The Faculty came alive again with the Researchers' Night. Summer in the Reading Room is over. Read about the faculty theatre groups.

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9 Oct 2022, 12:01  |  Čeština

Faculty Newsletter

We can also handle the current crisis

Dear students and colleagues,

it is the natural cycle of the academic year that in September, nearly two thousand five hundred new freshmen regularly join our ranks. This year, however, is different in that among them are forty students from Ukraine who have fled the war in their country. They went through rigorous, intensive Czech language courses over the summer, fulfilled other requirements, and are now beginning their first semester of full-time study at our faculty. I would like to welcome them and wish our faculty would become their alma mater, just like the rest of us.

However, an unintended natural phenomenon in our faculty life is, unfortunately, the presence of a "crisis." After the pandemic, whose consequences we are still dealing with, came the geopolitical crisis of spring, which fortunately affected the daily life of the faculty minimally. However, it bound the strength and necessary energy of some of the faculty leadership and dean's offices. Now comes the energy crisis. Although no one can yet say what the arrival of winter will bring, no options for limiting the course of the fall semester are on the table at this time. And if it comes to that, we believe that the most we will see will be a restriction in the form of a free week at the end of the teaching part of the semester to devote to what everyone on the faculty needs - quiet reading.

However, the support of students affected by the war, coupled with other circumstances beyond our control as faculty, has led to considerable expenditure from the scholarship fund. This forces us to develop a savings plan for scholarship spending in 2023. The savings will include but are not limited to, merit scholarships. Their amount for the fall semester 2022 (i.e., paid in spring 2023) will be determined according to the current status of the scholarship fund. Still, it is already certain that the full amount of merit scholarships cannot be counted on. At the same time, we intend to use the saved funds to cover scholarships to avert the financial hardship of our students, whose number we expect to grow.

Thank you for your understanding, and I am confident that together we will get through these difficult times.

Josef Šaur
Vice-dean for Bachelors' and Masters' studies, Faculty of Arts MU

Researchers' Night this year tested all the senses

A record number of almost a thousand visitors exercised their sense of smell, touch, taste, hearing and sight at our faculty.

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Summer in the Reading Room is over: Miloš Štědroň impressed the most

A series of lectures by experts from FF MU, entitled Women, Beer, Singing, took place there.

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Introducing student clubs

Thought experiments as well as ancient dramas

Read how student clubs are preparing for the new theatre season.

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Workshop: (non) fulfilling learning tasks in e-learning

Why are some students not completing their assignments or completing them incorrectly?

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Digital Data from the Perspective of Humanities

Register for an online conference. It will take place at the end of November and also posters are welcome.

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Copyright: theory, practice

The seminar will offer insight into the publishing process and using original works in teaching.

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Deadline for GAMU projects

Career restart and Interdisciplinary project proposals must be closed in ISEP by October 15.

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Parents from the faculty can use a new nursery

The provision of kindergarten places was an essential point in our Action Plan. Three parents are currently taking up this option, but applications are still open.

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A thematic workshop focused on gender equality

The heads of the departments discussed, among other things, the need to change the workplace culture and improve conditions for women scientists returning to work.

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Follow the minutes of the management meetings

Mon 12 Sep 2022

Minutes Report No. 2 from the meeting of the academic department heads 

What awaits us in the coming months

Tue 20 Sep – Wed 30 Nov 2022

Exhibition of Petr Veselý: Hruška's Shoes 

The exhibition of Brno artist Petr Veselý, which will run until the end of November in the Reading Room, presents photographs of important domestic poets. Visitors will find, among others, Vít Sliva, Petr Hruška, and Jiří Kuběna.

Thu 22 Sep – Sun 23 Oct 2022

Bioart: A case of hair stem metamorphosis 

The unique interdisciplinary project, created by Aneta Chatzigeorgiu, will be exhibited in Edikula Gallery as a part of Mendel200 celebrations.

Mon 10 – Wed 26 Oct 2022

On the road to freedom. An exhibition on Taiwanese literature 

An exhibition on Taiwanese literature in the context of modern Taiwanese history and Czech-Taiwanese relations.

Wed 19 Oct 2022

Entrepreneurs with an (in)human face: media images of business during the "Prague Spring" and the "wild 1990s" 

The first lecture in the series Open World of Humanities for the general public.

Mon 24 Oct 2022

Meeting of the Academic Senate 

Mon 14 – Fri 18 Nov 2022

Humanities Week 2022 

We are celebrating UNESCO World Philosophy Day with a week full of lectures, workshops, exhibitions and other interesting events. This year with the theme Genetics, Environment, Education.

Fri 16 Dec 2022

End of the teaching part of the 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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