WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK
New Arrivals at the Academic Community
A new academic year kicks off and USI welcomes all freshmen and 7 new professors. Starting this semester at the Academy of Architecture will begin their teaching activities Joao Nunes Ribeiro Ferreira (design) and Muck Petzet (ecology and building systems). At the Faculty of Economics USI welcomes Dirk Martignoni (Organization Management) and Patricia Funk (Applied Microeconomics), and at the Faculy of Communication Sciences Sara Greco (Argumentation), Giacomo Jori (Modern Italian Literature) and Fabio Pusterla (Literature). Our warmest welcome back goes out to all students, professors, researchers and staff.
ACADEMY OF ARCHITECTURE
Teaching and Cultural Programme for the Academic Year 2014-2015
The press conference held last week unveiled several news including the topic of Diploma 2015 (Topics of Architecture), the destination of the Winter School Building Reality lead by architect Diébédo
Kéré (which will bring students for six weeks in Burkina Faso) and the establishment of the Laboratorio Ticino (a research facility that carries out activities on the topic of territorial design). A wide range of public lectures, exhibits and encounters was also introduced to complete the teaching and cultural offer of USI’s Academy of Architecture.
CHANGE AT THE TOP OF A FACULTY
Prof. Gibbert appointed as new Dean of Communication Sciences
Michael Gibbert is Full Professor of Marketing at IMCA (USI’s Institute of Marketing and Communication Management). After earning his PhD at the University of St.Gallen he was research assistant at INSEAD, post-doc at Yale University and Associate Professor at Università Bocconi in Milan. USI thanks professor Lorenzo Cantoni who led the Faculty of Communication Sciences for the past 4 years, for his outstanding contribution.
USI’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE DIVINE COMEDY RESUMES
The Series on "Paradiso" gets underway
The public lectures on Dante Alighieri’s Commedia organised by the Institute of Italian Studies get underway: on Wednesday September 17, the musicologist Pedro Memelsdorff will kick off the series Lectura Dantis III on Paradiso, with a lecture entitled Sweet Symphony of Paradise. The encounter will be held at 6pm in the Auditorium of Lugano Campus. All lectures from the previous academic years on Inferno and Purgatorio are available for download on our
BSI SWISS ARCHITECTURAL AWARD 2014
Award Ceremony and Exhibit Opening at the Academy
to the public the works of the 27 candidates with special attention paid to the winner, the Spanish architect José María Sánchez García. The award ceremony will be held on Thursday September 18 at 9pm in the Aula Magna of Mendrisio Campus (Canavée Building). The fourth BSI Swiss Architectural Award, is conferred to young architects who made a significant contribution to contemporary architecture by showing landscape and environmental awareness.
YOUNG STUDENTS VISITING THE FACULTY OF INFORMATICS
Study Week “Fascinated by Informatics”
From September 8 to 13, several high school students dedicated an entire week to informatics related topics, thanks to a cooperation among different Swiss faculties of informatics and the Science and Youth Foundation. At USI, eight secondary school students from the German part of Switzerland developed small projects on topics such as the simulation of interaction among celestial bodies in a galaxy, and the design of tools to monitor and improve body movements during physical exercise.
VENTURE CHALLENGE 2014
How to turn your vision into a successful entrepreneurial project
The course offers the chance to step into the role of a young entrepreneur and acquire the skills needed for the establishment and the development of a start-up. The course is free and sponsored by the Commition for Technology and Innovation (CTI) and in Ticino
organised by USI, SUPSI and CP Start-up. Registration on the web site www.cti-entrepreneurship.ch by September 22, 2014.
EUROPEAN RESEARCH PROGRAMME HORIZON 2020
the procedures of
the renewed Swiss participation
Switzerland and the EU have agreed on a partial association to the programme Horizon 2020, which will provisionally come into effect today and initially run until the end of 2016. As associate partners (financed by Brussels) researchers can participate to the following activities: ECR grants, Marie Curie actions, Future and Emerging Technologies projects (FET), research infrastructures, and to all the actions for spreading excellence and widening participation. For all other calls Swiss researchers can participate as a third country entity, to the extent that is permitted by the individual calls, and with direct Swiss founding. Further information at the information event on Friday, September 19 from 11.15am in room 250
of Lugano Campus.
- USI brings you over 800 participants and Economy Nobel Laureate Robert J. Shiller in Lugano, thanks to the European Finance Association annual meeting 2014 >>>
- Two IRB researchers, immunologists Antonio Lanzavecchia and
Federica Sallusto, are among the most cited
scientists in the world >>>
- The Lugano Campus becomes for three days the world centre for academic reflection in the field of public finance, thanks to the 70th Annual Congress of the international Institute of Public Finance >>>
- “More Identity”: promoted by USI to show different angles of the Italian Speaking part of Switzerland, the initiative lands in Trogen (AR) and Basel
- The first StartCup Ticino gets underway, the prize is 50'000 CHF: application submission deadline is by September 24, 2014 >>>
- What to do and who to contact in case of emergency on Campus? Find it out in a new page on crisis communication >>>
Monday, 15 September, 7.00pm
Foyer, Canavée Building, Mendrisio Campus
Tuesday, 16 September, 3.00pm
Room SI-003, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 16 September, 5.15pm
Room PC-04, Blue Building, Lugano
Tuesday, 16 September, 6.00pm
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, 17 September, 6.00pm
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 18 September, 7.00pm
Aula Magna, Canavée Building, Mendrisio Campus
Room 250, Lugano Campus