[Seminar] Between Me and the Media: 20 Years of Singapore Chinese Media

Between Me and the Media: 20 Years of Singapore Chinese Media
Presented By NUS Chinese Studies Students’ Society 

Date: 25 October 2012 (Thursday)

Time: 6pm to 8pm

Venue: AS1/03-01

(1)    Ms. Tan Li Yi, current Ngee Ann Polytechnic lecturer, former Mediacorp YES 93.3FM DJ.

(2)    Mr. Bob Lee, former photojournalist of Lianhe Zaobao and MyPaper and award winner in numerous international photojournalist competitions

Description of Seminar:
The teaching track and the media career are two conventional career pathways that many Chinese Studies graduates decide to embark on. The two speakers have a great deal of experience in the local Chinese media industry, particularly with Mediacorp Radio and Singapore Press Holdings. Through the sharing of past experiences and how the local Chinese media industry has evolved in the past two decades, students will be able to gain greater insights about the industry. This will be helpful for students who are interested in embarking on a career in the media industry.


时间:6pm 至 8pm



(1) 陈丽仪女士:现任义安理工学院讲师;前新传媒YES 93.3 DJ

(2) 前任《联合早报》和《我报》摄影记者,曾多次荣获国际摄影记者奖项


[NES BizAsia] Hong Kong Outgoing Trip

NUS Entrepreneurship Society is organizing BizAsia Hong Kong 2012, a 3-day international student summit that focuses on entrepreneurship in Hong Kong. For more details on the summit, please refer to the e-flyer below.

About BizAsia

BizAsia was established by the NUS Entrepreneurship Society (NES) in 2005, as part of the NES Global Projects division. It is an entrepreneurial student initiative offering bilateral student exchange programs. BizAsia endeavors to promote the spirit of entrepreneurship, create professional networks between prominent universities in Asia and forge meaningful relationships between students and successful entrepreneurs. Over the years, BizAsia has built strong partnerships with prominent universities in China, Hong Kong, Japan, South Korea and Taiwan.

Chasing Yesterday

Dear fellow NUS students/staff,

NUS Stage presents Chasing Yesterday, a double-bill of new Singapore plays. These are stories told with urgency, sensitivity and aplomb, asking difficult questions about human struggles grand and small, familiar and extraordinary.Valerie-Ann Tan’s ‘Begin’ is the story of an intelligent young woman coming to terms with her impending death. Gwendolyn Lee’s ‘Chasing Yesterday’ is a loving portrait of three siblings at different points in their lives. A production with great heart and honesty, this showcase of new writing will surprise and inspire.

The plays are directed by NUS undergraduates: ‘Begin’ by Kim Tan and ‘Chasing Yesterday’ by Chen Ying Xuan under the mentorship of the artistic co-directors of Checkpoint Theatre : Huzir Sulaiman and Claire Wong.

Show dates: 31 October (Wednesday) and 1 November (Thursday)

Show Time: 8pm

Venue: NUS, University Cultural Centre

Support us and hope to see you and your friends there!

It is free admission and tickets are on a first-come-first-serve basis.

Visit our ‘Chasing Yesterday’ facebook event page for more information: www.facebook.com/events/373399559405008/

NUS Stage facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/nusstage

For enquiries, email us at: nusstage (at) gmail.com

Inaugural Prime Minister Social Service Awards for 2 Social Work Students

On 11 October 2012, two FASS students received the inaugural Prime Minister Social Service Awards at the National Council of Social Services’ (NCSS) 20th anniversary held at the Holiday Inn Atrium. Both from the Department of Social Work, Sarah Pyne Pennefather is a Second Year student and Muhammad Fareez Bin Mohd Fahmy is doing his Masters degree.

The Prime Minister’s Social Service Award was launched in 2012 and aims to encourage more Singaporeans to choose careers in social service. Besides outstanding academic achievements, the recipient should demonstrate exemplary passion and drive to tackle social problems and improve the lives of the disadvantaged. This award is worth $10,000 and would go towards defraying expenses incurred for research and project work that scholars undertake during the course of study.

To read the news articles, click here and here.

Local theatre academic KK Seet conferred Vanguard Award by 23 theatre groups (ZBNow, Page 7)

Lianhe Zaobao (ZBNow, Page 7)

Thursday, 11 October 2012

 Local theatre academic KK Seet conferred Vanguard Award by 23 theatre groups (ZBNow, Page 7)

 It was reported that local theatre academic Dr KK Seet has been conferred the Singapore Theatre Vanguard Award presented by 23 theatre groups in recognition of his contributions to the local theatre scene. Dr Seet is one of the founders of the NUS Theatre Studies Programme.

Click here to read the full article.

Prof Henry Yeung conferred as Academician with the Academy of Social Sciences

Prof Henry Yeung, Department of Geography, was recently conferred as an Academician with the Academy of Social Sciences (ASS). Prof Yeung shares the honour with only over 700 academics and is the only academic from an Asian university.

