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News and Events: Miscellaneous

These pages provide information about recent developments at or relevant to the ILLC. Please let us know if you have material that you would like to be added to the news pages, by using the online submission form. For minor updates to existing entries you can also email the news administrators directly. English submissions strongly preferred.

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  • ILLC youtube channel

    Our institute has its own youtube channel now: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCnwthep3dls2gJI7r4TAhWA

    We will use the channel for videos explaining research done at the institute and to publish PhD defenses, video lectures, interviews and the like. The goal is to make ILLC research more visible and accessible to the public.

    If you have any video material of interest (for instance video recordings of talks or seminars) or any suggestions, feel free to contact our science communication editor:

  • Diversity at ILLC

    Our website has a new Web page: Diversity at ILLC. It contains information about the ILLC diversity committee, as well as pointers to helpful resources. In the future, it will be expanded to include more resources, events and other opportunities.

    The diversity committee advises, supports and acts as a point of contact for the ILLC director and community on matters of diversity, inclusivity and appropriate behaviour, including by facilitating contact with other competent UvA offices. The committee also takes concrete steps to promote diversity and inclusivity in our community.

    Please feel free to get in contact at .

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    Doing science in times of COVID-19

    Deadline: Tuesday 1 September 2020

    We, Giovanni Colavizza and Karlijn Roex (ILLC), are conducting a new study to understand how science is communicated during the coronavirus pandemic. All academic researchers, whether they are studying COVID-19 or not, are invited to undertake our 10-minute survey.

    You can proceed to the survey through this link https://uvacommscience.eu.qualtrics.com/jfe/form/SV_8owzLD0av9LUbNb

    For more information, see https://covid19.humanities.uva.nl/ or contact Karlijn Roex at , or Giovanni Colavizza at .
  • GPU facilities for research at University of Amsterdam

    The High Performance Computing portfolio consists of several research services for researchers to make use of. One of the facilities are GPU facilities on the LISA Cluster.

    For more information, see https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d_Qay6hRQvw or contact Peter van Ormondt at .
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    New ILLC blogpost 'Music in our Genes', interview with Henkjan Honing

    Newborns perceive rhythm, chimpanzees dance to music and pigeons can distinguish Bach from Stravinsky. The root of human musicality lies in our genes. An interview with music scientist Henkjan Honing.

    For more information, see https://resources.illc.uva.nl/illc-blog/music-in-our-genes/ or contact Henkjan Honing at .
  • 14 April - 8 December 2020, Training SURF-systems for research

    Date & Time: 14 April - 8 December 2020, 09:00-12:00
    Location: Online

    Do you want to work with our systems, but do you lack the required knowledge? We regularly organize hands-on system trainings at our SURF office in Amsterdam.

    Trainings will take place online until further notice due to the COVID-19 regulations.