hkust professor receives medal Irene Lo Man-chi, associate professor at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology's civil engineering department, has been awarded the 2004 J. James Croes Medal for her development of an innovative barrier technology for waste containment. The medal was awarded by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which recognises researchers with meritorious achievements in civil engineering. visual arts scholarship to Us The Asian Cultural Council is offering a new scholarship with the support of the Sovereign Art Foundation Fellowship for visual artists to pursue research and studies in the United States between next September and December 2006. Priority will be given to candidates with little or no previous opportunity to visit the US. E-mail email@example.com . cityu names ng as college principal City University has appointed Jennifer Ng, the founding principal of HKU Space Community College, as principal of its community college set up in July to offer self-funded programmes. 11th european film festival University of Hong Kong international students kick-started the 11th European Film Festival with singing and dance performances this week. Films from 13 European countries were shown on campus for six days during the festival, which was jointly organised by HKU's Office of International Student Exchange and Language Centre and the European Union Working Group for Culture (HK). ontario university fund-raising The University of Western Ontario, Canada, is raising money for a $2.5 million fund to provide scholarships covering full tuition and accommodation for one Hong Kong student each year. Interested donors can call 2135 2266 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org .