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Berber Hagedoorn, Assistant Professor Media Studies at the University of Groningen Centre for Media and Journalism Studies, received the Europeana Research Grant award for her project 'Europeana 1914-1918: AV Storytelling Data in a European Comparative Perspective'.
Reducing or even removing formal leadership does not lead to more equality within self-managing teams as formal leadership tends to be replaced with a stronger informal hierarchy. To ensure that team members can collaborate, a leader must instead offer a clear structure, so that team members need not fight over leadership. These are the conclusions of University of Groningen researchers Jacoba Oedzes, Gerben van der Vegt and Floor Rink and their colleague Frank Walter from the Justus Liebig University Giessen. They have published their findings in the Journal of Organizational Behavior.
Science is only for scientists? The touring ‘Beyond the Lab’ exhibition tells seven stories about people who opened up scientific research to everyone.
Migration, climate change, insecurity and inequality strongly affect countries in Africa as well as in Europe. Is it possible to tackle these issues through a common agenda based on shared interests?
Heartache. We have all suffered from it at some point in time. The break-up of a relationship has a big impact, and can even lead to depression. But why does that happen to some people and not to others? Understanding heartache can help us better understand depression
Demonstraties bij de intocht van Sinterklaas. VVD-fractievoorzitter Klaas Dijkhoff wil dat er een einde aan komt. Hij vindt dat burgemeesters het demonstreren moeten verbieden in de periode van de intocht tot aan het sinterklaasfeest.
Screening: Paywall. The business of scholarschip 21 November
On 15 November, Annemarie Heite was awarded the Ubbo Emmius Badge in the Aula of the Academy Building. The UG alumna received the badge for her unique contribution to making a broad audience aware of the earthquake problems in and around the Groningen gas field due to gas production.
Workplace health promotion programs often emphasize personal responsibility for weight loss. However, this approach can have detrimental effects for employees with obesity. These include increased workplace weight stigma and weight discrimination. Worryingly, such programs also resulted in a catch-22 where employees feel increasingly responsible for their weight but less in control of it. Focusing on an employer’s responsibility to maintain their employees’ health did not produce these negative effects, and could be a viable alternative.
On the Education Day of the Faculty of Science and Engineering, the winner of the Faculty Teaching Award 2017 was revealed: Prof. Dirk Slotboom has been chosen as FSE’s teacher of the year 2017.
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