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A new professorship commencing in August 2023 known as the NUS Peggy Wai Chee Leong-Hochstadt Professorship in Humanities and Sciences will further strengthen cross-disciplinary learning in the NUS College of Humanities and Sciences.

Established through a $2 million donation from Mr Herman Ronald Hochstadt, an NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences alumnus, it was launched in memory of his late wife and will support education and research in English Language, English Literature, Theatre Studies, History, Philosophy, or Mathematics.

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Good evening! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (14 – 18 Nov 2022):

1. New professorship in humanities and sciences established with $2 million donation to boost interdisciplinary education at NUS
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2. Outstanding young NUS scientists lauded in list of Asia Pacific luminaries
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3. Honouring artistic excellence at the 13th Tan Ean Kiam Arts Awards
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4. More than 30 NUS researchers placed among world’s most influential scientific minds
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5. NUS Architecture opens new living laboratory to advance sustainable heritage management
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All the best for your final exams, everyone! 💪

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Distinguished Professor Henry Yeung from the NUS Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences has been awarded the prestigious 2022 Sir Peter Hall Award for Lifetime Contribution to the Field by the influential Regional Studies Association (RSA).

The annual RSA awards recognise research works that have made an original and outstanding contribution to the analysis of regions and regional issues.

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Scientists from the Mechanobiology Institute (MBI) at NUS, together with clinical researchers from the Cardiovascular Research Institute under the National University Health System, have studied the molecular responses of cardiac muscle cells to biochemical and mechanical signals.

➡️ Read more about how this brings scientists a step closer towards uncovering ways to enhance cardiac muscle growth and regeneration: https://nus.edu/3TQycwY

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NUS graduates continue to rank amongst the world’s top 10 in terms of employability for the third year in a row, rising one rank to eighth place in the 2022-2023 Global Employability University Ranking and Survey results. 🎓

NUS also retained its position among the top two in Asia and maintained its spot as the only Singapore university in the top 10.

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The Darwin Online project at NUS published an exceptional 157-year-old manuscript handwritten by Charles Darwin in 1865 on Evolution Day today.

➡️ Read what Dr John van Wyhe, historian of science at the NUS Department of Biological Sciences, and founder and Director of Darwin Online, has to say about the significance of the historic document: https://nus.edu/3tXNPYS

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The Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music has launched a new Centre for Music and Health (CMH), the first of its kind in Singapore and Southeast Asia.

The CMH will develop research methods and evidence-based approaches in music that will inform the application of music initiatives for health and well-being, and aspires to be the leading centre for music and health in the region.

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The Grand Finals of the PIER71 Smart Port Challenge (SPC), a joint initiative by the Maritime and Port Authority of Singapore (MPA) and NUS, saw international tech start-ups address challenges put forth by Singapore-based maritime corporates.

➡️ Read more about this year’s finalists and their strong focus on green technology, sustainable energy and waste management: https://nus.edu/3F00NLY

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Good afternoon! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (21 – 26 Nov 2022):

1. Marine tech start-ups sailing to cleaner waters
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2. New Centre for Music and Health established at Yong Siew Toh Conservatory of Music
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3. Science ahead of its time: Secret of 157-year old Darwin manuscript
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4. NUS graduates ranked 8th most employable worldwide
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5. Laying the molecular foundation of mechanobiological signalling in the heart
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6. NUS geographer Prof Henry Yeung clinches prestigious global award for lifetime contributions to research
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To mark the 10th anniversary of the Temasek Foundation (TF) – NUS Programme for Leadership in University Management (PLUM), 50 delegates from 24 universities across Southeast Asia congregated in Singapore from 8 to 10 November 2022.

Key issues discussed included transformation in higher education, innovation and entrepreneurship, and sustainability efforts in ASEAN.

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To facilitate community-led solutions to municipal issues, the Municipal Services Office and NUS College of Design and Engineering’s Centre for Sustainable Asian Cities have worked with Toa Payoh East Constituency Office to launch the Dragon Heart Community Platform. 🏘

➡️ Read more about the research collaboration to foster positive social norms and values, and facilitate community-led solutions in Singapore’s high-density housing environment: https://nus.edu/3ViEbMz

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In the past decade, the abuse of new psychoactive substances, particularly synthetic cannabinoids, has posed a significant risk to public health.

A research team from NUS Pharmacy, in collaboration with Singapore’s Health Sciences Authority (HSA), has successfully identified the urinary biomarkers of an emerging subclass of synthetic cannabinoids, called OXIZID, to monitor potential abuse.

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NUS inked an MOU today with the Singapore Food Agency, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and industry partners for the AquaPolis Programme, which envisions Singapore to be a leading research and innovation cluster for sustainable tropic aquaculture.

The Programme will be hosted at NUS, where researchers will co-create innovative research solutions to address challenges in tropical aquaculture. 🐟

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A Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between the Centre for Technology, Robotics, Artificial Intelligence and the Law (TRAIL) at the NUS Faculty of Law (NUS Law), and the Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre (OIPRC).

It aims to advance the academic missions of the centres in the research of national, international, transnational and comparative law relating to technology, robotics and artificial intelligence. 🤖

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Dr Ching Ann Hui from the NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine (NUS Medicine) Class of 2022 has been awarded the prestigious Rhodes Scholarship this year, to pursue fully-sponsored postgraduate studies at the University of Oxford in October 2023.

The Rhodes Scholarship recognises young people with proven academic excellence who also show exceptional character, leadership, and commitment to solving humanity’s challenges.

Our heartiest congratulations to Dr Ching!

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The NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions (CNCS), a research centre of NUS’ Faculty of Science, took centre stage on 16 November – Nature-based Solutions Day – at COP27.

➡️ Read more about the panel discussions which delved into how nature-based climate solutions could help address the twin crises of biodiversity loss and climate change: https://nus.edu/3EVa4Uv

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The inaugural run of Sustainability 101 for Policy Officers, a sustainability-focused training programme developed and delivered by the NUS Centre for Nature-based Climate Solutions, concluded on 2 December 2022, paving the way to upskilling the public sector in this pertinent area as Singapore develops its green economy.

It covered a broad range of sustainability issues, including international climate negotiations as well as domestic environmental policies and regulations.

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To all our students, congratulations on making it through the semester! Wishing you a restful and enriching vacation! 🥳

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Good afternoon! Keep up to date with the latest headlines from NUS News this week (28 Nov – 3 Dec 2022):

1. Inaugural NUS sustainability course paves way for greater training of green talent in public sector
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2. NUS at COP27: Putting nature to work in climate change solutions
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3. Multi-talented young doctor from NUS Medicine wins Rhodes Scholarship to Oxford
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4. NUS Law partners with Oxford Intellectual Property Research Centre to boost research
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5. Singapore Food Agency, NUS, Temasek Life Sciences Laboratory and industry partners sign MOU for the AquaPolis Programme
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6. Three new biomarkers identified to detect consumption of emerging synthetic cannabinoid
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7. Integrated community platform to tackle municipal issues piloted in Toa Payoh East
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8. Marking a decade of collaborations in university leadership
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