Staff’s Edition

Launch podcast Terra Mosana

Will we still be speaking Limburgish or English in 500 years’ time? What does our future language sound like? How come so many different dialects and languages ​​can be found in the Euregio just a few kilometres away? Is it true that German dialects are disappearing? Do Walloons still come home in their own language like their Flemish neighbours?

In a three-part podcast, two young people from Dutch Limburg are looking for answers to these questions in their homeland: the Euregio.


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Reminder: check your laptop for log4j vulnerability

Last December, the news was filled with articles about the so-called log4j vulnerability; a software bug that allows hackers to break into computers. See for example this article in NRC Handelsblad.

Our colleagues at ICTS and our Information Manager Sven Assink have done a lot of work to mitigate all possible effects of the log4j vulnerability and they have checked most UM laptops for issues. However, they have been unable to check non-Athena Desktop laptops for log4j vulnerabilities.


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EuroSim 2022: once again a success!

A team of 4 FASoS students, prepared by Jelena Stankovic, PhD candidate and EuroSim coordinator at FASoS, and assisted by Chiara Russo, teaching assistant, participated in Eurosim 2022 from 3-5 January.

Just like last years, the team brought home an award!

The faculty congratulates Rebecca Lizier, second-year BA European Studies student on the best delegate award for her alter-ego role as Deidre Clune (EP member from Ireland).


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SG online lecture: Consciousness and the Brain, on 17 January

This lecture, given by Prof. Cyriel Pennartz, will revolve around one of the greatest scientific challenges of the 21st century: the connection between brain and mind.

Pennartz will argue how the brain may create our impressions of reality, and why it has come to do so, reasoning from the evolution of life on earth.

When: Monday 17 January, 20.00
Where: Online via zoom, register here
Speaker: Prof. Cyriel Pennartz, Professor in Cognitive and Systems Neuroscience, UvA

Public Faculty Council meeting, on Wednesday 19 January

On Wednesday 19 January, from 14.30 – 16.30, the first meeting of the Faculty Council in 2022 takes place. The meetings of the Faculty Council are public.

For the Zoom link, please see here.

The Faculty Council agendas and minutes are available on the FASoS intranet.

MUSTS colloquium on collaborative funding & CAST posters, on 19 January

MUSTS is organising a colloquium on ‘collaborative funding and projects beyond FASoS’, which will be followed by the annual CAST poster session.

When: Wednesday 19 January, 15.30 – 17.00
Where: Zoom, click here
Speakers: Merle Achten, Susan Schreibman, Harro van Lente, Darian Mecham


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CPD workshop teaching-research integration, on 26 January

Register now for the FASoS Continuing Professional Development (CPD) workshop on 26 January 2022 from 11.00 – 12.30, hosted by Patrick Bijsmans and Sally Wyatt.

In this workshop on teaching-research integration you will explore alternative ways in which research can benefit from your teaching, going beyond the model of teaching your own research.

The registration link comes with a short survey that will serve as input for our discussions.


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Library presents e-books collection on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

The University Library is proud to share its new collection on Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DEI) of IGI Global.

The collection includes titles from 2006 through 2022, most of which are published in 2021 or are set to release soon. 40% of the works from this publisher is from scholars from non-Western countries.

View the title list (incorporating future titles and a handy excel overview) here or search for individual titles with LibSearch.
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MERIAN launches new website

The Maastricht Experimental Research in and through the Arts Network (MERIAN) has launched her new website.

MERIAN is an environment in which selected PhD candidates from all artistic and academic disciplines can pursue Maastricht-style artistic research.

They engage in innovative styles of research, utilising the powers and fragilities of artistic and scientific practices.


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ZEIT Foundation call for Beyond Borders PhD fellowships

The ZEIT Foundation opened a BEYOND BORDERS call for scholarships for different stages of PhD research.

It supports international junior researchers in the social sciences and humanities whose research addresses questions surrounding borders and boundaries in past and present times. It promotes interdisciplinary exchange in the social sciences and humanities. The 2022 focus is Borders, Migration and Knowledge.

The deadline is 1 March 2022.
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