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11 de Setembro de 2019.

A writer of the Revolution

Pierre Choderlos de Laclos was a French writer from the 18th century. His masterwork is the epistolary novel Les Liaisons dangereuses, published in 1782. Today, there are several cinematographic adaptations of the book. For a long time considered as scandalous and immoral, the novel was until recently read behind closed doors. It deals with the libertine sexuality of two nobles, la Marquise de Merteuil et le Marquis Valmont, in the time of the coming Revolution. Scholars often highlight how common and ‘normal’ was the life of Laclos. He was a good husband, a good father, and a successful officer. So, a lot of questions abound about how he could have written such an audacious and blazing novel and how paradoxical […]
9 de Setembro de 2019.

George Orwell

A prolific observationalist of the changing nature of the early 20th Century. George Orwell, whose real name is Eric Arthur Blair was born in India in 1903. He was the son of a lower civil servant who was serving in India. As a boy, he was very academic and was able to get into prestigious schools back in England. He joined the Imperial Police in Burma, but soon became disparaged as he realized how much the Burmese detested living under British rule. This experience would lead to him releasing one of his great novels, Burmese Days. After resigning from the police, Orwell went to immerse himself with the lower classes in Paris and London working as a dishwasher and picking […]
7 de Setembro de 2019.

Gramellini: The Word Wizard

Massimo Gramellini is an Italian journalist of the contemporary era whose talent is to turn real stories and event unforgettable forever. He was born in 1960 and he started his career as a sports journalist for an important Italian newspaper. However, he became famous when his professional focus moved into politics. Gramellini documented and investigated the “Mani Pulite” (Clean Hands) season, a period when lots of scandals about the corruption between politics and entrepreneurship were discovered and which changed the development of the Italian politics. In 1993 he was sent to Sarajevo as a reporter during the civil war.  From 2005 to 2017 he has been the Assistant Director of “La Stampa” newspaper and since that moment is a collaborator […]
6 de Setembro de 2019.

Delegação portuguesa no CERN

Físico português Gaspar Barreira, que morreu em Junho, foi homenageado durante visita ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas, em Genebra. Uma delegação de mais de 50 pessoas, incluindo empresários, engenheiros e cientistas, terminou uma visita de dois dias ao Laboratório Europeu de Física de Partículas (CERN), na Suíça, para reforçar a participação de Portugal em novos projectos. Até porque continuam as obras para melhor o desempenho do grande acelerador de partículas deste laboratório, o LHC, e fala-se da construção do seu sucessor. A visita, que incluiu reuniões de trabalho, terminou esta quarta-feira com a participação do ministro da Ciência, Tecnologia e do Ensino Superior, Manuel Heitor, e do secretário de Estado da Internacionalização, Eurico Brilhante Dias. Em declarações à […]
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 […]
12 de Março de 2019.

Inquérito sobre as Dificuldades

Colabora com esta iniciativa e ajuda-nos a analisar as dificuldades dos nossos colegas! Desde 2012 que a Académica da Madeira tem desenvolvido um inquérito para conhecer as principais dificuldades dos estudantes da Universidade da Madeira. A última edição, realizada entre Março e Junho de 2018, registou alguns dados relevantes, como: Mais de metade (52%) dos alunos bolseiros considera que o valor da bolsa de estudo não é suficiente para fazer face aos seus gastos; 63% dos estudantes da UMa utilizam viatura particular para chegar à Universidade da Madeira; 43% dos alunos não bolseiros admitiu ter sentido dificuldades financeiras; 35% dos alunos inquiridos opta por trazer o seu almoço de casa para poupar dinheiro. Para que possamos alertar para as dificuldades […]
11 de Março de 2019.

UMajuda

Pelo décimo quarto ano consecutivo, iremos avançar com o programa social UMajuda! O principal objectivo deste programa social, que tem uma periodicidade anual, é o enriquecimento das bibliotecas e ludotecas das escolas do ensino básico da Região Autónoma da Madeira. Evidencia-se uma perfeita sinergia de preocupação social e de solidariedade entre os diversos alunos e colaboradores da Académica da Madeira, que integram o programa como organizadores, bem como os estudantes da Universidade da Madeira e restante comunidade académica, que são convidados a contribuir para a melhoria contínua da qualidade de educação, desde livros, manuais, jogos didáticos e outros bens úteis à aprendizagem. Este ano, a presente edição irá doar o material à escola EB1/PE de Câmara de Lobos. A primeira […]
25 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Obrigado!

Queres colaborar e integrar uma das equipas de trabalho? Dizem que o futuro começa hoje. Nós vamos mais longe e dizemos-te: O futuro começou ontem. Começou no dia em que recebemos inúmeros estudantes cuja vontade era de contribuir para um presente e futuro melhor dos seus colegas e da sua Universidade. Recebemo-los, quotidianamente, apoiamos as suas ideias e formação e, em conjunto, fomos capazes de promover iniciativas que, em 2018, ajudaram a financiar: 3.000 refeições para os nossos colegas e voluntários, totalizando mais de 6.000€; 7.500€ aplicados em mobiliário, pintura, equipamentos e trabalhos de reforma de salas de aula do Campus; Visitas educativas gratuitas para 1530 estudantes; 9.000€ em crédito do You Print e 305 artigos escolares oferecidos aos nossos […]
15 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Treina as tuas competências!

O teu futuro decide-se nas escolhas que fazes no presente! Sessões nos dias 13, 20 e 27 de Março! Inscrições gratuitas. És, neste momento, um estudante do Ensino Superior e, provavelmente, ainda tens alguns anos de estudo pela frente. No entanto, estes anos passam num ápice e é fundamental que estejas preparado para a transição para o mercado de trabalho. Para te auxiliar, a Académica da Madeira organiza o treino de competências “Competências chave para o mercado de trabalho”, que irá ajudar-te a fazer uma reflexão sobre temáticas importantes como a adaptabilidade, a esperança, o optimismo ou a resiliência, bem como ajudar-te a desenvolver estratégias que possibilitem uma transição mais suave para o mundo profissional! Este treino de competências está dividido em […]
1 de Fevereiro de 2019.

Pelo direito à educação!

Terminou com sucesso o projecto Pelo direito à educação! Sendo a mais jovem instituição de ensino superior público do país, a Universidade da Madeira oferecia, no ano lectivo de 2017-2018, dezoito cursos de 1.º ciclo, abrindo concurso para 593 novos estudantes, um Ciclo Básico Preparatório de Mestrado Integrado, dezasseis cursos de 2.º ciclo, seis cursos de 3.º ciclo, um curso de Pós-Graduação e nove Cursos Técnicos Superiores Profissionais. A retracção de estudantes matriculados, quer pelo não ingresso, pelo insucesso, abandono ou desistência, tornou premente ensaiar a situação da população estudantil universitária local algo que foi iniciado em Novembro de 2017 com o apoio da Direcção Regional de Juventude e Desporto, através do seu Programa de Inovação e Transformação Social (PRINT). […]
31 de Janeiro de 2019.

Reforestation Activity

 Reforestation Activity shared with you by our European volunteers! Common planet, common responsibilities Many pairs of hands together supporting natural environment during reforestation activities At the beginning of the 2019 year, on 5th of January which was very cold and windy day, me and other volunteers had great opportunity to attend in reforestation activities organized by Parque Ecológico. This place was found in 1994 on initiative of the City of Funchal and its main purpose is protection of nature and ecological education. Firstly, we had short presentation about the purpose and activities organizes by association. Our main task for this day was laurel trees planting. Madeira is famous of its old laurel forests which are on The List of World […]