WELCOME AND WELCOME BACK
New Members of the Academic Community
USI welcomes five new professors who will begin their teaching activities this semester: Gabriele Balbi (Media Studies), Sara Garau (Italian
Literature), Reto Hofstetter (Marketing),
Fabrizio Mazzonna (Economics) and Paul Schneider (Quantitative Methods). A warm welcome also to our new staff members Patrizia Insabato (Human Resources Management), Valentina Masotti (Research Service), Daniele Matta (TI-EDU Computer and Communications Services) and Francesca Scalici (Equal Opportunities Service).
EDO POGLIA'S FAREWELL LECTURE
The World in 6 Dimensions: cultural differences, social inequalities … and everything else
Dean of the Faculty of Communication Sciences from 2002 to 2004, Prof. Poglia devoted his career to the study of Education Policy and teaching of Intercultural and Public Communication. At USI he founded the Institute for Public Communication and Education (ICIeF) and directed the Master in Public Management and
Policy, the Master of Advanced Studies in Intercultural Communication and the Master of Advanced Studies in Education Management. His farewell lesson will be held on Thursday at 5.30pm in the Auditorium. The perfect chance to bid farewell to the professor and his precious contribution here at USI.
FACULTY OF INFORMATICS
Malek appointed new Director of ALaRI
Professor Mariagiovanna Sami, one of the founders of the Advanced Learning and Research Institute (ALaRI), passes the baton of Director to prof. Miroslaw Malek, until now professor and holder of the
Chair in Computer Architecture and Communication at Humboldt-Universität Berlin. Since 1999 ALaRI works toward promoting research and education in the field of embedded systems, crucial both for industrial innovation and scientific progress.
Guido Guidi's Exhibition at the Academy
The exhibition Guido Guidi. Carlo Scarpa, Brion's Tomb will open on
Thursday, 21 February at 7pm in the Academy's Gallery (Canavée Building). The exhibit is a selection of over 900 snapshots that the Italian photographer took of the monumental complex designed by the great Venetian architect, and will be open until 14 April.
Where is your head at? An exhibit to discover the wonders of the brain
The exhibit proposed by USI's Ideatorio will open to the public in Castagnola each Saturday and Sunday afternoon until 17 March. Interactive corners, games, curiosities and scientific tools will allow
visitors of all ages to investigate how the brain can feel emotions, remember and perceive the world.
VIDEO CONTEST FOR THE YOUNG
2 Minutes Ad on TV
Are you are less than 30 years old, a Swiss resident, and want to try and win the 2000.- CHF price by CORSI (Cooperative Company for the Italian speaking Television and Radio) in cooperation with the Dicastero Giovani ed Eventi City of
Lugano? Shoot your commercial and send it to CORSI by 18 March. Together with the contest it is possible to take advantage of a training session on the use of the video camera. The session is officially closed but CORSI will make an exception (subject to available posts) for anyone applying by tomorrow at 12pm.
Invitation to tender and registration form.
Monday, 18 February, 8.30pm
Art and the brain: neuroesthetics basics
Liceo Cantonale Library Lugano 2, Savosa
Tuesday, 19 February, 2.30pm
Public Seminar Faculty of Informatics
The Mont-Blanc approach towards Exascale
Room 321, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 19 February, 5.15pm
Public Seminar Institute of Economics
De Jure and de Facto Determinants of Power: Evidence from Mississippi
Room EL PC004 (former Lab basement), Lugano Campus
Wednesday, 20 February, 12.45pm
Presentation for Visiting Employer by USI Career Service: UBS Internship and Graduate Training Program
Room A11, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 21 February, 5.30pm
The World in 6 Dimensions: cultural differences, social inequalities … and everything else.
Prof. Edo Poglia farewell lecture
Auditorium, Lugano Campus
Thursday, 21 February, 7pm
Opening of the photo exhibition by Guido Guidi
Carlo Scarpa, Brion's Tomb
Aula Magna, Canavée Building, Mendrisio Campus