Newsletter No. 42

中大通讯 CUHK Newsletter Vol 4‧5 No. 42 May 1993 University News International Meeting on Eye Surgery 30th Anniversary Celebration Activities Highlights from 16th May to 30th June • Management Education Conference Date: 26th to 28th May Venue: Regal Riverside Hotel Organizer: Faculty of Business Administration • International Symposium on Curriculum Changes of Chinese Community in South East Asia: Challenges of the 21 st Century Date: 21st to 23rd June Venue: Lady Shaw Building and Cho Yiu Conference Hall Organizer: Faculty of Education • International Conference on the Development of Contemporary China Studies Date: 25th June Venue: Hotel Furama Kempinski Hong Kong Organizer: Universities Service Centre Ov e r 200 vitreoretinal surgeons and delegates from all over the world converged in Hong Kong to attend 'Hong Kong Retina 1993' - the fourth meeting of Schepens International Society (SIS) which took place from 30th March to 2nd April at the Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre. The function was jointly organized by the Eye Unit of the University's Department of Surgery and the SIS, which was formed in 1988 by a group of eye surgeons specializing in the diseases and surgery in the rear part of the eye - the vitreous and the retina. It is named after Dr. Charles L. Schepens, a prominent eye specialist hailed as one of the founders of modern retinal surgery. The society meets once every two years to provide a forum for eye specialists and surgeons to exchange information and to promote education on eye diseases. Previous meetings were all held in Europe and this was the first time such a major international meeting on eye surgery had been convened in Hong Kong. Some 150 vitreoretinal surgeons from the USA, France, Italy, Japan, Spain, Thailand, Taiwan, China and Hong Kong presented papers on the latest findings of their research. Instructional courses were also offered as part of the programme. The conference was partially supported by the Wei Lun Foundation Ltd. to celebrate the 30th anniversary of the University. NewCenter to Foster Hong Kong 一 America Exchanges Opens on CUHK Campus Educational and cultural exchanges between the United States and Hong Kong are set to flourish with the opening of the Hong Kong-America Center last month. Backed by educational organizations on both sides, the Center will embark on an ambitious programme to promote mutual understanding through its unique library resources, scholar-in-residence programme, faculty and student exchange programme, student advising service, seminars and symposiums. In Hong Kong, it aims not only to serve scholars and researchers interested in American studies, but also students and members of the public who are interested in knowing more about America. There is a 'compelling' mutual need for understanding and broader cooperation between Hong Kong and the United States in the educational, cultural and scientific fields, according to Prof. Charles K. Kao, vice-chancellor of the University and board member of the Center. The interchange and understanding that the Center 1

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