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Fulbright Commission Italy Newsletter :: Issue 6


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  1. 1. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Linking Minds Across Cultures Issue 6 Fall 2010 Contents Dear Fulbrighters and Friends, This Newsletter reports on the scholarships that the Fulbright Program in Italy has awarded in 2010 and on the development activities undertaken by the Commission with Italian and US UniversitiesWelcome Message p. 1 within its Fulbright Universitas Program. It highlights the scholarships and activities in the area of sustainable food consumption and global food security, one of the thematic priority areas of theUS & Italian Fulbright Grantee Commission.It reports on institutions and donors collaborating with the Program and on publications byAcademic Year 2010 - 2011 Fulbrighters.Finally, it provides information on the activities planned for 2011, of interest to the Fulbright p. 2 community.Fulbright Specialist & Scholarships. In 2010, a total of 128 scholarships were awarded, 65 to Italians and 63 to US citizens,Inter-Country Program as detailed in the following pages. As in the past year, the humanities tend to be the field of greater p. 6 interest for US grantees, whereas the sciences and social sciences are favored by Italian grantees.Fulbright Scholarships and The Fulbright-BEST program, aimed at enhancing entrepreneurship in Italy, continued in 2010 thanksActivities in the field of to the generous contributions of several donors.Sustainable Food Consumption News in the Fulbright Universitas Program. Agreements have been renewed with theand Global Food Security Universities of Chicago, Pittsburgh, and Notre Dame for Fulbright Distinguished Lectureships in Italian p. 8 studies for Italian professors for academic years 2012-15. These Lectureships, as well as those at the universities of Georgetown and Northwestern, have now been extended to “ricercatori confermati a tempoFulbrighters’ Publications indeterminato con affidamento didattico”. Fulbright Distinguished Chairs in Italy for US scholarsand Works have been renewed for academic years 2013-16 at Trento University in Comparative Law, at the p. 12 University of Parthenope in Environmental Sciences and in ICT and Robotics at the Polytechnic of Turin, in collaboration with the Italian Institute of Technology of Genoa. The Scuola Superiore SantaFulbright News Chiara has also renewed for three years a Research/Lectureship in Methodology of Scientific Research. p. 14 A competition has been launched among Italian universities for three Fulbright Lectureships in American Studies for academic years 2013-16. In the field of American Studies, the Commission hasFulbright Commission continued to provide its contribution to the AISNA yearly doctoral seminar at the Centro Studi Americani.Educational Advising p. 15 The Education and Cultural Bureau of the US Department of State has increased the number ofThanks to our partners Fulbright Specialists from 6 to 10 also in view of the appreciation of this Program by Italianand donors Universities. The universities have also participated in the Fulbright Inter-Country Program, which p. 17 fosters the circulation of US Fulbright scholars within Italy and Europe (page 6).Program at a Glance The Commission has intensified its visits to Italian Universities as well as its information activities. p. 18 Constant updating of information on Fulbright scholarships and on other opportunities for financial assistance to study in the US is provided to Fulbright alumni and friends through our website, e-mails,Contacts Facebook and Twitter. p. 20 Sustainable Food Consumption and Global Food Security. A review of the scholarships granted in the last 2-3 years has highlighted the interest by many students and scholars in the theme of sustainable food consumption and global food security. On the one hand, there is a great interest in the Italian food culture, its social and cultural dimensions and, above all, its nutrition implications. On the other, the focus by many students and scholars on food and nutrition at the national and international levels, link with the broader aspects of global food security, a priority theme for both the Italian and the US Governments, as enunciated in the G8 L’Aquila Declaration in 2009. Planned in 2011: The Fulbright-CRUI Seminar on US-Italy Academic Exchanges ( 2 March 2011); Fulbright alumni meeting at the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (June 2011, tentatively). More information will follow. Finally, we wish to thank the donors and institutions that contribute to making the Fulbright Program vibrant and relevant for greater mutual understanding between Italy and the US. We also thank the Fulbright alumni who, by keeping us informed about their work and achievements, provide the evidence of the continued importance and relevance of the Program for the two countries. Luca Fratini Chairman - The US - Italy Fulbright Commission Luca Fratini First Counselor – Head of Office VII, Directorate General for the Country Promotion (University Co-operation, Scholarships, Youth Exchanges) Ministry of Foreign Affairs
  2. 2. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 US & Italian Fulbright Grantees, academic year 2010 - 2011 US Fulbright Grantees Graduate Students CategoryName Home Host Institution Field of Study UniversityANTONUCCI, Anthony J. University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT Università di Napoli History “Federico II”BREGE, Brian A. Stanford University, Stanford, CA European University Institute History FlorenceCANTOR, Sarah B. University of Maryland, College Park, MD Biblioteca Hertziana, Rome History of ArtCHIPPENDALE, Ivy Connecticut College, New London, CT ANLAIDS Sicily, Palermo Public HealthCOZZI, Leslie F. University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA Libreria delle Donne, Milan History of Art Biblioteca delle Donne, BolognaFINKELSTEIN, Jared Farmingdale State College, New York, NY Politecnico di Torino EngineeringFulbright Grant at thePolitecnico di TorinoGADELIYA, Liana Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Scuola di Musica, Fiesole Music/ViolinGASTON, Kara University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Università di Roma “La Sapi- Literature enza”GILMORE, Kerry Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL CNR -ISOF ChemistryHAAKENSON, Hilary Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Università IUAV, Venice History of ArtHO, Colleen University of California, Santa Barbara, CA Università di Roma Tre / The History Medici Archive, FlorenceJOHANNSDOTTIR, Gallaudet University, Washington, D.C. ALBA Cooperativa Sociale Deafness StudiesSigridur Onlus, AlessandriaFulbright Grant in DeafnessKO, Michelle University of Maryland, Baltimore County, MD Conservatorio di Musica Music/FluteFulbright Travel Giuseppe Nicolini, PiacenzaGrant/VinciguerraLANGER, Emily J. Georgetown University, Washington, D.C. Civico Museo della Risiera di History San Sabba, TriesteMATO, Jakara S. Yale University, New Haven, CT Università di Roma Tre EducationMENGISTE, Maaza New York University, New York, NY Università di Napoli “L’Orientale” Creative Writing and IsIAO, RomePOPKIN, Maggie Lilah New York University, NY American Academy in Rome History of Art and Università di Roma “La Sapienza”REPINECZ, Martin G. Duke University, Durham , NC Università di Roma Italian Cultural Studies “La Sapienza”ROBERTS, Gregory Yale University, New Haven, CT Archivio di Stato, Bologna HistorySHEPPARD, Renata University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL PAX and Virtual Reality and Dance Multimedia Park in TurinSIMLEY, Shakirah University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, PA Università degli Studi di AnthropologyFulbright-Casten Family Scienze Gastronomiche,Foundation Award PollenzoSTICKNEY, Sarah E. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH Università di Bologna Poetry And TranslationTRENTINELLA, Rose- New York University, New York, NY Università degli Studi della Archaeologymarie CalabriaWILKINS, Sarah Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ Kunsthistorisches Institut in History of Art Florence - Università di Studi di Napoli “L’Orientale”ZABALDANO, Daniel R. Mississippi State University, Starkville, MS Politecnico di Torino Environmental EngineeringFulbright Grant at thePolitecnico di Torino English Teaching AssistantsANTENUCCI, Emily Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY Liceo Classico Statale “N. Spedalieri”; Istituto Sant’Orsola, CataniaCALDAROLA, Elise M. Barnard College, New York, NY Liceo Classico “G. Garibaldi”; Istituto Tecnico Commerciale Mario Pagano, Napoli 2
