Physicist Stephen Hawking praised and decried for joining academic boycott of Israel

Former Israeli prime minister Ehud Olmert views the communication screen of British scientist Stephen Hawking when the two met in 2006. Photo: AFP

Stephen Hawking's decision last week to joint the academic boycott of Israel, by pulling out of a conference hosted by Israeli president Shimon Peres in Jerusalem as a protest at Israel's treatment of Palestinians, has divided world opinion.

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Foundation helps break the cycle of unemployment

With unemployment languishing at 7.3 per cent, two of the main factors preventing professionals and managers from finding new employment are flagging self-confidence and a lack of effective networking skills, according to the Getting Back to Work Foundation.

20 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

Companies unite on the good ship belly-up

Nobody likes being downsized and downsizers are the devil incarnate.

But to make life easier for the harbingers of doom, Singapore-based International Quality & Productivity Centre (IQPC) is having a seminar on Remuneration Strategies.

5 Feb 2002 - 12:00am

Law seminar

One hundred participants are expected to attend a seminar on One Country, Two Systems, which is being co-organised by the Centre for Chinese and Comparative Law of the Law School at City University and the Law School of Beijing's People's University.

16 Mar 2000 - 12:00am

Seminar provides valuable lesson for aspiring DJs

Over the past months, C&C 997 Union has been working closely with secondary schools to organise activities, shows and seminars for students.

The seminars are hosted by union presidents Alan Kan, Albert Liu and Angela Yue. Since most schools have their own radio stations, the seminar on disc jockeying is most popular.

17 Jan 2000 - 12:00am

Let down over lecture

As a form seven graduate, I am really appalled by the performance of the Department of Chemistry of the Chinese University of Hong Kong on May 25, which was the day of admissions seminars for form seven students.

6 Jun 1996 - 12:00am


DIGITAL TV is the subject of a three-day IIR seminar scheduled for Hong Kong in November.

The seminar includes a paper on Hong Kong applications from Tim Kelly, Engineering Controller of TVB.

IIR is also organising Global Telecoms 95, a three-day marketing conference to be held in London in September.

1 Aug 1995 - 12:00am

Stargazers get chance to learn about night sky

THE Chinese University is looking for students with stars in their eyes for a special special summer camp.

All secondary students above Form Three are invited to take part in the annual 'Rhapsody of Stars' organised by a group of the university's students.

22 Jun 1995 - 12:00am

One-day HK seminar

THE Marketing Research Society of Hong Kong is to hold a one-day skills development seminar at the Excelsior Hotel on Friday, July 22.

The event will cover topics ranging from theoretical overviews to practical information on the application of techniques and statistics.

13 Jul 1994 - 12:00am

Free seminar on making films

IN conjunction with the Urban Council's Hong Kong Independent Short Film Competition 1994, a seminar and film shows will be held at the Hong Kong Space Museum Lecture Hall for those interested in film-making.

''The Practicalities of Independent Short Film Production'' seminar, conducted in Cantonese by experienced film-makers, will be held at 2.30 pm on Saturday.

12 Oct 1993 - 12:00am

HK teams up with UCLA to stage seminars

HONGKONG University of Science and Technology (HKUST) will team up with the University of California to stage two seminars on information technology next month.

HKUST and the Anderson Graduate School of Management at UCLA, Los Angeles, will hold the seminars at the Hotel Shangri-la in Tsim Sha Tsui East.

20 Apr 1993 - 12:00am