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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 ...

    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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  • 13 May 2015: Writing, Art, and Notions of Identity

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images as credited    Students on a morning trek at the Liwa Desert. Image by Glen Kilian Koh Many artists have called the desert a place of creation, fertile for the development of imagination. That may seem a little ironic, considering the barren land. But it was this irony that drew...

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  • 6 May 2015: Under-Secretary General to the UN, ...

    By Jacqueline Su | Image by Melody Madhavan 70 years ago this year, the United Nations (UN) was born with a charter and a humanitarian dream. In April 2015, Yale-NUS had the honour of hosting the Under-Secretary-General to the UN, Dr Noeleen Heyzer, for a public talk on her personal journey through the UN over...

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  • 29 April 2015: Dr Patricia Craig joins Yale-NUS...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by Patricia Craig The College will warmly welcome Dr Patricia Craig as Dean of International & Professional Experience in the new academic year, beginning July 2015. A highly accomplished administrator and scholar, Dr Craig is currently the Executive Director of Wheelock College, Singapore. There s...

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  • 23 April 2015: Students say thank you to over 5...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited The ‘gladiator’ platform was one of the main attractions at the CAMPOS Carnival. Image by Melissa Wang In the late afternoon sun of 17 April 2015, a large inflatable ‘gladiator battle’ platform was delivered to the grounds of Residential College 4 (RC4). In the Multi-Purpose Hall...

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  • 15 April 2015: Shades of Nanyang

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Melissa Wang On 10 April 2015, Yale-NUS College invited Art Historian Dr Lai Chee Kian to share about post-war Southeast Asian art in Singapore and Malaysia. Basing his talk on the idea of ‘Nanyang’, Dr Lai, an expert in the histories of art, architecture, settlements, urbanism and landscapes...

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  • 8 April 2015: Bringing art to the community

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Bozy Lu In March 2015, Yale-NUS students launched the Yale-NUS College Arts Fest 2015, a collaborative festival that celebrated the arts through a series of activities, including events, workshops and exhibitions. The Arts Fest Planning Committee was formed by a group of students from both the freshman...

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  • 1 April 2015: Insights on bullying, Chinese his...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Yale-NUS is cultivating a strong residential community where the spirit of academic discussion thrives on campus. Students, faculty and staff engage in stimulating conversations powered by the myriad of views across the community. In the same spirit, the College welcomes many visiting professors and ...

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  • 25 March 2015: Portraits of Jerusalem

    Written by Melissa Wang | Images by Sarah Novak Western wall in Jerusalem, the temple mount. Considered a holy site to three major religions – Judaism, Christianity and Islam, Jerusalem is one of the oldest cities in the world, and stands at the core of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict. Led by Professors Anne Kreps and Robin...

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  • 18 March 2015: Students learn from leaders in d...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee What does being a leader mean? How does an undergraduate learn about leading? These questions were on the minds of more than 40 Yale-NUS students who attended ‘Lessons in Leadership’, a panel discussion and networking reception organised by the Yale-NUS Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) on 9 M...

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  • 11 March 2015: Students from Yale-NUS and Yale ...

    Written by David Chappell | Image provided by Christopher O’Connell In the early hours on the morning of Sunday, 1 March 2015, 19 Yale-NUS students returned from their weeklong trip to Yale University, jet-lagged from their 30-hour travel, but filled with ideas and memories that they wanted to share with their fellow Yale-NUS students. The...

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  • 4 March 2015: Global Leader Scholarship recipie...

    Written by Amelia Chew & Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Melody Madhavan Saza Faradilla, Class of 2018, is a recipient of the Global Leader Scholarship award that was established by a donor. Since entering Yale-NUS, the energetic freshman has involved herself in many facets of academia and residential life – from joining various student...

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  • 25 February 2015: Yale-NUS welcomed two Nobel L...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Images as credited Professor Brian Schmidt delivering his talk as part of the 5th ASEAN Bridges event. Image provided by NUS. In early 2015, two Nobel Laureates visited Yale-NUS as part of the 5th ASEAN Bridges event. This series of talks, organised by the International Peace Foundation (IPF), aim to...

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  • 18 February 2015: Industry internships at Yale-NUS

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited In today’s competitive job market, internships and work placements will enable new graduates to stand out amongst their peers. At Yale-NUS, the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) Career Services team has been working hard to provide a range of opportunities for students to ...

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  • 11 February 2015: Acclaimed poet Jane Hirshfiel...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Erika Terrones Shibuya On 4 February 2015, Yale-NUS College hosted acclaimed poet Ms Jane Hirshfield who read from her collections as part of the President’s Speaker Series. Over the course of the evening, Ms Hirshfield shared glimpses into her creative process and briefly spoke about her time in the...

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  • 4 February 2015: Yale-NUS staff member awarded ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Alyson Adrianne Rozells Nearly 12 years ago, Mr Prasanna Mohan came to Singapore to work as a construction worker. As the sole breadwinner of his family back home in Chennai, India, he was ready to work hard and persevere through whatever tough times that could come his...

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  • 28 January 2015: Discovering how modern Chinese...

