15 October 2018 | Education

NUS students hoping to become entrepreneurs can apply for a new scholarship, thanks to a gift from Dr Stephen Riady, Executive Chairman of OUE Limited. The bond-free scholarship, which is open to first-year students from all disciplines, covers tuition fees and living allowances for four years of undergraduate studies. Scholarship recipients will receive guidance from NUS Enterprise and can also join the NUS Overseas Colleges Programme. Upon graduation, recipients who want to start a business venture can apply for seed funding. Six students have received the Stephen Riady Young Entrepreneur Scholarship in August 2018.

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15 October 2018 | Research

The findings of an NUS study on the wild boar population in the Central Catchment Nature Reserve in 2016, which were published in the Raffles Bulletin of Zoology in September 2018, has prompted the National Parks Board to consider embarking on an island-wide study of wild boars to guide population management of the animal in the future.

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14 October 2018 | Community, General News

Students from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine have taken the lead in providing free health screening for seniors for the past 13 years. The School partnered with the Health Promotion Board and Agency for Integrated Care for the first time this year, where about 650 student volunteers conducted free health screening for seniors in Jurong East recently.

Lianhe Zaobao

13 October 2018 | General News, Research

An extensive plan to protect Singapore's marine landscape, from mangroves and seagrass meadows to coastal forests and coral reefs, has been presented to the government. The ground-up initiative is led by NUS marine biologists including Biological Sciences lecturer Dr Zeehan Jaafar and PhD candidate Samantha Lai from the Experimental Marine Ecology Lab.

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11 October 2018 | Research

Asst Prof Yong Nan from the Depts of Strategy and Policy, and Marketing at NUS Business School had shared findings from a recent study which found that even if incentives to encourage off-peak travel by rail commuters were to be removed, most commuters would continue to travel at off-peak hours out of habit.

Lianhe Zaobao

11 October 2018 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Senior Research Fellow and Asst Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, examined the possible impact of a China-US trade war on China’s opening up and opined that trade, investments or cross-border would not be significantly affected by the trade spat.

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11 October 2018 | General News

A production of the NUS Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music, Assoc Prof Albert Tiu’s latest recording “Grand Russian” appears to be a first coupling of two mammoth piano sonatas of Russian composers Pyotr Tchaikovsky and Sergei Rachmaninov.

The Straits Times

10 October 2018 | General News

Assoc Prof Peter Borschberg from the Dept of History at NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences shared at a public lecture that the toponym of Singapura and its many variants have been taken apart and understood in different ways. The lecture, which is part of the ongoing Nalanda-Sriwijaya Centre’s lecture series called 1819 and Before: Singapore’s Pasts, was moderated by Adj Assoc Prof Kwa Chong Guan, also from the same department.

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10 October 2018 | General News

Mr Clement Sim, a third-year student at Duke-NUS Medical School, started I’m Steady Lah, a student-organised community service project that aims to remove the stigma associated with mental health disorders, in June last year with six of his schoolmates. Its first event was held in October 2018. The project is funded by Duke-NUS and a grant from the National Youth Council.

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09 October 2018 | General News

Assoc Professor Mak Yuen Teen from the Dept of Accounting at NUS Business School opined that it is critically important for boards and remuneration committees to have truly independent directors who are knowledgeable about remuneration matters to reduce the risks of expropriation of minority investors through remuneration.

The Business Times