Newsletter No. 480

学者 · 旅人 (页10) The Scholar Traveller ( p. 10 ) Photo by ISO staff 编见 英语可以视作第二语言来教与学,但如果视它为第二天职,学生就会学得更有效,而且乐在其中。 起码,中大英语教学单位主管是秉持这份信念的,她向《中大通讯》提到自己如何打破常规,让各 科学生获取教学单位种种资源,从中有所裨益,又能向教学团队亲炙语言学习之道。 陈英凝,中大公共徖生学院教授及CCOUC灾害与人道救援研究所所长,比一般医生肩负更多任务, 救急扶危与启导学生投身其中,同为她重中之重的天职。她描述自己还是本科生的时候,在津巴 布韦亲睹新生婴儿夭折,几年后在泰国看见一位白衣天使照料垂死爱滋病人,这都是她人道救援 学习之始。 此外,我们恭贺杨汝万教授(右图)获西安大略大学颁授荣誉博士衔,也扼要概述他漫长而辉煌 的事业,包括加入中大以前和之后的轨迹。总括而言,近五十年来,他出版了五十四本书,跑过八十 多个国家,把世界景观化为二万张幻灯片,又岂是一个荣誉学衔可以概括。 近几星期以来的天气极度炎热又不稳定,让我们知道盛夏将至。各位读者,我们8月底再见吧,记 得躲避似火骄阳和倾盆大雨。 Editorially Speaking English may be taught and learned as a second language, but if it is also regarded as a second calling it would be more productive and enjoyable to its learners. At least that’s what the Director of the English Language Teaching Unit at CUHK suggested. She talked to the Newsletter about how she broke the mould to make sure that students from different disciplines can access and benefit from the plethora of the unit’s resources and the attention and expert advice of her team. Emily Chan, a professor of public health and director of CCOUC, may be doing so much more than an ordinary doctor does. Helping people in dire circumstances and teaching students how to do the same is to her a calling of the first order. She recounted to us the dawning of her benevolent leanings when she, as an undergraduate, witnessed the death of a newborn in Zimbabwe and a few years later how a dying AIDS patient in Thailand was nursed by an angel. We next congratulate Prof. Yeung Yue-man ( right photo ), who received an honorary doctorate from the University of Western Ontario, and take a short overview of his long and illustrious career, pre- and post-CUHK included. By any count, a tally of 54 books, footprints in over 80 countries, and preserving the world’s images in 20,000 slides in the span of a half-century of service is something no honorary conferment can even approximate. Extreme heat and unstable weather in recent weeks have given us a glimpse of the summer ahead. Until we meet again in late August, Readers, stay out of the sun and the downpour. for donating over 6,000 items of Sin Fung Ming Cantonese Opera Troupe Cantonese opera diva, Prof. Joseph J.Y. Sung thanks 捐赠六千多件任白粤剧藏品 白雪仙 沈祖尧校长感谢 粤剧名伶 Dr. Pak Suet-sin, 480 · 19.6.2016 1 480 19 · 6 · 2016