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All alumni

Location: Minderbroedersberg 4-6

14.45 - 15.45

UM Talks:

Heeren and the Girl: From Art to Science and back Again
Prof. dr. Ron Heeren - Professor of Imaging Mass Spectrometry

Following the involvement in the successful research project entitled 'The Girl in the Spotlight' carried out earlier this year at Brightlands, an initiative of the Mauritshuis, the Hague, by internationally acclaimed experts associated with the Netherlands Institute for Conservation, Art and Science, Professor Ron Heeren will tell us more about the chemistry between Art and Science. He will discuss how he and his team carry out in-depth analysis of paint samples taken from Dutch and Flemish works of art. He will elaborate on how today’s technology is able to capture thousands of different molecules at the click of a mouse, ‘big data at the microscopic level’. A beautiful example how technologies developed to understand biological complexity of medical tissue surfaces can also be employed to reveal the chemical complexity of our cultural heritage.

Why mirror writing is not a sign of Dyslexia
Prof. dr. Milene Bonte - Professor Cognitive Neuroscience of Language and Literacy Development

Bonte's Language lab at the Maastricht Brain Imaging Center investigates cognitive and brain mechanisms underlying speech perception, reading and dyslexia. This research is inspired by a fascination for individual differences in language skills and the plasticity and adaptive nature of the developing brain. For example, why do some children learn to read fluently while others face enormous challenges due to dyslexia? And how can we tailor dyslexia treatment to the individual child? These questions are investigated by combining behavioral measures with brain imaging data at high temporal (EEG) or spatial (fMRI at 3T, 7T) precision. Furthermore, Milene closely collaborates with schools and dyslexia health care institutes and is member of the scientific advisory board of the National Reference Center for Dyslexia (NRD).

Doing Diversity at UM
Dr. Constance Sommerey - Diversity Officer

Diversity – a concept resounded throughout organizations all around the globe. Everyone seemingly wants to become more diverse in order to harvest all the wonderful advantages that diversity promises: more creativity, more productivity, less personnel turnover and happier employees. Not surprisingly, UM also wants a piece of that cake. The challenge is: diversity needs to be actively managed. And diversity management asks commitment and action of every member of the organization. Whether you are a student or a tutor, whether you just started a new position or have a management function – we all have to do our part if we want to create an inclusive organization. Explore, together with UM’s Diversity Officer Constance Sommerey, ways to do your part in making an organization a more inclusive place. 

15.45 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00

Innovation Experience:

CSI: Maastricht forensic science explained
Christine Spronkmans, forensic researcher, The Maastricht Forensic Institute.

The popular TV drama CSI presents a plethora of procedural errors that create a skewed image of what forensic science actually involves. Spronkmans puts you on a crime scene where you will have to take care in gathering and examining scientific evidence yourself. You will be hard-pressed not to find fault with the famous TV series after this event!

The benefit of VR glasses in Education
Dr. Nynke de Jong & Dr. Silke Metzelthin
Faculty Health, Medicine and Life Sciences

Among the aims of the Health Sciences BSc programme's Care Policy, Management and Evaluation track is for students to gain practical experience. They have to know what they are talking about when it comes to 'care'. The Care in Context course familiarises second-year students with the concept of care. As almost everyone ends up requiring care at some point in life, the course has students accompany a care recipient on a 'care journey'. Along the way, they encounter a variety of themes. An example is 'living at home as long as possible', where community carers occupy a central role and students can explore concepts such as 'personal control', 'autonomy' and 'self-management'.

The large number of students and the impact that such visits have on clients lives led to the development of a 360-degree video as an alternative to actual visits. Viewing such an immersive video would enable students to experience a real-life situation. This video was developed and integrated into a case studied in the course. The results of students' experiences with this approach will be presented in a poster session.

