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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 33 n° 244

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Al via “Sapienza Year”

Posted by fidest press agency su domenica, 10 novembre 2019

Roma Sapienza conferma la sua vocazione all’internazionalizzazione con l’istituzione per l’anno accademico 2019-2020 del primo “Sapienza Foundation Year, un percorso formativo di preparazione destinato a consolidare le competenze delle aspiranti matricole straniere per consentire il raggiungimento dei requisiti minimi previsti dal sistema universitario italiano. La platea interessata è quella degli studenti dei Paesi in cui si arriva al diploma con meno di 12 anni di studio e che quindi, per iscriversi alle università italiane, necessitano di un anno integrativo durante il quale ripercorreranno i programmi dell’ultimo anno del liceo e impareranno l’italiano.
Ll’edificio Marco Polo è la nuova moderna struttura della Sapienza nel quartiere San Lorenzo che ospita le aule, i laboratori, le biblioteche per le attività di didattica e ricerca delle lingue e culture straniere, sono ufficialmente iniziate le lezioni per i primi venti studenti provenienti da nove Paesi del mondo (Russia, Brasile, Stati Uniti, Kazakistan, Uzbekistan, Hong Kong, Bielorussia, Qatar, Ucraina).“Per il primo anno di attivazione abbiamo raggiunto un ottimo risultato, formando una classe con studenti che provengono da tutte le parti del mondo” – spiega Federico Masini, direttore del Corso e docente di Lingue e letterature della Cina e dell’Asia sud-orientale – “Ciò consentirà di svolgere un attività formativa davvero ricca e stimolante”.Il corso del Foundation Year è costituito da 400 ore di lezioni erogate in lingua inglese che prevedono una parte comune di lingua e cultura italiana (200 ore) e due percorsi dedicati rispettivamente agli Studi umanistici (Storia, Arte e Archeologia) e alle Scienze (Chimica, Fisica, Biologia, Matematica) per un totale di 150 ore ciascuno.I partecipanti riceveranno una preparazione utile anche per il superamento delle prove di ingresso per i corsi universitari di base in Medicina, Architettura, Ingegneria, Design, Lettere, Economia, Scienze.“Come Sapienza stiamo raccogliendo i frutti di un lavoro lungo e complesso che ha come obiettivo l’internazionalizzazione, per il quale in questi anni abbiamo moltiplicato gli accordi di collaborazione e attivato un numero sempre maggiore di corsi in lingua inglese” spiega il Rettore Eugenio Gaudio” e gli indicatori diffusi nell’ultimo Rapporto di Alma Laurea confermano tra i nostri iscritti la presenza del 5,8 % di cittadini esteri, con un picco per le lauree magistrali del 7,1%, cioè ben al di sopra della media nazionale che è del 3,5”.L’avvio del Foundation Year costituisce una delle numerose attività che la Sapienza promuove per favorire lo scambio culturale e linguistico a tutti i livelli nel percorso scolastico non solo tra gli studenti stranieri ma anche tra quelli italiani. In questa direzione si inserisce il progetto di studio della lingua cinese nelle scuole promosso dall’Istituto Confucio Sapienza che dieci anni fa ha attivato il primo corso di lingua cinese presso il Convitto nazionale di Roma.

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Ventas CFO Robert F. Probst Recognized as 2018 FEI Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su sabato, 17 novembre 2018

Robert F. Probst, Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Ventas, Inc. (NYSE: VTR) has been awarded the 2018 Chicago Public Company CFO of the Year by the Financial Executives International (FEI) Chicago Chapter. The award was presented during the 8th Annual Chicago CFO of the Year® Awards reception and dinner. “We congratulate our colleague Bob Probst on this outstanding and well deserved recognition,” said Debra A. Cafaro, Ventas Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. “With his suite of skills and attributes, Bob is an incredible asset to the Ventas team. He sets the standard in leading Ventas’s financial center of excellence, coaching his team to excel as strong business partners and driving great results. Bob’s demeanor, honesty, intellect and team orientation are prized within the firm.” As a member of the Ventas executive leadership team, Probst plays a key role in all aspects of finance, accounting, IT, strategy and investor relations, as well as leading the Senior Living Asset Management portfolio which represents approximately half of the Company’s net operating income. His focus is on providing clear growth strategies, consistent execution, development of an entrepreneurial culture, and the infusion of top talent to Ventas. Probst joined Ventas in 2014 after a career spanning a wide variety of business, financial and geographic positions in publicly-traded corporations, including as CFO of Beam, Inc. and, prior to that, senior roles at Baxter International and UK-based Diageo PLC.

