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  • 13 November 2019: Yale-NUS Visual Arts Society ...

    By Lim Tian Jiao Photo by Yoon Sun Woo/Yale-NUS College.  Every October, the Yale-NUS Visual Arts Society (VAS), a student organisation, organises Artober, a month-long series of visual arts-related activities open to the wider College community. Ranging from printmaking to pottery and museum exhibition tours to alumni sharing sessions, the vari...

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  • 12 November 2019: Creating a Culture of Care at...

    By Wisha Jamal Head of Counselling Mr Goh Zhengqin (left) and Counsellor-in-training Tara Dear. Image provided by Mok Wei Tong. According to research published by the American Psychological Association, declining mental health is becoming a growing problem on university campuses, with students facing problems such as depression and anxiety. To c...

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  • 8 November 2019: Yale-NUS collaborates with Yal...

    By Akanksha Madan Professor Joanne Roberts, Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs, Yale-NUS College delivering her welcome address.  On 18 October 2019, eminent scholars from across the world gathered at Yale-NUS College to share their research relating to fertility and infertility from an interdisciplinary perspective. Titled ‘Changing ...

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  • 1 November 2019: New Environmental Science labo...

    By Michelle Lee Those with a phobia of insects, beware – there is a room on campus where all kinds of creepy-crawlies live, from stick insects to tarantulas. While its existence might haunt your nightmares, it is actually an important laboratory that provides a rich resource for researchers on campus.  This room is the Insectary,...

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  • 29 October 2019: Yale-NUS students make a diffe...

    By Chloe Lim | Images provided by Jared Ng The spirit of giving has always been important to members of the Yale-NUS College community. Hence students at Yale-NUS like Nur Hazeem Abdul Nasser (Class of 2022) and Frances Pek (Class of 2022) have made giving back to the local community a central part of their...

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  • 25 October 2019: Harvard University Professor d...

    Professor Daniel Ziblatt speaking at Yale-NUS College. Image by Hunter Davis/Yale-NUS College.   By Harrison Linder On 9 October 2019, Eaton Professor of Government at Harvard University Daniel Ziblatt delivered the second annual Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs, sponsored by Professor Saw Swee Hock. Prof Ziblatt’s talk, titled “How Democ...

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  • 22 October 2019: Yale-NUS College hosts Humanit...

    By Wisha Jamal On 24 September 2019, Yale-NUS College, in partnership with the National University of Singapore (NUS), organised the Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS) Collaborative Workshop. Held in the College’s Tan Chin Tuan Lecture Theatre, the event was attended by around 60 Humanities and Social Sciences faculty members from both institu...

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  • 18 October 2019: Students learn hands-on skills...

    By Lim Tian Jiao  Image by Lim Tian Jiao/Yale-NUS College. In Yale-NUS College, students and staff alike have opportunities to develop hands-on skills beyond the curriculum, without leaving the campus. A prime example of this is the “Wednesday Workshops”, a series organised by the Educational Resources & Technology (ERT) Department, targeted...

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  • 15 October 2019: Yale-NUS Researcher received C...

    By Wisha Jamal On 9 August 2019, Dr Ng Li Fang, Head of Laboratories at Yale-NUS College, was awarded the Commendation Medal (Pingat Kepujian) by the Prime Minister’s Office for her distinguished service. The Commendation Medal is a National Day Award that honours commendable performance, competence and devotion to duty. Nominated by Yale-NUS Co...

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  • 11 October 2019: Yale-NUS Students bring parkin...

    By Bilge Arslan (PARK)ing Day is an annual international event that enables local community members to transform parking lots into creative public spaces for one day. In Singapore, the event is organised by the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) and supported by the Singapore Urban Redevelopment Authority (URA). This year’s (PA...

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  • 8 October 2019: Yale-NUS Women in Finance hosts...

    By Akanksha Madan | Images provided by Yale-NUS Women in Business On 11 September 2019, Yale-NUS Women in Finance, a committee of the student organisation Yale-NUS Women in Business, hosted the third edition of their annual conference. The conference brought together panellists from Barclays, Deutsche Bank, Standard Chartered Bank, and Citibank ...

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  • 4 Oct 2019: Volume One: Yale-NUS alumni become ...

      By Kevin Low “What is this speaking, who does it, why and how is this spoken?” This is how Mr Abdul Hamid bin Roslan (Class of 2017) would introduce his book to new readers. “This is a question whose tail eludes me. I have no answers.” Mr Hamid’s debut book of poetry, parsetreeforestfire, was...

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  • 1 October 2019: Prospective applicants get a ta...

    By Akanksha Madan Photo provided by Admissions & Financial Aid. During the week of 9 – 13 September 2019, Yale-NUS College welcomed over 100 prospective applicants to experience life as a ‘Kingfisher for a Day’ (KFAD). In its second edition this year, the programme gave participants the opportunity to spend time with a current Yale-NUS...

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  • 27 September 2019: Eminent husband-and-wife ant...

    By Jiang Haolie Photo by Charmaine Chua. Eminent anthropologists Professors Jean and John Comaroff, renowned for their joint work in African Studies and anthropology as a husband-and-wife team, were recently named Visiting J Y Pillay Professors at Yale-NUS College. The Professorship is part of the J Y Pillay Global-Asia Programme, which was esta...

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  • 25 September 2019: Students embark on a diverse...

    By Kelly Ng Every summer, Yale-NUS College students are offered the opportunity to pursue learning beyond the confines of the curriculum textbooks. In line with the College’s ethos of encouraging rigorous and global learning, the Yale-NUS Summer Research Programme (SRP) enables Yale-NUS students to pursue funded research projects, whether it may...

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  • 24 September 2019: Yale-NUS students win first ...

    By Bilge Arslan  A project by a Yale-NUS College team on improving the lives of refugees in Malaysia has won first place in a global student design ideas competition hosted by the University of New South Wales (UNSW), with Australian Red Cross, ARUP International Development, United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR) and the Associat...

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  • 18 September 2019: Yale-NUS College wins sustai...

    By Kelly Ng The Yale-NUS College Infrastructure, Safety & Security team, with Mr Dennis Aw fifth from left. Photo provided by the Yale-NUS College Infrastructure, Safety & Security Office. With the first semester of the new Academic Year 2019/2020 in full swing, the College grounds are stirring with bustling activity once again as studen...

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  • 17 September 2019: Students take on summer inte...

    By Bilge Arslan Summer is a time when many Yale-NUS College students embark on different experiential learning programmes – be it summer school, research or internship opportunities, both locally and overseas. In this second part of our series on Summer Internships 2019, we spoke with three students who did summer internships in Singapore and ex...

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  • 13 September 2019: Students explore food sustai...

    By Kelly Ng Image provided by Yeo Jing Ying.  During the past summer, two Yale-NUS College students, Yeo Jing Ying and Coco Oan (both from the Class of 2022), embarked on a month-long travel fellowship to Japan to study food sustainability. The Travel Fellowship programme is a summer programme spearheaded by Yale-NUS College’s Centre for...

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  • 10 September 2019: 6th Yale-NUS Student Governm...

    By Bilge Arslan The executive board of the current Yale-NUS Student Government. Image by Ashbel Chioh/Yale-NUS College. The Yale-NUS Student Government strives to represent all Yale-NUS students, abiding by the core principles of transparency, accountability, and efficiency. They act as a bridge between the administration and the students while ...

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  • 6 September 2019: Studying urban resilience in ...

    By Michelle Lee From 14 May to 19 July 2019, a group of five Yale-NUS College students participated in a new summer programme titled Water, Green Infrastructure and Urban Resilience Summer Programme. They were led by Assistant Professor of Practice in Social Sciences (Urban Studies) Valentina Zuin and her teaching assistant Ernest Tan (Class of...

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  • 3 September 2019: Yale-NUS Afro Society (YAS) s...

    By Chloe Lim The Yale-NUS Afro Society. Image by Darren Ang/Yale-NUS College. Receiving mentorship from industry professionals has always been regarded as a valuable opportunity for students at Yale-NUS, for them to gain insight on the working world and the new culture that comes with it. Students from the Yale-NUS Afro Society (YAS) have been...

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  • 30 August 2019: Gift supports students pursuing...

    By Yip Jie Ying Yale-NUS students have a diverse range of interests both inside and outside the classroom, ranging from academic tutoring and mentorship to ecological and biology research. One of the ways in which students have explored these interests is through pursuing international experiences abroad – and for many, precious opportunities li...

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  • 27 August 2019: Yale-NUS student and alumni rep...

    By Bilge Arslan From left: Ms Zhiwen Yap (Class of 2017), Ms Kathy Poh (Class of 2020), and Ms Clara Peh (Class of 2019). Image by Bilge Arslan/Yale-NUS College. This summer, one Yale-NUS student and three alumni participated in the 58th Venice Biennale (La Biennale di Venezia), one of the oldest and most prestigious global...

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  • 23 August 2019: Broadening horizons and explori...

    By Lim Wei Da Alexis at Make Cities Wild, an Arts Tropical event that focuses on art beyond a white cube gallery. Image provided by Alexis Chen. At Yale-NUS College, students have the opportunity to pursue summer internships locally or abroad for their personal and professional growth. Besides allowing students to broaden their horizons, interns...

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  • 20 August 2019: Yale-NUS students initiate Proj...

    By Daryl Yang Image provided by Trybe. While waiting to matriculate at Yale-NUS College, Joshua Tay (Class of 2021) took on an unconventional job: he worked as a supervision staff at the Singapore Boys’ Hostel. While he was there, he realised that there was a lack of support for juvenile offenders after they left the...

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  • 16 August 2019: Making a difference outside the...

    By Daryl Yang Yale-NUS students at Yishun Dam. Image provided by Asst Prof Valentina Zuin.               Late last semester, when most students were spending time indoors studying for their final examinations, a group of students were out in the sun picking up garbage along the Yishun Dam. They were all taking a course called Water...

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  • 13 August 2019: Yale-NUS College welcomes the C...

    By Melissa Wang The Class of 2023. On 8 August, Yale-NUS College officially welcomed the Class of 2023 at the First Year Assembly. The seventh intake of students comprised 246 exceptional students from 39 countries. Singaporeans continue to make up the largest pool of students in this year’s intake, hailing from 30 schools across Singapore....

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  • 6 August 2019: New batch of RCAs and DFs ready ...

    By Chloe Lim The Dean’s Fellows for AY 2019/2020 together with Yale-NUS Associate Director of Residential Education, Andrew McGeehan (back row, far right). Image by Ashley Yong/Yale-NUS College. At Yale-NUS College, student residential experience is supported by various members of the College community. In the front lines are the Dean’s Fellows ...

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  • 2 Aug 2019: Alumni from Yale-NUS build on their...

    By Kevin Low   “I think it is quite a common assumption that scientists don’t have to be good at writing – nothing could be further from the truth!” said Ms Chan Li Ting (Class of 2017). “The committee chair for my thesis was an excellent writer, and had extremely high expectations for written work...

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  • 30 July 2019: Professor Steven Bernasek succeed...

    By Dodi Yap Professor of Science (Chemistry) Steven Bernasek, the new rector of Cendana College. Image by Dodi Yap/Yale-NUS College. As part of their living and learning experience, all students in Yale-NUS College live on campus in one of three residential colleges (RCs), in which they stay for all four years of their undergraduate studies....

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  • 26 July 2019: Leaving a place better than when ...

    By Yip Jie Ying “Always leave a place better than when you found it.” This saying is one that Celeste Beh (Class of 2020) holds close to her heart, and it has motivated her to be actively involved in the Yale-NUS College community in various capacities, such as in the Student Government, the Tchoukball team...

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  • 23 July 2019: Humanities professors publish new...

    By Melissa Wang Several faculty members from the Yale-NUS College Division of Humanities have recently published new books, particularly those who specialise in History. One such professor is Associate Professor Claudine Ang, whose research interest is in Vietnamese, Southeast Asian and modern Chinese history. Assoc Prof Ang’s new book Poetic Tr...

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  • 19 July 2019: Students embark on part-time inte...

    By Lim Wei Da While most Yale-NUS College students take on internships during the summer, some students take on part-time internships during the semester to explore their professional and academic interests. Lucy Kuo (Class of 2020). Image by Yasunari Watanabe/Yale-NUS College.  Lucy Kuo (Class of 2020) previously interned at Ashoka, an organisa...

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  • 16 July 2019: Best of both worlds: Students par...

    By Kevin Low “Being outdoors exposed me to another world that I never really interacted with in my day-to-day city life,” Crystal Yong (Class of 2019) noted from Juneau, Alaska, where she is currently volunteering for a research programme. “It made me appreciate nature and all that it holds more than I did before.” Crystal...

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  • 12 July 2019: Learning from arts practitioners

    By Mathias Ooi  Associate Professor Joan MacIntosh (fourth from left, back row) with students in the An Actor’s Journey class. Image provided by Cora Ceipek and Vasudha Kataruka.  Last semester, Yale-NUS College students had the opportunity to take courses taught by two established arts practitioners – American stage actor Joan MacIntosh a...

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  • 9 July 2019: Yale-NUS’ In-Betweeners initiative...

    By Dodi Yap The first In-Betweeners Network Panel, held on 19 February. Image by Foong Xiu Ting. College is rarely a place where one size fits all. At a school like Yale-NUS College, differences are anticipated as students come from various countries and backgrounds. Some differences, however, inevitably manifest as challenges that students enco...

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  • 5 July 2019: Using the liberal arts and science...

    By Michelle Lee Having access to a road is to have a gateway to the world. For people in the rural villages of Nepal, a safely constructed road – something we tend to take for granted – means access to markets, education, healthcare, and social community.  But in Nepal, road construction can also complicate the...

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  • 3 July 2019: Learning outside the classroom: U...

    By Daryl Yang  Prof Chua Beng Huat (left) with Charlene Tan (centre) and Assoc Prof Erik Harms (right) in Orchard Road, Singapore, as part of a field trip for the Urban Singapore course. Image provided by Erik Harms.  Over the past semester, Charlene Tan (Class of 2019) found herself in different parts of Singapore on...

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  • 2 July 2019: Students and alumni pursue creativ...

    By Michelle Lee A scene from Flamingos, written and performed by Anthea Chua (Class of 2020) and Jirasiri “Numhom” Techalapanarasme (Class of 2019). Image by Ines Toa. The vibrant arts community within Yale-NUS College allows students to shine, whether in the visual arts, performing arts, or beyond. Some students and alumni also pursue their pas...

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  • 28 June 2019: Inaugural recipient of the Yale-N...

    By Daryl Yang Image by Weave\Yale-NUS College Over the past four years, Ms Helena Auerswald (Class of 2019) has enjoyed cycling around Singapore as a way of exploring the city. Hailing from Washington DC in the United States of America, she graduated from Yale-NUS College in May with a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Global...

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  • 25 June 2019: Yale-NUS Literary Awards recognis...

    By Bilge Arslan Now into its third year, the Yale-NUS College Literary Awards is an annual event that celebrates the literary talents of Yale-NUS students in fiction, nonfiction, playwriting and poetry. All students at Yale-NUS College, including exchange students and those who are overseas for study abroad are welcome to submit their works. The...

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  • 21 June 2019: Learning about China’s rise and t...

    By Lim Wei Da Image by Lucy Kuo.  In May 2019, journalist and Yale World Fellow Vincent Ni led a group of students from Yale-NUS College and Yale University to Cambodia to explore the rise of China and the future of Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) through journalism. The trip was part of Yale-NUS’...

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  • 19 June 2019: New student organisations contrib...

    By Daryl Yang Roosevelt Institute’s panel discussion on domestic workers’ rights in Singapore. Image provided by Vivien Su. When she was a first-year student at Yale-NUS College, Vivien Su (Class of 2021) realised that students in the community often came up with many great policy ideas, but there was no platform available to bring those...

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  • 18 June 2019: First Yale-NUS faculty member to ...

    By Melissa Wang Photo provided by Andrew Hui. “Everyone will get rejected from publishers, jobs, grant agencies. I like the formula: repetition + mastery = transcendence.” This is the winning formula that Associate Professor of Humanities (Literature) Andrew Hui applies in his career as an academic; and it is one that has certainly worked for...

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  • 14 June 2019: Field Research course enables Yal...

    By Bilge Arslan Setting up butterfly traps during the field trip to Pulau Ubin. Image provided by Asst Prof Michiel van Breugel.   At Yale-NUS College, the curriculum offers a window of opportunity for both theoretical knowledge and field research, enabling students to gain a different perspective to their learning. Field Research is one of the...

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  • 11 June 2019: Yale-NUS Debate Tuition: Creating...

    By Dodi Yap Image provided by Benjamin Goh. For many Yale-NUS College students, the College provides the avenue and opportunity to pursue their diverse interests. Students from the Yale-NUS Debating Society, however, also recognise that such opportunities can be extended to those outside the College community. From 2 February to 24 April, the So...

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  • 7 Jun 2019: Alumni in the arts find meaning in ...

    By Kevin Low   “A young teenage participant shared that when she saw herself reflected in the mirrored surfaces of Robert Morris’ ‘Untitled’ (four mirrored cubes), she felt like she was the artwork, which made her feel worthy,” said Ms Tan Heng Yeng (Class of 2018). “That was a particularly moving moment for me.” Ms...

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  • 5 June 2019: Diversity and location of Yale-NUS...

    By Denise Tan Exchange students exploring Batam, Indonesia. Image taken by Eman Ali. Last semester, Yale-NUS welcomed its largest cohort of exchange students since it first started classes. The batch of 45 students hailed from 24 institutions across 11 countries including American University, Oberlin College, Williams College, Universitat Pompeu...

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  • 31 May 2019: Georgette Chen Fellowship supports...

    By Yip Jie Ying Photo provided by Zhala Sarmast. As a Founding Benefactor of Yale-NUS College, the Georgette Chen Trust – named after the famed Singaporean painter of the 1900s – supports various members of the College community through its philanthropy. At the College, the Trust supports the Georgette Chen Study Award for financially needy...

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  • 28 May 2019: Courses in Artificial Intelligence...

    By Kelly Ng Associate Professor Robby Tan with his students Krzysztof Lis and Katherine Sun who took his Computer Vision and Deep Learning class. Image by Kelly Ng/Yale-NUS College.   In recent years, the field of Artificial Intelligence (AI) has been burgeoning across many industries, and presents new possibilities in areas from smartphone appl...

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  • 24 May 2019: Yale-NUS students explore a variet...

    By Bilge Arslan and Jeannie Tay Image by Adar Ng. Earlier this month, a group of eight Yale-NUS students put up a photography exhibition titled ‘Accretion’, featuring works using different methods of photography to explore a variety of social issues. Held from 2 to 11 May 2019 at Objectifs Centre for Photography and Film, the...

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  • 21 May 2019: Championing a cause: students spea...

    By Denise Tan Image provided by Nabilah Abdul Rahman. The Yale-NUS community has started several initiatives around the Yale-NUS campus in efforts to raise awareness on climate change and to promote environmentally sustainable living. From starting plant-based diets to organising pop-up thrift stores, students have been engaging in activities to...

