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Entries for March 2014

Meet the President

Meet the President

BRUSSELS. Twenty students from Maastricht University got to attend the speech of President Obama last Wednesday in Brussels. European Studies student Maximilian Foppe was one of the lucky few. He kept a diary for Observant.
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 2 April 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.facebook....

Razzle Dazzle Cocktail Prattle

Razzle Dazzle Cocktail Prattle

All of us need exciting bits of information at our disposal for those crisis situations that occur in our daily lives.  Situations happen at any time, but they only become crises when they cannot be spiced up with engaging “small talk”.  Those moments of awkward silence with a stranger in an elevator, those minutes that seem l...

Can I borrow your rabbit?

Can I borrow your rabbit?

Does anyone have a pet rabbit that I could borrow for a few hours Saturday or Sunday from time to time? I have had rabbits my entire life so I know how to care for rabbits so you need not be afraid for your rabbit's safety. I just miss having a pet rabbit. A rabbit that resides close to Brusselsepoort or close to the center would be nice.
The illusion of self-stabilisation

The illusion of self-stabilisation

MAASTRICHT. How can God exist while there is so much suffering in the world? The answer to this – at least according to philosopher Leibnitz - is that God created the best of all possible worlds. This explanation, or theodicy, also has an economic variant: the so-called ecodicy. How can an economy flourish while everyone’s pursuits are ...

The importance of attunement

The importance of attunement

Who: Selma van der Haar, educational researcher at the School of Business and Economics CD: Bach Concertos, Janine Jansen Target group: all students
The finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition are in sight

The finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition are in sight

MAASTRICHT. “Two men fall in love and get married. They would live happily ever after if it was not for one cloud on the horizon: the unwillingness of the country they want to move to to recognize their marriage.” Four law students will compete in the finals of the European Law Moot Court Competition in Luxemburg on Friday 28 March. The...
Students attend Obama’s speech

Students attend Obama’s speech

“Be quick: unique opportunity to attend the speech of President ‪#‎Obama this Wednesday in Brussels. Send a mail to campusbrussels@maastrichtuniversity with your phone number for more information. First come, first served. Registration closes today 5.30pm.” This message was sent via social media on Monday morning. Within five minut...

What do you want to aspire to?

What do you want to aspire to?

Who: Ree Meertens, senior lecturer Health Sciences Painting: Titus as a Monk, Rembrandt (in the Rijksmuseum) Target group: all students
Breaking the international bubble

Breaking the international bubble

MAASTRICHT. How to get Dutch students interested in buddy programs?  How to promote the interaction between Dutch and foreign students? What’s the optimal duration of a buddy programme? During the Buddy Co-ordinator Day in Eindhoven last Monday, universities and schools of higher education asked many questions. But few answers were given...
Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 26 March 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.facebook...

Twists of fate

Twists of fate

Last Thursday, in a file named ‘PhD thesis version 724,911’ – that’s how it feels anyway – I typed the word ‘Conclusion’. By mid-Friday, with a final flourish of my pen – well, mouse really – it was done. It’s a wonder that it’s done, especially as it’s a wonder it even got st...

Child mortality theme evening

Child mortality theme evening

MAASTRICHT. ‘In 2015 the percentage of children who die before their fifth birthday must be reduced by two thirds compared to 1990.’ This is one of the Millennium Development Goals, which will be the key focus during the theme evening on child mortality organised by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations (I...

From Facebook page to thesis

Hey everyone! I am going to be writing my Bachelor thesis on Shop & Go Maastricht and its members. It would be awesome if you could take a moment to answer my 10 question survey! (It is anonymous)

Paranoia

I am messed up. I am becoming paranoid. A week ago my e-mail account provider told me that I had received new mails. Expecting the usual newsletters and advertisement that primarily fills my inbox I was surprised when I detected an email by my bank. It said I was tried to be contacted via phone but without success. As they would need to check on a...

The ageing process of our brain

The ageing process of our brain

MAASTRICHT. How do our brains age? What is the underlying mechanism? Which factors determine the speed of the process? These types of questions constituted the basis of Roy Lardenoije’s research; he did the research master of Fundamental Neuroscience last year. In his master’s thesis – for which he won one of the 2013 Student Priz...

Maastricht Symposium this year in English

MAASTRICHT. Surviving the global race is the theme of this year’s Maastricht Symposium, an annual event with lectures and workshops. Various speakers (including Sophie In ’t Veld, member of the European Parliament for D66, and Eric Koenen, author of management books) will talk about the subject in the Sint Janskerk on 2 May. Executive P...

Tips from experienced tutors

Tips from experienced tutors

MAASTRICHT. What do you do with a student who, for the umpteenth time, comes to a tutorial group meeting unprepared? How do you deal with a group that depends too much on the tutor? And what is the best approach to that quiet member in the group? The DVD Tips from experienced tutors - which is a Leading-in-Learning project that is being launched in...

Where is this?

Where is this?

Any idea where this picture was taken? It is somewhere within the UM, but we want the exact location. E-mail your answer before Wednesday, 19 March 2014, to cleo.freriks@maastrichtuniversity.nl, referring to ‘Back page competition’ and enter the draw for a 20 euro cinema voucher. The picture will appear on our Facebook page www.facebook...

“Ask yourself: so what?”

“Ask yourself: so what?”

Who: Johannes Bögershausen, PhD candidate at SBE Book: Presentation Zen, Garr Reynolds Target group: students of the School of Business and Economics
Want to be in a movie?

Want to be in a movie?

Hi! We're a group of young film makers looking for extras for our short film AKU. Shooting will take place in May in Maastricht. Interested? Please send an email to figurant@kakerissamedia.nl.

A night debating Maastricht's future

MAASTRICHT. A three-course dinner and a discussion on the future of Maastricht as an international student city. This was the event organised last Thursday by the Student and Society Initiative (SSI), which aims to bring students and residents in Maastricht together. The dinner was hosted by Antoine van Lune, a city councillor from the Labour Part...

Yes You can!

Yes You can!

Despite my affection for sports I have never really understood the fuss about watching it. Especially events like curling, speed skating or bobsleigh. I mean, who wants to spend their time staring at people with brooms brushing the ice? No offence to the Canadians, Brits and Swedes – or the Dutch who really seem to dominate the ice rink when...