Staff’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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Call for applications RSF and VSF – Round III

The calls for the Research Stimulation Fund (RSF) as well as the “Valorisatie” Stimulation (VSF) Fund are open as of today. Download the calls for more information and use one of the applicable application forms below to submit your proposal by 8 November 2018, 12.00 hours to

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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

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

Save the date: FASoS Research Heidag, on 8 November

This year the annual Research Heidag will take place at Thursday 8 November from 12.00-17.30 hours at the Groote Sociëteit (Vrijthof 36).

This Research Heidag will consist of three parts. The first part will be policy oriented and will deal with data protection issues.

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Data Science Fellowship in US

The Data Incubator is an intensive eight-week fellowship that prepares master’s students, PhD candidates, and postdocs in STEM and social science fields seeking industry careers as data scientists. Fellows have the option to participate in the programme either in person in New York City, Washington DC, Boston, the San Francisco Bay Area, or online.

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Do you want to improve education at UM? Join the EDview symposium

Do you want to improve education at UM? Join the EDview symposium on Tuesday 23 October (14.00 – 17.00) to share your ideas on how we can do better! From PBL tutorials to exams, tutor trainings, staff workload and more: project EDview points to many areas for improvement and possible ways forward, including a fresh view on PBL for the future. We need your help to take the next step!

For more information and registration check:

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.

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