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What did women write about in their diaries in the 19th century? Why do people have such a negative view of feminism? Milena Lenderová, historian at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy, deals with women's history and gender issues. "Even today, the view persists that women's domain is the home," she says.   You study the 19th century. How did women live then?  The whole 19th century is quite a long period. At its beginning, the situation for women was incomparable to...
The best Czech triathlete, Radim Grebík, is an engine driver. This student of the Faculty of Transport Engineering decided to swap swimming, cycling and running for the railway, which he had dreamed of since he was a little boy.   You have been called the best Czech triathlete, yet you decided to leave the sport behind. Why? I got into elite sports a few years ago by accident. Now, I'm at a certain level where I realise it's not my place. The best athletes think...
Talk! Grammar can wait 24. 11. 2022
The Help for English website has become popular among students and self-learners wishing to improve their English communication skills. Its creator, Marek Vít, is a well-known English teacher who graduated from the University of Pardubice and works as a part-time teacher at the Faculty of Arts and Philosophy. How did Help for English start? Back in 2005, I was an English teacher at the grammar school in Přelouč and needed to make materials for students’ home practice available...
Beehives next to the dining halls. Solar panels on the roof. Cups instead of plastic bottles. Liběna Tetřevová, a researcher from the Faculty of Chemical Technology, has seen that such things can be reality at a university. Her project dealing with universities’ social responsibility draws on her inspiration from the BI Norwegian Business School. What came as the biggest surprise at BI? Porcelain cups and glasses placed next to bins. That was one of the first things that surprised...
A stoker assisted by an interpreter. What may be unique in the world is the daily bread and butter for Ladislav Crha, a graduate of the Faculty of Transport Engineering, who operates a locomotive boiler at a narrow-gauge railway in Zittau. He is overcoming the language barrier fast. Do you usually travel by train, other than at work? I do. It was only last year that I bought my first car. I have been working as an engine driver for 15 years, and I have always used a train to...
The eighth annual ceremony ‘Pardubice Region Awards 2021’ was finally again a face-to-face event after two years of pandemic measures. This year, the award ceremony took place in the newly renovated Suk Hall of the House of Music. The event pays tribute to the personalities whose long-term activity has enriched the lives of people in their surroundings. The following awards are given: Medal of the Governor of the Pardubice Region, Michal Rabas Award for Rescue, and Award of Merit in Recognition...
The Faculty of Health Studies celebrated 15 years since its foundation this year. The idea to build a faculty originated in Dr Arnošt Pellant's head during his work in Pardubice Hospital. What was the journey from the first idea to welcoming the first students? Come and read the interview with the first Dean of the FHS.   Do you remember what was happening in your life in May 2007? Of course, I remember the events of May 2007. Particularly when reading work records and...
Lanškroun (Ústí nad Orlicí district) – the prominent Czech medal maker and sculptor Zdeněk Kolářský died on the 28th March at the age of 90 years. The Czech News Agency was informed by Dita Hálová from the Municipal Museum Lanškroun. In his extensive medal making and sculptural work Kolářský combined multiple visual and applied arts, especially typography and logo designing in pieces made from various metals. “Although most of his works were large public or private projects, he always...