    Written by Amelia Chew | Images as credited Image by Toh Hui Ran (Class of 2017) From 20 to 27 September 2014, a group of students in the Modern Chinese Literature and Film course led by Associate Professor of Humanities Petrus Liu headed to Beijing and Shanghai for a week, to explore the way modern...

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  • 21 January 2015: Dean’s Fellows contribute to r...

    Written by Jacqueline Su and Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Ray Chua for Yale-NUS College One morning in October last semester, 30 students and four Dean’s Fellows (DFs) made their way to MacRitchie Reservoir in Singapore. Carrying snacks, books, and zip-lock bags, they hauled kayaks down to the waterfront and set off paddling as...

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  • 14 January 2015: Professor Steven L Bernasek jo...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images as credited In July 2015, renowned chemist, Professor Steven L Bernasek, will join Yale-NUS College as the new Science Divisional Director. “I am very excited to be joining Yale-NUS, and honoured to be able to have a role in developing the Division of Science faculty and curriculum,” said...

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  • 7 January 2015: Yale-NUS students explored the ...

    Written by Elena Owyong l Images as credited Image by Daniel Gordon Hiking through the jungles of Pulau Langkawi at night, Maria Ivanenko (Class of 2017) learnt how to spot creatures in the dark. “Eyeshine is a good way to locate animals,” said Maria, passing on the tip she learnt from her Foundations of Science...

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  • 31 December 2014: What does a black hole look l...

    Written by Elena Owyong l Images as credited Professor Charles Bailyn, the author of “What Does a Black Hole Look Like?” Image by CJ Sameer Wadhwa Black holes have intrigued people for a long time. They are a place in space with such immense gravitational pull that even light cannot escape. The enigmatic nature of...

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  • 24 December 2014: Helping Yale-NUS students ful...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Adrianne Rozells Meet Clin Lai: A freshman at Yale-NUS from the Class of 2018 who loves reading, writing and dancing. One semester into College, she finds herself enjoying every seminar and lecture that comes her way, and is involved in four extracurricular clubs – Environmental Sustainability...

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  • 17 December 2014: Two acclaimed writers give pu...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Public Affairs  Earlier this semester, Yale-NUS College welcomed two acclaimed writers as part of the President’s Speaker Series. On 15 October 2014, Ms Aimee Nezhukumatahil gave a poetry reading, while Mr Geoff Dyer visited on 5 November 2014 for workshops and a lecture. From chemistry to literature Ms Aimee...

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  • 12 December 2014: Two Yale-NUS sophomores’ lear...

    Two Yale-NUS sophomores, Ami and Sheryl (front row, centre), travelled to Banda Aceh in mid-2014 At Yale-NUS, we are grooming leaders for tomorrow through programmes, fellowships, and learning experiences. The Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE) offers a variety of these for students to learn from and discover their inter...

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  • 3 December 2014: Top design accolade for archit...

    Written by Elena Owyong | Image from Yale-NUS Design and Construction team Mr Tan Kok Hiang, Principal Director of Forum Architects Pte Ltd, received the Designer of the Year Award from President Tony Tan Keng Yam at the President’s Design Awards ceremony at the Istana on 25 November 2014. Forum Architects, together with Pelli Clarke Pelli...

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  • 26 November 2014: Two college presidents discus...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Alyson Rozells On 7 November 2014, as part of the President’s Speaker Series, Yale-NUS College President Pericles Lewis and Pomona College President David Oxtoby discussed the future of liberal arts education in North America and Asia. Speaking to an audience of about 100 Yale-NUS students, faculty and staff...

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  • 19 November 2014: Towards a “New Normal” in Sin...

    Written by Zhang Yaolin | Images by Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) What is the “right” kind of politics? This question continues to ring in my head after our dialogue session with Singapore’s Minister for Foreign Affairs and Minister for Law, Mr K Shanmugam. The session opened with a Korean student expressing ...

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  • 12 November 2014: 51 hours in Shanghai

    Words and images by Joyan Tan (Class of 2017) “It’s so cold.” The moment I stepped outside Pudong International Airport on Friday morning, 31 October, a gust of cold wind hit my face. We had been preparing for this exchange trip to NYU-Shanghai for the past three to four weeks, but it was only with...

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  • 5 November 2014: Yale-NUS professor is fourth w...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by A*STAR On 4 November 2014, eleven research scientists and engineers were recognised for their great contributions to research and development in Singapore. Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Science, Dr Melissa Jane Fullwood, is the fourth woman to be awarded the Young Scientist Award 2014, since it wa...

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  • 29 October 2014: The Art of Writing

    Written by Elena Owyong | Images by Alyson Rozells The team behind the Writers’ Centre. From left to right: Caroline Manela, Professor Robin Hemley, Tse Hao Guang and Aieshah Arif . Tucked away in the corner of basement one is a white room filled with many white tables with rollers. A few colourful lamps adorn the...

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  • 23 October 2014: Forging new friendships over m...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Alyson Adrianne Rozells A few weeks into the school year, the Office of the Dean of Students (DoS) sponsored an event called “Lunch Tag”, which ran for a period of three weeks from 24 August to 12 September 2014. The set-up was simple: students signed up through a...

