exhibition is one of the events of Le French May this year.
Venue: 1/F, T.T. Tsui Building, UMAG, 90 Bonham Road, Pokfulam
09:30 – 18:00 (Monday to Saturday)
13:00 – 18:00 (Sunday)
Closed on University and Public Holidays
UMAG Communication Officer Miss Elena Cheung, Tel: (852) 2241 5512, Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.