Past News & Events
Service of PrimeLaw is temporarily unavailable from 9:00pm, 12 Dec 2018 to 1:00am, 13 Dec 2018
Call for Submissions: READ@PolyU – 2018 Writing Contest
Write Your Version
Imagine you woke up one morning and found that you had transformed overnight into an animal (any animal of your choice). What would you do? What would happen next? Tell your story in 500 words.
Eligibility: Full-time Year 1 PolyU Undergraduate Students
Format: 500 words in MS Word
Deadline: 20 December 2018 (11:59 pm)
Champion – Apple Watch Series 4
1st Runner Up – Moleskine Smart Writing Set “Ellipse”
2nd Runner Up – Apple AirPods Wireless Headphones
Honourable Mentions: $500 Eslite Bookshop Coupons
Visit the READ@PolyU website for more details.
Inspired by the 2018 common book, Fifteen Dogs
Library Workshops in December Open for Registration!
The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in Dec 2018. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.
Exhibition on Green Deck: A Catalyst for a Green & Vibrant Community 綠化平台展覽: 綠化環境 活化社區
Neighbouring the heavily-loaded Cross Harbour Tunnel, PolyU has long witnessed problems in the vicinity – poor air quality, overloaded footbridge, poor connectivity within the district and lack of open space. The University has thus advocated the construction of a "Green Deck" over the toll plaza of the Hung Hom Cross Harbour Tunnel.
Date: 26 November 2018 – 25 January 2019
Venue: P/F, Pao Yue-kong Library
The exhibition will showcase the Green Deck proposal, the related studies conducted by PolyU academic staff as well as stakeholders' feedback collected via a wide variety of programs.
Virtual Reality Display
Date: 27 & 29 November 2018
18 & 20 December 2018
15, 17, 22 & 24 January 2019
Time: 12:30 - 13:30
Venue: Digital Visualization Room, i-Space, 4/F, Pao Yue-kong Library
During the time-slots above, a virtual reality display of Green Deck mock-up will be provided to PolyU community. Immerse yourself in a 360-degree tour and experience a vivid walk-through of the proposed construction.
Visit the exhibition and share your views on Green Deck with other fellow students and staff now!
*Co-organized by: Pao Yue-kong Library, Communications and Public Affairs Office, Campus Development Office & Department of Computing
Service of PrimeLaw will be temporarily unavailable during 9:00pm at 30 Nov 2018 – 1:00am at 1 Dec 2018
Library Tour - 15 Nov 2018
Have you seen the newly open quiet study spaces in the Library? Have you noticed the latest self-service kiosk in i-Space?
The Library provides not only a vast amount of resources to support your study and research, but also a wide range of services, diverse studying spaces and discussion zones for all students and staff.
Come join the library tour to find out more!
Date/Time & Meeting Point:
|Date||15 Nov 2018 (Thu)|
|Time||3:00 pm - 3:45 pm|
|Meeting Point||Podium, Pao Yue-kong Library|
中國俗文庫 (初集) (Trial)
Note: Please choose product “Ancient Classics” and click “Login”. On next page, select ”中國俗文庫 初集”. The trial is for one concurrent user only.
Expiry date: 29 Nov 2018
Library Workshops Open for Registration!
The Library will launch a series of workshops on various topics in Nov 2018. Staff and students who are interested in making effective use of information are welcome to join.
[Publishing Seminar] Publishing Your First, or Next, Academic Book (by Routledge)
Not sure how to get your next book published by a top publisher? Or are you a first time author, thinking of publishing your first book?
This talk will guide you through everything you need to know to get your first, or next, academic book published. To help you succeed, you will get tips from both Publisher and Author’s point of view. You will also get advice on which pitfalls to avoid and making use of additional resources to guide you whilst writing.
Topics covered include:
- Some background to academic publishing
- What commissioning editors are looking for
- Preparing a book proposal
- Some hints and tips about writing
- The publishing process
- Q&A and book proposal discussion
We are also very privileged to have two authors from PolyU joining our session – Prof. Peter P. Yuen and Dr. Dennis Tay. Both of them are recent Routledge authors and they will share their experiences in book publishing with Routledge.
Time : 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
Venue : Learning Lab 1, 3/F, Library
Speaker : Ms. Katie Peace (Senior Books Commissioning Editor, Routledge)
Panelists: Prof. Peter P. Yuen and Dr. Dennis Tay
Registration : Please click on this link for registration.
About the Speaker
Katie Peace is the Senior Books Commissioning Editor for Routledge in Asia. She manages a team of editors in the Routledge Singapore office and is responsible for the commissioning of all types of book content in Asia. With more than 15 years’ experience in the publishing industry globally, she has insights into the academic journals and books publishing processes and specialises in advising and guiding authors to produce the best publishing output. Her career has spanned every type of publishing from academic journals and books to magazines, textbook publishing and custom publishing as well as digital and online content. She is happy to share her knowledge with early career researchers or experienced academics looking to publish their first (or next) book.
Peter P. Yuen is Dean of the College of Professional and Continuing Education (CPCE) and a Professor in the Department of Management and Marketing of PolyU. His research involves public policy formulation and evaluation, and health services management. He is an Editor of Public Administration and Policy and an Editorial Committee member of Asia Pacific Journal of Health Management. Prof. Yuen publishes extensively and his latest monograph is under contract with Routledge: Financing Long Term Care in China.
Prof. Yuen received his Bachelor of Arts degree in Cellular and Molecular Biology and Master in Business Administration degree from the State University of New York at Buffalo, and his PhD in Health Economics from the University of Birmingham.
Dennis Tay is Associate Dean of the Faculty of Humanities at PolyU. His research covers four overlapping areas: cognitive linguistics, metaphor theory, mental healthcare communication, and the statistical modeling of discourse processes and products. He has published widely including a monograph with John Benjamins and an edited volume with Palgrave. He has a monograph publishing with Routledge in November 2018: Time Series Analysis of Discourse: Method and Case Studies, and also an edited book with Routledge under contract: Approaches to Specialized Genres.
Dr. Tay received his Bachelor of Arts degree in English Language and his Masters in Language Studies at the National University of Singapore, and his PhD in linguistics at the University of Otago, New Zealand.
READ@PolyU – Author Talk via Skype
André Alexis ?
Author of the 2018 common book, Fifteen Dogs
Date: 25 October 2018 (Thursday)
Time: 4:30 – 5:15 pm
Venue: Digital Visualisation Room, 4/F Library
Moderated by: Dean A. F. Gui, Instructor, English Language Centre
Spaces are limited! Register early to ensure your spot.
Join us in a moderated discussion with Mr Alexis on his inspirations and challenges in writing Fifteen Dogs.
Talk to the author in the Question-and-Answer session.
André Alexis brings us this fascinating fable of humanity, exploring what happens when fifteen dogs are granted the power of human thought. The gods watch with amusement from above and wager a high-stakes bet—will at least one of the dogs die happy?
Visit the READ@PolyU website to learn more about the programme.