HKU weekly notice (from April 21 to April 27, 2012)
20 Apr 2012
Hong Kong Political Reform Series: What is Happening to Our Political System?
Allen Lee, Former Member, National People's Congress
Joseph Lian, Columnist, Hong Kong Economic Journal, Former Member, CPU
Ray Yep, Research Director, SynergyNet
Professor Anthony Cheung, Non-Official Member, Executive Council
Horace Cheung, Vice Chairman, DAB
Professor Joseph Cheng, Former Secretary-General, Civic Party
Professor Michael DeGolyer, Director, Hong Kong Transition Project
Simon N. M. Young, Director, Centre for Comparative and Public Law
Eliza Lee, Director, Centre for Civil Society and Governance
Date: 21 April 2012 (Saturday)
Time: 9:10 am - 1:30 pm
Venue: Theatre 2, G/F Meng Wah Complex, HKU
For seat reservation or enquiries, please contact Ms Flora Leung by email at email@example.com or by phone at 2859 2941.
Arts Farewell to the Main Building: A New Chapter in Our History
The Faculty of Arts will not only be celebrating its Centenary in 2012 but will also be leaving its home for nearly a hundred years and moving to its new building in the Centennial Campus. To mark this new chapter in our history, the Faculty is holding an Arts Farewell to the Main Building event that will bring together Arts staff, students, alumni, and friends, in a celebration of our time in this iconic building at the heart of the University.
The event, which will be held in Loke Yew Hall, will include Opening Remarks by The Honourable Mrs Anson Chan, GBM, GCMG, CBE, JP; poem readings by Professors Agnes Lam and Leung Ping Kwan; the presentation of the HKU Video Competition Prize by University Artists Ms Mabel Cheung and Mr Alex Law; a performance of Haydn's Farewell Symphony by the Hong Kong Chamber Orchestra; and a percussion parade around the Main Building led by University Artist Dr Lung Heung-wing. For further details of the event, please visit: http://arts.hku.hk/april22/.
Members of the media are cordially invited to attend the event. Details are as follows:
Date: 22 April 2012 (Sunday)
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 pm
Venue: Loke Yew Hall, HKU
Note: Photographers are reminded to bring their long lenses and no flash is allowed.
The event will be conducted in English.
In addition to the official ceremony at 1:30 pm in Loke Yew Hall, there will be by activities highlighting the Faculty's diversity taking place simultaneously throughout the Main Building from 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm.
For media enquiries, please contact Ms Trinni Choy (Assistant Director (Media), Communications and Public Affairs Office) tel: 2859 2606 email: firstname.lastname@example.org ; or Ms Melanie Wan (Manager (Media), Communications and Public Affairs Office) tel: 2859 2600 email: email@example.com
Sharing Seminar of CADENZA Community Project: Transitional Care for Stroke Patients.
- Share with medical and social welfare professionals the experience in operating stroke rehabilitation program
- Explore future rehabilitation service model
Date: 26 April 2012 (Thursday)
Time: 10:30 am - 12:30 pm
Venue: Lecture Theatre, 2/F, Clinical Sciences Building, Prince of Wales Hospital, Shatin
For media enquiries, please contact Ms Cindy Wong at tel: 2799 8118
HKUL Centenary Book Talk: Dr Raees Baig on East and West
About the Book
In June of 1997, over a century and a half of British rule in Hong Kong came to an end. Chris Patten writes about his experiences as the last governor of the colony of Hong Kong. He explains why he adopted the stance that he did, and how he fought his battles.
Speaker: Dr Raees Baig (碧樺依博士)
Moderator: Dr Law Chi Kwong (羅致光博士), Department of Social Work and Social Administration, HKU
Date: 27 April 2012 (Friday)
Time: 7:15 - 9:00 pm
Venue: Multi-purpose Area, Level 3, Main Library, The University of Hong Kong
About the Speaker
After receiving her doctoral degree, Raees joined the Hong Kong Council of Social Service and is currently responsible for the project on social impact assessment. Prior to her study, she worked for the Hong Kong Human Rights Monitor and was responsible for the campaign on anti-racial discrimination and other human rights issues, such as children's rights and sexual orientation.
Raees obtained her doctorate degree from the University of Hong Kong with her thesis focused on racial equality and policy making in Hong Kong. She has actively presented at local and international conferences on research areas including migration, colonialism and human rights development.
Raees has also been actively involved in community affairs, especially in the areas concerning equality and human rights. In actively upholding her passion for advocacy work, she is also a serving board member for Hong Kong Unison and Amnesty International, Hong Kong Section.
For enquiries, please contact Marina Yeung by email at mstyeung@HKUCC-COM.hku.hk
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