22 December 2017 | Research, General News

Specimens of unique creatures from Christmas Island are on display at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS, in a temporary exhibition called Christmas Island Red launched on 18 December 2017. Among the exhibits are 10 species of crabs and prawns, including the blue crab and the yellow-eye crab not found anywhere else in the world. The discoveries were made over four expeditions since 2010 by a team led by Professor Peter Ng, Head of the Museum.

The Straits Times

22 December 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Lawrence Loh, Director of the Centre for Governance, Institutions and Organisations at NUS Business School, noted that little attention is paid to the exact magnitude of energy that is required round the clock to churn out cryptocurrencies. He believes that a new global financial order is probably necessary for effective monitoring of crypto advancements before the planet experiences a burnout.

The Straits Times

21 December 2017 | Community

Mr Tan Jun Xiang, Year 2 student at NUS Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, had an interesting life trajectory, going from a 181-point scorer in the PSLE to medical student at NUS.

The Straits Times

21 December 2017 | General News

Dr Ann-Marie Liew, a career adviser and clinical psychologist at the Centre for Future-ready Graduates at NUS, shared that reflecting early and often, taking advantage of career profiling tools as a quick way to understand oneself better, and investing time and energy in building up skills that are valuable across industries, will help one pivot from one’s current position to the next.

Channel NewsAsia Online

20 December 2017 | General News

Assoc Prof Hwang Bon-Gang from the Department of Building at the NUS School of Design and Environment defined risk as potential for loss or injury, unwanted set of uncertain outcomes, or probability of not receiving what is expected or planned. He mapped out a 5-step process to systematically identify, assess and respond to risks to increase the opportunities for project success, including measures developed and implemented to remove or reduce the risks, followed by monitoring and control.

The New Paper

20 December 2017 | General News

Prof Carolyn Lam from the Duke-NUS Cardiovascular Academic Clinical Programme noted that there are currently no drugs to treat Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction, and doctors can only treat symptoms and risk factors besides advising patients about lifestyle changes in diet, stress and exercise. Prof Lam is a Senior Consultant who established the Women’s Heart Clinic at the National Heart Centre Singapore, which provides a holistic approach of treating heart diseases for women.

Berita Harian

19 December 2017 | General News

Ms Shanthini Selvarajan, Research Assistant in the Society and Identity research cluster at the Institute of Policy Studies in NUS observed that Indian millennials between the ages of 18 and 35 might just be defining “Indianness” a little differently from their elders. She also warned that Indian youths must remain cautious of cultural erosion and in a pre-emptive move, must channel greater effort into participating in Indian culture.

TODAY

19 December 2017 | General News

Prof Zheng Yongnian from the East Asian Institute at NUS discussed the changes that have been observed in the US since Mr Donald Trump was sworn in as President. He noted in particular, the huge impact that Mr Trump has had made on the international order.

Lianhe Zaobao

19 December 2017 | General News

A new exhibition titled Christmas Island Red at the Lee Kong Chian Natural History Museum at NUS spotlights the role of crabs on the rocky island that was part of Singapore until 1957, when it was sold to Australia. The exhibition will also show different crab specimens and other types of fauna, including the red-pouched frigate birds.

The Straits Times, Lianhe Zaobao

18 December 2017 | General News

Dr Chen Gang, Asst Director (Policy Research) and Senior Research Fellow of the East Asian Institute at NUS opined that it is possible for relations between mainland China and Taiwan to improve if the former chooses to adopt a milder and more accepting attitude towards its surrounding territories.

Lianhe Zaobao