Staff’s Edition

Winner OBP staff outing

On Wednesday 16 June, OBP had a staff outing. All separate teams within OBP went on a treasure hunt, where they needed to solve puzzles to get the coordinates of the next spot in Maastricht they needed to go to.

On top of this, there was a photo challenge. We received a lot of pictures and after reviewing them all, we have chosen the winner of the nicest photo: Hans, Eric, Andrada and Lucie. Congratulations!

And a big thank you to everyone else who sent in pictures!

Enjoy your summer break!

Today, the last FASoS weekly of the academic year is sent out out. There will be no FASoS Weekly between Monday 12 July and Friday 13 August 2021.

The first edition of the new academic year will be published on Thursday 19 August.

Enjoy your summer break!

Raf de Bont appointed head of department of History

The Faculty Board has appointed Raf de Bont as the new head of the department of History. He will succeed current head of department Cyrus Mody on 1 September 2021.

Raf looks forward to starting this new role.

Call for project descriptions Honours Programme

The Honours Programme invites associate and full professors to design an honours project related to their own research and research interests for the top 5% of bachelor students.

We encourage projects that speak to students from different bachelor programmes, challenge students, and encourage creativity and out of the box thinking. See the attachment for further information on the Honours Programme and on how to take part.

Watch the information session for period 1 coordinators and tutors

On Monday 6 July, an information session for period 1 coordinators and tutors took place.

The session was recorded. You can watch it here (password 2021).

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FASoS staff barbecue, on Friday 27 August

We warmly invite you to this year’s FASoS barbecue on Friday 27 August from 15.30 – 21.00! Last year, we weren’t able to organise the yearly faculty barbecue, so this year will be even more special!

Due to the corona regulations, the barbecue is for FASoS employees only this year. Partners and children unfortunately cannot attend.

Please register for the barbecue via this link.
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Leonie Cornips featured on NOS Jeugdjournaal

Leonie Cornips has been featured in an item from NOS Jeugdjournaal about dialect use in WhatsApp among children.

Leonie applauds the use of dialect in WhatsApp messages. Even though dialect is a spoken language and not necessarily a written one, she says that “it doesn’t matter how you write it, as long as you write it.”

Shared Experience: The Pandemic in Everyday Objects

If you had to tell someone about how you personally experienced working or studying from home during the pandemic by showing them one of your personal possessions, what would you show them?

We are calling all UM students and staff. Studium Generale and the Art and Heritage Commission (KEC) are building a display of everyday objects, telling the story of how you personally and the UM collectively have experienced the pandemic.

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New Research Programme Director AMC

The Faculty Board has appointed a new Research Programme Director for Arts, Media and Culture (AMC).

Susan Schreibman will succeed current AMC Research Programme Director Emilie Sitzia on 1 September 2021.

Comenius teaching and senior fellowships writing sessions

Are you preparing a Comenius teaching or senior fellowship?

The Comenius writing sessions which take place over a period of 5 weeks in September (in Dutch) might be interesting for you. In four zoom sessions you will be working with other applicants on your proposal under guidance of a higher education professional trainer.

Costs are €495 per main applicant. You can register until 23 August 2021.

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