Newsletter No. 352

No. 352, 4.2.2010 NEWS & EVENTS 于 2009年8月1日升格为学 院的建筑学系,在2010年 1月15日举行成立典礼,邀得香 港特别行政区财政司司长曾俊华 先生( 左六 )、发展局局长林郑月 娥女士( 左七 ),以及校长刘遵义 教授( 左五 )为主礼嘉宾。国际著 名建筑师、美国麻省理工学院建 筑系教授及系主任张永和教授 ( 左一 )更远道来港,主持专题讲 座,与建筑学院师生分享他对现 代建筑的独特见解。 曾司长祝贺学院的成立说:「过去 二十年,中大在建筑教育的佳绩 有目共睹,在绿色及可持续建筑 设计、城市规划、以至建筑科技 等范畴的教学与研究均臻精善, 最重要的是让学生了解建筑专业 可对社会有莫大贡献。学院协助重建受地震重创后的四 川所作的努力,更让我印象深刻。」他深信凭借严谨的课 程、世界级的教学人员,以及先进的设施,建筑学院可培育 出竭诚尽心的本地建筑专业人才,服务社会。 建筑学系成立于1991年。刘校长对该系过去的发展深感 满意,并祝愿升格后的建筑学院更上层楼。创院院长何培 斌教授( 右四 )表示,学院将改革教学和研究,并因应时代 转变及新的建筑使命,全力开拓下列五个研究范畴:建筑 设计与设计理论、建筑技术与可持续设计、设计演算、建 筑历史与理论及文物建筑保育、城巿设计及研究。 T he Department of Architecture has changed its status to School of Architecture on 1 August 2009. An inauguration ceremony was held on 15 January 2010 on the University campus. Officiating at the event were The Honourable John Tsang (6th left), Financial Secretary of the HKSAR Government; The Honourable Mrs. Carrie Lam (7th left), Secretary for Development of the HKSAR Government; and Prof. Lawrence J. Lau (5th left), Vice-Chancellor. A lecture by world famous architect, Prof. Chang Yung-ho (1st left), professor and head of Architecture of MIT, took place after the ceremony, in which he shared his insights on contemporary architecture with members of the school. The Honourable John Tsang congratulated the school, ‘Over the past two decades, CUHK has gained a well- earned reputation for architectural education. It excels in both teaching and research in areas ranging from green and sustainable architectural design to urban planning to building technology. Most importantly, students learn about the enormous contribution the profession can make to society. I was impressed to learn about your involvement in reconstruction work in the earthquake-hit region of Sichuan. This new school marks the start of a new era in architectural studies at CUHK. With its well- structured programmes, world- class teaching staff and state-of- the-art facilities, I am confident that the School of Architecture will cultivate locally trained professionals who have the passion and the heart to serve our community.’ The Department of Architecture at CUHK was set up in 1991. Prof. Lawrence J. Lau expressed great satisfaction over the development of the Department of Architecture over the last 19 years, and wished the new school to go from strength to strength. Prof. Ho Puay-peng (4th right), founding director of the School of Architecture, remarked that teaching and research at the school will be reformed and due to the changes of the time and new architectural missions, it will develop the following five academic areas: architectural design and design theory; building technology and sustainable design; design computation; heritage conservation, and history and theory; and urban design and urban studies. 伟伦访问教授谈气候变迁 Wei Lun Public Lecture on Climate Change • 中 大邀得美国普林斯顿大学地球物理流体动力学实 验室刘雅章教授出任伟伦访问教授,并于1月13日 发表题为「东亚暴雨、台风与寒潮:观察、模拟和气候变 迁的影响」的演讲,剖析气候观察的现况,以及计算机模 型在天气和气候研究的趋向。 刘教授1974年毕业于中大物理系,1978年获华盛顿大学 博士学位,现为美国国家海洋和大气管理局地球物理流体 动力学实验室气候诊断项目的首席科学家,同时担任普林 斯顿大学地质学系及大气和海洋科学课程的教授。他也 是联合国跨政府气候变迁小组成员,曾参与撰写气候变迁 研究报告的物理科学部分。该报告于2007年与美国前副 总统戈尔共同获得诺贝尔和平奖。 C UHK presented the Wei Lun Public Lecture on ‘Rainstorms, Typhoons and Cold Surges in East Asia: Observation, Simulation and Impact of Climate Change’ by Prof. Lau Ngar-cheung Gabriel from the Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL) of the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and the Department of Geosciences, Princeton University on 13 January. In his lecture, Professor Lau reviewed the current state of observations and computer models in climate and weather research. Professor Lau graduated with a BSc degree in physics from CUHK in 1974 and got his PhD from the University of Washington in 1978. He is the lead scientist of the Climate Diagnostics Group at the GFDL of NOAA. He concurrently serves as a lecturer with the rank of professor at the Department of Geosciences and Program of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at Princeton University. He is also one of the contributing authors of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Fourth Assessment Report, which shared the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize with former US vice president Al Gore. 建筑学院成立典礼 Inauguration of School of Architecture •