Newsletter No. 291

第二九一期 二零零七年一月十九日 No. 291 19 January 2007 1 第二九一期 二零零七年一月十九日 No. 291 19 January 2007 中 文大学校长刘遵义教授上月二十六日前往北 京,亲授荣誉文学博士证书予誉满中外的艺术 大师吴冠中教授。 吴教授因事未能莅港出席去年十二月的颁授学位典 礼,接受荣誉文学博士学位,大学为郑重其事,由刘 遵义教授专诚前往北京,奉赠荣誉文学博士证书予吴 教授。吴教授及夫人亲临典礼,出席嘉宾包括国家科 学技术部部长兼中大工程学院荣誉教授徐冠华院士 、 二零零六年中大荣誉理学博士兼国家遥感地理信息系 统科学创建人陈述彭院士,以及二零零四年中大荣誉 理学博士兼国家首位登上太空的航天员杨利伟博士。 刘校长表示,吴教授接受中大荣誉学位乃中大之幸, 他说:「吴教授是学贯中西的艺术大师,毕生与画卷 笔墨结下不解之缘,更在中国水墨画与西方油画两大 传统之间,另辟蹊径,树立独特的个人画风,为国际 画坛开创一番新气象。」 吴教授在典礼上致辞说:「诗人和画家创造了杰出的 作品,获得了广大人民的承认,震撼了社会,社会才 承认画家和诗人的地位,给予荣誉。一切荣誉应赐给 作品,赐给创造。」他亦表示:「科学探索宇宙的奥 秘,文艺探索感情的奥秘。文艺创造不是追寻源头, 而是探寻未知。我深深感谢中文大学这份历史久远的 荣誉推进了社会的前进!」 吴教授驰誉国际,获奖无数。英国伦敦大英博物馆 曾于一九九二年为他举行名为「吴冠 中—二十世纪的中国画家」画展,并 为画展出版画集,为该馆首次为在世 华人举行画展。 吴教授早于一九八六年担任中大艺术 系校外评审委员,并曾莅校访问,多 年来为艺术系及文物馆的发展提供宝 贵意见。 P rof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice- Chancellor of The Chinese University, presented the certificate of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa , to Prof. Wu Guanzhong, a virtuoso of Chinese painting, in Beijing on 26 December 2006. The University had already conferred the degree of Doctor of Literature, honoris causa , on Prof. Wu at its 63rd Congregation for Conferment of Degrees held on 7 December 2006. Prof. Wu was unable to attend the ceremony due to personal reasons. To highlight the importance of the gesture, Prof. Lau represented CUHK to personally present the certificate to Prof. Wu in Beijing. The ceremony was attended by Prof. Wu and Mrs. Wu; Minister Xu Guanhua, Minister of Science and Technology, and honorary professor of the CUHK Faculty of Engineering; Prof. Chen Shupeng, pioneer in remote sensing and geoinformation science research in China and honorary graduate of CUHK in 2006; and Dr. Yang Liwei, astronaut who commanded China’s first manned space flight and honorary graduate of CUHK in 2004. 刘遵义校长赠授荣誉文学博士证书予吴冠中教授 Vice-Chancellor Presents Honorary Doctor of Literature Certificate to Virtuoso Artist Prof. Wu Guanzhong 刘 遵义校长于上月七至十一日率领九人代表团出访 澳洲,加强与当地顶尖大学的联系,以实现中大 朝向更国际化的目标。 中大加强与澳洲著名大学联系 CUHK Strengthens Ties with Leading Australian Universities internationalization of CUHK. The delegation visited Australian National University, the University of Melbourne and the University of Sydney. They met with leaders of the universities and key researchers in their respective fields. A number of exciting prospects to foster closer collaboration between CUHK and the three universities are under investigation. During the visit, the CUHK Alumni Association Australia received the delegation in Sydney and some 100 alumni and their family members warmly welcomed the delegation. The Vice-Chancellor also met with friends of the University in Australia, including philanthropist Mr. Alex Yasumoto and former Prime Minister of Australia the Hon. Robert Hawke. ThedelegationincludedPro-Vice-ChancellorProf.Jack Cheng, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Registrar Prof. Billy So, Director of the Epithelial Cell Biology Research Centre Prof. Chan Hsiao Chang, Associate Dean (Education) of the Faculty of Engineering Prof. Chan Lai Wan, Director of the School of Law Prof. Mike McConville, Chairman of the Department of English Prof. David Parker, Director of the UGC– AoE on Plant and Fungal Biotechnology Centre Prof. Samuel Sun, and Senior Programme Manager of the Office of Academic Links Ms. Shally Fan. 中大代表团访问了澳洲国立大学、墨尔本大学和悉尼大 学,与大学主要领导和研究人员会面,并讨论开展更深 入协作的可行性。 访问期间,澳洲香港中文大学校友会于悉尼设宴款待代 表团,近一百名校友和家属出席。刘教授亦探访了中大 的友好,包括著名慈善家康本健守先生和澳洲前总理霍 克先生。 代表团成员包括副校长郑振耀教授、协理副校长兼教务 长苏基朗教授、上皮细胞生物学研究中心主任陈小章教 授、工程学院副院长(教育)陈丽云教授、法律学院主 任麦高伟教授、英文系系主任 David Parker 教授、教育 资助委员会卓越学科领域植物及真菌生物科技中心主任 辛世文教授,以及学术交流处主任范瑞欣女士。 V ice-Chancellor Prof. Lawrence J. Lau led a nine-member delegation to Australia from 7 to 11 December 2006 to strengthen the University’s ties with leading Australian universities. The visit is part of an outreach programme launched for the 刘遵义校长 (右) 致赠纪念品予澳洲国立大学校长 Ian Chubb 教授 Prof. Lawrence J. Lau (right), Vice-Chancellor of CUHK, presenting souvenir to Prof. Ian Chubb, Vice-Chancellor of Australian National University 吴冠中教授 (左) 签署荣誉博士名册 Prof. Wu Guanzhong (left) signing the Roll of Honorary Graduates

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