Birdwatchers often report their bird watching records to the database of Chinese Wild Bird Federation, but little did they know that their efforts can be a key to disclose the secret of tail regeneration. Students and teacher from the Department of Life Science solved the puzzle of caudal autotomy with the help of the long term database from Chinese Wild Bird Federation. The study was published on Proceeding of the Royal Society B.
In 2010, Global Views Monthly presented an issue about the proud of Taiwan, reporting on people that stand up the global stage. Prof. Hou Shih Kuang who graduated from the Department of Industrial Education, now teaching at the Department of Technology Application and Human Resource Development was selected because of his contribution for educating the winners of International contests.
In order to let the foreigners in Taiwan feel the traditional New Year atmosphere, the Office of International Affairs of the National Taiwan Normal University held an overseas Spring Festival party on January 13, with wonderful performances, food and lucky draws (the biggest prize is the ipad mini) and games, to prepare a Taiwanese New Year celebration for oversea students.
From January 10th to 13th, the NTU System delegation went south to the Philippines and received a fruitful outcome. In addition to visiting University of Asia and the Pacific, Ateneo de Manila University and University of Santo Tomas to discuss the possibilities of cooperation, NTU System have also discussed with the Ministry of Science for future cooperation and established the relationship with well-known higher education institutions in the Philippines.
Prof. Chang I Jy from the Department of Chemistry and PhD student Kelvin Yun-Da Tsai has a breakthrough in the research of solar power. The ruthenium bipyridine complex, under the excitation of light will effectively catalyzes the oxidation of bromide to bromine. The research result was published at the famous journal Inorganic Chemistry and was chosen as cover story.
The laboratory of Prof. Chang has been focusing on Photochemistry for years.