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  • 17 May 2019: Learning about nature, place, and ...

    By Lim Wei Da Image provided by Zhang Liu. Oak Spring, Virginia, the United States is the former home of philanthropists and renowned art collectors, Bunny Mellon and Paul Mellon (who graduated from Yale University in 1929). After Bunny’s passing, the Mellons’ estate, Oak Spring Farm, was turned into the Oak Spring Garden Foundation, whose...

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  • 15 May 2019: The Yale-NUS Kingfisher Awards rec...

    By Dodi Yap | Images provided by the Yale-NUS Dean of Students’ Office Contributions at Yale-NUS rarely go unnoticed. From sports, special interests, community services to campus life, Yale-NUS offers many opportunities for individuals to contribute to the community while pursuing their interests. These contributions are recognised on both forma...

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  • 13 May 2019: Yale-NUS Celebrates Graduation 2019

    By Meddley Bourdeau On 13 May 2019, over 1000 guests joined in the celebrations as the College marked the graduation of its third cohort of students at the Yale-NUS Graduation Ceremony 2019. Held at the National University of Singapore (NUS)’s University Cultural Centre, the event was attended by VIPs including Senior Minister of State for...

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  • 10 May 2019: Liberal arts education prepares se...

    By Denise Tan  Annie Wang, a senior who will be working at GIC. Image by Tram Hoang. From diverse course offerings to opportunities and support provided by the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE), a Yale-NUS liberal arts education has prepared many seniors for a career in the corporate world. Three graduating seniors sh...

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  • 8 May 2019: Yale-NUS faculty share best practic...

    By Daryl Yang Photo provided by Jeannette Ickovics. On 20 and 21 April 2019, a group of Yale-NUS faculty travelled to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam to attend Fulbright University Vietnam’s inaugural conference. Titled ‘New Approaches to University Education in Asia’, our faculty aimed to share the best practices that they have developed since Yale-N...

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  • 7 May 2019: Senior capstones borne out of perso...

    By Kelly Ng As they complete their degree programme at Yale-NUS College, all students will work on an independent piece of scholarly work, the capstone, in their senior year. Students will work with one or two faculty members to develop their chosen research topic in a structured, supportive and collaborative environment. Image by Saksham Mehrot...

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  • 3 May 2019: Class of 2019 graduates pursue dive...

    By Daryl Yang Image by Ashbel Chioh/Yale-NUS College.  Upon completing his undergraduate studies this May, Daniel Lok (Class of 2019, in photo above) will be headed to Silicon Valley in the United States for a training boot camp. The boot camp will prepare Daniel for his new job as a software engineer with Facebook’s Singapore...

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  • 2 May 2019: Experts share insights into pressin...

    By Bilge Arslan Image provided by Ng Yi Ming. At Yale-NUS, students organise events that enable the community, both within and outside the College, to interact with a diversity of external speakers and panelists who are experts in their fields. Such events enable students to learn outside of the classroom by engaging in meaningful conversations...

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  • 30 April 2019: Yale-NUS Alumni Study Awards: A ...

    By Denise Tan  Photo by Ashbel Chioh. The ties between Terence Wang (Class of 2020), Foo Zhewei (Class of 2019) and Associate Professor of Science (Life Sciences) Khoo Hoon Eng, Rector of Saga College, run beyond their hometown of Penang, Malaysia. In what Terence terms a “serendipitous connection”, both students are the inaugural recipients of...

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  • 26 April 2019: Yale-NUS students head to gradua...

    By Michelle Lee For some Yale-NUS seniors, their educational journey is not stopping at graduation. Anandita Sabherwal, Tan Jia Hui, and Zhu Fangchen are among those whose love for learning led to plans to attend graduate school. Despite their different fields, all three share a passion for research and a desire to make a difference...

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  • 23 April 2019: From Singapore to Cambodia and C...

    By Chloe Lim Students from the Class of 2019 have been hard at work on their capstones over the past academic year. The capstone project is a year-long in-depth research study that Yale-NUS seniors embark on in their chosen major and field of study. The capstone marks the culmination of the students’ learning experience at...

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  • 18 April 2019: Liberal arts education stands Ya...

    By Michelle Lee The Yale-NUS Double Degree Programme with Law (DDP) is an innovative five-year programme that allows students to pursue both a liberal arts education and professional training in law. Offered jointly with the National University of Singapore (NUS) Faculty of Law, the inaugural batch of students graduated from the programme in 201...

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  • 17 April 2019: Yale-NUS recognises outstanding ...

    By Bilge Arslan Image by Bilge Arslan/Yale-NUS College Yale-NUS students are a creative and talented group of individuals, and nowhere is this more apparent than in the visual and performing arts. This year, the Division of Humanities, in collaboration with the Arts Spaces Committee, launched the inaugural Arts Awards to celebrate the vibrant ar...

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  • 12 April 2019: Eye-opening special seminars at ...

    By Kelly Ng From 11 to 15 March 2019, six faculty and staff members from Yale University conducted Special Seminar classes for students at the Yale-NUS campus. Over five classes that were conducted on consecutive days, students had the opportunity to learn a highly specialised subject and/or skill from esteemed visiting Yale faculty. This year,...

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  • 9 April 2019: Ancient Epics course enables cros...

    By Denise Tan Image by Carson Huang.   This year, Associate Professor of Humanities (Literature) Mira Seo and her students navigated the Trojan War in the Iliad, followed Rama’s adventures in the Ramayana, and visited museums in the University of Pennsylvania (UPenn) in the US. The trip to Philadelphia, which happened between 23 February and 3...

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  • 5 April 2019: Outstanding in their fields: Alum...

    By Kevin Low   “Being able to inspire and encourage others to grow their own food makes me optimistic about the future,” said Ms Kimberly Hoong. She is one of a handful of Yale-NUS College alumni who have swapped their pens for ploughshares, joining Singapore’s small but burgeoning agricultural industry after graduating. Ms Hoong works...

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  • 3 April 2019: Residential faculty engage studen...

    By Meddley Bourdeau Image provided by Yasmin Ortiga. From carefully curated museum trips to fine dining etiquette sessions, residential faculty at Yale-NUS College are creative with the manner in which they engage students beyond the classroom. The residential faculty programme at Yale-NUS College adds to the experiential learning experience for...

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  • 1 April 2019: Learning to lead and drive positi...

    By Mathias Ooi  Graduating seniors at the Leadership Symposium held on 13 March 2019 at the Yale-NUS Black Box Theatre, with keynote speaker Ms Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath (centre of photo), Chargé d’Affaires at the US Embassy in Singapore. Photo by Ashbel Chioh/Yale-NUS College.   The Yale-NUS Centre for International & Professional Experience...

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  • 29 March 2019: Nurturing outstanding leaders th...

    By Yip Jie Ying If you attended the recently concluded The Future of Our Pasts Festival organised by Yale-NUS College to commemorate the Singapore Bicentennial, you may have noticed First Storeys, a theatrical installation that examines the historical trajectory of housing in Singapore, with a focus on the resettlement during the 1950s to the 19...

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  • 26 March 2019: Building resilience against tsun...

    By Denise Tan Yale-NUS faculty from the science and humanities disciplines have teamed up to create a Virtual Reality for Disaster Resilience (VR4DR) platform where experts can have a realistic view of earthquake and tsunami prone neighbourhoods in Padang, Indonesia. Using the observations made possible through this platform, research experts, i...

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  • 20 March 2019: The Future of Our Pasts Festival...

    By Joshua Wong Panelists and moderators of the Project Creators’ Panel at the TFOOPFest launch. Image by TFOOPFest/Ashbel Chioh. The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest), which took place from 16 February to 17 March, was a chance for young artists around Singapore to showcase their work in reimagining Singapore history. Organised by Yale-NU...

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  • 19 March 2019: Yale-NUS senior awarded inaugura...

    By Daryl Yang | Banner photo by Jennifer Mayo/University of Notre Dame Image provided by Ashley Rowland On 22 February 2019, Ernest Tan (Class of 2019) received the inaugural Bartell Prize awarded at the Kellogg Institute for International Studies’ Human Development Conference (HDC). An Urban Studies major, Ernest was awarded the prize for his c...

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  • 15 March 2019: Yale-NUS scholarship holders con...

    By Michelle Lee One is a filmmaker. Another is going to be a teacher. A third will be working for Bloomberg as a financial analyst. What these three graduating Yale-NUS seniors have in common is that they are recipients of scholarships that have allowed them to pursue their passions throughout college and as they embark...

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  • 13 March 2019: New Dean of Students Robert Wess...

    By Melissa Wang Since the inaugural cohort started classes in 2013, Yale-NUS College has had six batches of students and has “reached a critical moment in its evolution – no longer in the pioneer early days,” shared the new Dean of Students Robert Wessling. Dean Wessling, who took the helm in February, has extensive experience...

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  • 12 March 2019: Encouraging conscious conversati...

    By Dodi Yap Image by Ashbel Chioh/Yale-NUS College   Yale-NUS College’s Diversity Week 2019 brought together members of the College community in a series of events and activities that initiated conversations on gender, accessibility, society and identity, as well as challenging accepted norms and differences. The second edition of this annu...

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  • 8 March 2019: Get up close and personal with th...

    By Daryl Yang On 9 March 2019, Yale-NUS College will open its doors to the public as part of NUS Open Day 2019. Throughout the day, prospective students will have the chance to get up close and personal with members of the Yale-NUS community. Instead of more formal panel discussions, Jasmine Seah, Director of Admissions...

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  • 5 March 2018: President’s Speaker Series: Charl...

    By Meddley Bourdeau Chip Goodyear spoke on the benefits and costs of tariffs and other protectionist policies. Image by Yasunari Watanabe/Yale-NUS College. On 21 February, Yale-NUS College had the honour of hosting Mr Charles ‘Chip’ Goodyear, who delivered a lecture on tariffs and other protectionist policies as part of Yale-NUS President’s Spea...

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  • 1 March 2019: Students publish papers alongside...

    By Chloe Lim At Yale-NUS College, students have many opportunities to work actively with faculty members on high-level research, gaining early exposure to the field of academia. This is largely due to the College’s low faculty to student ratio (about one to eight) and the focus on providing learning experiences beyond the classroom. As a...

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  • 26 February 2019: Yale-NUS’ first human library...

    By Denise Tan Start-up representatives and participants at the Human Library event held at Yale-NUS Performance Hall. Image by Asher Chua/Yale-NUS College.  The ‘library’ event that took place at Yale-NUS College on 22 January 2019 was different from what one would usually associate with a ‘book’ event. Instead of the usual informational boards ...

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  • 22 February 2019: Making an impact in the field...

    By Yip Jie Ying Established to support and nurture young academics as they participate in the College’s diverse curriculum and programmes, the J Y Pillay Fellowship is part of the J Y Pillay Global-Asia Programme, supported by philanthropic gifts from various corporations as well as individuals. The latest recipient of the Fellowship is Assistan...

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  • 20 February 2019: Yale-NUS Computer Science Pro...

    By Joshua Wong Associate Professor Ilya Sergey won a Distinguished Paper Award at the POPL conference in January. Yale-NUS faculty are making a name for themselves on the international stage, proving that this small liberal arts college punches above its weight in the academic arena. Associate Professor of Science (Computer Science) Ilya Sergey,...

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  • 19 February 2019: The Future of Our Pasts Festival

    By Mathias Ooi and Joshua Wong Pang Wei Han (second from right) and the team behind Factory (Super)Women. Image provided by Joseph Nair. In support of the Singapore Bicentennial, Yale-NUS College is organising The Future of Our Pasts Festival (TFOOPFest) at various locations around Singapore from 16 February to 17 March. The month-long arts and...

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  • 15 February 2019: Yale-NUS prototypes a new “Sm...

    By Kelly Ng Image by Saksham Mehrotra In light of an increasingly digitised and knowledge-based economy, Singapore introduced its Smart Nation initiative, which aims to drive pervasive adoption of digital and smart technologies in the economy. As a college committed to innovation and the spirit to pioneer new ways of doing things better, Yale-NU...

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  • 12 February 2019: Inaugural Yale-NUS Teaching A...

    By Kelly Ng Associate Professor Mira Seo (left) and Assistant Professor Ng Hui Khoon (right) are the inaugural winners of the Yale-NUS Teaching Awards. Image by Charmaine Chua/Yale-NUS College.    As an intimate liberal arts college dedicated to undergraduate education, Yale-NUS faculty members are committed to achieving excellence in research a...

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  • 8 February 2019: Award-winning writer Amitav Gh...

    By Kelly Ng Image by Ashbel Chioh. From 15 to 17 January 2019, Yale-NUS College had the privilege of hosting award-winning writer, Dr Amitav Ghosh, for a series of talks and lectures. Dr Ghosh is the author of works such as the Booker prize-nominated Sea of Poppies, and his works have been translated into over...

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  • 1 February 2019: Global Workforce: Internationa...

    By Kevin Low   This article is part of a two part series looking at alumni working in foreign environments. Check out the previous piece from Dec 2018 featuring Singapore students working abroad.   Transitioning to the working world can be challenging. Although Yale-NUS College’s international alumni have been living and learning in Singapo...

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  • 29 January 2019: The season of service: Yale-NU...

    By Daryl Yang Image provided by Joel Yew. Instead of taking a break after completing her first semester at Yale-NUS, Saoirse Lighbourne (Class of 2022) was back in the classroom during the year-end term break. But this time, she was there not as a student but a teacher. Saoirse was volunteering for a holiday programme...

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  • 25 January 2019: Supporting students in the pur...

    By Yip Jie Ying Santander Scholarship recipients. Image by Bozy Lu. When Wai Zi Ying (Class of 2022) was considering her college options last year, she was drawn to the dynamic energy of the Yale-NUS College community. During the Experience Yale-NUS Weekend, where she was invited to campus for a taste of what life at...

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  • 24 January 2019: Student publications: A reflec...

    By Kelly Ng With over 900 students from more than 60 countries across 6 continents enrolled, diversity is at the core of Yale-NUS College. This diversity ensures that Yale-NUS students have the opportunity to gain a more informed understanding of people of different races, ethnicity, national backgrounds, religions, cultures and beliefs. Reflect...

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  • 22 January 2019: FunOpenCulture’s inaugural Ser...

    By Daryl Yang Yale-NUS staff and faculty at Willing Hearts (Soup Kitchen). Photo by Wayne Xu\Yale-NUS College.  26 September 2018 was a seemingly regular Monday morning—but instead of heading to their desks, around 40 members of Yale-NUS College’s staff and faculty found themselves washing vegetables and packing lunches in an industrial building...

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  • 18 January 2019: Yale-NUS students sow the seed...

    By Daryl Yang Tuition classes are the modern go-to solution for students who need more help with their studies, but sometimes, the issue is more fundamental than that. To address this, a group of Yale-NUS students take time out every Friday night to run a literacy programme for primary school students from lower-income families in...

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  • 15 January 2019: Learn about scientific measure...

    By Mathias Ooi  Assistant Professor Stanislav Presolski (in green) with his students in the Instrumental Analysis with Laboratory course. From left: Lucy Davis, Nod Bunnag and Isaac Lee. Image provided by the Centre for Teaching & Learning.  At Yale-NUS College, students can take an interdisciplinary science course named Instrumental Analysi...

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  • 11 January 2019: From food sustainability to re...

    By Audra Ang  When Yale-NUS College Professor of Science Brian G McAdoo and half a dozen students travelled to Thailand for a recent study trip, they were focused on one thing: food sustainability. Thailand was the perfect destination because of its complex environment and how it relates to food production and water resource management. The...

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  • 8 January 2019: Yale-NUS Women’s Football Team ...

    By Kelly Ng The start of the academic year kicked off with the Inter-Faculty Games (IFGs), an annual sports championship where 11 faculties from the National University of Singapore (NUS) competed against one another in more than 20 sports. This year, 19 teams represented Yale-NUS College in the IFGs. The men’s and women’s swimming teams,...

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  • 4 January 2019: Yale-NUS Double Degree Programm...

    By Jeannie Tay  Photo by Alyson Rozells/Yale-NUS College Daniel Ng (Class of 2019) from Yale-NUS College’s Double Degree Programme in Liberal Arts and Law (DDP), has been admitted to the Schwarzman Scholars programme, a highly selective leadership programme based at China’s Tsinghua University. Daniel, who reads Liberal Arts at Yale-NUS College ...

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  • 28 December 2018: Scholarship opens up possibil...

    By Denise Tan and Yip Jie Ying One of the hallmarks of a Yale-NUS education is the multitude of opportunities, both local and international, that is available to its students. As recipients of the Prima Scholarship at Yale-NUS College, students Shenali Nimanthini Wijesinghe (Class of 2021) and Jameela Silmi (Class of 2022), as well as...

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  • 21 December 2018: This is what philosophy looks...

    By Daryl Yang  At Yale-NUS College, faculty care deeply about their students and constantly seek new ways to teach their classes effectively. To support the endeavour, the College provides grants to help faculty develop innovative pedagogies and acquire associated instructional technologies for their courses. Two philosophy faculty members have ...

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  • 18 December 2018: Faculty and staff win literar...

    By Mathias Ooi Four established writers within the Yale-NUS community have been awarded creative writing accolades both locally and abroad. Lecturer of Humanities (Writing) Lawrence Lacambra Ypil was awarded the Gaudy Boy Poetry Book Prize in September for his most recent work, THERE, a collection of poems that explores early 20th-century photog...

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  • 14 December 2018: Yale-NUS students intern at a...

    By Kelly Ng   Every summer, Yale-NUS students across all years take on internships within a range of industries, both locally and in different parts of the world. The internships are great opportunities to explore their professional and academic interests — as well as learn a little more about themselves. Michelle Lee (Class of 2019)...

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  • 11 December 2018: Open borders & stories be...

    By Daryl Yang Rea Maac (left) sharing her poetry writing experience at “Open Borders: Stories have no Boundaries” held at Saga College Rector’s Commons, Yale-NUS College. Photo by Joel Yew/Yale-NUS College.  Rea Maac has been living in Singapore since 2010. In the early years, she was discouraged and sad because her friends and...

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  • 7 December 2018: Global Workforce: Singaporean ...

    By Kevin Low   This article is part of a two part series looking at alumni working in foreign environments. Look out for the next piece in Feb 2019 featuring international students working in Singapore.   Starting a new job after graduation is a daunting task for many. Starting a new job in a foreign...

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  • 4 December 2018: Yale-NUS collaborates with Yal...

    By Lim Wei Da Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul at the workshop. Image provided by Asia Research Institute. In September, Associate Professor Anju Mary Paul co-organised a workshop that brought together scholars researching patterns of multinational migration across migrant categories and regions, with a focus on journeys that originate, termin...

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  • 30 November 2018: International experiences and...

    By Denise Tan   Financial concerns were at the forefront of Lim Jun Rong’s (Class of 2019) mind when it came to selecting a university. Thanks to the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Study Award those worries went away. The funding allowed him to attend Yale-NUS College, where he chose to pursue the Double...

