Thursday, August 14, 2014

Words from the New Department Chairperson

Professor Sidney Cheung
(Photo Credit: ISO, CUHK)

After five years of service, Professor Sidney Cheung has completed his term as the Department Chairperson .  Professor Gordon Mathews is appointed the new Chairperson with effect from August 1, 2014.

Professor Gordon Mathews

 The new Chairperson, Professor Mathews, has written some words for all the readers:

As the new chairperson, I hope to follow the legacy of Prof. Tan and Prof. Cheung, in striving to make the Department's teaching and research even better than it already is.  At the same time, however, I'll work to make sure that the Dept. never loses its sense of intimacy, so that it can continue to feel like a family.  That's of extraordinary importance. 
This fall, Prof. Tracey Lu is on leave, and a new teacher, Prof. Sharon Wong, is teaching archaeology courses.  We all hope and pray that Tracey will return to teach in the future, but meanwhile, we trust that Sharon will offer some lively classes for students.
If you are a student, we hope that you are looking forward to the new school year beginning in September.  If you are an alumnus, stop by the Dept. sometime, and say hello to us all.  It's your Department too!  For anyone reading this, please come to our Friday Seminars most Fridays at 12:30.  The schedule will soon be on the web: we welcome your presence. 
          Best regards,
          Gordon Mathews
          Chairperson, Dept. of Anthropology

If you want to know more about Professor Mathews, please click here to visit his department homepage.