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5 de Setembro de 2019.

Marguerite Duras

Marguerite Duras and her book “ Le Ravissement de Lol V. Stein” Marguerite Duras was born in 1914 in Gia Dinh next to Saigon in the French Indochina. She is a writer, novelist, playwright, and essayist. She became famous in 1950 with the book “The Sea Wall” (Un barrage contre le Pacifique). This book is largely inspired by the life and adolescence of Marguerite Duras in the French Indochina. After this first success, she will publish many new novels. Her style is close to the New Roman, with strange sentences construction, deconstructed characters, storyline, and timeline. The main topics are the wait, love, sensuality, and alcohol. In 1984 she published another great success “The lover” (L’Amant) an auto-fiction about her […]
3 de Setembro de 2019.

Marc Elsberg

An Austrian author of the 21st century: Marc Elsberg If you are interested in scientific thrillers, Marc Elsberg’s books are always a brilliant choice. It doesn’t matter if you choose Blackout, Zero or Helix – they’re all interesting, exciting and teach you a lot. This is why I like his work and why I always enjoy reading any book he wrote. He was born in 1967 in Vienna, grew up in the surroundings of Baden in Lower Austria and studied Industrial Design at the University for Art in Vienna. Later on, he worked in the marketing business as a creative director while he was starting to write his first book, a satirical novel called “Saubermann”. After three more books, he […]
1 de Setembro de 2019.

Kari Hotakainen

A very well known writer in Finland. Kari Hotakainen started his career as a reporter and became a full-time author in 1996. He has written many novels, poetry books, children’s books, radio dramas, newspaper columns, plays, and one TV-series. He has received some literature prizes for his work, for example, the Finlandia Prize for the novel Juoksuhaudantie (Battle Trench Avenue). The same book was later made into a movie. For me, the most meaningful book written by Kari Hotakainen is Satukirja (Storybook). The book is considered for children and young adults, but I think that it suits all ages. All the stories are very imaginative and different. It is a huge possibility, that after reading one story you become addicted […]
31 de Agosto de 2019.

Joseph Conrad

A Polish-British writer, most famous for Heart of Darkness (1899). Józef Teodor Konrad Korzeniowski is known rather as Joseph Conrad which is a combination of his two names. He went to Marseilles as a seventeen-year-old boy to work as a sailor. When he returned from his voyages to the Caribbean and South America, he had troubles with his citizenship, as a resident of the Russian Empire, he was obligated to do military service. Without permission from the Russian authorities to serve on French ships, Joseph fell into debts and consequently he attempted to commit suicide. Later on, he went to Great Britain and began serving in the British merchant navy. After a few years, he received the rank of captain […]
29 de Agosto de 2019.

Half open curtains

I’ll talk about the Belgian writer Herman Brusselmans. Why him? To reply in his own style: because this dickpick is probably the most f*cking interesting choice of them all. That’s right. I didn’t choose him because his oeuvre is close to my heart. Neither his high pitched literary style. Still, he is one of the greatest writers of Belgium. How did this come to be? Well, to start with, he is (unlike many colleagues) in front of the media. He keeps himself in the picture through talk shows and columns, where he likes to mock other celebrities and comments on certain situations. This provocative talk is also very typical for his books. The overall style elements are a Highly autobiographical […]
27 de Agosto de 2019.

Gerwin van der Werf

The Writing Teacher Gerwin van der Werf is not a name that many non-Dutch people know nor are able to pronounce properly. Not a lot of Dutch people know him or his work either. He is not a famous writer of literature that creates complex novels with hidden themes and multiple meanings but he is one of the greatest Dutch writers. He has written four novels, Gewapende Man (2010), Wild (2011), Luchtvissers (2013) en Een Onbarmhartig Pad (2018). Apart from being a writer, he is also a music teacher at the high school I went to in the Netherlands. He is a teacher full of energy, full of empathy for his students and with a great sense of humor. He […]
25 de Agosto de 2019.

Erwin Kräutler

An Austro-Brazilian Roman Catholic bishop and also a writer. Erwin Kräutler was born 1939 in Koblach Austria where he grew up as the eldest of six children. In 1980 he was appointed coadjutor prelate of Xingu, the largest diocese in Brazil in terms of area. Upon the resignation of Erich Kräutler, who was his uncle, he became Prelate of Xingu in September 1981. Between 1983 and 1991 and since 2006 he served as President of the Indigenous Missionary Council of the Brazilian Catholic church. Since the 1980s he has helped secure the inclusion of indigenous peoples’ rights into the Brazilian constitution. Especially in the resistance to the Belo Monte dam project, he played an important role. In his book “Mein […]
23 de Agosto de 2019.

Andrzej Sapkowski

The man who created The Witcher. Andrzej Sapkowski was born on 20th March 1948 in Łódź and has lived there until now. He is the second most popular Polish author of fantasy books, which books have been translated into other languages. His literary career started in 1986 with publishing his fantasy story “The Witcher” in Polish monthly magazine “Fantastic”. It was his debut, and then the short story was developed for 5 books saga about The Witcher. Besides this, he published many other fantasy books, however, “The Witcher” is the one, which brought him big fame, not only because of the book. If you don’t know the book, there is a high possibility that you know the game with the […]
21 de Agosto de 2019.