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  • 15 October 2014: Assistant Professor Andrew Ala...

    Interview by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells Almost 10 years ago, Yale-NUS Assistant Professor of Social Sciences, Andrew Alan Johnson (then a PhD student), started looking at Chiang Mai, Thailand, on the subject of middle-class space. As he immersed himself in fieldwork, his focus soon shifted from the booming middle-class population ...

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  • 8 October 2014: Yale-NUS freshmen take on Week ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images by Aleithia Low In one short week, Yale-NUS freshmen embarked on 10 projects around the world to learn about topics from food sustainability in Singapore, to art in London and tropical conservation in Thailand. The projects were part of the College’s Week 7: Learning Across Boundaries (LABs) co-curricular...

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  • 1 October 2014: Yale-NUS Admissions welcomes ap...

    Written by Yumei Cher | Images provided by the Office of Admissions & Financial Aid After welcoming the Class of 2018, the Yale-NUS Admissions team has already embarked on another busy and exciting year of student visits and applications. The team, headed by Dean of Admissions Kristin Greene, works hard all year-round to spread word...

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  • 24 September 2014: Yale-NUS College researcher ...

    Written by Elena Owyong | Images provided by Antónia Monteiro Scientists have changed the colour of butterflies’ wings in a novel study conducted by Yale-NUS College Associate Professor Antónia Monteiro in an interdisciplinary research team. This is the first time scientists performed artificial selection to change the structural colour of butte...

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  • 17 September 2014: A weekend for family at Yale...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee and Jacqueline Su | Image by David Chia  With two batches of students enrolled at Yale-NUS and a fully residential living and learning model of education, most family members are curious about what goes on at Yale-NUS College. What facilities do students have? How much interaction is there with the...

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  • 10 September 2014: Professor Tan Tai Yong joins...

    Written by Valerie Yeo | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College Noted historian Professor Tan Tai Yong has been named the Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs) of Yale-NUS College and he is looking forward to joining the vibrant and energetic community of learning here. “Yale-NUS is a very exciting and innovative initiative – the...

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  • 2 September 2014: Class of 2018 enjoyed Amazing...

    Written by Jacqueline Su | Image by Flo Yeow For two days at the end of July, the Class of 2018 could be found racing all over the streets of Singapore as they competed in the second annual Amazing Race, part of SingapOrientation 2014. It started on the morning of 31 July 2014 with more...

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  • 27 August 2014: New faculty members onboard

    Written by Elena Owyong | Image by Alyson Rozells At the age of four, Ms Heidi Stalla had an experience like no other. “My mother taught tennis to King Hussein of Jordan while I taught him how to skip!” shared Ms Stalla, the new Associate Director of the Writing Programme and Coordinator of the Writers’...

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  • 20 August 2014: Yale-NUS is the first education...

    Written by Elena Owyong | Image from Yale-NUS Design & Construction The new Yale-NUS campus has received an accolade for its efforts in integrating high-quality landscaping design. The College has received the Landscape Excellence Assessment Framework (LEAF) certification given out by the National Parks Board (NParks) to recognise its effort...

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  • 13 August 2014: Mr Zhang Lei joins the Yale-NUS...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee On 1 August 2014, the Yale-NUS College Governing Board welcomed Mr Zhang Lei, a Yale University graduate, and Founder, Chairman and CEO of Hillhouse Capital Management Group, Ltd. Mr Zhang hails from Zhumadian, a village in the Henan province, central China. After topping his class, he won a scholarship to...

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  • 6 August 2014: Yale-NUS College celebrates the ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Ray Chua for Yale-NUS College The Class of 2018 with their Rectors and Vice-Rectors (centre, first row) It was a week of whirlwind activity for the new Class of 2018 at Yale-NUS College. Over 170 students from all over the world checked in at Residential College 4...

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  • 23 July 2014: Yale-NUS students embark on myste...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from CIPE  In the summer of 2014, many Yale-NUS students participated in research projects, learning experiences, and internships around the globe. While most of them knew exactly where they were heading, four adventurous students decided to take a leap and head straight into the unknown by choosing to...

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  • 16 July 2014: Learning Across Boundaries in Lit...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images from CIPE In February 2014, Humanities Professor Robin Hemley, who is also Director of the Writing Programme at Yale-NUS, led 13 students on the first Literary Burma Learning Across Boundaries (LAB), along with Ng Teng Kuan, a staff member from the Centre for International and Professional Experience (CIPE)....

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  • 9 July 2014: 15 new Dean’s Fellows arrive at Ya...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells With just a few short weeks left to the start of a fresh academic year, 15 new Dean’s Fellows (DFs) have checked in to Residential College 4, and are busy forming fast friendships and building a powerful group dynamic along with three of the inaugural...

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  • 2 July 2014: Yale-NUS student group enjoys pack...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association It’s been a whirlwind year for the Yale-NUS International Relations and Political Association (YIRPA) student group. The group, founded in 2013 by eight students from the Class of 2017, is one of the most active students groups to date, with a curr...

