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  • 22 Nov 2006
    From public works to reconstruction

    History Tessel Pollman wrote a dissertation on civil engineer Johannes Aleides Ringers (1885-1965), who built the Afsluitdijk and other works of Dutch infrastructure.

  • 14 Nov 2006
    World premiere of DVD on climate change

    On Thursday 23 November there will be a world premiere of a brand new DVD on climate change. The DVD is intended both as a teaching aid in universities and as information for policymakers and planners. It features ...

  • 8 Nov 2006
    Paul F. van der Heijden to be president of the Board of Leiden University

    Prof. Paul F. van der Heijden will become rector magnificus and president of Leiden University. Professor Van der Heijden will be taking his leave during the dies natalis celebration (the university’s birthday) of ...

  • 7 Nov 2006
    Prof. Harm Pinkster awarded honorary degree by University of Chicago

    The University of Chicago has awarded professor Harm Pinkster, emeritus professor of Latin Language and Culture at the UvA, a honorary doctorate degree. He received the honorary degree last week during the ...

  • 6 Nov 2006
    How Van Gogh transformed to a painter ranked within the circles of the Paris avant-garde

    Humanities The joint dissertation by Ella Hendriks and Louis van Tilborgh stems from the research undertaken for a new catalogue of Vincent van Gogh’s Antwerp and Paris paintings in the collection of the Van Gogh ...

  • 6 Nov 2006
    Flu and HIV use evolution to escape from immunity

    Biology Infectious diseases can change in their infectiousness and virulence through mutations. Marijn van Ballegooijen conducted research on viruses such as the flu virus and HIV, which use evolution to escape from ...

  • 1 Nov 2006
    James Kennedy new professor of Dutch History

    Prof. J Kennedy (b. 1963) has been appointed professor of Dutch History at the Faculty of Humanities of the Universiteit van Amsterdam from 1 September 2007. With the appointment of the prominent historian Kennedy ...

  • 1 Nov 2006
    Media reinforced sense of insecurity after murder of Van Gogh

    Many Dutch experienced an increased sense of intimidation by foreigners shortly after the murder of Theo van Gogh. In particular, foreigners were perceived to be a threat for the security of society and Dutch culture ...

  • 31 Oct 2006
    Annual Academic Prize 2006/2007

    The second round of the annual Academic Prize, meant for the best ‘translation of academic research toward a wide audience’. Teams of students and researchers are challenged to bring under the attention of a wide ...

  • 31 Oct 2006
    UvA musicologists initiate intercultural musical project

    The music, dance and theatre performance Layla en Majnun, een compositie over het nachtelijke (Layla and Majnun, a composition on the nocturnal) will have its premiere in KIT Royal Tropical Theatre in Amsterdam on ...

  • 30 Oct 2006
    Artists’ House exploits psychiatric patients

    Cultural Anthropology Alexandra Schüssler conducted research on the famous famous Artists from Gugging. The chief psychiatrist and manager of the Guggingers appears to have abandoned the therapeutic aims of his ...

  • 30 Oct 2006
    Daniel Bonn appointed professor of Complex Fluids

    Prof. D Bonn has been appointed professor of Complex Fluids at the Faculty of Science.

  • 30 Oct 2006
    Prof. AE Ronner appointed extraordinary professor of Risk Management

    Prof. AE Ronner has been appointed extraordinary professor of (Enterprise) Risk Management at the Faculty of Economics and Business.

  • 25 Oct 2006
    Anthropology at UvA best of The Netherlands

    The study programme in Cultural Anthropology at the Universiteit van Amsterdam is the best of The Netherlands. This shows from a quality assessment report by Quality Assurance Netherlands Universities.

  • 19 Oct 2006
    Negative effect of children similar to that of parents

    Pedagogics Daniëlle Heesbeen gathered information on sibling temperament longitudinally using a sophisticated observational instrument, in addition to questionnaire measures filled out by mothers as well as fathers. ...

  • 18 Oct 2006
    Open Day Science Park Amsterdam

    The Faculty of Science holds open day on Saturday 21 October as part of the annual Wetenweek. This free event brings a range of exciting activities for young and old.

  • 17 Oct 2006
    Orthographic knowledge less used by dyslexics

    Pedagogics and Didactics Vanessa Martens investigated the use and acquisition of orthographic knowledge in childen with and without reading difficulties. Orthographic knowledge (implicit knowledge on which letter ...

  • 17 Oct 2006
    Pieter Pekelharing Lecturer of the Year 2006

    Pieter Pekelharing has been elected UvA Lecturer of the Year 2006 at the UvA Education Conference of 16 October. Mr Pekelharing is lecturer in Philosophy and has during three consecutive years been elected best ...

  • 17 Oct 2006
    UvA leading in courses Human Geography and Spatial Planning

    In Elsevier Thema Studeren the UvA maintains its second position on the list of the six broad universities of the Netherlands. In Keuzegids Hoger Onderwijs Astronomy and Physics is at the top of the list.

  • 10 Oct 2006
    Money a determining factor in Van Gogh’s choice of materials

    Atom Physics and Molecular Physics The focus of Beatrice Marino’s research is a selection of preparatory paints (also called grounds) in works painted on cardboard by Vincent Van Gogh in Paris between 1886-1887, in ...