Archive for April, 2013

Venice Lagoon: industrial port and defense systems

Posted on: April 29th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments
Friday, May 3, all dayvisit to the Industrial Port, the Mose and the Lagoon.
The excursion is programmed for the entire day and is going to have the following itinerary:9.50am: meeting point at the boat stop San Basilio
10 – 11.30am: visit to the Industrial Port of Venice
11.30am – 12.30am: Free time for lunch in Venice
12.30am – 5pm: visit to the Mose, the embankments of the Island of Pellestrina and the visit to the island Sant’Erasmo.
5.30pm: end of the trip 

This activity is compulsory for the courses: History of Venice, Coastal Wetlands, Cities and Global Change, Globalization Environment and Sustainable Development.
If you are not part of the above mentioned courses but still would like to   participate please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor available from Thursday or write an email to


The trip is organized   by the VIU, therefore the lunch will be the only expenses that you will face by yourself.



Jewish Museum and Venice Ghetto

Posted on: April 22nd, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments
Monday, April 22, 5pm, Room 9A:

Movie series:

Remember the Titans, Boaz Yakin, 2000,proposal by Duke and Boston students.      A true story of a newly appointed African-American coach and his high school team on their first season as a racially integrated unit. With Denzel Washington, Will Patton, Wood Harris.




remember the titans

Friday, April 26, 10.20am at Campo of the Ghetto Novo

Guided visit to Jewish Ghetto of Venice

Jewish Museum of Venice is not simply an expository space, but a widespread museum, i.e. an urbanity, architectonic and museale complex unique of its kind for its own specificity.

The Jewish Museum of Venice is situated in the Campo of the Ghetto Novo, between the two most ancient Venetian synagogues. It is a little but very rich museum founded in 1953 by the Jewish Community of Venice.

The list for the visit is available on the door of the classroom corridor from Monday





Friday, April 26, 11.30am

Field trip to North Lagoon

for the course Coastal wetlands, lagoons and estuaries 


Art and Science in Renaissance Padua

Posted on: April 15th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments
Monday, April 15, 5pm

Movie: Don Camillo by J. Duvivier (1952)

109 mins, with Fernandel and Gino Cervi,  black and white, Italian with English subtitles

Comedy on the strong rivalry between the Catholic parish priest and the Communist Mayor of a rural town in Emilia. First of a series of movies, inspired by the saga written by Giovanni Guareschi.



Friday, April 19 Morning:Excursion to the Consorzio di Bonifica – Cà di Mezzo                 Course: Coastal wetlands, lagoons and estuaries  CaDiMezzo-F09
Friday, April 19 All day: Trip to Padua           Courses: Art and Architecture in Renaissance Venice, Science and Society in the Early Modern World, Science and the Modern Literary Imagination- Visit to the ancient University Palazzo del Bo and the Anatomical theatre- Visit to the exhibition “Pietro Bembo and the Invention of Renaissance”- Visit to the Scrovegni Chapel- Visit to the Galilean School of Higher Education CAP50_
Friday, April 19 All day:Green Companies in PordenoneCourse: International Management, Globalisation Environment and Sustainable Development, Cities and Global ChangeVisit to companies Valcucine and Magis 4_azienda

Treasure Hunt in Venice

Posted on: April 14th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments

Wednesday, April 17, 5pm

Treasure Hunt Venice

You will be divided in two different groups and will be given all the useful instructions to start the treasure hunt.
You’ll have to demonstrate you’ve found solutions remember to bring a camera (or a mobile phone able to take pictures) with you.
At the end of the game there will be a nice surprise for the winners!

We put a list on the door right before classes, sign your names on it if you want to take part in this activity.

It will be funny and interesting discovering together hidden features of Venice!Hope to see you in large numbers and… let’s start warming up then!





treasure hunt

Night visit to the Basilica of San Marco

Posted on: April 7th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments


Tuesday, April 9, 7pm

Night visit to the Basilica of San Marco


The meeting point is at the Piazzetta dei Leoncini (next to the Basilica) at 7 pm.

The list is available on the door of the classroom corridor from Friday.

This activity is offered by VIU to it’s students and professors.

 basilica di notte

Wednesday, April 10, 5pm

Movie proposal by Italian students: Baaria


by Giuseppe Tornatore starring Francesco Scianna, Margareth Madè and Raoul Bova.

