NUS economics student Ms Chua Pei Fen and her team has created a website that aims to prevent charitable resources from being wasted.
NUS student Mr Lucas Teo has achieved a new personal best of 3min 43.036sec to win a historic men's canoe gold, the first for Singapore in SEA Games history.
Prof Kishore Mahbubani, Dean of the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy (LKY School) at NUS shared his thoughts on the new political environment in Singapore and what is in store for the country, ahead of the 'Singapore at 50: What Lies Ahead?' Conference that will be organised by the Institute of Policy Studies and the LKY School at NUS in July 2015.
Ms Natalie Tan, an NUS law student, shared about her preparation for the team dressage category in the SEA Games 2015 equestrian competition. She had previously won a bronze in the category at the 2013 SEA Games in Myanmar.
Assoc Prof Leonard Lee, Dean's Chair from NUS Dept of Marketing opined that businesses that place social value at the centre of their sports sponsorship strategies will be well positioned in the long term, while creating impactful, sustainable change on the communities they reach.
Researchers from NUS and Duke-NUS Graduate Medical School Singapore, in a collaboration with National University Hospital and Singapore General Hospital, have launched a two-year clinical trial of an asthma drug, Ketotifen, on dengue patients, to see if it may be able to prevent more severe forms of dengue.
Assoc Prof Koh Hwee Ling from NUS Dept of Pharmacy urged that it is important to eat a balanced diet that includes a variety of food. She also cautioned that many of the purported benefits of taking certain single foods have not been clinically proven in humans, and hence one should consume everything in moderation until more is known about the effects.
Former Chief Justice of Singapore Mr Chan Sek Keong and business leader Mr Stephen Lee Ching Yen have been appointed as the University's new Pro-Chancellors. They join Mr Ngiam Tong Dow, Dr Cheong Siew Keong and Mr Po'ad Mattar in the University's Chancellery, which is headed by Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, NUS Chancellor and President of Singapore.
Prof Low Sui Pheng, from the Dept of Building at the NUS School of Design and Environment, and Director, Centre for Project Management and Construction Law at NUS, highlighted that measuring construction productivity is not a straightforward task and suggested that it is more meaningful to look at site productivity by floor area per man-hour in a project.
A team of experts from NUS led by Associate Professor Karina Gin from the NUS Faculty of Engineering is working with national water agency PUB to conduct a five-year study to understand better the different types of the cynobacteria algae in fresh water and the conditions that cause them to multiply.