In conversation with Syed Farid Alatas (29 Jun)

The Daily Observer

This was an interview with Professor Syed Farid Alatas from the Department of Sociology at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who shared his views on the emergence and augmentation of alternative discourses of non-western thinkers in the process of universalising and internationalising the social science.

Click here to read the article.

Annual Teaching Excellence Award 2016/17

FASS is pleased to announce that the following faculty members won the Annual Teaching Excellence Award (ATEA) 2016/17:

  • Ms Cho Jin Hee (Center for Language Studies)
  • Assoc Prof Ong Chang Woei (Chinese Studies)
  • Dr Ong Ee Cheng (Economics)
  • Dr Graham John Wolfe (English Language and Literature)
  • Dr Leslie Lee (English Language and Literature)
  • Dr Lee Li Neng (Psychology)
  • Assoc Prof Narayanan Ganapathy (Sociology)
  • Assoc Prof Chua Kynn Hong, Vincent (Sociology)
  • Dr Lee Geok Ling (Social Work)
  • Dr Zhou Ziqian Jan (Centre for English Language Communication; teaching the Faculty core module FAS1101)

As this is the third time he is winning the ATEA, A/P Narayanan Ganapathy will also be placed on the ATEA Honour Roll.

Each and every one of the above award winners is a testimony to our faculty’s commitment to excellent teaching, and the effort our staff puts into delivering the best to our students.

Congratulations to all of the award winners!

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!

 

Assoc Prof Stephen Lim wins Grand Prix Award at the Yamaha Electone Festival 2017 Singapore

 

We are delighted that Assoc Prof Lim Wee Hun Stephen (Department of Psychology) had clinched the Grand Prix Award (First Prize) at the national-level Yamaha Electone Festival (YEF) 2017 Singapore (Senior Section) held on 24 June 2017 at the Lee Foundation Theatre, Nanyang Academy of Fine Arts.

Assoc Prof Lim will thus be representing Singapore at the 2017 Asia-Pacific Electone Festival (APEF) which will be held on 15 October in Singapore at the Capitol Theatre, and competing with winners from China, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Malaysia, Taiwan, and Thailand. Winner/s of the APEF will proceed to compete at the international-level Yamaha Electone Concours 2017 which will be held on 2 and 3 December in Osaka, Japan.

Last year, on 29 October 2016, the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music inaugurated the YST Electone Orchestra, of which Prof Lim was a part.

We wish Assoc Prof Lim all the best and every success in representing Singapore!

 

NUS geographer Professor Henry Yeung conferred prestigious international award

Professor Henry Yeung, Co-Director of the Global Production Networks Centre at NUS, and economic geographer from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, has been conferred the Royal Geographical Society (with the Institute of British Geographers [IBG]) Murchison Award 2017.

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Professor Henry Yeung

The award was conferred by the Council of the Society in recognition of Prof Yeung’s pioneering publications on globalisation, and will be presented to him by the Society’s President, Mr Nicholas Crane, at the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) Medals and Awards ceremony 2017 in London on 5 June 2017. The Murchison Award is the most senior accolade in the awards category to be presented at the ceremony; the other category being the medals category.

Sharing his thoughts about receiving the prestigious award, Prof Yeung said, “It gives me enormous pleasure to have my work, which is all done in Singapore, recognised by the Royal Geographical Society. This award will spur me on further to take on Anglo-American geography and social science in an increasingly post-colonial world of knowledge production. I hope this award paves the way for further decentering of such knowledge production, particularly in the fields of humanities and social sciences. This means the rise of new centres of knowledge production, for instance in Asia, that can capitalise on our own locations as sites of laboratories for new insights and thoughts.”

Professor Henry Yeung

Prof Henry Yeung graduated with B.A. First Class Honours in Geography from NUS in July 1992, and obtained his PhD from the University of Manchester in England in 1995. He returned to Singapore on 31 December 1995 to begin his career in the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences. An eminent economic geographer and a highly cited academic, Prof Yeung’s research interests include theories and the geography of transnational corporations, global production networks and global value chains, East Asian firms and developmental states in the global economy.

Throughout his career, Prof Yeung has been accorded many honours, including being ranked first in the list of top 50 human geographers in the Journal of Economic Geography (Vol. 10) in 2010, and being conferred a Fellowship with the Academy of Social Sciences in the UK in 2012, in recognition of his significant contributions to social science.

A leading authority in his field, Prof Yeung has published widely. His latest book with Cornell University Press, titled Strategic Coupling: East Asian Industrial Transformation on the New Global Economy (2016), examines economic development and state-firms relations in East Asia, focusing in particular on South Korea, Taiwan and Singapore.

About the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), and its Medals and Awards

Founded in 1830, the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG) is the UK’s learned society and professional body for geography. It is a world leader in advancing geography and supporting its practitioners in the UK and across the world. Since 1832, the Society’s medals and awards have recognised excellence in geographical research and fieldwork, teaching and public engagement. They are presented annually in recognition of those who have made outstanding achievements within the sphere of geography.

For more information about the Royal Geographical Society (with IBG), please visit: http://www.rgs.org/HomePage.htm

The Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition 2017 (The Short Story)

To all staff and students of NUS,

Enter your original unpublished short story in The Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Competition 2017 (The Short Story) now and stand to win!

1st Prize: $10,000

2nd Prize: $6,000

3rd Prize: $4,000

The biennial Goh Sin Tub Creative Writing Prize is a gift from Dr Sylvia Goh to NUS in memory and recognition of her late husband Goh Sin Tub, one of Singapore’s best-known writers. The Competition is open to all members of the NUS community.  The closing date for receipt of entries is at 5pm on Thursday, 31 August 2017.

For more details of the competition and the official registration form, please click here.

Please email Angeline (ellanga@nus.edu.sg) for more information.

Department of Japanese Celebrates its 35th Anniversary!

 

On 5 November 2016, the Department of Japanese Studies and the Japanese Studies Alumni Group organised a dinner party at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House to celebrate the Department’s 35th anniversary. More than 60 former and present staff, alumni members and guests attended the special event. Participants were treated to an awesome night of good food, exciting games, and attractive prizes.

For more photos, visit the Department’s Facebook page!

Undergraduate Student Lounge at AS8 is now open!

The Faculty is pleased to announce that a new student lounge has been created exclusively for FASS undergraduates at AS8/01-03. Conveniently located near the Central Library and The Coffee Roaster café, the lounge will be a cosy corner for our undergraduates to discuss project work, study or mingle with fellow students. (Please note that no food and drinks are allowed in the lounge.)

The lounge is now open.  Do feel free to drop by to explore another possible study venue as you prepare for your examinations.

Wishing all students the best for your coming examinations!

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