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  • 25 June 2014: Yale-NUS welcomes the diverse Cla...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Yale-NUS Admissions & Financial Aid  The incoming Class of 2018 looks to be an eclectic mix of talents, skills and personalities, with so many musicians, artists, scientists, and even a YouTube vlogger arriving very soon. On 17 June 2014, Yale-NUS College officially announced its second intake of...

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  • 11 June 2014: Immersed in all things Kyoto

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images provided by CIPE Professor of Humanities Jay Garfield and Assistant Professor of Humanities Cathay Liu led 17 Yale-NUS students to the historic city of Kyoto, Japan, in February 2014 for a week-long intensive study of Japanese Buddhist philosophy, society and culture. Before students left Yale-NUS, their pre-t...

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  • 4 June 2014: Yale-NUS student is top fencer in ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image from Willie Khoo 2014 is a significant year for Willie Khoo. Not only will he transition from being a freshman to a sophomore at Yale-NUS College, he is also currently the top fencer in Singapore and is a member of the national fencing team. “There is nothing quite like...

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  • 28 May 2014: Professor Rahul Sagar talks about ...

    Written by Elena Owyong | Image by Alyson Rozells Rahul Sagar had an epiphany as he was writing his undergraduate dissertation. He was studying if India’s decision to conduct nuclear tests was justified. “As part of my field work, I went to the Ministry of External Affairs to interview a senior bureaucrat. The bureaucrat held...

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  • 14 May 2014: Benevolent scholar’s gift to...

    Written by NUS Development Office | Image by Aleithia Low  “I want to focus on something which gives humanity more handsome dividends,” declares Dr Alan Chan, a businessman turned scholar, whose gift established the Alan Chan Study Award at Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS). His gift will not only help financially needy students, but will also support...

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  • 30 April 2014: Yale-NUS’ first End of Year Cele...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Images from the Dean of Students Office Almost a year after the first class of students were admitted, Yale-NUS College celebrated the end of classes for the first academic year. Colourful paper planes and baubles strung overhead in the corridors of Residential College 4 (RC4) led students, faculty and...

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  • 23 April 2014: Professor Jay Garfield explores ...

    Written by James Edwin Benkowski | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College Professor Jay Garfield, the Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies in Philosophy at Yale-NUS College, gave a President’s Speaker Series talk on 2 April 2014 titled ‘Just Another Word for Nothing Left to Lose: Freedom,...

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  • 16 April 2014: Chen family supports art at Yale...

    “One cannot find a better place than Singapore and Yale-NUS College to study Asian art. Yale-NUS, with its excellent resources and ideal location in a region with a burgeoning arts scene, is a solid platform for students who wish to pursue their passion, and potentially a career in art,” says Mr Tan Wee Lee, the...

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  • 9 April 2014: Professor Sir Peter Crane FRS and...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee  In March 2014, the Yale-NUS College Governing Board welcomed two distinguished members, Professor Sir Peter Crane, Carl W Knobloch Jr Dean at the School of Forestry and Environmental Studies, Yale University, USA, and Mr Lam Yi Young, Deputy Secretary (Policy) (DSP) at the Ministry of Education (MOE), Singapore.   Pro...

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  • 2 April 2014: Professors Derek Heng and Sarah W...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells On 2 April 2014, President Pericles Lewis gathered the entire Yale-NUS College community of students, faculty and staff to make an announcement on the Residential Colleges. “I am very happy to announce that the College has just appointed two new Rectors,” President Lewis said with...

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  • 25 March 2014: Open Day showcases the Yale-NUS ...

    Written by James Edwin Benkowski | Image provided by Yale-NUS Admissions & Financial Aid Open Day 2014 at the National University of Singapore (NUS), held on 15 March, was an opportunity for prospective university students to learn about the academic, extracurricular, and residential opportunities awaiting them on the NUS campus. For Yale-NU...

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  • 21 March 2014: Distinguished Yale professors vi...

    In March 2014, Yale-NUS College welcomed three distinguished Yale University professors, Professors Bryan Garsten, Deborah Davis and Amy Hungerford, who spoke at the College and interacted with Yale-NUS faculty and students during their visit. On 11 March, J Y Pillay Visiting Professor Bryan Garsten captivated a crowded lecture hall with his lec...

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  • 19 March 2014: Yale-NUS celebrates Topping Out ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Bob Lee On 10 March 2014, members of the Yale-NUS College community and SsangYong Engineering & Construction Co Ltd donned hard hats and celebrated an important milestone atop the new Residential College 2 (RC2) – the Topping Out Ceremony, attended by a small group of Yale-NUS Governing...

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  • 12 March 2014: Team-based learning is introduce...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College What is the key to transforming a bored and inattentive class of students to an involved and informed audience? Professor Jon Berrick, one of the instructors of the Quantitative Reasoning course for Yale-NUS students in Semester Two, believes that Team-Based Learning (TBL) is...

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  • 5 March 2014: CAMPOS Chinese New Year Dinner a ...

