NTNU Arts Festival 2009 debuted on March 26th evening. 30 students of College of Fine Arts wore costumes with Chinese ink painting on the Runway. The vice-president Jo Chiung-Hua Chen wore on cheongsam which pattern was based on her painting, and won warm applause from the audience. The show was very innovative.
To commemorate the quarter-centenary of Galileo’s first astronomical observation, as well as the bicentenary of Darwin’s birthday and the sesquicentennial of his writing The Origin of Species, NTNU library of Gongguan Campus invited Ceng Zhi-Lang from Academia Sinia to give a lecture on the three Ss of language evolution. Taiwan’s research on Mandarin and brain activity is among the best in the world, Ceng said, and they even received a research grand from the United States. NTNU also has professors and students conducting relative researches. We shall be looking forward to their future result.