A FIFTH FACULTY FOR USI
Green light for the new Faculty of Biomedical Sciences
Last week the Parliament of Ticino voted in
favour of the foundation of the new
Faculty. The amendment to the related Act was approved with 66 votes in favour, 2 abstaining and 1 against. Piero Martinoli, USI's President and leader of the project from its inception, has expressed his deep gratitude towards the many partners involved in the project that was initiated five years ago. The upcoming University Council session will define the objectives of the Faculty Constituent Council, which will be responsible for setting the agenda and regulations for the appointment of professors.
TONIGHT IN THE AULA MAGNA ON THE LUGANO CAMPUS
Graduation Ceremony for 145 students in Communication Sciences
The graduates will receive their diploma from USI's President, Piero Martinoli, and from the Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, Michael Gibbert. 52 Bachelor, 77 Master, and 16 PhD degrees will be awarded. The following awards will be given to the best-ranked students: the ABB/ALSTOM Award for the best Bachelor, Master and PhD diplomas, and the Alma Bacciarini Award to the best diploma in Italian language, literature and culture.
PROF. MAURO BARANZINI FAREWELL LECTURE
Economy and Civil Society: from a sustainable past to an uncertain future
A leading member of the scientific committee that designed and laid the foundations of our University, Prof. Baranzini was Dean of the Faculty of Economics from 2005 to 2009. During his academic career at USI, Oxford, Harvard, Berkeley,
MIT and Stanford, Prof. Baranzini devoted his time to teaching and research in the fields of macroeconomics, income distribution and capital accumulation. His farewell lecture will be held on Thursday,
December 11th at 5.30pm in the Auditorium on the Lugano Campus and will be an opportunity to pay tribute to the valuable work that prof. Baranzini has done for USI.
SALVATORE SETTIS, BORROMINI CHAIR 2014-2015
Man and Nature: lessons from ancient landscapes
The series of public lectures entitled Theatre of Democracy carries on.
The encounters are held by the art historian, classical scholar, archaeologist and philologist Salvatore Settis, appointed for the second edition of the Borromini Chair of the Academy of Architecture. The second lecture, entitled Man and Nature: lessons from ancient landscapes, will be held on Thursday, December 4th at 7.30pm in the Aula Magna on the Mendrisio Campus.
INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICINE
From the Bench to the Clinic - 6th EADV Dermatological Meeting in Ticino
An event to provide updates on topics selected by dermatologists, allergists, immunologists, internists and oncologists will be held on Thursday, December 4th. The meeting is organised by the Scientific Committee of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology (EADV) in close collaboration with the Società Ticinese di Dermatologia, the Dermatology department from the Bellinzona regional hospital, and the IRB. The day will consist of a research session in the morning (Immune response and skin), followed in the afternoon by a clinically
oriented session (Update on the treatment of dermatological diseases).
SUPPORTING THE BEST STUDENTS FROM TICINO
Study Grants from the Harley-Davidson Club Ticino
For the third consecutive year, two annual study grants of CHF 4000 each are issued by the club to
Swiss students living in Ticino who are admitted to USI and enrolled in a Bachelor (2nd or 3rd year) or a Master programme (1st or 2nd year). Applications are to be submitted to the front desks of Lugano and Mendrisio Campus by January 31st, 2015. The grants will be assigned by a committee and are based on merit.
Tonight Eliane will sing to the lighting of the
Christmas tree in Piazza Riforma
It is tradition at this time of year to light the thousands of lights of the Christmas tree in front of the City Hall of Lugano. Tonight, at 6 pm, the evocative moment will be graced with the wonderful voice of our graduate Eliane Müller, who with her piano was the winner in 2012 of the television program Die grössten Schweizer Talente. Eliane’s Christmas tour will bring her again to Lugano on December 27th at the Palazzo dei
SURPRISES AND PRIZES
The USI Advent Calendar starts today!
The virtual Advent Calendar will lead you to the year-end festivities. Each day a new box with a surprise is waiting for you to be opened. Day by day, the Calendar will show you some of the most significant moments of this past year at USI.
Try your luck and enter the contests to win the prizes by sending an email from your USI account to firstname.lastname@example.org by midnight of each day. If you are lucky, we will get in touch with you to announce your prize. The contests are open to USI students, Faculty
and staff members.
Monday, 1 December, 1.00pm
Room A33, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 2 December, 5.00pm
Palazzo dei Congressi, Hall B, Lugano
Wednesday, 3 December,
Room SI-007, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, 3 December, 6.00pm
Wednesday, 3 December, 6.30pm
Room A14, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 4 December, 5.00pm
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 4 December, 6.30pm
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus