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LET'S 2014

LET'S 2014 will be held in Bologna (Italy) from September 29th to October 1st 2014 with the aim of discussing the role of the Key Enabling Technologies pinpointed by Horizon 2020, the European Union F [ ... ]


Architecture Follows Nature - BIOMIMETIC PRINCIPLES FOR INNOVATIVE DESIGN

Biology influences design projects in many ways; the related discipline is known as biomimetics or biomimicry. Using the animal kingdom as a source of inspiration, Ilaria Mazzoleni seeks to insti [ ... ]


The Science & SciLifeLab Prize for Young Scientists

The Prize is awarded annually to one young scientist for outstanding life science research for which he/she was awarded a doctoral degree in the previous year. The topic of the entrant's thesis resea [ ... ]


IMT Institute for Advanced Studies (Lucca) PhD

The IMT Institute for Advanced Studies Lucca published a call for applications for PhD positions Deadline: July 14, 2014 Read more: www.imtlucca.it


Canada-Italy Arctic Science Workshop

Organized by The Embassy of Italy in Canada and the Canadian Polar Commission Ottawa October 22, 2014


UW Award to Gaetano Borriello

The University of Washington has announced this year’s Awards of Excellence recipients being recognized for achievements in teaching, mentoring, public service and staff support. Gaetano Borriello, [ ... ]


DOE-INFN Summer Students Exchange Programme - 2014 Edition

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and the Istituto Nazionale di Fisica Nucleare of Italy (INFN) announce the 2014 edition of the Summer Exchange Program dedicated to promote the exchange of students i [ ... ]


Montalcini Call

MIUR published a call for applications for the recruitment of 24 temporary researchers open to scholars of all Nationalities holding a research doctorate for less than 7 years and have been permanentl [ ... ]


La rete italica. Idee per un Commonwealth

"Nell'era della globalizzazione quale sarà il futuro di quello straordinario, raffinato e davvero unico patrimonio della cultura, dell'arte, dell'ingegno, del gusto, dello stile, dell'eleganza, dell' [ ... ]


Fondazione Bracco Grant

The Bracco Foundation sponsors through the National Italian American Foundation (NIAF) a research grant of $ 100,000 for an 18 months fellowships at Boston University School of Medicine. The call is  [ ... ]


Italians

An Interview by Alberto Di Mauro

Antonio GiordanoAntonio Giordano, founder of Sbarro Health Research Organization and Director of the Sbarro Institute for Cancer Research and Molecular Medicine, College of Science and Technology, Temple University

“ Awareness is the key. Citizens must become aware that their health status is strongly affected by the surrounding environment. Our life expectancy depends not only on our life style habits, but also on where we live and to what we are exposed, which is often hard to control”

In his interview Antonio Giordano, M.D., Ph.D. talks about the problems which affect The Terra dei Fuochi in Campania stressing the connection between criminality and environment destruction and the urgent need to be aware of it in order to fight on.

He also tells about the activity of Sbarro Institute, as a successful model for the education of researchers in the biomedical field. Their work has been aimed to define a path to establish successful

Read Prof. Giordano's interview Italian Version

 

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Galileo Turns 450: The Exploration of the Universe

Galileo Turns 450On the occasion of the 450th anniversary of the birth of Galileo Galilei, the Italian Embassy in Washington and the Georgetown University Italian Research Institute are organizing an event focused on innovation and scientific research.

From October 9th through December 12th, 2014, the event will include a series of lectures by prominent scholars and scientists, an exhibit featuring original items and documents from Italy, and a play on Galileo’s trial.

On November 3rd at 10am an Open Workshop will be held at the Embassy of Italy - Auditorium, 3000 Whitehaven St. NW, Washington DC.

For the full program of events click here

2014 ISSNAF Annual Event

The ISSNAF Board of Trustees is pleased to announce the 2014 ISSNAF Annual Event will be held on November 12th and 13th, 2014 at the Italian Embassy in Washington DC.

The event, open to all Italian researchers in North America, will host:

  • “Cyber-Sciences and Research: Promoting a Perfect Match, Avoiding a Perfect Storm” - Short Talks & Brainstorming Session
  • 2014 ISSNAF Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2014 ISSNAF Awards for Young Investigators
  • Young ISSNAF Career Symposium

For a full agenda of the Event please click here.
For enquiries and invitations please contact office@issnaf.org
For more information about the Awards for Young Investigators please click here.

Internship Program ISSNAF-CNI 2014

CNIISSNAF - CNI:
Thanks to the generous support of Consiglio Nazionale degli Ingegneri ISSNAF is offering two months internships in primary North American research facilities.

The call is open to all Italian Engineers under 35 years of age, enrolled in an Ordine Provinciale

The call for application is now CLOSED.
We thank the hundreds of talented young engineers who applied.

To view the list of winners click here

For the full list of host Institutions please click here

To learn more about CNI click here

Young ISSNAF

Young ISSNAFYoung ISSNAF is the “network-inside-the-network” of under-40 ISSNAF affiliates, Italian investigators and scholars of all areas of scientific and academic research.

