News Regarding Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands.

Princess Maxima 2011This morning in Rotterdam Her Majesty Queen Maxima of the Netherlands arrived at the Erasmus MC: Sophia Kinderziekenhuis to participate in the 150th anniversary of the hospital.

According to RVD, Her Majesty unveiled a “…special version of Sophietje statue, the mascot of the Friends of Sophia and recieved the first copy of the jubilee book, Sophia Cooks, which contains recipes and stories of patients and staff.”

Later in the afternoon, Her Majesty arrived at the Universiteit Utrecht to attend the “…the inaugural lecture of Professor Aylin Küntay.” Professor Küntay, from the Koç University in Istanbul, Turkey, has been appointed to the Prince Claus Chair in Development and Equity on the recommendation of the Executive Board of Universiteit Utrecht.

According to the official website for the Universiteit Utrecht,  Professor Küntay:

“…works in the area of ‘language and socio-cognitive development of young children’. She will hold this position for two years and will conduct research on language in collaboration with researchers at the Universiteit Utrecht. During her appointment, Professor Küntay will work closely with Prof. Paul Leseman, Professor of Special Education, and coordinator of the Research Impulse area Educational and Learning Sciences, Prof. Gün Semin, Professor of Cognition in Social Context, and Prof. Henriette de Swart, Director of the Utrecht Institute of Linguistics.”

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