  3. 3. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 US & Italian Fulbright Grantees, academic year 2010 - 2011 English Teaching AssistantsName Home Host Institution Field of Study UniversityCALISTRI, Alexandra Middlebury College, Middlebury, Vermont, VT Liceo Scientifico “Giancarlo Siani”, Liceo Artistico Statale in Benevento, AversaKELLEY, Lauren C. George Mason University, Fairfax, VA Liceo Scientifico “D. Alighieri”,Marrelli Matera; Liceo Classico “Duni”, MateraKOHL, Meredith H. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, NV Centro Educativo Ignaziano; Liceo Scientifico “Galileo Galilei”, PalermoMEROLLA Jamie C. Trinity College, Hartford, CT Liceo Scientifico “Farnesina”; Istituto “Via Copernico”; Rome, PomeziaORTON Jessica A. University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN Liceo Scientifico “John Fitzger- ald Kennedy”, Rome; Istituto d’Istruzione Superiore “D. Cotug- no”, L’Aquila; I.P.S.I.A.S.A.R. “L. Da Vinci”, L’Aquila ScholarsBERNARDI, Debra Carroll College, Dept. of Languages and Università di Napoli American Studies Literature, Helena, MT “L’Orientale”, Dip. di Studi Comparati e di Studi EuropeiBROWN, Mark T. University of Florida, Dept. of Environmental Università “Parthenope” Environmental Sciences & Sustainable Engineering Sciences, Center for di Napoli, Dip. Scienze Development Environmental Policy Gainesville, FL ambientaliCAROZZA, Paolo University of Notre Dame,Law School, Università di Firenze, Dip. di Law Notre Dame, IN Legge ed EconomiaCONKLIN, JOHN W. Stanford University,Dept. of Aeronautics and Università di Trento, Dip. Mechatronics Engineering Astronautics, School of Engineering Ingegneria Meccanica e Stanford, CA StrutturaleCORRADO, Michael L. University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill, University of Trento, Faculty of Law School of Law, NC LawDABNEY, Lewis M. University of Wyoming, Dept. of English, Università di Roma 3, Dip. American Cultural History Laramie, WY di Studi AmericaniDAVIS, Cinthya J. University of South Carolina, Columbia, Università di Venezia “Ca’ American Literature Dept. of English College of Arts and Sciences, Foscari” SCFORSTER, Malcolm R. University of Wisconsin, Madison, Dept. of Università di Siena, Scuola Methodology of Scientific Research Philosophy,College of Letters and Science, WI Superiore Santa ChiaraGARDAPHE, Fred L. CUNY – Queens College, English Dept. Università di Salerno American Cultural Studies Flushing, NY (Fisciano), Facoltà di Lingue e Letterature StraniereKATUL, Gabriel G. Nicholas School of the Environment and Earth Politecnico di Torino, Dip. di Hydrology & Hydraulic Engineering Sciences, Levine Science Research Center Idraulica, Trasporti e Duke University, Durham, NC Infrastrutture Civili.KUSHNER, James A. Southwestern Law School Politecnico di Torino, Environmental Sustainability Los Angeles, CA Inter-University Department of Territorial Studies and PlanningREICH, Jonathan W. California Polytechnic State University Università di Camerino, Architecture and Urban Planning San Luis Obispo, Architecture Dep., CA Facoltà di Architettura in Ascoli PicenoROSATO, Anthony G. New Jersey Institute of Technology, Università di Salerno Mechanical Engineering Dept. of Mechanical & Industrial Engineering, (Fisciano), Dip. di Ingegneria Newark, NJ MeccanicaSCHELL, Lawrence M. University at Albany SUNY, Dept. of Universiti di Firenze, Dip. di Anthropology Anthropology, Dept. of Epidemiology and Biologia Evulozionistica Biostatistics, NYSILVERMAN, Taije J. Ursinus College, Dept. of English Università di Bologna Poetry Collegeville, PA 3
  4. 4. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 US & Italian Fulbright Grantees, academic year 2010 - 2011 Italian Fulbright Grantees Graduate Students Category (IIE-Placed)Name Home Host Institution Degree and Specialization / University Field of StudyCOMPOSTELLA, Chiara Istituto Superiore Conservazione Restauro, Columbia University Master in Arts Administration RomaD’ERCOLE, Tommaso Università degli Studi di Bologna John Hopkins University, SAIS Master in International Relations(Fulbright - Santoro)GLORIOSO, Paolo Università Cattolica del Sacro Cuore, Milano M.I.T. Ph.D. in PhysicsLANZI, Armando Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” UC San Diego Master of Science in EngineeringMEGALINI, Ludovico Politecnico di Torino UC Santa Barbara Master of Science in Material Science(Fulbright - Finmeccanica)PELLEGRINI, Silvia Università degli Studi di Bologna University of Hartford Master in Management Engineering(Fulbright - Finmeccanica)SCHIBBA, Ilaria University of Leeds, UK Columbia University Master in Public Health Graduate Students Category (Self- Placed)GRAZIOSI, Ignazio Università degli Studi di Firenze University of Kentucky Ph.D. in EntomologyLEGOVINI, Elettra Sciences Po. Paris Columbia University Master in International AffairsVENDRAME, Stefano Università degli Studi di Milano University of Maine Ph.D. in Nutrition Fulbright-BEST (Business Exchange and Student Training)ALBERTI, Daniele Politecnico di Torino Information TechnologyALIBERTI, Massimo Universita degli Studi di Pisa Information EngineeringBELLASIO, Chandra Universita degli Studi di Milano Agriculture Science and TechnologyBIANCHINI, Elisabetta IFC CNR- Università di Pisa Electronic EngineeringBOSSI, Silvia IMT - Advanced Studies di Lucca Santa Clara University Biorobotics Sciences and EngineeringCAPORUSSO, Nicholas IMT - Advanced Studies di Lucca Center for Innovation Computer Sciences and EngineeringCARISI, Roberto Università di Bologna & Entrepreneurship, CA Computer Science and Information TechnologyFALOMI, Stefano Università di Firenze Industrial EngineeringLA MESA, Andrea Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” EconomyMARTELLETTI, Lorenzo Università degli Studi di Firenze Environmental EngineeringROSSI, Roberta Università di Bologna Civil EngineeringROSSI, Stefano Università di Perugia Biomedical Engineering and Biotechnology Visiting Student ResearchersATZENI, Elena Universita degli Studi di Torino UC Berkeley, CA LawCAOLA, Fabrizio Universita degli Studi di Milano Fermilab, IL PhysicsCONZO, Pierluigi Universita degli Studi di Roma "Tor Vergata" UC San Francisco, CA EconomicsCOZZARINI, Luca Universita degli Studi di Trieste National Renewable Energy Material Sciences and Engineering(Fulbright - Rotary) Laboratory, CODEL SORDI, Adele IMT - Advanced Studies di Lucca Harvard University, MA Political Science and International AffairsGARASIC, Mirko LUISS “Guido Carli” di Roma Yale University, CT PhilosophyLANZINI, Andrea Politecnico di Torino Princeton University, NJ Energy and Power Engineering(Politecnico di Torino)MAININI , Laura Politecnico di Torino M.I.T., MA Aerospace Engineering(Politecnico di Torino)PERAZZINI, Federica Università degli Studi di Roma “La Sapienza” Stanford University, CA Language and LiteraturePETROLO, Marco Politecnico di Torino San Diego State University, CA Aerospace Engineering(Politecnico di Torino)PINATO, David James Università del Piemonte Orientale Yeshiva University, NY Medical SciencesSIGNORELLI, Cecilia Politecnico di Milano Stanford University, CA Biomedical Engineering and BiotechnologyVARRI, Annalisa Università degli Studi di Milano Drexel University, Department Astronomy and Astrophysics of Physics, PA 4