Prof Yeung is a highly influential academic whose research interests cover, broadly, theories and the geography of transnational corporations, Asian firms and their overseas operations and Chinese business networks in the Asia-Pacific region. Throughout his career, he has been accorded many honours, among which, he was ranked first on the list of top 50 human geographers in the Journal of Economic Geography (Vol. 10), placing him in the ranks of prominent geographers such as Nigel Thrift, Peter Taylor, Billie Turner and Michael Goodchild.

The Academy’s mission is to promote social sciences in the United Kingdom for the public benefit and is composed of over 700 Individual Academicians and 43 Learned Societies. Academicians are distinguished scholars and practitioners from academia and the public and private sectors. Most of the Learned Societies in the social sciences in the United Kingdom are represented within the Academy.

Being an Academician means that a peer group has reviewed the standing and impact of one’s work and found it worthy of the conferment of the award of Academician. Typically, the award would not be conferred until the person being nominated is in at least mid career, with significant achievements to their name, and they must have contributed to social science more broadly than the normal demands of their job. This contribution can be the area of thought leadership, practitioner applications or policy development. This peer group recognition is valued by holders of the award and has often been found to be helpful in supporting applications for new roles, internal promotion and wider standing.

Best Paper Prize for Assoc Prof Anthony Chin

At the recent 2012 International Association of Maritime Economists Conference (IAME 2012 Taipei), A/P Anthony Chin from the Department of Economics, together with Dr Raymond Ong Ghim Ping (Faculty of Engineering) and Dr Dong Yang (Centre for Maritime Studies), was awarded the Hanjin Prize for Best Paper. The Hanjin Prize was established in 1998 by Hanjin Shipping and IAME with the aim of supporting scholars and academic development of shipping and logistics. The prize is awarded to the best paper at the IAME every year.

For IAME 2012, 284 papers by scholars from 54 nations were submitted and out of these papers, A/P Chin’s paper, “An Exploratory Study on the Effect of Trade Data Aggregation on International Freight Mode Choice” clinched the prize. The paper explores the use of trade data in mode choice analyses and how it can be effectively utilised to aid economists and transportation planners in formulating effective maritime freight strategies.

A/P Chin’s research areas include Mobility, land use and location economics; Consumer choice and pricing analysis: housing, new and used cars, cell phones, industrial and commercial property; Financing and privatisation of infrastructure; Demand management and strategic planning of transportation and hub analysis, travel behaviour modelling; Economics of crime and deception, behavioural methods and fMRI.

The IAME 2012 was held from 6 – 8 September in Taipei, Taiwan and was organised by the Shipping, Port, and Logistics Research Center (SPLRC) of Kainan University and Chinese Maritime Research Institute (CMRI) in Taiwan, and Jungseok Research Institute of International Logistics and Trade (JRI) of Inha University in Korea. It provided a unique global conference for academics, key industry practitioners, and policy makers from diverse backgrounds and interests to meet, discuss and debate critical and challenging issues that will affect the future direction of international shipping, port and logistics research and practice.

Invitation to Participate in Mobile App Experiment

Dear Students

Are you keen to try out the latest social networking application on the mobile phone? If the answer is yes, you are invited to participate in our lab experiment to test this application.

The experiment will be carried out between 15 October 2012 – 19 October 2012. In the experiment, you will be given the mobile application to try out. Thereafter, you will fill up a survey regarding your experience using the application.

As a token of appreciation, you will receive $10 for your participation in the one-hour experiment.

Please register your interest by emailing adrianzy@comp.nus.edu.sg with the following information.

  • Name:
  • Current year of study:
  • Nationality:
  • Mobile number:
  • Model of mobile phone – e.,g. Nokia 5220, Iphone 5, etc
  • Number of times you use the apps on your mobile phone:
  • How long you have been using mobile phones:

Students will receive an email informing them about the confirmed date and time. All information will be kept with the strictest confidentiality.

Thank you for the attention and all the best for your forthcoming examinations!

Best Regards

Adrian Tan (Mr)
Undergraduate Student, Major in E-Commerce
Department of Information Systems
School of Computing
National University of Singapore
E-mail: adrianzy@comp.nus.edu.sg
Website: http://www.comp.nus.edu.sg/~adrianzy/

Studying in Europe’s Oldest Cities

“It was a great privilege to study in one of Europe’s oldest cities. What I find most fascinating about Edinburgh is that it looks almost the same as it was in the 1800s. Walking on cobblestones, living at the foot of the Edinburgh castle, and wandering into lecture halls where chairs were placed on a steep gradient to facilitate live surgical demonstrations. Being a history major made the experience even more haunting. Under the multi-disciplinary NUS-Edinburgh joint PhD program, I had the opportunity to study not just history but also anthropology and STS (Science, Technology and Society). The journey was broadening, and humbling.”

Chee Pui Yee Elizabeth
Joint PhD with University of Edinburgh