We invite you to the election debates and to meet us for a glass of wine. This year we can also donate to A Smile into a Mailbox together.

Faculty website  |  12/2021
13 Dec 2021, 17:17  |  Čeština

Faculty Newsletter

Autumn marked by celebrations comes to an end

Dear colleagues, students,

Allow me to greet you almost at the very end of the year 2021. Like last year, faculty life this year has been affected by the measures triggered by the ongoing pandemic. I think that we have coped well with the extraordinary challenges of the year ending, although the turbulent times have brought all sorts of situations, attitudes, or opinions, fatigue has grown, and at times it may have seemed to some of us that the light at the end of the tunnel was somewhat lost.

But we must persevere. Even in today's conditions, we are certainly not giving up on all the main things that the faculty should be dedicated to, i.e. quality education, cutting-edge research, and the active role of the faculty in the wider social environment. I would therefore like to take this opportunity to call on all of us not to lose faith and to try to cope with the situation as best we can. It is important that we get through this long and challenging period successfully so that we can move on, strengthened by new experiences, once the crisis has subsided. Together with our colleagues from the Faculty management, we are trying to make sure that the Faculty will cope with this difficult period in all aspects. Our aim is to ensure that study, teaching and research can be carried out in the best possible way with the minimum of restrictions. Thank you to all of you who are really helping to make this happen, perhaps by your helpfulness and sometimes also by your necessary generosity.

In 2021 we marked the centenary of the start of teaching at the Faculty. On this occasion, I awarded several commemorative medals to those who have contributed to the development of the Faculty. Among the awardees were representatives of both academic and non-academic spheres, as I firmly believe that only their cooperation and mutuality can lead to the growth of the faculty as a whole. I thank all those who participated in the anniversary celebrations of the faculty. I am pleased that the entire autumn was marked by major or minor events to commemorate this significant milestone. A special occasion to honor the work of the founding generation was the placement of the plaques of Professor Groh and Professor Novak on the facade of the faculty building.

At the very end of the year, we usually gather for a glass of wine and a friendly debate "On the Steps". We certainly do not intend to break this long-standing tradition, we just need to adapt it again to the current conditions. The pre-Christmas meeting will therefore take place on 15 December at 4:00 PM, at least virtually. You are all cordially invited!

This year we have a Christmas present for each of you from FF MU. This time it is the same as last year, as it was very successful. And just like last year, you should participate in it a little bit yourself so that you can experience the joy of gifting others. The gift is once again A Smile into a Mailbox.

I hope to see many of you together over a pre-Christmas glass of wine. Already, however, let me wish all members of the faculty a peaceful Christmas season and a good New Year in 2022.

Milan Pol
Dean of MU Faculty of Arts

Dean awarded important personalities of faculty life with commemorative medals

They were awarded during the celebration of the centenary of teaching at the faculty in the Humanities Week.

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Another memorial plaque will commemorate Professor Arne Novák

An important professor of Czech literature and rector of Masaryk University during the Nazi occupation of Czechoslovakia.

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We invite you to a traditional pre-Christmas meeting over a glass of wine

This year again at least virtually. In addition to the traditional musical performance, you can look forward to the announcement of the "Pear Affair after a hundred years" competition.

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Let's give a smile into a mailbox together again

This year, we support the distribution of Christmas cards to homes for the elderly, again. If you want to join, just write a card and drop it in a special box at the Arna Nováka campus gatehouse by December 17.

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Update on the upcoming dean election

The collection of nominations and candidacies has been closed, the envelopes have been unsealed, and it is clear that the faculty will be led by a woman again in the next term after more than twenty years. She will be either doc. Markéta Kulhánková or doc. Irena Radová, both from the Department of Classical Studies of the MU Faculty of Arts. Read more about the candidates and their programs on the Senate website. You can also discuss with them now in IS MU. On Wednesday, 15 December at 1:00 PM, we invite you to a pre-election meeting of the academic community.

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Czech Science Foundation will support new research projects at the faculty

From the beginning of 2022, a total of eight research projects will receive support from the national grant competition.

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New section on the website highlights media coverage of faculty research

If you have a tip for publishing other responses in different types of media, please do not hesitate to contact the faculty's Office for External Relations.

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Pay attention to important terms

The faculty will go into hibernation next week. The library will also be closed. The campus will reopen in January when the exam period begins. Here is a summary of the most important dates:

  • 17 December 2021 - end of classes, library closure at 3:00 PM
  • 23 December 2021-3 January 2022 - closure and hibernation of the faculty buildings (access for staff is only possible via the gatehouse, ideally on 28 December from 8:00 AM to 12:00 PM)
  • 3 January 2022 - the start of course registration for the spring semester
  • 3 January-11 February 2022 - the exam period
  • 14 February 2022 - the start of spring semester classes

Additional deadlines regarding the Dean's Office can be found here. For information regarding access to campus during the hibernation period, read here. You are also encouraged to follow the term schedule in IS.

When you need help with O365 tools

You can post in the MS Teams channel. At the same time, you can follow continuous updates.

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Create an email signature according to JVS policy

You can use a simple online signature generator at the special website with templates sablony.muni.cz.

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What awaits us in the coming months

Mon 13 Sep – Fri 17 Dec 2021

Teaching part of the semester

Wed 15 Dec 2021

Debate of the academic community with the candidates for dean 

At a public meeting of the Academic Senate, both candidates will present their programme and the vice-dean team to the academic community. A moderated discussion will follow.

Wed 15 Dec 2021

Virtual pre-Christmas meeting over a glass of wine 

The Dean of the Faculty cordially invites you to the traditional informal pre-Christmas meeting of the academic community. This year again at least virtually.

Sat 18 Dec 2021 – Sun 2 Jan 2022

Christmas holiday

In the week before Christmas, classes are no longer held, the faculty buildings, including the library, go into hibernation. For details, see the overview above.

Mon 3 Jan – Fri 11 Feb 2022

Exam period

Mon 3 Jan 2022

Start of course registration for the spring semester 

Other events can be found in the calendar of events on the website. For all study dates, see the schedule in IS.

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The next issue of the faculty newsletter will be released at the beginning of December. Contributions can be sent to propagace@phil.muni.cz.

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