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Dear employees, 


the academic community is currently moved by an event concerning the resignation of the dean of the Faculty of Science; you can read more about it in the article in the UP Journal (in Czech).

In today's newsletter you will find more news from the university, job offers or invitations to courses and two running races. The university will also soon have one ceremonial act, which will be the inauguration of the dean of the Sts Cyril and Methodius Faculty of Theology, doc. Mgr. et Mgr. Vít Hušek, Th.D.

Not only at these events, but also at school or at work, we should always be mindful of our surroundings and our own health. In this way, we can avoid not only covid but also other respiratory diseases, for which now is the ideal time in the autumn splash season. The university administration also urges caution and consideration.

UPlikace brings new features and support for additional devices

Interest in UPlication is breaking records – and it's clear why. It offers students and teachers a clear view of the timetable, exam management, news from the university and a map of its buildings and facilities. Not only first-year students can use the KudyKam guide. After three years, they are now also accessible again for Huawei mobile phone owners. If you are one of them, you can find the full UPlikace in the AppGallery. Remind yourself of all the features on the web (in Czech), follow the UPlikace on Instagram or Facebook and, above all, download and update!

We are looking for a permanent addition to the AFO team

At the end of April next year, Palacký University will host the 58th AFO Film Festival. Its preparation is a year-long affair, so we are now looking for a producer with a focus on personnel – the main task will be to coach the 200-strong festival crew. Details on the AFO website, but the deadline is this Sunday, October 9!

UP Cross Country Championship

The Department of Sport of the Faculty of Physical Culture invites you to the 44th Palacký University Cross Country Championship. The traditional autumn sporting event for all students and employees of the University will take place on Wednesday 12 October under the auspices of the Dean of the Faculty of Physical Culture Michal Šafář and in cooperation with the Athletics Club Olomouc. The winners become the champions of Palacký University for the year 2022 and will receive, in addition to a diploma and a medal, also the Dean's Award of FTK UP Olomouc in the form of a one-time sports scholarship. Details, schedule and registration here.

Mountain race Rabštejnský kocour

The air in the foothills of Hrubý Jeseník is as good as anywhere else in autumn – anyone who has ever participated in the Rabštejnský kocour (in Czech) mountain race will confirm this. And there are not a few such people, because this year it will be the 36th time, on 5 November. The race is organized by the Akademik sport centre of UP and the participants will run almost 14 kilometres from Libina to Velký Rabštejn through roads, meadows, fields, forests, forest paths and swamps. Sign up and then you can also join the last rappel on the rocks of Velky Rabštejn or take a walk to the viewpoint. Details are at www.rabstejnskykocour.cz (in Czech).

English reading club for children

"Read to Be Ready" Reading Club for Children is the name of the children's reading club, which will be opened for the third time this year by the British Centre of the UP Library. Previously it was intended exclusively for children of Palacký University employees, but this year for the first time they can bring their friends whose parents do not work at UP. The first meeting of the young readers will take place on the third Friday in October, i.e. 21 October, and readers will meet once a month until May. Membership is free, more information and a link to the registration form can be found on the UP Library website (in Czech). 

Don't miss out on digital marketing courses 

Digital marketing from different angles is offered by the UP Career Centre in a comprehensive series of eight DigiUP lectures. Gain practical skills and know how from people from all corners of the practice. Individual courses take place on Tuesdays from 5 pm and focus on brand building or Instagram and current trends; at the next meeting on 11 October, lecturer Martin Kudla will introduce YouTube as a social network and marketing tool. They are free for UP students and employees and are held in the new premises of the UP Career Center. Follow its FB and website.

University library and online learning – do they go together?

The fact that libraries are no longer just about simply borrowing books is best confirmed by the breadth of our university library services. Now, help the country's 22 academic libraries discover how they can better serve the needs of blended learning, which uses online resources, streaming or digital learning materials in addition to traditional methods. Simply tell us where you find your study literature, whether and how you use library databases and tools, or what else you miss among library services. Respond no later than October 15 here.

Werner von Siemens Prize

Publishing the results of your scientific work and showing them to the world is extremely important in today's competitive environment – and those who do not do so are almost as if they have not done any research. The Werner von Siemens Prize (in Czech) can help students, educators and scientists in engineering, science and medicine to do just that. Help expand the ranks of UP laureates by nominating yourself or someone else by November 30. If the nominee wins, the person who recommended him or her will receive 10,000 CZK. The financial reward is, of course, linked to the awards themselves: this year, 1,000,000 crowns will be distributed in eight categories. You can apply or nominate someone on the award website (in Czech). 

Play the Czech European Researchers‘ Night online pub quiz

On Friday night, the university – and with it the Olomouc University Hospital and countless other places across the country – came alive with the Czech European Researchers‘ Night (Noc vědců), this year with the theme With all the senses. It was preceded by a themed pub quiz in venues across the country, which you can now play online for free on your computer or mobile app. It will be available for three more weeks, and you can find the link and password to access it at nocvedcu.cz/kviz.