Discover HASS (Issue 2 - Sep 2012)


Dean's Message

I am pleased to announce that Associate Professor May Lwin, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information (WKWSCI), has been appointed Associate Dean (Graduate Education) of the College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences (HASS).  May will assume office from October 2012, at which time she will relinquish her current appointment as Associate Chair (Undergraduate Education), WKWSCI. 

May’s research interests are mainly in the areas of social and health communications, as well as in marketing communications.  She works closely with various health authorities and agencies in Singapore and is currently involved in a number of public health projects in areas ranging from anti-obesity to nutrition and infectious diseases.  Prior to joining NTU, May was with the NUS Business School where she received the Outstanding Educator Award.  May also had extensive industry experience, having held senior positions at Ogilvy & Mather and Citibank. Please give May your full support as we work together to build an even stronger programme of graduate education at HASS!

At the same time, I would like to place on record our sincere thanks to Professor Schubert Foo, who has selflessly served in various leadership roles at HASS, including Associate Dean (Academic) and Associate Dean (Graduate Education), for the past six years.  Without enumerating Schubert’s many contributions, which have made a significant impact on the development of the College, let me simply ask you to join me in thanking him for a job well done!  Schubert has been appointed Director of the new University Scholars Programme, which will be instrumental to attracting top students to HASS and NTU as a whole.

Professor K.K. Luke will continue to serve as Associate Dean (Research) of HASS; Associate Professor Neil Murphy will be re-appointed as Associate Dean (Undergraduate Education), with effect from 1 October 2012.  I would like to thank both K.K. and Neil for their unflagging dedication; their contribution to the College has been enormous!

I would also like to take this opportunity to share with you several recent developments at the College.  In this issue of Discover HASS, you will read about the new Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) at Gillman Barracks, the ADM Gallery at the School of Art, Design and Media (ADM), the Chinese Creative Writing Programme at the School of Humanities and Social Sciences (HSS), the “Communication Cube” at HSS, and the “Newsplex” at WKWSCI.  As the construction of the Learning Hub across from the HSS Building continues, traffic will be affected.  So please do watch out for pedestrians if you drive.

Yours sincerely,
Professor Alan K.L. Chan
College of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences