Archive for May, 2014

Monday, June 2nd: Festa della Repubblica

Posted on: May 29th, 2014 by intern No Comments

On Monday all VIU offices will be closed due to national holiday.

Farewell Celebrations Part II: Lido Bike Tour

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Lido Bike Tour

Friday, May 30th, 11.30 am, Lido Island


On Friday, May 30th the bike tour on Lido Island will take place. To participate, please send an email to by May 29, 12 am.
The meeting point is at Lido boat stop (S. Maria Elisabetta) at 11.30 am. Please make sure you come on time.
Due to the national strike, the only available vaporetto will be Line 14:
Possible time from San Zaccaria boat stop:
10.45 am arrives at Lido at 10.59
11.05 am arrives at Lido at 11.19

Train Strike: May 28th, from Midnight to May 29th, 9 pm

Posted on: May 28th, 2014 by intern No Comments


We inform you that on from May 28th, midnight to May 29th, 9 pm there will be a strike that will involve train transportation. Timetables may change or be cancelled.

All detailed information could be found on this page:

Closing Ceremony – Thursday, May 29

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments

Spring 2014 Closing Ceremony

 Thursday, May 29th, 2014, 4 pm
Aula Magna, room 1E – Isola di San Servolo

Professors, Students and Staff are all welcome to take part in the Spring 2014 Closing Ceremony.

The program will be as follows:

-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

-Awards for Academic Excellence, selected by the Spring 2014 faculty

-Award of Scholarships for internships in Italy-Award of  Maria Weber Scholarship

-Winners of the Spring 2014 Photoshooting and Video contest

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!

VIU Lectures – Wednesday, May 21

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments


“Funding Cultural Heritage”

Wednesday, 21 May 2014 – 5pm, Room 9A

Guest speaker: Prof. Clemente Marconi, New York University

Discussant: Prof. Amnon Bar Or, Tel Aviv University

Guest speaker Clemente Marconi, Professor of Archeology at the New York University and Director of the IFA Excavations on the Akropolis of Selinunte. Besides researches on Art and Architecture of the Greek world in the archaic and classical periods, Prof. Marconi explores the connection between architecture, the visual arts and other media (such as rituals, or texts), investigating their form, meaning and social function, arguing for a closer interaction between the study of ancient art and disciplines such as semiotics, anthropology and hermeneutics.

This lecture is part of Prof. Amnon Bar Or‘s courses Cultural Conservation in the Holy Land and Between East and West: Modern Architecture in Mandatory Palestine and Israel.


Movie Series: “Il Caimano”

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments
Monday, May 19th, 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.

Rescheduled Classes: May 16th

Posted on: May 14th, 2014 by intern No Comments

On Friday, May 16th there will be Rescheduled Classes. Please find further details in the following StudentsBlog page



VIU Movie Series – Movie Proposal by Chinese Students

Posted on: May 8th, 2014 by intern No Comments

“Farewell my concubine” (1993)

Monday, May 12th, 5 pm, Room 9A



Farewell my concubine, 1993, by Chen Kaige, 157 min, colored, Chinese with English subtitles.

Abstract: This tale spans 50 years–from 1925 to 1977–a story at once that of individuals and of the history of China. Two young orphan boys are in the Peking Opera’s perfectionist training academy. Eventually, Dieyi is assigned the role of the concubine in the famous traditional opera of the films title, while Xiaolou will play the king. They are locked into these roles onstage, while their personal relationship somehow survives the upheavals of World War II, the communist takeover of China and the Cultural Revolution. Dieyi is livid when Xiaolou marries Juxian, who spends her life at the mercy of two men whose work together has defined their individual personalities.


Rescheduled Classes: May 9th

Posted on: May 6th, 2014 by intern No Comments


All classes cancelled on Thursday, May 1st due to national holiday (except for Globalization and Competitiveness, Prof. Micelli/Buciuni)  have been rescheduled to Friday, May 9th.


Please find all the rescheduled classes of May in the following StudentsBlog page

Sport Tournament at San Servolo Fields

Posted on: May 2nd, 2014 by intern No Comments


Sport Tournament

Wednesday, May 14th, 5 pm – 7 pm, San Servolo Fields



Everybody is invited to take part to the “Sport Tournament” where you can challenge your mates in two different sports: Basketball and Football (Soccer).

You can challenge your colleagues in a “nation to nation tournament” or forming international teams and enjoy a multicultural match!

Teams will be co-ed and set up at the field according to the preferences expressed. To participate, please send an email to