IMPROVING PUBLIC UNDERSTANDING OF THE SCIENCES
The Ideatorio: a new USI service to encourage dialogue between science and society
Encouraging dialogue between science and society, with particular attention to young people, is important both for better dissemination of scientific culture and public understanding of science, as well
as for stimulating new scientific careers in response to the shortage of personnel in this field. USI has risen to this challenge by offering "The Ideatorio". The new service, introduced last week at a press conference, collects the experiences developed in recent years through the Science et Cité
foundation and the Istituto scolastico della Città di Lugano. In addition, the new service will measure the public perception of science in relation to current or controversial scientific issues and develop appropriate participatory and communicative projects in collaboration with the various federal, cantonal, and municipal bodies, as well as other associations.
Visit the web site of the Ideatorio and read the press kit.
THIRD NATIONAL CONFERENCE ON FEDERALISM
"Federalism and the new territorial challenges: institutions, economy and identity" - a congress in
Thursday, May 26, and Friday, May 27, the Third National Conference on Federalism will be held at the Academy of Architecture, organised in close collaboration with the Swiss Federal Council, the Council of States, Conferenza dei Governi Cantonali and the Canton Ticino. The aim is
to examine the opportunities and limitations of current institutional responses in terms of demographic dynamics, economic development, territorial identity, and the effectiveness and the principles of democracy. In addition to the participation of members of the political, economic, research and public administration in Switzerland, the conference also provides the opportunity to look externally, to understand perceptions and representations of Swiss federalism beyond national borders.
EUROPEAN JOURNALISM OBSERVATORY
Do the media cover everything except real power?
Monday, May 30 at 6.30pm in Aula Magna (Lugano Campus), a new event in the "Decline or Renaissance? Journalism at a crossroads" series will be held. The evening, entitled, "Do the media cover everything except real power? The globalisation paradox and the unknown role of the new international elites" - will see the participation of key figures such as Piero Ostellino (Editor of Il Corriere della Sera) and American Professor Janine Wedel (George Mason University). The discussion will
revolve around the powers of the international financial-economic elite in the era of globalization, who are capable, according to Wedel, of conditioning media, democracy and the free market.
THE FEDERAL PROGRAMME SUPPORTING ENTREPRENEURSHIP
Venturelab: from the initial idea to a successful firm
Do you have an innovative entrepreneurial idea? Do you wish to become an entrepreneur and realise your project, yet feel the need to get face-time with experts to gather valuable
lessons before going to market? Venturelab facilitates entrepreneurship and contributes to economic development by offering training modules and coaching in collaboration with USI and SUPSI. Thus, Venturelab helps transform ideas into entrepreneurial projects and teaches participants how to manage a business and take it to market.
latest issue of venturelabnews, where you can find important information about the venturelab offer and the current entrepreneurial situation in our Canton.
- Check out the new USI Bachelor Portal, dedicated to undergraduate studies at our university.
- "Negotiating your academic career: insights on the hiring and promotion processes in different countries" is a seminar organised by the Equality Service that will take place on Monday, May 30 at 10.30am (room 351, Lugano Campus), and will feature Professors Erik Larsen and Gianluca
- On Monday, May 30, 2011 at 4.30pm, the inauguration of the European Union Info Point at the University library of Lugano will take place. The Ambassador of the European Commission to Switzerland Michael Reiterer, USI President Prof. Piero Martinoli, and the Deans of the Faculty of Communications
Sciences and the Faculty of Economics will be in attendance.
- For the past 5 years, the USI Ideatorio has been organising summer science vacations designed for 4rth and 5th grade elementary school children: get more information here.
Monday, May 23, 11.30am
Some new results on proximity graphs
Seminar with Maria Saumell
Aula SI-004, Lugano
Monday, May 23, 5pm
Graduation ceremony for the Faculty of Communication Sciences and the Faculty of
Aula magna, Lugano Campus
Monday, May 23, 5.30pm
Last editorial meeting of the academic year of L'Universo
Via Maderno 24, Lugano
Tuesday, May 24, 6pm
Vittorio Pizzigoni, Mario Botta: presentation of the book Mies van der Rohe. The writings and words (Gli scritti e le parole, by Vittorio Pizzigoni, Einaudi, Turin, 2010)
Aula Magna, Palazzo Canavée, Mendrisio Campus
Wednesday, May 25, 12.30pm
Why Do Managers Engage in Trustworthy Behavior? The Role of Collectivism in 18 Countries
MORSe Seminar by Sebastian Reiche (IESE Business School Barcelona)
Room A23, Lugano Campus
Thursday, May 26, 12.30pm
Group Processes, Social Norms, and Local Network Dynamics
MORSe Seminar by James Kitts (Columbia Graduate School of Business)
Room A23, Lugano Campus 251
Thursday and Friday, May 26-27
Federalism and the
new territorial challenges: institutions, economy and identity
Event within the "Ticino meets Europe - know one another to understand one another!" series organised by the Deputazione ticinese alle Camere federali.
Saturday, May 28
organised by the Equality
Centro sportivo Valgersa, Savosa