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Congratulations to FASS Geography’s Rachel Oh on her Oral Presentation Award!

Rachel Oh (FASS Geography, MA student) competed against almost 100 other presenters and won the Best Oral Presentation Award for her talk during the recent 3rd International Symposium on Integrated Coastal Zone Management in Antalya, Turkey.

Her presentation was based on her ongoing Master’s research project, “Restoring abandoned shrimp ponds to mangrove forests: a potential method for sustainable coastal management”. Her achievement also reflects very positively on the highly active mangrove research group (the Mangrove Lab) in TEC/the Geography Department.

Read more about the Mangrove Lab here: http://www.themangrovelab.com/

Photo Credit: NUS Geography Facebook Page

 

LSE-NUS Lecture Series: Prof Brian Farrell speaks at LSE in October 2014

Cross-Border Cross Referencing: sorting out Indonesian confrontation in the field

On 8 October 2014 in the Alumni Theatre of the New Academic Building at the London School of Economics, Professor Brian Farrell gave a talk titled “Cross-Border Cross Referencing: sorting out Indonesian confrontation in the field”. Chaired by Dr Kirsten Schulze, the talk is viewable on the LSE YouTube channel here. Additionally, slides, audio, and video can be downloaded here.

Abstract: Indonesia ‘confronted’ the establishment of Malaysia in 1963 by waging an undeclared war, which included armed incursions across recognized international frontiers. The lecture will discuss the work of a military historian in the field and explore the role and perspectives of the local populations during this cross-border conflict.

About the Speaker: Brian Farrell is professor of military history and currently head of the Department of History at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences at the National University of Singapore. His main areas of research interest are the military history of the British Empire, especially in the 20th century; the modern history of empires and imperialism, especially in Asia; the history of Western military power in Asia; and problems related to collective security and coalition warfare. He is currently acting as principal investigator on the major research project Empire in Asia: A New Global History, and serving as Asia-Pacific regional coordinator for the Society for Military History, the largest such professional organization in the world.

Call for Application: SIF’s Young Social Entrepreneurs Programme 2015 and Invite: YSE Finale, Pitching for Change 2014, 15 Nov

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Congratulations to Prof Wang Gungwu!

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This year’s Economics and Social Science Prize (Asia Cosmopolitan Awards 2014) goes to Professor Wang Gungwu. The biennial Asia Cosmopolitan Awards, launched by the Economic Research Institute for ASEAN and East Asia (ERIA) ”aims to recognise on a biennial basis individuals or organizations that have made substantial and significant contributions to the development of a peaceful and stable East Asian Community, to narrow the developmental gaps in the region, as well as to establish the sustainable social growth towards economic and cultural integration within East Asia.” The awarding ceremony will be held on 21 December 2014 in Nara, Japan, at Noh Theatre.

Our heartiest congratulations on your achievement Prof Wang!

TaTa Crucible: The Campus Quiz Singapore 2014

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Congratulations to Our Alumni, 2014 Cultural Medallion Recipients Alvin Tan and Chong Fah Cheong!

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(Credit: National Arts Council)

Our heartiest congratulations to our alumni, Mr Alvin Tan and Mr Chong Fah Cheong! They were conferred the Cultural Medallion by President Tony Tan on 17 October 2014, for their contributions to the local arts and culture scene. Mr Tan is a prominent theatre director while Mr Chong is an accomplished sculptor.

Click here and here to read their full stories, extracted from a publication titled Cultural Medallion & Young Artist Awards 2014 by the National Arts Council.

Calling all FASS Freshmen! FASS Forward to the Exams: Exam Tips & Strategies

FASS Forward to the Exams

Specially designed for students in their first year, FASS Forward to the Exams: Exam Tips & Strategies is a two-hour session where your lecturers and seniors will share some insight on how to deal with your first exams at FASS.

If you would like to learn how you can write a good exam essay, remember difficult concepts and better tackle exam questions, this session is just for you! Together with top-performing senior students, our very own FASS lecturers from Geography, Psychology, History and Economics will be there to share their personal experiences!

