29 April 2020

“Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series
CUHK Professor Ian Morley Gives the Sixth Talk



The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has organised the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series. It helps students in ongoing learning at home and self-improvement by acquiring knowledge in different areas during the pandemic. In the sixth talk today (29 April) broadcasted on YouTube and the CUTV website, Professor Ian Morley from the Department of History spoke on the topic “City Development and Urban History”. The talk was free of charge and gave many CUHK students, staff members, alumni and members of the public, both local and overseas, an understanding of Professor Morley’s insight on the topic of urban development and urban history.

People have limited knowledge of the urban places that they live in, the places they visit when they travel, or the places where globalised business occurs. In the talk, after introducing the history of urban development, Professor Morley led the viewers to examine how studying urban history can help us to better interpret the development of modern cities. He also responded to previously submitted questions from viewers.  

Professor Catherine So from the Department of Educational Psychology will give the next talk to be broadcast on 5 May 2020 at 4:00 pm on the topic “Robots as Mentors for Children with Autism”. She will introduce the application of social robots in treating autism and summarise the empirical research on their effectiveness.

About the “Class Acts” CUHK Online Talk Series

Eight online public talks are being given in simple terms, by CUHK scholars outstanding in their areas of expertise. The talks are free to the public, in particular local students and those from the Mainland and overseas.

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. For more information on the other talks and arrangements, please visit https://againstcovid19.cuhk.edu.hk/class-acts-online-talk/.

Professor Ian Morley from the Department of History speaks on the topic “City Development and Urban History”.
Professor Ian Morley from the Department of History speaks on the topic “City Development and Urban History”.

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CUHK in Touch (September 2020 Issue)
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