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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 […]
17 de Dezembro de 2017.

Pela saúde e segurança de todos!

A Académica da Madeira pretende ser pioneira e implementar uma medida que servirá para salvar vidas nas Instituições de Ensino Superior, além de servir a comunidade. Nos dias 16 e 17 de Dezembro a Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira participou no Encontro Nacional de Direcções Associativas (ENDA), a estrutura nacional que reúne centenas de associações académicas e de estudantes (AAEE) das várias instituições de Ensino Superior (IES) do país e das suas unidades orgânicas. Nesse encontro apresentámos uma moção sobre uma omissão, no nosso entender, que existe na legislação: a inexistência do Programa Nacional de Desfibriladores Automáticos Externos (DAE) nas IES. Na Europa, entre 350.000 e 700.000 pessoas são afectadas, todos os anos, por paragens cardiorrespiratórias. A legislação portuguesa […]
16 de Junho de 2017.

UMa abre candidaturas

A Universidade da Madeira abriu as candidaturas para as pós-graduações, os mestrados e os doutoramentos Estão abertas candidaturas para os mestrados em Actividade Física e Desporto, Bioquímica Aplicada, Design dos Espaços, Design de Media Interactivos, Educação Pré-Escolar e Ensino do 1.º Ciclo do Ensino Básico, Engenharia Civil, Engenharia Electrotécnica – Telecomunicações, Engenharia Informática, Ensino de Educação Física nos Ensinos Básico e Secundário, Estudos Linguísticos e Culturais, Estudos Regionais e Locais, Matemática, Estatística e Aplicações, e Psicologia da Educação. Estão igualmente abertas, em permanência até 2 de Março de 2018, as candidaturas para os Doutoramentos em Automação e Instrumentação, Ciências Biológicas, Engenharia Informática, Química, e em Ilhas Atlânticas: História, Património e Quadro Jurídico Institucional. A segunda fase de candidaturas decorrerá de […]
23 de Março de 2017.

Igualdade de oportunidades

Impedindo que as legítimas expectativas dos estudantes voltem a ser desrespeitadas Nos dias 11 e 12 de Março de 2017, a Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira  participou no Encontro Nacional de Direções Associativas, no Porto, que reuniu Federações e Associações Académicas e de Estudantes de todo o país. Nesse encontro, a Académica da Madeira apresentou uma moção em prol da igualdade de oportunidades no acesso aos apoios dos transportes públicos, visto que a legislação nacional, sobre o passe sub23@superior.tp, não tem aplicação na Madeira e nos Açores, acabando por excluir os estudantes dessas regiões, além de restringir a idade de acesso a essa modalidade de passe. Passamos a transcrever, abaixo, a moção que foi aprovada pelas associações presentes: Moção apresentada pela […]
26 de Dezembro de 2016.

Melhores escolas de Design

A revista italiana Domus divulgou na sua edição de dezembro as 50 melhores escolas de Design da Europa. Na lista, pelo terceiro ano consecutivo, surge o IADE, escola situada em Lisboa. O IADE – Creative University, instituição que pertence à Universidade Europeia, está pelo terceiro ano consecutivo entre as 50 melhores escolas de Design da Europa. A classificação é da autoria da revista italiana Domus onde a escola, localizada em Lisboa, surge ao lado de nomes como o Politécnico de Milão e o The Royal College of Art, em Londres. A publicação sublinha a prioridade atribuída à inovação e investigação no IADE e o facto de ser a instituição portuguesa que mais alunos forma em Design. A taxa de empregabilidade […]
20 de Dezembro de 2016.

Bolsa Escolar

Bolsa Escolar A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira (AAUMa) tem uma missão ampla e variada, onde está prevista a participação na definição e execução dos programas de acção social e na melhoria das condições de ensino. Um recente relatório da empresa de consultoria McKinsey patrocinado pela Comissão Europeia indica que os jovens portugueses estão entre os jovens que mais justificam a decisão de não concorrer ao ensino superior ou de deixar o curso incompleto devido às dificuldades financeiras. Dos inquiridos que não passaram o ensino secundário, 38% não estudaram mais por falta de dinheiro para os custos associados e 31% não estudaram porque precisavam de trabalhar. Dos inquiridos que ingressaram no ensino superior mas acabaram por interrompe-los, 23% dos […]
19 de Dezembro de 2016.

Bolsa de Alimentação

 Bolsa de Alimentação A Associação Académica da Universidade da Madeira (AAUMa) tem uma missão ampla e variada, onde está prevista a participação na definição e execução dos programas de acção social e na melhoria das condições de ensino. Ciente do preocupante quadro económico da região e do país e das consequentes dificuldades dos estudantes e das suas famílias, criou, em estreita colaboração com os Serviços de Acção Social da UMa (SASUMa), a Bolsa de Alimentação. No ano lectivo 1999/2000 a Universidade da Madeira (UMa) tinha cerca de 42,23% dos seus estudantes como beneficiários dos apoios sociais. Em 2012/2013, cerca de 30% dos estudantes inscritos na UMa são bolseiros. Isto significa que dos cerca de 3.000 estudantes inscritos na UMa em […]