  5. 5. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 US & Italian Fulbright Grantees, academic year 2010 - 2011 Research ScholarsName Home Host Institution Degree and Specialization / University Field of StudyBARDONI, Rita Maria Università degli Studi di Modena e Reggio Columbia University, NY Medical Sciences EmiliaBIETTI, Massimo Università degli Studi di Roma “Tor Vergata” Columbia University, NY ChemistryCACIOPPO, Marina Università degli Studi di Palermo John D. Calandra Italian Cultural Studies American Institute, NYCALIENDO, Giuditta Università degli studi di Napoli “Federico II” University of Washington, WA LinguisticsCOINU, Giovanni Università degli Studi di Cagliari John Marshall Law School, IL LawCRIFO’, Carla University of Leicester, UK Northeastern University, MA LawDE GREGORIO,Michele Università degli Studi di Teramo University of Minnesota ; New History York UniversityDELL’ACQUA, Francesca Università degli Studi di Salerno Dumbarton Oaks Research History of Art Library and Collection, Washington, DCFIORDELISI, Franco Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” Washington University, MS EconomicsGUIDI Daniele Università degli Studi di Siena Harvard University, MA Environmental SciencesMAFFEI, Stefano Università degli Studi di Parma Temple University, PA LawMARRAS, Stefano Università degli Studi di Milano-Bicocca New York University, NY SociologyMUCCIARELLI, Federico Università degli Studi di Modena New York University, NY LawPALLOTTA, Giuliana Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” University of Washington, WA Aerospace/Aeronautical EngineeringRICCI, Fabrizio Università degli Studi di Napoli “Federico II” University of California, CA Aerospace/Aeronautical EngineeringROCCARO, Paolo Università degli Studi di Catania Harvard University, MA Civil and Environmental EngineeringSPADEA, Maria Università “Magna Graecia” di Catanzaro Harvard University, MA Biomedical Engineering and BiotechnologyFrancesca Fulbright-Schuman ScholarsANDREANGELI, Arianna University of Liverpool, UK University of Michigan, MI LawBITUMI, Alessandra Università degli Studi di Pavia Woodrow Wilson International International Relations Center for Scholars, Washington DCHERMANIN, Costanza European University Institute, Firenze Berkeley University, CA Political Science Columbia University, NYRUFFA, Chiara European University Institute, Firenze Harvard University, the Belfer Political Science Center, Cambridge, MATRIDICO, Pasquale Università degli Studi “Roma Tre” University of California, Economics Center for European and Eurasian Studies, CA Fulbright Distinguished ChairsCURLI, Barbara Università della Calabria Georgetown University, BMW History Center for German & European Studies/Dept. of Italian, Washington, DCMAZZONI, Guido Università di Siena University of Chicago, Dept. of Italian Language & Literature Romance Languages & Literatures, Chicago, ILCALLONI, Marina Università di Milano “Bicocca” University of Notre Dame, Social & Political Philosophy Notre Dame, INTONELLO, Fabrizio Università di Padova University of Pittsburgh, Modern History and Italian History Pittsburgh, PA Scholar in ResidenceANDREONI, Roberto Conservatorio "N.Piccinni", Bari Scripps College,Claremont,CA Music Summer Seminars for Foreign Secondary School EducatorsCERULLI, Grazia Rita Liceo Classico Statale "Gioberti", Torino University of Illinois, IL Six-week seminar on American CultureMEZZADRI, Chiara Istituto Statale di Istruzione Secondaria di 2° Institute for Training & Six-week seminar on American Culture Grado, Pescia (PT) Development (ITD), Amherst, MA 5
  6. 6. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Fulbright Universitas Fulbright Specialist ProgramThe Fulbright Senior Specialists Program provides short-term academic opportunities (2-6 weeks) forUS faculty and professionals that are invited by Italian universities.Senior Specialists collaborate on curriculum and faculty development, assist in institutional planning,give lectures and otherwise use their expertise, depending on the host institution’s interests and needs. 2010 US Scholar Topic University 11 - 24 April Prof. Mark Christie, Virginia Constitutional Law Università di Trento Commonwealth University Facoltà di Legge 24 April - 7 May Prof. Alex Lichtenstein, Florida US Social and Cultural Università di Genova International University Studies Facoltà di Scienze Politiche Prof. Alex Lichtenstein Florida International University 10 - 28 May Prof. Michael Camasso, Rutgers, Economics: Human Università di Catania The State University of New Jersey, Capital Formation Facoltà di Economia Dept. of Agr., Food and Resource Economics 5 May - 8 June Prof. Charles D’Agostino, Redevelopment after a Università dell’Aquila, Louisiana State University - Lou- Natural Disaster Facoltà di Economia siana Business and Technology Ignegneria e Scienze Center 11 May - 11 June Prof. Dena Davis, Cleveland State Religion and Bioethics Università di Padova, University - Cleveland Marshall and Research Ethics Facoltà di Lettere, College of Law Dipartimento di Filosofia Prof. Dena Davis, Cleveland State University - Cleveland Mar- 6 June - 17 July Prof. William Rivenbark, Performance measure- Università di Palermo, shall College of Law University of Arizona - University of ment and benchmarking Facoltà di Scienze Politiche North Carolina at Chapel Hill. of public administrations Dipartimento di Studi Europei Disaster Recovery: the Fulbright Program and the L’Aquila earthquakeCharles D’Agostino, Fulbright Specialist, Executive Director of the Louisiana State University Businessand Technology Center of the E.J. Ourso College of Business was at the University of L’Aquila for aperiod of five weeks, sharing his experience in disaster management and business counselingdeveloped after the four hurricanes that struck Louisiana between 2005 and 2008 and the 2010 British Petroleum Oil Spill. He gave a series of seminars covering various topics ranging from lessons learnedpost-disaster to developing a disaster resilient city, highlighting the role that can be played by theuniversity. Louisiana State University and the University of L’Aquila have now committed to workingtogether to find solutions for disaster preparedness, resiliency and recovery. Charles D’Agostino Executive Director of the Louisiana Business & Technology Center at LSU’s Fulbright Inter-Country Program E. J. Ourso College of BusinessThe Inter-Country grant Program offers significant flexibility to the Fulbright Program making it possibleto bring Fulbright lecturers and researchers in Italy or in Europe to take part in academic meetings,conferences, seminars and other program-related activities organized by Italian or European universities.The Inter-Country Program, administered in collaboration with Fulbright Commissions in Europe, financestravel expenses of the Fulbright researcher or lecturer from the city in Italy or in Europe where he/she iscarrying out his/her Fulbright project to the site of the host institution. 2010 US Scholar Topic University 20 April Gregory Sumner, University of American Literature: The Challenge of Università.di Udine Detroit, Mercy, MI Cosmopolitan Democracy 21 April David Lightfoot, Language acquisition: clues and com- Università di Venezia George Washington University, plexity sciences Gregory Sumner D.C. University of Detroit 21 April Anne Marie O’Healey, Tracce dello sguardo coloniale nelle Università di Macerata Loyola Marymount University, pratiche cinematografiche di oggi Los Angeles, CA 19 May Anne Marie O’Healey, Rappresentare la razza e il genere nel- Università per Loyola Marymount University, la cultura visiva e nel cinema italiano Stranieri di Siena Los Angeles, CA 6
