Staff in the news

Raf de Bont interviewed by NRC

Raf de Bont was interviewed by NRC on his interest for ‘moving animals’. He reflects on the historical role the Korenwolf (European hamster) played in the history of Limburg.

You can read the full interview (in Dutch) here.

UM website interviews Patrick Bijsmans on online teaching & learning

The UM website has recently interviewed FASoS assistant professor and faculty coordinator of Continuing Professional Development Patrick Bijsmans on online teaching and learning.

Finding a new routine perhaps is the biggest challenge we face, says Patrick. Online education, no lectures or tutorials, no contact with other students, no University Library… all these aspects are having a huge effect.


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Joey Tang interviewed by Observant

Joey Tang, PhD candidate at FASoS, has been interviewed by Observant about his life. You can read the interview (in Dutch) here.

Christine Neuhold interviewed by Observant

Christine Neuhold has been interviewed by Observant on her appointment as dean of FASoS. Christine will take over from current dean Sophie Vanhoonacker on 1 September 2020.


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Katleen Gabriels interviewed by UM news

Katleen Gabriels, assistant professor of Philosophy at FASoS, has been interviewed by UM news on her new book Rules for Robots. Ethics and Artificial Intelligence. 

The book reflects upon questions of ethics in technology and Artificial Intelligence.

Sally Wyatt and two Digital Society students interviewed by UMagazine

Sally Wyatt and two Digital Society students – Julius Vornhecke and Leonie Trutschler – have been interviewed by UMagazine on the bachelor’s degree in Digital Society that started in September 2019.

They explain how Digital Society came into being as a programme and what the future holds.

Mariëlle Wijermars interviewed on Russian internet sovereignty

Mariëlle Wijermars was interviewed by Meduza‘s English-language podcast series ‘The Naked Pravda’ on Russia’s efforts to create a “sovereign” Internet.

The podcast episode can be listened to on the website and via most podcast player apps.

Eslam Nofal interviewed by The Maastricht Yearbook

The Maastricht Yearbook (Dutch: Jaarboek Maastricht) is published annually for the past sixty years as a chronicle of the city and its residents. Each edition has a different theme in which special stories are featured.

Eslam Nofal was interviewed for the 2019 edition of the book about his first impressions of Maastricht as a new resident of the city, linked to his background of living in Egypt and in several European cities.

Christine Neuhold interviewed by UM

Prof. Christine Neuhold was interviewed by UM on Brexit.

She claims that “Brexit will cast a long shadow on the UK’s future” and explains that “it’s naive to think you can easily disentangle yourself from an institutional and legislative apparatus that has grown over decades”.

You can read the entire interview here.

Klaartje Peters interviewed by Trouw

Many mayors support a ban on consumer fireworks. By supporting a ban, mayors ensure this topic appears on the agenda in The Hague. This, however, does not mean that there will be a national ban on fireworks.

Prof. Klaartje Peters remains sceptical: she applauds that mayors openly discuss the wish for a ban on consumer fireworks, but she is not sure this is enough to convince VVD and CDA to support such a ban.

You can read the entire article here.

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