The Sessions is a platform for individuals in USP to host discussions with distinguished speakers, exchange ideas and opinions about issues that they were concerned with/interested in.
In this session, Kerry Logistics Chairman George Yeo will be sharing his knowledge and experience on Singapore with the rise of two Super Powers: India and China. Hosted by Dr Mustafa, as part of his USP module on Heterogenous Indians, come on down to listen and participate in a dialogue on this increasingly HOT topic.
Join The Sessions at their inaugural session to revive USP’s Interfaith! Share your journey through your faith with fellow USP students through the topic - What Does Your Faith Say About Interfaith? All are welcome.
Held annually, this certificate presentation-cum-dinner event will celebrate the following awards and achievements in USP for AY2015/16:
• USP Honour Roll
• USP Senior Honour Roll
• President’s Honour Roll
• Programme Recognition Awards
• USP Teaching Excellence Awards
• USP Long Service Awards
Sciences Po is France’s leading university in the social sciences and has been educating decision-makers in the public and private sectors for the past 140 years. As one of USP’s Student Exchange Programme (SEP) partner universities, USP students have the opportunity to spend a semester or year at Sciences Po’s Le Havre campus.
Ms Laurence Souloumiac, Director of Sciences Po’s Centre for Asia, the Pacific, Africa and the Middle East (APAMO), will provide an overview of Sciences Po and help answer questions from students considering Sciences Po as an exchange destination.
The sharing session is particularly useful to 1st and 2nd year students currently exploring their SEP options.
With the US Presidential elections happening in a month’s time, The Sessions team invites all USP students and staff to come discuss the role of the media in shaping politics and elections. Dr Eric Loepp, from the Political Science Department at the University of Wisconsin, will be speaking via Skype on the effect of the US’s privatised media on elections. USP faculty Dr Shawna Metzger will be moderating the session.
Please register here.
Have you ever questioned the value of art? Ever wondered what made art "good" or "bad"? Ever looked at a Picasso so-called "painting" and thought, "Man, I could've done that when I was 5" Labelled "the world's first street art disaster movie", Exit Through the Gift Shop is an extraordinary documentary following Banksy, a notorious graffiti artist who has tagged everything from Disneyland to Israel's West Bank barrier. And like Banksy's politically-charged vandalism, the documentary asks questions that reach far and wide – albeit this time, he targets the world of the artist and satirically deconstructs it with clarity and – most importantly! – hilarity.
Conversations@8 is a series of informal gatherings of USP alumni and students. In this session, USP alumni, Marvin Kang and Low Yee Loong will share on their initiatives at The Apprenticeship Collective (TAC). TAC volunteers work with schools in Singapore to create opportunities that allow students to learn the basics of particular professions from volunteer mentors (with day jobs!) who are currently working in the field. They help students explore and investigate different futures, different paths - to discover and define their purpose, passions and interests. Maybe you 'd like to volunteer as a mentor or as a coordinator? Or perhaps you'd like to chat and see if there's anything you'd like to do. Join us for the evening and find out where you can fit in!
USPolymath aims to set the stage for the continuation of a greater USP culture of intellectual sharing and interesting conversations, regardless of batch or background...this session will be another series of firsts, first freshie speaker (Eunice), in addition to our first exchange speaker (David). Topics for the night include:
Complimentary freshly brewed Rooibos Tea, caffeine free!
We will discuss four conceptions of Entropy in a couple of BrainFood sessions, drawing upon the historical context from the book Warmth Disperses and Time Passes – The History of Heat by Hans Christian von Baeyer, especially from chapters 7,13 and 18. Examples will be provided that can feed into detailed discussions of how the Second Law helps us understand Nature. In the first session, combining Clausius and Boltzmann, we will examine the theoretical basis for levitation. All are welcome, although we will pitch the discussion at a level suitable for students with some interest in Thermodynamics.
Come find out more with USP Director A/P Kang Hway Chuan!
This event is part of the BrainFood reading initiative that students can explore in the USP Reading Room.