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The youngest Nobel Laureate in Economics: Esther Duflo’s experimental approach to poverty alleviation
Amongst the three Nobel Laureates in Economic Sciences last year, French American economist Esther Duflo easily arrests attention. At the age of 46, she is made the youngest and second female recipient of the prestigious Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel, imparting extra significance to the remarkable feat.
6 May 2020
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Is fake news altogether fake? Prof Donna Chu’s pitch for universal media education
An incumbent Associate Professor of CUHK’s School of Journalism and Communication, Donna is well versed in new media and popular culture research (thus the latest craze among youngsters). CUHK is indeed where she took root – she earned her bachelor’s degree here too.
5 May 2020
Rewriting the rules of language learning: Guatemalan professor’s chart-topping app Duolingo
Up for learning a new language? Both of our Issue 7 scholar-social innovators would love you to give that a shot!
6 April 2020
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Stamping out prejudice with linguistic research: Prof Gladys Tang’s sign bilingual academy
"Oftentimes in life, simply making a choice is not as straightforward as it seems." Referring to the indecision plaguing the eponymous hero of her favourite play, Hamlet, she likens his struggles to the confusion met by many deaf individuals including their parents. To communicate or not to communicate with sign language, that is the question.
6 April 2020
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Embracing the trend of knowledge transfer: Prof Kelvin Tsoi and his health management business
Kelvin, currently Associate Professor of the Jockey Club School of Public Health and Primary Care, began his academic pursuit neither as a doctor nor an engineer – but a data scientist. As he researched in medical big data (including predicting and managing the risks of several chronic diseases), however, he established steadfast working relations with the two professions. The experience familiarised him with the thinking and working patterns of both sides, as well as their “blind spots”.
3 March 2020
Patron of design thinking and Stanford d.school founder: David Kelley uses design to help unlock creative confidence in everyone
In an interview, David Kelley emphasised that design thinking is all about “empathy. Really try to understand what they really value.” Steered by such humanistic spirit, IDEO came to be a world-famous design and innovation consultancy – despite David not starting off with a design background.
3 March 2020
【Acting together against Cov-19】Learning never stops: CUHK professors are here to gear you up!
While Prof David Hui and our Faculty of Medicine members are our respectable KOLs, professors from other disciplines have been offering other means of public education and support. Feel free to share with your friends and family if you find any of the info in this article useful!
28 February 2020
“Struck dumb!” TCM practitioner on meeting families with autism for the first time
The second half of our interview was an “AmoGood-style” crash course on oriental history. While Prof Catherine So received Western education, her project partner Dr Jianguo Zhang, a specialist in tuina massage and qigong, was born and raised in Shandong Province, China. He generously shared with us the culture shocks he experienced since coming to the city, as well as his health regimens.
4 February 2020
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“I found the essence of studying in psychology”: Prof Catherine So founds social enterprise for children with autism
Born and bred in Hong Kong, Catherine - incumbent Associate Professor of the Department of Educational Psychology at CUHK - first stumbled upon the subject of psychology in secondary school, and she was outright enchanted.
3 February 2020
A break for a change: Stanford professor to save the world with Impossible Foods
After more than 20 years of teaching, he took an 18-month sabbatical during which he pondered about two pressing issues, namely changing directions in life, and addressing one of the biggest global concerns – environmental pollution.
1 February 2020