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Class of 2002 New Vice-Chancellor welcomes new students 2 4

Welcome, Class
e welcome the 4,000 graduates of 2002 to the HKU Family of alumni! As a HKU graduate, you will enjoy a host of privileges including:

HKU gets the Top Students 5 Thank you, Professor Ian Davies! The Davies Cufflinks

• Automatic Convocation Membership

• Free Convocation Newsletter • Free and Permanent Email Services @graduate.hku.hk • Pre-approved HKU Graduate Credit Card • SPACE Free S-MILES points & discounts, and many others • Your Alumni Office

Cover Story: Jao Tsung-I’s Petite Ecole 8 stop press “Growing with Hong Kong: The University and Its Graduates – The First 90 Years” SoHo at Loke Yew Hall 12 Libraries celebrates 2nd Millionth Volume with ten special titles

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The Development & Alumni Affairs Office is ready to serve you and be your link with the University.

Graduates’ Stories: Saving the Earth – from the Summit to the real world


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Moving Poetry 2002 Five distinguished Honorary Doctors

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Feature: It Runs in the Family – Successive Generations at HKU 23 Re-connecting alumni in Ontario Convocation University News Reunions HKU Foundation Alumni Privileges Grad-to-Grad Congratulations! 31 32 38 41 42 46 47 39, 50-51


of 2002!
Activities for Young Graduates
“Career Express” Talk Series
For full text, website: www.hku.hk/daao/career2.htm

“Building a winning edge in the current job market”:
Talk by Mr Yeung Ka-sing (BSocSc 1974), Human Resources Manager of the Hong Kong and China Gas Co. Ltd. Moderator: Mr Gary Ho (LLB 1999)

“Dare to be successful? First step to Promotions”:
President and Chief Executive Officer of Panda-Recruit Ltd.

Talk by Mr Robert Chow

, HKU Mentor,

Watch out for the coming talks!
Visit to Cathay Pacific City

To better serve you, we need your ideas and participation. If you are interested in helping out, please contact Miss Janice Chan (BSocSc 1994) <janice@reg.hku.hk> or Miss Jasmine Woo (BA 2002) <jasmine@reg.hku.hk> of the Alumni Affairs Office. Looking forward to your support and wishing you a great future!


“Like you, I am a freshman

too, and we are all on a steep learning curve together”

About Professor Lap-Chee Tsui:


r o f e s s o r Ts u i w a s b o r n i n Shanghai and awarded his bachelor and master degrees from the Chinese University of Hong Kong, PhD degree from the University of Pittsburgh. He received international acclaim in 1989 when he identified the defective gene (viz. Cystic Fibrosis Transmembrane Regulator (CFTR)) that causes cystic fibrosis, which is a major breakthrough in human genetics. Professor Tsui has received numerous international awards and honours over the years. Professor Tsui was Geneticist-inChief and Head of Genetics and Genomic Biology Program of the Research Institute, The Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and H.E. Sellers Chair in Cystic Fibrosis and University Professor at the University of Toronto. He is also the Immediate Past President of HUGO, the international organisation of scientists involved in the Human Genome Project. He was the Chairman of the Biology and Medicine Panel of the Research Grants Council of the University Grants Committee of Hong Kong during 1994-2001. He is the Consultant to the setting up of the Genome Centre of HKU, and the Chairman of the Steering Committee on that Centre.

rofessor Lap-Chee Tsui, the 14th Vice-Chancellor of the University arrived on September 1, 2002 and made his first public speech at the Inauguration Ceremony for New Students on September 4 in Loke Yew Hall. This is my first public function as Vice-Chancellor of this University. So, like you, I am a freshman too, and we are all on a steep learning cur ve together. But I have done my homework and I am sure that we have all made the right decision in choosing HKU. This University is committed to whole-person education. By that, I mean we strive to mould you into fullyrounded individuals capable of thinking for yourselves, expressing compassion for others and showing a commitment to serving society.



Guest of honour
The Hon Audrey Eu (LLB 1975), reflected on the ”911“: A hero is someone with clear vision of danger and nevertheless go forward to it... It does not need extraordinary people. It takes ordinar y people. The symbol of basic goodness is in people and it is important to believe in this if good is to triumph over evil.




