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A Pure Heart – Hu Shiu-ying

The twenty-second of May was named as Shiu-Ying Hu Day to commemorate Prof. Hu Shiu-ying, a world renowned botanist, who passed away on 22 May, 2012.

In 1968, Prof. Hu joined CUHK as a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Biology of Chung Chi College and continued her research work in the diversity of Hong Kong vegetation. During her time at the University, she helped to set up the first herbarium at CUHK for teaching and research. Over the years, Prof. Hu collected over 30,000 specimens. She was affectionately known to her colleagues as a walking encyclopedia on botany. She once said, ‘The motivation for my research is to go into nature and unify with it.’

Born in the last few years of the Qing Dynasty, Prof. Hu witnessed major changes in China and the world. Regardless of the ups and downs of her time, she had so much joy out of her life that she said, ‘When I am fully engaged with nature, there is no sorrow, but only joy.’

To celebrate Shiu-Ying Hu Day, a video of Prof. Hu’s story was made as one of the ‘CU50 • The People’ video series. Let’s watch the video of Prof. Hu’s inspiring life story and appreciate her purity of heart towards nature and research.

CUHK Conferred Honorary Fellowships

The Chinese University of Hong Kong held its Fourteenth Honorary Fellowship Conferment Ceremony on 11 May. Five distinguished persons had conferred upon them honorary fellowships in recognition of their remarkable contributions to the University and the community. They include, Mr. Choi Park-lai, who is well-known in both local and overseas Chinese communities for his invaluable contributions to the preservation and development of traditional Chinese folk culture (especially geomancy); Mr. Lau Chor-tak, a prominent entrepreneur and philanthropist; Dr. Li Wai-tat Walton, the Chairman of the Board of Directors and the Medical Superintendent, Hong Kong Sanatorium & Hospital, and Clinical Associate Professor (honorary), Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences of CUHK; Mr. Yau Ying-sum William, a distinguished entrepreneur in the garment industry and alumnus of CUHK; and Dr. Yu Yui-chiu, an experienced legal professional.

Please click the video button to watch the highlight of the ceremony.

Green Captures of CUHK

Located on the hill side, the campus of CUHK is filled with the refreshing fragrances of nature all year round. Vivid colors from different varieties of trees and flowers, delicate sounds from beautiful birds and busy insects enable you to immerse yourself in the natural world at any moment.

To promote the natural beauty of the University and encourage green living, the Jockey Club Museum of Climate Change (MoCC) of CUHK hosted the Eco Tour Photo Contest 2015. Participants were required to capture the most spectacular scenery or environmentally friendly facilities on the campus.

The contest was completed successfully and the 39 best entries are now on display at MoCC until August 31, 2015.

Eco Tour Photo Exhibition:
Venue: 8th Floor, Yasumoto International Academic Park
Date: 16 May to 31 August
Opening hours:  9:30 am - 5:00 pm (Mon, Tue, Thu to Sat)
Closed on Wed, Sun and public holidays

Champion of Open Group - Fong Ka-wai

First Runner-up of Open Group - Wong Chi-keung

Second Runner-up of Open Group - Lam Kwok-on

Merit of Open Group - Lam Hiu-man

Merit of Open Group - Tong Ka-ying Clara

Merit of Open Group - Lee Sau-chun

Champion of Student Group - Lui Yan-nin

First Runner-up of Student Group & Most Creative Award - Sit Tsz-kit

Second Runner-up of Student Group - Tam Kin-long

Merit of Student Group - Sit Tsz-kit

Merit of Student Group - Fung Hon-shing

Merit of Student Group - Wong Hoi-yan

My Favourite Award (online voting) - Suen Tsz-keung

My Favourite Award (online voting) - Lau Yat-ying

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