e-bulletin (Issue 97) - 16 Aug 2017

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16 Aug 2017 (Issue 97)   

    Great Speakers Series  

The OUHK Great Speakers Series is a distinguished public lecture series featuring prominent speakers from various sectors. Through broadcast as part of the Open for Learning programme on TVB Pearl, it is accessible by all in Hong Kong, turning all of Hong Kong into an OUHK lecture hall. A range of previous talks are now in store. Please visit www.ouhk.edu.hk/greatspeakers to watch the programme replay.

    'Million Dollar Matching Challenge' Kick-off Ceremony cum Fun Day  

The University has been granted a piece of land on Sheung Shing Street right across the Main Campus and is setting out to build a new complex, the OUHK Jockey Club Institute of Healthcare. In support of this development, it is organizing a Fun Day to kick start the 'Million Dollar Matching Challenge', a fundraising campaign under the auspices of Council Chairman Mr Michael Wong. Come join us for a kaleidoscope of family friendly games and entertainments, and bring home free souvenirs!

Date: 17 September (Sun)
Time: 1:00 – 5:00 pm
Venue: Jockey Club Campus

    IIBG Distinguished Professor seminar  

This seminar by Prof. Tseng Chin-chin from National Taiwan Normal University will look at the project-based learning method as a student-centred pedagogy to help second-language Chinese learners discover problems in pronunciation as the teacher guides them to find solutions with an acoustic spectrogram.

Topic: 'In Class Pronunciation Diagnosis through PBL Method and Acoustic Spectrogram: a Study of Chinese as a Second Language'
Date: 19 August (Sat)
Time: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Venue: Chan Cheung Tak Lecture Theatre (E0311), 3/F, Jockey Club Campus

    Mathematics lecture by Fields Medalist  

IRITS, joining hands with the International Mathematical Olympiad Hong Kong Committee, is presenting a public lecture by Russian-American mathematician and Fields Medalist Prof. Efim Isaakovich Zelmanov. The lecture is part of the Third International Congress in Algebras and Combinatorics (ICAC 2017).

Topic: 'Mathematics: Science or Art?'
Chaired by: Prof. Lam Siu-por
Date: 27 August (Sun)
Time: 3:00 – 4:00 pm
Venue: Chan Cheung Tak Lecture Theatre (E0311), 3/F, Jockey Club Campus

    Seminar on corpus-based research methodology and its applications  

In this public seminar, Prof. Stefan Th. Gries from the Department of Linguistics of University of California, Santa Barbara will discuss a comprehensive way of exploring co-occurrence phenomena in corpora, which goes way beyond what mere co-occurrence frequencies can offer and at the same time is compatible with recent findings in corpus-based and computational psycholinguistics.

Topic: 'On the Study of Co-occurrence in Corpus Data: Against Frequency and Towards a More Multi-dimensional View'
Date: 8 September (Fri)
Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 nn
Venue: Tai Ning Hall (A1217), 12/F, Block A, Main Campus

    Symposium on Open and Innovative Education  

The Symposium on Open and Innovative Education aims to bring together scholars in relevant fields around the globe for addressing prominent issues, exchanging research ideas and exploring collaboration. The Symposium features keynotes delivered by renowned scholars to present the latest developments in open education, technology-enhanced learning and learning analytics. It also includes presentations of research findings and innovative practices by local scholars. A discussion forum will be held to exchange views on opportunities and challenges in the field.

Date: 27 October (Fri)
Time: 9:30 am – 5:00 pm (Tentative)
Venue: Jockey Club Council Chamber, 12/F, Block A, Main Campus

Please click here for the programme rundown and registration. Registration is free and open to all on a first come first served basis subject to seat availability.

      Early Childhood Education Programmes  

Please refer to the Chinese version.


      Diploma in Health Studies (Community Health Care)  

Please refer to the Chinese version.


    Language Enhancement Courses  

The School of Education and Languages offers language studies programmes in English language, Chinese language and a number of language enhancement courses in English, Chinese and Putonghua. These courses last for one to two semesters and are suitable for those who wish to enhance their language proficiency.

    National Putonghua Proficiency Test  

Test date: 27 – 30 October
Enquiries: 2768 5807 or el@ouhk.edu.hk


      Professional Bodies Recognition  

The business programmes offered by The Lee Shau Kee School of Business and Administration are recognized by a number of leading local and international professional bodies. A range of exemptions and memberships have been granted to the OUHK graduates.

    Recent highlights  

  Post-Multilingualism, Linguistic Creativity and New Chinglish
  MPF Day 2017 (in Cantonese)
  Great Speakers Series: From Natural Flyers to Advances in Aerospace Engineering (in Putonghua)

       Alumni Linkage keeps you updated  

The Alumni Affairs Office of the Public Affairs Unit is going to launch a brand new bimonthly e-newsletter exclusively for alumni, Alumni Linkage, in September. Apart from keeping you updated on news and events at the University, the newsletter will devote a column to good news from individual alumni. Stay tuned!


       New benefits for Alumni Link members  

Good news! Some benefits for members have been extended and new benefits are now available:

  Alumni Link members can enjoy discount offers from the OUSU Notebook Program 2017. For details, please click here.
  DHL – enjoy 20% discount on outbound shipment for document and non-document items by quoting promo code 'SMEM20'. Besides, an additional ice-cream coupon will be offered.
  Eating Adventures – enjoy 15% discount on food tours.
By presenting the Alumni Link membership card, members can enjoy lots of benefits and privileges. For details and the terms and conditions, please visit www.ouhk.edu.hk/alumnibenefits.

(Alumni groups formed by volunteer alumni)

For contact details of the alumni groups, please visit webpage www.ouhk.edu.hk/alumnigroups.



Enquiries: 2768 6361