Meet Mr. Bright, a human-like robot
The Brightlands Roadshow

17.00 - 18.30 Networking Drink


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Alumni of the School of Business and Economics

Location: Tongersestraat 53

14.45 - 15.45

Word of Welcome
Prof. dr. Peter Mollgaard - Dean School of Business and Economics

Lecture: Can Bitcoin make you rich?
Paulo Rodrigues - Assistant Professor of Finance

Rodrigues did his PhD in Econometrics at the Goethe University in Frankfurt. After that, Paulo spent three years as a postdoc at the chair of derivatives and financial engineering at Goethe. Paulo moved to Maastricht in May 2011 to start his position as an assistant professor.

His interests are mainly in, but not limited to, the field of asset pricing. A large part of his research has been concentrated on the empirical performance of continuous time models for equity returns. He is also interested in theoretical equilibrium asset pricing models, and derivative pricing theory

15.45 - 16.00 Team selections for the Pub Quiz
16.00 - 17.00

Pub Quiz 
Drs. Christian Kerckhoffs - Senior Lecturer in Economics and Quantitative Methods

Christian Kerckhoffs is a lecturer in economics and quantitative methods at Maastricht University Departments of Economics and Quantitative Economics. Most alumni remember him from the QM courses! During the SBE Alumni Day 2018 he will be our “quiz master” and lead us through a fun and interactive pub quiz.

Drinks and Snacks will be served

17.00 - 18.30 Mediterranean dinner for SBE and Law alumni


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Alumni of the Faculty of Law

Location: Bouillonstraat 3

14.45 - 15.45

Help, my personal information is out on the street. What can I do about it?

Paul Breitbarth - Visiting Fellow UM European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC)
(Lecture in Dutch)

Paul Breitbarth is a Dutch jurist in the field of privacy law, and alum of the UM Faculty of Law. He works for the Canadian research and software company Nymity as Director of Strategic Research and Regulator Outreach. Paul also leads a number of research projects, in particular about how the global privacy law can best be met and how privacy programmes can be certifies. He is a regular speaker at privacy conferences in the Netherlands and abroad and is a guest lecturer at the European Centre on Privacy and Cybersecurity (ECPC) of Maastricht University.

Paul will bring you up to speed on the latest developments with regard to your privacy in the contemporary internet society. How do businesses and government institutions handle your data? What is allowed and what is not? What can you do to protect your data?

15.45 - 16.00 Break
16.00 - 17.00

Music by Happy & the Two Tones

The band Happy & The Two Tones consists of three musicians who bring us vocals, percussion, double bass and guitar. Their repertoire spans well-known songs from the 30’s up till now, from Marilyn Monroe to Caro Emerald, all with a light jazzy sound. Enjoy the nostalgic and swinging evergreens they play. And because it is difficult to sit still while they are playing; dancing is allowed!

17.00 - 18.30 Mediterranean dinner for SBE and Law alumni


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Alumni of International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS)

Location: Kapoenstraat 2

14.30 - 15.00 Welcome
15.00 - 16.00

Societal Innovation for the World of Tomorrow
professorial fellow Dr. Henk Diepenmaat

Henk Diepenmaat is the director of Actors Process Management Ltd, a small consulting firm, and his primary expertise is in multi-actor process management and societal innovation. He has thirty years’ experience in getting a deep understanding of complex playing fields and working purposefully in them. Through his work, he creates value for businesses, governments, citizens, consumers, and other actors. In order to contribute to societal improvement, he advises and supports businesses, governments, and other organizations in strategy, innovation, and business or policy development and deployment.

Henk has written several books, including a handbook Multi-Actor Process Management in Theory and Practice (in Dutch, English in preparation), and his magnum opus The Path of Humanity: Societal Innovation for the World of Tomorrow (in press).

16.00 - 17.00 Drinks


Programme for:

  • All alumni

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  • Alumni of the School of Business and Economics

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  • Alumni of the Faculty of Law

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  • Alumni of International Centre for Integrated assessment and Sustainable development (ICIS)

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