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On May 22 nd at 2.30 pm the non-competitive #FreeLittering challenge Waste Mob is back for its third annual. It is an awareness-raising initiative sponsored by Università degli Studi ( UniToGO ), Politecnico ( Green Team ) CUS Torino and Università del Piemonte Orientale .
Students and staff will participate to this unique competition, where teams will compete in collecting waste along the Po river, starting from CUS sports center in Corso Sicilia and ending at the Castello del Valentino.
The goal of the event is to raise awareness about “littering”, an increasingly common phenomenon in which garbage is left in public areas.
A waste collecting kit will be provided to each participant and at the end of the day an aperitif will be served.
The deadline for the registration is May 19 th .

In May and June “La Settimana della Scienza” festival is back: two months full of events to bring the public closer to science. The Università degli Studi di Torino organizes many of them:
– May 11 th : PorteAperte @NICO  – Understand our brain in order to cure it
– May 14 th /May 15 th /June 5 th : Così piccoli, così straordinari – A four-stops journey to discover the amazing world of microorganisms
– May 16 th /May 22 nd /May 28 th : Indovina chi abitava qui? – A nice walk through the houses of the Turinese scientists of the past in the       streets of San Salvario neighborhood.
– May 17 th : Tombola periodica – The perfect way to find out about the periodic table of Mendeelev
– May 18 th : Porte aperte a Veterinaria – A tour in the veterinary university campus of Grugliasco (TO)
– May 18 th : INRIM open day & metrology night
– May 18 th : Notte dei Musei 2019
– May 23rd/ May 31st : Teatro e Scienza all’Università

The information session called Financial education for millennials will take place on May 8 th at Informa Giovani and will be held by Starting Finance, a community created by two university students for all economics and finance fans. The main topics that will be covered are public debt, spread and many others. The entry is free and subject to availability.
For any further information visit the site

Dall’orso alla Pantera. Le proteste studentesche come fattore di innovazione is the title of the exhibition curated by the Historical Archive of the University of Turin on the occasion of the Archivissima festival.
The exhibition will be open until June 21 st and will take place at the Palazzo del Rettorato in Turin. The show starts with an episode of 1755, when the students strongly opposed to the fact that the quadrangle of the Rettorato could host a show with animals, which was thought to be offending to the honor of the University. The exhibition shows with particular regard the student protests of the 60s. Photos and flyers of the Italian student movement la Pantera (1990) will be displayed as well.

Have you been to Biennale Democrazia?
We have. We attended three debates on very topical issues in our society: “Polvere di stelle” (“Stardust”) with Ambra Angiolini, Pif and Luis Sal; “Disinformazione” (“Misinformation”) with Serena Danna, Carlo Freccero and Walter Quattrociocchi; and “Politica Pop. L’esibizione
dell’autenticità” (“Pop Politics: the Display of Genuineness”) with Franca Roncarolo, Sofia Ventura and Filippo Ceccarelli.
The main subject of these debates was the Internet, the “battlefield” (as Freccero defined it) where all conflict and power gather. Quattrociocchi reiterated that the tendency to gather information that fits our perspective on the world has become more and more common. The problem which arose is that there is no longer absolute truth, and we are no longer able to prove whether information is true or false. In the past, this was the task of newspapers, then of the TV; with the birth of the Internet – the symbol of free information – we had the opportunity to access news with incredible speed. Still the problem which was pointed out is that, even though the total amount of news has grown, the
information we receive from them has not. Misinformation has also increased and the only weapon we have against it is cultural capital, as Freccero highlighted.
Stars Ambra Angiolini, Pif and Luis Sal talked about their relationship with visibility and celebrity on the Internet, in particular on social networks, where it seems possible for everyone to become famous but where, in order to last for a long time, you must have something to say. Meritocracy is a key principle of social networks and it is essential to gain credibility. The three stars have all pointed out that they do not want to be mistaken for “the arbiters of absolute truth”, since it is far too easy to blame famous people for influencing their followers. Ambra Angiolini thinks it is important to sensitize and not to reassure, because that is the governments’ duty. Luis Sal, a YouTuber whose videos have over 120 million visualizations, did not choose to take this responsibility but he constantly feels the weight of it, so much so that it has become a limiting factor for his creativity. What we must always keep in mind is that the Internet is the means, not the end.

Politics has probably forgotten that the Internet is just the means: as a matter of fact, nowadays politicians rule with selfies and videos. If, in the past, they tended to show that they were the same as their electorate, now there is a constant need for them to be seen at work: politicians want to show how to do politics, and the common practice of broadcasting important meetings live has simply created yet another format.
Every day we are offered images that convey only emotion and not information; politicians are becoming increasingly similar to celebrities and tend to share details about their personal lives, thus creating a bond of closeness with their voters. This way of using the Internet accelerated so much that “trash” has become an aesthetic regime and a government program.

