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MIT Post-Doc Eugenio Daviso Running for Italian Chamber of Deputies


All Italian citizens registered as living abroad will soon receive a ballot by mail to participate in the upcoming parliamentary elections. Citizens living in North America will get to choose two deputies and one senator. One candidate for the Chamber of Deputies is a local post-doc working at MIT. Born on May 26, 1977, in Alba-Piemonte, Eugenio Daviso is currently a postdoctoral research associate in the Department of Chemistry at MIT (Cambridge, MA) working on structure determination of functional amyloids and dynamic nuclear polarization, a method that boosts nuclear sensitivity in solid-state nuclear magnetic resonance. “I strongly believe — he ...

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MITaly Holds Italian Dolci Event


MIT’s Italian student association, MITaly, hosted an event centered on Italian sweets and desserts on Thursday, October 18. Held at MIT’s Strata Center, the event featured several tables focused on regional specialties like sfogliatelle (Campania), ciambelline al vino (Lazio), panettone (Lombardia) and many more. Students and faculty looking for a treat were handed little maps of Italy at the entrance and were invited to vote for their favorite dolce. We visited the Strata Center and took some pictures:

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MITaly Has New President, Restarts Activity


MITaly, the organization representing Italian students at MIT, has a new president, Christopher Love.

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Panel of Experts Focuses on Saving Venice


A panel of experts gathered in Cambridge last week to discuss the future of Venice, as the city of canals slowly but steadily sinks deeper into the ground.

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Tracking Our Carbon Footprint: Leonardo Bonanni and SourceMap


Italian researcher Leonardo Bonanni has come up with SourceMap, a mapping system that can track production sources and the total carbon footprint of any product.

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Memory Traces: Stories of Italian and Italian American Success


The unveiling of "Memory Traces," an MIT and Italian Consulate General project collecting personal stories of some of the most successful ITalians and Italian American in the Boston area.

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Beppe Severgnini Presents “Mamma Mia” at MIT


On Oct. 31, journalist and author Beppe Severgnini presented his latest book "Mamma Mia" at MIT.

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Oliviero Toscani Visits MIT, Talks of Photography, Freedom and More


An inspiring and sometimes provocative Oliviero Toscani visited MIT on Thursday, October 6, 2011, to talk about his work as a photographer and answer questions on art, beauty, freedom and many other topics. In the opening video, Toscani explains his vision of personal freedom. “To be free is to free yourself of your human complexes,” he says. “If you do that, you don’t want to give up. That’s why some people get so excited.” The first half of Toscani’s talk, titled “The Message Against the Medium,” was dedicated to a long visual presentation of some of his most famous works, ...

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Dr. Mauro Ferrari: Applying Nanotechnology to Medicine


To many, nanotechnology is viewed simply as a “small scale” technology that will someday change the world. They would be surprised to know that the technology arrived long ago, and that it has already changed our lives in ways we don’t fully appreciate.

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Boston Academics on Italy’s 150th


RAI Italia interviews Italian students, researchers and Ph.D. candidates about their feelings and hopes, as they prepare to celebrate the 150th anniversary of Italy's unification.

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