First FASoS CPD event: PBL Movie Night, on 23 October

The first Continuing Professional Development (CPD) event at FASoS will be the faculty’s annual PBL Movie Night on 23 October 2019, from 18.00 – 21.00. The Movie Night is worth 4 CPD hours. While aimed at colleagues who are eligible to do CPD, the Movie Night is also open to others who wish to learn more about group dynamics and tutoring in a PBL environment. Click on ‘read more’ to learn about details and how to sign up.


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Law & Tech Lab Launching Event, on 17-18 October

The Maastricht Law and Tech Lab has been recently set up at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Law as part of a broader vision of raising awareness about and building capacity in research and education found at the intersection of Law and Technology. On 17-18 October 2019, the Maastricht Law and Tech Lab will be hosting its launching event.


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Research Assistant wanted on FASoS project

Anna Harris, lead on the FASoS Making Clinical Sense research project, is seeking an assistant for 8 hours administrative work a week. Good organisation skills essential, blogging/website skills advantageous, flexibility in working arrangements and fun group to work with.

Contact Anna in case you are interested and/or require more information (ideally with CV and some indication of why you are interested in the position).

UM Well-being Week 2019, from 4-7 November

The UM Well-being Movement (WBM) is pleased to welcome back the Well-being Week in 2019! Through the Well-being Week, we want to raise awareness about well-being topics and promote physical and mental well-being among students.

From 4-7 November, over 30 (interactive) lectures, workshops, talks and other activities centered around well-being are being hosted at several locations throughout the inner city and Randwyck.


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Rianne Letschert ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’

On Thursday 26 September, Rianne Letschert, rector of Maastricht University, won the ‘Successful Career Woman of the Year 2019’ award (Dutch: Topvrouw van het Jaar).

She told Dagblad de Limburger that she chose to nominate herself “in order to use that position to be able to make a contribution towards the discussion about women who combine busy jobs with family life.”


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Interview with Tannelie Blom and Jo Wachelder

As you all may know, FASoS is celebrating its 25th anniversary this year. FASoS Professor Tannelie Blom and Associate Professor Jo Wachelder were founders of the sixth faculty at Maastricht University.

In an interview they look back on an especially dynamic quarter of a century. They discuss how the faculty came about, who was involved, and the hurdles they had to overcome.


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Introducing: Simone Schleper

My name is Simone Schleper. I joined FASoS on 1 October as a postdoc in Raf de Bont’s Vici project ‘Moving Animals.’


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PhD Defence Marieke Wissink, on Friday 4 October

Marieke Wissink will defend her PhD dissertation ‘Migration and networks in transit. The co-evolution of migration trajectories and social networks of sub-Saharan African migrants in Turkey and Greece’ in the Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, on Friday 4 October at 10:00. Marieke’s supervisors are Prof. Valentina Mazzucato and Prof. Franck Düvell.

Please confirm attendance of the defence ceremony with her paranymphs Kim Caars and Rik Linssen.


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Introducing: Alexandra Koukidou

My name is Alexandra Koukidou and for the next four months (until the beginning of February 2020), I will be replacing my colleague Sathya Fixe as Social Media Editor at Marketing and Communications.


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Student art at FASoS

On 11 September, first-year students from the BA Arts and Culture and the BA Digital Society gathered in the Turnzaal to work on several group artworks. The meeting was part of the faculty’s mentor programme for both BAs.

Serving as a lasting source of inspiration, the artworks will be on display in the tutorial rooms in Grote Gracht 76 for the rest of the academic year.


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