Mr Ali Muhammad Sabeghi, Cultural Attaché at the Islamic Republic of Iran Embassy (Malaysia), will give a talk on Iranian culture and cinema. USP students interested in the upcoming International Programme “Civilisation of Iran” are encouraged to attend the talk. Please refer to the MEI website for further details and registration.
The event is organised by the Middle East Institute (MEI) and supported by USP.
This is a special game organised by the USP Residential Assistants (RAs) for all USP students to come together to have fun and bond. At $5/pax, you may sign up as a group of 5, or as an individual. There are also prizes to be won so don’t miss out on this large-scale bonding event!
All students are welcome to join Miriam in the series of poetry workshop to explore:• What is the “responsibility of the poet”?• How do poetry and the arts fit into a social justice framework?• What are the ways fieldwork can inform and enrich creative writing and academic scholarship?• What less tangible “ways of knowing “ can poetry offer that other fields do not?
Join our Writer-in Residence Ms Miriam Bird Greenberg as she presents a compelling body of work inspired by travel and those who travel. Along with reading her poetry, Ms Greenberg will also share about her work with economic migrants and asylum seekers of Hong Kong’s Chungking Mansions. This session will be moderated by poet Desmond Kon Zhicheng-Mingdé.
The Singapore Creative Writing Residency is co-organised by The Arts House and USP.
Interested students, please register HERE.
USP faculty Dr Pamela Pun, who teaches the Sciences and Technologies module “UPC2210 - Energy in Singapore: Is Technology the Answer?”, has invited Mr Chee Hong Tat, Singapore’s Senior Minister of State for Health and Communications and Information, to speak to USP students. Mr Chee has an interesting background in the Energy Market Authority prior to entering politics. Facilitated by The Sessions, there will be breakout sessions to discuss and bounce off ideas with Mr Chee and fellow participants. We look forward to active participation from the USP community.
Six USP students will participate in the Pan-Asian Student Forum hosted by Yuanpei College, Peking University. The forum aims to provide a platform for students from Peking University (Yuanpei College), Seoul National University (College of Liberal Studies), the Chinese University of Hong Kong (S. H. Ho College), the University of Tokyo (College of Arts & Sciences) and NUS (USP) to meet regularly and share views on topics that impact countries in the region and around the world. The theme for the 2017 forum is “Sustainable Development in Asia”.
The QR Centre is organising a talk titled "Cancer Research: The Hunt for Significant p-values" by Mr Wouter van Loocke from the Centre for Medical Genetics at Ghent University in Belgium. Mr Loocke will be sharing his expertise on the application of biostatistics and biostatistics software on cancer research, as well as some of his latest findings in the field. It will be followed by a screening of "Gattaca". All are welcome, so come join this session for a lively discussion on an important topic, and if you can, stay for the movie too!
In this Meet the Rector session, find out what the role of a Rector is and how the Rector can contribute to your learning journey in USP. Our Rector Ms Euleen Goh will share her life journey and experiences that have shaped her purpose and principles. Over the next few sessions, guest speakers from the corporate, non-profit and public sectors will come and share the challenges they face and how they navigate the fast-changing complex world. Look out for more details soon and encourage your friends to come along too!
As part of this week’s Mental Health week, NUS Mental Health Wing is organising a night of open conversations and heartfelt sharing by professionals with USP students about youth mental health issues.
This event is supported by USP and NUS Chua Thian Poh Community Leadership Programme.
The Case Interview is one of the toughest interview formats used by many top companies around the world. In this four-hour hands-on workshop, the trainer will share some of the tips, techniques, and common mistakes made in case interviews, and let you experience live mock case interview situations. You will get to receive and deliver a case. By putting you in the shoes of an interviewer, you will, hopefully, better appreciate and develop key insights into what real-life interviewers look out for.
Held annually, this award presentation-cum-dinner event will celebrate the following achievements in USP for AY2016/17:• USP Honour Roll• USP Senior Honour Roll• President’s Honour Roll• Programme Recognition Awards• USP Teaching Excellence Awards• USP Teaching Honour Roll• USP Long Service Awards
In this dialogue session facilitated by USP students, participants will discuss how our faiths inform our views on humans’ potential power over life and death in this technological age. No prior knowledge on religion or science is required. Participants are encouraged to come ready to share and engage with other perspectives.
Singapore’s acclaimed and well-known filmmaker Tan Pin Pin has been invited to visit USP and have a dialogue with our students. In this session, she will discuss on art, documentation, history, memory, politics, and why Inuka the polar bear often cameos in her works. This conversation will be hosted by A/P Lo Mun Hou. USP community is strongly encouraged to join this conversation with her.
What happens when a monster appears on the streets of Singapore? Will people panic? Will people run away? Will people stand together and fight the monster?And what happens when the streets of Singapore stand firm against this monster that they see? Will the monster run away? Will the monster die at the hands of the people? Or will the monster find a way to fit in?
USP Productions by USP students proudly presents "FRANK". FRANK is a modern day parable, giving a Singaporean spin to the Gothic horror classic Frankenstein. Amidst the hot-button issues of immigrants and race today, the play explores how our very own Singaporean society relates and treats the “Other”, as shaped by prejudices and misconceptions that get propagated through the institutions of media and society.
For more information about the plays and USP Productions, click HERE.