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Sixth year for: “You are not an enemy!”

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 7 novembre 2018

At the Università Europea di Roma (the European University of Rome) the sixth year of the Communication Workshop activity has started, entitled “You are not an enemy!”, established by the journalist Carlo Climati.
The goal of the Workshop is to make youngsters aware that there is a new way of communicating based on dialogue and serene reception of others without considering them enemies.
The workshop, theoretical and practical, is part of the social responsibility activity of the Università Europea di Roma. It explores the various ways to communicate in today’s world ranging from journalism to social networks, from music to radio-broadcasting, from tv-broadcasting to daily life dialogue.
“You are not an enemy!” is the motto, i.e. the catch phrase of the Workshop. Youngsters are encouraged to see others with a new glance, to create communication languages representing a link with everyone, thereby contributing to breaking walls, obstacles, suspicion and distrust. “You often think that communication is based upon torrent of words and opinions. Actually, the basic rule of good communication is not to be able to talk but to listen,” Carlo Climati stated. “Each human being is praiseworthy . Meeting and listening to him, means to open one’s heart to a genuine communication nourished by a serene dialogue.”
However, to do this, we need to defeat the non-culture of prejudice. It is that feeling which leads us not to communicate with others because, inside us, we have already judged and labelled them putting them aside and sending them away.
Very often we have this type of attitude, withdrawing from our fellow neighbour. We don’t approach him because he has different ideas from ours. God knows what he might have that causes us to have a prejudice against him. “The prejudice is a terrible thing because, as the word itself says, it is a pre-judgement. A judgement expressed before knowing the person really, before hugging each other and looking into one’s eyes,” Carlo Climati explained.
“Sometimes, the prejudice can be a death sentence, because it kills communication, dialogue, and the possibility of finding a new friend. This is how walls are built as well as wars, silence, and unsolved conflicts of daily life. Defeating prejudices means to find our most genuine nature to communicate as human beings, serenely ready to welcome and to dialogue with everyone.”

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Heather Bimonte-Nelson, PhD of Arizona State University is the 2018 Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 26 settembre 2018

The Arizona Bioindustry Association (AZBio) today announced that Arizona State University Department of Psychology Professor Heather Bimonte-Nelson, PhD has been named the Michael A. Cusanovich Arizona Bioscience Educator of the Year. Dr. Bimonte-Nelson will be honored by Arizona’s bioscience and business communities for the diverse and innovative ways that she has inspired students of all ages at the 2018 AZBio Awards on October 3, 2018 at the Phoenix Convention Center.Heather Bimonte-Nelson had an idea 9 years ago to bring Neuroscience to 3rd graders who might not ever encounter advanced psychology. From that brainchild, the ASU Brain Fair for Children was born.Her message to the students, “Knowledge is power. You can do anything in the world that you set your mind to! If you work hard in school, you can come to Arizona State University, you can go to college, you can be a scientist!”Over the last decade, this program has offered over 7,000 third through fifth graders an understanding about the wonders of the brain, science, and the advantages of pursuing college. The Brain Fair for Children, run through the ASU Department of Psychology, with efforts from faculty, staff, and students have also brought more than 2,000 children to ASU, most from Title I schools in the Valley. Their goal: to show students that education gives them the power to decide their futures.Heather Bimonte-Nelson, PhD is a professor in the behavioral neuroscience program in the Department of Psychology at Arizona State University, the Co-Director of the Research Education Component of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Disease Core Center, and an active member of the Arizona Alzheimer’s Consortium. Her most prized role as a scientist is mentor and teacher; she has mentored over a dozen doctoral students and over 100 high school and undergraduate students in her laboratory. Bimonte-Nelson’s goal in mentoring students is to help them find their science passion, to learn that the truth in nature drives exemplary scientific discovery, and to attain the knowledge that it is more important to be honest, use your voice, and be brave, than it is to be perfect.For more than two decades, Bimonte-Nelson has conducted preclinical evaluations of multiple domains of cognitive function as related to aging, with a special focus on transitional and surgical menopause, and exogenous and endogenous hormone exposures across the lifespan. She has published more than 70 peer reviewed manuscripts evaluating hormone effects on the brain and behavior from early development until old age, with her earlier work showing that female brain organization is actively feminized by estrogens, and that estrogen exposures across the lifespan impact the female phenotype. The overarching goal of her research is to optimize the health of women into old age, encompassing discovery of menopause and hormone therapy lifetime trajectories to attain this mission. Moreover, she recently edited a book on the behavioral neuroscience of learning and memory.

