Census prep gets thumbs up

Sunday, 26 January 2014

Myanmar Times

Prof Paul Cheung, from the Department of Social Work, is the co-chair of International Technical Advisory Board (ITAB) of the 2014 Myanmar Population and Housing Census. A panel from the board said at a press conference on 24 January that they had found preparations for the nationwide survey to be in compliance with international standards.

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My Cup of Tea – Chat with Dr Stephen Lim

My Cup of Tea – Chat with Dr Stephen Lim

(Pursuing a Multi-Disciplinary Educational Experience at FASS)

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At play with monsters and fruits

Sunday, 26 January 2014

The Sunday Times

This was a report on the buzz over old playgrounds in Housing Board estates built from the 1970s to 1990s. Professor Lily Kong from the Department of Geography at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who is also NUS Vice President (University and Global Relations) and Vice Provost (Academic Personnel), noted that the interest in playgrounds could be tied to the growing interest in heritage over the last three to five years, especially among those in their 30s to 50s. Prof Kong added that this group look back to the 1970s and 1980s with nostalgia about what characterised their experiences and the landscape of that particular period.

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Legacy Begets Literature

Saturday, 25 January 2014

The New Indian Express

This was a report on Emeritus Professor Edwin Thumboo from the Department of English Language & Literature at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, who spoke at the fourth Hyderabad Literary Festival. Prof Thumboo gave an insight into the history of the English language and shared his views about the lack of a cultural legacy.

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Demographic challenges revisited

Thursday, 23 January 2014

The Business Times

This was an article contribution by Professor Paul Cheung from the Department of Social Work at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, on the demographic challenges facing Singapore. He concluded that the need to forge a public consensus on our manpower policy and the role of foreigners in our society is more apparent than ever before. Prof Cheung added that we need this shared understanding and shared responsibility to meet the future demographic challenges and to sustain the growth and prosperity of our nation.

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Teaching Economics in North Korea? Audacity: Redefining Your Career – Saturday Jan 25, 2014




Are you unsure about where your FUTURE will take you?  Don’t want to get stuck in the career rat race, nor simply follow the traditional path?  Audacity is here to inspire you to redefine the status quo.

Singapore’s only nationwide student career conference is back after overwhelming response last year! Registration is now live for Audacity 2014, January 25th. Our opening keynote speaker, Geoffrey See, will blow your mind away, as he talks about empowering youth in North Korea through his own social enterprise, the Choson Exchange.

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Team Audacity

Academics: Government could implement cultural heritage impact assessment framework with setting up of new division

Sunday, 19 January 2014

Lianhe Zaobao

This was a report on the International Conference on State Policy and the Cultural Politics of Heritage-Making in East and Southeast Asia, which was organised by the Institute of Southeast Asia Studies, Singapore Research Nexus of the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and the International Institute for Asian Studies, Netherlands. Some of the topics discussed were on heritage assessment in Singapore and the interest with Bukit Brown.

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Rare look into S-E Asia from 400 years ago

Saturday, 18 January 2014

The Straits Times

This was a review of the book “The Memoirs And Memorials Of Jacques De Coutre: Security, Trade And Society In 16th- And 17th-century Southeast Asia”, edited by Associate Professor Peter Borschberg of the Department of History at the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and published by NUS Press. The 453-page volume provides a rare first-hand account of the political and trading landscape of present-day Southeast Asia between 1593 and 1603.

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