International Day of Women and Girls in Science. We're launching a travel series. We've had an extremely successful open day.

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Faculty Newsletter

Let's strive for a welcoming scientific environment

Dear students and colleagues,

11 February marks the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, proclaimed by the United Nations General Assembly a few years ago. The holiday commemorates the importance and contribution of women and girls in science and technology, motivates and encourages the development of their talents in these fields, and also draws attention to some persistent stereotypes and inequalities. Although the original General Assembly resolution focused on the natural sciences, technology, engineering and mathematics, the humanities disciplines soon naturally adopted the holiday as their own. After all, the values and ideas behind it have been part of cultivating knowledge from its beginnings.

In this context, let us recall the women who contributed to the formulation and development of Pythagorean thought or Hipparchia of Marion, a representative of the Cynic school, whose views on the relationship between men and women are persuasive and fresh even in today's debates. A glance at the past shows that women's participation in science was never prominent or easy and teaches us that the environment in which research is conducted must be nurtured so that science is accessible to all. So let us not only remind ourselves every 42nd day of the year that the curiosity and wonder that underlie our fields and disciplines are universal human qualities and have no gender.

Zdeňka Jastrzembská
Vice-dean for admissions and public relations, Faculty of Arts MU

February is the month of women and girls in science

Saturday, 11 February, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science. Get to know the selected projects that female scientists from FF MU worked on last year.

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Faculty of Arts will launch a series of travel lectures

On 15 February, Veronika Kapcová will open it in the MU Faculty of Arts Reading Room and talk about African Uganda.

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The Czech Science Foundation supports new projects from the Faculty of Arts

Scientists will explore, for example, the region of Inner Asia or the working skills of Czech teachers.

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Successful open day: most people in ten years

Participants of this year's open day were able to walk through the faculty, learn about the admission procedure or discuss their studies directly with students. Take a look at the rich photo gallery.

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HR Award - New guidelines define communication channels and selected principles of communication

This includes, for example, the requirement for bilingualism, compliance with the JVS or recommendations for gender-sensitive language.

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Join the SOČ: registration of new topics has started

Do you have an idea for an interesting scientific paper? And do you want to be at the start of a successful career for high school students? Join the team of mentors working with JCMM. Topics can be submitted until the end of March.

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Webinar not only for budding scientists: mentoring as a development tool

The workshop will present possible approaches to career development for researchers.

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HR Award - Adaptation process will help with joining the faculty

It will support new employees to cope with the probationary period or orientation at the faculty.

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What does the perfect classroom look like?

Meeting with teachers before planned innovations in FF MU classrooms. Come and discuss what to do differently in the classroom to make it a good place to teach.

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Join the Teaching Assistants programme

Do you need help with the technical support of your lessons? And do you know a student who will advise you during the semester? Get a scholarship for him or her.

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Office for Research and Development introduced changes in the management of agendas

Make a note of who to contact from February onwards.

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HR Award - Another workshop focused on sexual violence

He presented the possible forms of sexual harassment or the procedures in dealing with them.

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Follow the minutes of the management meetings

Mon 2 Jan 2023

Minutes No. 8 from the meeting of the management of the Faculty of Arts MU 

Mon 16 Jan 2023

Minutes No. 9 from the meeting of the management of the Faculty of Arts MU 

Mon 30 Jan 2023

Dean's Board No. 7 

What awaits us in the coming months

Mon 2 Jan – Sun 26 Feb 2023

Registration of courses for the spring semester

Wed 1 Feb – Wed 15 Mar 2023

Exhibition: Significant personalities 

The third annual exhibition about important personalities of Masaryk University can be seen on Moravské náměstí next to the statue of Jošta.

Mon 13 Feb 2023

Start of teaching in the spring semester

Tue 14 Feb 2023

Opening of the exhibition “From Dionysus to Tryphon” 

Department of Slavonic Studies of the Faculty of Arts MU, in cooperation with the Bulgarian Cultural Institute in Prague, will present an exhibition dedicated to vines, wine and merriment.

Wed 15 Feb 2023

Uganda: in the footsteps of mountain gorillas 

Slovak traveller and adventure lover Veronika Kapcová will visit the Reading Room to present the most exciting things she experienced in Uganda.

Wed 8 Mar 2023

Ecuador and Galapagos in South America 

Slovak traveller and adventure lover Veronika Kapcová will again visit the MU Faculty of Arts Reading Room. This time she will talk about the beautiful corners of Ecuador.

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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