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PUBLISHED : Friday, 10 June, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 10 June, 2011, 12:00am

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University of California professor keeps tab on innovation and media at CityU lecture

Members of social science societies from the city's academic community should pencil in the upcoming 'Diffusion of Innovations: Theoretical Extensions' lecture at City University (below). Hosted by Dr Ronald Rice, a communication professor from the University of California, Santa Barbara, the talk will highlight how new ideas, practices, products and technologies diffuse through social systems over time. Part of the lecture will focus on the role of media vis-?-vis innovation, as well as innovation in media itself. June 17, 4.30-6pm. City University of Hong Kong, Multimedia Laboratory (M5012), 5/F, Run Run Shaw Creative Media Centre. Visit bit.ly/jKlOyS for further details.

Cambridge expert on bone repair at PolyU

Professor Serena Michelle of Cambridge University will talk on ceramic skeletal repair on July 8, from 11am to noon, at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.

The ceramic material in question bonds directly to the bone and has long been a hot topic among specialists in the field.

The lecture will be held in Room Y306, 3/F, Block Y, Lee Shau Kee Building. For more information, check out bit.ly/kEylqt.

HKU hosts fun day for recovering patients

The University of Hong Kong's (HKU) Social Service Group is hosting a games and team-building day for patients recovering from mental illnesses, in an effort to help them reintegrate into society. The planned activities are designed to boost their morale and interpersonal skills. Members are strongly encouraged to attend. June 19, 10am-6pm. Lai Chi Kok. For further details and registration, visit on.fb.me/mnCuns.

Group seeks summer mentors for kids

Interested in doing something rewarding this summer? The University of Hong Kong's Christian Society is looking for mentors who can put in a few hours a week at the Evangel Children's Home. Activities will include tutoring, singing and Bible reading. July 24-August 27. The children's home is at 120 Shatin Pass Road, Wong Tai Sin. Register on Facebook at on.fb.me/mnCuns.