HKU undergraduate committee kicks off the new school year with banquet dinner The Undergraduate Committee of the University of Hong Kong will meet for dinner to mark the start of the new school year. All Committee members are encouraged to attend. Saturday, August 27, 12-11.30pm.Visit the event wall at http://on.fb.me/raHGJR for updates. Leading academics talk innovation at HKBU For the latest 'Dialogue with Scientists' talk, the Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) will host a session with two leading academics on innovation. All science society members are encouraged to attend. The talk will be conducted in Putonghua. October 14, 3-5pm. Dr. Hari Harilela Lecture Theatre (WLB 103), Lam Woo International Conference Centre, Shaw Campus, Hong Kong Baptist University. More details at http://bit.ly/nhabri . CityU lecture on future of science education Members of student science societies are invited to attend this month's President's Lecture Series at the City University of Hong Kong (CityU) on discovery-enriched curriculums. The talk, hosted by a former director of the US National Science Foundation, will focus on how course structures at the university can be improved to facilitate more original discoveries. An overview will be given on the benefits of this approach. September 12, 12-2pm, Connie Fan Multimedia Conference Room, 4/F Cheung Yick-chi Building, City University of Hong Kong. Register at http://www.cityu.edu.hk/cpro/enroll/cpro_enroll.html . Alumni societies drink for a good cause Foreign university alumni will gather in Lan Kwai Fong this week for the monthly 'Interclub' drinks and networking session. Alumni societies from some of the world's top universities will participate, including those from Harvard, Oxford, INSEAD and Cambridge, to name a few. For each drink purchased, 20 per cent of the cost will be donated to the Half the Sky Foundation, dedicated to enriching the lives of orphaned children on the mainland. September 1, 7-10pm. Prive, 60 Wyndham Street, Central. For details, visit http://on.fb.me/nioxhP .