UM News https://www.um.edu.mo/ $title en_us hourly 1<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991912https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991912<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991911https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991911<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991910https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991910<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991909https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991909<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991908https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991908<![CDATA[]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991907https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/99991907<![CDATA[UM students participate in cultural camp in Hunan province]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48170https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48170The University of Macau (UM) Student Affairs Office (SAO) recently organised a trip to Hunan province for a cultural camp for 20 students. The trip was part of a programme launched by the Ministry of Education to enhance academic exchange among universities in Hong Kong, Macao, and mainland China. Led by Cheong Hok Sam, head of the SAO’s Student Resources Section, the students visited the Yuelu Academy of Hunan University and attended two talks. 


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Source: Students Affairs Office

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<![CDATA[UM scholar publishes new book on English education and policy]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48179https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48179Barry Lee Reynolds, an assistant professor of English education from the University of Macau (UM) Faculty of Education, recently published a new book titled ‘English Literacy Instruction for Chinese Speakers’, via Palgrave Macmillan. Co-edited with Teng Feng from Hong Kong Baptist University, this book is a valuable teaching material for Chinese learners who want to develop English literacy.

The book has 22 chapters and is the result of more than two years of collaborative editorial work. With an emphasis on instruction, policy, practice, and assessment, this book focuses on English literacy at the pre-primary/primary, secondary, and university levels, and discusses literacy policies in the region. An easy-to-read, solidly grounded book, it offers practical, thought-provoking resources for classroom teachers and educators. The book notably features explanations of key literacy skills, up-to-date research findings, and classroom applications that are contextualised for mainland China, Hong Kong, Macao, and Taiwan.

This book provides a core set of instructional techniques on how to incorporate literacy-related ideas into English language classrooms for pre-service and in-service teachers, English classroom practitioners, language teacher educators, literacy researchers, and students in research/teacher training programmes. A valuable pedagogical resource for teaching and learning English as a second or foreign language, this book also highlights discussions on language and literacy policies and provides examples of teachers who have put English literacy instruction into practice in the classroom.

Dr Reynolds has previously co-edited two books on Chinese and English literacy instruction, including Second Language Reading and Writing: Investigations into Chinese and English  in 2013, and Research into Second Language Chinese and English Literacy Instruction in 2017. He is currently guest-editing two special issues of The Asian EFL Journal (Literacy Development for Primary and Secondary English Language Learners Across the Greater China Region) and Studies in Second Language Teaching and Learning (Teaching English Reading and Writing to Young Learners).


Source: Faculty of Education

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<![CDATA[UM PhD graduate wins Beijing Literature Award]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48151https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48151Liu Qunwei, a PhD graduate from the University of Macau’s (UM) Faculty of Arts and Humanities, recently received the Beijing Literature Award, for her poem ‘New York and Washington’ published in Beijing Literature, a leading literary journal in China ranked among the top by circulation. The Nobel laureate Mo Yan’s first book and the book that made his name were both published in this journal. Each year, experts and scholars from renowned universities, such as Peking University, Renmin University of China, and Beijing Normal University, recommend articles published in the previous year for this award. In addition, Liu received a medal at the second Silk Road International Art Festival held in Russia recently. Liu’s doctoral and postdoctoral supervisors were Distinguished Professor Zhu Shoutong and Chair Professor Yang Yi, respectively, both from UM’s Department of Chinese Language and Literature. 


Source:  Faculty of Arts and Humanities

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<![CDATA[UM PhD student receives award for discovering Chinese medicinal compound that can reduce toxicity of cancer therapy]]> https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48166https://webcontent.co.umac.mo/umac_wp/news-centre/news-and-events/news-and-press-releases/detail/48166Wang Panpan, a PhD student from the University of Macau (UM) Institute of Chinese Medical Sciences (ICMS), recently received a third prize at the Second China Gut Festival for her new discovery of a Chinese medicinal compound that can reduce the toxicity of cancer treatment. The research study was jointly sponsored by UM, the National Natural Science Foundation of China, and Macao Science and Technology Development Fund. Her instructor is Prof Yan Ru from the ICMS.

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Source:  Institute of Chinese Medicine

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