  7. 7. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Fulbright Universitas Fulbright Inter-Country Program2010 US Scholar Topic University19 May Anne Marie O’Healey, “Rappresentare la razza e il Università per Loyola Marymount University, Los genere nella cultura visiva e nel Stranieri di Siena Angeles, CA cinema italiano”19 May Gabriele Camera, “Institutions for Long Run Università di Napoli University of Iowa, Keosauqua, IA Cooperation: Experiments on Markets with frictions”20 May Gabriele Camera, “Cognitive and Experimental Seconda Università di University of Iowa, Keosauqua, IA Economics” Napoli-Capua24 - 25 May Jane Feuer, “Media Mutations.International Università di University of Pittsburgh, Fulbright conference on new audiovisual Bologna Scholar in Germany frontiers“ Gabriele Camera University of Iowa, IA28 May Jane Feuer, “Cult Television Conference” Università di Roma Tre University of Pittsburgh, Fulbright Scholar in Germany3 - 7 May Ann Malone, “A Court Divided: Views of the Centro Italiano di Studi College of William and Mary, United States Supreme Court Americani Williamsburg, VA Justices on Application of ‘Foreign’ Law”; “The Legal Dilemma of Guantanamo Detainees from Bush to Obama”3 - 7 May Betsy Erkkila, “Leaves of Grass 1860: Eros and Centro Italiano di Studi Democracy”; “Walt Whitman, Eros Ann Malone Northwestern University, Fulbright Americani College of William and Mary, VA Scholar in Germany and Democtratic Theory”3 - 7 May Patricia Schroeder, “Robert Johnson’s Deal with the Centro Italiano di Studi Ursinus College Devil: Race, Myth and American Americani Collegeville, PA Identities”; “The Blues as Cultural Paradigm: August Wilson’s The Piano Lesson”3 - 7 May Gregory Sumner, University of “Kurt Vonnegut and the American Centro Italiano di Studi Detroit, Mercy, MI Dream: Mother and Night (1961)” Americani24 May Julie Liss, “American Way of Life and US Embassy Scripps College, Europe in Post-World War II” Claremont, CA23 May - 2 June Ann Malone, “Human Trafficking for ISISC SIRACUSA Anne Marie O’Healy College of William and Mary, Commercial Sexual Exploitation” Loyola Marymount University, CA Williamsburg, VA7 June Leslie Duram, “The Geography of Local Food Università di Scienze Southern Illinois University and Organic Farming” Gastronomiche - Carbondale, Fulbright Scholar in Pollenzo Ireland7 June Gabriele Camera, “Institutions for Long Run Università di Roma University of Iowa, Keosauqua, IA Cooperation: Experiments on “La Sapienza” Markets with frictions” Patricia Schroeder Ursinus College, PA 7
  8. 8. Fulbright - italy NewsletterFulbright Scholarships and Activities in the field of Sustainable Food Consumption and Global Food SecurityThe following section highlights the individual experiences of US and Italian Fulbright grantees in the areaof food.In the last two-three years, the Fulbright Program has witnessed the interest of several studentsand scholars, both from Italy and the US, in food consumption. The role of nutrition in preventing chronicdiseases has been a topic of research in both countries, with the US scholars and students showing agreat interest in the social and cultural aspects of food consumption in Italy while bringing their ownexpertise on latest research and developments related to topics such as functional foods and the effectsof wild blueberries on cardiovascular physiology and metabolism. Experiences are shared between Italyand the US on increasing children’s fruit and vegetable consumption and on promoting cultural diversityby embedding food production within a territory as promoted and practiced by the Slow Food movement.Other scholars have focused on aspects related to food from production through market delivery,such as research on invasive species, development and marketing of ecologically compatiblebiotechnologies, including the use of value chain models to analyze the interactions between societyand natural resources and their management.The linkages between the micro dimensions of locally embedded food production, includingorganic farming, and the macro and global dimensions of food production vis-à-vis increasingworld population were presented and discussed by Fulbright scholars at an international workshopjointly organized by the Fulbright Commission and the University of Gastronomic Sciences. Food ConsumptionThe role of nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases and Nutrition Stefano Vendrame, Graduate Student 2010 from Università degli Studi di Milano to University of MaineIn post-industrial countries, the main causes of death are no longer represented by acute infections,as it was less then a century ago. However, long-latency multi-factorial chronic diseases such ascardiovascular diseases, cancer, diabetes, pulmonary diseases and neurodegenerative diseases havea growing impact on people’s health and constitute a big economic burden for our society. The riskof developing these pathologies is influenced both by genetic and environmental factors. Among theenvironmental factors, there are many lifestyle factors that each individual can control in a relativelyeasy way. We know for a fact that a well-balanced diet is paramount not only to avoid nutritionaldeficiencies or excesses, but also to maintain good health and reduce the risk of chronic diseases.The main objective of the research activity I would like to carry out during my doctoral program inthe United States to investigate the role of nutrition in the prevention of chronic diseases following anevidence-based approach, with particular focus on the effects of dietary habits as well as specific foodsor compounds by means of intervention studies on humans, studies in cell culture and on animal models.Such studies will be designed to predict and monitor the effect of food consumption, both short termand long term, on physiological mechanisms as well as markers such as oxidative stress, inflammation,endothelial function and cardiovascular risk. These findings should also be integrated with a nutrigenomicapproach, using the most recent findings in the field of personalized nutrition in order to differentiate theindividual effects of different foods and food components on the basis of individual genetic characteristics.Italy: Food, Culture and Health Emily Ventura, Graduate Student 2009 from University of Southern California to University of Gastronomic Sciences, ColornoDuring my doctoral work in Preventive Medicine, I discovered a striking disconnect between thefields of nutrition science and gastronomy, the art and science of good eating. As a Fulbright scholar,I worked to integrate these two disciplines, which I believe is an imperative step in preventingchronic disease. Considering that Italy is a global leader in the field of gastronomy, I explored theprotective health effects of gastronomy in Italian culture. Dr. Emily Ventura at a local farmers ‘market in Bologna. 8
