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  • HKU linguist’s project on preserving an endangered language

    HKU linguist’s project on preserving an endangered language

    Dr Cathryn Donohue, Assistant Professor of the Faculty of Arts, has been working to preserve an endangered Tibeto-Burman language, Nubri, which has been described as ‘vulnerable’ or ‘definitely endangered’ by UNESCO. She has been working on the documentation of Nubri with the local community for the past few years and hopes to contribute to the preservation of this language. She also investigated possible maintenance efforts and in order to introduce a writing system to allow Nubri to be written and used in more domains, she facilitated a gathering of the Nubri people by organising eye clinics and have resulted in nearly 500 villagers in the remote Nubri Valley in Nepal receiving eye treatment and more than 50 villagers regaining sight through cataract surgery. By restoring vision for many in this community, the project created an opportunity for the community gathering to discuss orthographic options, and to record some of Nubri’s traditional medicinal practices. It also has a longer-term impact by contributing to the documentation of Nubri language and culture, and hopefully to the preservation of the language through the introduction of a community-endorsed writing system.

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  • HKU scholar receives 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Award for developing bilingual news glossary App “Newssary”

    HKU scholar receives 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Award for developing bilingual news glossary App “Newssary”

    “Newssary”, a free Chinese-English news glossary App developed by Dr Eva Ng of the HKU Faculty of Arts has been named one of the 2018 Top Ten Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps in the “2018 Healthy Mobile Phone / Tablet Apps Contest” organised by the Office for Film, Newspaper and Article Administration (OFNAA) of the HKSAR government. “Newssary” builds on the extensive bilingual news and current affairs glossary of nearly 9,000 entries created by Dr Ng and her team as a central feature of her website “Resources for Interpreting”.  The glossary also includes buzzwords and slang. 

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  • Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    Faculty Knowledge Exchange Awards 2018

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2018 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • HKU scholar launches new translation app ‘Newssary’

    HKU scholar launches new translation app ‘Newssary’

    Dr Eva Ng of the HKU School of Chinese developed a new translation app "Newssary", a combination of "news" and "glossary" and is a bilingual news and current affairs glossary of over 7,700 entries built on the website "Resources for Interpreting". The new app can be downloaded for free. Recent popular entries included "kill without mercy" (殺無赦), "soft lobbying" (摸底) and "Rocket Man" (火箭人).

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2017

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognise each Faculty’s outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organisations. Results of the 2017 Faculty KE Awards are now available.

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  • Music and Architecture Listen to the Echoes

    Music and Architecture Listen to the Echoes

    The Departments of Music and Architecture have entered into an unusual collaboration to explore their mutual interest in sound and space, through a two-year project called Sounding Architecture.

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  • Knowledge Exchange Awards 2016

    Knowledge Exchange Awards 2016

    The annual Faculty Knowledge Exchange (KE) Awards recognize each Faculty's outstanding KE accomplishment that has made demonstrable economic, social or cultural impacts to benefit the community, business/industry, or partner organizations. The KE Award (Non-Faculty Unit) was introduced with the same objective for the independent centres, institutes and units of the University. Results of the 2016 KE Awards are now available.

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