After these debates, we would like to encourage you to inform yourself properly and critically, to admire your idols but always keeping in mind that they are part of the show business, and to demand for content responsibility from those people who have the duty to spread sound principles.

YEAH (Young European Activists’ Hub) is the first festival of European youth activism. Three days – 5, 6, 7 April – of meetings, debates and events, as well as round-table talks with guests. The aim of the festival is to bring young people closer to the world of volunteer work and to get them involved in active citizenship, putting them in touch with big and small organizations active in Turin. Workshops will be a chance to discuss the citizens’ participation in European elections, the politics of the EU and the cultural process behind its institutions.
In the evening, entertainment events will take place in various areas of the city.
Registration is open on the website

On April 2, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m., Quazza Auditorium will host a lecture given by Indira Lakshmanan,Executive Editor on Crisis Reporting at Pulitzer Center in Washington and columnist for The Boston Globe. Over the course of the career as a journalist, she has written about election campaigns, revolutions and coups d’état, between the US and foreign countries, for The Globe, Bloomberg, The New York Times -International Edition, NPR, PBS and POLITICO Magazine. She spent seven years travelling with State Secretaries Hillary Clinton and John Kerry, and she interviewed famous political leaders, including Benazir Bhutto, Fidel Castro and Hugo Chavez. She embedded with sea pirates in the Philippines, Maoist rebels in Nepal, and Khmer Rouge holdouts in Cambodia. Her investigative reports exposed child labor in Bolivia illegal logging in Brazil, corruption in China and incarceration of  innocent children in Nepal. Indira graduated from Harvard University and did graduate studies at Oxford University. She is currently in Italy, working as a reporter from the International Journalism Festival in Perugia.
The lecture will be moderated by Anna Masera, journalist, executive director of the laboratories and newspapers for Master’s degree, and public editor at La Stampa.
Alberto Sinigaglia, president of the Association of Journalists of Piedmont, and Cristopher Cepernich, scientific director of this Master’s rogram and sociologist / expert in media and political communication at UniTo are expected to exchange formal greetings with the audience.
The lecture will be in English. No simultaneous translation is scheduled. Please confirm your participation by 22 March 2019 by filling in the form available at this link: confirm registration .
The lecture will be recorded and it is accredited as a refresher course for journalists.

On Thursday 28 March at 2 p.m., the new course in social economy will be presented at Campus Luigi Einaudi. The course has been developed as a series of 8 free meetings and it will involve the participation of several guests, who are among the leading representatives of Italian and international social economy. During every meeting, the guests will explain their experiences and
theories. Philosopher Euclide Mance will be present at the first meeting. For more than twenty years, Mance has been involved in the organization of social economy networks in Brazil and he has collaborated with grassroots movements and institutions in many different countries. He contributed to the foundation of the Institute of Philosophy of Liberation and he also worked as an adviser on UNESCO and FAO projects related to local sustainable development.
For more information visit the website

Wikicampus from 15 th to 22 nd March.
WIKICAMPUS – Me, myself and I
A series of conferences organized by DAMS (Drama, Art and Music Studies) Degree Course.
Wikicampus conferences by Sottodiciotto Film Festival & Campus are open to everyone.

Violenza di genere
The Università degli Studi di Torino and the Politecnico di Torino against gender violence

In November there will be 2 international events which want to bring the attention to these topics.

  • 20th November, Transgender Day of Remembrance
  • 25th November, International Day for the Elimination of Violence against Women
Conference “Ri-conoscere per cambiare”

During the Transgender Day of Remembrance and the International Day for the Elimination on Violence against women, the equal opportunities committees for the enhancement of the wellness of workers and against discriminations of the universities, in collaboration with CIRSDe, invite all students, the staff and other citizens to the conference Ri-conoscere per cambiare

The initiative will take place on Friday 23th November 2018  at the Campus Luigi Einaudi (Lungo Dora Siena 100, Torino).

The conference is open to students, staff and other citizens.

The day will be divided into 2 moments

  • from 9am to 1pm in the Aula Magna : International Day for the Elimination on Violence against women (in collaboration with Telefono Rosa Torino)
  • from 2.30 to 5.30 pm, in the Aula D3: Transgender Day of Remembrance

 

To take part register by filling out this form.

Poster “Ri-conoscere per cambiare”

Program “Ri-conoscere per cambiare”

 

University lessons of Unito

During the weeks from 19th to 30th November 2018, more than 50 teachers and researchers of the Università di Torino, will dedicate a lesson or even just some minutes to the topic “The Università degli Studi di Torino against gender violence”, analysing it from the point of view of their subject.

See the lesson calendar of lessons anyone can attend, in the different premises of the university, according to their interests.

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