Bachelor’s Edition

SG Lecture Series: Birth of Reason, from 20 September

This series of lectures will take you on a journey of discovery from antiquity to the present. The lecturers will analyse, contextualise, and possibly criticise some of the more conspicuous rationalisation processes that have shaped Western civilisation.

The lectures take place on Thursdays 20 and 27 September, and 4 and 11 October. The costs whole series cost €8 for UM students and €20 for UM employees. Please register online.

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Human Brain Project Open Day, on 15 October

What is consciousness? How do our brains make sense of the world around us? What is mental health? Can computers simulate the brain? Can computing technologies lead to new cures for brain disorders? How can you delay Alzheimer’s disease?

You will find the answers to these questions and more, at the Human Brain Project Open Day on 15 October 2018.

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Nora Vaage gives videolecture on GMO sound art, on 22 September

At TodaysArt Festival, on 22 September, Nora Vaage will give a videolecture on GMO sound art. The panel is centred around Guy Ben-Ary’s cellF, the world’s first neural synthesiser that jams with human musicians. The discussion will extend from Nora Vaage’s reflection on Ben-Ary’s work, opening up questions about his conceptualisation of the neural network as his rockstar alter-ego—and as such, an extension of his body and a “functioning human brain”.

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Religious Maastricht tour by MeetMaastricht, on 22 September

Maastricht is a beautiful city, full with tourists and students. But did you know that Maastricht used to be an attraction for pilgrims?

The cultural foundation Meet Maastricht organises a special tour this weekend in English for all hidden religious treasures in Maastricht. Please register online.

When: Saturday 22 September, 11.00 – 12.30

Starting point: entrance to St. Servaas Basilica

VSB Fund scholarships 2018 for Dutch students

VSB Fund scholarships are available for Dutch bachelor’s and master’s graduates from Dutch colleges or universities who wish to pursue a further study or research programme abroad. The deadline for application is Thursday 1 March 2019. For more information, please visit: (in Dutch).

Exhibition: From Radiograph to Scan, at Maastricht UMC+

Exhibition: ‘From Radiograph to Scan. One hundred and twenty years of medical imaging.’

The opening of this exhibition will take place at Wednesday 26 September 2018 at the Maastricht UMC+, in the corridor to the Van Kleef building (Level 1).

The exposition highlights the difficult early years of roentgenology immediate after the discovery of the X-rays by Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen in 1895. From FASoS Annemieke Klein is involved with the exhibition.

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Lecture evening: Interscience ‘Natuur versus Cultuur’, on 17 October

On this evening of short lectures, organised by the Young Academy, the border zone between nature and culture will be explored.

How to think of gender differences or the impact of biology on economic decisions? Should we allow brain scans in court? And have humanities scholars something meaningful to say about the climate? The lectures will be in Dutch.

When: Wednesday 17 October, 19.00 – 21.00
Where: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht

Do you want to improve education at UM? Sign up for the EDview symposium

Do you want to improve education at UM? Then sign up for the EDview symposium on Tuesday 23 October! The symposium features interactive sessions about the future of PBL education, an inspiring keynote speech, a presentation of the results of project EDview, and a response from UM leadership that includes action plans for the future.

Register online for the symposium, or visit for further information.

Works on roof GG80-82 (street side)

Please note that from 1 October until 4 November the latest works will take place on the roof of GG80-82. For this reason the attic room in the building cannot be used. The noise will be kept to a minimum but from time to time some noise can be heard.

Please contact Vincent Cordewener if you have any questions.

Inventory of lights in FASoS buildings

In the coming weeks, an inventory will be made of all the lights that are used in the different areas of the FASoS buildings. This inventory is made to see in which areas LED-lights can be applied. Two colleagues of facility services will check every room so you can expect them to come into your office. Of course they will first check if the timing suits you. If you have any questions please contact Vincent Cordewener.

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