A Salon Spring Series: Road to Hong Kong History

Message from Residential College on Lung Wah Street

Dr Elizabeth Sinn was born and grew up in Hong Kong but for the first 30 years of her life, knew nothing about its history. She will tell you how she came to study Hong Kong history and the pains and pleasures of being a Hong Kong historian.

Date: Tuesday, 18 March, 2014
Time: 18:30 to 20:30
Venue: Lounge, Room A402, HKU Residential Colleges (Block A)

Please register here

This event is open to all College residents and the HKU community.

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*Light refreshments will be provided

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Dr Elizabeth Sinn (冼玉儀) is Senior Consultant of the Hong Kong Memory Project at the Hong Kong Institute for the Humanities and Social Sciences, the University of Hong Kong. Her books include POWER AND CHARITY: EARLY HISTORY OF THE TUNG WAH HOSPITAL, HONG KONG (1989) and PACIFIC CROSSING: CALIFORNIA GOLD, CHINESE MIGRATION, AND THE MAKING OF HONG KONG (2013).

This session of A Salon will be held in conjunction with A Book Club, a platform for fellow residents to engage in friendly but thought provoking discussions through the presentation of books, film, art, research interests or any other fascinating topics or activities that could provide an intellectual stimulus to the resident body.

For further enquiries, please contact us at asalon.rcblocka.hku@gmail.com<mailto:asalon.rcblocka.hku@gmail.com>.

For more information about Residential Colleges (Block A), visit us at http://www.rcblocka.hku.hk/.

Gift from the Vice-Chancellor: Water Bottles for Full Time First Year Students

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Dear First Year Undergraduate Students,

Celebrate your entrance to HKU with a brand new “Greening HKU” water bottle! A limited supply of durable stainless steel water bottles is available for full-time first year undergraduate students.

The initiative, funded by the Vice-Chancellor’s Office, is part of the University’s effort to promote the development of a sustainable campus. We also hope the water bottle will help you start a sustainable living style early in your undergraduate days.

During your time at HKU, carry your HKU water bottle and refill your bottles at the free, filtered water dispensers around campus (http://www.sustainability.hku.hk/sustainable-hku/water)! Each one litre of water you refill will save up to 250ml of crude oil and three litres of water used to produce the same amount of bottled water.

Simply present your Student ID Card to get your water bottle during the following redemption periods (while supply lasts):

Date: March 17 to 18, 2014 (Monday and Tuesday)
Time: 12noon – 6pm
Venue: Shaw Podium (near the old Bookstore)

Date: March 19 to 31, 2014
Time: Monday to Friday: 9am – 7pm;
Saturday: 9am – 1pm
Venue: Room 1A06, 1A/F Swire Building

Want to do more? Visit www.sustainability.hku.hk and find out what you can do! Have an idea already and looking for support? Write to us at sustainability@hku.hk or cedars@hku.hk.

May we also wish you a successful and rewarding undergraduate education ahead.

Best regards,
Centre of Development and Resources for Students (CEDARS) Sustainability Office