    Images provided by CAMPOS On 21 February 2014, students from the Committee of Appreciating and Meeting the People on Site (CAMPOS) held a Chinese New Year dinner for those involved in the construction of the Yale-NUS campus. It was a fun-filled night that saw hundreds of workers, managers and staff mingling with the Yale-NUS community...

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  • 26 February 2014: How Jim Rogers sees the world...

    Written by James Edwin Benkowski | Image from Samuel He for Yale-NUS College Jim Rogers may be one of the most well-travelled people of all time, but he found time in between journeys to spend a lively Thursday night addressing a packed audience at the Yale-NUS College President’s Speaker Series on 19 February 2014. Rogers...

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  • 19 February 2014: Yale-NUS team wins Provost Ch...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Alyson Rozells In the minutes before the finals of the annual University Town Intercollegiate Provost Challenge Shield began on 13 February 2014, both teams of three debaters revised their stacks of notes quietly. Above the crowd’s chatter, their microphones picked up the rustling of paper and, sometimes,...

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  • 12 February 2014: School teacher’s share ...

    Ms Siong Siew Oon, an 87-year-old retired school teacher, has lived in an historic shophouse off Emerald Hill for over 80 years.  She now plans to bequeath her share of the house to the National University of Singapore (NUS) to fund a study award in honour of her father, the late Mr Siong Keng Hoon....

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  • 5 February 2014: 48 hours. 12 people. One film.

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by 13th Floor Productions It doesn’t take an extensive knowledge of filmmaking to know that 48 hours is a terribly short time to write, plan, and shoot an entire short film. But ever since an American duo, Mark Ruppert and Liz Langston, started the 48 Hour Film...

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  • 29 January 2014: HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirin...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Photo by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College It was a quiet morning, as it usually is on Sundays before lunchtime at Yale-NUS College. At the driveway of Residential College 4 in University Town stood a party of Yale-NUS  leaders, faculty and staff members, including President Pericles Lewis, Executive Vice-President...

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  • 22 January 2014: Writing with fresh perspectives

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College Whether you are a general reader or someone interested in the interface between modern arts and colonial history, Professor Rajeev Patke’s latest book, Modernist Literature and Postcolonial Studies (Edinburgh University Press, 2013), is an enlightening read. In it, he discusses...

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  • 15 January 2014: Yale-NUS students excelled at ...

    Written by Clare Isabel Ee | Image provided by YIRPA In the first week of December 2013, eight students from Yale-NUS College flew to Taipei, Taiwan, for the fourth annual Pan Asian Model United Nations (PAMUN). Held in the iconic Taipei 101 building, over 300 university students represented various foreign countries as delegates for United...

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  • 8 January 2014: An education reimagined for the...

    Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first liberal arts college, opened its doors in August 2013. Professor Pericles Lewis, founding President and Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS, talks about the College’s distinctive approach to a liberal arts education, the diverse student body, the role of philanthropy in the College’s success and plans for the ...

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  • 31 December 2013: Giving students a helping hand

    Since its opening in August 2013, Yale-NUS College has offered over 20 percent of its pioneering cohort scholarships and study awards so that students can pursue their ambitions and achieve their potential with peace of mind. Four students share how these scholarships and study awards have transformed their lives and their Yale-NUS experience. C...

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  • 24 December 2013: Empowering through education

    The Kewalram Chanrai Group, a family-owned group of companies, made a gift to Yale-NUS College to establish the Kewalram Chanrai Scholarship. Here, Mr N G Chanrai, Group CEO, explains why the Group chose to support students at the College. Click here for full story This is an extract from the December 2013 issue of The...

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  • 18 December 2013: Yale-NUS students presented t...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image by Alyson Rozells From digital forensics to Peter Pan’s elixir to the evolution of humour, the multipurpose hall at Yale-NUS College was filled with an interesting mix of scientific posters and enthusiastic students either spouting science theories or refuting scientific claims. This was the first Poster Session held...

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  • 4 December 2013 : Programming a Better World

    Written by Kelly Tan Parag Bhatnagar, a member of the inaugural class of Yale-NUS College, wants to change the world, and he thinks that technology will let him do it. A ‘technopreneur’, Bhatnagar is considering the problems the world will face in the future, and how he can harness computer technology to innovatively engineer social...

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  • 20 November 2013: Pico Iyer shared a philosophi...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College “Home is in the heart,” said writer Mr Pico Iyer to a packed audience of Yale-NUS students, faculty, and guests on 14 November 2013. A guest of the President’s Speaker Series, Mr Iyer is an acclaimed travel writer whose essays, reviews, and other...

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  • 13 November 2013: Anthony Chen reflected on a f...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College “This is a very exciting time for cinema in Singapore,” award-winning director Anthony Chen told the crowd of students, staff, faculty and members of the public at a public lecture hosted by Yale-NUS College on 5 November 2013. But what he did not...

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  • 6 November 2013 : Yale-NUS student unleashes yo...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image provided by Spandana Battacharya Growing up in India, Spandana Bhattacharya (Class of 2017) was involved in activities not usually associated with young students, showing discipline beyond her years. At 12, she was already contributing to Yamuna, an international newsletter published by Gandhi Smriti, India’s Ministr...