HKU Gets the Top Students in SAR and the Mainland
ike in the past years, HKU gets the most HKALE Grade-A1 students (in 2 AL subjects and 1 AS subject in Hong Kong Advanced Level Examination). The number of these Grade-A1 students admitted to HKU is more than the total sum of those admitted by all other local institutions. Furthermore, the University has admitted 60 “Fee-paying” Mainland students. A total of 1,006 applications were received from Shanghai, Beijing, Guangdong, Fujian, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. The University originally intended to admit about 30


students. But in view of the very high quality of the applicants, it finally decided to expand the number to 60. Like those Mainland students admitted under previous Jockey Club Scholarship scheme (now Gover nment Scholarship scheme), these 60 students will spend their first year in one of the following institutions: Peking University, Fudan University, Nanjing University, Tsinghua University, Sun Yat Sen University, or Xiamen University before they start their studies in HKU in the year 2003-2004.


Thank you, Professor Ian Davies!
f t e r m o re t h a n 2 2 y e a r s o f service at the University of Hong Kong, Professor Ian Davies retired and becomes the Advisor to the Vice-Chancellor’s Office now till early next year. Members of Convocation bid a farewell to him on August 21 at the China Tee Club. Close to a hundred alumni attended the party. On behalf of Convocation, Chairman Ms Wendy G a n e x p re s s e d h e r g r a t i t u d e to Professor Davies who has “established the corner-stone to bring HKU to next century of sunshine”.

“I cannot thank members of Convocation enough for the way they have enhanced and sustained the reputation of the University of Hong Kong. We must always remember that you are a core part of the University, your contribution and the reputation that you have all established in your profession is what HKU is all about. I can assure you that a part of my heart will always be at HKU.”
~ Professor Ian Davies

The Davies Cufflinks: A pair of HKU cufflinks, engraved with “Davies” and “HKU”, was presented to Professor Ian Davies as a token of appreciation from Convocation.


The Davies Cufflinks Order Form
With permission from Professor Ian Davies, the Davies Cufflinks* is available to HKU alumni, staff and friends by Mail Order and at the Online Souvenir Shop. Please fill in the order form below or check out our on-line souvenir shop website for orders. Don’t miss this chance and take a piece of HKU memory home! * All proceeds will go to the HKU Foundation for Educational Development & Research

Order Methods
1. Mail order fax to: The Development & Alumni Affairs Office (Fax: 2517-6351; Enquiries: 2857-8584) 2. On-line order: www.hku.hk/daao/souvenir.htm

VIP Version

Contact Information
Surname First Name

Address Business address preferable. Please expect souvenir items to be
delivered during office hours (9am –1pm or 2pm – 5pm). Executive Version




THE DAVIES CUFFLINKS VIP Version (14K Yellow Gold Mother-of-Pearl Cufflinks)
Personalisation available with an additional HK$500 charge. ❑ Yes, I would like to personalise my cufflinks: Right (maximum 6 alphabets) Left (maximum 6 alphabets)





HK$500.00 HK$680.00
Sub-total (A)

Executive Version (925 Sterling Silver)
No personalisation available; “HKU” will be engraved on both sides.

Delivery & Handling Charges
For Local Orders: Free of charge For Overseas Orders Delivery Charge: HK$150 each Handling Charge: HK$30

Sub-total (B) Grand Total (A+B)

Payment Method
❑ Cheque Enclosed Cheque payable to “The University of Hong Kong” To: Development & Alumni Affairs Office, The University of Hong Kong, 9/F, Knowles Building, Pokfulam, Hong Kong ❑ Credit Card ❑ Visa ❑ Master

Card Number: __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ - __ __ __ __ Expiry Date: __ __ / __ __ m m y y Authorized Signature
(same as credit card signature)


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All VIP Version will be made to the order, please allow around 2 months for the Cufflinks to be made. All Executive Version will be delivered within 1 month upon receipt of the order. Delivery will be made during office hours on Monday to Friday, from 9am to 1pm or 2pm to 5pm. Souvenir items are not available for delivery to outlying islands. Replacements are available for any souvenir items which are damaged during delivery, please call 2857 8584 within 3 days after delivery.


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