The Tourism Office has announced the extension of the “Macau Light Festival 2015 – Journey of Lights” to January 1, 2016, so that visitors and residents can celebrate the New Year at leading local attractions. In view of the expected crowds, spectators are advised to follow the instructions of police officers on site in order to ensure their personal safety.
The Macau Polytechnic Institute [MPI] announced in a press release its Alumni Association’s exchange visit to Hong Kong Airlines and Hong Kong Lingnan University, headed by Wong U Kei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Alumni Association. The visit took place over two days last week, with the aim of building and strengthening the network of relationships amongst its alumni.
Prof Inocência Mata from the University of Macau’s (UM) Department of Portuguese received the FEMINA Prize 2015 for her research and teaching work in Lusophone literature, according to a UM press release. Prof Mata has published an extensive body of work in Literature of the Portuguese-speaking World and Postcolonial Studies. She has served as a visiting professor at universities all over the world, where she also teaches African Literature and Cultures. The FEMINA Prize recognizes women from Portuguese-speaking countries who work in different fields of professional, cultural, and humanitarian activities around the world.