Newsletter No. 354

No. 354, 19.3.2010 第三五四期 二零一零年三月十九日 No. 354 19 March 2010 本刊由香港中文大学资讯处出版,每月出版两期。截稿日期及稿例载于 www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/ 。 The CUHK Newsletter is published by the Information Services Office, CUHK, on a fortnightly basis. Submission guidelines and deadlines can be found at www.cuhk.edu.hk/iso/newslter/. 三千善心满校园 Professor Kao Takes 3,000 for a Charity Walk 早 春三月的香港,乍暖还寒。月初气温急降令大家有 点措手不及。然而,在3月14日天气开始回暖,好像 特别响应当天早上举行的「与高锟教授同行」中大步行筹 款日,让高锟教授伉俪和近三千名中大教职员、学生、校 友、校董、大学友好及公众人士轻松展步,共襄善举,以支 持高锟奖学基金及认知障碍者家属网上培训课程。 开步礼由高锟教授伉俪、大学校董会主席郑海泉博士、刘 遵义校长、两位前任校长马临教授及金耀基教授,以及校 友评议会主席刘世镛先生主礼。活动共筹得善款三百万 港元。 刘遵义校长衷心感谢各界热心人士专程莅临校园,参加这 项饶富意义的活动:「我们成立『高锟奖学基金』,不但 是为了表扬高教授杰出的学术成就,更加希望鼓励中大学 生,效法高教授锲而不舍的治学精神,从事创新的科学研 究,以新发明造福人群。」 刘世镛先生感谢校友鼎力支持筹款步行,更高兴见到不少 中大友好的来临。高教授夫人高黄美芸则表示:「此刻的 中大,漫山遍野尽是怒放的杜鹃花,正是赏游校园兼共襄 善举的好时节。」 开步礼上,中大书院、学院,以及各赞助商的队伍,士气高 昂,展示颜色鲜艳的旗帜,向高教授致意。多所企业、中大 师生、校友及友好、中小学生,甚至幼稚园学生与家长,组 成约二十支队伍,竞逐个人或队伍的最高筹款总金额奖, 以及书院参与人数最高奖。其中,活动的白金赞助商中银 香港慈善基金更动员数百员工参与善举。各奖项得主有待 善款确定后公布。 浩荡的步行队伍由崇基学院岭南体育馆起步至大学本部 的林荫大道。部分参加者选择较长的九十分钟路段,其余 则选择了四十五分钟的路段。到达终点后,更顺道前往大 学图书馆参观高锟教授成就展,观赏高教授历年来获颁的 殊荣,包括2009年诺贝尔物理学奖奖牌及奖状。 A sudden cold front swept Hong Kong in early March catching people off their guard. But the weather turned warm on 14 March, making it a fine day for the ‘Walk with Professor Kao’ CUHK Walkathon held on the morning. Close to 3,000 walkers, comprising current students, staff, alumni, Council members, friends of CUHK and the public, came in support of the causes to raise funds for the Charles K. Kao Scholarship Endowment Fund and an online training programme for family caregivers of people with cognitive loss. The kick-off ceremony was officiated by Professor and Mrs. Charles Kao; Dr. Vincent Cheng, Council Chairman; Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Vice-Chancellor; Prof. Ma Lin and Prof. Ambrose King, former Vice-Chancellors; and Mr. Lau Sai-yung, chairman of the CUHK Convocation. The event raised HK$3 million. Prof. Lawrence J. Lau thanked the participants for coming to CUHK campus for this meaningful activity. He said, ‘The Charles K. Kao Scholarship Endowment Fund was established to commemorate the extraordinary achievements of Professor Kao, and to encourage CUHK students to emulate his relentless pursuit of knowledge, engage in innovative scientific research, and ultimately do good to mankind.’ Mr. Lau Sai-yung thanked alumni for their support and was very happy to see the presence of many friends of the University. Mrs. Kao said, ‘The azaleas are in full bloom, so it is a beautiful time to be walking around the campus for such beneficial causes.’ Alumni, staff, students and friends of CUHK, along with corporations, primary, secondary, and even kindergarten school students and their parents responded enthusiastically by forming teams to support the event. They carried colourful banners to the kick-off ceremony to show their support and pay tribute to Professor Kao. Among them were the Colleges and Faculties of the University, as well as a number of teams from sponsors. BOCHK Charitable Foundation, the platinum sponsor of the event, mobilized hundreds of staff to join the walk. Close to 20 teams competed for awards to encourage the most number of participants from Colleges and the best fundraiser as a team or an individual. The awards will be announced at a later date when all donations are received. Walkers started from the Lingnan Stadium of Chung Chi College and ended at the University Mall. Some took the longer route of 90 minutes while others enjoyed a shorter 45-minute route. After the walk, participants visited the exhibition in the University Library where Professor Kao’s Nobel Prize Medal and Diploma along with his other precious awards are on display. (续下页 To be continued ) (左起) 刘遵义校长、马临教授、高锟教授伉俪、郑海泉博士、金耀 基教授,以及刘世镛先生主持开步礼 (From left) Prof. Lawrence J. Lau, Prof. Ma Lin, Mrs. Gwen Kao, Prof. Charles Kao, Dr. Vincent Cheng, Prof. Ambrose King, and Mr. Lau Sai-yung officiating at the kick-off ceremony

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