FASS Lecture – Education for a World that Works by Prof Elizabeth Minnich | 11 April 2019 (Thursday)

You are cordially invited to a FASS lecture Education for a World that Worksby Professor Elizabeth Minnich.

Professor Elizabeth Minnich is a Distinguished Fellow with the Association of American Colleges & Universities and Professor of Moral Philosophy at Queens University. Previously, she served as Dean and Core Professor at the Graduate School of the Union Institute and University.  Her special appointments have included Visiting Scholar, Scholars & Seminars Program at The Getty Research Institute for the History of Art & The Humanities; the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in Public Philosophy at Scripps College; the Daniel Evans Chair at Evergreen State College; the Whichard Visiting Distinguished Professorship of Humanities and Women’s Studies at East Carolina University; Visiting Distinguished Professor at the University of Hartford; the Carol Zicklin Visiting Scholar in Interdisciplinary Studies at Brooklyn College.  Earlier in her career, she was Associate Dean of Faculty at Barnard College/Columbia University after teaching and serving in various administrative positions at Sarah Lawrence and Hollins Colleges.

The lecture will be moderated by Professor Robbie Goh, Dean Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences.

Date: 11 Apr 2019 (Thursday)

Time: 3pm (Tea Reception followed by Lecture)

Venue: The Ngee Ann Kongsi Auditorium, Level 2, Education Resource Centre, University Town, NUS (Click for map)

For catering purposes, kindly register via http://bit.ly/fass-education by 5 April 2019 (Friday).

NUS Philosophy alum wins big at 71st Locarno International Film Festival

We are pleased to report that filmmaker Yeo Siew Hua, an alumnus from the Department of Philosophy, has won the Golden Leopard for his film A Land Imagined at the 71st Locarno International Film Festival back in August 2018.

Mr Yeo is the first Singaporean to win the coveted top prize in this European film festival. According to a local pundit, “Winning at Locarno is a massive achievement for the avant-garde auteur. The first edition was held in 1946, making it the first international film festival to take place after World War II.”

The film follows a lonely construction worker from China who goes missing in Singapore after forming a virtual friendship with a mysterious online gamer and a police investigator who uncovers much more than he bargained for in order to find him.

A Land Imagined is released in Singapore theatres from 21 February 2019.

A/P Chris McMorran’s new podcast – This little dot we call home

Associate Professor Chris McMorran from the Department of Japanese Studies, together with a team of students, recently produced a podcast series called “Home on the Dot” and the project was featured in NUS News.

The podcast consists of 10 episodes, each revolving around a particular aspect of Singapore related to the idea of home, such as public housing and hawker centres.

The podcast is available at the Home on the Dot blog or via iTunes by searching for “Home on the Dot”. Six episodes, each about 20 to 25 minutes in length, have been posted, with another four to be shared in the weeks to come.


An Invitation to OSA Dean’s Dialogue – NUS’s New Education Model

Given that we are living in a rapidly changing world, lifelong learning is the key to ensuring that we stay professionally relevant.

Prof Ho Teck Hua, Senior Deputy President and Provost, will share details about the NUS Lifelong Learners (NUS L³) programme. All NUS graduates are automatically eligible to join the programme, for up to 20 years from the time they are admitted to NUS.

Join us for an interactive dialogue on how you can maximise your learning journey at NUS.

Read more about Prof Ho here, and RSVP for the event here.

Invitation to 2018 NUS Teaching Roadshow @ FASS

To all FASS faculty members!

The Academy is organizing a Roadshow Visit to FASS during Recess Week on 2 March 2018 (Friday). During which, we will share what the Academy does, and present a panel discussion on how we might become effective teachers.

You are welcome to sign up HERE, and to direct any enquiries to Ms. Ng Cheng Cheng (cdtngcc@nus.edu.sg) or Vickneswari (cdtvs@nus.edu.sg).

We look forward to meeting and dialoguing with many FASS colleagues on 2 March!


Grandfather’s tongue (Page 33)

Thursday, 8 February 2018

The Peak

This was an interview with Associate Professor Lee Cher Leng from the Department of Chinese Studies at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in which she noted that the revival of interest in Chinese dialects among young adults is sparked by a practical need to converse with an ageing population that is neither fluent in English nor Mandarin. Assoc Prof Lee also shared that beyond administering to the elderly, the interest in learning the mother tongue of Singapore’s pioneer generation is a sign of individuals attempting to anchor their identities.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2018 Undergraduate Programme – closing soon

Ministry of Foreign Affairs 2018 Undergraduate Programme application period is coming to a close. Make your application on www.mfa.gov.sg/career.

This internship does not qualify for FAS2551/FAS2553. You may have it acknowledged with FAS2550. For more information about these FASS internship modules and the FASS Internship Programme, please visit http://www.fas.nus.edu.sg/studentlife/internships/fassip.html.


FASS Forward to the Exams 2017


Dear FASS Freshmen,

As we approach the end of the semester, the Dean’s Office is organising a 2-hour session next week to help you prepare for your first exams at FASS. Specially designed for students in their first year, FASS Forward to the Exams features 4 lecturers and 4 senior-year students across different disciplines, who will share their insight on how to deal with your exams in an interactive seminar setting.

If you would like to obtain first-hand study tips and advice from lecturers on how to cope with exams, this session is just for you! Together with senior students from Sociology, Psychology, History and Geography, our very own FASS lecturers from Philosophy, Economics, English Language & Literature and Southeast Asian Studies will be there to share their personal experiences, study tips and exam strategies!

  • Date: Wednesday, 1 November 2017
  • Time: 4-6pm
  • Venue: FASS Seminar Room B (AS7 Level 1)
  • Format: 40-minute Panel session and Small-Group Q&A

Click HERE to register! Limited spaces available! For enquiries and more information, please contact Lynn (lynnseah@nus.edu.sg or 66013496).