Thursday, 21 May 2015
By commodifying Turkey, British lifestyle journalism manifests existing economic and political inequalities, and suggests an unequal power relationship between Turkey and Britain. This is one of the outcomes of the PhD thesis ‘Representing Turkey: An Analysis of the Power and Politics of Turkey’s Representation in British Lifestyle News’ by Nilyufer Hamid. Lifestyle news are not necessarily uncritical by definition; they shed new light on how national identity is projected in such news texts, says Hamid. She defends her thesis at Erasmus University Rotterdam on Thursday 28 May 2015.
Monday, 18 May 2015
It is often assumed that unethical behaviour at the top ‘trickles down’ to lower levels in organisations. However, if middle managers keep their distance from misbehaving bosses, they can prevent unethical behaviour from dripping down through the organisation and break the top-down chain of unethical guidance, according to new research by Gijs van Houwelingen of Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM). So companies that want to be moralistic shouldn’t only look to the top layer of management for guidance.
Friday, 15 May 2015
Later this year, the three employee apartments on Erasmus University Rotterdam’s Campus Woudestein will make way for the new 'Park Noord'. As a tribute, between 18 and 28 May 2015, two of the apartments will be hosting the ‘Campus life over the years’ exhibition organised by the university. The exhibition will include previously unseen pictures of the campus, portraits of international students and unique stories from former residents.