Beyond reality

Giorgio de Chirico and his metaphysical painting as a breath of fresh air in a grey set. Beyond the empirical sensorial experience there is something else, a thin layer that is not above reality, neither below, behind or inside, but lives “within” it. These two layers influence themselves, and sometimes our limits break, so that we can taste a slice of this alternative world. Giorgio de Chirico, father of Italian metaphysical painting, didn’t try to express anything really new. Since humanity became capable of being aware of itself, it had to face the supernatural, it had to deal with those elements that fly away from our sight, which can sometimes be essential for our being, if not life changing. Is […]
19 de Agosto de 2019.

Witkacy – an interwar artist

Stanisław Ignacy Witkiewicz was a Polish writer and painter, commonly known as Witkacy. Witkacy was born on the 24th February 1885 in Warsaw. His father-Stanisław Witkiewicz was a painter, art critic, architect and prose writer. To distinguish from his famous father, he had called himself Witkacy, combining his second name with the last name. He spent his childhood and youth in Zakopane, growing up surrounded by an artistic bohemia. He made his debut as a painter in 1901 in Zakopane, where he had presented his two landscape paintings. Witkacy started his study in the Academy of Fine Arts in 1903 in Krakow. He travelled to Italy, France and Germany several times. After the outbreak of World War One he went […]
6 de Outubro de 2018.

Honoris Causa: Alberto João Jardim

Honoris Causa: Alberto João Jardim Alberto João Cardoso Gonçalves Jardim (Funchal, fevereiro de 1943), Licenciado em Direito, professor nos Ensinos universitário privado, secundário e preparatório. Oficial miliciano no Exército, especialidade Ação Psicológica. Primeiro director do Centro de Formação Profissional da Madeira. Como jornalista profissional, director do “Jornal da Madeira“ (1975-1978). Dirigente cooperativo e, nesta qualidade, administrador de empresas, bem como membro dos corpos sociais de várias Instituições Particulares de Solidariedade Social. Presidente do Governo Regional da Madeira (1978-2015), membro do Conselho de Estado e do Conselho Superior de Defesa Nacional. Presidente da Conferência das Regiões Periféricas Marítimas da Europa (1987-1996), membro do Congresso dos Poderes Locais e Regionais do Conselho da Europa (1978-2015), cofundador da Assembleia das Regiões da Europa, […]
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 […]
10 de Junho de 2017.

Estágios de Verão no CQM

No âmbito da iniciativa “Estágios de Verão”, promovida pelo Centro de Química da Madeira, encontram-se disponíveis 7 vagas para a realização de estágios científicos de um mês (julho de 2017) nos laboratórios do Centro. Os estágios visam possibilitar aos alunos da Universidade da Madeira (1.º Ciclo de Bioquímica, 2.º Ciclo de Bioquímica Aplicada e 2.º Ciclo de Nanoquímica e Nanomateriais) e ainda a estudantes de outras universidades (Bioquímica, Química ou áreas relacionadas), um primeiro contacto com as atividades científicas que decorrem nos laboratórios de investigação. PROPOSTAS DE ESTÁGIO Proposta 1 Título: Técnicas básicas para a cultura de células animais Supervisor: Carla Alves/Helena Tomás N.º de vagas: 1 Resumo: Este estágio tem por objectivo a aprendizagem das técnicas básicas para cultura […]
18 de Maio de 2017.

Parabéns, Leonardo!

Alumni da Universidade da Madeira ganham campeonato em França! A Universidade da Madeira divulgou uma nota que congratula Leonardo Jardim, antigo estudante da Universidade da Madeira e actual treinador da Association Sportive de Monaco Football Club, pela conquista do título de campeão nacional de França, ao vencer o Saint-Etienne, por 2-0. Os monegascos não venciam a liga francesa há 17 anos. Trata-se do oitavo campeonato do Mónaco: 1961, 1963, 1978, 1982, 1988, 1997 e 2000. A equipa técnica monegasca também é constituída por Nélson Caldeira, outro alumnus da Universidade da Madeira. A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira congratula os seus alumni pelo feito alcançado, reforçando as suas carreiras de sucesso e enaltecendo a nossa Universidade.
13 de Abril de 2017.

Aula Aberta: Two Faces of America

A aula aberta, com o professor Philip Hosay da New York University, será no dia 18 de Abril, às 16:00, no Colégio dos Jesuítas do Funchal. O Centro de Investigação em Estudos Regionais e Locais da Universidade da Madeira convida à participação na Aula Aberta “Two Faces of America and Tragic Encounters: the Future of International Education, Academic Freedom and Public Diplomacy” ministrada pelo professor Philip Hosay. O orador convidado irá abordar as recentes medidas tomadas pela Administração Trump, relativas à imigração e vistos, financiamento para o ensino superior e diplomacia pública, e como estas podem afetar os intercâmbios internacionais de âmbito educacional e cultural. Inscrições As inscrições devem ser feitas pelo e-mail mpocinho@uma.pt, sendo emitido um certificado de participação. Short bio […]
7 de Abril de 2017.

Concurso: UMa Ponte de Esparguete

UMa Ponte de Esparguete – 2017, dia 10 de Maio, no Campus da Penteada. A Universidade da Madeira (Departamento de Engenharia Civil e Geologia) e a Ordem dos Engenheiros (Região Madeira) estão a promover a realização do Concurso UMa Ponte de Esparguete – 2017, a realizar no dia 10 de maio, no Campus da Penteada. Pretende-se com este concurso incentivar o interesse dos alunos do 3.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico, Ensino Secundário e Ensino Superior pela área da Engenharia, estimulando a criatividade na procura de soluções engenhosas para o problema proposto. Para tal os alunos são desafiados a construir uma ponte utilizando como material de construção a massa esparguete Insular, aplicando as competências adquiridas na área da física e/ou artes […]