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  • 27 November 2018: The 5th Yale-NUS Student Gove...

    By Mathias Ooi Photo provided by Yale-NUS Student Government.  The fifth Yale-NUS Student Government was officially sworn in on 13 September 2018. Since taking office, it has made structural reforms and expanded its scope to include both new and existing priorities in areas like student life, alumni affairs, diversity and sustainability. The Stu...

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  • 23 November 2018: Yale-NUS College re-certified...

    By Audra Ang The Yale-NUS College campus has received re-certification for its Green Mark Platinum award, the highest honour for ‘green’ buildings bestowed by Singapore’s Building and Construction Authority (BCA). Re-certification, a rigorous multi-step process that the College began preparing for in 2016, recognises its sustained pe...

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  • 20 November 2018: Yale-NUS faculty team designs...

    By Daryl Yang Image provided by the Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching & Learning. Since interdisciplinary learning is an integral aspect of the Yale-NUS education for both students and faculty, many faculty members regularly observe their colleagues’ classes to enhance their own knowledge of diverse fields and improve their teaching methods. To f...

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  • 16 November 2018: Experiential learning in Chin...

    By Lim Wei Da Image by Yeo Rui Qi. Over the summer, one group of Yale-NUS students went to China for a travel fellowship and another went to Greece for a writing fellowship with the goal of exploring a new horizon or academic pursuit. The Travel Fellowship and Writing Fellowship programmes are both offered by...

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  • 13 November 2018: Mind the gap semester: Yale-N...

    By Daryl Yang At Yale-NUS College, learning takes place both inside and outside the classroom. For some students, it can also go beyond the campus as they take time off from school to pursue their ambitions. Also known as a gap semester, this affords students the flexibility to explore their interests. Denise See (Class of...

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  • 9 November 2018: Yale-NUS professor and student...

    By Daryl Yang Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Environmental Studies) Angel Hsu recently co-authored a report urging national governments to step-up cooperation with subnational entities to fight climate change. The report, titled ‘Global climate action of regions, states and businesses,’ was part of a collaborative series of reports by o...

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  • 2 November 2018: First-year students hit the ro...

    By Kelly Ng Image provided by Anindo Besaul. Every year, as part of the College’s flagship Week 7 Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme, first-year students, faculty and staff engage in learning projects of up to a week that explore themes of the Common Curriculum outside the confines of a traditional classroom. Week 7 LAB projects are...

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  • 30 October 2018: Yale-NUS students publish in p...

    By Daryl Yang Three Yale-NUS students recently published a paper in the prestigious Astrophysical Journal, a rare achievement for undergraduates. Titled “Optical and Infrared Photometry of the nearby SN 2017cbv”, the paper deals with an explosion in the sky, also known as a supernova, or “SN”, that was detected in March 2017. “Coinci...

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  • 26 October 2018: Yale Economics Professor kicks...

    By Daryl Yang Yale-NUS College hosted the inaugural Yale-NUS Lecture on Global Affairs on 11 September 2018, the first in a series of annual talks sponsored by Professor Saw Swee Hock. Delivered by Yale Professor of Economics Ahmed Mushfiq Mobarak, the lecture focused on what keeps people and countries poor. Titled “Strategies to Increase Adopti...

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  • 23 October 2018: From hosting dinners to writin...

    By Kelly Ng A fundamental quality that underscores a distinctively Yale-NUS College experience would be the residential model where students are required to stay in one of the three residential colleges (RCs), Cendana College, Elm College and Saga College for all four years of their undergraduate education. Within each RC, students play a key ro...

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  • 19 October 2018: Social sciences professors at ...

    By Kelly Ng Over the past year, Yale-NUS College faculty covered a diverse range of topics in their authorial endeavours. Faculty members from the Social Sciences division have authored several upcoming books that look into human society and social relationships. Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Anthropology) Zachary Howlett’s latest book...

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  • 16 October 2018: ‘Insights Into Identity’...

    By Mathias Ooi Talk  at Yale-NUS College featuring Maeve Coburn L’Oréal North America’s Senior Vice President and Head of Learning & Organization Development. Photo by Regina Vanda.  Five distinguished leaders from various fields across the globe visited Yale-NUS College last month to share their personal journeys of self-identity and the wo...

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  • 12 October 2018: New summer academic partnershi...

    By Kelly Ng For students of Yale-NUS College, summer is one of the best times to take learning on the road. From language study programmes and research projects, to classes and internships, students have their pick from a plethora of global opportunities at the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE). Most recently, two new...

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  • 9 October 2018: Yale-NUS researcher wins Nation...

    By Daryl Yang  Assistant Professor of Science (Environmental Studies) Eunice Tan was awarded the prestigious National Geographic Society (NGS) research grant to study stick insects’ ecology and behaviour in the wild, which will be effective from 1 December 2018 through to 30 November 2019. One of the largest non-profit scientific and educational...

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  • 5 October 2018: From prep to plating: Yale-NUS ...

    By Kevin Low  Yale-NUS College has always encouraged students to take the unconventional path, and alumnus Kaushik Swaminathan took this philosophy seriously. For three months in his final year, Kaushik, a Global Affairs major, trained as a chef at a restaurant called Nouri, working three nights a week honing his culinary skills and preparing in...

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  • 2 October 2018: Yale-NUS student works to bring...

    By Daryl Yang  Image provided by Adila Sayyed Over the past summer, Adila Sayyed (Class of 2019) visited Washington DC to attend the Georgetown University Summer Workshop organised as part of the university’s Santander Partnership on Social Economy. She spent two weeks participating in programmes that introduced the key trends affecting social a...

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  • 28 September 2018: Philanthropy supports the pu...

    By Daryl Yang  Chia Yaim Chong (Class of 2020, left) and Ziyad Bagharib (Class of 2018, right), who played the two lead characters, rehearsing on the set of ‘Overtime’. Image provided by Ashley Mak When Myle Yan Tay (Class of 2019) and Nathaniel Mah (Class of 2020) began writing the musical ‘Overtime” in 2017, they weren’t sure...

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  • 25 September 2018: MOE Creative Arts Programme ...

    By Daryl Yang Jolene Lum helping a student in a print making class. Image provided by Jolene Lum.      Outside of her classes, Jolene Lum (Class of 2019) spends time at the Writers’ Centre as a Peer Writing Tutor. However, her involvement in creative writing education began even before she joined the Writers’ Centre....

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  • 21 September 2018: Sail & study: First Yale...

    By Daryl Yang Image by Mike Weiss Rachel Tan (Class of 2019) is the first Yale-NUS student to pursue a full semester abroad out in the open sea through the SEA Semester offered by the Sea Education Association. An Environmental Studies major, Rachel first spent six weeks taking classes at SEA Semester’s campus in Massachusetts,...

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  • 18 September 2018: A home away from home: the r...

    By Courtney Carter and Julian Low As a fully residential programme, students at Yale-NUS learn together and from one another not just in the classroom, but also in communal settings. This living and learning environment provides an immersive experience for students, enabling them to explore different opportunities and develop essential life skil...

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  • 14 September 2018: Students explore major envir...

    By Wen Kin Lim  At Yale-NUS College, students collaborate with faculty to study environmental issues, both local and global, drawing upon the natural sciences, humanities, and social sciences in their work. Environmental Studies is one of the 14 majors offered at Yale-NUS, and one of courses under this major is Foundations of Environmental Human...

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  • 7 September 2018: New summer science fellowship...

    By Daryl Yang  Every summer, Yale-NUS students are afforded diverse opportunities to explore their interests. This year, several students had the opportunity to participate in new summer science research fellowships offered in partnership with Yale University and Harvard University. After spending a semester abroad in Yale University, Wang Jiayu...

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  • 4 September 2018: Drone Club and The Cosmoscie...

    By Kelly Ng   Campus life forms a key component of the liberal arts experience at Yale-NUS College. At Yale-NUS, there are over 50 student organisations that encompass a broad range of interest areas, from the arts, sciences, sports and cultural groups to social and community initiatives. One of the newest student organisations is the Yale-NUS...

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  • 31 August 2018: Sharon Ann Eravelly Scholarship...

    By Daryl Yang To support outstanding students in pursuing their dreams with passion and contributing back to society, the Sharon Ann Eravelly Scholarship was established in memory of the late Sharon Ann Eravelly – or “Shaz” as she was affectionately known. Loo Zhao Xuan and Nabilah Binte Abdul Rahman. Image taken by Lynn Ee for...

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  • 28 August 2018: Yale-NUS celebrates the inaugur...

    By Kelly Ng Last semester, Yale-NUS College held the inaugural Kingfisher Awards to recognise the outstanding contributions of student leaders, student organisations and staff to the College community and the surrounding community. The event was held at the Yale-NUS performance hall and organised by the Campus Life team from the Dean of Students...

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  • 24 August 2018: Inaugural graduates from concur...

    By Daryl Yang Two Yale-NUS students recently graduated from the five-year Concurrent Degree Programme (CDP) with the Yale School of Public Health (YSPH). Victoria Long and Jocelyn Lim (both from Class of 2017) each graduated with a Bachelor’s degree from Yale-NUS College and a Master in Public Health from the Yale School of Public Health....

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  • 21 August 2018: New mentors for Yale-NUS studen...

    By Kelly Ng | Images provided by Andrew McGeehan and James Bromley Over the summer break, a new batch of Dean’s Fellows (DFs) and Residential College Advisors (RCAs) underwent intensive training to prepare for their roles as mentors and advisors for the Yale-NUS student body. The DF programme was incepted in Academic Year 2013/2014 to...

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  • 17 August 2018: Professional development progra...

    By Daryl Yang   At Yale-NUS College, a team of dedicated staff works closely with students on their professional and personal development. Known as the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE), the office launched two professional development programmes over the past year. The Professional Development Lunch Series aims to eq...

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  • 13 August 2018: Yale-NUS College welcomes the C...

    By Daryl Yang The Class of 2022 was officially welcomed by the Yale-NUS College community at the annual First Year Assembly on 10 August 2018. Comprising 250 students across 45 nationalities, this will be the sixth cohort joining Yale-NUS. For the first time, the College welcomed students from Afghanistan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Costa Rica, Ire...

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  • 8 August 2018: Yale-NUS Student emerges as Cred...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Aditya Karkera On February 9 2018, Aditya Karkera (Class of 2020) was named the 2018 Champion of the Credit Suisse HOLT Valuation Challenge. The HOLT Valuation Challenge is a competitive learning opportunity offered by Credit Suisse, a Swiss multinational investment bank and financial services firm, and Projec...

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  • 7 August 2018: Professors at Yale-NUS publish t...

    By Wen Kin Lim  As a liberal arts and sciences college, Yale-NUS encourages undergraduate learning through close student interaction with professors and leading scholars. In addition to this commitment to teaching, Yale-NUS professors also tackle important issues in the academic world through publishing their own writing and research. Faculty me...

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  • 3 August 2018: Spontaneous humour: Yale-NUS stu...

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited From 15 – 18 March 2018, performers from Yale-NUS College’s improvisational theatre (improv) troupes participated in the Singapore Improv Festival 2018. Held at the Aliwal Arts Centre, the festival hosted a variety of shows and workshops over four days, with improv performers (known as improvisers) flying in fro...

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  • 31 July 2018: Students learn about the history ...

    By Kelly Ng | Image by Celeste Analeigh Beh Over the past summer, several groups of Yale-NUS College students travelled abroad with faculty members as part of the Learning Across Boundaries (LABs) programme. LABs are faculty-led or jointly led programmes by faculty and staff that allow faculty and staff to share their scholarship and expertise...

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  • 27 July 2018: Founding Benefactors of Yale-NUS ...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Bozy Lu The children of the late Khoo Teck Quee fondly remember their father’s oft-repeated advice to them when they were students: “Study hard and pass your exams.” In the eyes of his children, the elder Khoo was a strict father who recognised the value of education and...

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  • 24 July 2018: Yale-NUS Society for Academic Res...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by George Wang Xing Hao On 24 March 2018, undergraduate researchers convened at Yale-NUS College for the inaugural Development in Asia Research Conference (DARC). Organised by the Yale-NUS Society for Academic Research (YNSAR), the conference is in line with YNSAR’s mission to promote undergraduate research of the...

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  • 20 July 2018: Students explore historical issue...

    By Regina Marie Lee To learn about geometry and perspective, Xiao Linfan (Linda) (Class of 2019) was tasked to complete 1, 2 and 3-point perspective drawings, learn from online tutorials, and discuss the mathematical geometrical validity of the perspective drawing techniques she used. Through this, she learnt about the historical development of ...

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  • 17 July 2018: Yale-NUS community cook up a Sout...

    Text by Jessica Teng Sijie | Images provided by Yale-NUS Southeast Asian Society On 18 April 2018, Yale-NUS students gathered in the Cendana Rector’s Commons, rolled up their sleeves and worked together to whip up Southeast Asian delicacies such as pad thai, cha kdav, nom plae ai, and sambal kangkong. Organised by the Yale-NUS Southeast...

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  • 13 July 2018: Becoming Sing-Fishers programme i...

    Text and images by Courtney Carter In March 2018, the new Becoming Sing-Fishers programme took 43 first-year students to three locations around Singapore—Bukit Brown Cemetery, Geylang, and Emerald Hill—to learn more about Singapore’s history and culture. Each tour focused on a different perspective of Singapore not usually seen or discussed. Bot...

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  • 10 July 2018: How to make a difference to the w...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by the Centre for International & Professional Experience From 14 to 18 May 2018, a group of students from Yale-NUS College and Pomona College gathered at the Yale-NUS campus for the Social Impact Bootcamp, a flagship programme by the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE). Previously kno...

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  • 6 July 2018: Yale-NUS team emerges champion in ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Wen Kin Lim On 5 March 2018, a team of Yale-NUS students emerged champions in the regional finals of Shell’s Imagine the Future Scenarios competition. The team, comprising Joshua Phua, Adila Sayyed, Benyamin Jamieson (all Class of 2019), Wen Kin Lim, Aditya Karkera and Ann Chen (all Class...

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  • 3 July 2018: New Dean of Faculty and Rectors be...

    By Daryl Yang As Yale-NUS College moves into its sixth academic year, several faculty members will be taking on new responsibilities at the College from 1 July onwards. Students at Saga and Elm Residential Colleges will be welcoming new Rectors. Associate Professor of Science (Life Sciences) Khoo Hoon Eng will be taking over as the...

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  • 29 June 2018: Parents partner Yale-NUS through ...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Images as credited Over the past few years, Yale-NUS College has benefitted from the generous philanthropic support of various individuals, foundations and corporations, all of whom are key stakeholders in the Yale-NUS community. Along with students, faculty, staff and alumni, parents are also integral to Yale-NUS, both for pla...

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  • 26 June 2018: The Yale-NUS Library: A place for...

    By Julian Low | Images provided by Yale-NUS Library Most visitors who venture into the College’s Library often say that it looks like a stage set from the popular Harry Potter movies. With its ‘instagrammable’ interior of predominantly wood accents and warm lighting, the Library is a popular place for students and faculty to work...

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  • 22 June 2018: Yale-NUS students and staff volun...

    Text by Kelly Ng | Images provided by Amanda Leong and Neil Chan In February and March 2018, some Yale-NUS students volunteered as musicians and chamber choir performers performed for the patients of Alexandra Hospital and migrant workers of HealthServe. Dean’s Fellow Neil Chan, who had organised both efforts, said, “My primary goal in organisin...

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  • 19 June 2018: Yale-NUS students recognised for ...

    By Jessica Teng Sijie | Images as credited  The Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre Literary Awards is an annual award that recognises students for their outstanding work in creative writing. Awards are given across four categories of creative writing: Fiction, Non-fiction, Poetry and Playwriting. This year, Paul Jerusalem (Class of 2019) placed first in t...

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  • 12 June 2018: CAPE: Increasing political litera...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Joel Yew Wei Jie and Jiang Haolie Legislative procedures, judiciary rulings and political advocacy – these are complicated matters that involve an interconnected range of factors, stakeholders and issues. As the younger generation in Singapore reach an age where they can actively contribute to discussions on p...

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  • 8 June 2018: Class of 2018 graduates go into re...

    By Regina Marie Lee | Images by Yasunari Watanabe Building on their experiences at Yale-NUS, some students from the Class of 2018 will be moving on to roles in research, working in think tanks and academia. Psychology major Joceline Yong (Class of 2018, in photo above) will be joining The Behavioural Insights Team to apply...

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  • 5 June 2018: Yale-NUS faculty and students part...

    By Kelly Ng | Image provided by Professor Brian G McAdoo EnviroLab Asia is an environmental laboratory for cross-disciplinary research and experiential learning that links knowledge with practice. It aims to train students, faculty and staff to become active practitioners of change who develop sustainable and socially just policy-relevant soluti...

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  • 1 June 2018: Masters and Doctors: Yale-NUS alum...

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited   After graduating last year, the alumni from the inaugural Class of 2017 chose many different paths: some went on to find gainful employment in various organisations around the world, while some chose to pursue further studies in various fields, from literature to life sciences and medicine. In...

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  • 28 May 2018: Yale-NUS celebrates Graduation 2018

    By Julian Low  It seemed only yesterday that the Yale-NUS community celebrated the graduation of the inaugural student cohort from the Class of 2017. One year later, it is now time for the students of the Class of 2018 to spread their ‘kingfisher’ wings and embark on the next chapter of their lives. On 28...

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  • 25 May 2018: Using technology to do good: Yale-...

    By Regina Marie Lee | Images by Yasunari Watanabe The technology sector is one of the industries that students from the Class of 2018 are going into after graduation. For Yong Kai Yi (Class of 2018, in photo above), this was an unexpected journey as she had originally intended to major in Literature or Psychology....

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  • 22 May 2018: Wu Hsioh Kwang Family scholarship ...

    By Jessica Teng | Images as credited Recipients of the Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Scholarship and the Wu Hsioh Kwang Family Study Award with representatives from the Wu family. Image by Rachel Phoon. As one of Yale-NUS College’s Founding Benefactors, Mr Wu Hsioh Kwang has generously established the Wu Foundation Fund to support various college priori...

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  • 18 May 2018: From graduation to graduate school...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe While many Yale-NUS seniors prepare to head into diverse careers in the next chapter of their lives, some have decided to continue pursuing their academic interests. After graduation, Sherice Ngaserin (Class of 2018, in photo below), a Philosophy major with a minor in Global Antiquity, will head...

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  • 16 May 2018: Exploring the narratives of purpos...

    By Kelly Ng | Images by Yasunari Watanabe Visiting Professor of Social Sciences (Public Health and Psychology) Jeanette Ickovics who hosted the symposium titled ‘Purposeful Aging // Meaningful Endings: Art, Science and Innovation’. In the month of April, Yale-NUS College hosted two events that looked at prevalent issues in today’s ageing society...

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  • 15 May 2018: Opening of new laboratory to boost...

    By Wen Kin Lim In April 2018, Yale-NUS College unveiled a new 7,000 square-feet research facility, called the Division of Science Research Laboratory @E6, which will support advanced research in molecular biology, neurobiology, developmental biology and ageing. Located at 5 Engineering Drive 1, a five-minute drive away from the main Yale-NUS cam...

