27 April 2017 | Education

Yale-NUS College undergraduates Mr Nicholas Lua and Mr Vincent Lee were introduced to the Sanskrit language through an online class offered through the College’s partnership with Yale University. The lessons were taught by Asst Prof Malcolm Keating of Yale-NUS College whose expertise is in how the Indian philosophical tradition treats language.

The Straits Times

25 April 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian, Director of the East Asian Institute at NUS, noted that the emergence of social media has rendered the traditional control of data impossible, giving rise to fake news in the US and other such “alternative truths”. He opined that whether the Internet leads to a shining light or darkness depends on the societal environment by which it is sustained.

Lianhe Zaobao

23 April 2017 | Research

A study led by NUS graduate student Ms Diong Huey Ting and Prof William Hal Martin of the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine found that Singapore’s average outdoor sound level throughout the day is 69.4 decibels – which exceeds NEA’s recommendation of no more than 67 decibels averaged over an hour.

The Sunday Times, Tamil Murasu

23 April 2017 | Education

Assoc Prof Yeo Wee Yong from the Dept of Finance at NUS Business School explained that the term “inflation” refers to the rise on general prices, and inflation is important because high inflation affects everyone and most countries depend on their central banks to manage inflation.

The Sunday Times

23 April 2017 | Research

The ‘walking football’ initiative, a more leisurely form of playing the sporting activity, is a three-party research effort among NUS, the University of Malaya and Edith Cowan University to explore the impact of exercise on health problems within the Malay community.

Suria News

22 April 2017 | Education, Community

NUS has received a new pledge of $5 million from Mr Chua Thian Poh, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Ho Bee Land Limited, to expand the Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme. The programme was inaugurated in 2011 with a generous gift of $5 million from Mr Chua.

Channel NewsAsia, Lianhe Zaobao

22 April 2017 | General News

Six eminent individuals were conferred the Distinguished Arts and Social Sciences Alumni Award by the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, in recognition of their distinguished scholarship and outstanding service to the Faculty, the University and Singapore.

Lianhe Zaobao

22 April 2017 | Education

Woh Hup has given $1 million, in conjunction with its 90th anniversary celebration, to establish a Visiting Professorship programme at the Dept of Civil and Environmental Engineering at NUS Faculty of Engineering.

Lianhe Zaobao

22 April 2017 | General News

Mr Scott Wightman, Britain’s High Commissioner to Singapore, spoke in a session at the inaugural NUS Medicine International Council Conference on 21 April, titled “Asia-Europe relations post Brexit”, where he discussed the implications of Britain’s withdrawal from the European Union.

Lianhe Zaobao

21 April 2017 | General News

Former head of the Singapore Civil Service Mr Peter Ho, who is a member of the NUS Board of Trustees and Visiting Fellow at the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy at NUS, spoke on Singapore’s ambition to be a Smart Nation at his second Institute of Policy Studies-Nathan Lecture on 19 April. He pointed out that being a Smart Nation calls for innovation at the systems level to solve national problems, and that its realisation is the sum of many innovations, big and small.

The Straits Times