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29 de Agosto de 2018.

Poluição e desempenho cognitivo

Estudo na China concluiu que os efeitos negativos da poluição do ar são mais pronunciados nos homens e à medida que se envelhece. A diferença de género é maior entre quem tem níveis de escolaridade mais baixos. Quanto mais poluído é o ar, pior o desempenho cognitivo de quem está exposto a este tipo de poluição. Foi esta a conclusão a que um grupo de cientistas chineses chegou, indicando que “o efeito indirecto [da poluição] sobre o bem-estar social poderá ser muito maior do que se pensava anteriormente”. O estudo, publicado na revista científica Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS), analisou testes de linguagem (34 questões) e de cálculo (24) realizados a 20 mil pessoas com dez anos ou mais, […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Jordi Pujol

He kept hidden funds in tax havens for more than three decades. In the last years in Spain have been uncovered many cases of corruption among politicians of different parties. One of the most scandalous committed frauds is leaded by Pujols’ family. Jordi Pujol is a Spanish politician considered a reference and historical leader of the region of Catalonia. When democracy was established in Spain, he won the first Catalan parliamentary elections and remained in the position for 23 years widely supported by the voters. He was the founder of Convergència Democràtica and he is a symbol of Catalan nationalism. But his lasts declarations were not closely related to the independence of Catalonia. He was compelled to confess that he […]
27 de Agosto de 2018.

Concursos para contratar doutorados

Observatório do Emprego Científico, lançado em Julho, criou pressão sobre os responsáveis das instituições a acelerar os processos. Há 1337 concursos abertos, 76% dos que já foram validados pela FCT. Entre meados de Julho, quando o Governo criou o Observatório do Emprego Cientifico, e esta semana, os centros de investigação e as instituições de ensino superior abriram 745 novos concursos para a contratação de doutorados ao abrigo da norma transitória da lei do emprego científico. Esse número corresponde a 56% do total dos concursos que foram iniciados desde o lançamento do processo, em Janeiro do ano passado. Ou seja, num mês e meio foram lançados mais 153 concursos do que nos 18 meses anteriores. Quando o Governo criou o observatório, […]
25 de Agosto de 2018.

Satélite com tecnologia portuguesa

O satélite, que leva equipamentos fabricados pelas empresas aeroespaciais portuguesas LusoSpace e Omnidea, vai permitir aos cientistas obterem informações sobre a velocidade do vento quase em tempo real. O satélite europeu Éolo, que vai estudar os ventos da Terra e incorpora tecnologia portuguesa, foi lançado nesta quarta-feira da base espacial de Kourou, na Guiana Francesa, anunciou a Agência Espacial Europeia (ESA). O Éolo foi lançado às 22h20 (hora de Lisboa) a bordo de um foguetão Vega e terá alcançado a órbita 55 minutos depois a uma altitude de 320 quilómetros, para uma missão de três anos. O lançamento do Éolo (o nome do deus dos ventos na mitologia grega) estava previsto para terça-feira, mas foi adiado devido a “condições atmosféricas adversas”, […]
24 de Agosto de 2018.

Mark Rutte

A Dutch politician serving as the 50th Prime Minister. Mark Rutte, born in 1967 is a national figurehead in the Netherland for nine years as the prime minister of the Netherlands. Besides, he is the Leader of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy (Volkspartij voor Vrijheid en Democratie – VVD). Mark Rutte announced that he will not be a politician forever. He already spends one morning a week teaching Dutch and Civics at a nearby secondary school in The Hague. I will focus on his career before he leaves the political field. Mark Rutte, born in The Hague went to a gymnasium high school from 1979 until 1985, specialising in the arts. Rutte his original ambition was to attend […]
21 de Agosto de 2018.

Comunicação de pesar

É com enorme pesar que a Universidade da Madeira participa o falecimento do Professor Doutor João David Pinto Correia. Antigo Presidente da terceira e última Comissão Instaladora da Universidade da Madeira, em mandato que exerceu entre 6 de maio de 1993 e 26 de julho de 1996, o Professor Pinto Correia nasceu em 14 de dezembro de 1939, na freguesia de S. Gonçalo, concelho do Funchal, e era atualmente Professor aposentado da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade de Lisboa, onde exerceu a sua atividade docente e se dedicou às áreas de Literatura Oral e Tradicional, Literatura de Viagens, Literatura Portuguesa Medieval, e Literatura Madeirense. Foi igualmente autor de uma vasta produção científica, da qual se destacam os dois volumes de Os […]
20 de Agosto de 2018.

Willy Brandt

He was awarded the Nobel Prize for Peace in 1971. Willy Brandt was born Herbert Ernst Karl Frahm on 18 December 1913 in Lübeck (northern Germany) where he became a socialist during his teenage years due to his family background. In 1933, he changed his name and fled to Norway to avoid arrest by the Nazis and worked as a left-wing journalist. After the German occupation of Norway in 1940, he escaped to Sweden where he lived until 1945. Brandt returned to Germany after World War Two. In 1948, he started his political career within the Social Democratic Party (SPD) and becoming a member of the German parliament. Brandt was originally considered one of the leaders of the right wing […]
18 de Agosto de 2018.

