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Name : Across Golden Bridge: Forum on Traditional Chinese Philosophy and the Development of Contemporary Culture
Organizer : Centre for Chinese History and Culture, University of Macau; Global Chinese Union; China Cultural Media Group
Date : 27 June 2017 (Tuesday)
Time : 10:00am
Venue : E4-G078, Anthony Lau Building, Mr. and Mrs. Lau Chor Tak Lecture Theatre
Content : With the themes “Traditional philosophy and the development of contemporary culture” and “Traditional philosophy drives the development of traditional Chinese culture,” the forum has invited well-known scholars from mainland China and Macao to discuss the essence of traditional Chinese culture with Macao residents to increase their understanding of the subject.
Language : Mandarin

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<![CDATA[Building a Better Macao Through Talent Development—Long-term Strategy Yields Initial Results]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42184http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42184<![CDATA[UM members go on cultural trip to Dunhuang]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42175http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/4217518 students from Lui Che Woo College and Moon Chun Memorial College of the University of Macau (UM) recently went on a cultural trip to Dunhuang, Gansu province, to learn more about the history and culture along the Silk Road. Led by resident fellows Dr Chu Caixia and Dr Ray Cheung, the students visited the Mogao Caves, Jiayuguan Great Wall, Arou Temple, and Qinghai Lake. At Qinghai Lake, students cleaned up the shore as a gesture of their commitment to environmental protection.  


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Source: Lui Che Woo College and Moon Chun Memorial College


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<![CDATA[UM graduates first doctor from Spanish-speaking country]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42176http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42176Gilberto Ortiz, a Colombian doctoral student of civil and earthquake engineering from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Science and Technology (FST), recently passed his doctoral dissertation oral defense and became the first doctor from a Spanish-speaking country to graduate from UM. Ortiz believes that the academic journey of each student is different and good supervisors play a crucial role in helping students achieve their full potential. 

In his dissertation, Ortiz proposed a novel Bayesian nonparametric technique that has a wide range of applications, such as predicting the peak ground acceleration (PGA), modelling of seismic attenuation, and structural health monitoring. Ortiz’s supervisor was Prof Yuen Ka Veng, the registrar of UM and a professor from the FST, who specialises in real-time structural health monitoring system for large infrastructure and buildings. Ortiz attributes his repeated breakthroughs in research to the guidance of Prof Yuen.   

After completing his master’s studies in Colombia several years ago, Ortiz decided to pursue a doctoral degree, with focus on the application of Bayesian inference methods in civil engineering problems. It was then that the name of Prof Yuen came to his mind. ‘Prof Yuen is a well-known expert in the field and has published many books and research papers on the subject I am working on. His publications are my main source of information,’ says Ortiz. ‘So I summoned up my courage and contacted him. I expressed my interest in doing a PhD under his supervision. Fortunately, Prof Yuen was looking for two PhD students at that time and I was selected to fill in one of the positions.’

Each postgraduate supervisor from UM upholds a high standard of ethical and professional conduct. Ortiz appreciates the expert guidance and support provided by Prof Yuen, which enabled him to carry out his research and present his results to the best advantage. ‘Prof Yuen was always ready to provide guidance and give clear directions for my work. His expertise on Bayesian inference, his clear understanding of the theory, and his constructive criticism were a great source of inspiration,’ says Ortiz. ‘Also, he often challenged my opinions, which I really valued, because it taught me how to defend my ideas and helped me to grow intellectually.’



Source: Communications Office

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<![CDATA[Prof Kevin Thompson appointed Knight of the National Order of Legion of Honour, France’s highest Order of Merit]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42162http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42162The President of the French Republic, newly-elected President, Emmanuel Macron, has determined by a decree dated 10 May 2017, to bestow upon Professor Kevin Thompson the title and rank of Knight of the National Order of Legion of Honour (Chevalier de l'Ordre National de la Légion d’honneur).

Established by Napoléon Bonaparte in 1802, the Légion d’honneur is the highest French Order of Merit and one of the most coveted.   

Prof Thompson, Master of University of Macau (UM) Moon Chun Memorial College (MCMC) was made Knight Officier de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres, in 2012, by Frédéric Mitterrand.   

The Légion d’honneur is awarded to individuals with 'outstanding merit acquired in the service of France in a civilian or military capacity.’  

Former recipients of the Légion d’honneur include: tenor Plácido Domingo; writers Graham Greene and JK Rowling; actress Kristin Scott Thomas; film director Wong Kar-Wai; and Nobel Laureates: Ang San Suu Kyi, Joseph Stiglitz, and Seamus Heaney.


Source: Moon Chun Memorial College

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<![CDATA[Well-known scholars gather at UM to discuss new technologies in cancer treatment]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42163http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42163
The Fourth Macao Symposium on Biomedical Sciences, organised by the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Health Sciences (FHS), opened at UM on 21 June. Nearly 300 experts, researchers, faculty and students in the field of biomedical sciences from around the world attended the symposium. Participants held in-depth discussions on the major new technologies and cutting-edge research in the field and explored opportunities for research collaboration. 

Officiating guests at the symposium included Cheang Kun Wai, member of the Administrative Committee of the Science and Technology Development Fund; Lei Chin Ion, director of the Health Bureau; Ma Hok Cheung, president of Kiang Wu Hospital; Lou Pak Sang, deputy director of the Education and Youth Affairs Bureau; Lam Kam Seng, chair of UM’s University Council; Rui Martins, acting rector of UM; and Chuxia Deng, dean of UM’s FHS. 

