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  • Spotlight on Environmental-Studies Alumnus: Chu...

    By Darrel Chang, ’19 The subject of the first entry in our Environmental Studies alumni profile feature series is no stranger to trailblazing. As an enterprising freshman in 2013, Chua Wan Ping (Class of 2017) wrote herself into the opening pages of Yale-NUS College’s annals by cofounding I’dECO: the Yale-NUS Sustainability Movement, the C...

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  • National Geographic Society Honors EStudies Pro...

    By Daryl Yang  (9 October 2018) Assistant Professor of Science (Environmental Studies) Eunice Tan was awarded the prestigious National Geographic Society (NGS) research grant to study stick insects’ ecology and behaviour in the wild, which will be effective from 1 December 2018 through to 30 November 2019. One of the largest non-profit scientifi...

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  • Yale-NUS Highlights Environmental Humanities

    On 14 September 2018, readers of Yale-NUS College’s main website were treated to a story (go here for more) about the powerful role of environmental humanities in the College’s programme in Environmental Studies. Most would agree that understanding and addressing the environmental challenges before us requires a mix of natural-scienc...

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  • Ecovillages and Contemplative-Education Expert ...

    Go here for the PowerPoint presentation from Prof. Litfin’s Monday lecture on “contemplative education,” and go here for the PowerPoint presentation from her Wednesday lecture on “ecovillages”   The Environmental Studies programme, in collaboration with the Centre for Teaching and Learning at Yale-NUS college, ...

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  • Eben Kirksey Visits Yale-NUS

    The Anthropology and Environmental Studies programmes at Yale-NUS College are delighted to host Eben Kirksey for a talk titled “Becoming Wild: The Monkeys of Florida’s Silver River.” Dr Kirksey is a Senior Lecturer in Environmental Humanities at the University of New South Wales and is considered a leading thinker in the field of environmental h...

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  • Environmental Photographer and Curator James De...

    The Environmental Studies programme was delighted to host environmental photography James Delano from Friday, 3 March to Wednesday, 8 March 2017. While at Yale-NUS, Mr. Delano led a photography workshop, headlined a public panel, give a Rector’s Tea for the Yale-NUS community, layed the groundwork for a gallery exhibit, and consulted with studen...

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  • Looking for good ES-related courses? ES Profs ...

    Every semester we ask the faculty in environmental studies the following question: “What modules in addition to those offered by the environmental studies programme should ES majors (or potential majors) consider when planning their schedule for next semester?” Read on for their replies for courses offered in Semester Two of AY 2017-18.  You can...

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  • Erik Assadourian On Cultures of Sustainability:...

    27 January 2017.  The Environmental Studies programme at Yale-NUS College is delighted to host Mr Erik Assadourian from Tuesday, 31 January to Thursday, 2 February 2017. Mr Assadourian will give two public talks, visit several classes, and consult with students and faculty during his stay in Singapore. Based out of Washington DC, Mr Assadourian ...

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  • Psychologist Tim Kasser to Visit Yale-NUS Colle...

    28 July 2016.  Professor Tim Kasser, Professor of Psychology at Knox College and an expert on materialism, well-being and post-consumer futures, spent one week visiting Yale-NUS College in late August 2016 as a guest of the Environmental Studies programme, with support from the programme in Psychology. Professor Kasser, perhaps most noted for hi...

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  • Yale-NUS students in Environmental Studies laun...

    UPDATE!!  See Yale-NUS feature story on SSN. 28 July 2016. 14 Yale-NUS students, including many Environmental Studies majors, recently launched the Sustainable Solutions Network. Here’s their story, as excerpted from their website: The initial sketch of the SSN began in the Summer of 2015. Two members of I’dECO: the Yale-NUS Sustaina...

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  • Peak Oil: A new book by Dr Matthew Schneider-Ma...

    It is hard to imagine a world without one of the most essential natural resources in industrialised nations today – oil. Many of our daily needs, from propelling vehicles to producing electric power, require oil as the energy source. In fact, many of our common products like toothpaste, washing powder and shampoo contain petroleum products....

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