12. March 2021 | Magazine:

The Week at TU Braunschweig │12.03.2021 Our Newsletter for all Employees

Topics: President + RSS Feed + feeding memory + Antibodies + Norm(et)al + Algo Rap

Editor: Laurenz Kötter

► Professor Angela Ittel elected president

Congratulations, Professor Angela Ittel, and welcome to Carolo-Wilhelmina! Last Wednesday, the Senate and the University Council unanimously elected the psychologist and science manager as President of our University. We introduce her (engl.), and the Braunschweiger Zeitung has already conducted an interview with her and published it without a paywall – particularly for us. 

► New chance for better pandemic response

A research team from the TU Braunschweig and the HZI reports in Nature Communications on the development of antibodies against SARS-CoV-2. The study shows how in the future active agents against emerging viruses can be rapidly generated.

► New website function

From now on, CMS editors can integrate RSS content from other platforms on TU websites. This works especially well with articles from our online magazine. Read more about this in our TYPO3 manual.

► Experiment of the year

An experiment conducted by the Agnes Pockels Laboratory that brings together the greenhouse effect and ocean acidification for students received the LernortLabor Award from the German Association of School Laboratories as the best experiment of the year. Congratulations!

► Please feed the memory of the TU Braunschweig

Securing the TU’s past in the present for the future is the task of the University Archive. The new head of the archive, Tanja Wolf, explains how we can contribute to this with our analog and digital records.

► The journey of waste

With the internationally oriented e-learning platform teach4waste, the LWI’s Department of Waste and Resource Management bundles knowledge about sustainable waste management systems. The teaching and learning material is provided free of charge in German, English and Portuguese.

► Well communicated

Jens Lindhof communicated his research on new active substances against animal diseases in such a comprehensible way that he was awarded the ASC Omega Poster Prize for it. Congratulations!

► Norm(et)al?

What concepts of norm are contained in everyday normalities? How does something “normal” become a validated norm? The Braunschweig Junior Scientist Lecture Series is looking for suggestions around the norm until April 4. We are thrilled about the fresh initiative and curious about the lectures.

► Teacher education in times of corona

As part of the “Qualitätsoffensive Lehrerbildung”, five universities shared their ideas and experiences on how to succeed in teacher education under pandemic conditions. In a joint video, they exemplarily present their projects.

► International research funding on pandemic impacts

The DFG published a pre-announcement that transnational research projects on the societal impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic are eligible for funding. Here is the preliminary schedule of the call.

► Darling of the week

How do you mobilize students to take part in a survey? Well, one way would be an email. Another, to promise a rap video. The result is hard to get through without smiling: A kind of crossover parody between Max Giesinger and Coolio on algorithms by Professor Sándor Fekete aka MC Sándor.