An autobiographic epic of three generations in the Sicilian village and a tribute to Tornatore’s hometown in Sicily.

The film was awarded with the Passinetti award at the Venice Film Festival and nominated for a Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film.



Posted on: April 4th, 2013 by teastifanic No Comments


During the month of April Ca’ Foscari University is organising a series of lectures and is glad to invite VIU students and faculty. 


8 April 2013



 “An Intertemporal CAPM with Stochastic Volatility”John Campbell – Harvard University, U.S.A.Aula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

10 April 2013



 “Do you have time to take a walk together? Private and joint leisure within the household”Martin Browning – University of Oxford, U.K.Aula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

10 April 2013



Phd on Science and Management of Climate Change“Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of the past: what we can learn from ice core studies” Simon Schupbach – VIsiting Researcher from University of Bern, SwitzerlandAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

15 April 2013



 “Equity Lending, Investment Restrictions and Fund Performance”Miguel Ferreira – Nova School of Business and Economics, PortugalAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

17 April 2013



Phd on Science and Management of Climate Change”“Greenhouse gases in the atmosphere of the past: what we can learn from ice core studies” Simon Schupbach – VIsiting Researcher from University of Bern, SwitzerlandAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

18 April 2013



“Information system for academic faculty performance evaluation (IS HAP): an example of a linguistic approach used in the Czech Republic”Jan Stoklasa – PalackýUniversity in Olomouc – CzechRepublicAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

19 April 2013



 “BOMOPAV 2013 Workshop”Joint Workshop by the Departments of Economics of:Bologna, Modena-Reggio Emilia, Padova, and Venezia


Aula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

19 April 2013



Event“Il Futuro di Venezia. The Director’s Cut”Proiezione film – documentario e dibattito

“Teorema Venezia di Andrea Pichler”


Auditorium Santa Margherita, Venezia

22 April 2013



 “Subjective Life Expectancy and Private Pensions”Tabea Bucher-Koenen – Max Plank Institute, Munich, GermanyAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

24 April 2013



Phd on Science and Management of Climate Change“Time-serie modelling for palaeoclimate data” Michel Crucifix – Université Catholique de Louvain, BelgiumAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia

29 April 2013



 “Ambiguity and compound risk attitudes: an experiment”Laetitia Placido – Universite’ Paris 1 Pantheon – Sorbonne, FranceAula E, San Giobbe, Venezia


Have you always wished to learn how to sail? Why not take this opportunity?

Inscriptions until April 1st. The fee is the same as for Ca Foscari students.


Reale Società Canottieri Bucintoro 1882 A.S.D.
Dorsoduro 263, 30123 Venezia
tel. e fax: 041 5205630



 Music Lecture & Concert in San Servolo by Ezio and Anna Lazzarini.

Wednesday, March 27,

The activity, organized in collaboration with the Wolf-Ferrari musical association, will combine technical and social-historical explanations with performances on the piano. It will take place in room 1G at 5pm.



Toccata e Fuga in re minor, BWV 565

GIUSEPPE VERDI  (1813 – 1901)

La Traviata

Preludio atto III, Aria di Violetta

RICHARD WAGNER (1813 – 1883)

Wesendonck Lieder, WWV 91

n. 5: Träume

CLAUDE DEBUSSY (1862 – 1918)

Petite Suite

En bateau, Cortège, Menuet, Ballet

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We regret to inform you that the movie series “La notte di San Lorenzo” has been cancelled.  

Monday, March 25, Movie series: “La notte di San Lorenzo” (1981) by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani. It is a fantasy war drama set in Italy during the end of World War II. The movie which follows the escape plan devised by the inhabitants of a Tuscan village, won the Jury Special Grand Prix at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival.

The film, selected by Prof. Luca Pes, will be screened at 5pm in room 9A.




Friday, March 29, Visit to the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, scheduled at 10am. In addition to the permanent collection, you will also have the opportunity to visit the temporary exhibition “Postwar. Italian Protagonists”, curated by Luca Massimo Barbero. If you would like to participate, please sign the list on the door of the classroom corridor available from today.

You will only need to provide 3,00€ at the Front Office (museum guide cost). Admission is free.
The meeting point is at 9.20am at boat stop San Zaccaria “B”
Further information about the Collection on the website


We wish you a nice weekend!

Sara and Tea