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U4 NEWS - FEBRUARY 2015 WWW.U4NETWORK.EU
Dear U4 colleague,

Enclosed you will find the February U4 newsletter with news on events, calls and activities within the U4 network or at one of the network partners. If you have trouble viewing this email, read the online version

NEW WEBSITE

On 15 February 2015 the new U4 website has been launched. Not only the look and feel has slightly changed. It comes with a user-friendly structure and better mobile access. An interactive mode is being developed. Discover yourself and get your items published.

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helena NEW U4 COORDINATOR @UPPSALA UNIVERSITY

Since 15 January 2015 Helena Eklund Snäll is the new U4 coordinator at Uppsala University (UU). Helena  has just started an employment as an analyst at the Vice-Chancellor's Office. She has an MSc degree in biology and a PhD degree in Systematic Botany from UU. After completing her doctoral education in 1999, Helena spent two years as a research fellow at the University of Leeds (UK).

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DAAD REVIEW MOBILITIES 2014

The DAAD is supporting the U4 Network in order to promote the exchange of students, postgraduates and researchers. In 2014 the DAAD project funded over 200 mobilities of students, researchers and staff from Goettingen to one of the partner universities of vice versa. For 2015 the project budget is about 245.000 EUR. Half of this budget is intended for individual mobilities, workshops and summer schools within the U4-network.

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Vth CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

In the framwork of the DAAD project there are funds available for BA/MA/PhD students and researcher mobility in 2015 and 2016. The deadline to apply is March 15, 2015.

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CALL FOR PAPERS TECHNOLOGIES OF PRINT AND DYNAMICS OF POWER

The research network 'Reverberations of Revolution: Political Upheaval Seen from Afar (1750-1850)' invites proposals for the symposium 'Technologies of Print and Dynamics of Power in the Age of Revolution', which will be held at the University of Groningen on 17 and 18 September 2015.

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spirit INTERNATIONAL SUMMER SCHOOL 'IDEOLOGY, POWER AND RELIGIUS CHANGE IN ANTIQUITY'

The SPIRIT summer school (Goettingen, 20-24 July 2015) focuses on ideological messages communicated by leaders in the ancient world (Ancient Near East, Greece and Rome, c. 3000 BC - AD 600) during periods of religious change. Abstracts are accepted until 15 March 2015.

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RECTORS' MEETING VII

This year's 7th U4 Rectors' Meeting took place in Göttingen on 23 and 24 November 2014. All clusters presented their work-in-progress and future actions.In the framework of meeting also the university directors, the cluster chairs and the student representatives took the opportunity to discuss further actions.

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susre FIRST PHD WORKSHOP 'SUSTAINABILITY AND RESOURCE EFFICIENCY'

From 27 November to 2 December 2014 the first PhD workshop 'Sustainability and Resource Efficiency' took place in Goettingen. 13 PhD students from seven Universities of four different countries were invited to the Chair of Production and Logistics. Different areas of research on current topics of resource efficiency and sustainability were discussed during the workshop.

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WORKSHOP 'EXTRA-RETINAL INFLUENCES ON VISION'

From 18 till 19 March 2015 the U4 Workshop 'Extra-retinal influences on vision: vistas, methods, and current controversies' will take place in Goettingen. In four thematic sessions, twelve experts in Neurophysiology and Neuroscience will discuss recent data and models pertaining to brain mechanisms of visual perception.

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SAVE THE DATE

March, 1-7, Rome: Winter School Antiquity
March 2-6, Goettingen, Workshop 'Medical Law'
March 11-13, Ghent: Academic Leadership - 2nd Session
March 17-19, Goettingen: Workshop 'Extra-retinal influences on vision'
March 26-27, Uppsala: Workshop 'Ageing Lung'
April 23-24, Uppsala: Cluster Meeting 'Science and Technology'
May 7-8, Uppsala: International Perspectives in Teaching and Learning - 1st session
June 11-12, Uppsala: Workshop 'Gender Studies'
Novemver 4-6, Groningen: Cluster Conference 'Social Sciences, Economics and Law'

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