Archive for May, 2013
Wednesday, May 22, 5pm, room 1G:
VIULecture on Energy –
Science and Communication
In collaboration with:
|Piero Martin, Professor, Physics and Astronomy Department, University of Padova
Alessandra Viola, science journalist and writerThe lecture is dedicated to an introduction to the topics of energy science and communication as seen and used by a journalist and by a scientist. The starting point is that the ability to understand the basics of science and technology and the tools to communicate them, are key requirements in order to understand and to interact with the modern world. This is particularly important when dealing with subjects like energy, environment and sustainability.
Starting from the basic principles of thermodynamics – often used and mentioned also outside physics -, the speakers present the basics of the science of energy, of its transformations, of its impact on the environment and on sustainable development, and provide examples of tools, strategies and best practices in energy communication.
The event is organized in collaboration with the University of Padua and the Ca’ Foscari International College. More details are available on the VIU website in the Open Lectures section.
Friday, May 24, all day:
Field trip to Palladian Villas
The field trip will include the visit to Villa Barbaro, Funeral monument Brion and Villa Emo.
This activity is compulsory for the course “Art and Architecture” therefore students from this course will have to face only the lunch expenses while for the other participants the total amount for entrance tickets to the villas is 8,50 euro. The transportation costs will be covered by VIU.
The list for this activity will be available on the door of the classroom corridor from Monday.
Monday, May 13, 5pm, room 9A:
Movie series, proposal by Israeli Students: Hearat Shulayim
|(“Footnote”, 2011), by Joseph Cedar, 103 mins, starring Shlomo Bar-Aba, Lior Ashkenazi, Aliza Rosen.Synopsis: Father and son are both professors at the Talmudic Research department of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Despite the father’s extensive studies, the Israel Prize committee refuses to recognize his work, while the son has garnered a lot of respect. One day, the father receives a call announcing that he’s winning the prize, but the committee meant to call the son|
|Wednesday, May 15, 5pm, room 9A:
Movie series – Il Caimano
|(“The Caiman”, 2006) by Nanni Moretti, 112 mins, starring Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca, color, Italian with English subtitles.Synopsis: A producer of b-movies, famous in the 70s, wants to produce a movie about the figure of Italy’s prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, a subject so controversial that even the public television refuse to produce it.|