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  • 30 October 2013: Yale-NUS student turns childre...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image provided by Sanjana Tadepalli What would you do if you discovered that you have been made the hero in a storybook? You would definitely want to finish up the entire book and find out how the story would end! This was exactly what Yale-NUS student Sanjana Tadepalli was counting...

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  • 24 October 2013: Transforming perspectives of a...

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image provided by CIPE For some Yale-NUS students, things will never look the same again. Students who participated in the Week 7 projects on Symmetry, Beauty, Global Fashion, Butterfly Biodiversity, and Art Identity and the Meaning of Things, were either expecting to be artistically imbued in visual aesthetics, or ready...

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  • 16 October 2013: Placemaking our home

    Written by Kelly Tan | Image by Alyson Rozells As a new college in a temporary home with no history and stories to tell, how can Yale-NUS instil a stronger sense of belonging in the students and the community? How can we foster better relationships with our neighbours in the vicinity? What are some of...

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  • 11 October 2013: Teaching for Turbulence

    Written by Kelly Tan Reduce, reuse and recycle, choose energy efficient light bulbs, or cycle to work to reduce your carbon footprint – these are but some of the many things we are taught to help create a sustainable environment. However, according to Yale-NUS Professor Michael Maniates, “if we sum up the easy, cost-effective, eco-efficiency mea...

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  • 8 October 2013: Dean Greene shares perspectives...

    Written by Kelly Tan As the first batch of students cross the halfway mark of Semester One, Yale-NUS has since started its admissions cycle again to recruit the second intake. The College seeks to find more bright and brilliant students to fill its halls come 2014, and looks forward to growing the learning community. Kristin...

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  • 18 September 2013: Banco Santander establishes ...

    With a gift of US$800,000, Banco Santander becomes the first international bank to be recognised as the founding benefactor of Yale-NUS College. The gift will support the Santander Scholarship and the Santander International Experience Scholarship at the College. In signing the memorandum, President Pericles Lewis said, “Banco Santander’s gift i...

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  • 17 September 2013: Maria Ressa dissected the po...

    Ms Maria Ressa, Founder and CEO of Rappler, a trailblazing social network news site headquartered in the Philippines, and award-winning journalist, shared a wealth of knowledge, perspectives and experience, after working at the nexus of social media and terrorism, with the Yale-NUS community. She conducted a workshop on social media and citizen ...

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  • 13 September 2013: Families discovered the virt...

    “I studied Kongzi when I was in secondary school, and I really would have wished it to be more like this. I’m very happy my son is learning these things.” Overheard at a special session of the College’s inaugural Philosophy and Political Thought lecture by professors of philosophy Jay Garfield and Cathay Liu, parents and...

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  • 11 September 2013: Philosopher joins Yale-NUS a...

    Images by Samuel He for Yale-NUS College Professor Jay Garfield, a leading scholar of philosophy, was named the inaugural Kwan Im Thong Hood Cho Temple Professor of Humanities at Yale-NUS College. Trained in Western philosophical thought, Professor Jay Garfield found his career and interest in non-Western philosophy by chance and circumstance an...

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  • 10 September 2013: Strong industry support for ...

    “What matters is less what you study, but more how your brain works,” said Mr Vinod Kumar, Managing Director of Tata Communications Limited and CEO of Tata Communications Limited Group, to a group of prospective students and their parents.  And he couldn’t have put it more succinctly. At the Yale-NUS Open House on 1 September,...

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  • 28 August 2013: Learning from its ‘Founding Fat...

    President Pericles Lewis of Yale-NUS College hosted a candid and broad-ranging dialogue with NUS President Tan Chorh Chuan and Yale University President Emeritus Richard Levin, in front of an audience of Yale-NUS College students, faculty, and administrators. The Presidents reflected on Yale-NUS College’s origins, recounted challenges and surpri...

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  • 27 August 2013: Yale-NUS College marks inaugura...

    Yale-NUS College officially marked the start of its undergraduate academic year with an Inauguration Ceremony today. Officiated by Guest-of-Honour Dr Tony Tan Keng Yam, President of the Republic of Singapore and Chancellor of National University of Singapore (NUS), the event was graced by more than 500 distinguished guests, including NUS Preside...

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  • 23 August 2013: An extraordinary kick-start to ...

    In a unique bridging of Singaporean and American education, the entire student body of Yale-NUS College’s inaugural class spent three weeks in New Haven, Connecticut, USA, learning and living at Yale University. Students took the opportunity to attend lectures and seminars on globally important issues, experience student life in Yale’s residenti...

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  • 22 August 2013: Parallel journeys

    When Malaysian cultural commentator Marco Hsu was invited to be the regular columnist of the Chinese-language Nanfang Evening Post to write about the history of Art in Malaya in 1963, it was a momentous point for the nation as Singapore joined Malaya to form the new nation state of Malaya. Fast forward 50 years, English and...

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  • 15 August 2013: A tobacco-free generation – wha...