  9. 9. Fulbright - italy NewsletterFood Dudes Food Consumption Giovanni Presti, Scholar in Residence 2009 and Nutrition from Università IULM di Milano to California State University Stanislaus (CSU)Prof. Presti taught two courses in Applied Behavior Analysis, a research seminar and a class in behaviormodification where students were requested to complete a self-change project. He shared with theCalifornia State University Stanislaus (CSU) his research experience in Sicily on a project called FoodDudes that tries to address the problem of increasing children’s food and vegetable consumption. Thisprogram is part of an international effort that involves the University of Bangor, in North Wales, IULM,in Milan, Board BIA in Ireland and now CSU Stanislaus. Part of Dr. Presti’s time was also devoted toworking with the Faculties of the Nursing School and Social Workers that are developing an Americanversion of the program.Clinical Nutrition Dorothy Klimis-Zacas, Senior Specialist 2008 from Universityof Maine to University of MilanDorothy Klimis-Zacas, Ph.D., professor of Clinical Nutrition, University of Maine, Orono, Maine, wasa Fulbright Senior Specialist to the University of Milan, Department of Food Science, Technology andMicrobiology (DiSTAM) for six weeks from May 15 till June 30, 2008. She taught in the areas of herexpertise on lipids and cardiovascular disease and developed a graduate course on grant-writing forextramural funding. She also lectured on dietary standards in the US and Europe, on “Novel Approachesto Study the Effects of Wild Blueberries on Cardiovascular Physiology and Metabolism” and on“Functional Foods: From Basic Science to Marketing and Health Claims”.Italy: Food, Culture and Health Kathryn Andersen, Graduate Student 2008 from Princeton University to University of Gastronomic Sciences, BraKathryn Andersen spent nine months in the small town of Bra, in the Piedmont, to study Italian cheese,its production and distribution channels. For Kathryn “Cheese is an ideal part of the Italian system forsustainable food and agriculture because its production is a way in which small farmers all over thepeninsula can produce a product, using centuries-old traditions, that can be aged and sold around theworld.By spending time with farmers, their cows, sheep, and goats, their vendors, and their consumers,I saw firsthand how famous cheeses such as Castelmagno, Grana Padano, Provolone, Ragusano,Parmigiano Reggiano, Gorgonzola, and even Bitto were produced.For me, the Fulbright experience was as much about studying the past as it was thinking about thefuture, in the context of the daily actions of eating. Food acts as the underpinning of a culture – wedevelop relationships by sitting down to a meal and we solidify traditions by producing the same productswith specific agricultural methods over centuries of civilization.”Sustainable Agriculture and Food Production Carlo Baggi, Scholar in Residence 2008 from Slow Food-founded University of Gastronomic Sciences in Italy to Chattahoochee Technical CollegeDr Baggi spent six months at the Culinary Arts Program of Chattahoochee Technical College inGeorgia where he developed a course on food history and anthropology, culinary traditions andtechniques, and environmental and social issues related to sustainable food production, as wellas the impact that food choices have in a globalized world. He had the opportunity to discusssustainability issues with the American Culinary Federation, organic agriculture with local farmers,and traditional food-ways with both local shopkeepers and larger food retailers like Whole Foods.Following the same philosophy, the college is involved in the important task of implementingsustainability approaches in all its major activities, from recycling of paper and plastic, to sourcinglocal, organic and seasonal foods for the curriculum menus, composting food waste, growing aroof-top garden and using eco-friendly kitchenware and cleaning detergents. He establishedcontacts with the local community, as well as with organizations such as Georgia Organics, theGeorgia Restaurant Association, Slow Food USA and Slow Food Atlanta. 9
  10. 10. Fulbright - italy Newsletter From Sustainable Production ToResearch on invasive pest to chestnut trees Market Delivery Ignazio Graziosi, Graduate Student 2010 from Università degli Studi di Bologna to University of KentuckyMy research field is forest ecology and forest protection, and my objective is to follow a Ph.D. programin entomology in the US. My aim is to achieve a sound knowledge on a specific issue: the invasive pest,known as the Oriental Chestnut Gall Wasp (CGW), which has been recently introduced also in Italy.CGW (Dryocosmus kuriphilus) is one of the greatest causes of damage to the chestnut tree at aworldwide level. It is an insect of Chinese origin, which attacks exclusively chestnut trees inducing theformation of galls on shoots. CGW infestations cause plant decline and death, and dramatic loss inchestnuts production (80%). The insect was accidentally introduced in Japan in the 40’s, in Korea in the60’s and in the United States in the 70’s. In these countries the pest has become widespread: CGW canspread easily thanks to the transfer of infected plant material and to the natural dispersal of flying adults.The use of pesticides was unsuccessful: the most effective means of control is through biological controlbased on the use of its natural enemies (mainly parasite insects). This method was initiated in Japan inthe 80’s and has been successfully established in both Asia and the United States. At present the mainresearch centers working on Chestnut Gall Wasp are in Japan and in the US. The pest also reachedEurope: in spring 2002 the insect was detected in Italy. The European chestnut is one of the most importanttree species in my country: chestnut stands represent 10% of Italian forests. Italy is also one of the biggestchestnut producers in the world. Chestnut growing for fruit and wood production has a key role in thelocal economy of mountain areas in many regions, mainly in Campania, Lazio, Piedmont, Tuscany andEmilia-Romagna. CGW is a serious forest protection matter, since it threatens the vitality of trees, naturalecosystems and the forest environmental value, but it could also be a heavy social and economic problemfor the Italian mountain communities, as it strikes chestnut production an it weakens orchard productivity.Testing the Enemy Release Hypothesis: The Role of Parasites in the Spread ofan Invasive Species Russel Burke, Research Scholar 2009 from Fordham University, New York to Museo Civico di Zoologia, RomeAnimal and plant invasions create serious medical problems, imperil native species, and cost humancommerce and industry billions of dollars. Unfortunately, no one knows why some species caninvade while others can’t. My research tests the Enemy Release Hypothesis (ERH), which suggeststhat species invading new locations without either parasites or predators from their origins are mostlikely to succeed. The Italian Wall Lizard (Podarcis sicula) and the Common Wall Lizard (P. muralis)are native to Italy and have been introduced to five locations in North America, where they are nowcommon and spreading. These lizards provide a tremendous opportunity to investigate the ecology andevolution of a recently introduced species and to test the ERH.Genetic work has shown where thesepopulations originated, and I already have the North American parasite and predator data needed foran ERH test. Collections in their native habitat (Lazio and Toscana) come next. The methodologyis simple and reliable. Both lizard species are common, neither is legally protected, and legal USimportation is easy. I will catch lizards by hand in urban and suburban habitats in Toscana