FASoS News

Tannelie Blom retires from FASoS

Tannelie Blom, one of the founding fathers of the European Studies programmes at the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences, and esteemed colleague, is retiring today.

As a token of appreciation for the great work together, all of his colleagues created a special video. You can watch the video here.

Warning: increase of phishing mails

UM is experiencing an increase in phishing attempts last week. UM’s Security Operations Center (UM-SOC) has investigated these phishing mails and issues a warning for all of us.

Most phishing mails try to trick you into revealing your password right away e.g. through a malicious link to a fake login-screen.

Recent phishing campaigns however use new tricks to gain your trust.


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Happy 2021: aftermovie of the online FASoS Christmas party

We hope everyone enjoyed their much-deserved Christmas break and had a good start into 2021.

Right before the Christmas break, we had a very successful online FASoS Christmas party. We would like to thank everyone who joined and congratulations to the winner of the quiz!

The aftermovie of the online FASoS Christmas party is now available here.

Darryl Cressman new (Assistant) Programme Director BA Arts & Culture

The Faculty Board has appointed Darryl Cressman as the new Assistant Programme Director of the BA Arts & Culture (effective 1 January 2021). Beginning 1 September 2021, Darryl will succeed Alexandra Supper as Programme Director of the BA Arts & Culture for a period of 3 years.

FASoS students digitise Dutch mining history

More than thirty students of the master’s programme Media Studies: Digital Cultures at Maastricht University’s Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences have spent about a month and a half digitising part of the mining history and capturing a large number of mining objects in 3D. In their master’s programme they learn how to use digital techniques to make heritage future-proof.

You can learn more about the digitised mining history via the newly launched website.

Watch this video about how the project came to being.


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Successful online graduation ceremonies

Last Saturday, FASoS successfully organised its online graduation ceremonies. During the ceremonies our graduates and their family and friends listened to several speeches live from the Turnzaal and watched various videos we prepared for them.

You can re-watch the full graduation ceremonies here: https://fasos-graduationceremony.nl/


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FASoS Christmas trees – happy holidays!

We would like to thank everyone who sent in a picture of their Christmas tree after last week’s call. We have made a compilation of 16 beautiful Christmas trees.

Happy holidays!

Watch the FASoS graduation ceremonies via live stream

This year, the graduation ceremonies take place online on Saturday 12 December. Would you like to see your students graduate?

You can follow the master’s graduation ceremony on 12 December from 11.00 – 12.15 via this live stream and the bachelor’s graduation ceremony on 12 December from 15.00 – 16.30 via this live stream.

Send us a picture of your Christmas tree!

To keep up the spirit at FASoS, we would like to ask you to send a picture of your Christmas tree to communications-fasos@maastrichtuniversity.nl before Monday 14 December.

We will make a compilation of all pictures of Christmas trees sent to us to spread the Christmas spirit.

Business trips to risk areas during the corona pandemic

Requests for necessary business trips to a country within the EU that the Dutch government has indicated to be an ‘orange country’ can temporarily be handled by the director of the faculty via email. For the time being, it is thus not necessary to hand in a permission form with the Executive Board.

The director of the faculty will only grant permission for the business trip if it is absolutely necessary and when the trip cannot be postponed. Please keep in mind when planning your trip the 10-day quarantine period the UM maintains.


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