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Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin Meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin

  On Saturday, May 31th, 2014, a delegation of Italian researchers participated in a meeting with Italy's Minister of Health, Beatrice Lorenzin, and Sergio Pecorelli, Chancellor at the University of Brescia and President of the Italian Medicines Agency.

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014 Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM 2014

On Saturday May the 25th, during the biannual meeting of the Societa' Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM), the Medical Imaging Science Chapter of ISSNAF organized a round table to discuss the experiences of Italian radiologists abroad.

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Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF Los Angeles Mayor Garcetti meets ISSNAF

  Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti met with ISSNAF President Vito Campese during a meeting with the Italian community hosted by Consul General Giuseppe Perrone on May 20, 2014. Mayor Garcetti was very supportive and showed interested in ISSNAF activities. 

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ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution ITALIAN BEAUTIFUL MINDS an Italian contribution

Meeting organized by the Consulate General of Italy, the Italian Cultural Institute, and ISSNAF on Wednesday, June 4, 2014 6:30pm at the IIC, 1023 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles CA 90024. RSVP to rsvp.iicla@esteri.it  

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM Medical Imaging Science Chapter @ SIRM

  The ISSNAF Medical Imaging Science Chapter will hold a roundtable during the 2014 Meeting of the Societa’ Italiana di Radiologia Medica (SIRM). The discussion will highlight different research experiences of Italian scientists in North America and promote future collaborations between medic...

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Summer Meeting

The 2014 ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter (near) Summer meeting will take place on Wednesday, June 4th in the Bellevue Arts Museum (BAM, 510 Bellevue Way NE, Bellevue, WA 98004) from 5.30pm to 8.00 pm. Guest speakers: Mark Nassutti, novelist, will talk about how his Italian roots made possible to write a no...

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2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities 2014 ISSNAF Awards for the Humanities

ISSNAF and LaFondazioneNY encourage all Italian researchers born after March 30, 1974 and currently primarily working in the United States or Canada to submit their full applications.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 25, 2014.

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Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014 Internship Program ISSNAF-ASI 2014

Thanks to the generous support of Agenzia Spaziale Italiana (ASI) ISSNAF is offering two summer internships in primary North American research facilities.

DEADLINE EXTENDED APRIL 10, 2014.


Read the call - Get Application form - Learn more about ASI.

ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter ISSNAF Seminar @ NY Chapter

The first ISSNAF Seminar of 2014, "Italy 2020: Challenges and Opportunities of Growth", was organized by the New York Chapter on February 28th at the Italian Cultural Institute in New York. Approximately 130 people gathered to listen to our amazing speakers and the event was truly a success.

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Spring Meeting

The 2014 Spring meeting will take place on Thursday, April 10th in the Auditorium of the Research and Training Building (300 9th Ave, 98104, Seattle) at Harborview Medical Center. We are pleased to host four outstanding speakers: Erica Tartaglione, Research Specialist at the VA Puget Sound Hospit...

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ISSNAF Seminars at NY Chapter ISSNAF Seminars at NY Chapter

The Italian Scientists and Scholars in North America Foundation cordially invites you toItaly 2020: Challenges and Opportunities of Growth Friday, 28th February 2014 at 6:00 p.m.Italian Cultural Institute in New York, 686 Park Avenue, NY 10065

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Invitation to UNESCO Chair Inauguration Invitation to UNESCO Chair Inauguration

Dr. Federico Rosei invites ISSNAF members to the official inauguration of the UNESCO Chair “Materials and Technologies for Energy Conversion, Saving and Storage” (MATECSS), which will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Hotel in Montreal on April 10th 2014 starting at 09:00 am.

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Medical Imaging Science Chapter Launch Event Medical Imaging Science Chapter Launch Event

The inaugural meeting of the Medical Imaging Science Chapter was held at the McCormick Place in Chicago on Sunday, December 1st 2013 during the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Development of collaborative projects between Italian radiologists working abroad and i...

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ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting ISSNAF Seattle Chapter Fall Meeting

The ISSNAF-Seattle Chapter fall meeting was just another great success. Almost 100 people gathered to listen to our four amazing speakers and to visit the BAM. After the visit we enjoyed talks form Claudio Mazzola, PhD and Senior Lecturer at the Department of French and Italian Studies at the Univ...

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Foresight in Medicine Symposium Foresight in Medicine Symposium

The Italian Embassy in Washington, DC will host a debate among experts aimed at identifying forthcoming medical research developments likely to impact on society in the next ten years. ISSNAF contibuted with a network consultation to identify key issues. December 13th, 2013

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2014 CALL FOR PAPERS 2014 CALL FOR PAPERS

The 2014 ISSNAF - LaFondazioneNY Award for the Humanities will acknowledge the best unpublished manuscript of a volume in English dealing with aspects of the relationship between the Arts and Science and/or Technology in the context of Italian culture.

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