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Global Internship & Mentorship Programme

Centre for Future-ready Graduates invites you to apply for these two internship positions in their Global Internship & Mentorship Programme.

1. Global Internship and Mentorship (GIM) Programme [Singapore Business Federation (SBF)] – Sustainable Development Business Group (SDBG) Intern

Click here for more information

2.Global Internship and Mentorship (GIM) Programme [Quintiles] – HR Staffing Intern

Click here for more information. 

 

Invitation to China-Quotient Student Forum 2015

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MOE Chinese Language Teacher Career Talk

Do you love the Chinese Language and have a passion for teaching?

Register for our upcoming career talk to find out more about how

you can join us as a Chinese Language Teacher!

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Click here to register.

*Kindly note that should you wish to teach Chinese Language at Primary Schools, it is NOT mandatory to have studied Chinese Language at University level.

Don’t let Charlie Hebdo attackers paint the world black and white (Opinion, Page A31)

Friday, 23 January 2015

The Straits Times

This was an article contribution by Professor Mohan J. Dutta, Head of the Department of Communications and New Media as well as Director of the Centre for Culture-Centred Approach to Research and Evaluation (CARE) at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. Discussing the recent Charlie Hebdo attacks, Prof Dutta opined that the power to prevent such attacks lies in our collective commitment to nurturing spaces where differences are celebrated. He urged that now is the time to build bridges and explore common points for conversations.

Click here to read full article.

Humanities Teacher Career Talk for Graduating Students

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Interested candidates please register here.

MOE invites you to the Teaching Internship Programme 2015

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If you are interested in having a career like no other, MOE invites you to the Teaching Internship Programme 2015 to get a taste of what being a teacher is like! Selected candidates will get a rare opportunity to participate in school meetings, events, CCAs, and of course, teaching!

Apply now if you are keen in experiencing life as a teacher! For more information and to apply, please visit www.moe.gov.sg/unitip2015. Application closes on 1 March 2015.

Editorials by FASS Faculty in 2014

FASS professors contributed a wealth of op-eds to national and international newspapers last year. Have a look through all the editorials penned by FASS faculty during 2014.

Balanced growth need of hour Rahul Mukherji (South Asian Studies) in Live Mint, 26 December

Is Uber taking us for a ride? Sumit Agarwal (Economics, Finance and Real Estate), in TODAY, 22 December

The CPF needs a maximum sum Chia Ngee Choon (Economics), in The Straits Times, 20 December

Extreme weather events: Is climate change to blame? —Winston Chow (Geography), in The Straits Times, 12 December

Patent Law and the Secret to Success —Ivan Png (Economics, Information Systems, & Business School) Ask: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 10 December

Rethinking start-ups—Shin Jang-sup (Economics) in Korea JoongAng Daily, 26 November

Empowering foreign domestic workers—Slesh Anand Shrestha (Economics), in ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 19 November

1964: The death of a democrat—Gyanesh Kudaisya (South Asian Studies), in Livemint, 14 November

Islam’s tolerance of religious minorities—Syed Farid Alatas (Sociology & Malay Studies), in The Straits Times, 11 November

The politics behind natural disasters—Jonathan Rigg (Geography), SEA View in The Straits Times, 10 November

Indonesian, Thai militaries take different tack—Terence Lee (Political Science), SEA View in The Straits Times, 9 October

Expanding access to elite education—Nina Guyon (Economics) Ask: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 9 October

History’s many shades of grey—Tan Tai Yong (History) in The Straits Times, 15 September

Puzzling behaviour of S’poreans at 55—Sumit Agarwal (Economics & Finance and Real Estate), Jessica Pan (Economics), and Wenlan Qian (Finance), Ask: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 11 September

When growth outpaces development—Jonathan Rigg (Geography), SEA View in The Straits Times, 11 September

The dollars and economic sense of Cupid agencies—Elisabetta Gentile (Economics), Ask: NUS Economists The Straits Times, 30 August

‘Cot bumper approach’ to raising kids won’t work—Lim Sun Sun (Communications and New Media) in The Straits Times, 15 July

Same product, different city, different price—Davin Chor and graduating honours student Gilbert Neo (Economics), Ask: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 3 July

Precarious jobs, precarious living in South-east Asia—Jonathan Rigg (Geography), SEA View in The Straits Times, 12 June

Multilateral approach to tackling haze still apt—Alberto Salvo (Economics), ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 5 June

GDP still relevant in assessing well-being—Suresh De Mel (Economics), ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 8 May

Battle against extremism within Islam—Syed Farid Alatas (Sociology), The Straits Times, 5 April

Traffic congestion affects commuting costs which impact on housing prices—Eric Fesselmeyer & Liu Haoming (Economics), ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 3 April

The four faces of poverty in region—Jonathan Rigg (Geography), SEA View in The Straits Times, 13 March

Uniquely Singapore way to fund needs—Chia Ngee Choon (Economics), The Straits Times, 27 February

Budget 2014: A macro view—Chan Kok Hoe (Economics), The Straits Times, 26 February

Gauging the real value of increase in investments—Basant K. Kapur (Economics), ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 6 February

Mindsets must change to help the poor….but whose? —Irene Ng (Social Work), The Straits Times, 30 January

What’s keeping blue-collar wages low? —Davin Chor (Economics), ASK: NUS Economists in The Straits Times, 2 January

 

 

Selected Forthcoming Authored Books by FASS Faculty in 2015

FASS professors have authored a number of intriguing books set for release in 2015. Read on to learn about some of them, and do attend our launch events for The Crisis of Gl0bal Modernity and Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities if you can.

