COMMUNICATION TECHNOLOGIES AT THE SERVICE OF SUSTAINABLE TOURISM
UNESCO Chair at USI
Prof. Lorenzo Cantoni, Dean
of the Faculty of Communication Sciences, will direct of the Chair in "Information Technologies and Communication for the Development and Promotion of Sustainable Tourism in World heritage Sites". The aim is to support the online communication of the world heritage sites, especially the ones in developing countries, through research and training.
XVII DIES ACADEMICUS
From Flowers to Fruits thanks to Autonomy and Cohesion
The ceremony has been an opportunity for reflection on the present and future of USI. The President Piero Martinoli opened the ceremony with an address, which was followed by speeches delivered by the Director of the Academy of Architecture Mario Botta, State Secretary Mauro Dell'Ambrogio, and Doctor Federica Sallusto of IRB. The PhD. Honoris Causa has been conferred to Mimmo Jodice, a renowned name in Italian photography. The CS Award for Best Teaching has been assigned to prof. Cesare Pautasso of
the Faculty of Informatics.
FACULTY OF INFORMATICS
Special Workshop in honor of Prof. Mariagiovanna Sami
To pay tribute to the work conducted by Professor Sami, the
Institute ALaRI offers a workshop entitled Key Challenges in Embedded Systems, which will be held on Thursday, 16 May on Lugano Campus. The encounter will bring together some of the greatest experts in embedded systems on an international level. After taking part in the foundation of the Institute together with prof. Luigi Dadda, the director Professor Sami, passes the baton to prof. Miroslaw Malek.
IRE'S OBSERVATORY OF TOURISM (O-TUR)
Stefano Scagnolari is the new person in charge of O-Tur
Dr. Stefano Scagnolari, researcher and post-doc at the Institute for Economic Research (IRE), has taken over since 1 May as manager of the
Observatory of Tourism. O-Tur aims at increasing and disseminating knowledge of the tourism industry of the Canton, by means of systematic observation and analysis of Ticino's tourism demand and local supply, through the application of qualitative and quantitative methods.
The TTRA European Conference 2013 Best Paper Award to Elena Marchiori and Lorenzo Cantoni
The international conference on tourism's new frontiers has awarded a research carried out by USI's Faculty of Communication Sciences webatelier.net. The project analyses how users identify the prevailing topic and feeling of a social media page, evaluating what features captures the attention and drawing useful insights for online promotion of tourist destinations.
Venture Ideas: an introduction to the entrepreneurial world
The event held in the framework of the federal training programme CTI Entrepreneurship aims at sharing with the participants all the tools available in Ticino and Switzerland to support entrepreneurship, as well as sharing testimonies of young entrepreneurs. The encounter will be held on Wednesday, 15 May at 12.15pm, in the Auditorium of Lugano Campus. To register please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org by Thursday, 9 May 2013.
LIFE ON CAMPUS
CASH lands at USI
Ten minutes, ten
questions, a prize of a thousand Swiss Francs cash: the Quiz on the road by RSI will make a stop on the Mendrisio Campus on Monday, 13 May. Starting from late morning Clarissa Tami and her partners in crime will venture the University halls looking for couples of students, professors and staff to challenge them. CASH will be back at USI on 23 May, this
time on Lugano Campus
To learn more about the game.
Monday, 6 May, 5.30pm
Graduation Ceremony of the Faculty of Economics
Aula Magna, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 7 May, 5.30pm
Listening and Silence:
student's projects presentation
Room A21, Lugano Campus
Tuesday, 7 May, 6pm
Decameron, V 9
Federigo degli Alberighi
Studio 2 RSI, Besso
Wednesday, 8 May, 3.30pm
E-volve: a Digital Consumer Behavior case
Room A11, Lugano Campus
Wedensday, 8 May, 8.30pm
Public screening with introduction and commentary by Marco Müller: Bait (House) (Israel, 1980 - 51') A House in Jerusalem (Israel, 1998 - 90') by Amos Gitai
Aula Magna, Canavée Building, Mendrisio Campus
8 May, 8.30pm
Per voce sola: Edna Stern, piano recital
Teatro Foce, Lugano