Newsletter No. 49

CUHK Newsletter No.49 December 1993 Mandarin and Cantonese Courses for Staff and Spouses The New Asia Yale-in-China Chinese Language Centre will again offer Mandarin and Cantonese courses to the University's staff and their spouses from 18th January to 19th April 1994. The following courses have been tentatively scheduled every Tuesday and Thursday from 2.30 to 4.15 p.m. at the Fong Shu Chuen Building: (1) Beginner's course in Mandarin for foreigners; (2) Beginner's course in Cantonese for foreigners; (3) Beginner's course in Mandarin for non-Mandarin speakers of Chinese origin; (4) Beginner's course in Cantonese for non-Cantonese speakers of Chinese origin. The size of each class w i ll be limited to eight students and the minimum number of students to form a class is four. Enrolment will be on a first-come-first-served basis. Basic tuition fee for each course is HK$3,995. The University w i ll subsidize 40 per cent of the tuition fee for all full-time academic and administrative staff as well as their spouses who are expected to be with the University for at least two years, and who are not receiving a language study subsidy from any other source. For enrolment, please contact the Chinese Language Centre at Ext. 6727-9 before 10th January 1994. Academic Equipment Grants Committee The composition of the Academic Equipment Grants Committee for the period 1st July 1993 to 30th June 1994 is as follows: Chairman Prof. Thomas C. W. Mak Members Dr. John Deeney (Faculty of Arts) Dr. Philip Fu (Faculty of Business Administration) Dr. Leslie N. K. Lo (Faculty of Education) Mr. Thomas T. C. Choy (Faculty of Engineering) Prof. Arthur K. C. L i (Faculty of Medicine) Prof. Kenneth Young (Faculty of Science) Dr. Leung Kwok (Faculty of Social Science) Prof. S. T. Chang (Science-Engineering Complex Management Committee) Mr. D. A. Gilkes Dr. Stanislaus Hu Secretary Mr. Louis Heung Committee on Water Sports Facilities Members of the Committee on Water Sports Facilities have been reappointed for two years from 1st November 1993 as follows: Chairman Mr. D. A. Gilkes Members Mr. Vincent Chen (Director of Buildings Office) Miss Hon Kwai-yue (Director, Physical Education Unit) Dr. Klaus Baumann (Staff Boat Club) Dr. Norman Y. S. Woo (Marine Science Laboratory) Secretary Mr. Yau Tze-man (representing the Director of Student Affairs) Revision of Dental Charges With effect from 1st January 1994, the University Health Service w i ll adjust the charges for dental services for University staff on Terms of Service 'A', 'B' and 'C' as well as students. For further information, please contact the dental clinic at Ext. 6412. Shaw College Activities Founder's Day Celebration Shaw College will celebrate its sixth Founder's Day on Wednesday, 12th January at 3.00 p.m. in the college's lecture theatre. Open Lecture by Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar 1994 Prof. Fei Xiao-tong, Sir Run Run Shaw Distinguished Visiting Scholar 1994, will deliver a public lecture entitled ‘Stages of the Recent Economic Development in Rural China' on Thursday, 13th January at 5.00 p.m. in the college's lecture theatre. A l l are welcome. Chung Chi College Staff Club 1993-94 Executive Committee The Chung Chi College Staff Club has elected its executive committee for the year 1993-94: Chairman Dr. Kwok Siu Tong Vice-chairman Prof. Tunney Lee Treasurer &. Welfare M r. K . C. Y u e n Secretary Ms. Amy Y. K. Cheng Sub-Committees Club House Management Dr. Leung Jin Pang Mr. Joseph W. F. Luk Cultural Activities Mr. Dang Shu Leung Mr. Stephen Hui Dr. Wong Kam Fai Membership Mr. Laurence K. W. Chiu Social Activities Dr. Fong Wing Ping Dr. Leung Yee Christmas Party The college staff club w i ll jointly organize the 1993 Christmas party with the Chung Chi College Social Committee on 20th December. Programmes will include carol singing, children's games, meeting Santa Claus, lucky draw and karaoke. For details, please call Ms. Shady Tai (6035259) or Ms. Amy Cheng (6096992). 10