The Crisis of Global Modernity: Asian Traditions and a Sustainable Future (Cambridge UP, January 2015) by Prasenjit Duara, Professor in the Department of History, is available here. A panel discussion and presentation will be held as a launch event at Seminar Rooms A and B at the Shaw Foundation Building on Friday, January 30th. More information can be found here.

Radicals: Resistance and Mobilization in Colonial Malaya by Syed Aljunied, Associate Professor in the Department of Malay Studies, will be published by Northern Illinois UP in June 2015.

Global Production Networks: Theorizing Economic Development  in an Interconnected World by Neil Coe and Henry Yeung, Professors in the Department of Geography, will be published by Oxford UP in June 2015.

Neoliberal Health Organizing: Communication, Meaning, and Politics by Mohan Dutta, Professor and Head of the Department of Communications and New Media, will be published by Left Coast Press in April 2015.

Cold War Crucible: The Korean Conflict and the Postwar World by Masuda Hajimu, Assistant Professor in the Department of History, will be published by Harvard UP in February 2015.

The Bengal Diaspora: Muslim Migrants in Britain, India and Bangladesh by Annu Jalais, Assistant Professor in the South Asian Studies Programme, with Claire Alexander and Joya Chatterji, will be published by Routledge in March 2015.

Arts, Culture and the Making of Global Cities: Creating New Urban Landscapes in Asia by Lily Kong, Professor in the Department of Geography and Vice-Provost, with Chia-ho Ching and Tsu-Lung Chou, will be published by Edward Elgar in January 2015. A public lecture and launch will be held at the Pod, NLB on Wednesday, February 25th, from 4-6pm, in collaboration with the Singapore Research Nexus and the Centre for Liveable Cities. Details are available here.

Three Centuries of Conflict in East Timor by Douglas Kammen, Assistant Professor in the Department of Southeast Asian Studies, will be published by Rutgers UP in August 2015.

Sensorama: A Phenomenalist Analysis of Spacetime and Its Contents by Michael Pelczar, Associate Professor and Head of the Department of Philosophy, will be published by Oxford UP in March 2015.

Quest for Political Power: Communist Subversion and Militancy in Singapore by Bilveer Singh, Associate Professor in the Department of Political Science, will be published by Marshall Cavendish in February 2015

What’s wrong with sandwiches?

Wednesday, 21 January 2015

 Korea JoongAng Daily

This was an article contribution by Associate Professor Shin Jang-sup from the Department of Economics at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which he discussed South Korea’s conundrum of being sandwiched between developed and developing countries. Assoc Prof Shin noted that all countries are in a developmental stage and while there are competitive disadvantages, there are always also benefits and opportunities from which to discover positive facets and bigger markets.

Click here to read full article.

Join us: U@live featuring the “Flying Doctor” Tan Sri Dr MJegathesan l 28 Jan 7.30pm

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Running the Race of Life

Fondly known as the “Flying Doctor” for burning up asphalt on the running tracks,  Dr. Mani Jegathesan was regarded as the fastest man in Asia during the golden era of 1960s Malaysian sports. He was also the top academic student in Singapore.

The renowned doctor and researcher explores the questions: Is it really possible to have your cake and eat it too? What does it take to juggle and excel in two seemingly disparate passions in your life, and are we willing to pay the price to do so?

Join Tan Sri Dr. Mani Jegathesan as he shares his formula of success through the 4Ds of direction, determination, dedication and discipline, and how that applies in everything from sports, medicine, to life.

Details of the event are as follows:

Date               : 28 January 2015 (Wednesday)
Time               : 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm (Registration at 6:45pm, Seated at 7:15pm, Cocktail reception after the event)
Location        : Shaw Foundation Alumni House – Auditorium, National University of                               Singapore, 11 Kent Ridge Drive, Singapore 119244

We sincerely hope that you will be able to join us.

Register HERE.  As this is a complimentary event, your early registration is appreciated.

A unique feature of U@live is that not only will it be viewed by a live audience, it will be streamed live through a dedicated website (www.nus.edu.sg/ualive). The event will also incorporate a new interactive application that allows users to post and vote for their favourite questions in real time. The event will consist of a 10-minute talk by the speaker, followed by a 20-minute interview conducted by Mr Viswa Sadasivan and a 30-minute Q&A session open to the live and online audience.

Check out the latest issue of The AlumNUS magazine (Jan-Mar 2015) which features Tan Sri Dr M Jegathesan on pages 24 & 25.