stanford man takes OVER Economist Lawrence Lau, formerly at Stanford University, this week replaced retiring Professor Ambrose King Yeo-chee as vice-chancellor of Chinese University. new chairman at open u Open University has appointed Dr Charles Lee Yeh-kwong as its council chairman for a two-year period, replacing the retiring Dr Philip Wu Po-him. stepping out for $84,000 More than 90 students, families and friends of the Richard Ivey School of Business, took a million steps for charity raising more than $84,000 for Sowers Action, which supports education in China. It has raised $174,000, enough to build a school in Yunnan Province. language of help An English-learning project at HKFEW Wong Cho Bau Primary School in Tung Chung has raised enough to send 30 children in Henan Province orphaned by Aids to school for a year. More than $9,200 was raised for the Chi Heng Foundation from the preparation and sale of cakes, with activities, involving 850 students, conducted in English. australian for glenealy The English Schools Foundation has appointed a principal from Western Australia to head its Glenealy School. Peter Wood takes over from Ed Harvey in January. It has also appointed an Australian as its first Special Educational Needs Adviser. John Barker joins the ESF from South Australia. A Briton, Chris Durbin, has been appointed secondary school improvement officer. talks focus on e-factor About 100 scholars and computer engineers from China and abroad discussed the progress of e-learning at an education IT conference in Macau this week.