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  • 11 May 2018: Making a difference from college a...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Bozy Lu Part of the Yale-NUS mission is to cultivate an ethic of service among Yale-NUS students, encouraging them to apply their liberal arts education to improve their communities and societies. Some graduating Yale-NUS students will be realising this through their post-graduation plans. Saza Faradilla (Class of 2018,...

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  • 8 May 2018: Students’ Yale-NUS experience culmi...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited  Over the past academic year, students from the Class of 2018 have been hard at work conducting research for and writing their capstone reports. The capstone is a year-long project that Yale-NUS students embark on in their final year to engage with research in their major and produce...

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  • 4 May 2018: Graduating Yale-NUS students head t...

    By Wen Kin Lim As the second cohort of liberal arts students from Yale-NUS College approaches graduation, some of them will be pursuing their aspirations to become doctors or researchers at prestigious medical schools and research institutes locally and overseas. One such student is Jay Lusk (Class of 2018) who has been accepted to the...

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  • 2 May 2018: In Conversation continues with jour...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Saksham Mehtora Over the past semester, Yale-NUS College hosted two distinguished public figures as part of the ‘In Conversation’ dialogue series. On 21 February 2018, Mr Han Fook Kwang (pictured above), Editor-at-large at The Straits Times, a leading English daily in Singapore, spoke with students about the re...

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  • 30 April 2018: Undergraduate researchers presen...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe Between March and April 2018, some students from the graduating Class of 2018 travelled abroad to present their capstone research at international conferences. The capstone is a component of the Yale-NUS curriculum that final-year students undertake with the guidance of a Yale-NUS faculty adviser. Stud...

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  • 27 April 2018: Legacy, the gift that keeps giving

    By Yip Jie Ying & Joella Lopes-Lam | Images as Credited Having started many traditions at Yale-NUS College, including last year’s Senior Class Gift, Yale-NUS’s inaugural group of alumni – the Class of 2017 – came together in February this year to begin yet another tradition: Alumni Giving. Spearheaded by a group of ten Giving...

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  • 24 April 2018: Celebrating diversity and inclus...

    Text by Kelly Ng | Images by Saksham Mehtora During the first week of April, the Yale-NUS community came together to celebrate the inaugural Diversity Week. Throughout the week, the Dean of Students (DOS) Office’s campus life team rolled out various initiatives to address multiple facets of diversity that are important and relevant to the...

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  • 20 April 2018: Expert faculty from Yale Univers...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Yasunari Watanabe In March, five professors from Yale University taught short, intensive seminar classes at Yale-NUS College, bolstering the repertoire of classes that the College offers. Over one week, their seminars covered topics ranging from environmental policy and Arabic literature to chamber music. All five semi...

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  • 18 April 2018: Yale-NUS students bond together ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Saksham Mehtora and Lu Zhao Boyu On 28 and 31 March 2018, the Black Box theatre was buzzing with life as the Yale-NUS community was treated to a student production of ‘Mergers & Accusations’, the first of a trilogy of plays by acclaimed playwright Eleanor Wong. The play...

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  • 17 April 2018: Yale-NUS staff and faculty share...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited From 25 March to 29 March 2018, several Yale-NUS staff and faculty attended the Asia-Pacific Association for International Education Annual Conference (APAIE) 2018 and shared their expertise in higher education. Drawing on their insights from the Yale-NUS experience, they presented on diverse issues in higher e...

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  • 13 April 2018: From college to consulting, Yale...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe  As the second batch of Yale-NUS students prepares for graduation, some among the cohort have found employment with companies in the corporate sector such as JP Morgan, Barclays, Oliver Wyman and L.E.K Consulting. Martin Vasev (Class of 2018) is one student who is heading to Oliver Wyman,...

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  • 10 April 2018: The Future of Public Health: Lea...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Saksham Mehtora Professor Jeannette Ickovics, Professor Sten Vermund and Professor Teo Yik Ying. On 19 March 2018, Yale-NUS College played host to leading scholars in public health at a panel discussion with the Deans of the Yale School of Public Health and the Saw Swee Hock School of Public...

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  • 6 April 2018: Gone but not forgetful: Alumni ke...

    By Kevin Low | Images as credited The Class of 2017 alumni have embarked on the beginning of their careers or are navigating the avenues of further studies. But they have not forgotten their roots – many have returned to their alma mater to bring back some of the lessons from their experiences to the...

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  • 4 April 2018: Yale-NUS faculty member and stude...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Assistant Professor of Science Michael Gastner and Class of 2018 student Pratyush More. Image by Kimberly Hoong. A core aspect of the Yale-NUS model of education is its innovative curriculum that integrates knowledge across the disciplines. This emphasis on interdisciplinary thinking spans both classroom learni...

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  • 3 April 2018: Sustainability success stories: ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Pang Wei Han From 26 February to 3 March 2018, high school students from Indonesia and Singapore gathered at the Yale-NUS campus for a one-week accelerator programme. Known as the Chili Padi Academy (CPA), the programme helps high school students by equiping them with the skills, emotional intelligence, and...

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  • 30 March 2018: Giving is not a zero-sum game

    By Raynold Toh | Image by Lynn Ee Mr Collin Ang, Managing Director of digital marketing consulting group Decision Science Agency, keeps a verse from the Tang dynasty poem《将进酒》by Li Bai close to his heart: “天生我材必有用,千金散尽还复来”. Loosely translated, the verse suggests that each person is naturally endowed with certain talents; even...

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  • 27 March 2018: ‘Stories from the Dinner Table’ ...

    By Courtney Carter Storytelling is a skill that can be learnt and practised. It can also build communities among people who see each other every day, but do not interact much. This is the central tenet of a new programme planned and hosted by Dean’s Fellow Mr Detmer Kremer. Supported by the Writers’ Centre and...

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  • 23 March 2018: Visiting faculty enrich module o...

    By Regina Marie Lee | Images as credited As Head of Studies for Anthropology, Professor Inhorn mentors junior faculty and leads the capstone course for seniors. Photo by Yasu Watanabe.  As a young institution, Yale-NUS often hosts visiting faculty who enrich the academic life on campus. They offer diverse modules, mentor younger faculty and spea...

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  • 20 March 2018: Yale-NUS student Jay Ong to debu...

    By Kelly Ng | Images by Yasunari Watanabe and Jay Ong Yale-NUS student Jay Ong (Class of 2021) will debut two of his original saxophone compositions at the 18th World Saxophone Congress, which will be held in Zagreb, Croatia from 10 to 14 July 2018. Held since 1969, the international congress serves as a platform...

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  • 16 March 2018: Graduating students contribute t...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe Many Yale-NUS students are passionate about serving the communities around them and some graduating seniors have decided to do so through their careers. One such student is Damian Lee (Class of 2018, above), who will be joining the Economic Development Board (EDB), a government agency under the Ministr...

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  • 13 March 2018: Following your heart in College:...

    Text and Images by Kelly Ng At Yale-NUS College, all students take the Common Curriculum in their first three semesters of study. The Common Curriculum is a set of courses that introduces students to multiple modes of inquiry, from the fundamentals of human existence to many challenging issues of our age. By their third year,...

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  • 9 March 2018: Yale-NUS welcomes prospective stu...

    By Daryl Yang On 10 March 2018, Yale-NUS College will be inviting prospective students to experience what studying and living at Yale-NUS is like. As part of NUS Open Day 2018, there will be a range of activities on campus for visitors to experience the vibrant community of learning at Asia’s leading liberal arts college....

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  • 6 March 2018: ComPact organises panel discussio...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Saksham Mehrotra On 17 January 2018, a panel discussion on migrant workers in Singapore was held at Saga College’s Lecture Theatre 1. Organised by Community Impact, or ComPact, a Yale-NUS student organisation dedicated to increasing the involvement of students in off-campus community service, the event featured ...

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  • 2 March 2018: Teaching Innovation Grant offers ...

    By Regina Marie Lee | Images provided by Yale-NUS Centre of Teaching & Learning At Yale-NUS, students taking the popular Proof module have their peer feedback assigned, collected and distributed—all using automated software. Peer feedback is an important element in the course, as students often work in groups to complete mathematical proofs ...

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  • 26 February 2018: From graduates to Goldman: Ya...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Fatima Ezzahra Daif (left) and Colette Chiaranussati (right). Four Yale-NUS students will not be bidding each other goodbye after graduation as they will be joining the same company. Colette Chiaranussati, Fatima Ezzahra Daif, Tiffany Ip and Ajinkya Chougule (all from the Class of 2018) will be heading ...

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  • 23 February 2018: Faculty and Staff Giving impa...

    By Raynold Toh | Images as credited Image by Jessica Sam. Last year, Yale-NUS faculty and staff came together to give back to Yale-NUS College by participating in the College’s Faculty & Staff Giving (FSG) campaign. Led by Giving Ambassadors from various departments across the campus, the annual campaign ended with a high percentage particip...

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  • 20 February 2018: Modelling human diseases: Yal...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Last December, Lim Chu Hsien (Class of 2018) published her first research commentary in the peer-reviewed Journal of Developmental Biology. Titled ‘Modeling Alzheimer’s and Other Age Related Human Diseases in Embryonic Systems’, the article (open access) proposed employing a multi-model approach that ta...

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  • 15 February 2018: Language tables at Yale-NUS c...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image by Saksham Mehrotra When you walk into the dining halls of Yale-NUS College during mealtimes, you will often hear a symphony of sounds, including a seemingly endless stream of laughter, debates, serious conversations and jokes. Most of the conversations are in English but if you listen closely, you can...

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  • 13 February 2018: New rules of international en...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by the Environmental Law Students Association Professor Douglas Kysar (left) and Professor Daniel C. Esty (right) On 1 February 2018, Yale-NUS College hosted a talk titled “New Rules of International Environmental Law” featuring two distinguished environmental law experts from Yale Law School, Professor Daniel C. E...

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  • 12 February 2018: Trisha Craig: Producing liber...

    By Dr Trisha Craig, Dean of International & Professional Experience Across the West, it is not hard to find evidence of the falling esteem in which the liberal arts are held. Parents fret that expensive degrees will produce little but mounds of debt. Politicians frequently offer them up as examples of what ails higher education,...

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  • 9 February 2018: Yale-NUS scholarship holders t...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe Felicia Soh (left) and Cheryl Cosslett (right) As the Yale-NUS Class of 2018 counts down to graduation in May 2018, one student is readying herself for a career as a uniformed police officer with the Singapore Police Force. Felicia Soh (Class of 2018) is a Ministry of Home...

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  • 6 February 2018: Flying the Yale-NUS name high:...

    Written by Kelly Ng During the Inter-College Games in February 2018, supporters of the Yale-NUS sports teams can now cheer by waving the brand-new Yale-NUS flag, which will be making its debut. Featuring two of the College’s key identity symbols – the Yale-NUS wordmark and Halcyon the College mascot, the Institutional flag is a significant...

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  • 2 February 2018: Yale-NUS alumni keep the spiri...

    Text and images by Kevin Low Upon graduation, Yale-NUS alumni are required to move out of their residential colleges. International students tend to return to their home country, while many Singaporeans go back to living with their families: a common practice in land-scarce Singapore. Some Class of 2017 graduates, however, opted to keep the spir...

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  • 30 January 2018: Yale-NUS students conduct rese...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Tan Mei-Mei  Over several months, Tan Mei-Mei (Class of 2018) travelled around Singapore in search of wild otters. Once thought to be extinct, the smooth-coated otter has become increasingly common in various regions of the country. “As part of my summer research project, I was involved in observational...

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  • 26 January 2018: Stephen Riady International Ex...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Images as credited Image by Lynn Ee.  The Stephen Riady Group of Foundations is dedicated to improving lives through philanthropy in areas such as education as well as humanitarian and social development. As one of Yale-NUS College’s Founding Benefactors, it has supported various programmes at the College through its generous...

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  • 23 January 2018: Staff and faculty bond over Lu...

    By Kelly Ng In 2014, four Dean’s Fellows who previously studied at Yale University introduced the Lunch Tag initiative at Yale-NUS College with the aim of fostering a sense of community among students across all Residential Colleges and academic years. To do this, they paired students up randomly to meet over a meal of their...

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  • 19 January 2018: Yale-NUS student publishes gra...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Scott Lee Chua and Yasunari Watanabe Amidst the usual flurry of college assignments, economics problem sets and student organisation activities, Yale-NUS student Scott Lee Chua (Class of 2020) managed to find time to work on a book about his home country, the Philippines. The graphic novel, entitled...

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  • 17 January 2018: Exploring the frontier of scie...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Students at Yale-NUS College can major in 14 different majors which range from the humanities to the sciences. One of these majors is the Life Sciences major, which explores the mysteries of living things across all scales from the mechanics of protein ‘machines’, to the development of...

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  • 12 January 2018: New Dean of Admissions & F...

    By Melissa Wang After admitting four classes since she joined the College in October 2013, Ms Laura Severin will welcome the Class of 2022 this August, in her new role as the Yale-NUS College Dean of Admissions & Financial Aid. Formerly the Director of the department, Ms Severin possesses a deep understanding of the needs...

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  • 9 January 2018: Yale-NUS students gain awarenes...

    By Kelly Ng | Image by Saksham Mehrotra Yale-NUS College is a special place, which provides a well-rounded liberal arts education, both in and out of the classroom. Conceived with the fundamental focus of fostering students to be authors of their own experience, the College actively welcomes ideas proposed by students who are keen to...

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  • 5 January 2018: Yale-NUS faculty convene confer...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe On 16 and 17 November 2017, Yale-NUS College welcomed historians and researchers in the field of Russo-Asian history for a two-day conference on the trajectory of the Russian Revolution in Asia. Titled ‘The Asian Arc of the Russian Revolution: Setting the East Ablaze?’, the conference was co-convened...

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  • 2 January 2018: Yale NUS students embark on a m...

    Text by Kelly Ng | Images provided by Yale-NUS SCUBA Environments Association During the year-end break, a group of 15 students from Yale-NUS SCUBA Environments Association (YNSEA) went to Pulau Weh in Sabang, Indonesia for a marine conservation and scuba diving trip. Primarily, this pioneer expedition was aimed at giving students a first-hand e...

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  • 29 December 2017: Benefactors experience Yale-N...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by NUS Development Office Yale-NUS students are afforded a wide range of unique opportunities in their pursuit of knowledge, and this is made possible through the generous support of donors and benefactors of the College. On 25 and 26 August 2017, the National University of Singapore (NUS) played host...

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  • 26 December 2017: Writers’ Centre hosts s...

    By Courtney Carter | Image provided by Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre The symposium opened on 8 November 2017 with “Authors in the Open Air, A Reading”, at the Yale-NUS Amphitheatre, featuring writer Sharon Solwitz (left) and journalist and essayist Maggie Tiojakin (right).    On 8 – 10 November 2017, the Yale-NUS College Writer...

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  • 22 December 2017: Turning Confusion to Clarity:...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Melissa Wang Despite their busy schedules teaching and working with students at Yale-NUS College, faculty members continue to contribute to the academic advancements in their fields, writing and publishing books to share their knowledge and research with the world. Assistant Professor of Humanities (Literature) Andrew Hu...

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  • 19 December 2017: New first-year programmes to ...

    Text and images by Courtney Carter This academic year, Yale-NUS’ Dean of Students office and its three Residential Colleges (RCs) introduced two new programmes for first-year students to help them acclimate to the Yale-NUS living and learning environment – a course module titled Transitions and a foundational programme called Becoming Kingfisher...

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  • 15 December 2017: Yale-NUS students present com...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Evan Asava Aree Between 9 and 14 July 2017, Evan Asava Aree (Class of 2017) and Chen Haoran (Class of 2020) attended the 54th Annual Meeting of the Association of Tropical Biology and Conservation in Yucatan, Mexico. The duo was invited to present on a sampling model that...

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  • 12 December 2017: Yale-NUS student playwrights ...

    Text and images by Kevin Low From 2 to 5 November 2017, local theatre production group The Second Breakfast Company staged two plays written by past and current Yale-NUS College students in a double billing. The Wedding Pig was written by alumna Chelsea Cheo Baoyun (Class of 2017), while Lemmings was the work of Myle...

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  • 8 December 2017: Building capstone projects on ...

    By Regina Marie Lee | Images provided by Pareen Chaudhari and Lai Ying Tong Over the past summer, Yale-NUS students embarked on diverse of internships to develop their professional interests and skills. Some went away inspired to continue studying a specific area in their final-year capstone projects. After her exposure to the world of financial...

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  • 5 December 2017: In Focus: Thought leaders disc...

      By Daryl Yang | Images by Yasunari Watanabe and Saksham Mehrotra A new lecture series titled “Singapore in Focus” was launched this year where experts on Singapore society and politics were invited to share their insights with the Yale-NUS community. The first speaker to inaugurate the series on 12 October 2017 was Professor Chua...

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  • 1 December 2017: Yale-NUS ballroom dancing team...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Yale-NUS Ballroom Dancing Team Over the past five years, many student organisations have sprouted in Yale-NUS College and one which has seen significant growth in terms of participation and achievements is the Yale-NUS Ballroom Dancing Team. Founded in the same year as the College itself, about one in...

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  • 28 November 2017: Alan Chan Study Award – Creat...

    By Jiang Haolie | Image provided by Jessica Sam Growing up in the rural outskirts of Siem Reap, Cambodia, So Kuon (Class of 2021), the seventh child in a family of eight children, saw sheer hard work as the only way out of poverty. “When I was young, my family was so poor,” she recalled....

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  • 24 November 2017: The Unfolding 21st Century: a...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Yasunari Watanabe and Jolene Lum Xin Hui On 31 October 2017, Yale-NUS College played host to two renowned intellectuals as part of the President’s Speaker Series. The two speakers, Professor Tommy Koh and Dr Fareed Zakaria, spoke on the challenges and opportunities of the 21st century. Professor Tommy...

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  • 21 November 2017: Learning about conservation b...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Aidan Mock During the mid-semester break, a group of students travelled to Danum Valley in Sabah, Malaysia, as part of their Conservation Biology course. Led by Assistant Professor of Environmental Studies Jennifer Sheridan, the group conducted field experiments in Danum Valley. The project that Aidan Mock (Cla...

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  • 17 November 2017: Art History professor Nozomi ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Nozomi Naoi On 4 March 2017, Assistant Professor of Humanities (Art History) & Georgette Chen Fellow Nozomi Naoi was recognised by the Takehisa Yumeji Studies Association (Takehisa Yumeji Gakkai) in Japan for her contributions to Yumeji studies in English language scholarship. According to the art history e...

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  • 14 November 2017: In Conversation: Students eng...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Ilya Katrinnada Binte Zubaidi and Saksham Mehrotra Over the past semester, Yale-NUS hosted two prominent thought leaders for a new dialogue series titled “In Conversation”. On 23 August 2017, former Nominated Member of Parliament (NMP) Mr Viswa Sadasivan (pictured above) inaugurated the first dialogue of the se...

