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!
We are very pleased to extend our warmest congratulations to the following colleagues on their achievements in teaching. Forty-two FASS faculty members have been awarded the Faculty Teaching Excellence Award for their work in AY2015-16. Of these faculty members, 15 have also been nominated for the Annual Teaching Excellence Award and one for the Outstanding Educator Award. We will know the outcome of these nominations in due course (early 2017).
|Dr Chan Kwang Guan Daniel||Centre For Language Studies|
|Dr Izumi Walker||Centre For Language Studies|
|Dr Park Mihi||Centre For Language Studies|
|Mr Yuzuru Hamasaki||Centre For Language Studies|
|Ms Rungnapa Kitiarsa||Centre For Language Studies|
|Ms Sasiwimol Klayklueng||Centre For Language Studies|
|A/P Ong Chang Woei||Chinese Studies|
|A/P Phua Chiew Pheng||Chinese Studies|
|A/P Yung Sai-Shing||Chinese Studies|
|Dr Mohamed Elmie Bin Nekmat||Communications and New Media|
|Mr Gui Kai Chong||Communications and New Media|
|Dr Georgios Georgiou||Economics|
|Dr Ong Ee Cheng||Economics|
|Dr Sng Tuan Hwee||Economics|
|Mr Chua Yeow Hwee||Economics|
|A/P Wee Su-Lin, Valerie||English Language & Literature|
|Dr Ang Wan Ling, Susan||English Language & Literature|
|Dr Leslie Lee||English Language & Literature|
|Dr Liang Peilin||English Language & Literature|
|Dr Loon Seong Yun, Robin||English Language & Literature|
|Dr Daniel Adam Friess||Geography|
|Dr Kamalini Ramdas||Geography|
|A/P Neo Choong Tiong, Harvey||Geography|
|A/P Maitrii Victoriano Aung Thwin||History|
|A/P Timothy Percy Barnard||History|
|Dr Donna Maree Brunero||History|
|Dr Chris McMorran *||Japanese Studies|
|Dr Sher Banu A.L. Khan||Malay Studies|
|A/P John Christian Holbo||Philosophy|
|A/P Lim Tze Kiat, Elvin||Political Science|
|A/P Terence Lee Chek Liang||Political Science|
|A/P William Ward Bain||Political Science|
|A/P Trevor Bruce Penney||Psychology|
|Dr Cha Yeow Siah||Psychology|
|Dr Iliana Magiati||Psychology|
|A/P Stuart William George Derbyshire||Psychology|
|A/P Esther Goh Chor Leng||Social Work|
|Dr Lee Geok Ling||Social Work|
|Dr Wong Yuh Ju||Social Work|
|A/P Joon Mo Son||Sociology|
|Dr Feng Qiushi||Sociology|
|A/P Irving Chan Johnson||Southeast Asian Studies|
Congratulations to all our winners for their excellent work!
We are delighted that our CDP (Concurrent Degree Programme) student Mr. Elvis W. S. Tan has snared the coveted Gold Award conferred by the Singapore Psychological Society at the national-level Student Research Awards on 1 October 2016, on the basis of his ongoing Integrated Thesis research mentored by Dr. Stephen Lim, Director of the NUS Cognition and Education Laboratory. This was a joint research venture with the Division of Cognitive Psychology in Education, Graduate School of Education, Kyoto University.
The researchers comment: “Here, we explored the role of cognitive processes — global versus local processing styles — in students’ academic risk taking tendencies. Participants first read a short passage, which provided the context for their subsequent academic risk taking decisions. Following which, participants undertook the Navon’s task and attended to either global letters or local letters only, i.e., were either globally- or locally-primed. The effects of priming on academic risk taking were then assessed using a perception-based measure (Experiment 1) and a task-based measure (Experiment 2). Experiment 1 provided preliminary evidence, which Experiment 2 confirmed, that globally-focused individuals took more academic risk than did locally-focused individuals, after controlling for participants’ need for cognition (how much they enjoy effortful cognitive activities). Additionally, the inclusion of and comparisons with a control group in Experiment 2 revealed that locally-focused participants drove the observed effects. The theory of predictive and reactive control systems (PARCS) provides a cogent account of our findings. We discussed future directions and practical applications in education.”
The winning research, titled “The influence of global-local processing styles on academic risk taking”, has recently been accepted for publication in The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology (Impact Factor: 2.130).
Elvis shares his research experience: “Research – the notion of testing our ideas fairly and rigorously – is a truly integrative experience. The process of research is arduous, exciting, and humbling all at the same time. It has taught me to move forward with a sense of confidence and humility – not only in the field of research, but also in education and in life. Whilst research may seem like a primarily independent endeavour, this journey is fondly shared with mentors, family, friends, and eager participants. I would like to dedicate this award to the giant in my academic journey, Dr. Stephen Lim, for his dedication, guidance, and inspiration.”
