The National Cheng Kung University (NCKU) College of Medicine recently
launched a book titled "Heirloom - 30 Years at NCKU College of Medicine"
on the 30th anniversary of the college.
Recording the monthly "Heirloom show" for 5 years since the college's 25th
anniversary, the book included speeches from 47 shows, highlighting the
development, changes and history in all the departments in the college.
At the book-launching ceremony, February 24, NCKU President Hwung-Hweng
Hwung expressed his gratitude to former NCKU President Han-Min Hsia for
his vision and effort in establishing the college, as well as the
college's founding Dean Kun-Yen Huang for foresight, leading NCKU
towards a more complete comprehensive university.
Dr.Chun-Yen Chang, the Dean of NCKU College of Medicine, revealed the
anniversary celebrations had started a week ago with speeches on special
topics given by experts and scholars while the book-launching ceremony
represented the climax of the event.
"Starting in 2009, the 'Heirloom' show was carried out by inviting
scholars to give talks about their memories of the college since it was
founded," noted Dr. Chang.
"Heirloom" is a book which not only offers a fun read for the medical
people, but also presents the results of the college's emphasis on
medical humanities, Dr. Chang added.
The founder of the "Heirloom" show Dr. Ming-Chyi Pai, also the first
convener of the college's committee, took out the poster and photo of
the first show depicting former college Dean Dr. Huang's speech to give
a flashback of the activity.
"What is the spirit of NCKU College of Medicine? What is the tradition
of NCKU College of Medicine? The answers to these questions are in this
book," explained Dr. Pai as he emphasized on the importance of records
as a means of keeping memories.
The book, titled "Heirloom - 30 Years at NCKU College of Medicine," is
comprised of many interesting stories.
One of them is about the lighting pottery at the Department of Nursing,
where Associate Professor Miao-Fen Yen recorded how the lighting was
decided during that time and the process of searching for potter masters
to make the lighting.
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