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2015, A Key Year for Development

Posted by fidest press agency su venerdì, 11 settembre 2015

In cooperation with the Directorate-General for Development and Cooperation of the european commission, the European Journalism Centre invites 15 journalists from EU28 to join a press seminar on 30 Sept-2 October 2015 in Brussels, Belgium.The year of 2015 is a landmark year for a number of reasons. It is the year where the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) are reaching the conclusion, and a post-2015 development framework, namely the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and Financing for Development are being discussed and to be agreed upon by international community.In addition, the EU has dedicated the year of 2015 as the European Year for Development. As the first ever European Year to focus on external relations , 2015 has shed the light on the role of the EU as an important global player in the field of aid and development, and how its cooperation efforts benefit the EU and people in the developing world. As the year is reaching the final stage and many programmes are implemented in the field and at local, national and regional levels, it is a time to look back and assess where the EU and the world stand in the process of achieving sustainable development at the global level.With this background, the seminar will provide insight into how a new international framework will tackle the pressing global issues in order to grow more sustainable economies and societies. The programme will also look at important key topical themes in international development; for example, migration and gender.The seminar is planned for 30 September-2 October, with arrival on 30 September in Brussels and departure on 3 October.
Travel, accommodation (3 nights) and some meals will be covered and arranged by the organisers.

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International year of forests

Posted by fidest press agency su mercoledì, 16 marzo 2011

Avignon (France) 6th April 2011 from 18:00 to 19:00 press conference that will be held on Wednesday in “Palais des Papes”, Cellier Benoît XII in the presence of : Mr Eduardo Rojas-Briales (Assistant Director General of FAO in charge of Forests), Mr Yves Birot (EFIMED), Mr Eric Allain (Min. of Agriculture, France), Mr Spas Todorov (President of Silva Mediterranea Committee), Mr Abderrahim Houmy (Haut Commissariat aux Eaux et Forêts et à la Lutte contre la Désertification, Morocco), Mr Ismail Belen (Min. of Environment, Turkey), Mr Michel Vauzelle or his representative (President of PACA Region), Mr Mohamed Larbi Chakroun (President of AIFM) and representatives of Mediterranean Forest Owners and of the French Agency for Development (AFD). Mr Yves Birot, Mr Eric Allain and Mr Eduardo Rojas-Briales will briefly introduce the press conference.During this II Mediterranean Forest Week (II MFW), key Mediterranean forest stakeholders will address policy-relevant questions regarding the role of forests for the Sustainable Development of Mediterranean territories and the impact of Climate change on forest fire prevention strategies and key resources like Water. Responding to a strong demand for sharing experiences, sessions on “Forests, Societies and Territories” will promote cross-sectorial and territorial approach for forest management. Extensive discussions will be open to the diverse forest stakeholders: what good planning practices and forest governance retain? How to replicate them in other Mediterranean territories in the climate change context? A scientific seminar « Biodiversity of mediterranean Forest Ecosystems:changing the paradigm of conservation» will present a synthesis of the most recent results around 3 questions: what is the functional impact of biodiversity at the scale of the ecosystems? How do plant communities move? Valuing and financing biodiversity in forest ecosystems?The whole programme is available at: http://www.efimed.efi.int/portal/events/mfw2011

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