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Kick-off Ceremony for the History Department’s 40th Anniversary and a Conversation with an Outstanding Alumna Ms. Lo Koon Lan

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The Department of History is turning 40 in 2018. To celebrate this significant milestone, a Kick-off Ceremony for the Anniversary and a sharing by an outstanding alumna Ms. Lo Koon Lan (羅冠蘭) were held on 2 February 2018. The event was jointly organized by the Department of History and Alumni Affairs Office and attracted about 250 participants including HKBU senior management representatives, faculty members, administrative staff, History majors, students from other departments and the general public.

In President Chin’s welcoming remarks, he first extended his warmest blessings to the Department for reaching that far in the past 40 years. He was delighted to see many of the History graduates becoming successful leaders across different fields. He also mentioned 2 History majors who were the first in Hong Kong to win the CY Tung Scholarship. Their outstanding performance had impressed the Semester at Sea (SAS) program and opened the door of opportunities for subsequent HKBU students.

The History Department 40th Anniversary website is now activated, all upcoming events and special announcements of the Department can be found. A short video was played to record the department’s journey since 1970s.

A Conversation with an outstanding alumna Ms. Lo Koon Lan was scheduled after the Kick-off Ceremony. The topic was “What Makes a History Major Love Acting?” and Ms. Lo shared her path from a History major to a successful actress and drama performer. Ms. Lo emphasized that studying History is like looking through a telescope so that she could learn from the past and be more alert when dealing with matters in life, while acting is like looking through a microscope so that she could experience the life of different characters and understand human nature thoroughly. By investigating different incidents and facts, she concluded that History was not a single event but interlinked, with many stories connecting tiny matters, and this is what makes History so interesting.

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