April-July2009, a representative reproductive season. Analysis will take place there and back in my lab in the US.Discovery, development and marketing of “environmentally friendly” biopesticides Luca Ruiu, Fulbright-BEST 2009 from Università degli Studi di Sassari to University of Santa ClaraMy project is focused on the discovery, development and marketing of safe and ecologically compatiblebiotechnologies applied to the management of insect pests of agricultural, medical and veterinaryimportance. Indeed, the use of chemicals is causing public concerns and real risks for the environmentand human health. I develop alternative strategies to chemical pest control, involving the use of “naturallyoccurring” and “environmentally friendly” microbial agents. The essence of this strategy is to discover andemploy very specific natural enemies of insect pests, for example, a bacterial, viral and fungal diseaseagent which affects only a particular insect pest species, and is harmless for humans and other organisms.Bioecopest, Luca Ruiu’s new startup company, recently won the first prize, the National Award for Innovation,at the Start Cup Sardegna, the largest business plan competition in Italy. Bioecopest develops naturalinnovative solutions to meet the growing demand for environmentally-friendly pest management products.Luca worked on the development of Bioecopest during his stay at University of Santa Clara as a FulbrightBEST scholar enrolled in the 2008/2009 Certificate in Technology Entrepreneurship program. Bioecopestreceived 60,000 Euros and a certificate of merit from the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. 10
  11. 11. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Sustainable Food ConsumptionSustainable Agriculture Value Chains Model and Global Food Security Daniele Guidi, Research Scholar 2010 from Università degli Studi di Siena to Harvard UniversityA core question of Sustainability Science is what system of incentive structures can effectivelyimprove social capacity to govern nature/society interactions. This research hypothesis is thatevidence can be collected/analyzed on agro-enterprise approaches which can address sustainabilitychallenges, particularly if blended with scientific knowledge exchange, local cultures values, accessto capital and natural resources management. Designing appropriate evaluation frameworks, ableto validate policy support, is one key element to address the most critical barriers to the adoption ofscience-based solutions for sustainable agriculture, which are often not technological/ economic in nature .Fulbright - University of Gastronomic Sciences International Workshop:“Local Food Systems and Critical Issues of Global Food Policy”An international Workshop on “Local Food Systems and Critical Issues of Global Food Policy” washeld on 7 June 2010 at the University of Gastronomic Sciences with the participation of the Food andAgriculture Organization of the United Nations, several Fulbrighters and international students involvedin study and research on food, nutrition and agriculture, including Prof. Leslie Duram, Fulbright Scholarat the National University of Ireland.The Workshop highlighted the global and local dimensions of sustainability and the linkages betweenthe physical environment and production as well as consumption and health on a global scale. Based Prof. Leslie Duram’s Presentation:on the work of the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations, it gave information on the The Geography Local Food and Organicprojected demand for food at the global level up to year 2050 and discussed the challenges to be faced Farmingto meet such demand, including the reduction of GHG emissions; at the same time, it provided evidenceon the persistence of the hunger problem and its coexistence with obesity increases worldwide. Organicfarming was presented by Prof. Duram as a method of producing crops which promotes biodiversity andsoil quality thereby maintaining and enhancing ecological harmony as well as connecting producers andconsumers. The active involvement of civil society in food and agriculture policy-making at the global levelwas discussed by Dr. Quieti. She highlighted the emergence of a transnational food movement and theiractivism in promoting alternative perspectives on the way food is produced, consumed and traded worldwide.On consumption, Dr. Emily Ventura reported on her experience, as an expert in diabetes prevention inoverweight youth, with children responding better to the farmers’ markets and cooking classes than tomore traditional forms of nutrition education as well as her research on the relationship between familyshopping and cooking habits and metabolic health in youth. Dr. Maria Grazia Quieti (Executive Director, The US-Italy Fulbright Commission) and Prof. Simone Cinotto (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Coordinator Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award). From left to right: Carlo Baggi (Fulbright Scholar-in-Residence, at Chattahoochee College, GA, USA), Emily Ventura (Fulbright US Graduate Student to UNISG), Leslie Duram (Fulbright Scholar at the National University of Ireland), Brittany Goodrich (Recipient of the Fulbrigh/Casten Family Foundation Award, UNIGS Colorno), Materne Maetz (Sr. Policy Officer, FAO), Maria Grazia Quieti (Executive Director, The US-Italy Fulbright Commission), Simone Cinotto (University of Gastronomic Sciences, Coordinator Fulbright/Casten Family Foundation Award). 11
  12. 12. Fulbright - italy NewsletterFulbrighters’ Publications and Works Publications and Works“Birds of passage”: i musicisti napoletani a New York (1895-1940)by Simona FrascaTra i repertori italiani in dialetto, la canzone napo- italiana negli Stati Uniti è intervenuta a rendereletana ha contribuito più di ogni altro alla nascita questo repertorio, legato ad ambienti e luoghidella canzone popular’/commerciale nazionale. specifici, uno dei primi esempi moderni di musicaNapoli è stato uno dei principali centri per la transnazionale con alcuni caratteri specifici dellamusica di intrattenimento con il suo elevato nu- global era.mero di sale da concerto, teatri musicali, editori,maestri di musica ed esecutori. L’emigrazione Frasca, S. (2010). Birds of Passage. I musicisti napoletani e New York (1895-1940). Lucca, Lim 2010. 215.Mediating debate through on-line large-scale argumentation: Evidencefrom the fieldby Luca IandoliWeb 2.0 technologies, such as forums and wikis, in 3 weeks, what is to our knowledge theare enabling an explosion of global knowledge largest single online argument map ever builtsharing through distributed large-scale (around 5000 posts). Our results show that (i)conversations, but they seem to be less successful users were able to quickly and comprehensivelyat supporting collaborative explore and map the debate on the selecteddeliberation around complex and controversial discussion topic; (ii) substantial moderationquestions. In order to cope with this was needed to ensure that the argumentlimitation, many scholars have proposed to adopt map was well-organized and users wereon-line argumentation platforms to improve confident with the argumentation formalism; (iii)information visualization, organization and considerable out-of-the map communicationreuse. However, such research has mostly occurred, possibly as a way to allow forfocused on the design of adequate argumentbased conversational flows inhibited by the argumentationknowledge formalisms. Less attention formalism, (iv) formal rating ofhas been paid to the empirical analysis of contributions favored exploration of the map,actual interactions mediated by understanding the debate structure,argumentation