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"Colouring Old Hong Kong" Book Talk / Digital Brush: The Photographic Process of Fu Wenjun / Poetics of Lyricism 詩意的抒情
"Colouring Old Hong Kong" Book Talk Jan 23
Dr Otto Lam 林準祥 (PhD 2007) and historian Dr Peter Cunich present a new collection of full-colour photographs from 1948-1970, including some of the earliest surviving colour views of the city and its environs. 6:30pm, 2/F, Main Library. Details and registration.

Digital Brush: The Photographic Process of Fu Wenjun
Until Jan 23

After Fresh Rain in the Mountains showcases the artist's lavish use of ink, which forms a 3 x 3 grid of raised squares. G/F Gallery, Run Run Shaw Tower. Details.

Poetics of Lyricism 詩意的抒情 Jan 24-26
Tenor Ian Bostridge, recognised as one of today's finest interpreters of Franz Schubert, will be joined by pianist Saskia Giorgini.
"Music in Words with Ian Bostridge", Jan 24 (Thu), 7pm. Registration.
Two concerts in the Grand Hall on Jan 25 (Fri) and Jan 26 (Sat), both at 8pm. Details and ticketing.
Can We Save Our World? Religion and Ecology
Can We Save Our World? Religion and Ecology Jan 28
Professor John Milbank, world-renowned theologian and philosopher, will consider how the idea of creatio ex nihilo (creation out of nothing), found in Judaism, Christianity and Islam, can help us rethink our role and responsibilities in relation to ecological crises. Rayson Huang Theatre, 7pm. Details and registration.
U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Trump Era: Beyond the Headlines
U.S. Public Diplomacy in the Trump Era: Beyond the Headlines Jan 23
Shun Hing College and the Asia Society co-present a dialogue between Adam Clayton Powell III, an expert in international communications, and Professor Ying Chan, Master of Shun Hing College and Founding Director of the Journalism and Media Studies Centre (1999-2016). At the Asia Society Hong Kong Center, 5:30pm. Free admission. Details and registration.
AsiaGlobal Institute
Asia Global Institute

AGI Lecture: "How Will China Democratize?" Speaker: Yoshikazu Kato, AGI Adjunct Associate Professor. Moderator: Zhiwu Chen 陳志武, Victor and William Fung Professorship in Economics and AGI Director. Jan 22 (Tue), Details and registration.

AsiaGlobal Online Journal: Humans have altered Earth to such an extent that it has entered a new age.
Julia Adeney Thomas analyses "Why the 'Anthropocene' Is Not Climate Change and Why It Matters."
Chelsea Liu explores how "More Women in Boardrooms Means Greener, Better Business".
Vice-President elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences
Professor Andy Hor 賀子森,
Vice-President (Research) and Chair Professor of Metallic Chemistry & Materials, Elected Fellow of European Academy of Sciences (EurASc)

A chemistry scholar, Professor Hor specialises in the design, synthesis and structural analysis of novel molecules. EurASc has about 600 Fellows, over 10% of whom are Nobel Laureates and Fields Medalists from over 40 countries. Details.
Discovery in Fighting Viruses
Discovery in Fighting Viruses
A Medical team led by Professor Yuen Kwok-yung 袁國勇, Henry Fok Professor in Infectious Diseases, and Dr Shuofeng Yuan 袁碩峰 discovered a chemical compound that could lead the way to a novel broad-spectrum antiviral drug. The finding was publishing in leading journal Nature Communications (image). Details.
Engineering Scholars Elected IEEE Fellows
Dr Lijun Jiang 姜立軍 of the Department of Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Professor Yizhou Yu 俞益洲 of the Department of Computer Science were elected as 2019 Fellows of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE), the world's largest association of technical professionals. Details.

Award from China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering
Professor Z Q Yue 岳中琦 from the Department of Civil Engineering and his team won the second class award of the 9th Science and Technology Award from the China Society for Rock Mechanics and Engineering. They studied why large ancient underground rock caverns, the Longyou Grottoes in Zhejiang Province, remained intact for thousands of years. Details.
Student Earthquake Model Awarded
Student Earthquake Model Awarded
An engineering postgraduate team led by Associate Professor Ray Su 蘇啟亮 designed and constructed a building model capable of withstanding an earthquake. They won six awards at "Introducing and Demonstrating Earthquake Engineering Research in Schools". Details.
Implant Start-up to Compete Globally
Implant Start-up to Compete Globally
Lifespans, a start-up formed by HKU professors and alumni, won top prize at the Inaugural Hello Tomorrow Singapore Regional Summit. It tackles complications stemming from orthopaedic implants mostly used by the elderly. As regional champions, Lifespans will be in competition at the Global Summit in March in Paris. Details.
Taught Postgraduate Programmes (TPP)

Applications are open for multiple diploma, master and doctorate programmes. Full details on TPP are here.

Upcoming information session: Master of Laws in Arbitration and Dispute Resolution - Jan 21 (Mon)

The deadline for the Postgraduate Diploma in Education (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language) has been extended to Feb 28 (Thu). Details.

The School of Biological Sciences invites applicants for three master programmes, in Environmental Management, Food Safety and Toxicology, and the Food Industry: Management & Marketing. Details.

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