In his speech, Martins said that the new campus provided ample opportunities for developing UM into a better education hub. He added that over the past decade, the university has transformed from a small community university to an advanced world-class university with unique regional characteristics. Such transformation requires countless innovations. The university also strives to become an important research hub in the region. On the new campus, there is a research base with six research buildings, including two state key laboratories: one in microelectronics and the other in Chinese medicine. UM expects this research base to foster scientific discoveries and promote technological development, which will in turn lead to possible incubation for technology transfer and innovative industries.

Chuxia Deng said in his speech that the symposium was initiated in 2014 by the FHS. Over the past three years, with the strong support of UM’s leadership, the FHS has developed significantly in various areas. Currently it has over 300 scientists, including 35 faculty members, about 180 doctoral students, and 112 postdoctoral fellows and Research Assistants. The faculty is now a major force in biomedical science research in Macao. He added that the symposium has also grown significantly, from 6 speakers and less than 50 participants in the beginning to approximately 22 speakers, 132 poster presentations, and over 300 participants today.

The theme of this year’s symposium is ‘innovation’. The topics discussed at the symposium include diagnostic imaging and drug delivery, cancer immunology, translational trial and personalised cancer therapy, tumor microenvironment and metastasis, metabolism, signaling networks and therapeutics, developmental induction, and new technologies in biomedical sciences. Well-known scholars in the field attended the symposium and delivered speeches. They included Prof Matthew Fisher from the University of California, Santa Barbara; Deputy Director Qian Chaonan and Prof Zhu Xiaofeng of the Sun Yat-Sen University Cancer Center; Prof Dong-Ki Lee from Sungkyunkwan University; Prof Chan Chi-Fung from the University of Hong Kong; and professors Liu Tzu-Ming, Lee Tsz On, and Poon Chuen Wai from UM. 

Tomorrow, participants will discuss topics related to precision medicine and tumour markers. Experts in precision medicine will deliver keynote speeches. Prof Nai-Kong Cheung from the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center will give a speech on using bispecific antibodies in the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. He will discuss how the antibiotics he has spent decades developing kill cancer cells in a more powerful way as well as new breakthroughs in cancer therapies. 

The First Macao Symposium on Biomedical Sciences was held in 2014. This is the fourth edition of the event. Every year, the organiser invites leading scholars from around the world to share their latest research findings in the field. The event aims to promote innovation in biomedical sciences by enhancing communication and collaboration among scholars and researchers.


Source: Faculty of Health Sciences

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<![CDATA[UM Reporters, PRSAs go on field trip to Beijing]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42130http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42130Source: My UM

A group of UM Reporters and PR Student Ambassadors from the University of Macau (UM) recently visited Beijing for a five-day field trip. During their stay in Beijing, the students visited Peking University, Tsinghua University, the Communication University of China, Beihang University, the National Museum of China, and China Central Television. The trip aimed to help students learn more about the day-to-day operations of media organisations and improve their skills in conducting interviews, writing news stories, receiving guests, and guiding campus tours.


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Source: Communications Office

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<![CDATA[Over 200 international scholars discuss Chinese language education at UM]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42136http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42136

The 14th International Conference on Chinese Language Pedagogy, jointly organised by the University of Macau (UM), Minzu University of China, and the University of Rhode Island, was held at UM recently. The theme of this year’s conference was ‘Chinese language education in the context of globalisation: teaching and research’. More than 200 experts and scholars from around the world attended the conference. Eight well-known scholars in the field of Chinese language education were invited to attend the conference as keynote speakers. They were from the University of Rhode Island, UM, Minzu University of China, Stanford University, Fudan University, East China Normal University, the Chinese University of Hong Kong, and Tsing Hua University in Taiwan, respectively. Participants held in-depth discussions on Chinese language education, Chinese proficiency tests, Chinese language teaching materials, and other related topics.

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Source: Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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<![CDATA[4th Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences 2017]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42119http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42119Press Invitation
Name : 4th Macau Symposium on Biomedical Sciences 2017
Organizer : Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Macau
Date : 21 June 2017 (Wednesday)
Time : 2:00pm
Venue : University Hall (N2), University of Macau
Content : The theme of this year’s symposium is “Innovation,” which will include various topics in diagnostic imaging and drug delivery, cancer immunology, translational trial/personalized cancer therapy, new technology and related topics in Biomedical Sciences. As in the past, the symposium will invite top scholars from around the world to have an in-depth discussion on the latest developments of biomedical sciences.
Language : English

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<![CDATA[Forum on traditional Chinese philosophy to open on 27 June]]> http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42122http://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/42122A forum on traditional Chinese philosophy and contemporary culture will be held at the University of Macau (UM) and the Macau University of Science and Technology from 27 June to 29 June. Well-known scholars from mainland China and Macao will attend the forum to discuss the essence of traditional Chinese culture with Macao residents to increase their understanding of the subject. The event is jointly organised by UM’s Centre for Chinese History and Culture, China Cultural Media Group Limited under the Ministry of Culture, and World Chinese Association in Macao. This is the first cultural event the centre has co-organised since its inauguration in February this year.

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Source: Faculty of Social Science

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