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  • 10 November 2017: Yale-NUS team applies multidi...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Maline Bungum Last summer, a team of Yale-NUS students spent two months in Hua Hin, Thailand with two students from the Yale University and Dean of International & Professional Experience Trisha Craig, as part of their involvement in the Cultural Heritage as Sustainable Development (CHASD) project with the...

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  • 7 November 2017: Students and faculty conduct r...

    By Kelly Ng | Image by Bozy Lu Over the past few decades, the study of Quantum Information Science (QIS) has emerged as a field with startling potential to revolutionise science and engineering, and by extension, the way we live. Its roots stem from the 1990s when pioneers like Charles H. Bennett explored ways to...

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  • 3 November 2017: Out of the classroom with Week...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image provided by Jacob Jarabejo In a break from the usual classroom sessions, first-year students from Yale-NUS embarked on the College’s flagship Week 7 Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) programme from 26 September to 3 October 2017 which took them on different experiential learning journeys across Singapore and overseas. The W...

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  • 31 October 2017: Yale-NUS student selected as a...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Google Chandler Beyer (fourth from left) pictured together with other scholars of the Google Women Techmakers Scholarship In July 2017, Chandler Beyer (Class of 2020) was awarded the prestigious Google Women Techmakers Scholarship. Selected from amongst a strong pool of applicants in the Asia Pacific region, t...

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  • 27 October 2017: Yale-NUS hosts the ‘Internatio...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited  Image by Ilya Katrinnada bte Zubaidi. Between 18 and 20 August 2017, the Chinese Studies Council at Yale-NUS College hosted the ‘International Academic Conference on Philosophy and Technology in Early China’ in partnership with the Needham Research Institute and the Department of East Asian Studies at the Univ...

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  • 24 October 2017: Music and theatrical interplay...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe On 29 March, a dozen students abruptly marched into the Elm College dining hall and sat at a table lined with dinnerware. They then began to perform a sequence of tapping cups, scraping plates and waving chopsticks. This lunchtime performance was part of a course co-taught by Assistant Professor...

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  • 20 October 2017: Yale-NUS College welcomes 20 e...

    Text and image by Courtney Carter This semester, 20 exchange students, who hail from 11 universities and colleges located in seven countries around the world, joined Yale-NUS College. These universities include Bocconi University, Leiden University, Paris Institute of Political Studies (Sciences Po), Paris-Sorbonne University, Swarthmore College...

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  • 17 October 2017: Between elves and the highway:...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Marcus Koe In June this year, two Yale-NUS College students embarked on a month-long journey across Iceland to study the connections between Iceland’s folklore and environmentalism. Rachel Ooi (Class of 2019) and Marcus Koe (Class of 2017) were working on a student-initiated research project as part of Yale-NUS...

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  • 13 October 2017: Of haikus and hymns: Students ...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Alyson Rozells Last semester, Sarah Kiu (Class of 2018) was reading familiar texts like the Song of Songs (Shijing) and the Book of Psalms, which she had earlier encountered in the Common Curriculum. At the same time, she also had the chance to read and study other religious texts...

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  • 10 October 2017: All in a day: Students put up ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Leong Kit Ling Over two weekends in August 2017, two Yale-NUS student organisations organised events for students to create and produce art on canvas and in the black box theatre. For 24 hours from 10pm on 18 August 2017, the Yale-NUS Visual Arts Society (VAS) organised the second...

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  • 6 October 2017: Yale-NUS students take on diver...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Nicole Lim Summer is a time when many Yale-NUS students travel to different parts of the world to explore different cities or spend time experiencing different career options in preparation for graduation. This summer, three Yale-NUS students decided to take on internships in Singapore as they learnt what...

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  • 3 October 2017: Community-based student organis...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Yale-NUS Association for the Protection of Animals On 23 and 26 August 2017, Yale-NUS students embarked on four different visits to various community organisations around Singapore on an inaugural community trail. This was organised by ComPact, the Yale-NUS community service club, in collaboration with other com...

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  • 29 September 2017: Yale-NUS honours David Marsh...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited The inaugural recipient of the David Marshall Scholarship is Christal Lim (Class of 2021). Image by Jessica Sam. In honour and memory of the late Mr David Marshall (1908-1995), a scholarship was launched this year in his name to support a deserving Yale-NUS student reading the five-year Double...

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  • 26 September 2017: Tackling climate change, Yal...

    Text and images by Julian Low From left to right: Peter Lewis, Kaushik Swaminathan, Stephanie Chee, Professor Tan Tai Yong, Guadalupe Lazaro and Feroz Khan Over the summer break, five Yale-NUS students clinched honours in the inaugural Association of Pacific Rim Universities – New York Times (APRU – NYT) Asia-Pacific Case Competition 2017. Steph...

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  • 22 September 2017: Renowned Shakespeare scholar...

    Text by Courtney Carter | Images by Julian Low On 10 August 2017, renowned Shakespeare scholar Professor Stephen Greenblatt presented two lectures at Yale-NUS College. The first, entitled ‘Age is Unnecessary: Shakespeare and the War between Old and Young’, was a public lecture that was part of the President’s Speaker Series at Yale-NUS. The othe...

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  • 19 September 2017: Seniors take on mentorship r...

    Text and images by Wen Kin Lim As the new academic year moves into full swing and the Class of 2021 settles into their new home at Yale-NUS, first-year students now have a new source of support in their residential neighbourhood. This year, Yale-NUS College has introduced the Residential College Advisor role, or better known...

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  • 15 September 2017: Dirty hawker toilets, litter...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Marcus Koe Mr Baey shares with students of the ‘Better Policy Lab’ some of his personal experiences with behavioural insights.  At the end of last semester, some students had the opportunity to present their innovative solutions to everyday problems to Member of Parliament and Parliamentary Secretary, Minist...

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  • 12 September 2017: Yale-NUS graduate learns mor...

    Text by Julian Low | Images provided by Orange ASEAN Factory In May 2017, Toh Hui Ran (Class of 2017) was one of 24 participants who took part in the ‘Orange Factory’, a three-week intensive sustainability workshop designed for young professionals, entrepreneurs and students from the Netherlands and Southeast Asia. The workshop was part of...

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  • 8 September 2017: Student Associate Programme o...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe  On the Yale-NUS College campus, students have the opportunity to gain work experience through a variety of roles, from assisting in research to conducting campus tours. Yale-NUS students can seek employment on campus through the Student Associate Programme (SAP), which offers employment in the form of work a...

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  • 5 September 2017: Yale-NUS student wins bronze ...

    By Julian Low | Images provided by Benedict Chan For Benedict Chan (Class of 2021), the 29th edition of the Southeast Asian (SEA) Games in Kuala Lumpur will always be extraordinary. Making his debut in squash for Team Singapore, Benedict won the bronze and gold medals in the Doubles and Men’s Team events respectively. The...

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  • 1 September 2017: FunOpenCulture events build b...

    By Poon Yee Suan | Image by Wayne Xu At Yale-NUS, the spotlight is often on the diverse and vibrant student population and their myriad accomplishments. Nevertheless, the faculty and staff of Yale-NUS are not forgotten. These key members of the Yale-NUS community create and deliver the unique liberal arts curriculum within the residential colleg...

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  • 29 August 2017: Yale-NUS students learn diverse...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe In an increasingly globalised world, the mastery of different languages is becoming essential to students who hope to embark on careers that span countries and continents. At Yale-NUS College, students are offered the opportunity to learn diverse languages such as Italian, Portuguese, Russian, and Sansk...

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  • 25 August 2017: Philosopher and public intellec...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Image by Jessica Sam Renowned philosopher and public intellectual Bryan Van Norden has recently been named the Visiting Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor at Yale-NUS College. The Professorship is supported by the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple, one of the College’s Founding Benefactors. “I am deeply honoured...

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  • 22 August 2017: Yale-NUS students recognised fo...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by the Military Justice Project Last semester, Daniel Ng (Class of 2018) and Amelia Chew (Class of 2017) received awards from the National University of Singapore’s (NUS) Faculty of Law for their work in pro bono projects. To recognise their commitment and passion towards providing quality pro bono services,...

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  • 18 August 2017: New divisional directors to lea...

    By Melissa Wang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe This academic year, two professors will assume the roles of Divisional Directors for the Science and Social Science Divisions. Professor Stephen Pointing, an environmental scientist, took over the baton from Professor Mark Bussell to helm the Science Division. Meanwhile, Visiting Professor John Driffi...

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  • 15 August 2017: Unexpected friendships in Yale-...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Christopher Tee and Weave for Yale-NUS Describing his experience during a Lunch Tag date, Christopher Tee (Class of 2017), a new Dean’s Fellow at Yale-NUS College, shared, “I remember that someone had interrupted our date while we were in the middle of it. We actually did not mind!...

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  • 11 August 2017: Yale-NUS College welcomes the C...

    By Poon Yee Suan | Images provided by Weave for Yale-NUS College The Class of 2021 received an official welcome to Yale-NUS at the annual First Year Assembly on 11 August 2017. The new cohort comprised 248 students, representing 45 nationalities from all over the globe. Singaporeans continued to make up the largest pool of...

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  • 8 August 2017: Yale-NUS multilingual magazine T...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Xie Yihao and Minsoo Bae Inspired by the wide range of diversity and cultures on campus, some students at Yale-NUS College have published the College’s first multilingual magazine called Tones. The magazine, which is run entirely by students, provides an avenue for the student community to express...

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  • 4 August 2017: Inaugural Writers’ Centre Litera...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image by Melissa Wang In April this year, the Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre held its inaugural Literary Awards, recognising exceptional work of individual students and the accomplishments of the creative writing community at Yale-NUS College. Professor Robin Hemley, Director of the Writing Programme at Yale-NUS explained the motivati...

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  • 1 August 2017: Yale-NUS residential staff play ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Aleithia Low A unique aspect of the Yale-NUS College education is the close-knit residential community. Students stay on campus for all four years of their college life in one of three residential colleges: Saga College, Elm College and Cendana College. This residential model creates nested communities in the...

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  • 28 July 2017: Rewarding academic excellence and...

    By Yip Jie Ying (Class of 2019) | Images as Credited As Yale-NUS College celebrated its inaugural graduation, several prizes were awarded to some members of the Class of 2017 to recognise their outstanding achievements and contributions to the College. Generously supported by various donors, these prizes include awards for non-academic contribut...

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  • 25 July 2017: Remembering the yesteryears, Yale...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Sean Cham Sean Cham (third from left) together with friends at his photobook launch During the Singapore Art Book Fair 2017 held in April 2017, Sean Cham (Class of 2019) successfully launched his first photobook, titled Yesteryears. Featuring 50 photographs of places in Singapore that were culturally and...

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  • 21 July 2017: Dean’s Fellows: Guides and mentor...

    Over summer, nine Dean’s Fellows (DFs) checked into Yale-NUS College and dived into intensive training as they geared up to take on their roles as guides, mentors and advisors for Yale-NUS students. At Yale-NUS, DFs serve as role models for students while contributing to the development of the College’s programmes and initiatives. Started since ...

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  • 18 July 2017: Observing high energy physics exp...

    By Julian Low | Images provided by Dr Richard Breedon During recess week in February 2017, 12 Yale-NUS and NUS students visited several laboratories within the European Organization for Nuclear Research, which is more commonly known as CERN, to learn more about experimental particle physics. CERN is a research organisation that operates the larg...

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  • 14 July 2017: Bringing food and culture from ho...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Inside the warm and bustling kitchen of the Cendana College Buttery, members of the Yale-NUS College community were busy preparing classic Korean dishes and dancing to upbeat K-pop music. This warm and inclusive event held on 30 March, was hosted by Ms Nayoung Won, a Korean-American...

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  • 11 July 2017: Climate change in pictures – Yale...

    By Melissa Wang | Images provided by Tom White Between 3 to 8 March this year, Yale-NUS College hosted renowned environmental photographer and curator James Delano, while he was in Singapore to lay the groundwork for a gallery exhibit. Students and faculty alike had the opportunity to have in-depth conversations with Mr Delano, and tap...

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  • 7 July 2017: Students share their journey in an...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images provided by Elson Ong and Tinesh Indrarajah On 1 March 2017, the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE) at Yale-NUS College held its inaugural Leadership Symposium, the culmination of a multi-year programme for developing leadership skills. At the symposium, graduating students shared their leadersh...

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  • 4 July 2017: President Tan Tai Yong: An ethos o...

    By Melissa Wang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College What is the relevance of liberal arts education for Asian development? – This was the question Yale-NUS College President Tan Tai Yong sought to address at his public lecture, organised by The HEAD Foundation on 26 April. President Tan, who officially took office on 1...

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  • 30 June 2017: Championing Education through Sch...

    By Yip Jie Ying (Class of 2019) | Images as credited As Yale-NUS College celebrated the Graduation Ceremony of its inaugural cohort, two fresh graduates from the Class of 2017 looked back on their college experience and the generous philanthropy that kickstarted their journey of growth and learning here. They are Denise Ng and Andrea...

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  • 27 June 2017: Urban Studies Class Explores Comm...

    By Daryl Yang | Image as credited Image by Rene Schwietzke via Flickr. For the past few months, Lim Se Ern (Class of 2018) has spent time in the Clementi neighbourhood conducting surveys and interviews with the residents there. This was part of a module she was taking called ‘Community Development: In Search of the Kampung...

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  • 23 June 2017: Professor by day, teammate by nig...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Asst Prof Jessica Hanser, Aleithia Low and Weave for Yale-NUS College Every Wednesday evening, Assistant Professor of Humanities (History) Jessica Hanser co-teaches a class with a student. However, instead of the classroom, this takes place at the dance studio. Together with Yale-NUS student Shanice Nicole Stan...

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  • 20 June 2017: Yale-NUS welcomes esteemed econom...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As Yale-NUS College enters its fifth year, it is not only the pioneer class that will leave the college grounds. Some pioneering leaders of the College, including Founding President Pericles Lewis, have similarly passed the torch and left the College in the good hands of a new...

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  • 16 June 2017: Course on interface design for ti...

    Text and Images by Yasunari Watanabe At Yale-NUS College, with its unique curriculum emphasis on interdisciplinarity, many course offerings lie at the intersection of multiple disciplines, even spanning the arts and sciences. ‘Interface Design for Time-Based Art Forms’ is one such course and was taught by Lecturer of Humanities, Dr Jingyin (Jon)...

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  • 13 June 2017: Yale-NUS students spearhead initi...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Madeline Tan Since January 2017, Yale-NUS students have a special meatless menu in all three residential dining halls once a week. This initiative was spearheaded by the Yale-NUS Association for the Protection of Animals (YAPAC), a student organisation that seeks to increase awareness about animal welfare issues...

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  • 9 June 2017: Inaugural Citizen Science Symposiu...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Yasunari Watanabe From 3 to 4 March 2017, Yale-NUS College hosted students, faculty and members of the public interested in the growing field of citizen science at the College’s inaugural Citizen Science Symposium. Featuring a range of talks and workshops, the event aimed to promote an understanding of...

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  • 6 June 2017: Yale-NUS student group aims to est...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Aleithia Low While other students were completing their final week of classes, Betty Pu (Class of 2020) was on a 17-hour flight to California, USA for an entrepreneurship conference at Stanford University. Selected as one of 35 international college students for the Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES) ...

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  • 2 June 2017: Thank you President Lewis

      By Julian Low On 29 May 2017, Yale-NUS College celebrated the graduation of the Class of 2017. Shortly after, the Yale-NUS community will bid adieu to Founding President, Professor Pericles Lewis who will be leaving the College upon completion of his five-year presidency term. On 1 July 2017, Professor Tan Tai Yong, the College’s Presiden...

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  • 29 May 2017: Celebrating Yale-NUS College’s ina...

      By Julian Low Four years ago, Yale-NUS College welcomed its first cohort of students. From the temporary campus at Residential College 4 and pioneering runs of the Common Curriculum, to the vibrant residential life activities and co-curricular programmes on its new award winning campus, Yale-NUS has grown within a short span of time. Now,...

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  • 26 May 2017: Graduating seniors reflect on the ...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Images as credited This year marks a significant milestone for Yale-NUS as the College celebrates the graduation of its inaugural cohort, the Class of 2017. In the midst of the celebrations, some graduating students have taken a step back to reflect on their time at Yale-NUS and the impact that...

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  • 23 May 2017: Students from Yale-NUS and SUTD te...

    By Julian Low| Images provided by Nicholas Carverhill In early 2017, two students from Yale-NUS College and the Singapore University of Technology and Design (SUTD) collaborated on a joint project and emerged as one of the finalists in an international social innovation competition. Nicholas Carverhill (Class of 2017) and Jezamine Chua, an Archi...

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  • 19 May 2017: From suites to suits, Yale-NUS gra...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Having completed their four-year liberal arts degree at Yale-NUS College, some graduates of the pioneer class will be diving straight into the working world. While some such as Manas Punhani (Class of 2017) and May Tay (Class of 2017) will be joining multinational corporations such as global management...

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  • 16 May 2017: Nobel laureate Carl Wieman advocat...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Yasunari Watanabe On 28 April 2017, Nobel laureate and renowned educator Professor Carl Wieman presented a public lecture as a part of the President’s Speaker Series at Yale-NUS College. Prof Wieman is a physicist at Stanford University and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 2001 for...

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  • 12 May 2017: Making social impact with the libe...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited As the first class of Yale-NUS College prepares to graduate in a few weeks’ time, some students have committed themselves to applying their liberal arts education to meaningful careers in the social services or healthcare sectors. One such student is Daryl Tan (Class of 2017). A major in...

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  • 9 May 2017: Promoting healthy living at Yale-NU...

    By Julian Low | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College Between 6 and 12 March 2017, the third edition of Health and Wellness Week took place with a myriad of activities organised all over Yale-NUS College. Activities ranged from a sunrise yoga session, rock-climbing lessons, zumba dancing to neck, back and shoulder massages by members...

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  • 5 May 2017: Graduates from Yale-NUS’ first clas...

    By Valerie Yeo | Images as credited Tara Dear and Ling Xi Min are amongst graduating students who will be taking up prestigious fellowship offers. Image by Aleithia Low As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS students consider various post-graduation options, some of them will be taking up prestigious fellowship offers from organisations around the wor...

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  • 2 May 2017: Yale-NUS Students work with Skillse...

    By Michelle Soto | Images provided by Dianne Araral, Callysta Thony and Monica Kim On 15 March 2017, three Yale-NUS students, Dianne Araral (Class of 2020), Callysta Thony (Class of 2018) and Monica Kim (Class of 2020) were featured on an episode of a local Chinese language show called ‘Hello Singapore’ for their work with...

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  • 28 April 2017: Building a legacy of Senior Clas...

    By Baoyun Chelsea Cheo (Class of 2017) | Images as credited As Yale-NUS College prepares for the graduation of its first class this May, the Class of 2017 united for their final parting gift to the College community in February during the College’s inaugural Senior Class Gift (SCG) Campaign. Led by a committee of seven...

