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Ferenc Laczó cited in Brazilian magazine Veja

Ferenc Laczó was interviewed by and cited in the Brazilian magazine Veja, the best-selling weekly of Latin America.

The article “Freio aos populistas” discusses populists in power in a global perspective, including the relationship between such governments and the European Union.

Research by Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips quoted in the Limburger

Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips researched the impact of dialect on residents of a nursing home. It turns out that speaking dialect has a very positive influence. Therefore an installation, which is a (sound)cupboard from which Limburgian words and sounds appear, will be built together with two theatre producers. The full article is available in Dutch.

Jolien Makkinga interviewed by RTV Maastricht

Jolien Makkinga and Leonie Cornips researched the impact of dialect on residents of a nursing home. It turns out that speaking dialect has a very positive influence. Therefore an installation, which is a (sound)cupboard from which Limburgian words and sounds appear, will be built together with two theatre producers. One of the producers and Jolien are interviewed (2,24′) on this project by RTV Maastricht.

Sally Wyatt interviewed in Dutch newspaper Trouw

The Dutch newspaper Trouw interviewed Sally Wyatt and published a big article on 1 September: In data knowledge gets lost (In data gaat kennis verloren).

Wyatt “There are problems with big data which we have to face”.  Read the full interview online.

Leonie Cornips quoted in several Dutch media outlets

Leonie Cornips’ research focusing on the effect of using the Limburgian dialects in pre-school on kids, the effect on your future career and bilingualism in general has been quoted in several Dutch media outlets:

Ruud Hendriks interviewed in Austrian newspaper Kurier

Ruud Hendriks was interviewed, together with Magdalena Schamberger, in a series on dementia by Axel Halbhuber in the Austrian newspaper ‘Kurier’.

Hendriks was in Vienna at the occasion of the Health Care Clowning International Meeting (April 4-6), where he talked about the ethics of elder-clowning for an audience of 400 healthcare clowns from over 50 countries in the Opening plenary with Michael Christensen, Sue Morisson, and Giora Seeliger.

Maarten Doorman interviewed on Dutch radio on Lucebert

On 17 June Maarten Doorman was interviewed on Dutch radio 1 because of his new book (Dichtbij en ver weg) for a documentary on Lucebert and the recent findings on his war history. Some of the questions were for example: will we look at him differently now? What is the relationship between being an artist and work? The episode is available online.

Ties van de Werff interviewed in Dutch newspaper Trouw

Ties van de Werff has been interviewed by the Dutch newspaper Trouw on his PhD thesis ‘Practicing the Plastic Brain’. Read the interview online which has been published on 8 May.

Peter Peters interviewed by Dutch radio 4

Peter Peters has been interviewed by the Dutch radio station ‘Radio 4’ in the programme Podium on his appointment as Professor of Innovation of Classical Music and the newly founded Maastricht Centre for the Innovation of Classical Music (MCICM).

Leonie Cornips quoted in Dutch newspaper Trouw

Leonie Cornips is quoted in the Dutch newspaper Trouw on 11 April on how social media can positively influence the use of local dialects.

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