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CUHK Mooncake for Charity

"CUHK Mooncake", which has been introduced by CUHK for the first time, can be ordered now. The mooncake is not only a delicious festive delicacy but also signifies CUHK’s commitment to social services.

“CUHK Mooncake”, made of low sugar white lotus seed paste with two yolks, is produced by Caritas La Vie, a social enterprise in Hong Kong which provides job opportunities for the recovering mentally disabled through its baking workshop.

For each box of “CUHK Mooncake” sold, the CUHK‧Care service team will deliver a free mooncake to the elderly in Shatin or Taipo in September. All CUHK staff, students and alumni are welcome to enroll as volunteers of CUHK‧Care team and bring greetings and care to the elderly.

Moreover, profit gained from the mooncake sales will be donated to support the I‧CARE Programme of the University, which facilitates CUHK students’ initiatives in community services.

Please click the link below for ordering "CUHK Mooncake" and joining CUHK‧Care service team.


Statues on Campus

Walking through the scenic campus of CUHK, have you ever noticed that various statues have been erected at different spots in this natural setting, bringing a personal, human touch to the University landscape? There are statues of historical figures, founding members of the University and colleges, world renowned scholars, and influential persons in society. The people they honour have inspired students with their quest for knowledge and great perseverance in achieving their goals.

The busts of Professor the Honourable Jao Tsung-I, world-renowned sinologist and Dante Alighieri, are at the University Library, watching over students in their pursuit of knowledge among the books. The statue of Prof. Charles Kao has been erected at the podium outside Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building, so that generations of engineering students can look to this scientific giant for the inspiration to innovate and to excel. Facing the University Mall is the statue of Prof. Yang Chen-ning, which sees graduates processing to their graduation ceremony, year after year. Sitting in the Institute of Chinese Studies, is the statue of Dr. Li Choh-ming, the founding Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, a silent witness to its development.

Now, let's follow the camera and observe more statues around the campus.

Li Choh-ming
Institute of Chinese Studies
Yang Chen-ning
Rooftop Garden of Lady Shaw
Charles Kao
Ho Sin-Hang Engineering Building
Dante Alighieri
University Library
Jao Tsung-i
University Library
Sun Yat-sen
Shaw College
New Asia College
Li Shi-zhen
Teaching Clinic for Chinese Medicine
Ch'ien Mu
New Asia College Ch'ien Mu Library

Professor Dennis Lo Honored with AACC Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award

Prof. Dennis Lo, Director of the Li Ka Shing Institute of Health Sciences, Li Ka Shing Professor of Medicine and Professor of Chemical Pathology of CUHK, has been honored with the 2015 Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award. This most prestigious award, presented by the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), is for Professor Lo’s pioneering and revolutionary work in the use of plasma DNA for developing a new generation of molecular diagnostics.

The Wallace H. Coulter Lectureship Award recognizes outstanding individuals who have demonstrated a lifetime commitment and made important contributions to and had a significant impact on education, practice and research in laboratory medicine or patient care. So far there are only eight awardees, and Prof. Dennis Lo is the only Chinese scholar receiving this honor.

Professor Lo joined CUHK in 1997. In the same year, he discovered the presence of cell-free fetal DNA in maternal plasma. He and his colleagues are instrumental in making non-invasive DNA-based prenatal testing a clinical reality. His team has developed a Down syndrome test that has been adopted in over 60 countries and has been used by over a million pregnant women. With the use of massively parallel sequencing and the development of novel bioinformatics strategies, Professor Lo’s group succeeded in deciphering a genome-wide genetic map of the fetus through the analysis of traces of fragmented DNA floating in the blood of pregnant women. This scientific achievement lays the foundation for developing non-invasive prenatal diagnostic tests for multiple genetic diseases.

Let’s watch the video of Prof. Dennis Lo, one of the “CU50 • The People” video series, and find out more about his revolutionary research.

"CU50•The People” Ch'ien Mu

Research Excellence at CUHK

Sylvia Chang on ‘Failure is the Nutrient of Success’
Public Lecture of Drug Safety Series: Cardio-cerebrovascular Disease
Lecture on “Non-core Liabilities and Bank Risk: Evidence from the U.S. Bank Holding Companies”
CUHK Pi Centre: E-Marketing Workshop

CUHK SZRI Initiates National Key Basic Research Programme 'Simulations and Estimations of Interactions between Human Activities and Global Changes'

CUHK Professor Diana Lee Inducted as Fellow of American Academy of Nursing

CUHK Jockey Club Initiative Gaia Holds the ‘Green Economy and Technology’ Forum

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