23 September 2019

CUHK 55th Anniversary “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
CUHK Professor Chiu Chi-yue Gives the Seventh Lecture



Professor Chiu Chi-yue, Dean of The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK)’s Faculty of Social Science, spoke on the topic “Mindset and Success: the Psychology of a Flourishing Life” in the seventh lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series today (23 September). The lecture drew about 200 CUHK staff members and students, alumni, secondary school students and members of the public. Professor Chiu talked about his experiences and achievements in his field of academic research. He had a fruitful discussion with the moderator and also took questions from the audience.

Everybody craves a flourishing life, but what is the formula for it? A research shows that growth mindset is a major component. Growth mindset refers to the belief that one’s talents can be developed with effort, learning and dedication. In this lecture, Professor Chiu illustrated with scientific evidence how cherishing this belief confers hope in the face of frustrating obstacles and supports perseverance despite disheartening failures, and thus enables people to relish in accomplishments through traversing the peaks and valleys of life. He also recommended practices that can be performed to help oneself and one’s family build a flourishing life in trying times. 

CUHK “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

To celebrate the 55th anniversary of CUHK, the University is conducting “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series which assembles the wisdom, strength and distinction of CUHK experts from across different disciplines and disseminates these in the community. The eight lectures cover various topics including translational medicine, artificial intelligence, food supply and sustainable agriculture, physics and the universe, history and psychology. Outstanding CUHK professors are presenting to the public their research experience and achievements and delivering abstruse knowledge in laymen’s terms. 

Professor Tony Mok Shu-kam, Chairman of the Department of Clinical Oncology, CUHK’s Faculty of medicine will present the last lecture under “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series on 14 October. The title of his lecture is “The Long and Winding Road to Conquer Cancer”. Please visit the following website for details: https://www.55.cuhk.edu.hk/event/view/37?lang=en

 

Professor Chiu Chi-yue, Dean of CUHK’s Faculty of Social Science, speaks on the topic “Mindset and Success: the Psychology of a Flourishing Life” in the seventh lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series
Professor Chiu Chi-yue, Dean of CUHK’s Faculty of Social Science, speaks on the topic “Mindset and Success: the Psychology of a Flourishing Life” in the seventh lecture of “The Pursuit of Wisdom” Public Lecture Series

Professor Chiu has a fruitful discussion with the moderator Kengo Ip  (left, an alumnus of CUHK)
Professor Chiu has a fruitful discussion with the moderator Kengo Ip (left, an alumnus of CUHK)

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