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  • 25 April 2017: Yale-NUS students hold first ‘Da...

    By Julian Low | Images provided by Chandler Catherine Beyer On 18 March 2017, more than 50 participants from Yale-NUS took part in the first student led hackathon  held at Yale-NUS College. Swarnima Sircar and Ross Rauber (both from the Class of 2019) were the key drivers of this event, which was aimed to improve...

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  • 21 April 2017: Graduates from Yale-NUS’ first c...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College While Joan Danielle Ongchoco (Class of 2017, above) will be graduating from Yale-NUS College later this year with the rest of the inaugural class, her connection with Yale-NUS will continue as she heads to Yale University to pursue a PhD in Cognitive Psychology. “I was...

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  • 18 April 2017: Apes can’t ape: exploring the fr...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Prof Frans de Waal giving his opening address. Image provided by Yasunari Watanabe On 6 March 2017, renowned primatologist Professor Frans de Waal gave a public lecture as part of the President’s Speaker Series. Professor de Waal is a Dutch-American ethologist and biologist known for his work on...

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  • 16 April 2017: Sustaining an interest in sustai...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As the pioneer batch of Yale-NUS students is set to graduate in May 2017, some of them will head to one of the College’s parent institutions to continue their studies. Chua Wan Ping and Xie Yihao (both Class of 2017) have been selected as the first two...

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  • 11 April 2017: Yale-NUS hosts annual weeklong a...

    By Julian Low | Images provided by MWAW Committee Despite the rainy weather on 12 March 2017, there was no dampening the spirits of the students, staff and migrant workers who had gathered at Fort Canning Green. Games, a photo-booth and a light yoga session were just some of the activities that kept everyone entertained,...

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  • 7 April 2017: First graduating Yale-NUS class e...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Before members of the Class of 2017 could count down to their graduation from Yale-NUS College, they counted down to the deadline for their capstone projects. A unique aspect of the Yale-NUS curriculum is the original capstone project which all students undertake with the guidance of Yale-NUS faculty...

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  • 4 April 2017: Dr Stuart Strange on spirit mediu...

    By Poon Yee Suan | Image by Aleithia Low Magic, mediums and mystics – themes found in the hit film Doctor Strange (2016) and in Yale-NUS College’s very own Dr Strange’s research and teaching. Like the film produced by Marvel Studios, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Anthropology) Stuart E Strange’s work explores issues around the...

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  • 31 March 2017: Broad Peak Global Engagement Int...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Images as credited Over the summer of 2016, four students went on meaningful internship experiences around the world through the Broad Peak Global Engagement Internship Grant, established by Singapore-based investment firm Broad Peak Investment Advisers Pte Ltd and supported by the College’s Centre for International & Profe...

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  • 28 March 2017: Yale-NUS students in NUS varsity...

    By Yasunari Watanabe | Images provided by Rachel Ong, Chua Wan Ping and Guo Hui Ping Home to 12 sports teams, Yale-NUS College encourages an active athletic culture among students. The College’s teams participate annually in the Inter-Faculty Games and Inter-College Games, which are both tournaments within the NUS community. However, Yale-NUS st...

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  • 24 March 2017: Yale-NUS students head for publi...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Joyan Tan While many of the graduating Yale-NUS students are in the thick of exploring their post-graduation options, some have their immediate career paths mapped out as they will be fulfilling their bond requirements from government scholarships they received prior to entering Yale-NUS College. Joyan Tan (Clas...

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  • 21 March 2017: Yale-NUS students present at Oxf...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Karen Ho Three Yale-NUS students – Karen Ho (Class of 2017), Min Lim (Class of 2018) and Ng Qi Siang (Class of 2019) – presented their research at a symposium organised by Trinity College at Oxford University. Titled ‘Conversations in Singapore History’, the one-day symposium aimed to bring...

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  • 17 March 2017: Yale-NUS bolsters tenure and fac...

    By Melissa Wang | Image by Aleithia Low Since its inception, Yale-NUS College has placed great emphasis on building up a strong team of faculty who are committed to both research and undergraduate teaching. To augment existing efforts to strengthen the tenure process and faculty development, the College has appointed a new Associate Dean of...

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  • 9 March 2017: In anticipation of Open Day 2017

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image designed by Min Lim This Saturday, 11 March, Yale-NUS College will welcome visitors for the NUS Open day, and the College has been abuzz with activity in anticipation. One of the biggest events held for prospective students, Open Day will exhibit many of the unique offerings of the Yale-NUS...

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  • 7 March 2017: Writer and Professor Robin Hemley...

    Written by Wen Kin Lim | Image by Aleithia Low In November 2016, Professor of Humanities and Director of the Writing Programme Robin Hemley, presented at two international writing conferences in Hong Kong and Guangzhou, China. The first conference on 11-12 November in Hong Kong was a bilingual event that explored English and Chinese creative...

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  • 3 March 2017: Saw Swee Hock Study Award –...

    By Yip Jie Ying | Images as Credited The Saw Swee Hock Study Award at Yale-NUS College was established in 2016 through a donation provided by Professor Saw Swee Hock, who is President’s Honorary Professor of Statistics in the Department of Statistics and Applied Probability at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Professorial Fel...

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  • 28 February 2017: YAAAS: Celebrating cultural d...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Yale-NUS African, African-American & Afro-Caribbean Society While Yale-NUS College is situated in Asia, students at Yale-NUS College come from diverse backgrounds that span more than fifty countries from six continents. This includes students of African descent and other regions such as the Middle East and t...

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  • 24 February 2017: Yale-NUS promotes a culture o...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by National Youth Council On 21 January 2017, Cendana Vice Rector and Lecturer in Social Sciences (Global Affairs) Catherine Sanger was invited to speak at a panel organised by the National Youth Council, Singapore. The panel was part of the inaugural event for a programme called “What’s Going On...

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  • 21 February 2017: Yale-NUS Global & Public ...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Aleithia Low On 16 November 2016, the Yale-NUS Global & Public Health Alliance (YGPA) hosted a public lecture by Professor David L. Heymann, chairman of the World Health Organisation (WHO) Emergency Committee on the Zika virus. Professor Heymann is a professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at the London...

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  • 17 February 2017: Laurel Fantauzzo’s non-fictio...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe On the evening of 19 January, the College community came together to celebrate the launch of Writing Instructor Laurel Fantauzzo’s non-fiction book, The First Impulse: Notes on Love, Film, and Death in the Philippines in an event held at the Writer’s Centre. The book, printed by Anvil Publishing, is...

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  • 14 February 2017: Building a culture of nutriti...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe On 3 November 2016, students, staff and faculty were busily doing squats around the College for the inaugural Yale-NUS Mass Squat Challenge. This was organised by a new student organisation called ‘BACON’ as part of the first Wellness Week. BACON loosely stands for ‘Building A Culture of...

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  • 10 February 2017: Students initiate independent...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Sherice Ngaserin, Joseph LaRose and Wayne Xu At Yale-NUS College, students not only have the opportunity to attend a diverse range of classes with their professors but can also initiate their own independent reading and research programmes. This allows students to delve into particular areas of interest under the...

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  • 7 February 2017 : Yale-NUS Infrastructure Offic...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Aleithia Low  On 11 January 2017, the Yale-NUS Infrastructure, Safety & Security Office held a roadshow on Safety, Security and Environment. The event was attended by over 250 guests, including representatives from the Singapore Police Force, the Central Narcotics Bureau and the Yale-NUS Safety Committee. The Roads...

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  • 3 February 2017: Halcyon, the Yale-NUS mascot

    By Jeannie Tay | Image provided by Public Affairs Four years after Yale-NUS College started its first class, the college now has a mascot to call its own. An idea initiated by students in 2015, the work on the development of a mascot to represent Yale-NUS took place over the past two years. While the...

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  • 31 January 2017: Shanice Stanislaus’ documentar...

    Written by Yasunari Watanabe | Image provided by Shanice Stanislaus Shanice Stanislaus’ (Class of 2017) passion for dance drove her to capture, or archive, movements in film. In her documentary film Refugi, she explored how different people express themselves through the medium of dance. The film weaved together interviews and dance pieces of pe...

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  • 27 January 2017: Looking at the world from a di...

    By Yip Jie Ying & Joella Lopes-Lam | Images as Credited To learn a language is to have one more window from which to look at the world (学一门语言,就是多一个观察世界的窗户). This Chinese proverb clearly resonates with students who dedicate numerous hours to learning languages from all over the world. With support from the Tan Chin Tuan...

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  • 24 January 2017: For Dr Jean Liu, love is an op...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College In The Effect by Lucy Prebble, a doctor sought to discover whether two people could be made to fall in love using a love drug. This was precisely what Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Psychology) Jean Liu did in her PhD research. “My research was...

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  • 20 January 2017: Swarthmore College President s...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Image provided by Swarthmore College On 9 January 2017, Valerie Smith, President of Swarthmore College – one of the top liberal arts colleges in the United States – was at Yale-NUS College to give a talk to students on the relevance of a liberal arts education. President Valerie Smith is...

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  • 17 January 2017: Yale-NUS faculty & student...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Hrishi Olickel Hrishi Olickel (first from left), together with researchers from NUS at the 23rd ACM Conference on Computer and Communications Security at Hofburg Palace, Vienna, Austria. Bitcoin may be a familiar name to some, but not many may have heard of blockchain. While Bitcoin is a form...

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  • 13 January 2017: Inaugural class takes on Concu...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College   While some students plan to enter the workforce upon graduation, others will be continuing their education in graduate schools. At Yale-NUS College, students have the opportunity to pursue a Masters programme with partner institutions to deepen their knowledge and skills in a specific field...

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  • 10 January 2017: Yale-NUS students win the pres...

    By Melissa Wang | Image provided by Alex Pont In the last quarter of 2016, two Yale-NUS students brought home the top honours in the prestigious Procter & Gamble (P&G) Asia CEO Challenge. A business case competition and intensive training workshop, participants of the Challenge took on the role of the Chief Executive Officer (CEO)...

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  • 6 January 2017: Yale-NUS students launch the fi...

    By Wen Kin Lim | Images by Yasunari Watanabe On 18 November 2016, the Yale-NUS College Society for Academic Research (YNSAR) launched the inaugural Yale-NUS Undergraduate Journal, featuring the best undergraduate research across multiple academic disciplines at the College. Patrick Wu (2019), President of YNSAR, said the Journal’s main objective...

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  • 3 January 2017: Dr Anju Paul on why there is no...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College On 5 August 2016, Assistant Professor of Social Sciences (Sociology and Public Policy) Anju Paul was the first faculty member to be nominated by the Orientation Committee to address the matriculating Class of 2020 at the First Year Assembly, an annual event held on campus...

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  • 30 December 2016: Dispatches from Abroad

    By Callysta Thony & Joella Lopes-Lam | Images as credited Semester abroad programmes are enriching and highly rewarding experiences for students at Yale-NUS College, who return with stories and lessons to share with their peers back in Singapore. These trips provide valuable opportunities for students to pursue their academic interests while...

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  • 27 December 2016: First Agrarian and Food Studi...

    By Melissa Wang | Image provided by Marvin Montefrio On 10 November, Yale-NUS College hosted the first Agrarian and Food Studies Mini-Conference in Singapore, a day-long interdisciplinary event that brought together academics from all over Singapore who do research and teaching on agrarian and food studies in Asia. Assistant Professor of Social ...

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  • 23 December 2016: Career services at Yale-NUS C...

    By Jeannie Tay | Images by Yasunari Watanabe In six months, Yale-NUS College will be graduating its first class of students. As the College prepares for its first graduation event in 2017, the Career Services team (photo above) at the Centre for International & Professional Experience (CIPE) has been steadily intensifying its programmes, esp...

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  • 20 December 2016: Students discuss US politics ...

    By Yasunari Watanabe | Image by Haroun Chahed The 2016 presidential election in the United States proved to be tumultuous, unpredictable and relevant for people around the world. Over the past semester, 18 students from Yale-NUS took a course on American Politics and the 2016 Presidential Election, taught by Dr Catherine Sanger, Lecturer, Social...

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  • 16 December 2016: New Dean of Educational Resou...

    In December 2016, Yale-NUS College welcomed Mr Ronald Milne, Yale-NUS’ first Dean of Educational Resources & Technology (ERT). Dean Milne will lead the team in providing for the College’s ERT needs, and aims to proactively develop more robust capabilities to further support learning, teaching and research within the College in all four areas of ...

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  • 14 December 2016: Yale-NUS students fill gaps i...

    Written by Wen Kin Lim | Image provided by Wayne Xu Dave Lim (Class of 2019) on a field survey at a HDB estate.  Stacey Yuen (Class of 2017) was working on what seemed like just another college assignment for her Human Rights class. However, while searching for information on the 2013 Little India Riots,...

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  • 12 December 2016: Two students win Modern Aging...

    By Clare Isabel Ee and Daryl Yang | Image provided by Modern Aging 2016 Rachel Quek (left) receiving her prize for topping the Modern Aging Short Film Contest When Rachel Quek (Class of 2018) returns to her home in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, she lives with her extended family – this includes her grandmother, granduncle, uncle...

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  • 9 December 2016: Music as passion and research ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Alistair Ryan By day, Steve Ferzacca holds two titles: Visiting Associate Professor of Social Sciences and Acting Head of Studies for Anthropology at Yale-NUS College. By night (and on weekends) he holds two more – member of the legendary 1960s Singapore band, The Straydogs, and songwriter and member...

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  • 7 December 2016: Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre hosts...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by the Writers’ Centre Mr Vijay Seshadri reading from his Pulitzer-winning poetry collection On 11 November 2016, the Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre hosted two eminent writers, Vijay Seshadri and Nicole Walker, for the final instalment in this semester’s reading series. The two literary luminaries were invited as guests ...

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  • 5 December 2016: Yale-NUS student enters presti...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited Mollie Saltskog (Class of 2017)  A member of the inaugural Yale-NUS Class of 2017, Mollie Saltskog, has been accepted to the second class of Schwarzman Scholars, a highly competitive master’s degree programme at Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. She will enrol for the course in August 2017, soon after...

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  • 2 December 2016: Students by day, artists by n...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Lek Haokai with his band, Sphaeras. Image by Jeremy Hu, Bandwagon While most of his peers might be travelling over the summer break in 2017 to catch a breather from school, Lek Haokai (Class of 2018) will also be travelling – and not simply for leisure. Aside from being a...

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  • 25 November 2016: J Y Pillay Fellow attracted t...

    Written by Nirali Desai | Image by Aleithia Low Established to allow Yale-NUS College to hire young academics who can help develop and participate in the College’s diverse curriculum and programmes, the J Y Pillay Fellowship is part of the J Y Pillay Global-Asia Programme, which is supported by philanthropic gifts from various corporations and...

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  • 22 November 2016: Students and faculty speak in...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe Al Lim (Class of 2019) reading a poem written in twin cinema form From 4 to 13 November 2016, Singapore’s literary scene was abuzz with readings, panels and events as part of the annual Singapore Writers Festival organised by the National Arts Council. This year, three students and two faculty...

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  • 18 November 2016: New equipment enhances practi...

    Written by Wen Kin Lim | Image by Yasunari Watanabe Over the past semester, new scientific equipment has been installed at the teaching laboratories on the Yale-NUS College campus. The research-grade instruments allow students to gain hands-on experience and exposure to different methods of sample analysis. The new equipment is generally more ad...

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  • 15 November 2016: Writing for the world, Yale-N...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Internships and work placements enable fresh graduates to stand out amongst their peers, by experiencing real-world situations and developing applicable skills. It was for this reason that Sherlyn Goh (Class of 2017) decided to take up an internship with Rice Communications, a boutique communications agency, as...

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  • 11 November 2016: Yale-NUS College hosts the Hu...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe On 5 November 2016, Yale-NUS College hosted the Humanities and Social Sciences Research Programme (HSSRP) Symposium, the culmination of a seven-month research mentorship programme for secondary school students in Singapore. The programme is organised by the Gifted Education Branch, Curriculum Planning and Dev...

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  • 8 November 2016: ComPact, Yale-NUS Community Se...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by ComPact In just the second week of his first semester in college, Brandon Lee (Class of 2020) was already participating in his first community service project at Yale-NUS College. Volunteering as a befriender to a group of South Asian migrant workers, Brandon’s role was to welcome them to...

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  • 4 November 2016: From graphene hydrodynamics to...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Yasunari Watanabe While building a rocket might sound like a dream or something that one would read in a science fiction novel, Eun Jung Min (Class of 2019) had the opportunity to experiment with synthesising micro and nano-rockets as a student researcher working with Yale-NUS College Assistant Professor of...

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  • 1 November 2016: Third Yale-NUS Student Governm...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by AY2016/17 Yale-NUS Student Government The Yale-NUS Student Government for the Academic Year 2016/17 The Yale-NUS Student Government was first established in February 2015. As elected members of the student body, members of the Student Government are the voices for the protection of student interests. Since it wa...

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  • 28 October 2016: A legacy that lives

    By Serena Quay | Image provided by the Schenker family Many at Yale-NUS call the little island of Singapore their home, including those who hail from far away. Singapore is seen as a perfect haven – a combination of urbanisation and multicultural traditions. This was particularly true for a young boy named Tizian Schenker (in...

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  • 25 October 2016: Families learn more about stud...

    Text and images by Yasunari Watanabe Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Dr Chin-Hao Huang, giving a sample lecture to families during Family Weekend 2016 Over the weekend of 7 to 9 October, Yale-NUS students invited their loved ones to the College for Family Weekend 2016, a time for families to participate in a variety of...

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  • 21 October 2016: EDB Chairman notes the marketa...

    Text and image by Melissa Wang On 7 October 2016, Yale-NUS College hosted a talk by Chairman of the Economic Development Board (EDB), Dr Beh Swan Gin. Organised by the Office of the Executive Vice President (Institutional Affairs), the audience in the packed lecture theatre were given insights into Singapore’s economy, as well as the...

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  • 19 October 2016: Yale-NUS freshmen explore new ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Scene at Keppel Shipyard by Yasunari Watanabe. This photo won first prize in a photo showcase supported by the Singapore Maritime Foundation (SMF), as part of the Week 7 project “Singapore’s Shipping and Maritime Experience” Earlier this month, Yale-NUS freshmen were dispersed across Singapore...

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  • 17 October 2016: Students dialogue with Acting ...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by REACH On 6 September 2016, Acting Minister for Education (Schools) and Senior Minister of State, Ministry of Transport, Mr Ng Chee Meng visited Yale-NUS College for a student dialogue, organised by the Yale-NUS International Relations & Political Association (YIRPA) as part of its Coffeehouse Conversations s...

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  • 14 October 2016: Director, Division of Social S...

      By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College On 15 July 2016, Director, Division of Social Sciences and Professor of Urban Studies, Professor Jane Jacobs, was elected by the British Academy as one of 20 new Corresponding Fellows from overseas universities, in recognition of her outstanding contribution to research in urban and...

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  • 11 October 2016: Students organise event to rai...

