USP alum Zhai Yunjie (Psychology + USP, Class of 2018), currently a Product and User-experience designer, will be conducting a second run of design thinking workshop for the USP community.
The workshop will focus on learning a methodology of solving problems and devising solutions to address the needs of the human users. This hands-on session will provide a platform for students to learn, practise, and ask questions about what it really means to use “design thinking”. She will also cover the concept of blockchain and existing problems in this industry that can be solved using design thinking as an approach.
folio - a Writing and Critical Thinking publication - is officially launching its latest edition (Volume 16). folio is USP’s annual publication featuring some of the best essays produced in USP’s Writing and Critical Thinking modules. Four student writers from folio volume 16 will be sharing with us more about their essays. Come listen and have a discussion with them! Students are encouraged to attend this session. Light refreshments and eclairs will be provided.
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 Dr Bjorn Gomes, a post-doctoral fellow at NUS Department of Political Science, for a conversation about identity and the struggle for recognition.
Organised by Love, USP, this closed-door session will discuss the topic of negative self-perception and identity. Organisers hope that this would be a comfortable and safe space to learn from one another on ways to better cope with these issues.
Mr Alan Rusbridger, Principal of Lady Margaret Hall in the University of Oxford, will be here with us to talk about his book titled "Breaking News" and share his experience working as the editor of The Guardian for twenty years. Come meet him and have a discussion!
There is a range of activities planned out for you during this USP’s first Comics Appreciation Week. Here is the schedule:25 Mar, Mon: DC Animated Movie Night – Wonder Woman (2009)26 Mar, Tue: Fanfare – Where Fans Talk About Comics27 Mar, Wed: Marvel Movie Night – Black Panther (2018)28 Mar: Thu: The Sessions – Spotlight on Jerry Hinds
Come and join Permaculture@USP’s inaugural symposium, “SustaiNIBBLES”. The objective of the event is to educate participants about sustainable food production in Singapore, encourage awareness and a sustainable mindset and teach participants how to start a small garden in their homes. Participants will have the opportunity to learn from local niche food producers and experts (among which is Prof Maharaj Pandit, our Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professor) who are challenging the notions of sustainable food production and inspiring the next green wave of Singapore food entrepreneurs. There will also be a microgreens workshop for all participants to learn how to produce nutritious food. This event is open to NUS students, staff and public.
Interested students and staff, sign up HERE.
Permaculture@USP was started by USP alum Alexius Yeo (Geography + USP, Class of 2010) in 2017.
Organised by the University Scholars Club (USC), the Inter-House Games 2019 will run two activities concurrently – the Vertical Relay and CTPH Games (Chess, Super Smash Bros and Overcooked). Join for a night of fun with your friends and win attractive prizes! Light refreshments and drinks will be provided for all participants.
The Quantitative Reasoning (QR) Centre is organising a LaTeX workshop. LaTeX (pronounced lah-TECK) is a document writing system widely adopted in many academic fields, to deliver high quality and professional documents in both the sciences and the humanities. Conducted by QR Assistant Lee Ning Yuan, participants will be taken through the basics and other useful techniques to get them immediately started on using LaTeX in their work.
ISMs are independent research opportunities to explore a specialised area of interest and an academic requirement for all USP students. Some USP students who have done their ISMs will be sharing their personal experiences and providing practical advice for those who are embarking on an ISM in the form of “Human Library” activity – where a “book” (speaker) and several “readers” (participants) are grouped together, and the former shares information with the latter on a particular topic. Do come and hear what these seniors have to say about the ISM experience!
Organised by Love, USP, this dialogue session invites representatives from Brave Spaces, AWARE and PAVE to discuss about abusive relationships – identifying what is abuse, how to provide support, why abusive relationships happen, and the challenges in leaving them. Organisers hoped that this would be a comfortable and safe space to learn and empathise, and to recognise what an abusive relationship is, so that we can move towards building healthy relationships in our lives.
This is a special session organised by the RAs for all USP students to come together to have fun and bond.
Organised by USP Career Services, the objective of this workshop is to help students discover their career inclinations and explore career options which are aligned with their self-concept.
The QR Centre is hosting a talk by USP faculty Dr Miguel Escobar Varela, entitled “Digital Humanities and The Data-driven Analysis of Indonesian Theatre”. Join this interesting session as Dr Varela shares about his work, offering an exciting look into the application of quantitative tools in the humanities. This includes how methods ranging from network analysis, computational linguistics and geospatial analysis can be used to look at Indonesian theatre from a different angle.
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.
We will open our premises to visitors on NUS Open Day 2019. Our USP booth will be located at Chua Thian Poh Hall, and planned activities will happen throughout the day in and around USP. There will be three talk sessions at the nearby UTown Auditorium 3. Two sessions will focus on USP at 11.00am and 2.00pm. The third session at 3.00pm will focus on the NUS-Sciences Po Double Degree Programme. Of notable mentions are five sample classes to be offered by USP professors, spread out between 10.00am – 4.30pm at USP Seminar Room 1, and two Alumni Human Library sessions at Chatterbox at 1.30pm and 4.30pm.
Open Day is important to USP and the entire NUS community so let us all welcome visitors enthusiastically on that day. For USP students, do invite/encourage your juniors to visit us!
Hosted and organised by USP, we have Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professor Professor Maharaj K. Pandit to share with us on “Climate Change and Cultural Extinction in the Himalayan Highlands”. The Himalaya, also known as the ‘third pole’, harbors the largest glacier mass outside of the two poles. The mountains are under the international media spotlight, for an alarming report predicts a sea level rise of 1.5 meters driven by melting of the Himalayan glaciers. There are also reports about these ice-fields disappearing by 2035. This session will also discuss what does Himalayan warming mean for the sustainability of South and Southeast Asia, and Singapore.
All USP students are encouraged to attend this session. More information HERE.
Hosted and organised by USP, we have Ngee Ann Kongsi Distinguished Visiting Professor Professor Maharaj K. Pandit to share with us on “The Himalayan Tales”, focusing on India-China relations on Politics, Power, Pilgrimage and Pollution. This is a continuation of his first public talk, “Climate Change and Cultural Extinction in the Himalayan Highlands” held earlier on 7 Mar.
All USP students are encouraged to attend this session.
Join The Sessions as they invite US Embassy Singapore Chargé d’Affaires Stephanie Syptak-Ramnath, former US Ambassador to Vietnam Michael Michalak, and USP faculty Dr Quek Ser Hwee for a chat and lively discussion with USP students on US-Singapore relations.
Six USP students will travel to Tufts University to participate in the Education for Public Inquiry and International Citizenship (EPIIC) International Symposium hosted by the Institute for Global Leadership. The topic for this year’s symposium is “Migration in a Turbulent World?” and students will present an issue related to the theme, attend panel discussions and participate in informal gatherings and workshops.