Join USP faculty Dr Miguel Escobar who is teaching USP Inquiry Module “Intercultural Exchanges Through Theatre” this semester, in this interesting dialogue session together with two artistic directors as they discuss the beauty of mathematical patterns and forms in art, nature and performance. More information HERE.
Seven USP students travel to Istanbul on a programme led by USP faculty Prof Syed Farid Alatas. Themed “Islam and Multiculturalism”, students will participate in university seminars and discussions with faculty and students in the various host/partner institutions, as well as interact with interfaith community groups and leaders.
Introduction to Blockchain > (2nd talk) > Design Thinking
This talk will discuss on how do we apply design thinking to solve problems, what are some case studies and use-cases where blockchain solutions were applied, and designing solutions and solving problems in your area of study and interest.
Ten USP students travel to Princeton University to participate in the Princeton Diplomatic Invitational, a flagship programme of the International Relations Council at Princeton University. The programme simulates real world diplomatic interactions and student delegates from top universities around the world work closely to influence and make policy decisions.
This is a new USP International Programme organised and initiated by USP students. Twelve USP students travel to Japan for this interdisciplinary programme that aims to explore the cross-sections of both the traditions and modern technologies in different fields. Japan as a country is at this very intersection, a country that is steeped in its own traditions and cultures, yet still constantly on the forefront of modern technological breakthroughs and advancements.
The programme will bring students through Nagoya and Tokyo, as well as more rural areas such as Suzaka and Kiso Valley.
Representatives from Imperial College London, King’s College London, SOAS University of London and University College London will give a presentation on graduate study opportunities in London. They will also be happy to speak to USP students to explore graduate study options.
[Organised by the Cinnamon Conversation and initiated by students, this is a series of informal and relaxed conversations over dinner, between a prof/guest and 4 to 6 students on a topic that the prof/guest is interested in.]
Organised by The Cinnamon Conversation and initiated by students, this is a series of informal and relaxed conversations with invited guests. In this session, we will have with us USP alum Jeremy Ho (Political Science + USP, Class of 2016), who is currently working at Twitter, for a conversation about social media and ethics of politicisation.
Donate your pre-loved clothes and books to USPurge – USP's very own pop-up thrift shop! All proceeds will help fund Youth Expedition Project: NamNam's efforts to install solar panels in selected communities in Hanoi, Vietnam. This collection will be held on 15 Feb and 18 Feb. Let’s contribute to this meaningful cause!
This is USP’s first ever data hackathon event, organised by our Quantitative Reasoning professors and a team of students. Named “Data Journalism”, it aims to encourage USP and NUS students to think critically and to reason quantitatively with real world data, utilising it to develop solutions to today’s complex problems. Participants will deliver a 3-minute video designed to tell a story with data and will have the opportunity to meet speakers, mentors and judges from IBM, Google, URA and CNA. Find out more HERE.
USP alums from the various cohorts will get together at this event to reconnect and get USP updates.
USP alum Zhai Yunjie (Psychology + USP, Class of 2018), currently a Product and User-experience designer, will be conducting two talks on Blockchain for the USP community. We strongly encourage students to join these interesting sessions.
Fri, 15 Feb (1st talk) > Introduction to BlockchainThis talk will touch on the fundamentals of blockchain technology and cryptocurrency, different form of blockchain technology available today, problems with existing blockchains, and why blockchain technology is important to you and your job in future. The 2nd talk will be on 22 Feb, Fri.
Organised by Love, USP, this closed-door dialogue will discuss the challenges of participating in an overseas exchange programme. Whether you are a current exchange student struggling to adjust, a returning exchange student who doesn't feel comfortable sharing a less-than-ideal experience in most spaces, a prospective exchange student feeling anxious about leaving, or a non-exchange student feeling left behind, you are welcome to join.
Organised by the University Scholars Club (USC), The February Thing is a welcome dinner for the new semester and the festive season. Come down in your best floral/pink outfits, and join them for a night of good food and lohei (starts at 7pm!). Everyone in the USP community is invited!
USP invites Prof Tan Tai Yong, President and Professor of Humanities (History) at Yale-NUS College, for an interesting sharing on "What do to with the Bicentennial?".
Singapore will commemorate the Bicentennial this year, marking the 200th anniversary of the landing of Stamford Raffles in 1819. The Bicentennial provokes a number of questions about Singapore’s history, and how we relate to that history. Professor Tan (also an Advisory Panel Member for the Singapore Bicentennial Office) will address some history questions in this session.
In this closed-door dialogue session organised by Gender Collective, the talk aims to situate the nitty-gritty of privilege discourse in our lived experiences in Singapore, using gender as a lens, and empower people to think about how structures of privilege affect groups in society in their own time.
As part of the Art Month initiative, the USC Art Directorate has planned a range of activities to cater to the diverse artistic interests in our community. A different theme is adopted each week, and for this last week of the Art Month, the theme is “Music”. Here is the week’s schedule:Daily: Lobby Music featuring different genres every day and Singlit Corner Music Feature11 Feb, Mon: Conversation with USProductions by The Cinnamon Conversation and USPBlobs Art Jam12 Feb, Tue: Samara’s Drawing Workshop13 Feb, Wed: Love Songs Live Performance
This is the second movie of last week’s Art Month “Theatre” theme. A post-movie discussion will be led by USP student Shikhar Gupta.
USC Welfare is organising a Chinese New Year celebration dinner for USP students on Thu 7 Feb from 6pm to 9pm in the Dining hall. Look out for snacks, Fortune Angbaos, Mandopop music and a special guest appearance at 6.30pm, 7.30pm and 8.30pm! All are invited.
The theme for this week is “Theatre”. In line with that, there will be two film screenings on Thu 7 Feb and Mon 11 Feb, which will include discussions led by USP students. Be sure to look out for the upcoming poster for timing and more details!
As the theme for this week's Art Month is “Theatre”, there will be two film screenings on Thu 7 Feb and Mon 11 Feb. First up will be "The Grand Budapest Hotel" with a post-movie discussion led by USP student Sean Auyok.
This student-initiated event is for students to share a module that they are passionate about, and in return, learn about something they are interested in (from a module they may not have been able to take) from another student. Such an exchange would hopefully encourage inter-disciplinary learning. Each sharing session will be around 40 mins (your sharing + you learning by attending one session from another student).