16 March 2020

CUHK Hosts a Series of Online Public Talks for Students to Broaden Knowledge during the Pandemic



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) will host the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series for students to encourage ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in various areas during the pandemic. Demonstrating the vibrant academic environment of CUHK, eight public talks will be presented by CUHK scholars in simple terms, outstanding in their areas of expertise, through online platform. The talks are free to the public, in particular local secondary and college students and those from the Mainland and overseas countries.

The first talk presented by Professor Alan Kam Leung CHAN, Provost of CUHK on the theme of “Higher Learning in the Era of Industry 4.0” will be held on 20 March and a Q & A session is arranged for greater interaction between the speaker and participants. The outstanding scholars from a number of faculties will give their views on their respective areas of expertise. The topics cover artificial intelligence (AI), gravitational waves, the application of robots in education for Special Educational Needs students, and the law of treasure hunting, amongst others. Details of the talks are as follows. For more information on the arrangement and speakers’ profiles, please visit https://againstcovid19.cuhk.edu.hk/class-acts-online-talk/.

Date

Time

Speaker

Topic

 Language

20 March (Fri)

 

4 p.m.

Professor Alan Kam Leung CHAN, Provost of CUHK

Higher Learning in the Era of Industry 4.0

English

25 March (Wed)

4 p.m.

Professor Irwin Kuo Chin KING, Professor, Department of Computer Science and Engineering

A Traveler’s Guide to the 3-pound Universe

English

27 March (Fri)

4 p.m.

Professor Tingting FAN, Assistant Professor, Department of Marketing

Love at First Swipe: Innovations for Online Dating

English

31 March (Tue)

4 p.m.

Dr. Shiu Sing TONG, Senior Lecturer, Department of Physics

What Do Gravitational Waves Tell Us?

Cantonese

1 April (Wed)

12:30 p.m.

Professor Steven GALLAGHER, Associate Dean (Teaching and Learning), Faculty of Law

Chinese Shipwrecks and the Law of Treasure Hunting

 

English

29 April
(Wed)

4 p.m.

Professor Ian MORLEY, Associate Professor, Department of History

City Development and Urban History

English

5 May
(Tue)

4 p.m.

Professor Catherine Wing Chee SO, Associate Professor, Department of Educational Psychology

Robots as Mentors for Children with Autism

Cantonese

11 May
(Mon)

4 p.m.

Dr. Jeremy Yuen Chun TEOH, Assistant Professor, Division of Urology, Department of Surgery, Faculty of Medicine

What I Have Learnt as a Surgeon

English

CUHK will host the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series. Eight public talks will be presented by CUHK scholars, outstanding in their areas of expertise.
CUHK will host the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series. Eight public talks will be presented by CUHK scholars, outstanding in their areas of expertise.