technology with reasonably large user and improving the quality of content.communities. In this paper, we present anin-depth analysis of the data obtained in the Gurkan, A. ;Iandoli, L. ;Klein, M.; Zollo, G. (2010). Mediating debate through on-line large-scale argumentation:empirical test of an argumentation platform Evidence from the field. Information Sciences 180: 3686-3702.where a 160-member community created,Estimation of In-Canopy Ammonia Sources and Sinks in a Fertilized Zea mays Fieldby Gabriel G. KatulAn analytical model was developed to processes in air quality models are necessarydescribe in-canopy vertical distribution of to explore the impact of agricultural field levelammonia (NH3) sources and sinks and vertical management practices on regional air quality.fluxes in a fertilized Moreover, there are agronomic and environmentalagricultural setting using measured benefits to timing liquid fertilizerin-canopy mean NH3 concentration and wind applications as close to canopy closure as possible.speed profiles.This model was applied to quan- Finally, given the large withincanopy mean NH3tify in-canopy air-surface exchange rates concentration gradients in such agriculturaland above-canopy NH3 fluxes in a fertilized settings, a discussion about the suitabil-corn (Zea mays) field. Modeled air-canopy NH3 ity of the proposed model is also presented.fluxes agreed well with independent above-canopy flux estimates. Based on the model Bash, Jesse O. ; Walker, John T. ; Katul, Gabriel G. ; Jones, Matthew R. ; Nemitz, Eiko ; Robarge, Wayne. (2010) Estimation ofresults, the urea fertilized soil surface was a in-canopy ammonia sources and sinks in a fertilized Zea Maysconsistent source of NH3 one month follow- field. Environmental Science and Technology, 44 (5). the fertilizer application, whereas thevegetation canopy was typically a net NH3 sinkwith the lower portion of the canopy being aconstant sink. The model results suggested thatthe canopy was a sink for some 70% of the es-timated soil NH3 emissions. A logical conclu-sion is that parametrization of within-canopy 12
  13. 13. Fulbright - italy NewsletterFulbrighters’ Publications and Works Publications and WorksTonnare in Italy: Science, History and Culture of Sardinian Tuna Fishingby Katherine B. EmeryThrough a case study of a Sardinian tonnara, tourist and real-estate industries, arethis article provides an interdisciplinary look at contributing to the destruction of marinethe science, culture, and history of fishing in the ecosystems. The synthesis presented hereMediterranean. The Mediterranean Sea and offers a unique perspective combining historical,the crystalline waters of Sardinia, in particular, scientific, and cultural factors important to oneare currently confronting a paradox of marine Sardinian tonnara in the context of a larger globalpreservation. On the one hand, Italian coastal debate about Atlantic bluefin tuna conservation.resources are prized nationally and internationallyfor their natural beauty as well as Emery, Katherine B. (2010). Tonnare in Italy: Science,economic and recreational uses. On the other hand, History and Culture of Sardinian Tuna Fishingdeep-seated Italian cultural values and traditions, California Italian Studies Journal.such as the desire for high-quality fresh fish inlocal cuisines and the continuity of ancient fishingcommunities, as well as the demands ofHow a psychologist informed economics: The case of Sidney Siegelby Alessandro InnocentiIn the 1950s before Kahneman and Tversky Although his legacy was paramount in the work ofshowed how behavioral economics could bring the Nobel Prize winner Vernon Smith, Siegeleconomics and psychology into a unified endorsed a very different approach to makingframework, a social psychologist, Sidney Siegel, interdisciplinary research effective.entered the realm of economics and laid thefoundation of experimental economics. This Innocenti, A. (2010). How a Psychologist Informed Economics: The Case of Sidney Siegel”, Journal of Economicpaper gives an assessment of Siegel’s effort Psychology. Vol. 31, n. meld psychology and economics and showsthat Siegel was not only a contributor to themethodology of experimental economics butalso a pioneer of behavioral economics.Sostenibilità e GreenEconomy. Quarto Settore. Competitività, Strategie e ValoreAggiunto per le imprese del terzo millennioby Paolo RicottiÈ possibile applicare i “Principi Naturali” Sotto la lente di questo nuovo modello di mer-all’economia di mercato? È possibile conciliare cato è possibile osservare come le enunciazioniil “Profitto” con lo Sviluppo Sostenibile? di base dello Sviluppo Sostenibile siano fi-Quali sono gli strumenti gestionali e i fattori critici nalmente conciliabili con un’evoluzioneper le imprese sostenibili ed eccellenti? positiva e durevole della nostra civiltà.Utilizzando i principi naturali come Ricotti, P. (2010). Sostenibilità e Green Economy. Quartoparametri per l’osservazione dell’attuale modello Settore. Competitività , Strategie e Valore Aggiunto per leeconomico si può configurare quel nuovo para- imprese del terzo millennio. Franco Angeli.digma sostenibile di mercato e della societàcivile tanto perseguito e auspicato datutti negli ultimi anni, definito “Quarto Settore”in quanto omogeneizza sotto un’unicaprospettiva gli altri tre oggi esistenti.Transcellular biosynthesis of eicosanoidsby Angelo SalaThe metabolism of arachidonic acid into that eicosanoids are often the result of cell-cellbiologically active compounds involves the interactions involving the transfer of biosyntheticsequential activity of a number of enzymes, intermediates, such as the chemically reactivesometimes showing a unique expression profile PGH2 and LTA4, between different cells. The main metabolic pathways,namely the cyclooxygenases and the Sala, A. (2010). Transcellular biosynthesis of eicosanoids. Pharmacological Reports, 2010, 62, 503-610, ISSN 1734-11405-lipoxygenase , both generate chemicallyunstable intermediates: prostaglandin (PG) H2and leukotriene (LT) A4, respectively. These aretransformed by secondary enzymes into a varietyof chemical structures known collectively as thelipid mediators. Although some cells expressall the enzymes necessary for the production ofbiologically active compounds, it has been shown 13
  14. 14. Fulbright - italy NewsletterEcclesiastes rose, Penelope my Martian temple dancerby Jeremiah Hulsebos-SpoffordJeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford, US Fulbright Grant- Ecclesiastes rose, Penelope my Martian templeee 2009-2010, an American artist working mainly dancer is a figurehead, sitting at the helm of a yearlongin sculpture and performance, presented a new project carried out with the support of the Fulbrightwork - Ecclesiastes rose, Penelope my Martian grant. The project spans volunteerism, traditionaltemple dancer - in Mondello, Sicily, among the Sicilian boat building and cultural exchange andfishing boats from June 30th - July 7th 2010. uses sculpture as a platform for narrative building Jeremiah Hulsebos-Spofford and dated science fiction romance. US Graduate Student, 2009-10 News2010 Nobel Prize Winner Peter A. DiamondCongratulations to Fulbright Program Alumni Professor Diamond’s analysis of search markets,Peter A. Diamond on being named 2010 Nobel in collaboration with the work of fellow laureatesPrize Winner in Economics. Dale Mortensen and Christopher Pissarides, formulated a theoretical framework for searchPeter A. Diamond, Ph.D., Fulbright Scholar markets, stating, “The Laureates’ models help usAlumnus and Institute Professor / professor of understand the ways in which unemployment, jobEconomics at MIT, was in Italy as