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Prof Lily Kong’s (Professor of Geography) sharing her views on the use of public spaces for religious purposes in the The Straits Times’s article, “Guidelines on use of mall space for religion”, 21 August 2010.

The article on “Middle East comes to Kent Ridge” on The Straits Times, 16 September 2010 quoted Prof Lily Kong (Vice President, University and Global Relations) for her views on the need to promote awareness of fast-evolving regions such as the Middle East among university students.

The Discovery Channel featured an interview with Dr Pow in the documentary "Revealed: Dream City of the Future” which was aired in Europe and Asia from 24 September 2010.

Prof Lily Kong’s (Professor of Geography) sharing her views on the use of public spaces for religious purposes in the The Straits Times’s article, “Guidelines on use of mall space for religion”, 21 August 2010.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth was quoted with regards to his views on the wet weather in Indonesia and predictions for the forthcoming months for this region, on 4 October 2010, The Straits Times. He was also quoted on The Straits Times of 20 October 2010 on the haze situation affecting Singapore, thereafter on 22 October 2010; the newspapers also carried his comments on the Pollutant Standards Index used for characterizing Singapore's haze. On 25 October 2010, Assoc Prof Roth commented on the improving haze situation and the following day 26 October, he also cautioned on the return of the haze due to dry weather, directions of wind or forest fires.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth’s views on the Pollutant Standard Index used in Singapore was reported in an article in The Straits Times, 11 November 2010.

Prof Lily Kong (Vice-President, University and Global Relations) was quoted with regards to her views on “Singapore’s universities need to distinguish themselves from each other”, TODAY, 12 November 2010.

Prof Lily Kong’s comments on the progress of plans for the Yale-NUS liberal arts college, was quoted by The Straits Times, 13 November 2010, “Details soon about NUS’ liberal arts college with Yale”, and also “Yale partnership to go ahead, NUS says”, University World News, 18 November 2010. Prof Kong is currently the Vice President of NUS (University and Global Relations)

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth commented on the “poor” air quality of Singapore on The Straits Times, 27 November 2010.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth appeared on Channel News Asia’s Insight on 13 January 2011 and talked about La Nna and the floods in Pakistan and Australia. His view was quoted in an article in The New Paper on 14 January 2011 on the same topic.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth’s TV commentary on Queensland floods was broadcasted on Channel 8’s Focus on 20 January 2011.

Drawing from a speech delivered at the British Council’s Going Global 2011 Conference that broach the idea of “Asian university models”, Prof Lily Kong was quoted in her capacity as Vice-President (University and Global Relations on two separate occasions: “National strategies: Different country, different style”, Times Higher Education Online, 17 March 2011, and Inside Higher Ed, 14 March 2011, “How Asian Are Asian Universities?”.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth did a live interview as part of the Channel News Asia’s prime time morning show on 21 March 2011 talking about how weather conditions would affect the trajectory and dispersion of a possible radioactive cloud from the nuclear power plant in Japan.

Assoc Prof Matthias Roth’s comment on inter-monsoon season weather was published on The Straits Times, 15 April 2011.

On 11 May 2011, MyPaper quoted Assoc Prof Matthias Roth on the recent hot weather. The Straits Times, 14 May 2011 quoted him with regards to the expected weekend haze.