Newsletter No. 441

441 • 19.8.2014 1 441 19 • 08 • 2014 敲响警钟 Sounding the Alarm 地球系统科学课程助理教授戴沛权以先进的计算机模型,预测在未来数十年,气候变化加上空气污染恶化,可能导致农作物产量大减,威胁全球 粮食安全和公众健康。研究结果发表在《自然-气候变化》。 Prof. Amos P.K. Tai of the Earth System Science Programme has used a sophisticated computer model to project that in the next few decades, climate change and uncontrolled air pollution together may severely damage global crop production, posing a serious threat to global food security and public health. The findings have been published in Nature Climate Change . 暑 假在暴雨和骄阳中走到尾声,每逢学年开始,《中大通讯》总会搞点新意思。 今年率先登场的新栏目是Letters to a Young Executive,栏主H君会以过来人身 分,与年轻行政人员分享职场心得;不是筹谋事业阶梯,而是从基本功入手。今期先浅谈会 议公文和入门工具书。 与此栏更迭出现的将是Tech Talks。要脱离资讯科技而生活已不可能,但这个生活伙伴确 是既熟悉又陌生。该栏将尝试用趣味角度解读一些资讯科技的原理或现象。 人物专访稳据本刊封底已有六年,中大人才济济,各领风骚,不愁没有访问对象。「口谈实 录」将继续介绍大学要员和校园特色人物,并加设访问录像。读者可登上《中大通讯》网 页,一睹他们的风采。研究及知识转移服务处处长叶伟霖博士是第一位面对我们两组镜头 的受访者。 《中大通讯》网上版包含了印刷本全部内容,还有更多互动元素,欢迎随时留言回应,甚或 提供内容。还有,别忘了登入其新住客「中大百宝箱面书」寻宝。 T he summer is coming to an end with some rather dramatic weather. Drama of a different kind happens at the CUHK Newsletter too as we usher in fresh ideas to welcome a new academic year. In the new column ‘Letters to a Young Executive’, Mr. H., a veteran, shares with a young executive officer his insights about the workplace, dishing out advice not on tricks to climb the corporate ladder, but how to buff up the basics, especially the basics of writing. The subject of this debut instalment is committee English and tool books. Alternating with ‘Letters’ is ‘Tech Talks’. Our lives are inextricably intertwined with technology, but sometimes it seems to defy understanding. The column will introduce concepts and phenomena in IT from a reader-friendly perspective. Interviews of interesting CUHK figures have been a staple of this newsletter. This tradition will be given a new look and voice by ‘Viva Voce’ which will have the added feature of videos. Now you can not only read, but watch fascinating dialogues about administrative vision and research accomplishments. Director of the Office of Research and Knowledge Transfer Services, Dr. Ralph Ip is the first interviewee to look into our video camera. The electronic version of the CUHK Newsletter features interactive elements in addition to the contents of the printed version. You are welcome to give us your feedback or provide content. Lastly, don’t forget to check out the Facebook page of its new member, ‘CUHK Trove’ to find your treasure. 目录 Contents 大学好客之道 2 Home Away from Home 洞明集 In Plain View 4 . . . 校园消息 Campus News 5 宣布事项 Announcements 7 博文贯珍 The Galleria 8 Letters to a Young Executive 8 到任同仁 Newly Onboard 9 口谈实录 Viva Voce 10 叶伟霖博士的「一站式」研究服务宏图(页10) Dr. Ralph Ip on One-stop Research Services (p. 10)