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Economic and Social Sciences
Scientific Advisory Board

Scientific Advisory Board Chair
Luigi Zingales
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Happiness Increases With Age

1.coverA new report published in Psychological Science reveals that self-reported feelings of well-being tend to increase with age, but that a person's overall level of well-being depends on when he or she was born. Two Italian researchers, Antonio Terracciano and Luigi Ferrucci, working at the National Institue on Aging in Baltimore, took part to the research. 
For the article  click here

 
Strategies and resources for culture promotion

logo fondazione_rosselliThe Rosselli Foundation's initiatives for the italian culture promotion.

For more information click here

 
The evolution of matrilineal kinship organization

proceedings coverIn most human societies, men pass on their worldly goods to their wife's children. But in about 10 percent of societies, men inexplicably transfer their wealth to their sister's sons -- what's called "mother's brother-sister's son" inheritance. A new study on this unusual form of matrilineal inheritance by an italian reseacher Laura Fortunato has produced insights into this practice.

For the abstract click here

 
An open letter for research in Italy

logo scienzainreteAn open letter for the rebirth of italian research was sent to Napolitano, Italian President of the Repubblic, and to Minister Francesco Profumo (MIUR).

To learn more click here

 
Marco Fanno Scholarship

UniCredit Universities1Associazione Marco Fanno, hereby announces, with the co-operative support of UniCredit & Universities Foundation, a competition by qualifications for one scholarship in memory of “Marco Fanno” aimed at training researchers through courses of specialization abroad covering theoretical and empirical studies in the fields of economics.Deadline November 15, 2012.
For the call click here

 
Giovanna Crivelli Scholarship

UniCredit Universities1To pursue the long-standing tradition of UniCredit and reflect its European dimension, UniCredit & Universities Knight of Labor Ugo Foscolo Foundation announces the competition for one European scholarship, in memory of “Giovanna Crivelli”, a young UniCredit employee who died prematurely. Deadline November 15, 2012.
For the call click here

 
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Issa Wiki

ISSA WIKIItalian Scientists & Scholars in America Online Encyclopedia.
 

A comprehensive overview on Italian intellectual migration, from its origins in the 16th century until this day.
 

An encyclopedia studying the influence and contribution of Italians on cultural life in the United States and Canada.

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