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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 Agosto de 2018.

Cirurgia inovadora em Gaia

A nova técnica cirúrgica traz benefícios ao doente como uma incisão na pele mais pequena e um risco de mortalidade reduzido, enquanto a redução total do pulmão tem uma taxa de mortalidade operatória entre os 10% e 15%. O Centro Hospitalar de Vila Nova de Gaia e Espinho (CHVNGE) realizou, pela primeira vez em Portugal, uma nova cirurgia de extracção de tumores nos brônquios, que “surge como alternativa à remoção total do pulmão”, revelou o cirurgião responsável pela intervenção, José Miranda. Através de um sistema óptico, com recurso a uma câmara, o novo método consiste numa “incisão na pele de três ou quatro centímetros, no meio das costelas”, que permite retirar a parte do brônquio onde se encontra o tumor, […]
13 de Agosto de 2018.

Hiking in Madeira

One of my favorite’s activities here It has been four months since my experience in Madeira started. After this time I can’t consider myself as an expert of the island but I can explain one of my favorite’s activities here. That is always a good plan to do, not just in summer, but also at any time of the year go hiking in Madeira. Ribeiro Frio is a forest park where you can observe several Laurissilva forest species and the weather is fresh enough at any time of the year, perfect for a walking trail. The natural park is the crossroads of several levadas (paths). One of the easiest and most recommended trails is the Vereda dos Balcões that takes […]
10 de Agosto de 2018.

Tips for a summer in Madeira

Madeira is one of the most popular travel destinations in Europe. The island contains wonderful flora and fauna and its climate is very pleasant all year long. Besides, Madeira offers many hotels, apartments, resorts, villas, and hostels and the island is one of the safest holiday destinations because the island is virtually crime-free. In this text, I want to highlight essential information on what Madeira can offer you during your summer holiday in Madeira. Madeira its nature is beautiful and that is why I recommend exploring the island its stunning views while doing outdoor activities. The island offers activities like levada and mountain walks, diving, paragliding, fishing, canyoning, and surfing. Also, dolphin and whale watching is one of the possibilities. […]
9 de Agosto de 2018.

Quanto valem os dados do nosso ADN?

O mercado de ADN está a chegar. Há empresas farmacêuticas a investir milhões de euros em empresas que têm dados genéticos. O interesse é criar novos medicamentos. Sabe quanto vale o seu ADN? Pode ser cada vez mais precioso. Como milhões de pessoas pagam testes caseiros para conhecer a sua ascendência ou riscos de saúde, os dados genéticos estão a tornar-se um recurso cada vez mais valioso para os fabricantes de medicamentos, que estão a desencadear uma corrida para criar um mercado de ADN. A decisão da empresa farmacêutica GlaxoSmithKline (GSK) de investir 259 milhões de euros (300 milhões de dólares) na 23andMe e o estabelecimento de um acordo exclusivo com esta empresa privada de genómica pessoal para desenvolver medicamentos […]
9 de Agosto de 2018.

Antigo aluno da UMa premiado

Excelência da Tese de Doutoramento vale prémio monetário. O antigo estudante da Licenciatura de Engenharia Eletrónica e Telecomunicações da Universidade da Madeira (UMa), João Vieira, foi premiado com 100.000 Coroas Suecas (aproximadamente 10.000 euros) pela excelência da sua Tese de Doutoramento. A dissertação foi apresentada no Departamento de Tecnologia Elétrica e de Informação da Universidade de Lund, na Suécia, e lida com aspetos teóricos e práticos de uma tecnologia disruptiva, chamada MIMO massiva. Esta tecnologia utiliza estações-base com centenas, ou até milhares, de antenas que cooperam em simultâneo para comunicar com terminais móveis, por exemplo, telemóveis. O trabalho de dissertação, já testado em ambiente real, demonstra excelência, e é um trabalho único que mostrou que é possível implementar uma nova […]
3 de Maio de 2018.

The father of our national epic

He is still considered to be one of the great men of Finland. Elias Lönnrot lived from 1802 to 1884. He wasn’t only a writer, but also a doctor, a scientist, an explorer and a professor of Finnish language and literature. Lönnrot also did a lot of important work for the Finnish language, he reformed the language, translated many psalms into Finnish and he was the publisher and a journalist of the first Finnish magazine. Between the years 1828 and 1834, he traveled around Finland. On those travels, he gathered a lot of poems from different poem performers. From those poems, he made Kalevala, our national epic. So, Kalevala is basically a huge book of poems, which all together make […]
26 de Abril de 2018.

Move the horizon

I would like to present you one of the most famous polish women. This woman inspires young generations of Poles and is known mainly as a TV presenter and traveler, but she is also a journalist and writer – Martyna Wojciechowska. Martyna Wojciechowska has her own TV series called ”The woman at the edge of the world”. Each episode focuses on her travels to different countries where she meets and gets to know the stories of other women. Moreover, the audience gets to know the big picture of the hosting country and women’s status in there. Every documentary brings out social issues from within the hosting country, such as, among others: human trafficking and human rights, violence, sexism, violence, poverty, animal […]
20 de Abril de 2018.

Hanna Krall

She was born in 1935, her family died in the Holocaust. Hanna was saved by Polish people who took her from transport to ghetto and hid her. About her childhood she said that she would not change it, because it prepared her for the rest of life, thanks to that she knew what is fear and courage. She studied journalism at the University of Warsaw, her articles were published in many magazines. She also wrote few series of reportages in which she showed socio-cultural changes and conflicts of that time. Her most famous work was Zdążyć przed Panem Bogiem (English title: Shielding the Flame, literal translation: Make it before God), an interview with Marek Edelman – Polish Jewish cardiologist. Title […]
17 de Abril de 2018.

Understanding Chaucer

The life and work of Geoffrey Chaucer, and understanding the contradictory nature of his writing. Before there was Shakespeare, Geoffrey Chaucer was considered the father of English literature. Born in 1343, Chaucer was a prominent member of the royal courts of both Edward III and Richard II, however, he was most well known for his writing, with his most celebrated work being The Canterbury Tales. Chaucer began writing fiction in the late 1360s and pioneered in a new literary style. He introduced a new poetic structure, more similar to the European style than his Anglo-Saxon predecessors. This was presumably inspired by his time in France, where he was a prisoner of war, and this style went on to inspire Shakespeare’s […]
9 de Abril de 2018.

King Manuel I, a King of Portugal

He played an important role in the expansion of the Power of Portugal Hey guys! After telling you my first impressions about the Island, then about food, and last time about a little bit of Flora and Fauna, in this article we will talk about History, and one of the Kings of Portugal. So let’s speak about King Manuel I, a King of Portugal between 1495 (when he received the Crown in Lisbon) and 1521. He was born on 31st of May 1469 in Alcochete (Portugal, facing Lisbon on the East) and died in Lisbon in December 1521. Son of Ferdinand, a little brother of King Afonso V (King between 1438 and 1481), Manuel succeeded to his cousin John II […]
5 de Abril de 2018.

King Dom Carlos

He became king in 1889 which was a time of crisis. Dom Carlos might have not been the last king on the throne of Portugal and the Algarve but his rule is often associated with the end of the monarchy. The image of the Portuguese monarchy was severely damaged after the government showed weakness facing the British. From today’s view, you might say that Dom Carlos had no great talent in politics, as he is still blamed for the end of the Portuguese monarchy. It did not make it easier to seem like a confident king. Instead, the population noticed quite fast that he could not stand its ground against the British Empire. Portugal’s plan was to have sovereignty over […]