Registration period open from 17 – 24 October 2014. Limited places available!

Please register here.

Most seniors optimistic about their future: Survey (Home, Page B6)

The Straits Times

Thursday, 16 October 2014

This was a report on a recent survey of more than 2,000 Singapore residents aged between 50 and 74 by Dr Mathew Mathews, Senior Research Fellow at the Institute of Policy Studies at NUS, and Associate Professor Paulin Straughan, Deputy Head of the Department of Sociology at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. The survey, which was commissioned by the Council for Third Age, found that eight in 10 were confident that their needs would be taken care of as they grew older. However, the survey also found that only four in 10 agreed that in general most elder Singaporeans have little to worry about.

Click here to read full article.

The Prevention of Obesity and Diabetes group (POD) presents An Introduction to Implementation Science

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Faculty Teaching Excellence Awards (FTEA)

We are very pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to the following lecturers on their achievements in teaching.  42 FASS lecturers have been awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award 2014 for their work in 2013/14.  Of these lecturers, 15 have also been nominated for the Annual Teaching Excellence Award and one for the Outstanding Educator Award.  We will know the outcome of these nominations in due course (early 2015).

Name

Department/Programme

MS SASIWIMOL KLAYKLUENG

Centre for Language Studies

A/P CHIN KWEE NYET

Centre for Language Studies

MRS RUNGNAPA KITIARSA

Centre for Language Studies

MR YUZURU HAMASAKI

Centre for Language Studies

DR HO CHEE LICK

Chinese Studies

A/P LEE CHEUK YIN

Chinese Studies

DR ICCHA BASNYAT

Communications and New Media

A/P LEE SEOW TING

Communications and New Media

DR ZHANG YANG

Economics

DR AAMIR RAFIQUE HASHMI

Economics

A/P CHIA NGEE CHOON

Economics

DR ANG WAN LING SUSAN

English Language and Literature

DR GILBERT YEOH

English Language and Literature

PROF ROBBIE GOH BOON HUA

English Language and Literature

DR ANNE M. THELL

English Language and Literature

DR GRAHAM WOLFE

English Language and Literature

A/P MICHELLE LAZAR

English Language and Literature

DR TANIA ROY

English Language and Literature

DR YOSUKE SATO

English Language and Literature

DR DANIEL FRIESS

Geography

DR HARVEY NEO

Geography

DR WOON CHIH YUAN

Geography

PROF BRIAN FARRELL

History

A/P MAURIZIO PELEGGI

History

DR JOHN P. DIMOIA

History

DR DONNA BRUNERO

History

DR JACK FAIREY

History

A/P TIMOTHY P. BARNARD

History

DR CHRIS MCMORRAN

Japanese Studies

A/P NOOR AISHA ABDUL RAHMAN

Malay Studies

MR CHIN CHUAN FEI

Philosophy

DR TERENCE LEE CHEK LIANG

Political Science

DR RYAN HONG

Psychology

DR CHA YEOW SIAH

Psychology

DR JIA LILE

Psychology

A/P TREVOR PENNEY

Psychology

A/P ESTHER GOH CHOR LENG

Social Work

DR PEACE WONG YUH JU

Social Work

DR FENG QIUSHI

Sociology

A/P JOONMO SON

Sociology

A/P IRVING JOHNSON

Southeast Asian Studies

DR JULIUS BAUTISTA

Southeast Asian Studies

Faculty Research Awards (FRA)

We are also pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to the following faculty members on winning the FRAs for this year.

 Award for Excellent Researcher (AER)

Name

Department/Programme

A/P DAVIN CHOR

Economics

 

Award for Promising Researcher (APR)

Name

Department/Programme

DR JESSICA PAN

Economics

DR DAN FRIESS

Geography

DR WOON CHIH YUAN

Geography

Congratulations to all our winners for their excellent work, and best wishes to all faculty members as we head into the final weeks of Semester One!.