Congratulations to Pericles Lewis, Professor of English & Comparative Literature, who has been appointed the inaugural president of Yale-NUS College, according to the college’s Governing Board. Yale-NUS College, a highly selective liberal arts college developed by Yale and the National University of Singapore, will open in August 2013 in Singapore. The college will welcome an inaugural cohort of 150 students to explore the depth and breadth of both Western and Asian traditions, histories, values and cultures. Prevailing models of residential liberal arts and science education will also be re-imagined for the 21st century with Asia as the context. The campus will eventually be home to 1,000 students and approximately 100 faculty members. For the complete article visit Yale News.