CNM Alumni- Louis Puah- Helping To Accelerate STEM Learning In SIM International Academy

The Department of Communications and New Media has always engendered a strong sense of community and social consciousness in her students. Coupled with a focus on theory-driven practice, CNM students are well-placed to be at the frontier of new, transformative and emerging fields.

Louis Puah is a CNM Alumni who’s making just such a difference:

At the newly set up SIM International Academy in Clementi Road, visitors may be surprised to see user experience designer Louis Puah, 27, and coder Turner Lam, 38, working hand in hand with students on their projects. The two “Stemaritans”, as Mr Puah and Mr Lam are called, are among a team of industry experts hired by the international school to bring science and mathematics education to life for its students, aged 13 to 16.


Source: The Straits Times

CNM Research In The News: Silver lining in the battle against fake news

The NUS Communications and New Media’s Assistant Professor Elmie Nekmat and the Institute of Policy Studies Dr Carol Soon publish the results of findings from a survey, which:

…found that Singaporeans rank social media as their most important source of news, followed by the newspaper, television and radio. About 91 per cent of respondents spend up to an hour daily reading news on social media.

Read more of their illuminating study at the Straits Times.

NUS CNM Students Join Daniel Tay In Dumpster Diving

Assistant Professor Andrew Quitmeyer with colleagues from the Interactive Media Design area studies in NUS Communications and New Media department. From Left: Assistant Professors Jude Yew, Andrew Quitmeyer, and Alex Mitchell

When Assistant Professor Andrew Quitmeyer, from NUS Communications and New Media, heard about dumpster diver Daniel Tay’s dumpster diving habits, he leapt at the chance to get his students to experience first-hand the problem of waste.

Mr Tay’s efforts soon came to the attention of National University of Singapore assistant professor Andrew Quitmeyer, who used to dumpster-dive for fruits and vegetables back home in the United States.

Source: ChannelNewsAsia

NUS’ UNITE Magazine Covers Kalina Silverman’s Talk On Big Talk

Nur Amira joined Kalina Silverman in her Big Talk seminar and was blown away by the idea of steering conversations beyond mere pleasantries:

Picture this: You’re walking to the lift. You look up and make eye contact with one of your schoolmates—the two of you aren’ close, you don’t really talk, but you worked on that one project together a couple of semesters back. She’s waiting for the lift too, it seems. You smile at each other, albeit awkwardly. Glancing at the electronic bar sitting at the top of the lift doors, you realise that the damned lift is still stuck at the floor below.

Crap. You clear your throat and plaster a bright smile on your face.

“How’s school?” the both of you blurt out at the same time.


Source: UNITE Magazine

Watch this space for upcoming executive education courses delivered by Kalina Silverman!

Opinion Editorial: Stand up against attacks on India’s pluralism

The most recent murder of one of India’s prominent journalists, Ms Gauri Lankesh – shot at close range in the chest and head by motorbike-riding gunmen in front of her home in Bangalore on Tuesday – is symptomatic of a larger climate of politically-motivated attacks on journalists asking difficult questions and critical of the far-right Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP’s) Hindutva agenda of targeting minorities that risk turning India into a republic of hate.


Source: The Straits Times


Professor Mohan Dutta- Keynotes and Summer Workshops

Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Provost’s Chair Professor, Director, CARE and Head, Communications and New Media, is going to deliver the opening keynote titled Resisting the Neoliberal Gaze of Disciplining the Inter- at the Annual Conference on Interdisciplinarity- COIN 2017, National Institute of Technology, Meghalaya, on 21st and 22nd July, 2017.

Following this, Professor Dutta is going to present his paper Digital media and resistance: Co-creating alternatives that invert neoliberal imaginaries at the “Indian Media Studies: Contemporary Perspectives” workshop organized by the Indian Institute of Advanced Study, Shimla.

Finally, on July 27 and 28, Professor Dutta is going to present his paper Indigeneity as a site of resisting neoliberal hegemony at the “Publics on Edge” Conference in the School of Culture and Communication at the University of Melbourne.

Earlier in the summer, Professor Dutta taught at the summer school titled Seeing the Self through the Lens of the Other organised by the Institute of African Studies at the University of Leipzig, and delivered a keynote address at the HKAECT International Symposium at the University of Hong Kong.

Visiting Researcher Feature: Anna Przybylska

We’d like to welcome Anna Przybylska, Assistant Professor and Head of the Center for Deliberation at the Institute of Sociology, University of Warsaw. She is a visiting researcher in the Department of Communications and New Media under the Isaac Manasseh Meyer Fellowship [IMMF] Scheme from 5 to 19 June 2017. Having studied social sciences with the scope of sociology and social policy at the University of Warsaw and of media and communication at the University of Amsterdam, her academic interests include:

  • the communication in decision-making
  • the methodology of public consultations
  • the deliberation in applied projects
  • the ICT supported deliberation and public consultations

Besides co-editing with Stephen Coleman and Yves Sintomer a book Deliberation and Democracy: Innovative Processes and Institutions, Anna is also the manager of the applied project New perspectives for dialogue: the model of deliberation and ICT for the social inclusion in decision-making (2014-2017).

Keep Sungei Road Thieves’ Market, you say? NUS students have an app for that

Singapore’s daily newspaper, TodayOnline, featured Dr Jude Yew’s award-winning project to help the traders at the now-defunct Sungei Road Flea Market.

It was at the Sungei Road flea market that Dr Jude Yew got his first turntable in the 1980s as an aspiring DJ at the age of 14.


Over the years, the bargain paradise with a history just a decade shy of a century continued to be his regular haunt.


“I hung out there a lot because my secondary school was around there … This was where I acquired most of my equipment to work as a part-time mobile DJ,” said the 45-year-old…


Source: TodayOnline: Keep Sungei Road Thieves’ Market, you say? NUS students have an app for that

Discovery Channel Features Discovery A to Z With Prof Andy Quitmeyer

Discovery Channel features Communications and New Media’s faculty, Prof Andy Quitmeyer in an amusing video DiscoveryAtoZ. Prepare for the premiere of Andy’s Hacking The Wild series on #DiscoveryChannelSoutheastAsia tonight!

A – Z with Andy Quitmeyer

#DiscoveryAtoZ with Andy Quitmeyer. He is more than just a quirky, adventurous tech-geek. Watch as he goes into the wild with nothing but technology. Will he survive? Catch HACKING THE WILD premiering tomorrow at 9:55PM (SEA/MY) and 8:55PM (BKK/JKT) on Discovery Channel. #DiscoverySEA #HackingTheWild #AndyQuitmeyer

Posted by Discovery Channel Southeast Asia on Tuesday, May 30, 2017