Preference list introduction week

Eva Oostenbrink
Eva Oostenbrink 2021-05-13

Are you interested in guiding a group during the introduction week this summer? In September it is time for the annual introduction week of the UvA and they are in need of supervisors. Via is allowed to submit a preference list, to increase your chances of being chosen! Please note that this is not a guarantee that you actually may be chosen, this depends on the number of participants and how many groups per study may eventually be needed. If you subscribe through the preference list, you also have to submit someone who can be a crew member for one day during the week. During Intreeweek there will be a check if crew members actually perform their duty.
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Over time, the world of skin care has won a spot in almost everyone’s bathroom and nightstand. Commercials promote the ‘right’ skin care routines resulting in health and beauty. But isn’t there more to it, what are the true stories behind skin care?

What is a good skin care routine? Is there truly a cream that can prevent wrinkles from forming? Is skin care even necessary? Does suncream protect from cancer or cause it? Over time, the world of skin care has won a spot in almost everyone’s bathroom and nightstand. If we are to believe the commercials, the right skin care routine will not only make your skin healthy but also perfectly smooth, glowing and what not. ‘Toners can make you glow from within and serums can make your skin so hydrated that it looks like glass’. But skin care is not just healthy and pretty. Toxins in skin care can have adverse effects on our health as well as on our environment. Luckily, the development of ‘natural’ skin care is on the rise, developed in harmony with nature and only nurturing and strengthening for you… or is it?
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Wanted: DJs!

Dionne Gantzert
Dionne Gantzert 2021-05-10

Are you eager to show your music creations to the public again? Have you done receiving a "good job kid" from your parents every once in a while and are you ready for a real venue again? Then the party committee is looking for you! On June 4 it is time for another online spectacle and for that we are looking for the best DJs via has available. We are looking for people who want to play a set for about an hour. Can you already see yourself playing the best records? Send an email to feest@svia.nl!
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University Self-test

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-05-07

From now on every student in higher education has the right to one self-test per week. You can request your self-test at zelftestonderwijs.

Why self-test?
By providing every student and employee free self-tests, infections can be detected quickly. Students often do not suffer from infections themselves but may therefore infect others without even knowing. The use of these preventive self-tests may lead to infection being detected (earlier), preventing the virus from spreading further unnoticed. This can have a positive effect on the epidemiological situation. In this way – by using self-tests – students can be part of the solution to combat the pandemic. And it may be possible to offer more perspective for education more quickly.
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Challenge the Cyber

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-05-07

On September 7, 2019, the NCSC and dcypher organized the first national student CTF 'Challenge the Cyber'. The third edition will take place on Saturday 29 May. Online, with interesting challenges built by the NCSC, Secura, Deloitte, ABN AMRO, Cybersprint and the Haagse Hogeschool.

Participation in Challenge the Cyber 2021 is open to anyone born between 1995 and 2007. CTC2021 is a team event for teams of 3 to 5 players, but participants can also register individually or in pairs. In such cases the organization will place the individuals or pairs in one team.
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Vote for a new elective

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-05-05

Of all submissions, 10 ideas have been selected for a new elective about sustainability. Let the UvA know which 3 ideas you find the best for a new, interdisciplinary elective at the UvA. All UvA students may vote once until the 11th of May 12:00 o'clock. The five submissions with the most votes go on to the final on May 20th. Vote today and help decide which idea will be offered as an interdisciplinary elective at the UvA.
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National Mathematics Symposium

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-05-05

Annually, the National Mathematics Symposium (NWS) takes place and this year, W.S.G. Abacus from the University of Twente has the honour of organising this amazing symposium!

This symposium will take place on June 4th 2021, and has the theme “Find your limit’’. During this day, several interesting lectures and workshops will be held in a beautiful location. For more information, and to enrol, see the website.
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The UvA Green Office Knowledge Hub

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-04-29

After months of hard work, the UvA Green Office is very proud to announce the launch of their latest project: The Knowledge Hub.

The Knowledge Hub is an interactive platform centred around two key pillars; sustainability and the University of Amsterdam. It is a place where you can share ideas and collaborate with people working in different academic disciplines or professions, so whatever your background you’re welcome to get involved! The site has a tag system based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals, so you can find other users based on similar interests rather than being limited by academic disciplines. Users are encouraged to post their research projects and upcoming opportunities, browse posts for inspiration and connect with the Knowledge Hub community.
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AIT machine learning challenge

Gerben Koopman
Gerben Koopman 2021-04-26

The challenge is to explore the hypothesis that prime-encodings are algorithmically random and that prime numbers have a maximum entropy distribution. Conventional mathematical wisdom, at present, suggests that this hypothesis might be false. There might be 'conspiracies' among arbitrarily large subsequences of prime encodings, i.e. predictable behaviour, which may be exploited by a machine learning algorithm.
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Docent-assistent bij Winc Academy

Felix Hoekstra
Felix Hoekstra 2021-04-26

Real side job in addition to your studies? Winc Academy is looking for a Teacher Assistant (8-40 hours per week) to join the team. Winc Academy is an ambitious start-up that aims to teach as many people as possible to program through innovative education.

As a teacher assistant you have two important tasks: you answer questions from our students and review final assignments. All activities are remote, so you are not bound by location. Ideal to combine with your studies!
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