New arrivals in the
With the beginning of the new semester, USI extends a warm welcome to seven new collaborators who have begun their activities at our
university: Elena Bernasconi (Executive Officer, Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communication Management), Teresa Cafaro (Operations Assistant, Institute of Communication and Health), Ladina Caprez (Marketing Assistant of the Study Advisory and Promotion Service), Marco Della Torre (Executive Secretary, Academy of Achitecture), Luca Martinetti (Technical Generalist, Logistics Service), Gill Parker (Program Manager & Deputy of the Managing Director, MScom) and Laura Tschanz (Collaborator, Research Service).
Christian Jabornegg and András Pálffy on show at the Academy
On February 24, the Academy opens an exhibition dedicated to two representatives of contemporary Central-European architecture, Jabornegg & Pálffy, who have been working in Vienna since 1988. Also known for their participation at the Venice Biennale (2008 and 2010), they present
their Mendrisio exhibition, which is conceived in the manner of an installation that guides visitors in a dialogue between past and present.
Press release and invitation.
CHOOSING AN ACADEMIC PATH
More than 1,000 secondary school students from Ticino at USI for the first orientation workshop on university studies in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland
Last week's OrientaTI was a great success: all of the secondary schools in the Canton Ticino joined in the initiative. The representatives of the other Swiss universities responded very positively, too, with a lively programme of mini-lectures and presentations on their own institutions. The event was organised by the USI Study Advisory Service, the Cantonal Office for
Scholastic and Professional Orientation and the Office of Secondary School Instruction.
Images and press kit.
The rediscovery of a universal scholar: Johann Jakob Scheuchzer
The doctor and naturalist Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733) of Zurich is a figure who has marked the cultural history of the old Confederation between the Baroque Epoch and the First Enlightenment. For the most part unknown to the greater public, this notable individual is now revealed through a volume that will be presented February 25th at Canvetto Luganese (Lugano) by Luigi Lorenzetti, coordinator of the Laboratorio di Storia delle Alpi, by the curator of the work, Simona Boscani Leoni, and by Thomas Maissen, professor at the University of Heidelberg.
- Sing each week with USI Choir. Aside from its musical purpose, the new association aims to build and maintain
contacts within the
community during free time. The first meeting is scheduled for tomorrow, February 22nd at 7.30pm in room 354. Aperitivo reception to follow.
- On Thursday, February 24th at 12.15pm (room A11, Lugano Campus) United Students debuts. This student association seeks to involve all students from academic institutions in the Italian-speaking part of Switzerland and become a reference point for Ticinese who study outside of the Canton. Thanks to cultural, educational and recreational events, the association aims to improve the daily life of students and support their integration into university life.
- On February 24, 25 and 26, visit the Chiasso "Jazz
around the Rock" Jazz Culture and Music Festival, where several students from the Academy handled the scenography and furniture design, including a huge lamp 6 meters in diameter - the focal point of the festival - around and which all of the festivities will unravel. Additionally, at the stroke of mid-night, the DJ-set of the opening ceremony will be entrusted to OOA_OhOrganizeArchitecture, the student association of the Academy of Architecture.
- Ucalenda - an online calendar created by students for students to help manage free time during the university experience - is also launching in Ticino. This sort of social network allows students to share event photos and socialize. And since the university atmosphere is so special, Ucalenda use is reserved just for students and is totally free. This initiative started in Lausanne, then expanded to all of Switzerland and various European countries. In the coming days, UCalenda members will promote the initiative on the Lugano Campus and soon
will also present on the Mendrisio Campus.
Monday, February 21, 6pm
One, two, three... Locandiere: meet the directors of three
versions of Carlo Goldoni's celebrated comedy to be performed in Lugano
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, February 22, 6.30pm
Screening of Nuovomondo
by Emanuele Crialese (Italy, 2006)
as part of the Storie e Confini film festival
Teatro il foce, Lugano
Tuesday, February 22, 7.30pm
First meeting of USI Choir
Room 354, Lugano Campus
February 24, 12.15pm
Public presentation of United
Students, the new student association
Room A11, Lugano Campus
Thursday, February 24, 7.30pm
Jabornegg & Pálffy, exhibition opening and lecture by András Pálffy (Jabornegg & Pálffy, architects, Vienna)
Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio Campus
Thursday, February 24th, Friday the 25th, & Saturday the 26th, from 8.30pm
"Jazz around the Rock" Jazz Culture and Music Festival
Friday, February 25, 6pm
Presentation of the volume, Scienza - montagna - ideologie
Johann Jakob Scheuchzer (1672-1733)
e la ricerca naturalistica in epoca moderna
Canvetto Luganese, Lugano
Saturday, February 26, 5pm
Round table and presentation of the 2010 catalogue of diploma projects from the Academy of Architecture
Salone Estense, Palazzo Estense, Varese
Thursday, March 3, 5pm
USI Career Forum opening workshop: "What's more important - talent or preparation? The rules of success in the professional
Auditorium, Lugano Campus