UNI NOVA – Research Magazine of the University of Basel
Hermann Schmitz’s “Phänomenologie der Zeit”
Text: Wolf Langewitz / My book: Wolf Langewitz, Professor of Medicine, recommends “Phänomenologie der Zeit” by the German Philosopher Hermann Schmitz.
“I had to learn how to study”
Interview: Bettina Huber / Dr. Kurt Pelda, an alumnus of the University of Basel, is a war reporter and freelance journalist. He has stayed true to the vow he made on receiving his doctorate in economics: Always to think of the pursuit of truth as a serious and noble task; to make every endeavor to achieve this aim and to carry out all activities in a responsible, conscientious and equitable manner. He has been given the 2016 Alumni Award in recognition of his commitment.
Mentor wanted – mentor found
Interview: Stefanie Hof-Seiler / Since the fall semester of 2016 the Vereinigung Basler Ökonomen (VBÖ), the alumni organization of the Faculty of Business and Economics at the University of Basel, has offered a mentoring program for students of the faculty. It is intended to facilitate the personal transfer of know-how and career planning strategies.
Shining a light on the materiality of art
Photographs can only reproduce the materiality and visual impact of a work of art to a limited extent. This is particularly true of how light is reflected off surfaces. Researchers at the Digital Humanities Lab are working on new ways to digitally capture and portray the visual properties of artworks.