New university campus in Lugano-Viganello: the Essentia project wins
This past summer, the international architectural competition concluded with the award going to the Essentia project, which was developed by a studio in Morcote. Architect Arbnor Murati, born in 1981 and diplomat from the USI Academy of Architecture, presented the planning for a large "walled open area", with adequate transparency and a generous number of "filters of access". 125 design studies originating from various countries were submitted into the competition. Work is is planned to begin in 2013. The new campus will accommodate the USI Faculty of Informatics and the SUPSI Department of Innovative Technologies.
A STEP CLOSER TO A UNIVERSAL FLU VACCINE
The USI Institute for Research in Biomedicine isolates an antibody capable of neutralizing all subgroups of the influenza virus
The discovery, published this past summer in the
prestigious Science magazine, has made its way around the global media. In fact, the breakthrough could facilitate the creation of a universal vaccine that could provide protection against all strains of the seasonal influenza virus and new pandemics. The
discovery was realised though a collaboration between IRB (Prof. Antonio Lanzavecchia), Humabs BioMed SA in Bellinzona (Dr. Davide Corti) and the National Institute for Medical Research (Prof. John Skehel) in London.
Looking for "Efficient Rules": Definition, Reasoning and Opportunities of Economic Analysis of Law
This evening at 5.30pm in the Lugano Campus auditorium, the inaugural lecture of Massimiliano Vatiero will be held. Vatiero was recently named Assistant Professor of Economic Law at the USI Law Institute. Prof. Vatiero's
teaching and research activities are supported by the USI Fondazione Ricerca e Sviluppo through the Galli Fund, a private donation in the memory of Brenno Galli, lawyer and former State Counsellor as well as former President of The Swiss National Bank. During the inaugural lecture, which falls 101 years after Galli's birth, there will be a brief documentary screening about Galli as a man and political figure.
LabiSAlp «Histoire des Alpes - Storia delle Alpi - Geschichte der Alpen»
New edition of the annual journal 'Associazione Internazionale di Storia delle Alpi'
Published annually since 1996, the journal contains articles (in French, Italian and German) that cover subjects ranging from economic and social to cultural and political history of the Alps. It also addresses the geography of the Alpine mountain region and the anthropology and sociology of its population. The relationship between the Alps and architecture is the thematic focus of the 2011 edition of the publication. What is Alpine architecture? Does an architecture that may be
defined as «alpine» exist?
SUPERCOMPUTER AT THE SERVICE OF RESEARCH
The CSCS provides 250 million CPU hours to researchers
The Swiss National Supercomputing Centre (CSCS) supports Swiss researchers in various aspects of the supercomputer and of scientific computation. Until October 14, 2011, it is possible to request computational resources for significant research projects.
More information and proposal submissions.
Call for Proposals for the Centro Stefano Franscini
The Centro Stefano Franscini, a congress centre of The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology Zurich since 1989, offers the possibility to organise research conventions at the Monte Verità site in Ascona. All researchers and university professors who are
active in Switzerland are invited to submit their candidacy for 2012.
More information and conditions of candidacy.
Monday, Sept. 26, 5.30pm
Inaugural Lecture of Massimiliano Vatiero
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, Sept. 27, 6.30pm
Apéro - Can a start-up in Ticino attain sucess on a global level?
Bar/restaurant "al Lido", Lugano
Thursday, Sept. 29, 1.30pm
First day of Innovation and Innovative Entrepreneurship
Sala Aragonite, Manno
Thursday, Sept. 29, 5.30pm
Banks and trust companies in the new criminal procedure code
Room A11, Lugano Campus
Thursday, Sept. 29, 5.45pm
Graduation Ceremony for Faculty of Informatics
Auditorium, Lugano Campus