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Distinguished Lectures in Humanities

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The Distinguished Lectures in Humanities provide an interdisciplinary forum for eminent scholars to visit the Faculty of Humanities and deliver a distinguished lecture at PolyU.
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PolyU 85th Anniversary: FH-PAIR Joint Distinguished Lecture: AI, Consciousness and Ethics: Towards a Principled and Empathic AI

by Prof Manuel BLUM and Prof Lenore BLUM

Date: 18 Oct 2022
Time: 10:00am-12:10pm
Venue: Zoom
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PolyU 85th Anniversary: FH-UBSN Joint Distinguished Lecture: Shared Computational Principles for Language Processing in Humans and Deep Language Models

by Prof Uri HASSON, Professor, Department of Psychology and Princeton Neuroscience Institute, Princeton University
Date: 20 Sep 2022
Time: 10:00am-11:30am
Venue: Zoom
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PolyU 85th Anniversary: FH-FB Joint Distinguished Lecture: Venturing into Chinese culture: A pilgrim psychologist’s Journey to the West to find the City of Light in the East

by Prof Michael Harris BOND, Visiting Chair Professor of Management, Department of Management and Marketing, Faculty of Business, The Hong Kong Polytechnic University


Date: 29 Sep 2022
Time: 10:30am-12:00nn
Venue: Zoom & P309 (Hybrid)
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PolyU 85th Anniversary: Distinguished Lectures in Humanities - Good English: The Languages of Knowledge and the Knowledge of Languages

by Prof Alison Phipps, Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies and UNESCO Chair for Refugee Integration through Languages and Arts, University of Glasgow

Date: 24 Aug 2022
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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PolyU 85th Anniversary: FH-UBSN Joint Distinguished Lecture: The Brain’s Infrastructure for Human Uniqueness

by Prof. Peter HAGOORTDirector, Max Planck Institute for Psycholinguistics, Founding Director, Donders Institute, Centre for Cognitive Neuroimaging, and Professor in cognitive neuroscience, Radboud University Nijmegen
Date: 25 May 2022
Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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FH-UBSN Joint Distinguished Lecture: How neuroimaging methods can be used to gain insights about infant cognition and language development

by Professor Richard N. ASLIN, Distinguished Research Scientist, Haskins Laboratories and Professor, Yale Child Study Center

Date: 16 Feb 2022
Time: 10:30am-12:00nn
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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Variable outcomes in first- and second-language acquisition: conditioning factors and analytical perspectives

by Prof David BIRDSONG, Professor of French Linguistics, Department of French and Italian, University of Texas 

Date: 17 Nov 2021
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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Evidence-Based Principles for Designing Effective Multimedia Instruction

by Prof Richard E. MAYER, Distinguished Professor of Psychological and Brain Sciences University of California, Santa Barbara

Date: 4 Nov 2021
Time: 11:00am-12:30pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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The Theory and Practice of Narrative Health Message Design

by Prof. Michael Hecht, Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Communication Arts and Sciences, Pennsylvania State University and President, REAL Prevention, LLC
Date:  18 Oct 2021
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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FH-FHSS Joint Distinguished Lecture: Leveraging Neuroscience and Mindfulness to Maintain Well-Being in the Pandemic (and Beyond)

(by Prof. Christine Runyan, Professor in the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Massachusetts Medical School)

Date: 7 May 2021
Time: 9:00am-10:30am
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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China and Southeast Asia: A Contemporary History 

(by Prof. Prasenjit Duara, Oscar Tang Chair of East Asian Studies, Duke University)

Date: 5 May 2021

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Don’t talk yourself into an early grave! Intergroup and personal challenges of ageing successfully

(by Prof. Howard Giles, Distinguished Research Professor of Communication, University of California, Santa Barbara)

Date: 30 April 2021

Time: 10:00am-11:30am

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Is work still a man's world? Discursive evidence of attitudes to women in the workplace

(by Prof Janet Holmes, Emeritus Professor of Linguistics and Associate Director of the Language in the Workplace Project (LWP), Victoria University of Wellington)

Date: 14 April 2021

Time: 11:00am-12:30pm

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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A new path to education reform: How playful learning promotes learning in school and beyond

(by Prof. Roberta Michnick Golinkoff, The Unidel H. Rodney Sharp Professor of Education, University of Delaware)
Date: 17 March 2021
Time: 7:00pm-8:30pm
Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)
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Language Contact and Evolutionary linguistics: An African(ist)’s and Creolist’s Perspective

(by Prof. Salikoko S. Mufwene, The Edward Carson Waller Distinguished Service Professor of Linguistics and the College, University of Chicago)

Date: 23 February 2021

Time: 10:30am-12:00nn

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Trust and the Public Communication of Knowledge: Lessons from Language Translation

(by Prof. Anthony Pym, Professor of Translation Studies at the University of Melbourne, Australia)

Date: 2 December 2020

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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The Fascinating World of English Dictionaries: Innovations in Reference Science

(by Prof. Hilary NESI, Professor in English Language, Coventry University)

Date: 14 October 2020

Time: 3:30pm-5:00pm

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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Limits on Success in Second Language Learning

(by Prof. Brian MacWhinney, Teresa Heinz Professor of Psychology, Modern Languages, and Computational Linguistics, Carnegie Mellon University)

Date: 6 October 2020

Time: 9:00am-10:30am

Venue: Live webinar (Zoom)

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