Distinguished vacancies, and wages are affected by regulationChair at the University of Siena in 1999 where he and economic policy.”carried out research on social insurance theory. Prof. Peter A. Diamond Fulbright Scholar to Italy, 1999-2000Palazzo Jules Maidoff for the Visual Arts - Florence, 18 November 2010On 18 November 2010 Palazzo Jules Maidoff for the world. He is the founder of one of the most im-the Visual Arts was inaugurated in Florence. portant international schools of art in Europe, SACIJules Maidoff was a Fulbright student in Florence (Studio Art Centers International). For 35 years,in 1956. From that moment his life would never be SACI in Florence has helped form thousands ofthe same: “I sensed that Italy was a place I already young artists from many nations.knew”. Maidoff is a tireless “visionary” who hashad more than 200 one-person exhibitions aroundFulbright Meeting & Orientation for Italian Grantees, Rome, 24 June 2010Prof. Amato, Italian Fulbright Grantee in 1962/63 and former Italian Prime Minister, speaks with ItalianFulbright Grantees prior to their departure to the United States.Forthcoming: The IX International Forum of Studies “S.A.V.E. Heritage”The IX International Forum of Studies titled local experiences for the preservation of cultural,S.A.V.E. Heritage will be held in Capri from 9 to architectural, archaeological, landscape and envi- From left to right: Maria Grazia Quieti (Executive Director, The US-Italy Fulbright11 June 2011. Two Fulbright scholars, Jonathan ronmental heritage. For more information: Commission), David Mees ( Vice- ChairmanReich (California Polytechnic State University) and The US Italy Fulbright Commission),James Kushner (Southwestern Law School, Los Prof. Giuliano AmatoAngeles) will contribute to the discussions on theJoin State Alumni CommunityBuild upon your exchange experience and explore programs. It provides opportunities for alumni tothe various opportunities available to you from network with each other, develop their careers,State Alumni: ALUMNI.STATE.GOV and stay in touch with the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, thus helping to extend theirThe State Alumni website is an online community exchange experience.of alumni of U.S. government-sponsored exchange 14
  15. 15. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 Fulbright Outreach Activities Fulbright Commission Educational AdvisingThe US - Italy Fulbright Commission has an Information Service about educational opportunities in the US, certified by EducationUSA.EducationUSA is a global network of more than 400 advising centers supported by the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs atthe U.S. Department of State ( . The Fulbright Information Service strives to provide accurate,comprehensive, current and unbiased information on different aspects of education in the United States, such as: the range of highereducation institutions, standardized admission tests, internships, study visas and study of English language.How does the Commission provide information on educational opportunities in the US?It uses a wide range of media and modalities: the website, e-mail, telephone, Skype, book resources, flyers, brochures, individual andgroup meetings, visits at Italian Universities, attendance at educational fairs as well as social media such as Facebook, Twitter, SlideShare and YouTube. It also relies on its networks of Fulbright alumni and partner institutions. All of these media and modalities are anintegral part of the Commission’s communication and outreach strategy that addresses both the target groups of the Fulbrightscholarships (university undergraduate students, researchers, professors) and of young students wishing to study in the US, evenwithout a Fulbright scholarship. Fulbright Commission’s You Tube Educational Advising: Social MediaOn May 2010 the Fulbright Commission launched a Facebook page and a Twitter account, open to all, in order to promote theactivities of the Commission and the dissemination of the news coming directly from US colleges and Universities. ThroughFacebook and Twitter pages Italian and US students and scholars are constantly informed of activities organized by the FulbrightCommission such as visits to Italian Universities, Educational Fairs and Information Sessions held at the Advising Centers in Rome andNaples. Every week, the Fulbright Commission promotes the dissemination of EducationUSA Weekly Update, the newsletter edited byEducationUSA. The Newsletter provides news coming from US colleges and Universities, applicationadmission announcements as well as information about financial aid offers for international students. To datethe Fulbright Commission page on Facebook counts 1,380 fans: JOIN US ON FACEBOOK & TWITTER! 15
  16. 16. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Fulbright Outreach Activities Educational Advising: Meetings at Italian UniversitiesThe US-Italy Fulbright Commission organized numerous visits to Italian Universities during 2010,in collaboration with the International Offices of the Universities and with Fulbright alumni, as shownbelow. During these visits, the Advisors of the Commission and selected Fulbright alumni met withstudents, researchers and professors and provided information and answered queries on study orresearch opportunities in the US with or without a Fulbright scholarship. 2010 University 2010 University 14 January Università di Milano 22 October Università di Ferrara 25 February Università di Torino 22 October Università di Modena 4 March Università di Milano 25 October Expo Studi all’Estero Fulbright Presentation: Roma Università Federico II, Napoli, November 11 2010 18 March Università di Pavia 4 November Università di Pisa 23 March Seconda Università 9 November Università di Catania di Napoli 15 April Expo Europe 11 November Università degli Studi Road Show Roma Federico II di Napoli 16 April Expo Europe 15 November Università di Bari Road Show Milano 22 April Università di Trieste 15 November Università di Verona 23 April Universita’ di Trieste 16 November Università di Foggia 27 April Youth International Forum 16 November Università di Trento Fulbright Presentation: Roma Università di Cagliari, October 7, 2010 28 April Università di Pisa 17 November Università Bicocca di Milano 26 May Università di Firenze 18 November Salone Italiano dell’Educazione di Genova 3 June Università di Bergamo 18 November Università della Calabria 7 October Università di Cagliari 22 November Università di Palermo 11 October Università del Molise 23 November Università Ca’Foscari di Venezia 12 October Istituto Universitario 23 November Università IUAV di Venezia di Scienze Motorie, Roma Fulbright Presentation: 14 October Politecnico di Milano 24 November Università del Salento Università del Molise, October 11, 2010 14 October Università Cattolica 30 November Università Federico II del Sacro Cuore di Milano di Napoli 15 October Università IULM 10 December Università della Tuscia Libera universita’ di Lingue di Viterbo e Comunicazione 15 October Università Statale di Milano 13 December Università di Torino 18 October Università di Roma Tre 13 December Università del Piemonte Orientale 20 October Università degli Studi 14 December Politecnico di Torino di Roma “La Sapienza” 21 October Università Bocconi di Milano 15 December Università di Roma Tor Vergata Fulbright Presentation: Expo Studi all’Estero, April 15, Roma 21 October Qs Graduate School Tour Qs Top Mba, Milano 16
  17. 17. Fulbright - italy Newsletter Issue 6, Fall 2010 The Commission thanks Partners and Donors Gli Amici del Professore Carlo Maria Santoro Cooperating Agencies and Institutions Fulbright-BEST Donors 17