    By Michelle Soto | Image provided by The G Spot On 23 August 2016, about 70 students and members of the public attended Being Positive: Living with HIV in Singapore. The event aimed to shed light on HIV, a disease so highly stigmatised that it is rarely spoken about. Being Positive featured a panel of...

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  • 7 October 2016: Yale-NUS thanks its donors and ...

    By Baoyun Chelsea Cheo | Images by Karen Khoo (from left) Friends of Yale-NUS Ms Chong Siak Ching, Professor Khoo Hoon Eng and Mr Khong Mun Keong presented a cheque for the Yale-NUS Alumni Study Award to Yale-NUS College, which was received by President Pericles Lewis On 25 August 2016, Yale-NUS College hosted a dinner for donors...

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  • 4 October 2016: Students initiate practice-base...

    By Yasunari Watanabe | Images provided by Elson Ong  A good part of learning at Yale-NUS College takes place in the classroom. But learning does not stop at the classroom. Being in a young liberal arts college, students have the flexibility and opportunity to initiate their own learning pathways, while receiving support from the College...

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  • 27 September 2016: Students win top prizes at t...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by NUS Law Ong Chee Yeow (far left) and Charlotte Wang (second from right) are Yale-NUS students enrolled in the Double Degree Programme with Law Two Yale-NUS students, Ong Chee Yeow and Charlotte Wang (Class of 2017) were part of the National University of Singapore (NUS) Law team at...

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  • 23 September 2016: Student-Scientists: Yale-NUS...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited               For the past few months, Crystal Yong (Class of 2019) spent a large part of her time with crickets and otters. She was involved in two scientific research projects with Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Life Sciences Philip Johns regarding these two animal...

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  • 20 September 2016: Yale-NUS team wins CDL-Compa...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Global Compact Network Singapore (from left to right) Crystal Yong (Class of 2019), Angela Ferguson (Class of 2018) and Christina Ho (Class of 2017) at the CSR and Social Innovators Forum 2016 On 1 September 2016, a team of Yale-NUS students received the CDL-Compact Singapore Young CSR...

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  • 16 September 2016: Strengthening the tenure pro...

    Text and image by Melissa Wang A familiar face on campus, Professor Steven Bernasek now wears a new hat – as the Dean of Faculty. Making a smooth transition into his new role, Professor Bernasek is looking to further bolster the faculty team at Yale-NUS. Under the leadership of inaugural Dean of Faculty, Professor Charles...

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  • 13 September 2016: Student organisation, So/psy...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College This semester, several Yale-NUS students will be visiting Pathlight School weekly as study buddies to students there. The first autism-focused school in Singapore, Pathlight School offers Singapore’s mainstream academic curriculum and life readiness skills for children with mild to modera...

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  • 9 September 2016: Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by the Centre of Teaching & Learning  On 22 – 23 August 2016, the Yale-NUS Centre for Teaching & Learning (CTL) launched its programming for the new academic year by hosting Professor Eric Mazur, Balkanski Professor of Physics and Applied Physics, and Dean of Applied Physics at Harvard University. Professo...

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  • 6 September 2016: Students launch Sustainable S...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by I’deCO On 20 August 2016, the inaugural Sustainable Solutions Network (SSN) conference was organised by I’deCO, Yale-NUS’ first sustainability student organisation. The SSN aims to bring together all the stakeholders concerned with sustainability in Singapore, including students from tertiary institutions and r...

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  • 2 September 2016: From Tokyo to Morocco, the le...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Sharon Quaye  Over summer, Sharon Quaye, Chia Jie Lin (both Class of 2018) and Anandita Sabherwal (Class of 2019) were scattered across the globe in Asia, Africa and the Middle East undertaking vastly different academic pursuits on Yale Summer Session Abroad programmes. While Jie Lin was in Tokyo,...

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  • 29 August 2016: Remembering a man who loved, an...

    By Melissa Wang | Image by Alyson Rozells In March this year, Yale-NUS College lost a remarkable man who was a friend, mentor, colleague and teacher deeply loved by the community. Last Friday, a crowd filled the Performance Hall, to mourn this great loss, to celebrate his life, and most importantly, to remember him –...

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  • 26 August 2016: Yale-NUS students learn and ser...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited   While many students would think of finding an internship with a multinational corporation, commercial enterprise or the public sector, some Yale-NUS College students decided to work in non-governmental organisations (NGOs) where they served different communities while learning what it was like working in vari...

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  • 23 August 2016: New Division of Science Directo...

    Text and image by Melissa Wang Only a month into his role as Director, Division of Science at Yale-NUS College, Professor Mark Bussell has already embarked on several ambitious plans as the College’s inaugural class presses closer towards graduation. One such project is to continue developing the capstone projects for final year students, where ...

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  • 19 August 2016: Jeffrey Tong (Class of 2018) co...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Kelly Phua   Jeffrey Tong (first from right) with fellow youth environmental activists in Andorran Pyreness Between 17 and 25 July 2016, Jeffrey Tong (Class of 2018) would wake up every morning at 7.30am before setting out into the wilderness of the Andorran Pyrenees for a research expedition with 13...

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  • 16 August 2016: Yale-NUS Consulting Group harne...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Yale-NUS Consulting Group The Yale-NUS Consulting Group While her classmates were preparing for their final examinations and papers, Pareen Chaudhari (Class of 2018) was also learning about the fruit juice industry instead. She was working on the first client project undertaken by Yale-NUS Consulting Group for S...

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  • 12 August 2016: In preparing for graduation, Ya...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited Subhas Nair (fifth from left) with his colleagues from IBM China Group. Photo provided by Subhas. As the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College reaches its final year of undergraduate education, some students have taken on corporate internships around the world in preparation for life beyond the institution. One...

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  • 8 August 2016: Associate Professor Neil Clarke,...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College Cendana College’s newly-appointed rector, Associate Professor Neil Clarke, and his dog Pedro At Yale-NUS College, each of the three residential colleges (RCs) – Cendana, Elm and Saga – forms a tight-knit community of students, faculty and staff. Each RC is helmed by a Rector and...

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  • 5 August 2016: Yale-NUS College community offic...

    By Clare Isabel Ee and Daryl Yang | Images as credited The Class of 2020. Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College Today, the Yale-NUS College community formally welcomed more than 200 new students at the First Year Assembly 2016, an event held annually on campus as a ceremonial welcome for new students. The Assembly was graced...

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  • 2 August 2016: Student wins Japanese Speech Con...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Japanese Speech Contest 2016 at The Japanese Association, Singapore Evan (centre) received the top prize at the 2016 Japanese Speech Contest  “Instead of asking people, ‘where do you come from?’, ask ‘where is your home?’” Evan Asava Aree (Class of 2017) suggested at the end of his speech...

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  • 29 July 2016: Giving students the freedom to pu...

    By Cheo Baoyun (Class of 2017) | Images as credited This summer, a group of Yale-NUS students were able to pursue their ideal career experience through the Self-Directed Internship Funding programme, made possible by the Alice and Peter Tan Endowment at the College. The programme, run by the Centre for International & Professional Experience...

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  • 26 July 2016: Yale-NUS College receives prestig...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College Yale-NUS College’s campus has been awarded the prestigious International Architecture Award 2016, as recognised by The Chicago Athenaeum: Museum of Architecture and Design and The European Centre for Architecture Art Design and Urban Studies. The campus, designed by Forum Architects (Sing...

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  • 22 July 2016: Two Yale-NUS students study Sansk...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Derek Wolter The language is ancient and not many people use it. Despite its perceived obscurity, Josh Ragbir and Sherice Ngaserin (Class of 2018) enthusiastically said ‘yes’ to the offer to study Sanskrit in Nepal. The rising juniors, who are both majoring in Philosophy, are currently attending a summer...

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  • 19 July 2016: At the Yale-NUS Cycling Club, stu...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Nicolas Wong Peter Lewis (Class of 2018) cycling at Marina Bay Sands Michael Moore Jones (Class of 2017) first stumbled into his love for cycling after purchasing a cheap, run-of-the-mill bicycle in Singapore. “[I bought it] with the intention of getting around UTown (University Town) and maybe to Clementi,” he...

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  • 15 July 2016: Two Yale-NUS students spend their...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited  Two Yale-NUS students were selected to participate in the research projects of Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) faculty members as part of the Singapore-MIT Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SMURF), which aims to expose undergraduate students to research experiences involving an internationally div...

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  • 12 July 2016: Using theatre for social engagement

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by The Pond Photography Chng Yi Kai (Class of 2018; bottom, extreme right) has been working with local theatre production company Drama Box While many of his classmates embarked on various summer programmes across the globe, Chng Yi Kai (Class of 2018) has remained in Singapore over the past few...

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  • 8 July 2016: Double degree programme in law and...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS On 6 May 2016, Amelia Chew (Class of 2017) argued against the introduction of affirmative action to ensure a minority race president before Singapore’s Chief Justice Sundaresh Menon. She was speaking before the Constitutional Commission formed to review the Elected Presidency system in Singapore, which...

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  • 5 July 2016: For Daryl Yang (Class of 2018), en...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by TEDx Pickering Street On 28 May 2016, Daryl Yang (Class of 2018) shared his experiences as a student diversity activist to a live audience at TEDx Pickering Street. The locally organised event invites speakers to present important ideas from all disciplines and how they connect and shape our world. Daryl,...

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  • 1 July 2016: Building a healthier and fitter Co...

    Text and image by Melissa Wang Typing away at his standing desk, it was hard to even think that he ran 23km to work in the morning. But this is in fact a common ritual for Associate Director of Athletics & Fitness with the Dean of Students office, Mr Wainright Khoo, who is a firm...

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  • 28 June 2016: Yale-NUS students explore the his...

    By Daryl Yang | Images as credited  Street Performance at Old Havana. Image by Nguyen Xuan Ngoc Hoa From 13 to 30 May 2016, a group of Yale-NUS students visited the Caribbean island nation of Cuba for a two-week Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) trip. The students visited Havana and its surrounding area to gain a sense...

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  • 24 June 2016: Student-run butteries answer late...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College With a fully residential, four-year programme, Yale-NUS College’s campus is filled with spaces meant for social interaction and community bonding. Some of the popular hangout spots include the butteries — three student-run cafés that serve snacks and meals to famished students during sup...

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  • 21 June 2016: Green Room Theatre presents Rule ...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by YNC Photography  On 21 and 22 April 2016, Green Room Theatre presented three original short plays as part of Rule of Threes. Written, directed and performed by Yale-NUS students, the production filled the Yale-NUS Black Box to maximum capacity on both nights as the audience was treated to three...

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  • 17 June 2016: Students explore urban spaces and...

    By Daryl Yang | Images provided by Ernest Tan For his final project, Ernest Tan (Class of 2019), together with his team, had to design and model locally-inspired outfits that distilled the character of Toa Payoh’s various land uses, as well as captured the embodied experience of the pedestrian in the city. He was taking...

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  • 14 June 2016: Diversity at Yale-NUS

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by Dean of Students’ Office Yale-NUS College, much like Singapore, is a multicultural and multi-religious community. With over 500 students from 38 countries, the diverse make-up of the student body has influenced much discussion on campus about different facets of identity: from culture to race, religio...

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  • 10 June 2016: Third run of NGO Boot Camp equips...

    By Daryl Yang | Image provided by Centre for International & Professional Experience   Five days of intensive workshops with established Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) practitioners left Darrel Chang (Class of 2019) with a healthy dose of reality. “Prior to the programme, I have always looked at NGO work from a purist, idealist standpo...

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  • 7 June 2016: Two Yale-NUS staff members recogni...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited  (from left to right) Professor Charles Bailyn and Ms Alyson Rozells with Founding President Pericles Lewis. Image by Wayne Xu On 26 May 2016, Founding President Pericles Lewis presented Yale-NUS College’s two staff members with their five-year Long Service Award. The recipients, Ms Alyson Rozells, Senior ...

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  • 31 May 2016: In astronomy, research and teachin...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College For Professor Bryan Penprase, the view of the Milky Way glimmering in the darkness of the night is one of the most beautiful marvels in the universe. “That sight is something that can’t help but cause you to be stirred not only emotionally, but also intellectually,”...

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  • 27 May 2016: Creating a Chain for Growth

    By David Chia | Images by Aleithia Low  In recent years, Spaniard Mr Alberto Duran has made Singapore his home. He views it as a responsibility to contribute to the young city state, creating a support network for future generations. To do so, Mr Duran has generously contributed to Yale-NUS College, with a study award...

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  • 24 May 2016: Student tops International New Yor...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Images as credited Image by Alyson Rozells While most of her peers were moving on to study in American universities, Angela Ferguson (Class of 2018) decided to take a leap of faith and pursue higher education in Singapore instead at Yale-NUS College. Her essay on her experience, titled ‘The death of...

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  • 20 May 2016: Yale-NUS students learn to grow fo...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low As their classmates spend time in the classroom for lessons, three Yale-NUS students have been out in the sun this past semester tending to lettuce and other vegetables in various vertical gardens around campus. Elizabeth Heng (Class of 2018), Tan Mei-Mei (Class of 2018) and Toh Hui...

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  • 17 May 2016: Student theatre group reinterprets...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Aleithia Low While other students were busy preparing for their finals in mid-April, Anisha Charan (Class of 2018) was working on transcribing over 5,000 names onto rice paper as an installation for 清 Qīng, while Annette Wu (Class of 2017) rehearsed scenes after classes with her fellow actor, Gabriel...

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  • 13 May 2016: Telling the story of Singapore by ...

    Text and images by Jeannie Tay Last semester, in a first-of-its-kind collaboration with an external think tank, Yale-NUS College jointly conducted a course, called Urban Spatial Reasoning, with the Future Cities Laboratory (FCL), a multidisciplinary research programme of the Singapore-ETH Centre focused on urban sustainability. The course focuse...

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  • 10 May 2016: A love affair with trivia—Yale-NUS...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Team Tata Crucible Seated: Rohan Naidu (Class of 2017) and Shivam Bhardwaj (NUS, postdoc) in the midst of answering a question At the tender age of nine, Rohan Naidu (Class of 2017) was selected by his schoolteacher to compete in a trivia competition. He gamely participated, but...

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  • 6 May 2016: Learning Spanish through cultural e...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited Image from Morguefile ‘La Feria de Abril’ or ‘the April fair’ is known as a joyous, weeklong celebration of Easter in Seville, Spain. For a week in April 2016, the April fair came to Yale-NUS College with music, food, dancing, and all things Spanish. Spearheaded by Yale-NUS...

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  • 3 May 2016: Peer counsellors offer a listening ...

    By Daryl Yang | Images by Aleithia Low For several nights every week, instead of returning to her room to complete her assignments or rest, Joceline Yong (Class of 2018) can be found in the Yale-NUS Wellness Centre listening and offering support to her peers as a member of P.S. We Care. A student-run organisation...

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  • 29 April 2016: Yale-NUS Hosts International Aca...

    Written by Annie Wang (Class of 2019) and Perry Kwan (Class of 2018) | Images by Toh Huiran (Class of 2017) From 7 to 9 April 2016, Yale-NUS College held the inaugural Conference on Excavated Manuscripts in Chinese Classical Studies, a collaborative initiative led by the Chinese Studies Council at Yale-NUS College in partnership with the...

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  • 26 April 2016: Bringing the Bard’s work to Yale...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Images by Aleithia Low  Ziyad Bin Ahmad Bagharib (Class of 2018) played the title character, Prince Hamlet “To be or not to be?” The Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark, often shortened to Hamlet, is a famous tragedy play written by William Shakespeare, whose 400th death anniversary falls this year. Often used as a...

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  • 22 April 2016: Yale-NUS College presents Specia...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin (Class of 2018) | Images as credited At this year’s Singapore Science and Engineering Fair, students stood a chance to win a new award handed out by Yale-NUS College. Titled the Yale-NUS College Special Award, the new accolade aims to recognise school or home-based science projects that demonstrated exceptional innovation, c...

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  • 19 April 2016: Yale-NUS students conduct enviro...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Lance Boyd The Chilli Padi team: main organiser Jeffrey Tong (third from left) with facilitators While most students were busy finishing up their midterm papers and exams in February 2016, four Yale-NUS students were hard at work organising an environmental education and leadership accelerator programme for youths...

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  • 15 April 2016: Yale-NUS recreates local night m...

    By Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Aleithia Low  On a warm evening in March 2016, the Saga courtyard was buzzing with excitement as student organisation RC3 threw a kampung-themed carnival, Balik Kampung (return home). Inspired by the traditional night markets in Singapore known as pasar malam, the carnival had an array of local snacks,...

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  • 12 April 2016: Yale-NUS students visit Kerala t...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Sean Cham (Class of 2019)   Over the mid-semester spring break, a group of Yale-NUS students went on a Learning Across Boundaries (LAB) trip to Kerala, India focusing on notions of self, cultural heritage and identity through travel writing. Led by Dr Heidi Stalla and Dr Rebecca Tannenbaum from...

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  • 8 April 2016: Yale-NUS Habitat for Humanity Cha...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Images by Dave Lim In early December 2015, a group of 13 students from the Yale-NUS Habitat for Humanity Chapter embarked on an overseas trip to New Delhi, India, for one week. The trip, called a ‘Build’, extended a helping hand to low-income families living in the Bawana slum resettlement colony...

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  • 5 April 2016: Promoting a ‘maker culture’ – New...

    By Jeannie Tay | Image by Wayne Xu A new ‘maker space’ for creativity, design, invention and entrepreneurship was launched last month at Yale-NUS College. The Fabrication Studio, or more fondly known as the ‘Fab Lab’, is a space for students who want to do some tinkering for course projects, or explore technological pursuits outside...

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  • 1 April 2016: Acting Minister for Education (Hi...

    Written and images by Melissa Wang Minister Ong Ye Kung on a tour of the Yale-NUS College campus.  On 3 March 2016, Acting Minister for Education (Higher Education and Skills) Mr Ong Ye Kung visited Yale-NUS College to see first-hand the unique liberal arts education experience offered here. This was the second time Minister Ong...

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  • 29 March 2016: New boundaries, greater horizons

    Written by Serena Quay | Image by Aleithia Low The Lee Foundation has been making a difference for over 60 years and is known for its dedication to spurring progress in education and culture. It was founded by Tan Sri Dato’ Dr Lee Kong Chian, a well-known businessman and philanthropist. Two Yale-NUS students are amongst those...

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  • 25 March 2016: Yale-NUS student group organises...

    Written by Daryl Yang | Image by Serena Quay KidsAccomplish Education, a student group at Yale-NUS College, organised its inaugural education panel on 8 March 2016. Titled ‘Rethinking Education in the 21st Century’, the panel sought to explore what and how young people should be educated to prepare them for today’s increasingly challenging and i...

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  • 22 March 2016: Walt Disney International Chairm...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Aleithia Low “What does ‘international’ mean to you?” This was the key question posed by Walt Disney International Chairman, Mr Andy Bird to the audience at the Yale-NUS Performance Hall on 7 March 2016. “I have been traveling across the globe and I still cannot find one place that...