We extend our congratulations to Elvis and Dr. Lim!
The Annual Communications and New Media (CNM) Alumni Dinner was held for second time on 12 August at the NUSS Suntec City Guild House. The evening started with Professor Mohan Dutta, the Head of Department addressing the gathering, followed by the CNM Awards.
This year, the Outstanding Alumnus Award was given to Ms Audrey Tan, the co-founder of Angels of Impact and Playmoolah.
Alumnus Magazine Oct-Dec 2016 Issue (Pg.34)
Prof Mohan Dutta, Head of the Department of Communications and New Media and NUS Provost’s Chair Professor, was selected as the 2016 ICA Applied/Public Policy Communication Researcher. The prestige is awarded by the International Communication Association (ICA), which is an academic association for scholars interested in the study, teaching, and application of all aspects of human and mediated communication.
“The Applied Research Award honors a scholar or group of scholars who has or have produced a systematic and outstanding body of research that addresses a significant communication problem of relevance to a public representing one or more groups of stakeholders relevant to a division(s) or interest group(s) of ICA. Individual or collaborative applied research programmes which include community engagement, group and organisational interventions, or advocacy and/or political policy work at the local, national, international and/or global levels are all appropriate candidates for this award.”
Prof Dutta received the award at the 66th Annual Conference of the International Communication Association held in Fukuoka, Japan on 11 June 2016.
Our heartiest congratulations to Prof Dutta!
16 March 2016
The Straits Times
Dr Rosaleen Ow and Associate Professor Ngiam Tee Liang, Department of Social Work, were among the ten social work pioneers who had been honoured for their contributions at the 10th annual Social Workers’ Day (SWD). Over the last 30 years, their contributions had laid the groundwork for improving lives in Singapore.
At the event, Dr Ow said, “Society is increasingly having sub-groups popping up, people we didn’t notice before. We can no longer put our heads in the sand and say that we don’t want to work with people who are different.”
This year’s SWD was graced by Minister for Social and Family Development, Mr Tan Chuan-Jin and was attended by more than 500 social service practitioners.
To read the full article, click here.
Dr. Stephen Lim is among the select group of NUS faculty members recently nominated and sponsored by the NUS Office of the Provost to undergo the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SoTL) Leadership Certificate on Curriculum and Pedagogy in Higher Education program by the University of British Columbia. This program prepares academic leaders to develop expertise for scholarly approaches to, and the scholarship of, teaching, learning, and curriculum practices in contextually–bound higher education settings. Dr. Lim is the very first FASS colleague to have successfully completed the program.
We congratulate Dr. Lim on making this significant milestone.
The NUS Sports Awards 2015 Ceremony was held at the University Town on 25 September 2015, graced by NUS Deputy President (Academic Affairs) and Provost Professor Tan Eng Chye.
We congratulate our Assistant Dean, Dr. Stephen Lim, for being one of only two recipients of the 2015 Supportive Staff Award. In addition to meeting and guiding FASS Sports Scholars regularly, Dr. Lim inspires and empowers student athletes beyond his classroom and research lab.
Dr. Lim comments: “In my view, holistic educational experiences are important. My wish is for FASS and NUS students to excel not just academically and in student-led research, but also in such areas as sports, the performing arts, and community work. I particularly wish, on this occasion, that many more deserving students will come to benefit from the NUS Sports Scholarships and Grants. I look forward to continually contributing towards NUS’s educational landscape in as many diverse ways as are within my capacities.”
Congratulations again, Dr. Lim.
National Day Awards are a means of recognising various forms of merit and service to the nation. This year, a total of 3,888 individuals in 23 award categories received National Day Honours.
We are pleased to announce the following National Day Honours awarded to our FASS faculty and staff members. Our warmest congratulations to:
THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MEDAL (SILVER)
Prof Brenda Yeoh
Dean, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences
THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION MEDAL (BRONZE)
Assoc Prof Chan Wai Meng
Associate Professor, Centre for Language Studies
THE COMMENDATION MEDAL
Ms Karen Chan May Ling
Associate Director, Dean’s Office
THE EFFICIENCY MEDAL
Mdm Koh (Chong) Mui Gek
Management Assistant Officer, Department of Geography
THE LONG SERVICE MEDAL
Dr Alexander Lee Earn Yung
Senior Lecturer, Department of Social Work
Assoc Prof Maribeth Erb Mucek
Associate Professor, Department of Sociology
Mdm Yuen Sau Yoong
Management Assistant Officer, Centre for Language Studies