Archive for December, 2013

Closing Ceremony of the Fall 2013 Semester

Posted on: December 18th, 2013 by intern No Comments



Thursday, December 19th, 2013, 4 pm
Aula Magna, VIU (room 1-E) – Isola di San Servolo


Opening remarks by Prof. Agar Brugiavini, Dean of Venice International University, and  Prof. Luca Pes, Director of VIU’s School of Humanities and Social Sciences will be followed by the presentation of:

- two videos edited by Prof. Szabo and Prof. Balletti with their students’ digital projects;

- a reading performance based on Ibsen’s work and read in three different languages by the students of Prof. Kaynar;

- the announcement of the winners of the Fall 2013 Photo Contest including the Special Jury Prize;

- Awards for Academic Excellence, selected by the Fall 2013 faculty;

- announcement of recipients of Internship Placements in Italy;

Only students present at the ceremony can receive an award.


A farewell cocktail will be offered after the ceremony and, by popular demand,

you will have the chance to buy your VIU hoodie and T-shirt!


Posted on: December 13th, 2013 by intern No Comments


On Monday, December 16th,  from 09.00 am  to 1.00 pm, the Trade Unions have called a strike of the staff of land and waterborne services.

Here are the bus and the vaporetto timetable of the guaranteed services.


Posted on: December 12th, 2013 by intern No Comments




The nomination for the best Fall 2013 VIU photo and the best Fall 2013 VIU video will be for the following categories:

1-Venice in Everyday Life: what is really different in Venice, beyond the obvious, compared to other cities in the world? You will have to focus of what living in Venice means and on how inhabitants of Venice cope with the difficult situations that arise everyday (transport, massive tourism, bridges, pigeons, high water, etc.). How do you see Venice outside the tourist-routes? Is it possible to capture the true soul of Venice in a single frame?

2-Multicultural Life@VIU: how would you narrate the experience of studying and living at Venice International University? Focus on the unique multicultural experience of joining students and professors with different nationalities and cultures and show us your perspectives of VIU life.

3-VIU outside VIU: what happens during the co-curricular activities? What about your midterm trip in Italy and Europe? Because travelling is the greatest way to get to know the others.


Students can submit a maximum of 4 pictures (per category), taken using any device at your disposal, with the least editing possible and/or

one single video of 5 min max., edited using every technique you want. You can add everything, from subtitles to soundtrack, video effects or whatever your creativity suggests!


Materials must be handed in to us (Alberto, Elena, Alessandra) at the Front Office or sent by email ( by December 12th by midnight.

All photos and videos will be uploaded on VIU Facebook Page on December 13th. From that moment on everybody can vote. The photo/video that gets more likes wins. You can vote till December 19th at 12 am!

The winners will be awarded during the Closing Ceremony which will take place in the afternoon on the same date.

Besides the Facebook community election, a VIU Faculty Committee will award a Special Jury Prize to the best photo/video.


VIU International Workshop: Greening the green revolution

Posted on: December 9th, 2013 by intern No Comments



International Workshop

Thursday, December 12, 2013      2.00 pm – 6.00 pm
Friday, December 13, 2013        9.30am – 5.00 pm

San Servolo Island


This International Workshop concerns the increasingly important issue of Food Security and the broader challenge of Sustainable Agriculture, in a world where the demand for not only the quantity but also the quality of food is increasing. The event has been organized in partnership with the School of Asian Studies and Business Management and the Department of Economics, Ca’ Foscari University Venice.

greening the green revolution

The Workshop is inspired by the “Save and Grow” program recently launched by FAO, which aims to build a sustainable agriculture moving from the clear evidence that, although agriculture based on the intensive use of inputs has increased global food production and average per capita food consumption, also significantly reducing the number of chronically hungry, this has implied depletion of natural resources, negative environmental pressures, contributing to the climate change problem.


Detailed Program


Movie series: “Il caimano”

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by intern No Comments
Monday, December 9th, 5 pm, room 9A

VIU Movie series: “Il Caimano” 2006

 Il caimano
“Il Caimano” 2006, by Nanni Moretti, 112 mins, starring Silvio Orlando, Margherita Buy, Jasmine Trinca, color, Italian with English subtitlesSynopsis:

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 refuses to produce it.

Music of the 20th Century – seminar with live performance

Posted on: December 6th, 2013 by intern No Comments


Music Lecture Ezio & Anna

Wednesday, Dec 11th (Part 2), room 1G, 5 pm

“Music of the 20th Century” – seminar with live performance

This event has been organized in cooperation with the Wolf-Ferrari Musical Association.

At the end of this second meeting, “The Rite of Spring” will be played entirely. The execution will be performed by Ezio and Anna Lazzarini, piano four hands, playing Stravinsky’s transcription, which is the re-writing of a work of music as a faithful adaptation. The piano, more than any other, can reproduce any instrument from the entire orchestra, from the piccolo to the double bass.  In this case, it is more than ever useful since the orchestral score is particularly complicated and difficult to understand.

The event will take place in room 1G, at 5 pm.

Detailed program, Wednesday, December 11th