A GLIMPSE INTO THE FUTURE OF USI
Dies academicus: strategies presented for USI's coming years
Original, rigorous, tied to the region and open to the world:
very briefly, these will be the principal characteristics of our University in 2020, in the vision of President Piero Martinoli. The development strategy of our University was presented to the public during the 15th Dies academicus this past Saturday. USI's 2020 vision and 2012-2016 planning is also described in a brief booklet, "In the belief" - as stated by the President himself - "that the sharing of goals is the first concrete step toward their realisation".
Read the booklet, "A Glimpse into the Future of USI" and see the press kit.
Prestigious appointment for Prof. Peter Schulz, elected to the National Research Council of SNF
The Swiss National Science Foundation (SNF) appointed Prof. Peter Schulz as a new member of the National Research Council. The council, composed of 100 professors chosen for their excellent scientific competencies, evaluates
thousands of requests each year before deciding whether and how to fund them. Schulz will begin his term on October 1st, and will join
Division 1, which is dedicated to humanities and social sciences. Prof. Schulz emphasises that this appointment is also a testament to the scientific quality of research achieved by the Faculty of Communication Sciences: "If USI had not given so much importance to this sector, it would not have been possible to achieve such success, whether at the Swiss National Science Foundation or in other national and international academic settings."
Prof. Mario Monotti to hold the final inaugural lecture of the academic year
"Engineering and architecture: a discipline, that of the builder " is the name of the lecture to be delivered by Mario Monotti, Associate Professor at the Academy of Architecture in Mendrisio. His talk will conclude
the first series of inaugural lectures held at USI. The event is scheduled for Thursday,
May 19th at 5.30pm in Aula Magna of the Mendrisio Campus (Palazzo Canavée). The aim of the inaugural lecture is to allow new professors to introduce themselves and illustrate their own disciplines before the academic world and the community, in this way facilitating their entry while creating a valuable opportunity to build stronger scientific and human ties between the four USI Faculties.
THE INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN BIOMEDICIINE (IRB)
Alzheimer's: a new, important discovery
The research group under Prof. Maurizio Molinari published an important discovery that could facilitate the development of new therapeutic approaches to counteract the progression of Alzheimer's disease. The study, which took course 7 years and is published in the journal PLoSONE, was carried out in collaboration with the group working under Prof. Patrick Aebischer of Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne (EPFL) and Paolo Paganetti
(Novartis Pharma AG, Basel). Alzheimer's disease is a
neurodegenerative pathology that affects about 10% of the population over 65 years of age, causing progressive loss of cognitive function related to memory, orientation, and verbal skills.
USI CAREER SERVICE
Working in Sport: Join Passion and Profession
The sport sector offers numerous career opportunities, not limited to those related to competition. Tuesday, May 17 at 12pm (Room A11, Lugano Campus) a meeting will be held at which the many professional possibilities linked to the world of sport will be discussed. The meeting, introduced by Dean of the Faculty of Economics, Prof. Rico Maggi, will see the participation of the following professionals: Eric Pansier (Marketing Director of The North Face), Francesco Tanzi (Marketing Director of the Hockey Club Lugano and USI graduate), Paolo Duca (Captain of the Ambri-Piotta, athlete on the Swiss National Hockey Team and USI student), and Piero Gros (Alpine Ski commentator at RSI, Champion of the Ski World Cup in 1974 and winner of
medal in slalom at 1976 Winter Olympics). The workshop will be preceded by an ad-hoc meeting between various personalities linked to the sport sector with the student-athletes of USI who are already at a competitive level in diverse sports.
Tuesday, May 17, 4.30pm
Cooperative design - experience and future
Seminar with Yngve Sundblad, organised by the Faculty of Informatics
Room SI-008, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, May 17, 6pm
Corrado Gavinelli, Mario Botta, Mirella Loik:
presentation of the book I luoghi della pace (The Places of Peace) by Corrado Gavinelli
Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio Campus
Tuesday, May 17, 12pm
Working in sport: Join passion and profession
Tuesday, May 17, 4pm
Switzerland – EU: which cooperation, which future?
Public debate as part of the series, "Ticino meets Europe - know one another to understand one another!" organised by the Deputazione ticinese alle Camere federali
Auditorium, campus di Lugano
Wednesday & Thursday, May 18 - 19
Lugano Communication Forum
Palazzo dei Congressi, Lugano
Wednesday, May 18, 8.45am
EpiDay 2011: Third USI-Com Young Scholars Research Day
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, May 18, 1.30pm
Testing and (automated) Debugging at Google
Seminar with Andreas Leitner
organised by the
Faculty of Informatics
Room A23, Lugano Campus
Wednesday, May 18, 8.30pm
Screening of "Qué he hecho yo para merecer esto!" by P. Almodóvar (Spain, 1984)
Room 354, Lugano Campus
Thursday, May 19, 5.30pm
Inaugural Lecture of Mario Monotti
Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio Campus
Friday, May 20, 1.30pm
Presentation and Recruiting Session of Procter&Gamble
Event organised by the USI Career Service
Room A21, Lugano Campus