Newsletter No. 379

第三七九期 二零一一年六月四日  No. 379 4 June 2011 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at . P4 中大向八名杰出人士颁授 荣誉院士衔。 CUHK honoured eight distinguished persons with honorary fellowships. P5 「全赖书院制,中文大学 能够『大中见小』。」 ‘Thanks to its college system, CUHK can provide its students with a congenial environment despite its steady expansion.’ P10 「急症室是社会的缩影。做了 这么多年,最主要是看到社会 进步」 ‘A&E departments mirror society. After all these years in A&E, I witnessed the progress of society.’ 拜访企鹅的故乡 一百年前的1911年,挪威探险家阿蒙森到达南极点,是人类南极探索史上 重要的里程碑。一百年后的2011年,南极已不再是净土,科学家甚至发现 南极企鹅体内残留有毒污染物二恶英。这一年,两个来自中大的女孩踏上 这片冰封的大地,亲身了解当地脆弱的生态系统,体验气候变迁造成的影 响。(全文详见页2 — 3) A Journey to the Southernmost Continent In 1911, Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen led an expedition to Antarctica and became the first to reach the South Pole. One hundred years later, Antarctica is no longer the mythical Terra Australis Incognita on ancient world maps. Scientists even found that penguins in Antarctica have dioxins, toxic chemical pollutants, in them. In 2011, two girls from CUHK paid a life- changing visit to Antarctica to gain first-hand knowledge of the continent’s fragile ecosystem and learn about climate change. (For the full story, please read pp.2—3)