Newsletter No. 449/450

449/450 • 19.12.2014 1 449/ 450 19 • 12 • 2014 目录 Contents 世界就是教室 The World as Classroom 2 Letters to a Young Executive 4 博文贯珍 The Galleria 4 大学颁授学位典礼 Congregation for the Conferment of Degrees 5 字里科技 Tech Talks 7 舌尖上的中大 CUHK f+b 7 . . . 校园消息 Campus News 8 宣布事项 Announcements 9 到任同仁 Newly Onboard 9 口谈实录 Viva Voce 10 校友回家 Welcome Home, Alumni 11月29日的中大校友日,旧生带着毕业后组织的新家庭回到母校,认识自己当年度过青葱岁月的地方。 On Alumni Homecoming Day on 29 November, former students returned to their alma mater to show their new families around the place where they had spent some memorable years. 博文教学奖得主:倪锡钦教授(页10) Prof. Ngai Sek-yum Steven, recipient of the University Education Award (p.10) Photo by ISO staff 本 期通讯的内容,几乎每一篇都有资讯科技的身影。到保加利亚实习的学生谈 到该地即使是大学宿舍也没有WiFi,然而,他的工作也还是为面包店设计 网页。获颁荣誉博士学位的周济院士,致力推动武汉的光电子资讯产业,使之成为 「中国光谷」。博文教育奖得主倪锡钦教授点出互联网导致网癖和隐蔽,也衍生了 新的辅导模式。 「物联网」疏而不漏,无从逃避。一切步伐都催快了,我们已不耐烦等待。隔天不覆 的电邮,三分钟不答的WhatsApp,统统叫人焦虑。 万事好像都不容许酝酿期。初涉职场的年轻人急于求成,汲汲于建立比同侪优胜 的技能,筹划晋升之路,差点忘了修养与兴趣的培育。H君寄语这位通过了试用期的 后辈,莫忘了欣赏路旁风景。我们上一次驻足又是几时? I nformation technology is everywhere in this issue of the Newsletter . A student who interned in Bulgaria pointed out that the dormitory he was staying at did not have WiFi, yet one of his responsibilities there was to design a webpage for a bakery. Prof. Zhou Ji, who was conferred an honorary degree by the University, is committed to promoting optical science research in Wuhan with the aim of turning it into the Optics Valley of China. A recipient of the University Education Award, Prof. Steven Ngai says the Internet has given rise to new addictions and problems, but also opened up new channels for youth counselling. There’s no escaping from the Internet of Things. It has sped up the rhythm of our lives and shortened our attention spans. E-mails not replied to within two days, WhatsApp messages that fail to solicit a response for three minutes are all causes for anxiety. We are all running out of patience it seems. Young recruits to the job market are eager to climb the corporate ladder and beat their peers to success. They might forget about important qualities such as integrity and interest. H cautions new joiners who have just passed the probation period against forgetting to appreciate the scenery along the way. When was the last time we too stopped to look out of the window? 佳 节 快 乐 Seasons' Greetings