CANCELLED: staff pictures

Due to the recent measures in which the Dutch government urges all employees to work from home as much as possible, the staff pictures scheduled for next week (5 – 9 October) have been cancelled.

Once the measures are relaxed again and we can return to work , new dates for making pictures will be determined.

Join #DiversitydayUM20, on Tuesday 6 October

Ever felt like you didn’t belong? You are not the only one.

Especially in these unprecedented times we recognise how important it is to find your community and feel supported. And that is exactly what this years’ Diversity Day theme is all about: ‘You belong at UM!’

We invite all students to attend our online event on Tuesday 6 October. Register for the event here.


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Read the Observant online

Due to the corona crisis, we cannot enjoy our paper version of the Observant anymore.

Luckily, here you can find the online version to this week’s Observant.

Conversation series: growing up in science, on 9 October

What are the struggles that academics go through? Growing Up in Science is a conversation series featuring personal narratives of becoming and being a scientist.

Starting from October 2020, the Maastricht Young Academy will initiate a local chapter of Growing Up in Science at Maastricht University. The opening event will take place online on 9 October at 15.00, featuring Prof. Dr. Rianne Letschert, Rector of Maastricht University.

Join us by registering here.


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FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 usage

Since the start of this academic year, the new FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 has been available on the intranet. The latest version of the writing guide has been written in line with APA 7th edition.

This new writing guide will be used in all teaching at FASoS. That being said, students will not be penalised if they adhere to the rules of APA 6th edition this academic year, as long as they are consistent.

FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 usage

Since the start of this academic year, the new FASoS writing guide 2020-2021 has been available on the intranet. The latest version of the writing guide has been written in line with APA 7th edition.

Staff members are requested to teach their students the new (and already existing) APA rules laid down in the FASoS writing guide 2020-2021.


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Outreach: Clara Weinhardt moderates expert panel on trade and SDGs

Clara Weinhardt moderated a panel discussion on “Agenda 2030 and the normative realignment of world trade” as part of the international expert workshop on the world trade system after COVID-19.

The two-day workshop for a group of stakeholders from politics, business, research and civil society was hosted by the Development and Peace Foundation (sef) and the Institute for Development and Peace (INEF) in Duisburg on 24 and 25 September.


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Climate Action Network recruitment event, on Friday 2 October

The Climate Action Network (KAN) is organising a joint recruitment Zoom event with all of the KAN organisations to give you the opportunity to ascertain as to how you want to help us build a better Maastricht.

Join us and meet Maastricht for Climate, Precious Plastic Maastricht, Food Coop, Love Foundation, Fossil Free, and International Socialisten.

When: Friday 2 October
Where: Zoom (https://maastrichtuniversity.zoom.us/u/a09C5jp5n)


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Lea Beiermann wins BSHS Singer Prize

The British Society for the History of Science announced Lea Beiermann as joint winner of the Singer Prize 2020, together with Alex Aylward (University of Leeds).

The £500 prize is awarded every two years to writers of essays outstanding in research, novelty and expression, based on original research into any aspect of the history of science, technology or medicine.


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Focus group on service work in academia: are you a helper or a doer?

Service work is an essential part of jobs in academia. However, research shows that service work may be potentially harmful for one’s career.

What do you think? Share your thoughts and experiences with us during a focus group.


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