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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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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: 11:30am-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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