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PUBLISHED : Friday, 22 July, 2011, 12:00am
UPDATED : Friday, 22 July, 2011, 12:00am


PolyU's Virtual Summer Camp will help students plug into 3D animation technology

The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) will this month turn on its Virtual Reality Summer Camp, which involves several lectures and laboratory visits to help improve students' understanding of 3D animation and virtual technologies. Members of animation and design societies are strongly encouraged to attend. July 25-29. HK$1,300. Visit http://www.polyu.edu.hk/summeractivities/ to apply.

Conference on social responsibility at CityU

City University (CityU) alumni, particularly those involved in social welfare societies, are invited to attend this month's conference on nurturing social responsibility among graduates. The gathering is being held in celebration of the centenary of the 1911 Chinese revolution. CityU president Professor Way Kuo will give the keynote address. July 25, 8.25am. LT-401, CityU campus. Visit http://bit.ly/r3u83N for details.

Seminar on China's rural medical system

Medical and sociology majors are invited to attend this month's Research Seminar lecture at CityU. The talk will focus on a case study concerning China's New Rural Cooperative Medical System, an initiative launched in 2003 to address the healthcare needs of farm workers and communities (above).

The lecture will be conducted by Peking University professor Yuegen Xiong. July 28, 4-5.30pm. B7516 (SA Conference Room) 7/F, Blue Zone, Academic Building, CityU. Visit http://bit.ly/qeztEo for further information.

HKU group hosts meals for the mentally ill

The Social Service Group from the University of Hong Kong (HKU) is hosting a series of events through July and August in support of those suffering from mental illnesses. The series will start with a briefing session at a Caritas activity centre in Hung Hom. Later, guests will be taken out for lunch, followed by a grocery-buying trip to PARKnSHOP. The second day will focus on table manners and social etiquette, during which guests will visit KFC for a group meal.

The third and fourth days will consist of a community learning session and farewell party, respectively. July 29-August 18. To sign up or to learn more about what's in store for the series, visit http://on.fb.me/pHcoS5.