    How does 19th century philosopher John Stuart Mill’s Harm Principle impact tobacco control initiatives and public policies? Yale-NUS professors Jon Berrick and Sandra Field joined hands to explore this and co-authored the paper titled “Does tobacco prohibition violate Millian liberalism?” which was presented by Dr Field to much discussion at the...

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  • 7 August 2013: Preserving local memories for fu...

    Derek Heng, Associate Professor of Humanities and Head of Studies (History) at Yale-NUS College, has been appointed to serve on the National Heritage Board (NHB) for a two-year term from 1 August 2013. He joins six other new members, each selected for their knowledge and expertise in the areas of heritage education and outreach, philanthropy and...

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  • 5 August 2013: Asia invests in liberal arts

    President Pericles Lewis shares his thoughts on the rise of liberal arts in Asia and how Asian leaders acknowledge that a nation’s strength comes from the type of education it offers. President Lewis notes that Asian schools are recognizing the importance of a liberal arts education and the effectiveness of active in-class learning. As the...

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  • 29 May 2013: Yale-NUS wins BCA Green Mark Plati...

    Eco-ponds, sky gardens, energy-efficient sensors and campus designs which maximise natural light are some of the green features that Yale-NUS students can look forward to when the new College campus is completed in 2015. Designed by Pelli Clarke Pelli of New Haven in the United States and Forum Architects of Singapore, Yale-NUS College received ...

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  • 23 May 2013: Building Relationships

    After a month-long search, Yale-NUS College has named Kristin Greene as its new Dean of Admissions and Financial Aid with effect from 1 June 2013. “Our first year of the inception of the College was getting out there and explaining Liberal Arts in Asia and Yale-NUS College. Given the number, quality, and diversity of applications...

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  • 19 April 2013: The Community Grows

    An extremely diverse and talented group of 12 recent college graduates have been hand-picked to join the Office of the Dean of Students at Yale-NUS, as inaugural Dean’s Fellows. Shortlisted from more than 160 applications from all around the world, these Dean’s Fellows are an integral part of the Yale-NUS community of learning and will...

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  • 12 April 2013: Eduardo Lage-Otero named inaugur...

    If the Rector of a residential college is the link between the intellectual, physical and spiritual lives of students, then the Vice-Rector will serve as the primary academic and personal adviser to the students. As the inaugural Vice-Rector of Yale-NUS, Dr Eduardo Lage-Otero is eager to build a comprehensive framework to shape the residential e...

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  • 10 April 2013: Report details fresh take on lib...

    The Curriculum Report, released by the Yale-NUS Curriculum Committee on 4 April 2013, chronicles the evolution of a novel curriculum, offering an insider’s view of a major undertaking in global higher education. Read more about it here.

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  • 5 April 2013: A New Community of Learning

    The first phase of the curriculum development effort for Singapore’s first liberal arts college has come to a close after a year of intensive work. Writing on a relatively blank slate, the inaugural faculty of Yale-NUS College constructed from scratch a curriculum that will strive to achieve the educational mission of the new college: to...

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  • 13 February 2013: Top Yale Scholars to teach at...

    When Singapore’s first liberal arts college officially opens its doors in August this year, its students will have access to some of Yale University’s top scholars who are experts in their fields. 34 Yale scholars will visit Yale-NUS College over the next four years to teach courses and give guest lectures in disciplines that cut...

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  • 1 February 2013: Professor Brian G McAdoo named...

    Tsunami scientist Professor Brian G McAdoo has been named the inaugural Rector of Yale-NUS College, where he will play a pivotal role in shaping the community of learning at the College. As Rector, Professor McAdoo will oversee the social and cultural life of Yale-NUS students, as well as the complex physical space of the residential...

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  • 29 January 2013: Two Yale-NUS Science faculty m...

    For the second consecutive year, members of the Science faculty from Yale-NUS College have been recognised for their research contributions with the award of the prestigious Singapore National Research Foundation (NRF) Fellowship. Dr Melissa Jane Fullwood won the 2013 Fellowship for her research on the use of novel next-generation sequencing tec...

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  • 17 December 2012: Next application deadline of ...

    Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first liberal arts college, has opened its next round of admissions after receiving close to 2,600 applications from two earlier rounds this year. Applications to the College came from students across 72 nationalities. Click here for press release.

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  • 16 December 2012: A Singapore Ramayana

    In an article published on OpenDemocracy, Dr Rebecca Gould discusses academic freedom and the huge potential a liberal arts education can offer to the future generations, through enriching and inspiring ways of thinking, and advancing academic freedom through texts, ideas and education. Read more about it here.

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  • 17 November 2012: Dr Stephen Riady makes S$25 m...

    Prominent businessman and Indonesian tycoon Dr Stephen Riady has donated S$25 million to NUS. The chairman of the OUE (Overseas Union Enterprise) Group is a firm believer in a liberal arts education. The donation comes from the Stephen Riady Group of Foundations, which was launched at the Credit Suisse Philanthropists Forum 2012, and will suppor...

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  • 27 November 2012: Yale-NUS panel mulls student ...

