This year’s Honours Academy Star went to Marian Verhallen, the coordinator of the FSW Honours College. Marian was presented with her award at the opening of the Honours Academy’s academic year on Monday 6 October. Each year the star is presented to a student or lecturer who has made an outstanding contribution to honours teaching.
On the occasion of the publication of the book European integration and consensus politics in the Low Countries a lunch conference is organised and hosted by the Permanent Representation of Belgium to the EU in Brussels on Friday 17 October 2014. The book is edited by Hans Vollaard (Leiden University), Jan Beyers (Antwerp University), and Patrick Dumont (Université du Luxembourg).
A robot that whips up a cup of coffee or tea in a jiffy is no longer the realm of science fiction. Psychologists and computer scientists have developed a model that codes how people perform these activities. The model is 500 times faster than earlier programmes.