A ciência em lugar inesperado

Portugal contava com mais de 500 instituições religiosas nos séculos XVIII e XIX e cada uma representava um verdadeiro mundo de livros. Nunca faltaram os melhores autores, as edições mais recentes e as obras de conteúdos científicos complexos. Poucos sabem hoje que, em 1764, a biblioteca dos Oratorianos das Necessidades, em Lisboa, contava com uma colecção de 20.000 volumes que valia cerca de 100.000 cruzados. Poucos sabem que os antigos códices manuscritos do Mosteiro de Alcobaça da Ordem de Cister eram frequentemente procurados pela sua raridade e pedidos emprestados nas bibliotecas mais célebres da Europa para serem diligentemente copiados. Quase ninguém sabe que os religiosos portugueses tinham celas incrivelmente cheias de livros, não obstante os votos de pobreza e as […]
17 de Agosto de 2018.

Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez

He led UCD to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years. Adolfo Suárez Gonzalez was a Spanish politician and lawyer, who occupied the charge of the president in the Spanish government. In 1977, Suárez led the Union of the Democratic Centre (Unión de Centro Democrático, UCD) to victory in Spain’s first free elections in 41 years and became the first democratically-elected prime minister of the post-Francoist Spain. He studied law in Salamanca, ended his doctorate in law at “Universidad Complutense de Madrid” and he was a key figure in the Spanish transition from the dictatorial regime to the democracy after Francisco Franco’s death. After he was elected president of the government, being chosen by King Juan Carlos I, he […]
14 de Agosto de 2018.

Menos candidatos ao ensino superior

O número total de candidatos diminui 5,6% face ao ano anterior, uma redução equivalente ao número de estudantes do 12º do ensino secundário inscritos em 2018 nos exames nacionais. Houve menos cerca de 3000 estudantes a candidatarem-se à 1.ª fase do concurso nacional de acesso ao ensino superior, segundo mostram os resultados divulgados nesta quarta-feira. O prazo do concurso, que arrancou a 18 de Julho, terminou nesta terça-feira. A quebra de procura já tinha sido antecipada pelo PÚBLICO na semana passada (quando se estimava que seria possível acabar o prazo de candidaturas com até menos cinco mil candidatos do que em 2017). Na altura, responsáveis do ensino superior apontaram os maus resultados nos exames nacionais (que servem para concluir o secundário e como […]
13 de Julho de 2018.

Gerhard Richter

The world’s highest paid living artist Gerhard Richter, born 1932 in Dresden, Germany is one of the most famous German painters of all time and called the best living painter by many. He has huge national and international success and won many notable awards again both national and international. His style changed a lot during his long career which he started in the 1950s in East Germany. In 1961 Richter fled with his wife to West Germany, he is said to have burned parts of his paintings before he left. Here he studied art at the Kunstakademie Düsseldorf. In 1964 he had his first solo exhibition which was the cornerstone for his success. Noteworthy is that Richter is not only […]
11 de Julho de 2018.

Alvar Aalto

He did some really nice pieces of art. We were supposed to write about a painter from our own countries. But to be honest, in Finland, we don’t have any painters who would be really impressive for me or either known world-wide. So I decided to write about Alvar Aalto, an architect and a designer I personally like. Alvar Aalto was born in the 3rd of February 1898 in Kuortane. In 1921 he graduated from Helsinki’s technical academy. During his time in the academy, he took part in the civil war in Finland. After graduating he moved away from the capital city, to Jyväskylä. There he made his own architect office, following the Scandinavian design, which was popular at that time. […]
9 de Julho de 2018.

Karel Appel

The paintings look (a little bit) like child drawings. This man is an internationally renowned Dutch painter, whose paintings look (at least according to critics) like they were painted by a child himself. Also, Karel stated: ´I just mess up something´. Others say this was not completely true, they say there was a big theory behind the paintings. Christiaan Karel Appel was born in 1921 in Amsterdam, he studied there at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts. At the academy, he met two other artists with who he became close friends, Corneille and Constant. With these friends and a few others, he founded Cobra in 1948 at an international conference in Paris. This was an international movement of painters and […]
6 de Julho de 2018.

Rembrandt van Rijn

The master among Dutch painters in the Dutch Golden Age. Rembrandt Hamerszoon van Rijn was a Dutch painter, etcher, drawer and art collector. He is considered as one of the greatest painters in European art. Besides, he is the most important Dutch painter of the 17th century. This century is also known as the Dutch Golden Age because Dutch art was one of the most acclaimed in the world in that time. Rembrandt manufactured approximately 300 paintings, 300 etchings and 2000 drawings. These works belong to the Baroque style and were influenced by the Caravaggesque style. Both styles find their origin in Italy and are related to strong emotional expressions and extravagancy even though he has never been to Italy. […]
5 de Julho de 2018.

EVS volunteering in Madeira

10 months in Madeira Island, with all the costs related with travel, accomodations and meals covered! What are you waiting for? SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT A walk through the History of Madeira is a project that intends to present the culture, history and heritage of Madeira through guided tours and other cultural activities such as exhibitions or fado concerts. Throughout the last few years, the University of Madeira Students’ Union (AAUMa) has been developing several initiatives with a heavy focus on Tourism and Culture, under the Madeiran Heritage program. These initiatives are also directly connected with its social support programmes, which help the local community of Madeira. Last year, through the contribution of everyone involved (EVS volunteers, portuguese volunteers and […]
4 de Julho de 2018.

Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida

He made paintings of famous people and social criticism. He borns in Cercedilla, Valencia in 1863 and died, in Madrid, in 1923. When he was two years old his parents died of a cholera epidemic. Her sister Eugenia and he were welcomed by her aunt and her husband who tried to teach him the trade of the locksmith. For the first time, he was studying in “Museo del Prado” and then he traveled to Roma to continue his studies. At that moment, he was painting history pictures, later he was traveled to Paris and he finds the impressive paint. This caused a revolution in his type of painting because he abandoned his style to start painting outdoors. Although formal portraiture […]