    Yale-NUS faculty and Singaporean students exchanged views at a panel discussion on Monday evening at Sterling Memorial Library’s International Room. From Yale-NUS’ President Pericles Lewis, Dean of Faculty Charles Bailyn, to professors Mira Seo and Bernard Bate, the discussion focused on the liberal arts curriculum while a student panel sp...

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  • 14 November 2012: Lai Choy Heng: An East-West b...

    Professor Lai Choy Heng speaks to Lianhe Zaobao about his personal and educational background, his thoughts on liberal arts and science, and his current role as the Executive Vice-President (Academic Affairs) of Yale-NUS College. Click here to read the translated article in English.

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  • 9 November 2012: Yale-NUS College outlines inno...

    The Yale-NUS Common Curriculum, one part of the curriculum being developed by the inaugural faculty, is a set of interconnected courses designed to provide all students with a shared, intensive exploration of themes and topics ranging across all the academic disciplines, from science to the humanities. Yale-NUS faculty spent months in intensive ...

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  • 9 November 2012: Yale-NUS College attracts tale...

    The Yale-NUS College admissions team has been travelling all over the world to meet with “globally oriented young people”, and to share the story of how two of the world’s most renowned universities came together to offer a unique higher education experience. They look forward to building a student population made up of smart young...

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  • 25 October 2012: Liberal arts in Asia

    President Pericles Lewis visited Seoul to participate in a symposium titled “The Renaissance of Liberal Studies in Asian universities”. He observed that Asian educators and administrators are beginning to realise the importance of a broad-based education, and are turning towards a liberal arts and science education model. Click here to read his ...

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  • 11 October 2012: Yale-NUS College receives gift...

    As the recipient of a Yale scholarship when she studied medicine at Yale University, Dr McAdams saw the value of the gift beyond monetary value. She felt a special connection to Yale and it gave her a sense of purpose. Currently the Medical and Operations Director of Duke-NUS’ Clinical Performance Centre, Dr McAdams lauds the...

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  • 1 October 2012: Yale-NUS College moves to Unive...

    After months of planning and preparation, the entire team of administrative and faculty staff made the move from University Hall to the new Residential College 4 (RC4), University Town, printers, paintings and all. The Level 3 Office at University Hall had been home to the very first team of Yale-NUS staff since its inception two...

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  • 27 July 2012: Yale-NUS College receives strong ...

    Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first liberal arts college, received its first gift from an educational institution ahead of its official opening in 2013. Adding to the distinguished list of local foundations, families and trusts, as well as multi-national corporations, Yusof Ishak Secondary School (YISS) contributed almost S$20,000 raised from th...

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  • 19 July 2012: Statement by Yale-NUS President P...

    Yale-NUS College is committed to academic freedom and open inquiry. Yale-NUS’ policy specifically protects academic freedom for research, teaching, and discussion on campus and for publication of the resulting scholarship. Students at the National University of Singapore already have substantial opportunity for political debate and engagem...

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  • 6 July 2012: Yale-NUS College Breaks New Ground...

    Yale-NUS College, Singapore’s first residential liberal arts college, held its groundbreaking ceremony today at NUS. This landmark event was graced by Guest-of-Honour, Mr Lee Hsien Loong, Prime Minister of Singapore. 200 distinguished guests attended the event – including the Presidents of Yale University and NUS, President Richard Levin and Pre...

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  • 30 May 2012: Yale-NUS College Announces Inaugur...

    The Governing Board of Yale-NUS College announced today the appointment of Yale University’s Professor Pericles Lewis as the inaugural President of Yale-NUS College and the National University of Singapore’s Professor Lai Choy Heng as Executive Vice President (Academic Affairs), with effect from 1 July 2012. A distinguished scholar o...

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  • 6 January 2012: Yale-NUS College to Add Two Deg...

    Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS), a landmark collaboration between NUS and Yale University, has announced two new degree programmes in Law and Environmental Studies. After getting their honours degrees in arts or science at the college in four years, eligible students will be able to graduate with a second bachelors’ degree in Law from NUS or m...

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  • 22 November 2011: Yale-NUS College announces Go...

    Asian business leader Madam Kay Kuok has been announced as the Chair of the Yale-NUS College (Yale-NUS) Governing Board. The 10-member board includes influential industry leaders from Singapore and the USA, a leading liberal arts college president, a senior official from the Singapore Ministry of Education, and the presidents of Yale University ...

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  • 11 April 2011: Singapore Prime Minister launche...

    Singapore’s first liberal arts college, the Yale-NUS College, was officially launched today at NUS by the country’s Prime Minister, Mr Lee Hsien Loong. A collaboration between NUS and Yale University, the Yale-NUS College, an autonomous college of NUS, brings together two universities with distinctive strengths to create a model of r...

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  • 10 September 2010: NUS and Yale Announce Landma...

    On 10 September 2010, NUS and Yale University signed a Memorandum of Understanding to work towards a collaboration to establish a liberal arts college in NUS. Singapore’s Minister for Education and Second Minister for Defence Dr Ng Eng Hen witnessed the event at Yale University in New Haven, Connecticut, USA. In a statement made during...

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