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  • 18 March 2016: Yale-NUS Writers’ Centre hosts r...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Aleithia Low “Why do you write?” This was one of the many questions posed to Mr Cyril Wong and Ms Suchen Christine Lim when they visited Yale-NUS College. The two writers, who are prominent in the local literary scene, read their original works to a mixed crowd of students...

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  • 15 March 2016: Yale-NUS Open Day 2016

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited  On 12 March 2016, Yale-NUS College welcomed throngs of visitors to its new permanent campus, which was inaugurated in October 2015. This is the first time Yale-NUS College hosted Open Day on its own campus. A dazzling array of activities was available across the campus for prospective...

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  • 11 March 2016: A hacker group for students pass...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin (Class of 2018) | Images as credited Hrishi Olickel (Class of 2018), co-founder of YNC Hacks, in Yale-NUS’ Fabrication Studio.  A liberal arts degree is perhaps not what first comes to mind when one thinks about technology. A student club in Yale-NUS College called YNC Hacks, however, would like to change that....

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  • 8 March 2016: Yale-NUS student experiences life...

    By Daryl Yang (Class of 2018) | Image from Adlin Zainal  Last summer, Adlin Zainal (Class of 2017) embarked on a journey halfway across the globe to New Haven, Connecticut, for her mystery internship at the Yale Peabody Museum of Natural History. What this meant was, Adlin only found out about what she would be...

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  • 4 March 2016: Yale-NUS Student Investment Group...

    By Diyanah Kamarudin | Image by Dave Lim On 22 February 2016, Yale-NUS College hosted the inaugural Singapore Asset Management Conference 2016. The one-day conference, an initiative by the Yale-NUS Student Investment Group (YNSIG) and sponsored by J.P. Morgan, seeks to expose undergraduates in the Asia-Pacific region to the growing asset managem...

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  • 26 February 2016: Professor Graham Ward is inau...

    By Daryl Yang | Image by Jolene Lum As religious fundamentalism sweeps across the globe, Professor Graham Ward’s lecture at Yale-NUS College on the idea of conceptual idolatry is a timely and necessary one. On 17 February 2016, Professor Ward was at Yale-NUS College as a Comparative Religious Studies Speaker. Professor Ward has been Regius...

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  • 23 February 2016: Renowned Anthropology Profess...

    Written by Serena Quay | Image by Aleithia Low Renowned Anthropology professor and researcher Nicole Constable is the inaugural recipient of the J Y Pillay Professorship at Yale-NUS. This Professorship is part of the J Y Pillay Global-Asia Programme, which was set up to honour Professor J Y Pillay, a pioneer who made groundbreaking contributions...

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  • 19 February 2016: Yale-NUS Global China Connect...

    By Daryl Yang (Class of 2018) | Image by YNC Photography Yale-NUS College heralded the arrival of the Lunar Year of the Monkey with a week-long series of celebratory events organised by a student organisation, the Yale-NUS Global China Connection (GCC). The Yale-NUS GCC aims to introduce and expose the College community to Chinese culture,...

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  • 16 February 2016: Harnessing technology to supp...

    Written by Jeannie Tay  | Image by Aleithia Low Since admitting our inaugural class in 2013, Yale-NUS College has been exploring new ways to redefine liberal arts and science education for a complex, interconnected world. To facilitate active learning among its diverse student body, the College actively harnesses technology to support its innova...

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  • 12 February 2016: Yale-NUS hosts weeklong serie...

    By Daryl Yang (Class of 2018) | Images as credited A migrant worker reading his poetry during Empowerment Through Writing: Voices from the Margins. Image by Aleithia Low Early in the morning of 31 January 2016, over 60 students, staff and migrant workers gathered in the Saga dining hall to arrange yu sheng into creative...

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  • 2 February 2016: US Ambassador to Singapore kic...

    Written by Jeannie Tay  | Image by David Royster US Ambassador Kirk Wagar (left) addressing questions from the audience, in a session moderated by Yale-NUS College President Lewis Pericles (right) “The United States is always on a path to perfect our union,” said Mr Kirk Wagar, United States Ambassador to Singapore, as he inaugurated the...

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  • 29 January 2016: The enduring paradox of US-Chi...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Aleithia Low The United States and China – unmistakably two of the most prominent nations in the world today – have a power struggle that seems ever-growing. However, some scholars are optimistic about the situation, including Professor Bates Gill. Professor Gill is a renowned China expert with a...

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  • 26 January 2016: Yale-NUS Humanities Divisional...

    Written by Jeannie Tay  | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College As Singapore’s first liberal arts college, starting a curriculum from scratch presented immense challenges, but at the same time, provided Yale-NUS College with opportunities to innovate and achieve the educational mission of the college: to found a community of learning. Since Yale-...

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  • 22 January 2016: President’s Speaker Series wel...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Aleithia Low Last week, Yale-NUS College played host to two distinguished speakers, Professor William Deresiewicz and Professor Mark Tushnet, who gave public lectures as part of the President’s Speaker Series. The speaker series is designed to enable the community to learn from and engage with some of the...

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  • 19 January 2016: Yale-NUS students organise Cam...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Camp Chartwell Over the semester break in December 2015, seven Yale-NUS students came together to run Camp Chartwell: Voyage, an arts camp for children aged six to nine. Through the camp, participants are exposed to different forms of arts in a fun and creative manner, deepening their...

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  • 15 January 2016: An enduring fellowship between...

    Written by Jeannie Tay  | Images by Jake Goh Si Yuan Jake Goh (fourth from left) with the other Future Global Leaders (FGL) Fellows at the FGL Leadership training in Wyoming Three Yale-NUS students from the Class of 2018, Jake Goh Si Yuan, Tiffany Ip and Saza Faradilla, have been selected to take part in...

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  • 12 January 2016: A feature on performing arts g...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by YNC Photography At Yale-NUS College, the thriving performing arts scene is buzzing with life and activity, with an endless stream of creative ideas. In terms of physical spaces, facilities like the recording studio, fabrication studio, and band room located in the West Core are fully equipped for...

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  • 8 January 2016: Beyond the efforts of nation st...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Image by Daniel Constable for Angel Hsu In December 2015, the 21st Convention of Parties of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) also known as COP21, made the headlines with countries coming together to create a new climate agreement. This replaces the 1997 Kyoto Protocol, the older...

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  • 5 January 2016: A cosmopolitan exchange to NYU ...

    In early December 2015, the Dean of Students office led an exchange trip to New York University (NYU) Abu Dhabi. The group comprised 18 students and eight staff members, and the trip aimed to encourage learning across institutions between the two young institutions. Three students who were a part of the trip penned their thoughts and...

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  • 29 December 2015: Yale-NUS Student Investment G...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from YNSIG Facebook page A Yale-NUS student listens attentively to CEO Praveen Jagwani’s talk on ‘An Investment Case for India’, part of the CEO Speaker Series.  Investment. Stocks. The financial market. These are topics useful to undergraduates as they approach the working world, yet seem ina...

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  • 22 December 2015: Thick in action at COP21

    Written by Jeannie Tay | Images by Kei Franklin The 2015 Conference of Parties (COP) 21, also known as the 2015 Paris Climate Conference, has been widely hailed as a historic event, with a landmark climate change deal sealed at the conclusion of the event on 12 December 2015. The Conference has, no doubt, left...

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  • 18 December 2015: Short film by Yale-NUS studen...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from Duende Poster image for Duende In 2015, four Yale-NUS students came together to produce a short film – Duende- on the spirit of the Spanish dance flamenco in an unlikely neighbourhood – Geylang, Singapore. The film went on to win the top award the European Union Centre...

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  • 15 December 2015: Writing nonfiction in the mou...

    Written by Adlin Zainal | Images by Katrien Van Huyck Arriving in Flagstaff, Arizona for NonFictioNOW 2015.  “Singapore is a long way to travel for this conference!” the woman sitting next to me proclaimed when I answered her question on where I was from. We were both sitting in the Rees room of the High...

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  • 11 December 2015: Democracy and Meritocracy – H...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Aleithia Low In the selection of a government and the leaders of a nation, is democracy or meritocracy more important? Can they co-exist and how best should this be done? These were the questions that Professor Daniel Bell, Chair Professor of the Schwarzman Scholars programme at Tsinghua University...

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  • 8 December 2015: Yale-NUS student wins Emirates...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by the Middle East Institute Mollie Saltskog (right) with Dr Nancy Gleason (left) at the prize ceremony.  On 7 December 2015, Yale-NUS student Mollie Saltskog (Class of 2017) was awarded the fourth annual Emirates NBD Middle East Essay Prize. Mollie’s winning essay, titled ‘Supportive to Active: The...

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  • 4 December 2015: Empowering women to do more fo...

    Written by Baoyun Cheo | Images by Aleithia Low A unique scholarship with a special focus on female students, the Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship has been established with a generous gift from the Kewalram Chanrai Group. Priority is given to female applicants in a bid to empower and inspire female undergraduates to be future leaders and...

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  • 1 December 2015: Making science a serious business

    Written by Jeannie Tay | Images as credited  Fancy wearing a suit that can store energy or using an eco-friendly phone with biodegradable parts to reduce your carbon footprint? Or doing your part to help the earth by using a bio-friendly nanocellulose-based material in place of the current bandage, or a reusable nanostructure antimicrobial film...

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  • 27 November 2015: Yale-NUS students create inno...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by KidsAccomplish  ‘If we can’t bring the children to a country, we’ll bring the country to them.’ That’s the unofficial motto of KidsAccomplish Enrichment (KAE), a Yale-NUS student organisation that creates exciting non-academic enrichment classes for upper primary school students. Modelled after the ...

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  • 24 November 2015: Peak Oil

    Written and Image by Melissa Wang  It is hard to imagine a world without one of the most essential natural resources in industrialised nations today – oil. Many of our daily needs, from propelling vehicles to producing electric power, require oil as the energy source. In fact, many of our common products like toothpaste, washing...

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  • 20 November 2015: President of Iceland ends thr...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College  On 13 November 2015, Yale-NUS was privileged to host our first-ever foreign state dignitary. President of Iceland, His Excellency Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson, visited Yale-NUS to deliver a public lecture on ‘Clean Energy, Climate and the Arctic’ as part of the President’s Speaker Serie...

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  • 17 November 2015: Social Sciences curriculum at...

    Written by Jeannie Tay | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College One unique aspect of a Yale-NUS education is the broad-based multi-disciplinary curriculum, which allows students to delve into topics across the social and natural sciences, humanities and the arts. Unlike other higher education institutions, Yale-NUS does not organise its faculty int...

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  • 13 November 2015: Students show appreciation fo...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images from Staff Appreciation Facebook page A regular day for staff at Yale-NUS College is typically a busy one – there is paperwork to be done, meetings to be had, decisions to be made, and problems to be solved. So it was truly a surprise when students visited each...

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  • 4 November 2015: Delving beneath the surface

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Aleithia Low President Pericles Lewis during the question and answer session with Ms Olivia Lum This September, Yale-NUS College was lucky to have hosted three influential speakers from diverse backgrounds as part of the President’s Speaker Series – Ms Paula Madison, the executive producer of the film Finding...

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  • 28 October 2015: Mr Lee Yi Shyan graces first A...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Yale-NUS Global China Connection On 17 October 2015, more than 100 undergraduate students and faculty filled the Yale-NUS Performance Hall to attend the Grand Finals of the inaugural ASEAN-China Case Competition (ACCC). Organised by the Yale-NUS Global China Connection (GCC), the competition was gr...

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  • 21 October 2015: Yale-NUS College’s new Dean of...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Image provided by Dr Christopher Bridges In January 2016, Yale-NUS College will welcome its new Dean of Students, Dr Christopher Bridges, who will oversee student life and residential living at the College. Rich experience in student affairs Dr Bridges is currently the Vice President of Student Affairs and Enrollment Ma...

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  • 12 October 2015: Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Weave for Yale-NUS College When the first class of students enrolled at Yale-NUS College, they made their temporary home in Residential College 4 of National University of Singapore’s University Town (NUS UTown). Today, three years from that humble beginning, Yale-NUS’ permanent campus was officially inaugu...

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  • 11 October 2015: Over 30 university leaders hos...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College Today, Yale-NUS College hosted its first Symposium on International Liberal Education. More than 30 university leaders from global educational institutions attended the Symposium, where they discussed trends in higher education worldwide. In his welcome remarks, Founding President ...

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  • 7 October 2015: Week 7 Adventures

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited On the road from the Ger camp to the Tövhön Monastery, through the Orkhon Valley (natural reserve, state protected) in Mongolia. Image by Dr Fabien Chareix.  Over the last week, you may have noticed that the campus was a little quieter than before. This was because our...

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  • 30 September 2015: Yale-NUS and SMU co-host Ame...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by the US Embassy Singapore Singaporean actor, Adrian Pang (left), hosted Pulitzer Prize winner Adam Johnson (right) during the American Writers Festival 2015 opening event Since 2010, the American Writers Festival (AWF) has become a staple in Singapore’s literary circuit, known for bringing in notabl...

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  • 23 September 2015: Learning through internation...

    Written by Amelia Chew | Images as credited For more than a week, a short walk through the Yale-NUS College Library would take you past display boards featuring photographs, write-ups, poems and reflections chronicling the summer experiences of various Yale-NUS sophomores and juniors. Ranging from internships to summer school programmes, many of...

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  • 16 September 2015: Students organise non-profit...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Asia-LatAm Connection 100 executives from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) gathered on 14 September 2015 at the Singapore Exchange (SGX) Centre for the inaugural Southeast Asia – Latin America Conference (SEA-LATAM) 2015. Themed ‘Bridging Emerging Markets’, it was organised by the As...

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  • 9 September 2015: Science Divisional Director s...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Weave for Yale-NUS College As a young university, Yale-NUS College has developed a highly interdisciplinary curriculum and employed distinctly unique approaches to traditional forms of study. Over their four years of study, students experience a range of modules that span the humanities, sciences and social ...

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  • 2 September 2015: Yale-NUS College’s new Execut...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Image by Melissa Wang On 31 August 2015, Yale-NUS College further strengthened its leadership team with the appointment of Ms Kristen Lynas as its Executive Vice President (Administration). Ms Lynas will be managing Finance, Human Resources and Admissions for Yale-NUS, succeeding existing EVP of Administration Mrs Doris...

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  • 26 August 2015: Helping migrant workers learn E...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by SDI Academy It’s late on a Sunday night, and most of the Yale-NUS College campus is quiet. In the Cendana Dining Hall, about forty construction workers listen attentively as a Bangladeshi man takes the microphone. “Good evening, everyone! How are you guys?” he says in fluent...

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  • 19 August 2015: Inaugural recipient of the Wu H...

    Written by Amelia Chew | Image by Melody Madhavan Yale-NUS College is fully committed to helping our students afford an education here. The Admissions team practises a need-blind admissions policy, so that the ability to pay for an education at Yale-NUS does not affect the admissions decision in any way. In addition, the College also...

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  • 12 August 2015: Celebrating the Class of 2019

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College After an exciting two-week Orientation programme, which included the Amazing Race and RCX trips to regional countries to build the sense of community, the Class of 2019 was officially welcomed to Yale-NUS College at the annual First Year Assembly on 6 August 2015....

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  • 5 August 2015: Bringing the Class of 2019 into ...

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images provided by the Office of the Dean of Students Not every college has a two-week long orientation programme, but at Yale-NUS College, orientation is seen as a critical part of welcoming our students and helping them integrate into College life. As a residential college, where students will live and...

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  • 29 July 2015: Two Yale-NUS students embarked on...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Woan Lin For 44 days, Ami Firdaus (Class of 2017), Jake Goh Si Yuan (Class of 2018) and their friend, Woan Lin, travelled the famous Annapurna Circuit in Nepal over the summer break, and returned to Singapore with beautiful photos, unbelievable stories to tell, and experiences that...

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  • 22 July 2015: Yale-NUS students analyse real-wo...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College  “Numbers are thrown up all the time. Are they proof of some truth, or just fluff that bluffs us?” says the host at the start of every episode of It Figures, a Channel NewsAsia (CNA) documentary series. “These statistics...

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  • 15 July 2015: The YSEALI Experience

    Written by Sheryl Foo | Images provided by Jeffrey Tong “Young people like you have to be the ones who lead us forward.” – U.S. President Barack Obama, quoted on the YSEALI website. At Yale-NUS, we are grooming leaders for tomorrow through programmes, fellowships, and learning experiences. The Centre for International and Professional Experience...

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  • 8 July 2015: A peek at Yale-NUS College’s new c...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited In July 2012, construction began at Yale-NUS College’s new campus area, adjacent to the National University of Singapore’s University Town (NUS UTown). “The design of Yale-NUS College seeks to find an architecture which balances Eastern and Western contexts and traditions, but it has, in truth, cre...

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  • 1 July 2015: Yale-NUS students celebrate the ex...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by Kalya Kee Waterskier and Yale-NUS Class of 2018 student, Kalya Kee, on the water. In 1959, the South East Asian (SEA) Games was held for the first time in Bangkok, Thailand. There were a total of 650 athletes from six countries who participated across 12 sports....

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  • 24 June 2015: For the love of language, and more

    Written by Amelia Chew | Images as credited View of the Port of Alicante, Spain, where Zhi Wen spent her summer learning Spanish. Image by Yap Zhi Wen  With more than 400 million people speaking the language, Spanish is the second most widely spoken language in the world. For three months last year, five Yale-NUS students...

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  • 17 June 2015: If I had one more day to live, I ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by Joyan Tan  Students Joyan Tan (L) and Carissa Lim (R) teamed up to organised the Living Wall. Image provided by Joyan Tan What would you do if you had one day left to live? For one week in April 2015, the Yale-NUS community faced this question...

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  • 10 June 2015: The undying legacy of Georgette Chen

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited Dr Maria Taroutina, the inaugural recipient for the Georgette Chen Fellowship Grant. Image by Melissa Wang You may have caught the recent docudrama The Worlds of Georgette Chen, with popular local actress Rui En playing the famed Singaporean painter of the 1900s. Aired on both Channel NewsAsia...

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  • 3 June 2015: Sports at Yale-NUS

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Image by YNC Photography Club Over the past academic year, Yale-NUS’ athletic programmes have seen much growth. Students are provided with opportunities to participate in competitive sports and recreational activities through the Athletics Department, which is part of the Office of the Dean of Studen...

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  • 27 May 2015: Giving communities a voice

    Written by Elena Owyong l Images by John Richards Three years ago, Admissions counsellor Jasmine Seah took the plunge and set up her nonprofit organisation Photovoice SG. Photovoice SG is a community arts organisation that empowers fringe communities by teaching them photography to help them express themselves. “Photography is a wonderful democr...

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  • 20 May 2015: Singaporean poet, Alvin Pang, teac...

    Text and image by Clare Isabel Ee “I always want to diverge and bloom and expand ideas… You can do that with poetry with few words, and sometimes, the fewer the words, the broader the ideas.” — Alvin Pang Student Rohan Naidu presenting his poems at BooksActually Last semester, 14 Yale-NUS students delved into Introduction...

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