LIBRARY Readers ALERT: A Semi-monthly Service for Students


1. Blundy, Rachel. “And they’re off! Hong Kong’s first home-made plane to attempt round the world trip takes flight,”
South China Morning Post. (August 28, 2016)

The first home-made plane in Hong Kong, “Inspiration B-KOO”, successfully took off at Chep Lak Kok Airport on August 28. The flight was a round-the-world trip across 25 countries and 50 airports in three months.

South China Morning Post is available electronically at

2. Tyan, Dan”WhatsApp privacy backlash: Facebook angers users by harvesting their data,”
The Guardian. (August 25, 2016)

The decision of WhatsApp to share users’ personal information with Facebook is controversial and widely criticized. WhatsApp has promised that it will not share user data with advertisers, yet users’ minds are not at rest.

The Guardian is available electronically at


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Excel 2016 formulas and functions / Paul McFedries

Find out how to use the formulas and functions of Microsoft Excel to handle essential day-to-day tasks ranging from generating account numbers to projecting the impact of inflation. Look here also for topics on analyzing data with standard tables and PivotTables, using regression to tract trends and make forecasts, understanding correlations between data, and more.



1997: Mother Teresa dies

On September 5, 1997, Mother Teresa died of a heart attack in Calcutta at the age of 87. She was a global figure of piety and sacrifice for her work running orphanages and homes for the poor.

Library materials on Mother Teresa


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