Newsletter No. 36

中 I 大 — 通 — 讯 CUHK Newsletter Vol 3-11 No. 36 November 1992 University News The 44th Congregation The University's 44th congregation for the conferment of honorary and higher degrees was held at the Sir Run Run Shaw Hall on 15th October. HE the Governor and Chancellor of the University, the Rt. Hon. Christopher Patten, officiated at the ceremony, which was attended by over 1,000 graduates, guests and parents. The Chancellor conferred the degree of Doctor of Laws, honoris causa, on Mrs. Alice K. Y. Lam, JP, and Mr. Wilson T. S. Wang, OBE, JP, and the degree of Doctor of Science, honoris causa, on Prof. Tsui Lap Chee. Due to unforeseen cancellation of flights, Prof. Ezra Vogel of Harvard University was unable to come to Hong Kong on time to receive the honorary degree of Doctor of Social Science in person. He was supposed to represent the honorary graduates to address the congregation, and because of his absence, Prof. Byron Weng of the Department of Government and Public Administration delivered his speech - ‘The Twains Shall Meet’ - on his behalf. Citations for the honorary graduates were written and delivered by Dr. Y. H. Chou of the Department of English. The full text of the citations and Prof. Vogel's speech will be published in the Chinese University Bulletin (Autumn-Winter 1992 issue). The congregation also saw the award of higher degrees to 288 graduates, including one Doctor of Medicine, 12 Doctors of Philosophy, 108 Masters of Philosophy, 28 Masters of Arts, two Masters of Divinity, 93 Masters of Business Administration, 21 Masters of Arts (Education), 20 Masters of Science, two Masters of Social Science and one Master of Social Work. Outstanding graduates were introduced to the Chancellor at a tea reception held after the ceremony at the Benjamin Franklin Centre. 1

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