Getting the Bear Facts

  • Associate Professor Dr Shyamala Ratnayeke

Few species evoke as much fascination, amusement and attraction as do bears.

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Student Consumption and Debt in Victorian Oxford

  • Professor Sabine Chaouche

In 1877, then student at Magdalen College, Oscar Wilde was twice summoned by the University of Oxford proctors to appear before the University Court concerning a £30 debt involving fashionable goods.

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Detecting HFMD: A Virologist’s Race Against Time

  • Professor Poh Chit Laa

The year was 2000 when an unprecedented outbreak of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) in Singapore claimed the lives of five children. Professor Poh Chit Laa, then a researcher at National University of Singapore, felt herself grieving with a mother who lost two children to the disease.

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The Economic Voting Puzzle of Malaysia

  • Professor Yeah Kim Leng

Economic voting behaviour, whereby voters reward the incumbent ruling party for delivering economic prosperity, is pervasive across countries.

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Audience Participation in Classical Music

  • Professor Don Bowyer

Aleatoric music has existed in one form or another in western art music for centuries, having become something of a staple of Modern Music of the 20th and 21st centuries.

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Could Low-Dose Radiation Be Beneficial for Us?

  • Professor David Bradley

Nuclear power plants and incidences like Chernobyl and Fukushima have resulted in radiation phobia (radiophobia) — the fear that even the smallest dose of radiation is harmful.

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Nanotechnology in Harnessing Solar Energy

  • Professor Saidur Rahman

We use solar energy to power our heaters, electronic devices and even vehicles. The idea of using solar energy is hardly new as attempts at developing solar technologies began as early as the late 19th century.

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An Ongoing Battle with Dengue

  • Professor Poh Chit Laa

Dengue is a viral disease many of us, particularly in Asia, are familiar with. After all, more than 40% of the world’s population live in endemic areas.

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Islamic Finance: The Way Forward

  • Professor Mohamed Ariff Syed Mohamed

Islamic finance, in its simplest terms, can be defined as finance with ethical considerations in the way financial transactions are conducted.

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Building Our Bridge in Diversity

  • Professor Yuka Fujimoto

Professor Yuka Fujimoto lived in Japan until she was 12, and then continued her schooling in Malaysia. By age 16, she moved to Australia and found herself as one of the few Asian students in her grade at a high school in the countryside of Toowoomba.

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